THE GREAT OUTDOORS - Hello my fellow Neopians! I am rachibean, here to tell
you about a not-so known sport: pfishing! What is pfishing you may ask. Well,
it’s basically the same as fishing outside of Neopia, except you might catch
So you want to go pfishing? Well, first you will need a pfishing pole. Any
one will do. Since there is no official pfishing pole in Neopia, I usually settle
with pulling the pole out of the fishing jetsam gnome’s hand. Yep, that should
do. (Let’s Just hope that the gnome doesn’t come to life and seek revenge. That
would not be good.)
Now you need some bait. You can try whatever you want, but I suggest one certain
type. A wriggling grub usually works. So head out and look under rocks, in holes,
or just go to the store and buy some. Have enough? Good. Put them in a dark
cool container and pack them away safely. Now then, onto the next step.
You have your pole and your bait, now you need a boat and a pfishing spot.
I usually choose to go pfishing off the shores of Mystery Island. The water
is crystal clear and there is plenty of space. Why here though? Why not Kiko
Lake? Well, the answer is this: How do you think that yellow Kougra at the Rock
Pool gets all his petpets? The waters at Mystery Island are just filled with
Pfish and other water loving-creatures.
Now, a boat. You can bring your own if you have one, you can make your own
if you dare, or, probably the easiest option, is to rent one. The natives would
be happy to let you borrow their boats. For a fixed rate by the hour of course.
Don’t forget to pack the essentials! Sun block, (for those long hours exposed
to to bright sun) a first aid kit, (just in case) lunch, (hey, everyone needs
to eat, even you!) sunglasses, (look cool and protect your eyes) a hat, (In
case you don’t have sunglasses) a camera, (To take pictures of your record catches)
and lastly, extra pfishing gear.
So you’re set. You have your pole, bait, gear, and your boat. So let us set
off into the blue waters. Head out a little ways and bait your pole. Then cast
out, lean back in your comfy seat, and wait.
There are several things you can catch, but these are the most common:
Nuranna: These shark-like petpets can breath out of water. They can also float
in midair for short times. That, combined with the two sharp horns on their
head sometimes causes problems when you are reeling them in. So, make sure you
keep a net handy, just in case they decide to float right into your face.
Uniocto: These little critters are extremely fast, and they usually zoom right
out of your hand before you have the chance to even take a picture with your
catch. Oh well, even if you did manage to keep a hold of it, it would probably
suction itself to you and not let go.
Walein: These gentle creatures generally put up no fight when you catch them.
They wait patiently in your hand until you release them. No wonder they make
such great petpets! But let it go, it deserves it.
Pepito: There’s no outsmarting these guys. Pepitos are extremely intelligent,
so if you are lucky enough to actually catch one, they usually figure out a
way to escape before you can bring them in. Pepitos also will steal the bait
right off your line, and then tug at the hook, making you think you caught something.
Ghoti: Ghotis are beautiful and mysterious, a wonder to catch. Many are kept
as petpets instead of being let go because they are simply so amazing when you
look at them. They are light in weight and fit in most live wells.
Cubett: You shouldn’t have a problem with these guys. They are so, well, to
put it lightly, stupid, that they usually jump right into your boat instead
of trying to get away. But the problem is, their square shape makes it difficult
to put them in a normal Pfish tank. Let this one go, trust me, it’s the best
Bubblisaur: These amazing creatures can get huge. They often get trophies for
their sheer size. You might get lucky and catch a giant one. That would be a
tale to bring home to the pets. Although they can be large, Bubblisaurs generally
are gentle. I would suggest a net with this one, it’s a doosy.
Crabula: These things can be very annoying. They usually come in giggling like
mad and when you get them into the boat, they will probably pinch you, then
giggle even more. It’s really quite annoying. Throw this one back too, although,
they may come back and try to stay with you, snickering the whole way. Hey,
it’s your fault that you caught it, not mine. You have been adequately warned.
Pfish: You’d thought I would forget didn’t you? Last but not least is the Pfish.
This is what every one is looking for. We are pfishing aren’t we? Pfish are
mischievous, troublesome, and basically naughty. They often cut your line, then
eat the grub. If you catch one and manage to get it to the boat, Pfish will
proceed to squirt water at you and try to dump the contents of your lunch. Then
you will get very upset and try to get it under control, in which case you will
stumble and fall into the water. Then the Pfish will proceed to hop, flop, and
splash back into the water. It will then proceed to mock you as you struggle
to get back into the boat.
So, the day is over, and you’re tired. Head back home and take a break, you’ve
earned it. After all, tomorrow is going to filled with boring your pets with
your ‘amazing’ pfishing tales. So pat yourself on the back, take a bow, and
get ready to exaggerate.