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

(Note: This list is still in development)

Fish NameLocationSell
Price
Crucian CarpLebkuchen lake (no bait)
Goddess Spring farm (no bait)
Wagashi waterfall (no bait)
5 G
GoldfishDesert oasis (lvl 1 bait)
Goddess Spring farm (lvl 2 bait)
320 G
Calico GoldfishGoddess Spring farm (lvl 2 bait)
Wagashi Lotus Pond (lvl 2 bait)
660 G
WalleyeSalmiakki pond (lvl 1 bait)
Snowy mountain pond (lvl 2 bait)
30 G
DoradoHalo Halo pond (lvl 2 bait)80 G
Arowana
Green Arowana River between Calisson and Halo Halo (lvl 1 legendary bait)
Banjar Arowana Harvest Goddess shrine (lvl 3 big bait )
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 CrayfishRiver between Calisson and Halo Halo (lvl 2 bait)
Halo Halo pond (no bait)
Lebkuchen lava river (no bait)
10 G
Lava CrayfishLebkuchen 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 MosquitofishLebkuchen lava river (lvl 2 bait)10 G
PerchDesert oasis (no bait)
Salmiakki pond (no bait)
Snowy mountain pond (no bait)
10 G
Yellow PerchDesert oasis (lvl 2 bait)
River between Calisson and Lebkuchen (no bait)
Lebkuchen lake (lvl 1 bait)
15 G
AkameHalo Halo beach farm (lvl 2 bait)660 G
GobyHalo Halo, between the pier and lighthouse (no bait)
Halo Halo, between the lighthouse and beach farm (no bait)
80
Rainbow TroutRiver 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
NidhoggLebkuchen lava river (lvl 1 legendary bait)3000 G
SardineHalo Halo, all over (no bait)5 G
CodHalo 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
BarracudaHalo Halo, between the beach farm and south jetty (lvl 2 bait)
Halo Halo beach farm, cast towards ocean (lvl 2 bait)
30 G
Red SeabreamHalo Halo beach farm, cast towards ocean (no bait)
Wagashi boat dock (no bait)
80 G
Black PorgyHalo Halo beach (lvl 1 bait)
Halo Halo, southern tip (lvl 2 bait)
Wagashi boat dock (no bait)
260 G
TunaHalo Halo, between the beach farm and south jetty (lvl 1 big bait)1500 G
Tiger PrawnHalo Halo, between the beach and lighthouse (lvl 1 bait)80 G
LobsterHalo Halo, between the lighthouse and beach farm (lvl 1 bait)320 G

There are villager tasks that can reward you with fish:

For the Green Arowana, try casting your line in the little alcove with the 3x3 crop field. There will be lots of Tilapia here too.