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General: The final 30 minutes come around, and all is finally settled.

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After some very close battling earlier, prime stepped out for the month, in true competition spirit, with his head held high. Shadow of Aphrodite will take home the Overall for this month however, congrats to her, and good work to all that tried this month.

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Miyu gets the coveted Striper, flying_buffalo the Bass. We have a few decently high scores from earlier battles for top Bronze, and the rest of the Bronze scores round out rather nicely this month, congrats to everyone here as well ^_^

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zarks_angel takes home the Tuna, and kinkyoto will take the Trout by a margin not often seen to be so slim. Both kinky and Scarlett did very well, you both should be proud. For the Bronzes, those are settled by about 4 hours worth of fishing. Congrats to those who made it, and good effort to those who came close. Try again another month, your determination shows you can do it with a little more push.

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For whatever reason, the botter RionCrane hasn't been banned yet, so he sits in first, a fake winner. The real winner, Wu Zi Mu, hit 500k and stopped, his lead over ben secure by about 2 hard days. This botter in first means that Lord Baali, in 11th, will make Bronze, and the highly suspected other botter and supposed mule of Rion in 10th may mean a trophy for prime afterall. We'll see when the trophies come out.

As always, well done to all of you Fishers out there, and we hope to see you again next month. Happy Fishing!
August 06 Stats

Please note that these scores are not entirely correct. Scores you see there include fish from every fishing spot, and include junk points. The rankings however, are correct.

To see a record of previous scores, click on our Record of Previous Fishing Stats archive.

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Over Achiever
The Performance Index (PI)

It is simply your total unadjusted score per fish caught (including fish and junk at all locations) for the month divided by the baseline of approximately 20 points per fish. (This baseline has been seen to fluctuate day by day)

For example, you only fished once at Gambino catch bucket of only seedkin. That's an unadjusted score of 18x14 = 252 / 18 fish caught = 14 points per fish for the month. That's a PI of ~70%. Your final score is therefore 252 x 70% = 176

Stats >> Score: 176 Performance Index: 70% Fish/Junk: 18/0

Then you fish at Durem and catch the following bucket:
4 Pebbo Feeders, 4 Biters, 4 Boldurs, 3 Tires
That's 7x22 + 4x32 + 4x42 + 3x6 = 468 / 18 fish caught = 26 points per fish for the bucket. If this was the only bucket you caught for the month, you would have a PI of ~130%

However the PI is calculated for the entire month, so after fishing that bucket at Durem, your average points per fish would be 252+468 = 720 / 36 fish caught = 20 points per fish for the month so your PI would be 100% Your adjusted score is therefore 720 x 100% = 720

Stats >> Score: 720 Performance Index: 100% Fish/Junk 36/3

Examples of ~100% PI:
11 Bass, 7 Striper
10 Seedkin, 5 Trout, 3 Tuna
16 Pebbo Feeders, 1 Can, 1 Tire
Over Achiever
Bass'ken Score Values
6 - Yellow/Orange/Red Guppy
16 - Green/Brown/Blue Bass
26 - Blue/Gray/Green Striper
Gambino Score Values
14 - Blue/Green/Pink Seedkin
24 - Cool/Warm/Frozen Rainbow Trout
34 - Icy/Spicy/Dicy Tuna
Durem Score Values
22 - White/Brown/Black Pebbo Feeder
32 - Bluestone/Black/Pyrite Rocque Biters
42 - Stone/Sand/Slate Boldurs
Junk Score Values
2 - Old Can
4 - Old Boot
6 - Big Old Tire
Over Achiever
[Junk Score] = [Score]/[P.I.%] - [Fish Score]

[Junk Total] ~ [Junk Score]/4
This is only an approximation of the total junk caught.

July Junk Rankings
Bria is being nice enough to do the Junk Rankings for the fishers. You can find her thread Here .
Gaia has had many great fishers since fishing was released. This is a small shrine to the many great fishers of Gaia, in time I'll have pictures of each fisher here, and maybe some other cool things.
(I've done some switching around here, so thats why things look a little different)

maharitoUser Image
The Overall winner in June, and finishing ahead of chaos_butterfly by a small 13k lead. The fact that he was able to compete against and come out ahead of chaos_butterfly is a great accomplishment indeed, but what makes it more impressive is the lack of time maharito had to prepare for it. Joining Gaia only in May, he learned and mastered fishing, and its techniques extremely fast. He is welcomed by us all, and a great inspiration to new fishers everywhere.

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She might not have won a trophy, but she did win our friendship. She's usually there to give helpful advice or a friendly gesture and has been a staple in the Top Fishers threads, even though she claims not to be a top fisher herself.

