New World Fishing: How to Level Up Fast (& Other Tips)

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This should hopefully be the most detailed and valuable guide to fishing in New World on the entire internet.

I spent countless hours trying to find the best way for how to level up fishing in New World, and on top of this I tracked every single fish I caught in a spreadsheet. I tested using different fishing poles, different locations and different baits.

Then, I analyzed it all to put together this definitive New World fishing leveling guide.

This guide should set you up to rank up fishing to level 200 efficiently. You’ll also catch plenty of rare fish to allow you to make money from fishing in New World too.

I’ll cover:

  • Fishing poles
  • Bait
  • Water depth
  • Which fish you can catch in each location
  • The most efficient way to fish
  • Bonuses and perks

And much, more more.

So, if you’re looking to level up your fishing skill as quickly as possible, I’ve got a range of great tips to share with you below in this definitive New World fishing guide.

Where to Get a Fishing Rod

If you go through the beginner quests at the start of the game, you’ll naturally acquire a fishing pole. That said, here’s how to get a fishing rod in New World:

  1. Locate Master Fisher Michael Shield. You’ll find him at the Broad Fishing Hotspot in Windsward.
  2. Accept his quest.
  3. You’ll be awarded with a fishing pole when you return to Master Fisher Michael Shield with the items he asks you for, and you can immediately begin fishing.

If you want to get a better fishing pole in New World, we have a guide for that.

Where to Get Bait

You can find Firefly Bait by looking in Bulrush or Briar plants, both of which can be found surrounding the lake at the Broad Fishing Hotspot and respawn quickly. You’ll only get bait from Bulrush approximately 10% of the time, and from Briar, approximately 25% of the time, so make sure you keep searching.

To get bait for saltwater, pick up Flint at night time. You’ll pick up plenty of Nightcrawler bait, which differs to the worse bait that collects during the day time.

How Effective is Bait at Catching Rare Fish?

After getting my hands on some bait, I was eager to find out just how effective it was — after all, you don’t actually need bait to fish.

The game promises an increased chance of landing rarer fish when using certain baits. With Firefly Bait, for example, you get “a large boost to chance of catching better fish in fresh water”.

But I’m a curious type — what is a large boost? How many more rare fish do you catch with bait?

So here’s what I did: I caught 374 fish (and other items), roughly half of which were using Firefly Bait and roughly half of which weren’t using any bait. I also tested at various depths (very shallow, shallow, and deep) whilst fishing at the Broad Fishing Hotspot, but I avoided using the hotspot in the lake that’s particularly good for finding tadpoles in New World.

I tracked everything one by one in my spreadsheet as I caught them.

Here’s what I found:

  • Of 162 items (including fish, treasure chests and other items) that I caught without using bait, 6 were rare — 3.7%. 23 were also uncommon, or 14.2%. The remainder were common.
  • Of 212 items that I caught whilst using bait, 8 were rare — 3.8%. 27 were uncommon — 12.7%. The remainder were common.

It doesn’t take a genius to spot that the “large boost” to catching rarer fish seems to be missing? Overall, the percentage of common fish was actually larger whilst using bait.

But rarity isn’t the only thing that can judge how ‘good’ an item is, so I also tracked how much XP I earned for every fish too. You get more XP for rarer items but you also get more XP for larger fish too, so perhaps you catch more large fish with bait?

  • The average XP I earned whilst not using bait was 124.1.
  • The average XP I earned whilst using bait was 124.9.

Both of these figures account for the 10 XP you get for a successful hook on your line.

With only a difference of 0.8 XP, I can’t confidently say that you get more good fish when using bait compared to not using it.

However, there is one important thing I noticed:

Is Using Bait More Efficient?

Not only was I tracking fish, rarity, XP, fishing depth and more, I also timed how long it took to hook a fish when using bait compared to not using it.

Here’s what I found…

Using bait is much more efficient than not using bait.

If you’re looking to level up fishing rank in New World fast, you’ll want to use bait. This is simple but extremely effective — and one of my favorite New World fishing tips.

The efficiency boost you get depends on the depth you’re fishing at, but I found that using bait was significantly more efficient at hooking a fish — this is the stage after you’ve cast your fishing line out and you’re waiting for a bite.

If we assume that it takes around 20 seconds on average to reel in your fish or item, and it takes another 5 seconds on average to finish the fishing animation and to re-cast out your line, then using bait is somewhere between 15%-43% more efficient.

