Fishing has been made a very in depth feature with over 10 different fish with 5 breeds per fish making a total of 50 different fish you can reel up out of the waves! Many fish will only be found in certain areas of the world making it fully worth it to try exploring and fishing from every isle! Many fish also require a certain type of bait to catch. The bait will be found randomly in barrels as is most of the resources in the game.
Below you’ll find the ultimate fishing guide for Sea of Thieves, with the bait required for each type, the conditions required to catch them and the gold values for each type of fish! The gold values are for the cooked versions of each fish.
How To Fish in Sea of Thieves
Fishing does not require voyages as do the other trading companies, rather you just fish at will and the Hunter’s Call will take whatever you find!
The fishing mechanics themselves are all prompted from within the world so there will be no HUD on screen.
Find The Fishing Rod
Start out by going to the second tab of your item radial menu. You’ll notice the fishing rod in the top right. Select it and you’re ready for some bait!
Next you’ll want to attach bait to your line. This is an optional step but if you’re looking to catch something specific (read below), then you’ll want to know which type of bait you need.
To attach bait, have your fishing rod out. Then go back to your item radial menu and you’ll see an option to attach bait in the center. Choose that and then choose your bait type. You can choose between grubs, earthworms, and leeches. After attaching, simply cast your line!
Identify The Fish
Once your line is in the water, you’ll soon notice a fish swimming around it. The fish will occasionally jump out of the water before biting your line.
You have a small time window to identify the fish around your line. If it’s not what you want, quickly pull your line back up. If the fish attaches to your hook and it’s not the fish you wanted, you’ll lose your bait if you pull the line back up.
Controlling The Fish
You’ll have to watch for the fish to bite and pull on the rod.
Once it’s hooked, pull in the opposite direction that the fish is swimming to tire it out. Do not reel yet.
Pull in the opposite direction until your controller stops vibrating. This is your sweet spot. Once the fish is tired there will be slack in the line and this is your opportunity to reel in your catch. Repeat this process until you’ve battled the fish close enough to get it out of the water.
Side note: Make sure your food inventory has space, otherwise you won’t be able to remove from the fish from the hook until you make room.
Fish Cooking Times
The cooking time for fish in Sea of Thieves is based on the size of the fish:
|Fish Cooking Times|
|FISH SIZE||COOKING TIME|
|Trophy||1 minute 30 seconds|
Fish Locations, Bait, and Gold Values
Purple highlight = Night Only
Blue text = Storms Only
Yellow highlight = Day Only
|Ancient Isles (Leeches)|
|Active Forts/Skeleton Fleets (Grubs)|
|Devil’s Roar (Grubs)|
|Near Islands (Any Bait/None)|
|Shores of Plenty (Earthworms)|
|Ponds (Any Bait/None)|
|Anywhere (Any Bait/None)|
|Storms Only (Leeches)|
|The Wilds (Earthworms)|
|Shipwrecks Only (Earthworms)|
With 50 different types of fish to catch, you can be sure that you’re going to spend a lot of time fishing! The Hunter’s Call trading company can be maxed out at level 50, so be sure to cook your fish items for maximum value in reputation and gold!
Where To Sell Fish in Sea of Thieves
Once you catch your fish, you can sell it to The Hunter’s Call trading company. They can be found at any Seapost around the seas!
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