Fishing Rod

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Fishing Rod
Fishing Rod.png
Details
Type Equipment
Location Equipment Chest

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

Usage[edit | edit source]

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. 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Name Shop Cost Rep Set In-game description
Aristocrat Fishing Rod Black Market 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 Black Market 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 Black Market 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Wailing Barnacle "Somewhat ironically, this fishing rod first had to be fished out of the sea."
Mercenary Fishing Rod Black Market 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Mercenary "For the right price, you'd even catch a poor, defenceless fish. Have you no heart?!"
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..."
Wild Rose Fishing Rod Black Market 40 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 This Fishing Rod variant is automatically provided to all players by default.
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 6400 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 6400 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 6400 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 6400 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 6400 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 6400 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 6400 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 6400 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 6400 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 6400 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 6400 Gold.png
n/a Sovereign "Fishing is the most refined of waterside pursuits - ensure you use a refined rod."
Bone Crusher Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9140 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 9140 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 9140 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 9140 Gold.png
n/a Hunter "Not even little fishies are safe from your hunts. May the ponds run red!"
Kraken Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 9140 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 9140 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 9140 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 9140 Gold.png
n/a Parrot "Why should the fish be the most colourful ones at the waterfront?"
Scurvy Bilge Rat Fishing Rod Equipment Shop 12800 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 45750 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 Black Market 57600 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 Black Market 57600 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 Black Market 57600 Gold.png
n/a Nightshine Parrot "Why should the fish be the most colourful ones at the waterfront?"