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17th Jan '18 10:43:56 AM Unicorndance
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* In the Richard Scarry book ''Funniest Storybook Ever'', someone goes fishing and catches an old bicycle, and as the narration puts it, "but he didn't want an old bicycle, he wanted a fish."




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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has several anglers. A few of them are successful, but one of them, called Billy Bob Baitman, always catches the same boot every time.
8th Jan '18 7:00:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* The cover of Volume IV of the Mag Garden ComicBookAdaptation of ''BreathOfFire IV'' depicts Ryu catching a boot when trying to fish. This is actually an inversion of a ''very'' long-running trope in the series where the various Ryus are depicted as expert fishermen (''BreathOfFire'' as a series is famous, nearly ''infamous'', for its {{Fishing Minigame}}s--especially ''IV'' which actually had ''its'' FishingMinigame spun off into a NoExportForYou Japanese smart-phone game). The same manga (in Volume III) portrays Ryu's LiteralSplitPersonality Fou-lu actually ''catching'' fish, adding insult to injury...

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* The cover of Volume IV of the Mag Garden ComicBookAdaptation of ''BreathOfFire IV'' ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' depicts Ryu catching a boot when trying to fish. This is actually an inversion of a ''very'' long-running trope in the series where the various Ryus are depicted as expert fishermen (''BreathOfFire'' (''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' as a series is famous, nearly ''infamous'', for its {{Fishing Minigame}}s--especially ''IV'' which actually had ''its'' FishingMinigame spun off into a NoExportForYou Japanese smart-phone game). The same manga (in Volume III) portrays Ryu's LiteralSplitPersonality Fou-lu actually ''catching'' fish, adding insult to injury...
19th Dec '17 11:23:04 AM ClipboardFox22
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** Wobbuffet somehow manages to hook a flip flop in an episode of ''Sun and Moon''.
** Jessie manages to snag ''Bewear'' while on Akala Island.
2nd Oct '17 3:09:18 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ATimeOutOfWar'': Two Union soldiers on picket duty declare a truce with their Confederate opposite so they can go fishing in the river. When one of the Union men hooks something in the river, the Confederate thinks it's a catfish, because it isn't moving. It's the dead body of a Union cavalryman.
14th Jul '17 11:56:39 PM Vir
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* A José Carioca comic book short features a sort of inversion. Being as poor as he is, he fancies the idea of a free pair of boots, and continues fishing for the other boot. Cut to an annoyed Joe sitting in front of a large pile of ''fish'' but still just one boot.

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* A José Carioca comic book short features a sort of inversion. Being as poor as he is, he fancies the idea of a free pair of boots, boots and continues fishing for the other boot. Cut to an annoyed Joe sitting in front of a large pile of ''fish'' but still just one boot.



-->'''Ogre:''' There used to be a time when you could be sure of catching old boots, cans, hatracks, boxes...now it's ''prawns'' alla bloody time! Lousy ole ocean!

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-->'''Ogre:''' There used to be a time when you could be sure of catching old boots, cans, hatracks, hat racks, boxes...now it's ''prawns'' alla bloody time! Lousy ole ocean!



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## One version is to haul up a crab pot belonging to another boat, dump out whatever crab is already in said pot, and load it with other stuff (garbage is one common example). Sometimes, to add on more insult, the pot would also be tampered with (welding the door shut is common; one boat also slipped a section of pipe down a crab pot's line so as to essentially make it difficult for the targeted boat's crew to haul it up).

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## One version is to haul up a crab pot belonging to another boat, dump out whatever crab is already in said pot, and load it with other stuff (garbage is one common example). Sometimes, to add on more insult, the pot would also be tampered with (welding the door shut is common; one boat also slipped a section of pipe down a crab pot's line so as to essentially make it difficult for the targeted boat's crew to haul it up).



