Fishing Trade Skill Guide for New World
On this page, you will find our in-depth guide for the Fishing Trade Skill in New World, where we cover everything from basics to advanced farming tips for rare materials.
Overview of Fishing in New World
Fishing utilizes the Fishing Pole tool to catch fish from water around the world, which can be used raw or scrapped to turn into food, and which can also be scrapped to turn into various other materials for Arcana (which can generate a huge Gold profit).
To begin your Fishing adventures, simply craft a Fishing Pole at any campfire or workshop. It uses basic materials you find on the ground shortly after the introduction, Green wood (bushes and young trees), and Fibers (Hemp), and then you are ready to Fish.
How to Fish in New World
To start fishing, simply walk up to a body of water or hotspot you wish to fish in and press the F3 key (which is the default Fishing keybind) and Fishing Mode will become enabled. Then, you just hold the Left Mouse Button to charge up your Fishing Pole distance and release when you are ready to cast the line.
Maximizing the distance on each of your casts simply makes the tension mini-game you have to play while catching each fish a little easier, so the further you cast your line the easier it is to reel in the fish. Once your line is in the water, you just wait for the Hook!, icon to pop up and you can begin to reel your fish in.
After you have hooked that fish, you have to watch the tension line and slowly use the Left Mouse Button to pull your line in and release the Left Mouse Button to relieve tension. This all takes some balance but is pretty easy to pick up once you have tried it once or twice. If you apply too much tension, the line will break and if you apply too little the fish will escape. Once the fish reaches you, it is yours; congratulations on the catch!
This Trade Skill scales solely with Focus, so we highly recommended that you aim to obtain Focus on both gear and with your Attribute selection, up to 250 for the final perk, if you are aiming to get the most out of your Fishing. If you are not a Focus-based character at the time, you will still be able to get a lot out of Fishing, but it will be a slower farm. Below is a list of the perks granted from Focus that benefit Fishing.
- 50 Focus: +10% Fishing Line Tension
- 100 Focus: +10% Yield when Salvaging
- 150 Focus: -10% Decreased weight of Fishing items
- 200 Focus: 10% Fishing Line Tension
- 250 Focus: +10% Size of Fish Caught
Complete Fish Locations in New World
Some fish can only be located in certain zones, so below is a list of all fish and where to find them.
||Freshwater||First Light, Cutlass Keys, Monarchs Bluffs, Windsward|
||Saltwater||First Light, Monarchs Bluffs, Weavers Fen, Mourningdale, Restless Shore, Reekwater, Ebonscale Reach|
||Saltwater||First Light, Cutlass Keys, Windsward, Weavers Fen, Mourningdale, Restless Shore, Reekwater, Ebonscale Reach|
||Saltwater||Windsward, Mourningdale, Restless Shore|
||Saltwater||Cutlass Keys, Monarchs Bluffs, Windsward|
||Saltwater||First Light, Cutlass Keys, Monarchs Bluffs, Weavers Fen, Reekwater, Ebonscale Reach|
||Freshwater and Saltwater||All Regions|
||Freshwater||First Light, Cutlass Keys, Monarchs Bluffs, Windsward, Everfall, Brightwood, Weavers Fen, Reekwater, Ebonscale Reach|
||Freshwater||First Light, Cutlass Keys, Windsward, Brightwood, Weavers Fen, Restless Shore, Reekwater, Ebonscale Reach, Great Cleave, Edengrove, Shattered Mountain|
||Freshwater||Everfall, Brightwood, Weavers Fen, Mourningdale, Restless Shore, Reekwater, Ebonscale Reach, Great Cleave, Edengrove, Shattered Mountain|
||Freshwater||Mourningdale, Restless Shore, Great Cleave, Edengrove, Shattered Mountain|
|Freshwater||First Light, Monarchs Bluffs, Everfall, Brightwood, Restless Shore, Edengrove|
||Freshwater||Cutlass Keys, Windsward, Weavers Fen, Restless Shore, Reekwater, Ebonscale Reach, Edengrove, Shattered Mountain|
|Saltwater||First Light, Monarchs Bluffs, Ebonscale Reach, Weavers Fen, Mourningdale, Everfall|
||Saltwater||Cutlass Keys, Windsward, Weavers Fen, Mourningdale, Ebonscale Reach|
||Saltwater||First Light, Windsward, Restless Shore, Reekwater|
||Saltwater||Cutlass Keys, Monarchs Bluffs, Restless Shore, Reekwater|
||Freshwater||First Light, Monarchs Bluffs, Brightwood, Mourningdale, Reekwater, Great Cleave|
|Freshwater||Cutlass Keys, Windsward, Everfall, Weavers Fen, Mourningdale, Ebonscale Reach, Great Cleave, Shattered Mountain|
||Freshwater and Saltwater||Windsward, Weavers Fen, Everfall, Edengrove, Shattered Mountain|
||Freshwater||First Light, Everfall, Brightwood, Restless Shore, Shattered Mountain|
||Freshwater and Saltwater||First Light, Mourningdale, Reekwater, Brightwood, Great Cleave|
||Freshwater||Monarchs Bluffs, Weavers Fen, Ebonscale Reach, Edengrove|
|Saltwater||First Light, Reekwater, Restless Shore|
||Freshwater||Cutlass Keys, Monarchs Bluffs, Restless Shore, Ebonscale Reach, Great Cleave|
||Freshwater||Windsward, Restless Shore, Reekwater, Great Cleave, Edengrove|
