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Fishing

From Ring of Brodgar
Fishing
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Fishing
LP Cost 200
Skill(s) Required Foraging
Skill(s) Enabled Swimming
Required By A Talking Whale, Abyss Gazer, An Old Boot, Asp, Bass, Boiled River Pearl Mussel, Bone Hook, Bream, Brill, Burbot, Bushcraft Fishingpole, Butter-Chived Trout, Carp, Catfish, Cave Sculpin, Cavelacanth, Chitin Hook, Chub, Chum Bait, Cod, Copper Comet, Copperbrush Snapper, Dried Filet of Abyss Gazer, Dried Filet of Asp, Dried Filet of Bream, Dried Filet of Brill, Dried Filet of Burbot, Dried Filet of Carp, Dried Filet of Catfish, Dried Filet of Cave Angler, Dried Filet of Cave Sculpin, Dried Filet of Cavelacanth, Dried Filet of Chub, Dried Filet of Eel, Dried Filet of Grayling, Dried Filet of Ide, Dried Filet of Lavaret, Dried Filet of Mullet, Dried Filet of Pale Ghostfish, Dried Filet of Perch, Dried Filet of Pike, Dried Filet of Plaice, Dried Filet of Pomfret, Dried Filet of Roach, Dried Filet of Rose Fish, Dried Filet of Ruffe, Dried Filet of Saithe, Dried Filet of Salmon, Dried Filet of Silver Bream, Dried Filet of Smelt... further results
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The fishing skill allows you to craft and use Bushcraft Fishingpoles and Primitive Casting-Rods and to fish for different types of fish. The fishing skill benefits from completion of the Credos - Fisherman.

In-Game Text

"The fathoms give nothing,
Yield not a single thing,
But to the fishermens' snares."

You have mastered some basic fishing techniques, and can craft rods, poles, hooks and lures.

There are two types of fishing: Rod and pole. Pole fishing uses various forms of live or fleshy bait -- such as earthworms, entrails, or ants -- whereas Rod fishing uses lures. Fishing poles catch fish immediately whenever they bite, but the more demanding Rod fishing rather requires you to actually land the Fish by figuring out the many riddles of the sport. The truly rare fish of the world are caught with rods.

How to Fish

To fish you need four categories of items combined together with the fishing skill. These items are:

  1. A Fishing Pole
  2. Fishing Line
  3. Fish Hook
  4. Lures or Bait

Fishing Pole

Craft Either a Bushcraft Fishingpole or a Primitive Casting-Rod.

  • Primitive Casting-Rod must be used with Lures. Lures are not consumed as fish are caught. This is called Lure-Fishing
  • Bushcraft Fishingpole uses bait. Fish are caught automatically and the Bait is Consumed and replaced per fish. This is called Bait-Fishing


Fishing Line

Certain types of string may be used as Fishing Line. These string types include:

Fishing line occasionally breaks, so be sure to have backups. Higher quality fishing line tends to break less often.

Fish Hook

A fish hook is added to the fishing pole by left clicking on the hook and then right clicking on the fishing pole. Fish hook types include:

Fish hook are also occasionally lost. Using your prized gold nugget passed down by your ancestors might not be wise. Higher quality fish hooks tend to be lost less often.

Bait

Bait is expendable meaning you can catch at maximum one fish per bait.

Some types of bait include: Ant Empress, Ant Larvae, Ant Pupae, Ant Queen, Ant Soldiers, Aphids, Cave Moth, Chum Bait, Earthworm, Emerald Dragonfly, Entrails, Firefly, Grasshopper, Grub, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Ladybug, Leech, Monarch Butterfly, Moonmoth, Raw Crab, Ruby Dragonfly, Sand Flea, Silkmoth, Silkworm, Stag Beetle, Waterstrider

Lure

Lures are durable, but they can be lost. To unlock lures you should craft a Primitive Casting-Rod first.

Fishing Trash

When something is dropped in a body of water, it is added to a global pool of items that can be fished up anywhere in the world or found buried on the beach. Some people use this feature for charity by throwing their old equipment in the river. You can also drop a written parchment to send a message to a random fisherman as if it were a message in a bottle.

