I’ve collected a bunch of cards, got a new fishing pole (which I can’t use in any of the current areas) and have increased my fishing level by two. I started as Beginner, got trough Amateur and now I’m an Intermediate.
I’ve helped a girl named Ayaha to find her brother Ren. Ren is also fishing for the River King, so we agreed to help each other out. Later on, I’ve helped Ayaha to send a monster child down river (cause that’s where it wanted to go). Ren helped me do this, but not before I got him a White-Spotted Trout card. After helping the monster, it unlocked a new area, and joined me as a new pet
In the new area, I’ve met another fisherman who thinks he’s the best. To prove I’m just as good, I have to catch an 8 inch Ayu and show it to him.
EDIT: I’ve increased my level further. Now I’m an Expert fisherman. I also evolved my pet a few steps. Now he can crush rocks which opened up some other fishing spots on the existing areas. I also got a bunch of new cards and I’ve got an upgraded fishing rod. Now those big fishies aren’t such a problem anymore.
I got the Ayu fish for that fisherman and now he wants to be my rival. He got me in to a contest with him and Ren which I naturally won. All I got was a lame snack as a prize.
Afterwards, I bought a bigger fish basket. Now I can fit 30 fishes inside which means it will be easier to collect cards. I also got a bunch of insect and flower cards.
In the third area, I competed with an old man in washing beans. I won and that opened the fourth area downstream. There I met a monster that was picking on a monster baby. The baby ran away, and shortly after, so did the monster.