Why such a large range? Well…

Fishing in New World is Most Efficient at Deep Depths

If you’re looking to level up fishing ranks quickly in New World then you’ll definitely want to land your line — with bait equipped — into deep water when casting it out. Please note, this excludes active hotspots.

Active hotspots are better than deep water, but assuming there are no hotspots, deep water is best.

If you can’t find any deep water (you could just go to the Broad Fishing Hotspot and fish in the spot pictured above) then your next best bet is shallow water, but if you’re looking to rank up fast then avoid very shallow water at all costs because it’s so inefficient.

I found that the average time to get a bite when using bait in deep water was around 4.5 seconds. In very shallow water, it was closer to 15 seconds. Shallow water falls somewhere in the middle.

Without using bait, these times vary between around 9 seconds on average for deep water, all the way up to around 25 seconds for a bite at very shallow depths.

So, whilst bait doesn’t appear to be great for landing rare fish right now, it’s definitely the best fishing method for fast XP in New World — and it’s best done at deep depths, too.

However, the time spent gathering bait might actually offset the time you save when fishing at deep depths, so this is something else you should consider. I’d recommend buying bait if you want to rank up in the quickest time.

To continue my attack on very shallow water, I didn’t hook a single Treasure Chest in this depth either — I caught quite a few in deep waters and a smaller number in shallow depths.

How to Maximize Fishing Efficiency

To best most efficient when you’re leveling fishing, cast your fishing line across the shortest distance possible so you spend less time throwing it out.

When you’re reeling the fish in, max out the indicator as much as you can without the red ever filling up. Let it close all the way and open it again as far as you can, and repeat.

Rarer fish and bigger fish provide more of a battle to reel in, so you can tell far in advance whether you’re getting a good catch or not.

When you’ve finished reeling the fish in, make sure to click once to skip the unhooking animation.

Does Size Matter?

One thing I noticed during my experiment is that the use of bait did seem to improve the size of the fish I was catching, at least a little bit.

My chances of catching large fish were pretty similar between using bait versus not using it and I haven’t caught a large enough quantity of large fish to have any statistical significance to judge yet.

However, when it came to medium-sized fish, I did catch them at a noticeably more frequent rate with bait (33% of the time) compared to not using bait (26.5% of the time).

What Are Fishing Hotspots?

Fishing Hotspots are special places where you would see a school of fish in a specific location. You will be able to see this on your map when a Fishing Hotspot is active.

You will see a hexagon-like outline with a fishing icon that will show you what kind of Fishing Hotspot has spawned. If you do not see the fishing icon, there is no Fishing Hotspot active for now.

There are 3 kinds of Fishing Hotspots.

  1. Broad Hotspots (1-star)
  2. Rare Hotspots (2-star)
  3. Secret Hotspots (3-star)

These Fishing Hotspots vary in rarity, respawn rates, and fish counts. The higher the star rating, the better the rarity.

To put it into perspective, here is the list of the possible rare fish drop rates for each type of Fishing Hotspot.

Fishing HotspotCommon FishUncommon FishRare FishLegendary FishFish CountRespawn Time
Broad Hotspot45%40%10%<5%3030 minutes
Rare Hotspot0%65%30%5%2045 minutes
Secret Hotspot0%20%70%10%1045 – 90 minutes

This list is a rough estimate because there are a lot of things that can affect your fishing such as gear, attributes, bait, and modifiers. The type of fish you will be able to get in these Fishing Hotspots will be dependent on the region.

One thing is certain, though. You should fish in an active hotspot whenever possible. You’ll get faster bites, rarer fish, and rank up more quickly.

Best Fishing Poles & Gear

The list is simple. There are your basic crafted fishing poles which are the Wooden Fishing Pole, Treated Wood Fishing Pole, Aged Wood Fishing Pole, Wyrdwood Fishing Pole, and Ironwood Fishing Pole.

However, once you reach tier 5 and finish the absurdly long fishing quest chain, you can get one of the following legendary fishing poles as a reward.

  • Ancient Fishing Pole
  • Angry Earth Fishing Pole
  • Corrupted Fishing Pole
  • Lost Fishing Pole

All of these fishing poles are Tier 5 and are legendary in quality. These are the absolute best when it comes to maxing out your efficiency with a fishing pole apart from the gear and fishing baits.