Fishing

Quoting Jorb:

Fish are now a limited and localized resource, working in the same way as any other localized resource. You should notice fish jumping in the water if the area has fish. What you catch when fishing depends on the following factors: Time of day, location, lure, hook, pole and line type as well as the quality level of each piece of fishing equipment.

Bait Fishing

Bait-Fishing is a semi-automated and a Semi-random activity using a Bushcraft Fishing Pole. Bait, line, and hook combo seem to have no strong correlation between fish types caught. Equip your pole, gather an inventory of bait, and begin fishing. You will automatically catch, recast, and re-bait your hook while bait fishing. The type of fish caught are random, based on the node you are fishing from. If you are simply looking to catch fish with no real desire for a certain type of fish, this is your easiest option.

Lure Fishing

Lure-Fishing using a Primitive Casting Rod is a more precise and manual activity. Lure, Line, and hook type all play a role in what type of fish you will be able to catch. all Fish have certain line, hook, and lure combos that work best for that fish. Fish all have certain lures that they will eat every time. If you are having difficulty catching a fish or keeping your lure, be sure to try new combinations. Equip your pole, gather some tackle, and begin fishing. You will be presented a list of fish to "aim" for, with a given % of how likely they are to bite. This list is a function of your Survival and Will, so the higher both stats are, the larger your list will be. The fish caught using this method are very precise. You choose which fish you want to catch, and you receive that fish only. If you do not choose a fish, the game will automatically choose the fish with the highest % of biting.

Fish Data

Fresh Water Fish

Fish that can be found in rivers and lakes.

Type Size
(HxV)
Servings Fishing Lure or Bait
Combos listed are for W10, use at your own discretion'
Location FEP (Based on Q10)
A Talking Whale 2x3 6 ... (PreW11, [Verify] against W11) Shallow Water, Deep Water ...
Asp 2x1 2 Copper Comet, Grasshopper, Rock Lobster Lure 100%, Lake Depths, River Depths 5 DEX
Brill 1x1 1 Rock Lobster Lure, Pinecone Plug Lake Depths, River Depths 2 STR, 2 DEX
Bream 1x1 1 Earthworm, Feather Fly, Woodfish, Rock Lobster Lure 100%, Pinecone Plug, Leech, Copper Comet 100% Lake Shallows, Lake Depths 2 INT, 3 CHA
Burbot 2x1 2 Dragonfly, Earthworm, Entrails, Poppy Wobbler,Copper Comet 100%, Rock Lobster Lure 100%, Pinecone Plug 100% Lake Depths, River Depths 3 CON, 1.5 CHA
Catfish 3x1 3 Metal Hook, Flax Fibres, Tin Fly, Rock Lobster Lure, Earthworm, Entrails, Leech, Woodfish Lake Depths, River Depths 1.25 AGI, 2.5 INT, 2.5 PSY
Carp 2x1 2 Tin Fly at day , Feather Fly at night Lake Shallows 2.5 CHA, 2.5 CON, 1 PER
Chub 1x1 1 Earthworm, Leech, Rock Lobster Lure, Steelbrush Plunger, Tin Fly River Depths, River Shallows 1 CHA, 1 INT
Eel 1x2 2 Feather Fly, Rock Lobster Lake Depths, River Shallows 4 AGI
Grayling 2x1 2 Leech, Entrails, Earthworm, Feather Fly Lake Depths 2.5 PER, 1.25 AGI
Ide 1x1 1 Woodfish Lake Shallows 2.0 DEX, 0.5 PSY
Lavaret 2x1 2 Leech, Earthworm, Steelbrush Plunger 100%, Pinecone Plug Lake Depths, River Shallows 4.5 CON, 1.5 AGI
Perch 1x1 1 Earthworm, Feather Fly, Woodfish, Rock Lobster Lure 95%, Leech, Poppy Wobbler, Intestines, Tin Fly, Pinecone Plug, Copper Comet, Entrails Lake Depths, River Depths, River Shallows 4 INT
Pike 2x1 2 Earthworm, Feather Fly, Woodfish, Tin Fly, Pinecone Plug, Leech, Entrails, Copper Comet 100% Lake Shallows, Lake Depths, River Shallows 2 STR, 2 INT, 1 CON
Plaice 1x1 1 Earthworm, Feather Fly, Woodfish, Rock Lobster Lure 100%, Pinecone Plug, Leech, Entrails Lake Shallows, River Depths, River Shallows 1 INT, 3 PER
Roach 1x1 1 Earthworm, Woodfish, Rock Lobster Lure, Silkworm, Feather Fly, Pinecone Plug, Leech, Entrails Lake Depths, River Depths 2 INT, 2 DEX
Ruffe 1x1 1 Dragonfly, Leech, Entrails, Earthworm Lake Depths, River Shallows, River Depths 3 CHA
Salmon 2x1 2 Rock Lobster Lure, Entrails, Copper Comet 100%, Earthworm Lake Shallows, Lake Depths, River Depths, River Shallows 2 INT, 3 CHA
Smelt 1x1 1 Feather Fly, Woodfish (100%), Earthworm Lake Depths, Lake Shallows, River Shallows 1 CHAR, 1 DEX
Sturgeon 3x1 3 Rock Lobster Lure, Steelbrush Plunger, Feather Fly (W11 100%) Lake Depths, River Shallows 3 STR, 1 PSY
Tench 1x1 1 Feather Fly, Entrails Lake Depths, River Depths 2 INT, 1 CON, 1 PER
Trout 2x1 2 Grasshopper Rock Lobster Lure, Earthworm Lake Depths, River Depths, River Shallows 2 STR, 1.5 PER, 1.5 DEX
Silver Bream 1x1 1 Dragonfly, Leech, Entrails, Earthworm Lake Depths, River Shallows 2 INT
Zander 2x1 2 Dragonfly, Leech, Entrails, Steelbrush Plunger 100%, Tin Fly 100%, Woodfish 100%, Rock Lobster Lure 100%, Earthworm Lake Depths, River Shallows 3 INT
Zope 1x1 1 Entrails, Feather Fly 100% Lake Shallows, River Shallows 2 PER, 1 INT

