I'm new to this forum so Hi all!
So this happened some months ago, I did put in a GM ticket at the time but otherwise I've sat on it since. I'm dying of curiosity. I'm sure the GM's won't say anything and I've tried talking to the individual involved but respect their desire to "not talk about it".
I show up for the tourney one fine Sunday and everything is going smoothly till ~6 min into it then *bang* "We have a winner!" I had been doing this long enough to know the usual time is closer to 20 min and some quick mental math tells me that even if someone managed to stay put the whole time and just keep casting that 6 just shouldn't be possible. Also a quick armory check showed the winners skill to be in the low 200's. I guess thats high enough to guarantee catches with good lures but it still made it look even weirder.
I know you can't hang on to fish from one Sunday to the next, to be perfectly honest I tested that out myself. I've seen 3rd party stuff for auto fishing, but without going into a debate on the ethics involved, I've never seen anything, glider or hack, that would result in fishing faster or in getting a school to spawn faster. Further if someone were to use such a thing wouldn't they be clever enough to wait at least till the 15-16 min mark ? I've seen several times that fast and while suspect thats not outright undoable. Why raise suspicion with an obviously impossible time?
So any thought on what might have happened there? I feel a little stupid even talking about this and I hope I'm not breaking some kind of taboo by doing this. The last thing I want is to encourage bad sportsmanship so if anyone knows for sure it was a hack, please, I DO NOT want details. But if theres any possible way this was legit I'd sure love to know all about that and I'd like to bring my opinion of this guy back out of the gutter.
On another note whats the fastest time you guys have seen the tourney won? My wins came in at 19 and 26 min respectively.