Before we dive into the Fishing quest chain, you need to know a few things about your gear.

Fishing Pole Perks

You may have noticed a few perks attached to your fishing pole and there will be a lot to look out for.

  • Fishing Colossus – boost the chance of catching bigger fish
  • Daytime/Nighttime Colossus – boost the chance of catching bigger fish during daytime/nighttime respectively
  • Lucky Waters – boost the chance of catching rare fish
  • Lucky Day/Lucky Night – boost the chance of catching rare fish during daytime/nighttime respectively
  • Saltwaters Brawn – increase line strength in saltwater
  • Freshwaters Brawn – increase line strength in freshwater

When it comes to efficiency, you would want to focus on Lucky Waters and Fishing Colossus. The extra boost with certain conditions such as the daytime and nighttime will be based on your playing hours.

If you play during the night, it will be best to focus on the nighttime perks. The time of day is based on the server time or the region you play on. You will have to adjust or calculate which time will be more efficient for you during your peak playing hours.

Focus Bonuses

It still boggles me how a Focus-based character (healer) would do better in fishing than other classes. Anyway, reaching milestone targets on your character’s Focus attribute will give you amazing perks for fishing.

Check the list below

  1. 50 Focus – +10% Fishing Line Tension
  2. 100 Focus – +10% Yield When Salvaging
  3. 150 Focus – -10% Decrease Carry Weight of Fish
  4. 200 Focus +10% Fishing Line Tension
  5. 250 Focus – +10% Increase to Caught Fish Size

These milestones are hard to achieve, but they will come later once you progress more in the game. Once you reach a higher level, you will be able to allocate more attribute points to your character’s stats.

Apart from that, your gear will be better. Each equipment slot can boost your Focus attribute and it will count towards the bonuses mentioned above.

Even if your character isn’t built for Focus, you can have an alternative gear set specifically to be used for fishing. You can just wear a ton of Focus gear while fishing and reap the bonuses.

Fishing Quest Chain

This quest chain is extremely long but here is the summary. There will be a total of 15 fishing quests that needs to be done in a chain or one by one. The first quest starts with Fishing With Shields which was also mentioned previously.

After finishing the first fishing quest, you will unlock the next quest and you will do this 15 times to finish the last quest.

Here is the complete list of the fishing quest chain.

  1. Fishing With Shields
  2. Fishing Basics
  3. Baited
  4. Hotspot Hunt
  5. Practice Makes Perfect
  6. The Giant Ones
  7. Fish Reagents
  8. Reel Life
  9. Weapons of the Sea
  10. Treasure of the Deep
  11. Soulwarden Rations
  12. Azoth-Tinged Fish
  13. Corruption-Tinged Fish
  14. Ecological Report
  15. To be a Grand Master

Literally, all of the quests involve you fishing. It is easy, but it is extremely time-consuming. The rewards are worth it in the end as you get one of the legendary fishing poles in the game.

Freshwater vs Saltwater

Type of FishFreshwaterSaltwater
Aquatic SnailsYesNo
CatfishYesNo
Clams NoYes
Cod NoYes
Halibut NoYes
Squid NoYes
SturgeonYes No
TadpoleYes No
Dragon FishYesYes
Electric EelYes No
FrogfishYesYes
MadtomYes No
Oysters NoYes
PaddlefishYes No
PiranhaYes No
Sculpin NoYes
Speartooth SharkYes No
Stingray NoYes
Swordfish NoYes
Legendary FishesYesYes

Every Fish You Can Catch at Each Hotspot

There are a lot of types of fishes in the game and what you can catch varies based on each region. We’ll go through all of them below.

Windsward

  • Bass (Common)
  • Catfish (Uncommon)
  • Dragon Fish (Rare)
  • Perch (Common)
  • Pike (Common)
  • Piranha (Rare)
  • Salmon (Common)
  • Tadpoles (Uncommon)
  • Hake (Common)
  • Mackerel (Common)
  • Flounder (Common)
  • Cod (Uncommon)
  • Halibut (Uncommon)
  • Piranha (Rare)
  • Sculpin (Rare)
  • Abaia Serpe (Legendary)

The annoying for me is that I spent so long fishing here because I thought this would be where to find a snail in New World, but that’s not true, it seems. Thanks to the comments of this article, I managed to find one in the next location below.