Ocean Fish

Fish that can be found in Oceans.

Type Size
(HxV)
Servings Fishing Lure or Bait
Combos listed are for W10, use at your own discretion'
Location FEP (Based on Q10)
Bass 2x1 2 Entrails, Rock Lobster Shallow Ocean, Ocean Depths 1 PER, 2 WIL
Cod 2x1 2 Entrails, Earthworm Ocean Depths 2 INT, 3 PER
Haddock 2x1 2 Entrails Ocean Depths 3.5 PER, 2 AGI
Herring 1x1 1 Entrails, Rock Lobster 100% Ocean Depths 1 INT, 1 DEX
Mackerel 1x1 1 Entrails Ocean Depths 3 INT
Mullet 1x1 1 Entrails Shallow Ocean, Ocean Depths 3 STR, 2 PER
Pomfret 1x1 1 Entrails Ocean Depths 2 INT, 1 WIL
Rose Fish 2x1 2 Entrails, Earthworm, Woodfish Ocean Depths 2 WIL, 2 CHA
Saithe 2x1 2 Entrails, Woodfish 100% Shallow Ocean, Ocean Depths 2 INT, 2 AGI
Seahorse 1x1 1 ... Shallow Ocean, Deep Ocean Curiosity
Whiting 1x1 1 Entrails, Feather Fly (W11 100%) Shallow Ocean, Ocean Depths 1 CHA, 2 WIL

Cave Fish

Fish that can be found in underground bodies of water only:

Type Size
(HxV)
Servings Fishing Lure or Bait
Combos listed are for W10, use at your own discretion'
Location FEP (Based on Q10)
Abyss Gazer 2x1 2 Poppy Wobbler, Woodfish (63%) Cave Shallows, Cave Depths 2.5 PER, 2.5 PER+2, 2.5 PSY
Cavelacanth 2x1 2 Woodfish (100%) Cave Shallows, Cave Depths 3 PER+2, 3 INT
Cave Sculpin 1x1 1 Woodfish (100%) Cave Shallows, Cave Depths 2 CON+2, 3 WIL
Pale Ghostfish 1x1 1 Woodfish Cave Shallows, Cave Depths 1 PSY+2, 2 INT, 2 CHA