* It can happen in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series. You can get boots, cans, and tires. It's impossible to know that they're junk ahead of time, since they look and fight back just like real fish. (No idea how or why they fight, but they do.) In City Folk, some villagers may end up locked out of their houses, leaving you to fish for the key. In ''New Leaf'', you can prevent this by enacting the "Beautify Our Town" ordinance which, among other effects, keeps you from fishing up garbage.

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* It can happen in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series. You can get boots, cans, and tires. It's impossible to know that they're junk ahead of time, since they look and fight back just like real fish. (No idea how or why they fight, but they do.) In City Folk, ''City Folk'', some villagers may end up locked out of their houses, leaving you to fish for the key. In ''New Leaf'', you can prevent this by enacting the "Beautify Our Town" ordinance which, among other effects, keeps you from fishing up garbage.



* {{MMORPG}} ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' has a fishing skill and minigame. Aside from fish, catches include any number of different items, including quests, clothing and armour, crafting items, etc. Some items can only be found via fishing. The higher the player's rank, the more valuable the items (and fish) that can be caught.

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* The {{MMORPG}} ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' has a fishing skill and minigame. Aside from fish, catches include any number of different items, including quests, clothing and armour, crafting items, etc. Some items can only be found via fishing. The higher the player's rank, the more valuable the items (and fish) that can be caught.



* ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' and the ''{{FATE}}'' series involve fishing minigames where the fish sometimes contain items. It's usually jewelry or gems, but sometimes other things. There are also actual fish, which when fed to your pet turn it into a [[PowerUpFood powerful]] PetMonstrosity.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' and the ''{{FATE}}'' ''VideoGame/{{FATE}}'' series involve fishing minigames where the fish sometimes contain items. It's usually jewelry or gems, but sometimes other things. There are also actual fish, which when fed to your pet turn it into a [[PowerUpFood powerful]] PetMonstrosity.
14th Jul '17 11:42:02 PM Vir
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* In the text-based MMORPG World of Hollow, fishing can net you various fish, a boot, or even a new fishing pole. It's a bit of a game to see if you can fish new poles out of the lake faster than you break them on fish that get away.

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* In the text-based MMORPG World ''World of Hollow, Hollow'', fishing can net you various fish, a boot, or even a new fishing pole. It's a bit of a game to see if you can fish new poles out of the lake faster than you break them on fish that get away.
13th Jul '17 12:44:29 PM dotchan
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* [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}]] [[http://strips.garfield.com/iimages/1996/ga960723.gif once tried to fish for mice]] using a [[StockAnimalDiet chunk of]] CartoonCheese. He caught a tiny boot instead.

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* [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': The title character [[http://strips.garfield.com/iimages/1996/ga960723.gif once tried to fish for mice]] using a [[StockAnimalDiet chunk of]] CartoonCheese. He caught a tiny boot instead.
30th Apr '17 12:54:50 PM nombretomado
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* Occurs in some of the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games that feature fishing, such as ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown''. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'', you actually have to catch a Bottle so you can [[spoiler:propose to the mermaid, Leia.]]

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* Occurs in some of the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games that feature fishing, such as ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown''. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'', you actually have to catch a Bottle so you can [[spoiler:propose to the mermaid, Leia.]]
21st Apr '17 10:08:29 PM nombretomado
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* The "7Seas" MiniGame in ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' has a variety of boots you can catch with your fishing pole. Like the {{Suikoden}} example above, these are wearable items and often have shiny {{bling}}.

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* The "7Seas" MiniGame in ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' has a variety of boots you can catch with your fishing pole. Like the {{Suikoden}} VideoGame/{{Suikoden}} example above, these are wearable items and often have shiny {{bling}}.
18th Mar '17 7:09:51 PM nombretomado
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* [[UnderTheSea Maraqua]] from ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' has "Underwater Fishing", where boots, tin cans, driftwood, broken fishing poles, and other pieces of junk are frequent catches.

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* [[UnderTheSea Maraqua]] from ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' has "Underwater Fishing", where boots, tin cans, driftwood, broken fishing poles, and other pieces of junk are frequent catches.
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