First Light

I haven’t done as much fishing in the First Light Fishing Hotspot, but here’s what I managed to catch there.

  • Salmon (Common)
  • Pike (Common)
  • Perch (Common)
  • Bluefish (Common)
  • Flounder (Common)
  • Snapper (Common)
  • Tadpole (Uncommon)
  • Sturgeon (Uncommon)
  • Clams (Uncommon)
  • Halibut (Uncommon)
  • Catfish (Uncommon)
  • Aquatic Snail (Uncommon)
  • Electric Eel (Rare)
  • Frogfish (Rare)
  • Oysters (Rare)
  • Albenaja (Legendary)

Cutlass Keys

  • Bass (Common)
  • Flounder (Common)
  • Mackerel (Common)
  • Snapper (Common)
  • Perch (Common)
  • Pike (Common)
  • Catfish (Uncommon)
  • Cod (Uncommon)
  • Squid (Uncommon)
  • Tadpole (Uncommon)
  • Paddlefish (Rare)
  • Speartooth Shark (Rare)
  • Stingray (Rare)
  • Swordfish (Rare)
  • Glowing Gnufish (Legendary)

Monarch Bluffs

  • Bass (Common)
  • Bluefish (Common)
  • Mackerel (Common)
  • Snapper (Common)
  • Perch (Common)
  • Aquatic Snails (Uncommon)
  • Clams (Uncommon)
  • Squid (Uncommon)
  • Sturgeon (Uncommon)
  • Madtom (Rare)
  • Paddlefish (Rare)
  • Starfish (Rare)
  • Ray-Finned Barb (Legendary)

Mourningdale

  • Bluefish (Common)
  • Flounder (Common)
  • Hake (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Sunfish (Common)
  • Clams (Uncommon)
  • Cod (Uncommon)
  • Sturgeon (Uncommon)
  • Tadpole (Uncommon)
  • Frogfish (Rare)
  • Speartooth Shark (Rare)
  • Stingray (Rare)
  • Swordfish (Rare)
  • Aquanaja (Legendary)

Reekwater

  • Flounder (Common)
  • Snapper (Common)
  • Perch (Common)
  • Pike (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Catfish (Uncommon)
  • Halibut (Uncommon)
  • Squid (Uncommon)
  • Sturgeon (Uncommon)
  • Frogfish (Rare)
  • Oysters (Rare)
  • Piranha (Rare)
  • Sculpin (Rare)
  • Speartooth Shark (Rare)
  • Blue-blooded Barb (Legendary)

Great Cleave

  • Pike (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Sunfish (Common)
  • Sturgeon (Uncommon)
  • Tadpole (Uncommon)
  • Frogfish (Rare)
  • Paddlefish (Rare)
  • Piranha (Rare)
  • Blue-WInged Serpe (Legendary)

Ebonscale Reach

  • Bluefish (Common)
  • Flounder (Common)
  • Snapper (Common)
  • Perch (Common)
  • Pike (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Catfish (Uncommon)
  • Clams (Uncommon)
  • Cod (Uncommon)
  • Tadpole (Uncommon)
  • Madtom (Rare)
  • Paddlefish (Rare)
  • Sculpin (Rare)
  • Speartooth Shark (Rare)
  • Stingray (Rare)
  • Starfish (Rare)
  • Daemonaja (Legendary)

Brightwood

  • Perch (Common)
  • Pike (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Aquatic Snails (Uncommon)
  • Sturgeon (Uncommon)
  • Electric Eel (Rare)
  • Frogfish (Rare)
  • Egede Serpe (Legendary)

Restless Shore

  • Bluefish (Common)
  • Flounder (Common)
  • Hake (Common)
  • Pike (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Sunfish (Common)
  • Aquatic Snails (Uncommon)
  • Catfish (Uncommon)
  • Halibut (Uncommon)
  • Squid (Uncommon)
  • Electric Eel (Rare)
  • Oysters (Rare)
  • Paddlefish (Rare)
  • Piranha (Rare)
  • Sculpin (Rare)
  • Starfish (Rare)
  • Glowing Guardfish (Legendary)

Edengrove

  • Pike (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Sunfish (Common)
  • Aquatic Snails (Uncommon)
  • Catfish (Uncommon)
  • Dragon Fish (Rare)
  • Madtom (Rare)
  • Piranha (Rare)
  • Horned-Tooth Mandje (Legendary)

