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Fishing Rod
Fishing Rod.png
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Type Equipment
Location Equipment Chest

The Fishing Rod is an Equipment Item used to catch Fish in Sea of Thieves.

Usage[]

Every Player Pirate acquires a Fishing Rod during their Maiden Voyage, which they can use at any time during their adventures on The Sea of Thieves. The Fishing Rod can be accessed from the Equipment Radial Menu. The Cosmetic design of the Player's Fishing Rod can be switched at Equipment Chests. These designs can be purchased from Equipment Shops and only change the visual appearance of the Item. Players can check out their own Fishing Rod in 3rd person view with the Hook, Line, Sinker Emote, which is available for purchase from the Pirate Emporium for Ancient Coins.

A Fishing Rod can be used to catch Fish. Fish can be caught in most waters in game, with the exception of a few man-made springs on islands. In order to catch fish, the player needs to throw the fishing line in water and wait until a fish appears in the water. The camera will pan towards the line and fish to notify the player of an approaching fish if the camera is pointed elsewhere. When a fish bites, the player will need to fight the fish by tiring it out. In order to tire out a fish the line needs to be pulled to the opposite side of the pulling fish. At the fighting stage, the player can still reel the fish in little by little, but needs to listen to the feedback or rumble to know when the line is close to breaking. When the fish tires out, the player can safely reel in the fish until it starts fighting again. When the fish is caught, the rod will be raised and the fish will be available to be picked up by either the player or someone else. Note that if a player dies with a fish still on their rod, the fish will disappear. The player can also put different types of Bait on their fishing hook by using the Equipment Radial Menu with the rod in hand and pressing the respective button to see the gathered Bait. Not all fish require Bait to be caught, however if the location requirements are met, these Fish will also appear with Bait on hook. In order to see which conditions need to be met to catch specific types of Fish, as well as their location and the type of Bait they prefer, refer to The Hunter's Call Reputation menu.

Fishing Rods can also be used to catch Treacherous Plunder, i.e. junk items. These Items have a chance to get stuck on the Hook of the Rod when no Bait is applied.

Functions[]

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.

Variants[]

All new players are equipped with a basic Sailor Fishing Rod by default, other aesthetic versions are available for purchase at the Equipment Shop or Companies.

