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Hope County Master Angler in Far Cry 5

Hope County Master Angler82 (30)

Acquire all 4 Fishing Rods (Campaign only).

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Achievement Guide for Hope County Master Angler

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TCrash55
215,735 (130,665)
TCrash55
Achievement won on 01 Apr 18
TA Score for this game: 1,456
Posted on 01 April 18 at 06:56, Edited on 05 April 18 at 19:57
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The solution above is great on how to get Old Betsy Fishing Rod but that is only 1 of the 4. The 4 Rods you need to unlock for the achievement are:

Basic Fishing Rod can be bought for $300 from the shop
Natural Fishing Rod can be bought for $800 from the shop
Wonderboy Fishing Rod is unlocked by completing Skylar missionsThe Admiral and Gone Fishin'
Old Betsy Fishing Rod is unlocked by catching fish that beat the County Record
Holland Valley Region - Fall's End, inside Spread Eagle Bar in the back left.
Pallid Sturgeon - 55 lbs
Paddlefish Sturgeon - 112 lbs
Herbane River Region - Hope County Jail, door to the left of the shop entrance
Smallmouth Bass - 6 lbs
Largemouth Bass - 8 lbs
Rock Bass - 3 lbs
Whitetail Mountain Region - In Wolfs Den behind the shop counter
Chinook Salmon - 27 lbs
Kokanee Salmon - 6 lbs
Arctic Grayline Salmon - 3 lbs
All Regions (Hope County) - Left side on any of the 3 boards
Bull Trout - 21 lbs
Golden Trout - 4 lbs
Lake Trout - 37 lbs
Rainbow Trout - 28 lbs

Here is a Video Guide to help with Old Betsy thanks to Maka91:


You have to fish in the spots marked as "hard" on the map ie: Golden Trout (Hard) located directly south of Rye and Sons Aviation. Also I found it really helps if you change your bobber by first holding down cn_LB then while holding cn_LB press cn_RB and while the Fishing Rod is highlighted press cn_Y to switch your bobber to the one that is the same as the fish you are trying to catch. These bobbers are:
Basic Mayfly
Hybrid Sturgeon
Salmon Egg
Bass Popper
Trout Bugger
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ComboChrist
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ComboChrist
Achievement won on 15 Apr 18
TA Score for this game: 1,714
Posted on 15 April 18 at 04:47
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Not sure if this works for everyone but if you have the last fish not counting for you try this:

>Save manually and quit the game COMPLETELY i.e. quit to main menu, (B) to switch profile, close game
>fast-travel to whatever location the fish is located
>get one with the right weight (I actually got 2 of mine)
>DO NOT FAST-TRAVEL FROM THIS POINT ON
>go to the hub / the leaderboard with the ribbons ( always located in the "Hub" of each region, see solution above)
>mine unlocked as soon as I entered Wolfs Den

This might have been a coincidence, maybe you just have to wait for a minutes after obtaining the last fish.

Feedback appreciated
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thug 4ng3l
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thug 4ng3l
Achievement won on 15 Apr 18
TA Score for this game: 1,714
Posted on Yesterday at 05:04
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One quick way of getting this achievement is by playing with someone in coop who has all the rods.
They can swap the rod they are holding with one on the ground and all you have to do is pick it up.
I did this with the old Betsy rod and got this rod before I completed Skylar's mission smile
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