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Fishing Kings Game App For iPhone - Tips, Hints, Cheats

Fishing Kings is a game app for the iPhone and iPad. Even if you are not a fan of fishing, fishing kings is still a great game with lots of enjoyable features. This article will review the game and also give you some fishing kings tips and hints on how to play the game.

Fishing Kings


What Is Fishing Kings


Fishing kings is an iPhone app from by Gameloft. This is basically a fishing game where the object of the game is to catch fish. Although that sounds very simple, fishing kings is actually a very involved game with lots of different features and modes of game play. There are lots of challenges and missions to get involved in and the game really will keep people interested for a long while.

When you open the app you have the chance to join up to Gameloft live. This gives you the ability to register your fishing kings high scores and keep track of where you are on the leader boards in relation to other players. You can also change a few of the options such as sound level, music level, voice level and turn the vibration on and off. You can also change the language, the standard setting is English but there are eight other languages to choose from.

Game Snapshot



When you click on ‘Go Fishing’ you are taken to a large map. Here you are asked to select a location where you would like to fish. At first there are only a few places you can fish, you must complete certain levels to unlock new locations. On the right of the screen there are also options to view your tackle, diary, guide and PDA. As you progress through the game you earn money to purchase new lures, rods and other bits and pieces. The better your tackle, the better your chances of catching a big fish.

When you have selected a location you can start to actually fish. You are stationed on the back of a boat usually. You have a marker out on the water that you can move around, this is where you will cast to. Flip your iPhone or iPad back and then flip forward. This will cast your line out. The lure will land and then start to sink, now you can see any fish in the area, the idea is to catch the biggest and best fish which will in turn earn you new levels and money to buy new tackle.



Tips, Hints, Cheats

When it comes to hints and tips for fishing kings, the best advice is to practice. When it comes to hooking a fish you must be patient and careful not to snap your line. You need to slowly reel the fish in but stop if the line tension meter goes into the red. You also need to move to the left and right as the fish tries to free itself from you line. When the fish is exhausted then it’s time to start reeling him in, but be aware that he will get a second wind and try to escape again. When you get your catch near the boat you need to flip your device to land the catch.

If you are looking for cheats for fishing kings then there are some cheats out there. If you look online there are a few patches you can download which give you lots of money and give you all the available tackle. Although I think that really using fishing king cheats spoils the game somewhat. To get the most out of this game you should really complete all the levels yourself and enjoy it that way. One thing I will say about this game, it's easy to get hooked, you will find yourself up all night playing this, so make sure you drink plenty of coffee!


Fishing kings is really an excellent game with so much to enjoy. This is the kind of game that will keep players involved for ages as there is so many different things to aim for and achieve. The graphics are very good, the sounds is simple but good, the voices can be slightly irritating but they are easy to turn off. If you like fishing then fishing kings is a game you will really enjoy. If you are not a fan of fishing then the fishing kings app for the iPhone is still something that you will really enjoy.

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Christian on July 17, 2017:

Having trouble on catching a tench have the right lure but it's always a catfish that goes after the lure

Huy on September 18, 2015:

Because you don't have enough level rate

Torie on August 17, 2015:

I'm on level 30 I've completed all missions but it won't let me go to level 31 help

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Huy on June 17, 2015:

You can even catch baracuda in level one

Carl on May 18, 2015:

How do you catch a barracuda on level 25

Ali on May 07, 2015:

Where are the rainbow trout and how do you catch them? I've been looking for weeks and just can find them! Please help!

belladonna88 on April 04, 2015:

i'm stuck in catch sharks mission 3. i can't find a single shark in the old aquarium - bahamas. please help

Huy on February 14, 2015:

Choose Rattler lure and same kind of that lures, go to Taupo corner in Australia lake and then to the right beside the house, you will see there

Will on January 14, 2015:

how do you catch bullhead?????

Huy on January 05, 2015:

I have just caught a blue marlin weight 496.8lb and 165 in.Really hard to believe but it isn't

Huy on January 02, 2015:

Flathead mullet vs yellow eyed mullet: if you see a yellow eyed fish that was yellow eyed mullet. If that a white eyed fish there was flathead mullet.

Huy on January 01, 2015:

(Hi there has anyone done level 39 yet if so how do we catch grouper fish?) Perry you don't have to reach level 39, choose spoon lure and go to open sea in Bahamas then turn your left really little bit so groupers are in there.

