Best Fishing Games for iPhone [FREE, Tested by ME]

Best Fishing Games for iPhone

Playing fishing games on your iPhone can be really fun.

Any time you are bored, simply start one of these games and you will be surprised how fast the time goes by.

Anglers like them when they can’t go out and fish, and others can find them entertaining because of the cool graphics and simplicity.

After playing a lot of them, I decided to make a list of the best fishing games for iPhone. In the end, you can also find answers to frequently asked questions about those games.

And the best thing is that for playing them, you don’t have to be a fishing expert.



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8 Best Fishing Games for iPhone Tested by ME

The following list will point out the advantages and characteristics of every game, so that you can easily decide which one to try out. Or even better, try them all!

Fishing Clash

This fishing game exists in the Android version too, and I have to admit, it is one of my favourites. I played it on both Android and iPhone.

On of the best things is that a lot of users world-wide are playing this game. Updates are frequent and the game itself works really well.

It is kind of realistic, controls are simple and you can choose among many locations and fish species. You can also choose your gear and as you make progress through the game, you will uncover many new items.

In-game events are frequently organised, and you can participate alone, with friends, or any other users. You can win prizes in tournaments and if played frequently, this game can become quite addictive.

Another cool feature is fishing battles. A group of anglers can participate and one by one gets eliminated.

Graphic is great and in 3D. It is also suitable for kids, because controls are easy. Another cool thing is that fishing for certain species will “feel” differently, because these fish will act differently. Overall, this game is excellent.

Rapala Fishing - Daily Catch

>This fishing game has excellent graphic and observing any available location (and there is more than 20 to choose from) will be very pleasant.

When choosing gear, you will have a variety of original Rapala gear, and this makes it quite fun. It’s a touch of reality in a mobile game.

Tutorial is quite simple and comprehensive, so that anyone can figure out how the game works. Of course, a real-life angler will always have a slight advantage.

Controls are easy and suitable for any experience level, even if you have no experience with iPhone games.

However, this does not mean that the game is boring. It is very amusing and also suitable for occasional players.

Tournaments are available daily, so for frequent users, there will always be something interesting to do. Equipment choice and retrieving can be controlled and that gives a little bit of real-feel too.

I would like to pint out that when playing this game, you should have a sound on. This may not be possible if you are playing at work and hiding from your boss, but sound implicates where the fish are, how big they are, and by listening, you will increase your success.

Fishing Break

This fishing game is very nice. In my opinion, it is more suitable for kids or someone who is not looking for a realistic experience.

Colourful images and different locations make it enjoyable. A lot of fish species are available, even some special ones to uncover ...  

Controls are very easy ... 

And so is participating in tournaments. There is a Leader board which shows the list of the best ones according to a fish species. You can easily compete with other anglers

Overall, it is very relaxing to play. It is among the most simple and basic ones, but sometimes, players want just that. It is not as competitive as the other games on the list.

Making progress and levelling up is easy and straight forward. In-app purchase has no influence on your progress, which is absolutely great.

I would recommend this game to anyone who is looking for something simple and entertaining to play occasionally.

Let's Fish

This fishing game is really fun and offers a ton of options.

You can choose locations, year time, choose among a variety of fish species and much more. Your equipment can be customized completely and you control a lot of details.

That is the reason this one is more of a simulator than just a game.

However, you have to be aware that although it offers some real-life features, it is still a mobile app. Experienced angler could have a lot of fun with it.

Graphic are great and you can participate in many tournaments, challenges and make progress through the game.

Because it is classified as a simulator, you will have to pay a lot of attention on gear and location choice, because those will be realistic.

You will not be able to catch a shark with a small rod and a float. When playing this game, real-life anglers will start with an advantage.

The downside is that if you want to get somewhere with the game, you will have to play regularly. This is a great option if you have a lot of free time.

Unfortunately, same as many other free games, if you want to make progress fast, you will have to think about in-app purchase.

Many users really hate that, but that’s a reality. The game and certain feature are free. If you want to have more options, you have to pay.

Fishing Paradise 3D: Ace Lure

This fishing game has a lot of users around the world.

This is actually great not just for tournaments, but for updates and support too.

You can choose different and exotic locations and fish species. As you make progress, more possibilities will be uncovered.

There is feature that I particularly liked, and that is building a fish farm/pond.

As you make progress, you can get your hands on a private lake, stock it with different fish species, and organize fishing tournaments. This is a unique option and if you focus on that in a game, you will always have something to do and improve.