Snuggle BunniUser Image
The Gold Durem winner in March, she began her fishing adventure to get the trophy for her significant other, so he would be able to get a Devil Tail. As the month progressed she passed Sir_Peter and took gold. When the month ended she had grown rather affectionate of the trophy, and wasn't able to send it to Eyosakura.

ElendilionUser Image
Just as Anjelous defined power fishing. Elendilion took it to a whole new level. Shelling out unbelieavable amounts of fish, he shattered records and took Silver in Durem and a staggering score of 1.2 million for the Gold Overall. It is hard to describe his awesome fishing pace, and he continues to get the gold Durem this month. Truly an incredible fisher.

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This list keeps getting better and better. Chaos_Butterfly is the first fisher to win gold in all 3 lakes. She also broke the one million point record for Durem. Even in the first month of fishing she took a Bass'ken silver.
Once she starts not much can stop her fishing pace. Right now she is taking it easy, but may start trying to get a bronze in Gambino. Only time will tell.

GaidinUser Image
If there was a fairy tale for fishing. Gaidin would be the main character.
Trying out to get a Bronze Bass'ken in Feburary. Armed with 15k and a Distance Plus Rod. He set out and started fishing, despite power outages, disconnects, and an assortment of other misfortunes his pushed his way through the Bass'ken ranks. Making it as high as to 8th place. Unfortunately, he lost his place on the last day. Nevertheless, he went back to Bass'ken in March, and continued his pace, but staying much higher to prevent an upset such as Feburary had. Near the end of the month he saw an opportunity to take the Silver trophy, and he took it. Getting the coveted silver bass, instead of his bronze guppy. The tale doesn't end there. In April he sought out for a Bronze in Gambino and Durem. Seeing another opportunity for a silver in Gambino he began fishing rapidly there, while trying not to nelgect Durem. When the month was over, he had a Silver trout and bronze Pebbo in his hand. The fairy tale continues with Gaidin resting in the Gold Bass'ken position, and now a race for yet another Gambino trophy. Only time will tell if the tale ends with a happy ending.

Sapphire Kasserack
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The youngest top fisher is Sapphire Kasserack, and despite her age. She has done some marvelous things. Winning Gold in Feburary being one of them. She attempted for a gold Overall in April but wasn't able to do so. Elendilion attacked the charts and showed us all a thing or two about power. She tried again in May, and was going extremely strong, but due to an unforunate hacking she lost her items and her account has been locked out. She still holds the spot, and the only one in striking distance is Chaos_Butterfly, but she will only fish up to Sapphire's current score. We all want to see Sapphire when the gold Overall. She fished against Alexi_Jameson, and she was just behind her on the overall charts. Only time will tell if she wins or not.

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Over Achiever is just what his name says. Fishing behind Anjelous for most of the month of February, and then taking the Overall trophy in May. He has become an icon in fishing. Even just saying OA will get people looking around. His attitude towards fishing, and his great company make him a truly nice person. Over Achiever went beyond fishing and made friends with everyone in the thread. Over Achiever has done many a great things, and is still doing more, always trying to help out other Gaians. He is the epitome of a top fisher.

Usagi HasanoUser Image The very first Overall winner. She's been around Gaia longer than stink has been around a warthog, but she's earned a place in all her hearts. Because she was the one who fished alot, and didn't expect a reward, she did it because she loved to fish, which is something we could all learn from.
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Poetry Corner

Due to a brief poetic streak in one of the older threads, the Poetry Corner was born. From time to time one of the regulars will get an artistic inspriration(Or maybe just too many fish swimming in their head) and come up with something. That is what you will see here. If you would like to have poetry here please PM it to Holy_Knight57.

Lake Themed


Over Achiever

Guppies are red,
The Bass are blue,
Filtering out junk,
Takes forever to do.


Red Guppy Red Guppy you move like Bass,
Red Guppy Red Guppy you smell like a**.

Red Guppy Red Guppy you are so plentyfull,
Red Guppy Red Guppy I have a whole damn bucket full.

Red Guppy Red Guppy I wish you were dead,
Red Guppy Red Guppy I''ll mount you on a hat and wear you on my head.

Red Guppy Red Guppy you must breed like bunnies,
Cause Bass''ken is so full of you ******** it''s not even funny.

There''s a man of Lake Bass''ken named Floyd.
A simple fishing method he employed.
If the strength of a wiggle was just more than a little,
he''d reel it in, and be overjoyed.

DJ Trouble
A Bass'terd Haiku by DJ Trouble

That smelly Bass'terd
I need to feel inside you
Swallow me, Bass'terd


Seedkin are pink,
frozen rainbow are cool,
version 105 sucks,
and the admins are cruel.

My pretty little Seedkin
if only you had seen him
He was rainbow''rific
it was just terrific
He loved to swim and play
and then one day
my Seedkin'' ran away.