Huy on January 01, 2015:

Catch salmon: choose surface bobber or the same kind of lure.go to Naheul huapi , in the corner lake. So

1 on your maximum left side there were salmon and grass carp in there

You need to reel the lure to attract salmon so that they will bite your lure.

Catch blue marlin: choose surface bobber (90% attraction) .(i have caught about 16-18blue marlin maximum weight is 471,8lb and 149 in) in the Bahamas open sea, on your maximum left side there were blue marlins.

1 blue marlins have to near from you about 2 blue marlins so: reel your lure when it starts coming to you, tift the lure ( move your iPad,iPhone on your right side) ( if blue marlin turn around when you stop reeling your lure, whenever you reel tift again, they never bite) ( IF it don't turn around and just go ahead to you, keep tifting, don't reel until blue marlin bite )

Those instruction based on people skills named ( fish attraction).

Thank you for reading on April 13, 2014:

I have been playing the game called Fishing King. It stops for no reason

Starts over I've lost money, I've lost points. Is there anyway that you can fix this. If not I'm taking it off my iPhone and iPad.

Bultacorock on September 17, 2013:

Just wait a while that's what happens when you try to cast and you don't have any energy

hithere on September 16, 2013:

I cant seem to catch the Brook trout they come up to my lure which is the recommended lure and then turn away.... does anyone know what I should be doing?


Jim on September 09, 2013:

Same problem here. Any solutions?

Tina on August 29, 2013:

I have the same problem as the person above. I try to cast and it says items list not available!? How do I fix this?

denisse on August 20, 2013:

how do i catch salmon?

Caroline on May 20, 2013:

Alot of times I will try to cast and it will say items list not available at the time. It will do this alot and so I can't cast. Has this happened to anyone else and if so how do I fix this!!!??? HELP!

diego on April 26, 2013:

im stuck in the rainbow troath, its impossible!

Advm1 on April 17, 2013:

The game started me over and dumped all the money I paid for... Please help

Perry on April 10, 2013:

Hi there has anyone done level 39 yet if so how dowe catch grouper fish

Steve on February 13, 2013:

For yellow perch, fish shallow, in the sandy shore area, fish will take whilst static on the drop!

Ss on January 26, 2013:

How the heck do you catch yellow perch? Can't get them to bite for nothing !!!

Pablo on January 26, 2013:

Try a very slow retrieve for tench. When the lure is retrieved slowly it doesn't seem to attract the catfish only tench. Additionally, I have read about people's games resetting on them. This almost happened to me. I opened the app and it asked for my name and said, "Let's go fishing" like it was the first time I played. I exited the app and then killed it in task killer. When I reopened everything was fine. I have done this twice now and saved all my info. If you are prompted to enter you name like it's starting over don't do anything. Just kill the app and open it again. Thank god because I would've quit.

Tench on January 18, 2013:

CAn't catch enough tench in five minutes...bullheads always come grab it first even when casting at the water ripple. Any advice?

Answers on December 15, 2012:

To catch a rainbow trout it is the same as a grass carp don't move the lure and let it sit.

Scott on December 14, 2012:

Help I can't catch a rainbow trout can anyone tell me how

Questions on December 13, 2012:

Stuck on amazon mission 10 ARG!!! Help!!!!!

Answers on December 09, 2012:

Well not nessisarily a 2 pounder

Answers on December 08, 2012:

I'm back! I know where the rainbow smelt is go to Lake Erie with a jig lure then click Brest Bay when it loads you will see plants on the VERY far right now the rainbow smelt is on the right of the plants where you can't cast let your lure sit on the ground and ward off yellow perch A 2 pound rainbow smelt should bite. Good luck!

Answers on December 06, 2012:

If you are having the problem where you can't catch a brook trout and complete the mission here's how when the screen just loads in where you cast your line you will see ripples in the water. Cast THERE and let your bait sit

Silver on November 13, 2012:

Make sure you are catching flathead mullet. Some of the fish look very similar. Also, i noticed some people mentioned they had to restart their game from the begining because the game reset by itself. This happened to me. When I loaded the game I was at the menu where you have to pick a fisherman to start a new game. DO NOT pick a new fisherman and start a new game. All you have to do is turn off your device and when you reload the game all of your progress will still be there. This has happened to me 2 times and I was able to continue my game by simply restarting.

