- **Life Bonus** : Intelligence +1, Focus +2
- **To Next Rank** : 250 Stars
|Lightning Reflexes||Use Counter Hook (press A the moment the fish swallows the lure) 10 times||30|
|My First Catch||Catch 5 Castele Crucians from around Castele, the East Grassy Plains, etc.||30|
|Castele Crucian Expert||Catch 10 Castele Crucians from around Castele, the East Grassy Plains, etc.||50|
|Carpe Diem, Carpe... Carp!||Catch 1 Castele Carp from around Castele, the East Grassy Plains, etc.||30|
|Proficient Carp Catcher||Catch 5 Castele Carps from around Castele, the East Grassy Plains, etc.||50|
|Sweet Grassy Plains||Catch 1 Plains Sweetfish from the East or West Grassy Plains||30|
|Sweeter Grassy Plains||Catch 5 Plains Sweetfish from the East or West Grassy Plains||50|
|As Tasty at Decorative||Catch a rare Ornamental Carp in Castele||50|
|One of your Five-a-Day||Catch a Applefish on the East Grassy Plains||50|
Funnily enough, the very first Challenge can be a tough one for some Anglers.
As described, you need to do 10 Counter Hooks , a move performed by pressing the A button the moment the fish bites and your lure sinks below the water’s surface. You can tell Counter Hook works if you deal a massive amount of damage off the bat.
Lightning reflexes and sharp focus are a must; don’t be put off if you can’t do a single Counter Hook even after 10 or more attempts. The more attempts you do, the better your reflexes and concentration will get, until you finally nail the timing for Counter Hook.
The other Challenges require you to tour Castele and the East Grassy Plains in search of Crucians and Carps. The first part, which is likely the hardest, is to find some good fishing spots.
Obviously try searching around places where you know there’s water, like where the Fisherman Sage is or the island in South Castele where you fished for the Applefish as a Novice.
If you’re looking for Sweetfish, try the foresty area towards the north of the East Grassy Plains, to the right of the wooden bridge that leads to the Elderwood entrance.
For the Ornamental Carp , you’ll only find it in front of the waterfall to the north of West Castele, between the Airship Dock and the entrance to the Shopping District.
Applefish , meanwhile, are not found in Castele like in the Introductory Quest, so don’t waste your time. Instead, head for the east side of the East Grassy Plains, south from the Mt. Snowpeak entrance, to find a small pond with an apple tree nearby.
Note : If you exhaust your fishing spots, you can restore the fish silhouettes by sleeping until the next day or visiting two areas in succession.