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Why Can't I Donate Lures in "Fishing Clash?"

Jesse is a lifelong gamer and as competitive as they come. The following is one of many experiences he would like to share.

See how many coins you can earn by donating as often as possible.

See how many coins you can earn by donating as often as possible.

All About Lure Donations

Whether you have read my article about lure packs or are just wondering how lure donations in a clan work, worry no more. You will find all the information you seek in the following segments.

Lure donations and requests are commonly overlooked strategy aspects of the game for earning XP, coins, and some free lures. The reason a lot of people don't put as much effort into lure donations or requests is they are ignorant of the benefits that add up over time.

If you are fairly new to the game, the donation/request features can have a dramatic effect on your ability to level up. In this article, I will discuss how many lures you can donate on a daily basis, how many coins and XP you can gain by doing so, and the best lures to ask for when requesting, as well as some other useful tips.

First Things First: Create or Join a Clan

Before you can do any of this, you'll need to join or create a clan. While you can create your own clan, I encourage most players to join already active clans with a high number of members.

Once you have joined or created a clan, you will see an "Ask for lures" button at the bottom left corner of your clan chat screen. If you have joined an active clan, wait until you speak with a clan member before throwing up a request. Most clan leaders and members won't mind if you do post a request immediately, but some clan leaders may decide to boot you without notice, rendering your request (that comes around only every 7 hours) useless.

Another prerequisite that I have in my clan is that the new person requesting must have donated to a fellow clan member before receiving lures. In other words, it's always a good idea to donate early and often after joining a clan so other members don't think you are a leech.

How Many Lures Can I Donate Per Day?

At one time, this was one of the most commonly asked questions about Fishing Clash. Developers addressed this question, partially, but never went in-depth about how much rare and epic lure donations affect your daily limit.

Through experimentation, I have finally gathered approximate donation limits for rare and epic lures. To come up with this estimate, I had to base the donations off of coin totals that were given for the donation of each different lure type.

If a common lure is worth 5 coins and a rare lure is worth 25 coins, then an epic lure is worth 125 coins. The maximum amount of coins you can get from donating lures per day is 1,200 coins.

If you divide that number by 25, you find that you are able to donate up to 48 rare lures per day. If you divide it by 125, you find that you are able to donate a maximum of 9 epic lures per day. This number varies, based on the different lure level types you donate. It is nearly impossible to keep up with unless you write down each donation when you make them.

Just remember that a common donation is worth 5 coins, a rare donation is worth 25 coins, and an epic donation is worth 125 coins and you should be able to figure out how close you are to your limit. To help you understand how many lures of each lure level type you can donate per day, I have provided a table below.

Amount of Lures You Can Donate on a Daily Basis Based on Your Rank

RankCommon Lure Daily LimitRare Lure Daily LimitEpic Lure Daily Limit

Roach

60

12

2

Perch

60

12

2

Bass

60

12

2

Dorado

120

24

4

Salmon

120

24

4

Carp

120

24

4

Pike

180

36

7

Catfish

200

40

8

Sturgeon

220

44

8

Shark

240

48

9

How Many Lures Can I Request Per Day?

The lure request timer is set at an odd interval of 7 hours. For the life of me, I cannot understand why developers thought it was a good idea to only allow members to request every 7 hours, but it is what it is. It just makes my job explaining it a little more difficult.

So, to get an overall daily estimate, we will figure out how many times you can request lures on a weekly basis, which is 24. Now I know just about nobody is going to be on that lure request button every 7 hours for a week, but this is just an example of how many lures you can request if you were able to do so.

The maximum amount of common lures that even the highest-ranked player can get on a daily basis is 137.14 (960 per week). The maximum amount of rare lures for the highest rank is 13.71 per day (96 per week). Of course, this excludes events that allow you to request at different intervals.

While this information may seem uninteresting to most, you can use the table below to see how quickly you would be able to get a certain amount of lures for a particular fish if you were to request every chance you get.

