- **Life Bonus** : Intelligence +2, Focus +4
- **To Next Rank** : 550 Stars
- **New Skills** : Quick Pull
|Skilful Fishing||Use Quick Pull (hold X then release after the chime) 10 times||50|
|Wriggly and Slippery||Catch 1 Plains Eel from the West Grassy Plains||50|
|Wriggly and More Slippery||Catch 5 Plains Eels from the West Grassy Plains||70|
|Forest Fishing||Catch 1 Elderwood Trout from the Elderwood||50|
|Forest Fishing Frenzy||Catch 5 Elderwood Trouts from the Elderwood||70|
|These Whiskers Tickle||Catch 1 Catfish from Haniwa Cave||50|
|Here, Kitty, Kitty!||Catch 5 Catfish from Haniwa Cave||70|
|At the End of the Rainbow is...||Catch 1 Rainbow Trout from the Elderwood||80|
|The Finest Forest Catch||Catch 1 Forest Lordfish, then cash in the bounty as an Angler||150|
Apprentice Anglers start branching out a little as they scour for fish in a total of three new locations.
To reach the West Grassy Plains , you must have completed Part 1: Starting with a BANG. Having done that, head past the Paladin’s Watchtower to the north west of the East Grassy Plains and you can continue west into the West Grassy Plains.
For the Elderwood, you want to go north from the East Grassy Plains, across the wooden bridge we mentioned earlier as a Fledgling. There are fishing spots west after emerging (guarded by a bear) and to the far north.
This is also where you may spend a lot of time trying to snag a rare Rainbow Trout . Likewise, the Forest Lordfish occasionally spawns in the northern fishing spot–you can tell because you can physically see it swimming around in the waters.
Lordfish are basically boss fish and are tougher to reel in compared to normal fish. If you haven’t upgraded your fishing rod yet, maybe do so now; you can buy an Oak Rod from the General Goods store or Pine Rod if you have the Shopping+ Bliss Bonus.
At this stage, remember to let go of the A button when the Line Gauge indicator gets close to the right to prevent the line from snapping. When the Lordfish starts struggling, let go as well and point your Circle Pad in the direction of the arrow indicators.
Or if you’re quick with your fingers, use Quick Pull at the right moment and you can cause damage while the fish is struggling and simultaneosly stop the tension rising for a brief moment while you’re in the middle of the move.
Finally, Haniwa Cave lies to the west of the East Grassy Plains. If you caught the Rainbow Trout and/or Forest Lordfish, the Catfish here will make for a relaxing fishing session.