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Company The Hunter's Call icon.png The Hunter's Call
Related Fishing Rod

Fishing in Sea of Thieves can be performed in any body of water, procuring different types of fish depending on the location and bait.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Fishing is one of the main activities of the Hunter's Call. The reputation tab lists the types of Fish and conditions for catching them. Once the Fishing Rod is prepared, the line can be cast out to start fishing, even aboard a moving ship.

When a fish appears, the camera will lock and control will be shifted to the rod. The fish will grab the hook and attempt to flee, the rod must be aimed opposite of the direction of the fish or else the camera will shake and the line snaps. If you are on PC, then the sound of splintering wood will warn you that you are pulling in the wrong direction. The line can be pulled in by a quarter turn after every time the fish switches direction. Once the fish stops struggling, it can be reeled in without risk of the line snapping as well.

If the line is not cast at maximum distance, a caught fish will always pull the line to maximum distance.

Functions[edit | edit source]

To fish, the player needs to equip the Fishing Rod and cast it into a water source. If the float collides with terrain, the line retracts automatically, ending the attempt.

  • Primary Use casts and reels the fishing line.
  • Secondary Use retracts the fishing line.
  • Analog controls angle the Fishing Rod during reeling.
  • Item Radial + Secondary Interact selects available bait.
  • Secondary Interact inventories the catch, this can be performed by anyone in range of the fishing rod.

Fish[edit | edit source]

Main article: Fish

There are 10 different types of fish in the game, dependent on location. The caught Fish can be sold to The Hunter's Call in trade for gold. The value of the fish depends on its size (Regular or Trophy) and degree of doneness. Fish can be cooked on a Stove and sold Raw, Under-cooked, Cooked or Burnt.

Treacherous Plunder[edit | edit source]

In addition to fish, the player also has a low chance to catch different junk items. Despite its name, this plunder is far from treacherous. Treacherous plunder can only be caught without Bait, making Pondie fishing spots ideal for finding these items, because they have a high spawn rate, allowing for quicker recasts. Players know they have Plunder on the Line if after a while, no Fish are appearing and an Item appears on the Hook. The Plunder needs to be reeled in to be picked up. With the exception of Wooden Planks, which can be picked up into the player's Inventory, most of the caught junk items are physical objects that can be picked up and sold. Their main value is to acquire the Hunter of Treacherous Plunder Commendation.

The following Items are possible to be Fished up without Bait:

Bait[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bait

Some types of fish can only be caught with specific Bait, which are described under the Reputation page for The Hunter's Call. Using bait does not restrict the chance to catch other fish that are able to be caught.

There are currently three types of bait in-game:

Fishing Graph[edit | edit source]

Grubs Leeches Earthworms No bait
Everywhere Splashtails
Large Islands Islehoppers
Island Ponds Pondies
Shores of Plenty Plentifins
The Wilds Wildsplashes
Shipwrecks Wreckers
Heavy Storms Stormfish
Ancient Isles Ancientscales
Devil's Roar Devilfish
Skeleton Battles

(Active Forts +

Near Skeleton Ships

currently fighting.)


Selling Fish[edit | edit source]

The Hunter's Call buys fish, they can be found at these locations:

Gallery[edit | edit source]