Frustrated on November 02, 2012:

On the flathead mullet mission in nz whenever I catch a flathead mullet it says its the wrong fish help plz

George on October 28, 2012:

How do you find the barracudas on the old aquarium help please.

Robert on October 28, 2012:

Hi just starting but can't get out the shop

Fisherjjj on October 27, 2012:


Cast out at right toward the second net's element. Reel in near the bottom, Macarls are ~24 ft from the boat, use suggested lure

Martono on October 22, 2012:

Please kindly help me to catch 2 king mackarel on lv 31. What should I do? What kind of lure should i use?

Martono on October 21, 2012:

Anyone,please help me to pass mission 31. I was stuck on it for a long time.

Fisherjjj on October 01, 2012:


First of all you should get 3* every challenge to earn all the missions' xp but from level 30 aren't enough. It means that you must fish in free mode a lot to unlock levels, to me grass carps in taupo are the best 'cause most of them have more than 1000 xp each. A shark or marlyn have average of 800 xp...

Fishermansfriend on September 30, 2012:

@fisherjjj thanks! It worked but now I'vejust finished lake eyre challenge 10 and didn't get any new missions, do I have to do something to activate it?

Fisherjjj on September 29, 2012:


To catch snappers, once you see the snappers, just stay motionless, the bait will sit on the bottom and the snapper will eat. Sometime is useful let the bait sit on a rock so you have more "skyline" to look to.

Fishermansfriend on September 28, 2012:

Can someone please tell me the correct winding method for catching snapper? I've tried jigging, winding fast and slow, leaving it staitionary and nothing works! Help please

Fisherjjj on September 27, 2012:

When you are out of energy and you wanna play you can change the time on your device, the energy will be restored but remember that the balance can't be defrauded: you will pay more time to restore later.

Fisherjjj on September 27, 2012:

To earn xp and unlock levels you gotta catch fishes in free fishing mode. In taupo you can catch grass carps with 1800 xp.

@NSM yellow eyed mullets mission is hard, I did it once then tha game resetted and I'm not able to do it again btw it seems that to attract those mullets you have first to reel in a little or tilt than stay motionless.

Kyle on September 03, 2012:

For brook trout use recommended bait and just let it sit in the water after you cast

jeff02 on September 01, 2012:

i need help trying to catch rainbow smelt, what lure, and were at in lake erie?

hoboe on August 28, 2012:

how do you unlock 31,32,33 levels

sparra81 on August 22, 2012:

cant catch white bass stupid brown trout attract to my lure any ideas plz

Hi on August 09, 2012:

I finished the tutorial, is that all there is to this game?

NSM on July 24, 2012:

I've tried everything u guys said about yellow eyed mullets mission, but anything worked for me. I've tried like a thousand times. Need some help, please.

regina on July 12, 2012:

Please help me I can't seem to get past the bit where your suppose to catch flathead mullets but I keep catching grass carp I'm using the recommended lure which is a bass worm but it don't work.please tell me what I'm doing wrong

Emily on June 02, 2012:

Someone please help me I'm on the mission where you got to catch a yellow perch. I'm using the right lure but they swim up to it and leave. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Please help me.

Gavin on May 27, 2012:

I need help!!! I am stuck on a mission in which you have to catch 2 bonefish. Where are they. plz help.:)

jorkson on May 13, 2012:

can you catch a marlin with a popper fly?

Squoqui on May 13, 2012:

Can anyone explain about catching snappers please??

Biji karet on May 06, 2012:

I always found the game restart from the beginning when the battery is low (2%) though im onlevel 44, 36, 17, 40 etc. very frustating. Lost my progress couple of time. Is there any update? Im on ipad2.

Been there on May 04, 2012:

I had the same problem. Searched online for solution. Found it. You need to hold power button to shut it down. Then turn it back on. Should fix it.

Dan65 on May 03, 2012:

Ever since the upgrade for iPad 3, I get part way through and it crashes, resetting to the beginning! I tried reinstalling - no help. I have 1st generation iPad.

Fisherjjj on April 20, 2012:

Btw I have installed tho update and I have lost all the game's progresses. I was on level 50, now I'm on level 7.......... :(

Fisherjjj on April 19, 2012:

There is an update for the compatibility with the new iPad

Tyler on April 06, 2012:

In the Bahamas open sea when your free fishing how do you catch a Blue Marlin ?

