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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001854Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Fishingpublic2010-05-13 06:562016-03-27 22:10
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PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.03 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001854: if cavern pool has no fish, fishers never give up trying to fish there.
DescriptionThis is really minor, and resolved by toady fixing 0000232.

If you designate an underground lake as a fishing zone, the fishers will go over and try to fish it. When they catch nothing the log says 'There is nothing to catch in the <LOCATION> cavern.' However, unlike surface fishing zones and artificial cisterns, the fishers will never give up. The zone always says there's [SQUARES] possible fishing space, and the fishers will just sit there fishing, catching nothing, and spamming the log.
Steps To Reproduce1) find an underground fish free cavern pool
2) designate it as a fishing zone
3) watch fishers
Additional Informationfor a 'Workaround,' don't designate underground cavern lakes as fishing zones unless there's fish! (I've never once had fish in my caverns).
TagsCave, cavern, fish, zone
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0002015resolvedToady One Fishing in a river still reports no fish 
related to 0005703resolvedToady One Underground lake, despite having fish, is always reported as "there is nothing to catch" 

-  Notes
Ducky (reporter)
2010-06-19 20:56

As of .08 dwarves will continue to try to fish in caverns even after reporting no fish. Also as of .08, I have never caught anything in a cavern ever.
Leperous (reporter)
2010-06-20 03:07

I have never caught a fish in a cavern either - usually (but not always) turtles from pools, and various fish (always) from rivers.
Ducky (reporter)
2010-07-24 10:28

Looking at the populations of a freshly created world, the fact that I've never caught cave lobsters or cave fish may have something to do with the fact that there are only around 58,000 of each on the entire planet. Surface fish, on the other hand, have populations measuring in the millions.

Vermin populations for the underground are really low in general, actually. None of them in this world have broken 60k.
UristMcDorf (reporter)
2011-09-08 20:56
edited on: 2011-09-08 21:36

Re: the workaround, you need to not designate underground zones *and* set zone-only fishing (o-z-f).

Killzemallgod (reporter)
2016-03-27 22:10

This appears to be fixed, dwarfs ran out of fish to catch so they have stopped fishing.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-05-13 06:56 derigo New Issue
2010-05-13 07:34 derigo Tag Attached: Cave
2010-05-13 07:34 derigo Tag Attached: fish
2010-05-13 07:34 derigo Tag Attached: zone
2010-05-13 07:34 derigo Tag Attached: cavern
2010-06-19 20:56 Ducky Note Added: 0008741
2010-06-20 03:07 Leperous Note Added: 0008756
2010-07-24 10:28 Ducky Note Added: 0010919
2010-07-24 10:36 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0002015
2010-11-20 07:55 Another Issue Monitored: Another
2011-09-08 20:56 UristMcDorf Note Added: 0018694
2011-09-08 20:59 UristMcDorf Note Edited: 0018694 View Revisions
2011-09-08 21:36 UristMcDorf Note Edited: 0018694 View Revisions
2012-03-25 19:34 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0005703
2016-03-27 22:10 Killzemallgod Note Added: 0034930

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