Rune Factory 4 Fishing Guide

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Fish are organized by location. This guide is not 100% complete but should be pretty comprehensive thanks to all the nice people who contributed to it. Happy fishing!

Fish with lighter shadows are denoted with *.

Selphia
Spoiler:
Blowfish*: Winter
Char: Spring
Cherry Salmon: Spring, Winter
Chub: Winter
Crucian Carp: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flounder: Winter
Gibelio: Winter
Girella: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Glitter Snapper*: Spring, Summer, Winter
Lamp Squid*: Spring, Summer, Winter
Lobster: Summer, Winter
Mackeral: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Masu Trout: Spring
Needlefish: Spring, Winter
Pike: Autumn
Pond Smelt: Winter
Rainbow Trout: Spring, Summer
Salmon: Summer, Autumn
Sardine: Spring, Winter
Shrimp: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Skipjack: Spring, Summer, Winter
Snapper: Spring, Autumn
Squid: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Sunsquid*: Summer, Winter
Taimen*: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Throbby Snapper*: Spring, Summer
Tuna*: Autumn, Winter
Turbot: Spring, Autumn
Yellowtail*: Summer, Autumn, Winter


Yokmir Forest
Spoiler:
Blowfish*, rare
Char
Cherry Salmon
Chub
Crucian Carp
Gibelio
Mackeral
Rainbow Trout
Taimen*, very rare (huge shadow)


Keeno Lake
Spoiler:
Char
Chub
Crucian Carp
Girella
Lamp Squid*
Lobster
Mackeral
Pike
Rainbow Trout
Salmon
Shrimp
Taimen*, very rare (huge shadow)
Turbot
Throbby Snapper*, rare


Summer Spring
Spoiler:
Char
Chub
Crucian Carp
Gibelio
Girella
Glitter Snapper*, rare
Lamp Squid*
Lobster
Mackeral
Pike
Rainbow Trout
Sardine
Shrimp
Taimen*, very rare (huge shadow)
Throbby Snapper*, rare
Tuna
Turbot
Yellowtail*, rare


Autumn River
Spoiler:
Chub
Fall Flounder*
Gibelio
Girella
Glitter Snapper*, rare
Lamp Squid*
Mackeral
Pike
Salmon
Sardine
Skipjack
Snapper
Squid
Sunsquid*
Taimen*, very rare (huge shadow)
Throbby Snapper*, rare
Tuna*
Turbot
Yellowtail*, rare


Autumn Spring
Spoiler:
Chub
Crucian Carp
Fall Flounder*
Gibelio
Girella
Glitter Snapper*, rare
Lamp Squid*, rare
Mackeral
Pike
Salmon
Sardine
Skipjack
Snapper
Taimen*, very rare (huge shadow)
Throbby Snapper*, rare
Tuna*
Turbot


Sercerezo Lake
Spoiler:
Char
Cherry Salmon
Chub
Crucian Carp
Flounder
Gibelio
Girella
Glitter Snapper*, rare
Mackeral
Masu Trout
Needlefish
Rainbow Trout
Sardine
Squid
Taimen*, very rare (huge shadow)
Throbby Snapper*, rare
Turbot


Spring Spring
Spoiler:
Cherry Salmon
Crucian Carp
Fall Flounder*
Gibelio
Girella
Lobster
Masu Trout
Needlefish
Rainbow Trout
Sardine
Squid
Sunsquid*
Taimen*, very rare (huge shadow)


Idra Cave
Spoiler:
Char
Cherry Salmon
Chub
Crucian Carp
Gibelio
Girella
Lamp Squid*
Lobster
Mackeral
Masu Trout
Needlefish
Rainbow Trout
Sardine
Shrimp (very common in B1)
Skipjack
Snapper
Squid (very common in B2)
Taimen* (huge shadow)
Throbby Snapper*, rare
Turbot


Silver Lake
Spoiler:
Blowfish*, rare
Cherry Salmon
Chub
Fall Flounder*
Gibelio
Girella
Lamp Squid*
Lobster
Mackeral
Needlefish
Pond Smelt
Sardine
Squid
Sunsquid*
Throbby Snapper*, rare
Tuna*
Yellowtail*, rare


Winter Spring
Spoiler:
Blowfish*, rare
Cherry Salmon
Flounder
Gibelio
Girella
Lobster
Mackeral
Needlefish
Pond Smelt
Sardine
Squid
Sunsquid*
Yellowtail*, rare


Other
Spoiler:
Boot: Anywhere
Dragon Fin (huge shadow): Selphia gates, Spring Spring (confirmed), Anywhere (unconfirmed)
Empty Can: Anywhere
Legendary Scale: Anywhere, rare
Rare Can: Anywhere, rare
Round Stone: Yokmir Forest Waterfall
Rockfish*: Sandy area in Sercerezo Hill, rare
Sand Flounder: Found in sandy area on far east of Sercerezo Hill