There''s a man of Gambino named Keith,
who made ''fff fff'' sounds through his teeth.
whenever a fish''s power surpassed the left red tower,
he''d use rhythm to catch the tuna beneath.

Ode to Seedkin

Seedkin suck
Their fins I pluck

Green, Blue, and Pink
I''ll toss them down the sink!

They move rather quick
Like fish I''d rather pick

Stupid little fish
For Tuna is what I wish!

ll Shuyin ll
ninja Just thought maybe I'd share my best fishy poem yet. xd
chino, chino,
you're faster than a bino,
you're in the depths of gambino,
and you hide from the tino!


Heavens Wraith
pebbos are black
pyrites are gold
fishing is fun
until it gets old >.<

Bass''ken reeling is slow
Gambino water is deep
But at the ultimate fishing lake
Yes that''s Durem, I always fall asleep

Pebbo fish Pebbo fish,
Brown, White Black.
Pebbo Fish Pebb Fish,
I''m putting You Back.

Pebbo fish pebbo fish,
Brown Black White.
Pebbo Fish Pebbo Fish
You don''t put up a fight.

Pebbo fish Pebbo Fish
Black White Brown.
Pebbo Fish Pebbo Fish,
You weigh my bucket down gonk

My dear little Pebbo,
I should name you Bebbo
You look like a mouse
you smell like a house
One day you ran away
I wish you could''ve stayed
My Bebbo ran away.

There''s a lad of ole Durem named Paul,
though ''Paulina'' did his drinking buddies call.
When his cursor pulled over the left side of the shoulder
only boldurs and biters didn''t stall!


OA wears socks
but why he wears a BAO, I have no clue
but the Labcoat makes him a man
And that is completely true.

Teh Squish
Junk is lame
filtering is fun
But make a Tin Hat
and you''ll have lots of fame

Over Achiever
Old cans are shiney,
Old boots are big,
Those big old tires,
Belong on my rig.

Gaidin wears an OMG
Heaven rates poems
But I think it''s all a plot
That''s why I end this one without rhyhm.

Teh Squish
They can be long.
They can be hard
Mine will be bronze
Some will be gold
Trophies are here
Pass me another beer? *shrugs*

Silver is good,
But Gold takes the cake,
And Chaos has got one,
From every single lake! whee

Some fishing trophies are Silver
Others are made of Gold
But for the Shiny Sushi Statuete
That one has to be cold

Mysterious Fishermen!
Mysterious fishers, we see them each month
Nobody knows''em, but these are the ones
That appears out of nothing, to flash off some skills
Get their hands on the gold
And then disappears
We''ve seen''em before and we''ll see them again
Mysterious fishers be carefull with them!

Okay, here is my poem. Please keep in mind that I am a terrible poet. sweatdrop

I want them to introduce fishing at the Barton Coast.
I caught a Snarlin Marlin and a Whale, we could surely all boast.
Maybe with friends we could fish from a boat,
Or set sail from a castle that has a murky moat.
Our ship would never ever spring a leak,
As we floated along to find the fish that we seek.

Teh Squish
Bass''ken is slow.
I hate this new version
Red guppies are evil
Going for overall really blows.

One day I caught a guppy
the guppy smelled like bass
a bass that smelled like a**
Then my mother told me,
"he''s just your little homie"
So I took him for a drive
We passed a Bee hive
George Guppie hated bees
I don''t know what he sees
But on that faithfull day
George Guppy passed away.

Squish is always Squishy
Chaos loves her Gold
I hope all fishers are happy
''Cuz sushi''s really cold.

Contra Celsius
As I set, the moon shines bright
Tonight I have a rare in sight
And in my heart there''s just one light
The light I need to get it right
To cast to reel to get that bite
Of the fish that''s worth my life...
Link List

The Fish Exchange Wondering what to do with your fish? This sticky will tell you 3nodding
Need Help Deciding Which Rod to Get? Wondering which rod is best for you? Check out images of all the rods and see for yourself
Fishing for Profit at Durem: An Analytical Approach Want to make gold from fishing? Read here to find out how.
Fishing Stats Records Want to see past winners? This will show you all winners from January 2005 til the present.

Fishing Guides:
Fishing Ubersticky -first thing you should read if you're just starting out! 3nodding
Gaidin's Fishing Guide -Even more info on everything you need to know, and even things you think you don't need to know.
A Newbies Guide to Fishing Want more info but don't want to read all the other guides? This one should help out.

Filtering Guides
Transcendent's Filtering Guide Keep hearing "filtering" but aren't sure what it is or how it works? This should clear up some doubts.

