How to build a pond in The Sims 4

When you know how to build a pond in The Sims 4 you can overhaul your outdoor space with a fancy water feature, and helpfully this option is available through both the base game and the Cottage Living expansion. Players had waited a long time for this to be officially added to The Sims 4, as before it they had to make do with cobbling something together using plants and a small pool, which was clearly sub-optimal! Not only does a Sims 4 pond add a touch of class to your garden, but you can also go fishing there without having to leave home.

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Working out how to build a pond in The Sims 4 isn’t quite as straightforward as building a pool, so here’s how to get started. Coming up we cover all the things you need to do to actually build a pond, as well how to accessorize it, add fish to it, as well as catch fish, and more.

How to build a pond in The Sims 4

How to add fish to ponds in The Sims 4

A well-established Sims 4 pond, with trees, fish, and various wildlife

(Image credit: EA / Maxis)

To turn your beautiful new pond into a fisherman’s paradise, you’ll need to first add the “Fishing Allowed Sign” to your pond from the “Pond Objects” section of the “Outdoor Water Decor”. Selecting the sign in Live Mode will allow your sims to add fish, and also see which fish are available to catch in each pond. 

However, in order to add fish to a pond your sims will have to have already registered some fish in their notebook – you can’t just buy them from a catalogue or anything. There are two easy ways to do this though:

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