Anyone still using this in 2020 you're a real one
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SakunoHaru
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You forgot rainbow trout, only can be found when spring, and summer (selphia area, and river outside selphia gate)
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Thanks for the info! As you can see, this guide is just getting started. I'll be adding more as I get more information.
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Lobster (rare) found in spring pond and Idra cave B2
Lamp squid (rare) in Idra cave B2
Miku-chan
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Yellowtail can be fished in the Winter spring too.
Tuna is available in the Winter spring and Silver Lake, also rare.
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I don't think Taimen is on your list.. it can be found in the spring area as a huge shadow (rare)
Rainbow Trout is also caught in Keeno Lake (or whatever the summer lake is called)
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I've been wanting a fished items list. Thanks a bunch. I've fished only a little in game but I'l try to help.

Salmon can be found in Keeno Lake.
Shrimp can be caught in Keeno Lake.
Crucian Carp- Keeno Lake
Girella- Keeno Lake

Squid can be found in Selphia.

You did not mention Pike, Chub, Snapper, or Turbot.
Pike- Selphia, fall for sure but I believe it appears in other seasons.
Turbot- Selphia, fall
Chub- Selphia, fall
Snapper- Selphia, fall

Hopefully this helps to fill in some of the blanks.
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This is going to be extremely helpful, thank you so much for taking the time to make it! I especially can't wait to find out where on earth to catch Lamp Squid. Also I find the easiest spot to catch Rainbow Trout personally is in the Idra Cave. I just run in and out of the first room with the pond until I see the very big fish shadow which usually tells me its a Rainbow Trout. I do this at Selphia Dragon Lake as well but like your guide is showing I'm guessing they aren't available in the Fall and Winter there. So to get them year long I love being able to go to the Idra Cave, it makes Leon happy :P
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Because the guide is still just getting started, I may end up changing the layout at some point. I feel like the way I have it now is a little disorganized.

My current ideas are:
-By location (Each category will be a fishing location, with the fish you can catch [with info] listed below.)
-By fish (Each fish will get its own entry, with locations, seasons, rarity listed.)
-By season (Each season will have the full fish list, but will only have the locations that the fish can be caught during that season.)

If you have any requests of how you might like it to be organized, feel free to tell me.
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delight
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Blowfish
Char
Cherry Salmon
Chub
Crucian Carp
Fall Flounder
Flounder
Gibelio
Girella
Lamp Squid
Lobster
Mackeral
Masu Trout
Needlefish
Pike
Pond Smelt
Rainbow Trout
Rockfish
Salmon
Sand Flounder
Sardine
Shrimp
Skipjack
Snapper
Squid
Sunsquid
Taimen
Throbby Snapper
Tuna
Turbot
Yellowtail

31/32 Fish, missing one if anyone knows what it is.

Also, I think by location would be the easiest way to read the guide!

EDIT: Glitter Snapper was the missing fish, thanks fourside!
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delight wrote:Also, I think by location would be the easiest way to read the guide!
Thanks for the list! I will definitely think about organizing it by location. In order to do that, I will have to take a quick look through the game to find all the fishing areas.
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All your format ideas sound organized and good for me.

All I'd suggest is to list the fish in alphabetical order too. For example if you keep the seasons layout, list the fish under in alphabetical order. This way if someone is looking for a certain fish they can search the names quicker then if there is no order.

Also I have a question pertaining to fishes. How does one know if the fish is rare or not?
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youngnozomi wrote:All your format ideas sound organized and good for me.

All I'd suggest is to list the fish in alphabetical order too. For example if you keep the seasons layout, list the fish under in alphabetical order. This way if someone is looking for a certain fish they can search the names quicker then if there is no order.

Also I have a question pertaining to fishes. How does one know if the fish is rare or not?


The Japanese Rune Factory wiki list which fish are rare, sadly I can't read Japanese well and can't tell what it actually says if someone else could translate. Also I am still missing one fish which I believe is one of the rare fish.
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delight wrote:The Japanese Rune Factory wiki list which fish are rare, sadly I can't read Japanese well and can't tell what it actually says if someone else could translate. Also I am still missing one fish which I believe is one of the rare fish.
Is the fish you were missing Glitter Snapper? I was doing some fishing to collect info for the guide and I caught one. It wasn't on the list you gave.
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Ah I made a mistake ;-; when I said Spring Area, (For Taimen) I meant Spring Spring. I forgot there was a spring area other than that, my apologies.
Also Throbby Snapper can be fished from Keeno Lake
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