I notice people consistently voicing frustration about fishing being “way too hard”, and I hope to offer some words of encouragement and shine some light on the situation. It is ALWAYS hard in the beginning, for EVERYONE. I mean IMPOSSIBLY hard. It doesn’t matter what device you’re on, your game settings, or any of that. Everyone experiences the same thing in the beginning. Some people just choose to walk away and not stick with it. This is the key... I was unable to catch a single fish...until my FISHING LEVEL finally went up. That’s what people don’t realize, and they give up before they have a chance to figure it out and see for themselves. Just like foraging and mining, your fishing level starts at 1, and can eventually go all the way up to 10 as you progress. No matter how hard you try, for at least the first 2-3 levels, it will feel like you are failing miserably. You will barely catch a single thing. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NORMAL! If you keep trying (even without catching anything) your level WILL start to go up! And the best news is: each time you progress another level, FISHING BECOMES EASIER! Shocker, right?! Really. It’s that simple. You’re NOT doing anything wrong. When you start the game from the beginning you need to just be patient, keep trying, and wait it out. I am on Fall, Year 9 in the game, and I don’t focus much on fishing. All of my other skills are at level 10, while my fishing is only level 8 simply because I don’t do it that much. But even still at level 8, it is rare that I can’t catch a fish. I manage to easily get almost every single one that bites. The controls are super easy to manage and I have no issues. I imagine level 10 is even easier. Just be patient and don’t give up because you feel like you’re not catching anything. You are still progressing. You need to fail first to succeed in this one. It’s all part of the process! I hope this motivates some people to stick it out and keep trying!