How ?

What Lure ?

Selby on April 03, 2012:

Ok, finially got Barracuda. Cast to about 70' to the middle pylon (right on the middle), reel as fast as you can to the bottom & your catching them.

Was getting very frustrated with this one.

Good luck!

Q on March 31, 2012:

Game doesn't work on iPad 3 and gameloft is in denial

Fisherjjj on March 29, 2012:

@ sketrenz

In the main window of the game click the menu icon after click the fish icon, everything you asked for is there.

Sketrenz on March 28, 2012:

could somebody post the fish list? the kind of bait, where to fish?

Fisherjjj on March 27, 2012:


I finally got 3* in yellow eyed mullets after tousend attempts. I casted out ~ 27 ft on the right side near the underwater stones, i used bass ribbontail lure, staying motionless I looked at right and left moving the finger on the lure on the touchpad to increase the number of fishes looking at my lure. I completed the mission at 08:10

Latezz123 on March 21, 2012:

@ Fisherjjj

Oh... lol, sorry. My bad. I miss the unit conversion part. I'm just about to get it, I'm just 30 seconds behind 3 stars... I'll keep trying. Let me know when you got 3 stars for all missions!

Fisherjjj on March 21, 2012:

@ carig

To catch a bonefish in old aquarium use fizzer lure, cast out 40 ft on the right side when you see the bonefish reel in slowly. Pretty easy get 3 *.

Carig on March 20, 2012:

How do you catch bonefish please?

FisherjjjIm on March 20, 2012:

@ latez123

I cast out the bait 38 ft (that is 12,5 meters) immediately piranhas swim to the bait. I reel in till ~ 12 ft than I let the fish eat the bait. Normally it takes less than 30 second each fish but sometimes I cast out and there aren't fishes at all...

Latezz123 on March 18, 2012:

@ Fisherjjj

I am also using the willowleaf:spoon lure all along. I just can't seem to beat the clock. After many attempts on it. I sacrificed my 3-star exp reward so that I can use the same bait and be on the same fishing spot as my first round (you know... After ur failure in getting the 3 stars and they ask whether you choose to continue, look at the leaderboard, or just quit. If you choose to continue, you'll have the same bait and the same fishing spot that you last casted). But that still didn't help much, so yeah, still stuck there. And I think 12.5 m is a lil bit too near the boat. The shortest cast is about 18-19 m. Do you mean 22.5m or sonething? Thanks for sharing.

Joseph on March 16, 2012:

How can u catch a blue marlin the reeling technique help please

Fisherjjj on March 08, 2012:

@ latez123

I've done 3* mission 44 piranha! I use willow leaf lure instead the suggested one. I cast out 12,5m on the right side between the bush and the dead tree. Still working on yellow eyed mullets...

Fisherjjj on March 03, 2012:

I'm finally on level 50! Done all of missions standard and sharks. Btw got 2* on mission 29 (yellow eyed mullets), 44, 47 (piranhas).

jorkson on February 28, 2012:

@ guest,

u will need to go to lake nahuel huapi. they usually are attracted to fizzer lure,and they hang out around 50-60 feet towards left-middle. btw, they are in arrayanes

jorkson on February 28, 2012:

How do you catch bonefish on Old Aquarium in Bahamas?

guest on February 27, 2012:

how do you catch salmon?

John on February 27, 2012:

How do you catch yellow eyed mullet fast enough to get 3 stars? I have 3 stars on every level but I am always about 15-20 seconds too slow on the yellow eyed mulletmission

Fisherjjj on February 27, 2012:

@ latez123

Thx, I gonna try the spoon, make you know...

Mission 29 is yellow eyed mullets, I have finally red your post bout it but I'm still trying. Make me mad those mullets take too much time to notice the bait and eat...

@ blue marlin hunters

When the marlyn is far reel in very little than stay motionless, if the fish loose attention reel in again or tilt. You have to attract fish on the bait staying motionless. When the mouth of fish is on the bait tilt continuously.

jorkson on February 26, 2012:

Does anyone know to catch a stupid blue marlin?

Latezz123 on February 25, 2012:

Fisherjjj, if the 29&44 really are the white bass and the piranha...

29, I don't see any problem with it. Just catch the one over 15 in. and you're fine.

