Fishing Guide – Locations, Bait, Gold, and more!

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!

Attach 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 SIZECOOKING TIME
Regular45 seconds
Trophy1 minute 30 seconds

Fish Locations, Bait, and Gold Values

Purple highlight = Night Only

Blue text = Storms Only

Yellow highlight = Day Only

Ancientscales

Ancient Isles (Leeches)
VariationRegularTrophy
Almond115
285
Sapphire150
375
Starshine150375
Smoke190475
Bone15004000

Battlegills

Active Forts/Skeleton Fleets (Grubs)
VariationRegularTrophy
Jade190
475
Sky225
565
Bittersweet225565
Rum265660
Sand18754690

Devilfish

Devil’s Roar (Grubs)
VariationRegularTrophy
Ashen115
285
Seashell150
375
Firelight150375
Lava190475
Forsaken15004000

Islehoppers

Near Islands (Any Bait/None)
VariationRegularTrophy
Honey55
135
Stone55
135
Moss55135
Amethyst55135
Raven5251400

Plentifins

Shores of Plenty (Earthworms)
VariationRegularTrophy
Olive115
285
Amber150
375
Watery150375
Cloudy190475
Bonedust15004000

Pondies

Ponds (Any Bait/None)
VariationRegularTrophy
Charcoal40
65
Orchid75
190
Moonsky75190
Bronze115285
Bright375940

Splashtails

Anywhere (Any Bait/None)
VariationRegularTrophy
Ruby40
65
Sunny75
190
Seafoam75190
Indigo115285
Umber375940

Stormfish

Storms Only (Leeches)
VariationRegularTrophy
Ancient225
565
Shore225
565
Twilight225565
Wild265565
Shadow18754690

Wildsplashes

The Wilds (Earthworms)
VariationRegularTrophy
Russet115
285
Sandy150
375
Coral150375
Ocean190475
Muddy15003750

Wreckers

Shipwrecks Only (Earthworms)
VariationRegularTrophy
Rose190
475
Sun225
565
Moon225565
Blackcloud265660
Snow18754690

[Sourced from Finn’s Fishy Tracker]

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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!

Some of this article content was supplied from one of our writers, DFWU!

Take a look at our Hunter’s Call coverage here.

A Preview of The Hunter’s Call

The Hunter’s Call is one of the new Trading Companies coming to Sea of Thieves in the Anniversary Update on April 30th. It focuses on two brand new Sea of Thieves features: fishing and cooking!

Content Update Announcement

Check out the official content update video showcasing everything new coming with The Hunter’s Call!

Behind-The-Scenes

Take a behind-the-scenes look at The Hunter’s Call and find out how the team at Rare created this new trading company in Sea of Thieves!

Anniversary Preview Stream

Topping things off, Rare hosted an Anniversary preview stream for The Hunter’s Call! Giving a more in-depth look at the mechanics and features of the new trading company.

Stay up-to-date with the latest on The Hunter’s Call here.

20 Questions Answered About The Hunter’s Call

Recently Rare hosted a stream showcasing a preview of the upcoming new trading company, The Hunter’s Call. The Hunter’s Call is a trading company that focuses on cooking and fishing. It also is directly related to another new feature coming in the Anniversary Update: harpoons.

During this stream, they had a Q&A segment where questions were supplied from people in the stream chat. Below are the 20 questions asked about The Hunter’s Call and their answers!

Before getting into that though, some questions reference a regeneration pool. This refers to the new mechanic when eating food. If you eat food, you will actually gain “extra” health so if you end up being damaged by something, the regeneration pool will replenish your health for you.

General:

Will there be new cosmetics coming with The Hunter’s Call?
Yes there will be new cosmetics for: fishing rods, new ship set (Merrick’s ship called “Killer Whale”)

Will we carry more than 5 planks now?
No, you will still carry 5 planks.

Where can we talk to The Hunter’s Call NPCs?
The Hunter’s Call will be present at Seaposts.

Can you achieve Pirate Legend with The Hunter’s Call?
Yes, if you reach level 50 in The Hunter’s Call and two other trading companies you will achieve Pirate Legend. Pirate Legend now requires 3 out of 5 trading companies to be maxed out.

Cooking:

How does cooking work in Sea of Thieves?
Cooking is simple, you don’t have to watch it and items will cook by themselves.

How do you know when something is done cooking?
The item you are cooking will change color starting in it’s raw form, then under-cooked, then cooked, and then burned.

Will food that is cooked give you more money from The Hunter’s Call?
Under-cooked food will give you less money, health, and may cause you to be sick.

Does every food fill up your regeneration pool?
Only cooked and under-cooked food will add to your regeneration pool.

Will you be adding more food types after the Anniversary update?
Maybe. At launch there will be coconuts, mangoes, pineapples (full 100 HP heal per bite, 2 bites total), bananas, pomegranates, fish, and various types of meat.

Where can you cook food in Sea of Thieves?
You are able to cook food on any ship type and on any campfire throughout the world.

Can you cook fruit?
You are able to cook fruit, but fruit will always burn.

Fishing:

Now that fishing is in Sea of Thieves, are there rare fish we can catch?
Yes there are rare fish, but it more so in the chance of finding a specific species of the fish.

Can you fish up treasure?
You cannot fish up treasure, but you can fish up rubbish, such as bones and boots.

Can you fish while sailing?
Yes, you can fish while moving on a ship.

Do fish give any special effects after eating them?
Eating a fish will add to your regeneration pool.

Harpoons:

Will gunpowder barrels explode from a harpoon?
Yes, gunpowder barrels will explode upon impact.

Are Galleons immune to harpoons?
No, every ship can be struck by a harpoon; however, everything is physics based (bigger ship will be able to reel in smaller ship, etc.)

Can harpoon lines snap?
Yes.

Are there cosmetics for harpoons?
No.

Will Skeleton Ships have harpoons equipped?
No, they will not have harpoons equipped.

Check out Rare’s preview stream below.

Check out our coverage on The Hunter’s Call here.