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Pa's Fishing Aid
Attack statistics
dmg/attack: 80
dmg/projectile: 4.444
DPS: 80
attacks/sec: 1 (unmodified: 2.25)
# of projectiles: 18
spread: 1
crit dmg: 40
crit chance: x 1
ammo type: Shotgun Shells
ammo per shot: 2
ammo capacity: 2
shots/reload: 1
skill: Small Guns
AP: 35
item HP: 300
repair: Drum-Magazine Combat Shotguns
weight: 6
value: 350
base id: xx00d5b3
The following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Pa's Fishing Aid is a unique version of Double-Barrel Shotgun added to Fallout 3 with the Point Lookout add-on.

It looks identical to its regular version, Double-Barrel Shotgun, but differs in damage, price and other characteristics. It can only be repaired with Combat Shotguns.

It deals less damage per shot than the Double-Barrel Shotgun but this is made up for with a higher Critical Hit damage. Pa's Fishing Aid, without any perks, in a single Sneak Attack Critical to the head outside of V.A.T.S. deals a whopping 3200 points of damage, which would make it powerful enough to kill just about any enemy in the game in one shot.


This weapon was not placed in the game and must be obtained through the console.


  • This weapon deals the same damage in a non-critical hit as The Terrible Shotgun, but has a much smaller magazine (not clip). Critical hit damage outside of V.A.T.S., however, is much larger due the larger number of pellets.

Behind the scenes

The name is most likely a reference to the commonly known idiom "shooting fish in a barrel" or a method of fishing known as "shotgun fishing" (in which a fisher simply fires a large rifle or shotgun into a pond, using the shockwaves to kill everything).

Point Lookout (add-on)
Weapons of Fallout 3

This article uses material from the "Pa's Fishing Aid" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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