This is actually a great option for those who like to play the same game for months and have some free time they are willing to spend on it.

There is a dose of realism when it comes to fish behaviour and a tackle choice.

Normal tournaments are also organised which is great because this game gives you a bit more possibilities than the other ones.

I would definitely recommend it.

Ace Fishing: Wild Catch

This fishing game is also one of those that are quite addictive. It is very simple and intuitive to use, controls are easy, and both experienced users and complete beginners will have fun playing it.

Graphic is great and 3D images will be very enjoyable to watch. Except for tutorial, there is a practice option, so that you can try it out and learn the basics before actually playing it. If you are new to fishing games, this could be for you.

Players can completely customize their gear and fish behaviour also varies, so it gives a bit or realistic feeling to it. However, if you are a fan of realistic, then there are other better options for you.

Tournament are available daily and you can put your skills to the test. As you make progress or win awards, many new options and items will be uncovered.

This game is both simple and entertaining, and those two are perfectly balanced.

Master Bass Angler

If you are a bass fishing lover, wait no more and try this game!

You can fish for different bass species including, but not limited to, largemouth bass, striped bass, smallmouth bass and more!

This game is for bass anglers or those who want to become one.

It is classified as a game rather than a simulator, so you shouldn’t expect too much realistic features, despite that fact it is very addictive and entertaining.

It is made in a way to catch a lot of fish, there is plenty of action and almost no waiting time.

In-app purchase has nothing to do with your progress and if you wish, you can pay just to remove the adds. This is great because you don’t have to pay to level up and uncover more features.

Daily tournaments are accessible and you can participate in them whenever you want. It is very competitive.

You will even get the option to use fish finders and attractants!

Fishing is done on popular lakes and controls are easy to use. However, a complete beginner who has no experience with games could need a little bit of time to get used to it.

Fishing Deep Sea Simulator 3D

And this is the last one on the best fishing games for iPhone list.

This one is quite interesting and unique because you are fishing in deep sea from a boat.

From sharks to barracudas, you will find deep sea creatures of all shapes and sizes.

Controls are easy to understand, but retrieving the fish successfully will require some technique. It is still easy enough to be played by children or someone who likes to take it slow and steady.

This game is very cool for both anglers and others too, because deep sea fishing is not something you can do every day in real life (at least for most of us).

So, this is a good way to relax and maybe even get some inspiration about real fishing trips.

It is also a great option for those who like to play alone because tournaments and challenges are not the main part of the game.

This game is simple and interesting, and not very suitable for those who want excitement and challenge.

FAQ's about Fishing Games for iPhone:

Now when you know what are the best fishing games for iPhone, it is time to answer some questions about them.

Can I Play this Fishing Games Without Downloading?

Apple store will give you just the option to download and play these games.

But don’t worry, it is easy to do so, and completely free.

All of these have to be downloaded, even if you are an Apple Arcade subscriber.

When you download these games, you will need to have an internet connection for multi-player options.

If you want to play alone, internet won’t be required.

Are this Best Fishing Games for iPhone Free?

Yes, they are Free!

You can download these games for free and play them as much as you want.

However, as already mentioned, some of these will offer in-app purchase.

In some, paying will jut remove the annoying adds, and you will be able to play without interruptions. These are actually quite good because you don’t have to pay to level up or uncover some items reserved for those who pay only.

Other games will provide faster progress or certain items if you make an in-app payment.

For those who wish to play a lot and are interested in being the best, this may be necessary, but and average user can play for free because options offered for free are enough.

What do I Need to Play iPhone Games?

To play these games you will need to have enough space on the phone. Some of these are quite small, but others require a bit more space.

You can check that in the description of every game in app store.

You will also find information about necessary iOS there, which should usually be at least 8.0 or 9.0 version. Most phones are compatible with these games.

Because these are free to download, you don’t need to make any payments.

When installing them, you will have to give certain permissions to these apps. If you don’t do it, some features may be disabled. You can always revoke permissions if you want.

To download them you will need an Apple ID, but if you are an Apple user, you certainly have one.


This list of the best fishing games for iPhone should give you an idea what to expect from every game and inspire you to try them out.

Playing these is a good way to kill some extra time, especially in winter, when many of us anglers are stuck at home.

Because they are free, you can try them all and keep the ones you like. If you have a kid who likes mobile games, install a few for them too.

And don’t forget to invite your fellow anglers and compete with them in a virtual world!

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