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Company The Hunter's Call icon The Hunter's Call
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Fishing in Sea of Thieves can be performed in any body of water, procuring different types of fish depending on the location and bait.


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. 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.


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.


Main article: Fish

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

On average, it takes 45 seconds to fish a regular-sized fish, and 90 seconds for a trophy fish. About a third of fish are trophy fish.

Treacherous Plunder[]

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:


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 Table[]

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

(Near active Skeleton Forts
& Skeleton Ships)


Selling Fish[]

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


Patch history[]

  • 2.7.0 (November 22, 2022)
    • Wreckers now appear at shipwrecks while on Lost Shipment Voyages, and while exploring a Shipwreck Graveyard as part of the Legend of the Veil Voyage.
  • 2.5.1 (April 7, 2022)
    • Fish Name Narration - Players using ‘Let Games Read to Me’ while fishing will now find the name of a fish is narrated as it surfaces. While this is enabled by default, this specific narration can be disabled using ‘Narrate Fish Nameplates’ in the in-game language settings.
  • 2.5.0 (March 10, 2022)
    • Added Nameplates above Fish.
      • When players are fishing, the names of any fish rising to the surface to take a nibble of bait are now displayed for easy identification. While this feature is enabled by default to improve accessibility for all players, it can be disabled by adjusting ‘Show Nameplates Above Fish’ in the Settings menu.
  • 2.0 (April 30, 2019)
    • Introduced.