Shattered Mountain

  • Pike (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Sunfish (Common)
  • Catfish (Uncommon)
  • Tadpole (Uncommon)
  • Dragon Fish (Rare)
  • Electric Eel (Rare)
  • Speartooth Shark (Rare)
  • Lava Barb (Legendary)

Everfall

  • Perch (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Aquatic Snails (Uncommon)
  • Tadpole (Uncommon)
  • Dragon Fish (Rare)
  • Electric Eel (Rare)
  • Mandje Mandje (Legendary)

Weaver’s Fen

  • Bluefish (Common)
  • Flounder (Common)
  • Snapper (Common)
  • Perch (Common)
  • Pike (Common)
  • Trout (Common)
  • Catfish (Uncommon)
  • Clams (Uncommon)
  • Cod (Uncommon)
  • Tadpole (Uncommon)
  • Dragon Fish (Rare)
  • Madtom (Rare)
  • Starfish (Rare)
  • Swordfish (Rare)
  • Varanus Mandje (Legendary)

It is worth noting that these fishes depend on whether you are fishing on saltwater or freshwater. Some of them can be caught on both but you can look at the table below to check what you need.

Summary

If you didn’t want to read all of the above, that’s fine. Here’s the key information, summarized:

  • You should fish at deep depths to rank up quickest
  • You should use bait to rank up faster, but only due to efficiency
  • Deep depths are better for rarer fish, meaning you also rank up quicker as a result and probably make more money from fishing too
  • Your fishing level seems to have no impact on how good the fish you catch are
  • I tested all of this at very shallow, shallow and deep depths in the Broad Fishing Hotspot fresh water, using Firefly Bait and no bait, whilst using the free fishing line that Master Fisher Michael Shield gives you for everything to keep data consistent. I avoided the ‘hotspot’ in the lake to ensure testing would be suitable for other locations too (the hotspot is in shallow water here, but probably won’t always be in shallow water).

Is fishing not your thing? Check out our New World mining guide and see if that’s more up your street.

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      • The day and night isn’t a server time nor region time. It is the in-game time cycle and also it doesn’t take that long to cycle the time.

        Fishing in hotspot is absolutely the best way to level your fishing the fastest since more rarer fish and hook fish faster. Time matters. Fishing in non hotspot will only make you catch more common fish meaning less experience even if fishing in deeper waters.

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  1. To the left of First Light Hamlet settlement, youll see a pond. Has a fishing spot there, with a small dock. Fish there (its shallow) but you’ll catch snails every 10-15 casts with bait.

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  2. you can catch snails in ancient shrines, like the small pools or the larger bodies of water near them.

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  3. I remember reading somewhere in a patch note that the better fish would be in Reekwater (as the zone is level 60, and the newest one in the game), so I hiked all the way to the secret fishing spot in the bottom right corner of the map (you can look it up on newworld-map.com) and fished there for about an hour. Can safely say it sucks ass, and has just about the same chance as any other place in the game, lol.

    But the hotspot near the old man by the river, the one that has a shitton of main quests, is pretty damn good. Got a couple of treasure chests there, even though it has no deep water.

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  4. Thanks for the info and I caught a snail in a small freshwater pond east of the fort in monarch’s bluff.

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  5. The Broad Fishing spot near First Light, just NW of the town, gives you the snails, its an uncommon reward. I’m curious what the difference is between the star ranking, I’ve never been to that fishing hole but the one near the MSQ guy in the center of the map is 3 star, and the two I’ve seen in First Light are one star. I’ve yet to see any fishing holes in the ocean but I havent actively looked for them yet. I plan to do this tonight. My fishing is pretty high as well, It’s probably going to be my focus going into retail so I’ve been messing around a lot with it in beta. Hit me up in discord if you want to compare notes!

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    • Thank you, I managed to catch a snail thanks to this comment! And before I managed to land one, I hooked in my first legendary fish in the same place too — an albenaja :)

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  6. I have only ever fished for one session, but I’m pretty sure that I fished up some snails in a river (west of Windsward) along with salmon. It was in deep water (one click short casts) and I used up all of the random bait that I found, though I’m not sure if that mattered. It was also right next to a small waterfall (I went down-river, away from people on a fishing dock). I can’t be 100% certain though because I cooked everything that I caught once I got back into town that day. I’m 85% certain that I caught 2-3 on that trip though after fishing for about a hour or two. I hope this helps; awesome guide!

