Stop catfishing and get down to some real sporting action – it’s time to check out the best PS4 fishing games of 2022.
I’m not fishing for compliments here, but I reckon this could be the best fishing games list on the whole internet, right?
Though I guess if you don’t like it, there are plenty of other fish in the sea…
It can only get better from hereon out, folks!
With some of the most stunning scenery I’ve seen on any of the best PS4 games and realistic simulator action that test your nerves to the limit, these games will seal the deal for any fishing enthusiasts out there.
I’m just gonna’ dive right in and crack on with the first title in our list or I’ll be here with these poor jokes all day!
The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing kickstarts our best PS4 fishing games list. Imagine taking on monstrous fish around the world without leaving the comfort of your sofa.
With stunning locations that look good enough to jump through your TV into, players can search for and bag 35 different species of fish, working with the environment and using all their skills to to take on 125 different boss fish.
We’re not talking Boss Nass from Star Wars… they’re just big fish.
From Pearl Lake in Malaysia to Loch Mickle in Scotland, set your line in beautiful scenes and get tactical with your moves.
Pick the perfect angling spot, choose which equipment would be best suited to your scenario, work with the weather, and take the time of day into account.
This isn’t just a fishing game; it’s a fishing science extravaganza.
If you want to find out what it’s like to compete in a pro fishing tournament, then you should be angling towards Rapala Fishing Pro Series.
Compete to become the best angler around as you aim to catch the eye of the top fishing brand in the world.
It’s every fishers’ dream, right?
Travel across North America as you track down and catch the top-most sought after species of fish, from Northern Pike to Large Mouth Bass.
There are so many authentic items to call upon that you might well have used in your own fishing adventures too.
Jump in a Ranger boat, call upon real-life lures, utilise underwater cams, and feel the thrill of the reel as you battle monster and legendary fish through all weather conditions.
Speaking of legendary fish, Legendary Fishing takes the Number 8 spot in our best PS4 fishing games list!
Ok, so you’re not going to hook King Zora from Zora’s Domain, but you might be lucky enough to bag King Salmon, his lesser-known cousin.
Unlocking gear is one of the best bits about this game, with addictive missions to play through in stunning locations alongside your mates or fishing-fanatic family.
If you’re looking for a fishing game to help you get better at fishing games, then the 80 missions that get gradually harder will help you achieve this goal.
Discovering how to fish differently through all four seasons is cool too (Winter is obviously cooler because of the temperature drop…).
Let’s talk about the graphics too; just check out the ripples on the water and the reflection of the trees in the distance. The PS4 is a mighty machine!
Dovetail Games: Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is the newest game in our compendium, dropping on both the PS4 and the PS5.
If you love your Bassmaster Series fishing, then this 100% licensed game will bring you all the sponsors, action, equipment, and, more importantly, fish, to your living room.
And guess what; you can now actually challenge your favourite pro anglers in stunning locations! How cool is that?!
Customise your angler, jump aboard boats, become the Bassmaster Champion, or compete against your mates.
Online play is amazing too – it now has an MMO mode where you can compete to become the global champion.
Something else for me to get beaten at by everybody in the universe!
Everyone loves road trips, right? So if I was to throw a Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure into the mix, you’d grab your rod and head to the car, right?
Summer sun, the open road, and a whole load of fish waiting for you to catch them. What’s not to love about that?
This next title in out best PS4 fishing games list sees players trying their hand at fishing in different locations, delving into freshwater fishing and deep sea fishing, all while basking in the Summer rays.
Plus, there are legendary fish to catch, but I don’t know how you’re going to manage getting them back in the car with you.
The premise of this game is more about the action-packed thrill of the catch and not the hunting around for different fish. It’s one that you can stick on and have fun with straight away rather than one that takes a lot of concentration, which is just what we all need sometimes after a long day of work.
Fishing: North Atlantic deviates from the traditional line fishing theme of the previous games and throws you into the deep end… literally.
North Atlantic is the popular sequel to another game that you might well see further down this list. Players take to the wild seas in a fishing boat as they take part in a very realistic fishing simulator.
All you need is someone to splash you with water as you play, and you could really be there!
Discover a whole new side to Nova Scotia while traversing real fishing routes, pursuing fish of all shapes and size.
Use everything from harpoons to lobster pots as you nail that catch, dealing with brutal weather changes while trying out 25 different ship types.
The GPS and AI in this game are phenomenal, as is getting the chance to experience what it might be like to captain a fishing boat through winter.
Fill your allotted quotas, and don’t drown. Easy, right?
Dovetail Games Euro Fishing just misses out on the bronze medal in our best PS4 fishing games list. Bring all the action of the sport into your living room, kitchen, or even the bathroom if you can see your TV from the toilet.
Euro Fishing uses a state-of-the-art physics-based casting and reeling system called ‘Total Cast Control’. Dive into the easy to follow tutorial on how to cast before moving onto real-life locations spread throughout Europe.
Just look at that still above! Everything from the sun glare on the camera to the angles of the trees is perfect.
The fish in this game are incredibly clever. They act as real fish would, changing location and behaviour depending on the time of day, the temperature of the water, and the weather.
Play against mates or go it alone as you pick the best equipment for the job, working out your plan of attack and catching those big-money fish!
Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour – Collectors Edition slides into 3rd place. With the tagline of the ‘most authentic fishing simulator ever made’, you’d hope it could live up to this legendary accolade.
Luckily, it is one heck of a game jam-packed with real life scenarios and the need to tactically use your noggin.
Whereas Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure is more of a relaxed play, Fishing Sim World tests your knowledge of the sport to the limit. Fish across North America and Europe as you bag the perfect catch.
All the tackle you could ever dream of appears in this game. You’ll need it if you want to get all eighteen species of fish too!
Utilise sonar and GPS to track down your prize. There’s no time limit; you can play at your own speed and really get into the nitty-gritty of the sport.
Play with up to four mates or get online and compete against fishers over the globe!
Fishing: Barents Sea – Complete Edition takes the 2nd spot in our best PS4 fishing games of all time, and man is it a good one!
This release for home consoles incorporates the original Windows game and all the add-on content released afterwards. It’s a one-stop-shop for all your fishing SIM needs!
As the prequel to North Atlantic, Barents Sea sees players heading out into the Norwegian Sea. From your grandfather’s old boat to your very own state-of-the-art vessel, work you way up as you explore the treacherous waters.
Barents Sea shook the scene up by providing a look at how commercial fishers work as opposed to recreational fishers. It’s a great insight into how the whole process works from scanning to planning quotas and controlling your trawl.
Players even have to recruit members at the pub and head to the shops to buy supplies.
Can you make a tidy profit, or will your whole adventure be a bit of a damp squib?
We’ve reeled in the winner, folks, and The Fisherman: Fishing Planet is ‘o-fish-ially’ the best PS4 fishing game of 2022.
It stands to reason that a game made by fishing enthusiasts for fishing lovers would top our best fishing games list, right?
With a whopping 143 species of fish to catch, The Fisherman blows the competition clean out of the water. Try your hand at everything from spinning to trolling… which isn’t saying harsh things to fish.
Everything from the day-night cycle to playing through four seasons as you watch the scenery around you change is pure brilliance.
And, with 19 different stages including rivers and lakes across the world, you won’t get bored in a hurry. Add in over 1,000 different items that you can equip, and this title intsantly becomes the most immersive fishing game ever made!
Join forces with angles over the globe as you make teams, or go head to head with your mates. There are so many ways to play and so much you can learn as you progress too.
Yes, The Fisherman: Fishing Planet wins the best PS4 fishing games challenge outright, and long may it reign!
Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.