44, like I've mentioned above, try spoon lure, it's faster.

Latezz123 on February 25, 2012:

Okay... I dont't have anything to say about the barracudas, the marlins, the sharks, or the groupers that was mentioned just yet but I do have sonething to say about the Piranhas though.

I'm on the piranhas' mission too and haven't quite got it yet b/c I don't really have time to play. But one thing I've noticed so far is that, the piranha tends to like the spoon bait better. Trust me, if they see it, they'll come swimming fast to it and take it, wayyyyy better response than the recommended jig lure. I guess we would have to quickly change the bait to the spoon and find the fishing spot in 5-15 seconds, and use the rest of the 2 minutes and 40-50 sec to fish out all of the 6 fish to get 3 stars. I either abort or quit the mission when I know I'm not gonna make it so my chance for 3 star exp reward is still on!

Fisherjjjj, I understand your pain bout the 3 stars stuff. I won't play anything else until I get 3 stars in every mission. I made that so far... because the current piranha is not graded yet. I'll see what I can help with your 29 and 44.

Fisherjjj on February 20, 2012:

@ kats

Bigger Piranhas seem to stay 40ft on right middle-right side. What's your technic to make piranhas notice the bait?

Dude on February 19, 2012:

Where can I find the grouper? And what lure do I use

kats on February 17, 2012:

need help with the piranhas of 10 - 16 inch

Fisherjjj on February 13, 2012:

Hi folks

I'm in mission 45 done

Done all of missions with 3* but n. 29 and n. 44 with 2*

Finally I got a blue marlyn, I have understood that to capture the marlyn you need at least:

Ultra heavy reel

Fc line

Surface bopper

Heavy spinning rod

May be also you need level 45 or more

The technic to fish marlyns is clearly described in this forum and I want to thank all the fisherpeoples that posted comments!

Btw get marlyns is most difficult

Suggestion to get 3* in missions 29 e 44 ?

kirby on February 12, 2012:

Hey you catch the barracuda by casting out and reeling in very quickly so that it runs along the bottom and they will bite. I had the same problem! How do I catch the King Mackerals in the last bahama mission where the gate is?

Andrewhoy on February 12, 2012:

How to get the" BLUE MARLIN " ?

kat on February 12, 2012:

where are the baracadas

Hug on February 08, 2012:

Read the comments on blue marlin but still can't get one to bite what do I do right before it takes ?

Andrew on February 07, 2012:

How can take 140 inc above the shark ?

Latezz123 on January 21, 2012:

To Chance

Those mullets are on the right just between the underwater rocks. Yellow mullets are further to the back about 43-50ft. If any closer to the fisherman, the flathead will start to appear. So find a range about 35-40ft. to fish. The closer the better because you are on the clock, so less time to spend on reeling them in, the more likely you'll finish with 3 stars. But this also depends on a little bit of luck, too. Sometimes there's no fish when you cast out. Sometimes the fish are just far away and it takes time for them to see the bait and swim to it. Sometimes the fish takes 3 attempts on the bait and when you try to reel them in and it puts up a fight. And all of these take time, which you do not have, so it's luck, some skill, and speed that will get all 5 of them in time. Pray for when you cast the bait out, there will be yellow mullets very close by and it will immediately rush to the bait and took it at the first bite and that it will stay like dead fish when you reel them in. And wala

Keep trying. It's possible. I was stucked with it for a few weeks before I got it just right. :)))

Chance on January 19, 2012:

I can't seem to get 3 stars on the catch 5 yellow-eyed mullett mission. Please advise.

Marty on January 17, 2012:

I've been playing this game full on for a while now and love it ! Not finished it yet but up to level 44 and trying to get 3 stars at everything so if your stuck on a mission or have any tips I'll do my best to help !

Andy on January 10, 2012:

Cant seem to find the brook trout whereabouts are they

Rooster fish on January 07, 2012:

How do you catch bone fish and snapper

Rooster fish on January 06, 2012:

What's the singray chum for?

Sambarooni on December 18, 2011:

Hey KJ and EK. there is a shark. If you get the app update that has the blue marlin wearing a red coat and a santa hat then you have 5 missions with the bull shark. They are in the Bahamas and in the Amazon. With the update you also get more realistic graphics for the fish and more items, shark reel, shark rod, and 3 new lures, mullet chum, sheepshead chum, and stingray chum.

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