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    • Okay, I went back to the same spot and just caught an ‘aquatic snail’, but my directions were wrong. The small waterfall was east of Moonshade in Monarch’s Bluffs (I went up-river from Fisherman’s Bend, not down). You can see the rock formation on the map. The location probably doesn’t matter though. I will note that I fished for ~40 minutes but didn’t catch the snail until it was nighttime so I wonder if that has anything to do with it. I also used Tier 2 rod if that matters.

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  7. Good job on that guide, I appreciate your effort.

    About the snails: I cought some in a small pond just west of Everfall Hamlet. Leave Everfall Hamlet at the southern exit and turn right. Follow the road for like 100m. When the road makes a left turn, just continue to walk straight ahead and you should see the pond.

    I used the crafted iron fishing rod, so I can’t tell if it’s the location or rather the higher quality rod that cought me those snails. Snails are uncommon (green) btw.

    Cheers

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    • There will be a full update of this post, including salt water, when I’ve managed to track it all down :)

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  8. “You can also get items like Treasure Chests or a range of things you’ll probably want to discard such as anchors, soggy boots and hammers.”
    No, you want to salvage them as you often get iron back

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    • I deliberated over the wording here but as this is a guide to ranking up fishing quickly it’s important to not become unencumbered with weight, and therefore it’s better (for skilling) to discard. But yes, you can salvage if you’d like to get something a little more useful too!

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  9. Great start to this well-written guide Luke.

    You do not need to wait for the fishing animation.
    Once you’ve caught the fish, simply click again and it’ll cancel it and then repeat as normal. That’ll save more time especially for the scened catches for snails, tadpoles, etc.

    I also suggest salvaging most fish into fillets. Fillets sell for quite a decent amount. Tier 1 can hit up to or more than 5 gold apiece. Tier two can sell currently 50 g or more (this obviously varies from server and region).

    When catching fish, the tension tends to follow a similar pattern for harder to catch fish. If you pay attention to the pulling actions, after a certain number of tugs, there will be a gap where you can pull for a lot longer and gain some ground for those tougher fishies.

    You’ll also notice that oars, boots, swords, treasure chests (I believe) do not resist you, so when you loosen the tension, it will not drag away from you. So that’s one way to notice unwanted trash if you do not wish to salvage them.

    I find that I catch way more tadpoles and snails in hotspots. (i know your guide is focused on vanilla fishing so it’s not useful for that). But I have caught quite a lot in freshwaters around Everfall.

    What else you could discuss:

    – Night and Day fishing
    – Fresh vs Salty
    – Difference between broad, rare, and secret hotspots and what they look like

    Hope this helps, I’m sure I have plenty more to add but cannot think right now. I am a 70+ Fishing player and master fishing rod crafter for tier 3/4+

    Hit me up sometime. Would be great to grow the fishing community in this epic game.

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    • Thanks for this, we actually published a video on this today and we covered some of the things you mention (i.e. animation skipping).

      Some other great tips too! I’ll try to cover as much as I can in a full rewrite of this when the game fully launches.

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  10. Thank you for this Guide :) I have learnt many things from it, but i have to correct you on one thing. Do not cast the line across the shortest distance to make up some time when casting. The further the Cast, the easier it is to reel in fish, because you lose less progress in the “fighting” phase of the Fish. It’s actually really hard to reel in Rare Fish when you only cast a couple Meters, i tried it.

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  11. What do you mean by deep depths I don’t get it where do we have to fish? show us a map with these deep depths 🐠

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    • When you cast your fishing line into water it will always tell you how deep it is (very shallow, shallow or deep).

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  12. Super small sample size, and not reliable at all. Here’s the problem I have with this approach, while fishing with bait you’re also gaining levels, personally I noticed that the higher level I get the more large fish I catch, so when you then fish without bait the conditions aren’t the same. So the results aren’t comparable, should instead be tested from level 1, same bait/no bait, same equipment, same gear stats and mainly focus since that affects fishing, on 2 characters and a larger sample size.
    Which is kind of unreasonable to ask, but otherwise these percentages of common/rare/uncommen mean absolutely nothing.

    The rest of the info I think is solid enough though! :)

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  13. Ive gotten the legendary catch and several treasure chests fishing in the river that runs through windsward. when you cast off the bridge near the engineering station its a deep water area so it has some pretty good results.

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