  • Total Cost: 3,417,850 Gold.png  250 Doubloon.png  398 AncientCoin.png
Name Shop Cost Rep Set In-game description
Aristocrat Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Aristocrat "One does not 'go fishing'. One is merely an aficionado of maritime cuisine procurement."
Fearless Bone Crusher Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Fearless Bone Crusher "This rod is made from stiff bone and there's really nothing funny about that at all."
Fishing Rod of The Wailing Barnacle Equipment Shop 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Wailing Barnacle "Somewhat ironically, this fishing rod first had to be fished out of the sea."
Gilded Phoenix Fishing Rod Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Gilded Phoenix "Not only is this white and blue rod pretty, it's also camouflaged, from a fish's perspective."
Mercenary Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Mercenary "For the right price, you'd even catch a poor, defenceless fish. Have you no heart?!"
Reaper’s Heart Fishing Rod Pirate Emporium 149 AncientCoin.png
n/a Reaper’s Heart "A romantic Splashtail dinner could be on the cards courtesy of this fancy fishing rod."
Ruby Splashtail Fishing Rod Pirate Emporium 249 AncientCoin.png
n/a Ruby Splashtail "This rod honours the Splashtail, many a proud pirate's first catch. And second. And third..."
Twilight Hunter Fishing Rod Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Twilight Hunter "Not even little fishies are safe from your hunts. May the ponds run red!"
Wild Rose Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Wild Rose "Rose had a fishing rod just like this, but saved it for special occasions. It's too nice to get wet!"
Obsidian Fishing Rod Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Black Dog "A dark fishing rod perfect for intimidating the Spashtails."
Sailor Fishing Rod n/a Gold.png
n/a Sailor "A strudy rod that can catch any fish, with the right bait. May also catch the occasional earring."
Silver Blade Fishing Rod Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Silver Blade "Ensure that you have a full belly before your voyage of discovery, with this pristine, silver rod."
The Killer Whale Fishing Rod The Hunter's Call 700 Gold.png
5 The Killer Whale "Merrick himself prefers this quality rod... but his history with sea life isn't very encouraging."
Admiral Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Admiral "A fine fishing rod in the hands of a disciplined user. Do you have a license for it?"
Bilge Rat Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Bilge Rat "A bendy stick with a distinct aroma of fish. Close enough, right?"
Castaway Bilge Rat Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Castaway Bilge Rat "A bendy stick with a distinct aroma of fish. Close enough, right?"
Ceremonial Admiral Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Ceremonial Admiral "A fine fishing rod in the hands of a disciplined user. Do you have a license for it?"
Grand Admiral Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Grand Admiral "A fine fishing rod in the hands of a disciplined user. Do you have a license for it?"
Imperial Sovereign Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Imperial Sovereign "Fishing is the most refined of waterside pursuits - ensure you use a refined rod."
Rogue Sea Dog Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Rogue Sea Dog "From Sailor's Bounty to Ashen Reaches, a stalward rod like this can keep a pirate well-fed."
Royal Sovereign Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Royal Sovereign "Fishing is the most refined of waterside pursuits - ensure you use a refined rod."
Ruffian Sea Dog Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Ruffian Sea Dog "From Sailor's Bounty to Ashen Reaches, a stalward rod like this can keep a pirate well-fed."
Sea Dog Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Sea Dog "From Sailor's Bounty to Ashen Reaches, a stalward rod like this can keep a pirate well-fed."
Sovereign Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 6,400 Gold.png
n/a Sovereign "Fishing is the most refined of waterside pursuits - ensure you use a refined rod."
Azure Ocean Crawler Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9,140 Gold.png
n/a Azure Ocean Crawler "Perhaps the oceanic style of this rod will act as camouflage and the fishies won't see it coming."
Bone Crusher Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9,140 Gold.png
n/a Bone Crusher "This rod is made from stiff bone and there's really nothing funny about that."
Fishing Rod of the Ashen Dragon Equipment Shop 9,140 Gold.png
n/a Ashen Dragon "Dragons are not famed for catching fish, but they’d be so good at it."
Forsaken Ashes Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9,140 Gold.png
n/a Forsaken Ashes "Made by pirates in The Devil's Roar, this rod is built to withstand being dropped in boiling water."
Hunter Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9,140 Gold.png
n/a Hunter "Not even little fishies are safe from your hunts. May the ponds run red!"
Kraken Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9,140 Gold.png
n/a Kraken "Not tempting fate at all, nope, not one bit, you choose a fishing rod that looks like a Kraken."
Legendary Fishing Rod Athena's Fortune Shop 9,140 Gold.png
Requires Legendary Reputation Level (50 Reputation Levels each in three of the following companies: Gold Hoarder, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, The Hunter's Call, Sea Dogs and Reaper's Bones) Legendary "When a pirate of your stature casts a line, the crew knows it's time to dine."
Ocean Crawler Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9,140 Gold.png
n/a Ocean Crawler "Perhaps the oceanic style of this rod will act as camouflage and the fishies won't see it coming."
Parrot Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9,140 Gold.png
n/a Parrot "Why should the fish be the most colourful ones at the waterfront?"
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9,140 Gold.png
n/a Scorched Forsaken Ashes "Made by pirates in The Devil's Roar, this rod is built to withstand being dropped in boiling water."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 12,800 Gold.png
n/a Scurvy Bilge Rat "A bendy stick with a distinct aroma of fish. Close enough, right?"
Ghost Fishing Rod Athena's Fortune Shop 45,750 Gold.png
Requires Legendary Reputation Level (50 Reputation Levels each in three of the following companies: Gold Hoarder, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, The Hunter's Call, Sea Dogs and Reaper's Bones) Ghost "You'd think it would scare away the fish."
Deep Ocean Crawler Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 57,600 Gold.png
n/a Deep Ocean Crawler "Perhaps the oceanic style of this rod will act as camouflage and the fishies won't see it coming."
Inky Kraken Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 57,600 Gold.png
n/a Inky Kraken "Not tempting fate at all, nope, not one bit, you choose a fishing rod that looks like a Kraken."
Nightshine Parrot Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 57,600 Gold.png
n/a Nightshine Parrot "Why should the fish be the most colourful ones at the waterfront?"
Cultured Aristocrat Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 86,400 Gold.png
n/a Cultured Aristocrat "One does not 'go fishing'. One is a merely an aficionado of maritime cuisine procurement."
Dawn Hunter Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 86,400 Gold.png
n/a Dawn Hunter "Not even little fishies are safe from your hunts. May the ponds run red!"
Fishing Rod of the Silent Barnacle Equipment Shop 86,400 Gold.png
n/a The Silent Barnacle "Somewhat ironically, this fishing rod first had to be fished out of the sea."
Frostbite Fishing Rod Equipment Chest 86,400 Gold.png
n/a Frostbite "Ice fishing is a popular pastime in many places - but, oddly, not in The Devil's Roar..."
Gold Hoarders Fishing Rod Equipment Chest 86,400 Gold.png
n/a Gold Hoarders "Supposedly created by a confused Gold Hoarder who wanted to catch goldfish in order to extract the ore."
Merchant Alliance Fishing Rod Equipment Chest 86,400 Gold.png
n/a Merchant Alliance "The Merchants know the importance of being able to catch fish - it stops starving pirates from eating valuable cargo."
Order of Souls Fishing Rod Equipment Chest 86,400 Gold.png
n/a Order of Souls "You don't need mystical powers to see Splashtails in your future, should you forget to add bait to the hook."
Sunshine Parrot Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 86,400 Gold.png
n/a Sunshine Parrot "Why should the fish be the most colourful ones at the waterfront?"
Thriving Wild Rose Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 86,400 Gold.png
n/a Thriving Wild Rose "Rose had a fishing rod just like this, but saved it for special occasions. It's too nice to get wet!"
Venomous Kraken Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 86,400 Gold.png
n/a Venomous Kraken "Not tempting fate at all, nope, not one bit, you chose a fishing rod that looks like a Kraken."
Dark Adventurers Fishing Rod Athena's Fortune Shop 2,160,000 Gold.png
Requires Legendary Reputation Level (50 Reputation Levels each in three of the following companies: Gold Hoarder, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, The Hunter's Call, Sea Dogs and Reaper's Bones) Dark Adventurers "If this fishing rod were any more intimidating, not even Splashtails would be fooled into biting."
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