Bait Guides
Bait degradation? Which bait is better? These guides will tell you all you need to know.
The Bait Guide
Fayt's Bait Guide
Official Bucket Terminology

There's a few types of different fishers out there, each tending to get (or wish for) specific things in their buckets. As there has been some confusion over what a "perfect" or "decent" or "horrible" bucket is, we have taken the information from a former overall winner and expanded the information into 12 main types of buckets that people get or hope to get.

Sushi Platter
- Must contain two of every type of non-rare fish available. (Bonus points for pairing them next to each other. Not real points that count, mind you.)
- Must contain no junk.

Perfect Bucket
- Must contain nine large fish.
- Must contain no trash, no small fish.
- Must contain one of each variety of medium fish and large fish available.

Lucky Bucket
- Must contain one saved rare fish.

Hat Bucket
- Contains nine or more of the same type and color of fish/junk.

Performance Bucket
- Must contain nine large fish.
- Must contain no trash, no small fish.

Sweet Bucket
- Must contain no trash, no small fish.

Traitor Bucket
- Must contain only one small fish or one piece of junk.

Filtered Bucket
- Must contain no trash.

Speed Bucket
- Must be finished within five minutes.

Dredge Bucket
- Must catch everything hooked.

Trash Bucket
- Must contain mostly junk.
- Must contain just enough fish to pay for the cost of the bait.

Junk Magnet
- Must contain six of every type of junk. (Bonus points for lining them all on the same row.)
- Must contain no fish.

Here we will try to answer the most asked questions in the forum. We won't of course have answers to all of the questions, and this will be updated as other questions become more asked than others. A more indepth FAQ is in the works and will be posted eventually.

  • "oooops undefined" / failed to save stats/could not load table" What does that mean!?! Do I loose my fish?
No, you still keep your fish. What it means exactly only the people that made the game know. It's just an error message, but you don't loose the fish, and it confirms that the Stats page is broken. Just have to refresh the window and keep on fishing. Your fish ARE saved. Just not the points you get for them.

  • Why can't I fish? Why can I only fish once a day? Why won't the bar load? Why can't I enter a room?
Fishing has always given some problems, but ever since the new layout a lot of people have trouble getting the game to load at all. The most common solution for this is easy, just clear your cache.

Ok, how do I clear the cache?
If you are using Internet Explorer, go to Tools -> Internet Options. Under the part that says Temporary Internet Files, click Delete Files. When the hourglass is gone, click okay, then try reloading fishing... And be prepared to wait a good 5 min for it to load.

If you tried that and it didn't work, try using another browser, like FireFox, it's free, easy to download and install and usually always loads fishing.

  • Where can I see my scores? Where can I see how many fish I have caught, or what my points are?
Fishing Stats -> click there 3nodding

  • How do I fish?
Fishing is easy, once you get the game to load, and you've joined a room or made one, just pick some bait. Once you've picked bait, and a rod, click once anywhere on the water, and you will see the power bar move at the bottom of the fishing screen. Click again on the water to cast, based on how much power you want to use. Wait for the "You Hooked Something! Get Ready" sign, and then just move your mouse so that the bobber stays inside the red lines at all times. Keep doing that until you reel the fish in all the way.

That's pretty much it, you might need to practice keeping the bobber between the red lines a bit before you get the hang of it, but it's really simple once you get it 3nodding You can also use other rods to make fishing easier, based on where you have trouble.

For more information with pictures, please read the How to Fish post in the Fishing Ubersticky. For even MORE information, check out our LINK section for fishing guides and howtos.

  • What is the best rod?
There is no best rod 3nodding all rods are the best, it just depends on what you, as a fisher, find easier, better to use, for you. If you want more information on what each rod looks like, and what they can do, check out Need Help Deciding Which Rod to Get?

  • Why can't I catch anything? Why is all I get guppies and trash?
Probably because you are hooking fish that are too hard for you. Just practice a bit. Also, try using one of the other rods, that will make catching fish other than guppies and trash easier. Try using A or D bait if you are getting tired of the trash and guppies.

Also, there are other lakes, visit them! They are harder than Bass'ken lake, so it's suggested you practice at Bass'ken first.

Don't get frustrated if all you get is guppies and trash, just keep practicing, and soon enough, when you do hook a bass or a striper, you will be able to catch it just as easily as any guppy.

You can even learn to only catch stripers and bass, and even learn to not catch trash at all! Check out our LINKS section for information on Filtering if you're curious about that.

  • What do I do with my fish?
You can keep them, sell them back to Logan in the store, sell them in the marketplace to other users, trade them for gold or other items using the Game Item Exchange Forum or you can exchange them in the Fishing Exchange for items! Read the Fish Exchange Sticky for more information 3nodding it also has picture samples of the fish items you can get.
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