Coral Island: how to get the fishing rod and insect net?

published: 2022-10-11T20:07:52

Updated: 2022-10-11T20:11:40

Coral Island players need easy ways to earn money, and the best way to do that early in the game is by catching insects and fish. Here’s how to unlock the rod and insect net.

Getting started in any part of life farming game can be a bit tricky. While there are many counterfeit items to sell for a profit in early access Coral Island, fishing and catching insects are a great way to fill the bank account for spring seed collection.

There are dozens of fish and insects that players can catch around Coral Island. However, they are not immediately accessible at the start of the game. Instead, the player must take a trip to the beach for a quick introduction to Sunny’s Beach Shack.

Below you will find everything you need to know to unlock the rod and insect net.

How to unlock the Fishing Pole and Bug Net on Coral Island?

Players who have purchased Coral Island on Steam will quickly get used to island life. This includes completing a series of ‘Main Missions’. These missions are the key to upgrading houses, making friends, and getting items like the Fishing Pole and Bug Net.

Below are the steps to unlock the fishing rod and insect net:

  • Complete the “Start” quest
  • Complete the “Home sweet home” quest
  • Look in the mailbox outside for a letter from Sunny and Eleanor
  • Go into town and to the beach
  • Enter Sunny’s Beach Shack
  • Go through the short video and dialogue

Be sure to check your mailbox if you don’t see the fishing rod or bug net in your inventory. They are automatically sent home when a Coral Island player’s bag is full.

How to use the fishing rod on Coral Island?

The rod is surprisingly tricky to use for those who have played Animal Crossing: New Horizons or Stardew Valley. The first instinct is to start clicking as soon as a bite is at stake. Follow these steps to fish successfully:

  • Cast the line by holding down the left mouse button.
  • Wait for a bite and then click again.
  • Hold down the left button to reel in the fish.
  • Note the tension on the line marked by wavy lines on the reel bar. Release the left button to release the tension.

How to use the Bug Net on Coral Island?

Likewise, players will likely notice within a few in-game days of playing that the bugs can startle on Coral Island. Follow the steps below to catch bugs with the Bug Net:

  • Select the Bug net from the hot bar, safely away from the bug.
  • Hold down the left mouse button to activate “sneak” mode.
  • Slowly aim the blue trap area over the bug.
  • Release the mouse button

This guide will be updated alongside the early access patches to ensure the most accurate fishing and bug catching information. Come back for changes.

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