Amount of Lures You Can Request Based on Your Rank

RankCommon (Every 7 Hours)Rare (Every 7 Hours)Common (Per Week)Rare (Per Week)

Roach

10

1

240

24

Perch

10

1

240

24

Bass

10

1

240

24

Dorado

20

2

480

48

Salmon

20

2

480

48

Carp

20

2

480

48

Pike

30

3

720

72

Catfish

30

3

720

72

Sturgeon

30

3

720

72

Shark

40

4

960

96

How Does Your Rank Affect Your Donation/Request Limits?

The next bit of information relates to how your trophy level can impact your donations and ability to earn XP and coins. A lot of people may tell you that that 3,000 trophy level doesn't have any advantages, but that is far from correct.

While there is no difference or impact from being either a 2,200 trophy player or 2,999 trophy player, there is a huge gap between that 2,999 and 3,000+ trophy level. Being a 3,000 plus trophy player allows you a 25% higher request and donation limit.

While players with 2,200-2,999 trophies can only donate 6 lures per request and request only 30 lures at a time, players above 3,000 trophies can donate 8 lures per request and request 40 lures at a time. So, if you've ever needed the motivation to get to that top level, this would be the most persuasive reason.

You can refer to the tables above and below to see the difference in donation and request limits by rank to see how it affects you.

Amount of Lures You Can Donate to Each Request Based on Your Rank

RankCommonRare

Roach

1

1

Perch

2

1

Bass

2

1

Dorado

4

1

Salmon

4

1

Carp

4

1

Pike

6

1

Catfish

6

1

Sturgeon

6

1

Shark

8

1

Which Lures Should I Request?

This fairly common question has a simple answer. Request what you need. The hard part is knowing what you need. Depending on your rank, you will encounter more duels at different locations.

If you are a 2,500 trophy level, you may realize that many of your duels are in higher-level fisheries. If that is the case, it makes sense that you should probably request the weaker lures in those fisheries.

Another great tip is to keep up with Fishing Clash on Facebook. In most cases, developers will hint at upcoming events. If a particular fishery is mentioned, it would probably be a good idea to start requesting lures in those particular fisheries.

As for me, I am more apt to request rare lures than I am to request common. You've likely noticed that you acquire far more common lures from packs. As I mentioned earlier, you can get up to 96 rare lures per week through requests, which is enough to allow you to upgrade to a level 7 rare lure in no time.

© 2018 Jesse James

Comments

Jackie on March 18, 2020:

Where do you go to donate a lure?

Shane on July 12, 2018:

Hi, im not understanding why i can not donate a lure, the donation tab is greyed out and when i try to activate or click on the donation tab nothing happens, what am i doing wrong.

Kc on June 04, 2018:

Can somebody please tell me how you make donations I must be over looking it somewhere but I don't even see a button in the game that says donate

Jesse James (author) from Crooked Letter State on April 18, 2018:

Hi. During lure based events, the donation counter goes down to three hours. It is normally seven hours. It has been hard to gather info about how many lures you can donate during the three hour time-frame, since the lure events only come around every month or two. I will research as much as I can on the three hour time frame and lure events, but they are definitely hard to approximate.

ThatDudeJaZy on April 18, 2018:

If you'd like to update the information provided, Not sure if this was changed in a recent update or is based on Clan or Individual ranking or what not, but I noticed I am able to request lures every 3 hours as opposed to the 7 hours mentioned in this article. I do appreciate the effort you put into trying to gather the figures for the article. I'm not sure how accurate the part about donation limit based on amount of coins received, but I will try to check that out myself when possible.. Me and my clan have been trying to figure out what determines how many lures can be donated or requested per Lure Request for the purpose of maximizing members abilities to complete Lure donation based challenges. So any updated or newly learned information or figures would be greatly appreciated whether it be through a new article, updating this one, or even possibly reaching out personally to me if possible. Thank you again for the time and effort you put into the writing and research of this article.