||Saltwater||Windsward, Restless Shore, Reekwater, Ebonscale Reach|
||Freshwater||Cutlass Keys, Mourningdale, Reekwater, Ebonscale Reach, Shattered Mountain|
||Saltwater||Cutlass Keys, Monarchs Bluffs, Mourningdale, Ebonscale Reach|
|Saltwater||Monarchs Bluffs, Weavers Fen, Restless Shore, Ebonscale Reach|
||Saltwater||Cutlass Keys, Weavers Fen, Mourningdale|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Anywhere, higher chance in Hotspots|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Windsward|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||First Light|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Mourningdale|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Reekwater|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Great Cleave|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Ebonscale Reach|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Brightwood|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Restless Shore|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Cutlass Keys|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Edengrove|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Shattered Mountain|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Everfall|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Monarchs Bluffs|
|Freshwater and Saltwater||Weavers Fen|
Luck and Rare Resources
Luck greatly increases your chance at getting rare materials from Fishing. Stacking as much Luck as possible on all of your gear and Fishing Pole is the key to finding those legendary rare materials.
You are able to have a total of three houses currently in New World and in each of those houses you can place up to five trophies. Placing a Fishing trophy in your house increases your Fishing Luck globally and you may place a Fishing trophy in each of your three houses, which will stack the Luck up even further. You are also able to permanently increase the power of these trophies by acquiring either Furnishing profession.or . Trophies can be made by the
- Minor Fishing Trophy = 2500 Luck
- Basic Fishing Trophy = 5000 Luck
- Major Fishing Trophy = 9000 Luck
Best Perks for your Fishing Pole
The best perks for your Fishing Pole can change depending on what you are trying to catch and when. For example, if you are trying to catch a fish during the daytime you may want theperk, which grants increased chance at catching rare fish in the daytime, however if you want to fish at night you will want the perk. At 200 Fishing we recommend you have a few different Fishing Poles to better suit the fish you are looking to catch and the time of day/fishing spot that you are farming.
- Time of Day Luck eg:
- Fresh/Salt water Luck eg:
- Fish Size Chance eg:
- Line Strength eg:
- Cast Distance eg:
Fishing Quest Chain
The Fishing quest chain starts in Windsward and will reward you with some fantastic fisherman's gear that will have bonus Fishing perks like the, and at the end of the quest line you will receive a random legendary Fishing Pole reward box which will contain one of 4 legendary Fishing Poles, like the . This quest chain is relatively short and easy to follow, and we recommend doing this at level 60 for the best results.
Fishing Baits in New World
Using bait is completely optional, however it can provide a few good bonuses. Fishing bait reduces the time in which it takes the fish to bite by around 50%, and can either increase your chance to catch larger fish or more rare fish. Below is a list of all the baits and their benefits.
- Oyster Bait — Large boost to catch larger fish in Freshwater
- Clam Bait — Medium boost to catch larger fish in Freshwater
- Meat Bait — Small boost to catch larger fish in Freshwater
- Firefly Bait — Large boost to catch rare fish in Freshwater
- Woodlouse Bait — Medium boost to catch rare fish in Freshwater
- Bread Bait — Small boost to catch rare fish in Freshwater
- Electric Eel Bait — Large boost to catch larger fish in Saltwater
- Snail Bait — Medium boost to catch larger fish in Saltwater
- Fish Bait — Small boost to catch larger fish in Saltwater
- Glowworm Bait — Large boost to catch rare fish in Saltwater
- Nightcrawler Bait — Medium boost to catch rare fish in Saltwater
- Cheese Bait — Small boost to catch rare fish in Saltwater
Best Way to Level Your Fishing in New World
Leveling Fishing in New World is very simple and does not get much harder to level up in the later levels compared to other gathering skills. Finding Hotspots is generally the best experience, as rare fish generally give more experience and you have a much higher chance at rare fish in hotspots.
Fishing Hotspots in New World
Hotspots are small special locations that host a unique pool of jumping fish that greatly increase your chance to get rare and legendary fish. Hotspots are found all over New World so it can be extremely helpful using a map resource like this one to find the spawn points of everything you may be looking for.
- 18 Mar. 2023: Updated Tool Image and Gear.
- 17 Nov. 2021: Guide added.
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