Summary: I think the other reviewers here either have not played the game much, have not fished much, or have not gotten too far in the game. In both arcade and tournament modes, there comes a point when the line breaks constantly no matter what you do. In tournament it happens with the big fish (secret is to slow down your reeling, but even then you will only land 10% of fish you hook) and in arcade it is at the dam level. "Broken line!" comes after almost every hookup.