I don't feel fishing is balanced. It's not fun to do. I love to hunt, I like to craft leather, but the bummer is fishing.
I have to get a shovel to get worms. I may get lucky making a garden with a hoe or pickaxe, but a shovel is where it's at. I also have to find an ashwood tree. Thank you for making those easier to find now. I did notice. ;) Next, you gotta have a knife to get the stick. Once you get the stick, you gotta find a rope or guts(or are guts only for bows). Once you find that, you gotta find some bone or a fishing hook. After all that monumental hard work, you have a second to catch a fish maybe...and when you do, it's a carp, and all it gives ya are guts.
It's just not balanced, and it's no fun.
I would suggest maybe making fishing poles an item in the game. Especially around the um, fishing boats...I don't think it's unreasonable to find a fishing pole with line and hook all in one. You can certainly find an AK with everything except the bullets, I don't see the problem with finding a fishing pole you gotta find worms(still needs a shovel and that's fair) and a pond for.
Also, can we make a fish filet from carp?