Fishing

With all the waterways around the game, there is plenty of opportunity to catch fish. You'll first need to complete the Calisson story to unlock access to Halo Halo. Go to the general store in Halo Halo and purchase an Old Fishing Rod for 2000 G. Now you can begin your fishing journey!

There are 30 fish species found in the game. Caught fish will have an entry added to your farmhouse encyclopedia.

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To catch fish, walk up to any body of water (river, sea, lake, etc.) and press the A Button (Switch) or X Button (Ps4) to bring up the bait selection menu. You can choose to use No Bait or attach bait that you are carrying in your bag. Then press the same button again to cast your line. Then simply wait for a fish to bite your hook. You can cancel fishing by pressing the B Button (Switch) or O Button (Ps4).

The fishing gauge will appear when you have a nibble on your line. The fish will move left and right along the gauge. When the fish reaches the green area, press the A/X Button to hook the fish, then press that same button over and over to reel in the fish. If you press A/X when the fish is not in the green area on the gauge, you'll lose the fish and any bait you were using.

Upgrading your fishing rod will increase the length of the green area on the fishing gauge. The better the fishing rod, the longer the sweet spot for snagging fish.

You can make your own bait in the farm windmill. The windmill can make Level 1 Fishing Bait by processing Mosquito Fish or X into bait. To learn higher-level bait recipes, talk to the Makoa (previously known as the Easily-Excited Man) in Halo Halo. This pink-shirt guy appears after 3:00 pm to the south of the beach towels.

As you complete the Easily-Excited Man's tasks, the bait will unlock in the general stores. They are expensive though:

When using higher level bait, you can catch all the fish that will bite using the lower-level bait listed below. For example, when using Level 2 Regular Bait you can catch rarer fish, but you can also catch boring 'ol Sardines and Mosquitofish that don't require any type of bait to catch. You can cancel fishing when the fish shadow appears to ensure you don't waste special high-level baits on tiny little fish. You'll keep the bait if the fish hasn't tugged on the line yet.

Fish List

Fish NameLocationSell
Price

Crucian Carp
Lebkuchen lake (no bait)
Goddess Spring farm (no bait)
Wagashi waterfall (no bait)
5 G

Goldfish
Desert oasis (lvl 1 bait)
Goddess Spring farm (lvl 2 bait)
320 G

Calico Goldfish
Goddess Spring farm (lvl 2 bait)
Wagashi Lotus Pond (lvl 2 bait)
660 G

Walleye
Salmiakki pond (lvl 1 bait)
Snowy mountain pond (lvl 2 bait)
30 G

Dorado
Halo Halo pond (lvl 2 bait)80 G

Arowana
River between Calisson and Halo Halo (lvl 1 big fish bait, see NOTE below) 320 G

Green Arowana
River between Calisson and Halo Halo (lvl 1 legendary bait, see NOTE below) 500 G

Banjar Arowana
Harvest Goddess shrine (lvl 3 big bait ) 1160 G

Super Red Arowana
Pastilla pond (lvl 2 bait) 2500 G

Tilapia
Pastilla pond (no bait)
River between Calisson and Halo Halo
10 G

Piranha
River between Calisson and Halo Halo (lvl 1 bait)10 G

Red Crayfish
River between Calisson and Halo Halo (lvl 2 bait)
Halo Halo pond (no bait)
Lebkuchen lava river (no bait)
10 G

Lava Crayfish
Lebkuchen lava river (no bait)10 G

Mosquitofish
Braden's ranch (no bait)
River between Calisson and Lebkuchen (no bait)
Pastilla pond (no bait)
Harvest Goddess shrine (no bait)
5 G

Lava Mosquitofish
Lebkuchen lava river (lvl 2 bait)10 G

Perch
Desert oasis (no bait)
Salmiakki pond (no bait)
Snowy mountain pond (no bait)
10 G

Yellow Perch
Desert oasis (lvl 2 bait)
River between Calisson and Lebkuchen (no bait)
Lebkuchen lake (lvl 1 bait)
15 G

Akame
Halo Halo beach farm (lvl 2 bait)660 G

Goby
Halo Halo, between the pier and lighthouse (no bait)
Halo Halo, between the lighthouse and beach farm (no bait)
80

Rainbow Trout
River between Calisson and Lebkuchen (no bait)
Pastilla pond (lvl 2 bait)
Lebkuchen lake (lvl 1 bait)
Salmiakki pond (no bait)
Snowy mountain pond (no bait)
Wagashi waterfall (lvl 1 bait)
20 G

Huchen
Snowy Mountain pond (lvl 1 legendary bait)
Wagashi Waterfal (lvl 1 legendary bait)
1500 G

Nidhogg
Lebkuchen lava river (lvl 1 legendary bait)3000 G

Sardine
Halo Halo, all over (no bait)5 G

Cod
Halo Halo pier, cast towards open ocean (lvl 2 bait)
Halo Halo beach farm, cast towards open ocean (lvl 2 bait)
Wagashi boat dock (no bait)
30 G

Barracuda
Halo Halo, between the beach farm and south jetty (lvl 2 bait)
Halo Halo beach farm, cast towards ocean (lvl 2 bait)
30 G

Red Seabream
Halo Halo beach farm, cast towards ocean (no bait)
Wagashi boat dock (no bait)
80 G

Black Porgy
Halo Halo beach (lvl 1 bait)
Halo Halo, southern tip (lvl 2 bait)
Wagashi boat dock (no bait)
260 G

Tuna
Halo Halo, between the beach farm and south jetty (lvl 1 big bait)1500 G

Tiger Prawn
Halo Halo, between the beach and lighthouse (lvl 1 bait)80 G

Lobster
Halo Halo, between the lighthouse and beach farm (lvl 1 bait)320 G

There are villager tasks that can also reward you with fish:

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For the Arowana and the Green Arowana, try casting your line in the little alcove with the 3x3 crop field. There will be lots of Tilapia and Piranha here too. The normal Arowana will be attracted to Big Fish bait, and the Green Arowana likes Legendary Bait.