|Location||Open Water & Ponds|
Catching Fish[edit | edit source]
Trophy Fish[edit | edit source]
Fish can be caught in 2 sizes: regular-sized Fish, and the larger Trophy Fish. These Trophy Fish are rarer, take longer to catch by struggling more and resting less than their regular sized counterparts. Trophy Fish fetch higher rewards and more Reputation from the Hunter's Call.
There are three Hunter's Call Commendations related to Trophy Fish:
- Hunter of Trophy Fish → Deliver 25 Trophy Fish
- Master Hunter of Trophy Fish → Deliver 50 Trophy Fish
- Legendary Hunter of Trophy Fish → Deliver 100 Trophy Fish | Unlocks Legendary Hunter of Trophy Fish title
Cooking[edit | edit source]
Fish is a two-portion food item that can be cooked on a stove to receive more benefits. Eating a Cooked Fish will heal Players and grant an extra reserve of Health. Burnt Fish will heal for a small amount. Eating two portions of Raw or Under-cooked Fish in an instance will cause the Player to vomit.
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Fish Species[edit | edit source]
Splashtails[edit | edit source]
Splashtails appear all over the Sea of Thieves. These playful little charmers are like sea puppies.
Splashtails are found in most open bodies of water. They are the most common fish species. Cannot be caught in Ponds.
Does not require Bait to catch.
|Ruby Splashtail||Base variant|
|Sunny Splashtail||Common variant|
|Indigo Splashtail||Uncommon variant|
|Umber Splashtail||Rare variant|
|Seafoam Splashtail||Night variant|
Pondies[edit | edit source]
Pondies are hungry fish that live in fresh water. Some pirates called them 'Marooned Sailor's Supper'.
Does not require Bait to catch.
For a complete list of locations, see the Ponds page.
|Charcoal Pondie||Base variant|
|Orchid Pondie||Common variant|
|Bronze Pondie||Uncommon variant|
|Bright Pondie||Rare variant|
|Moonsky Pondie||Night variant|
Islehoppers[edit | edit source]
These strange fish often gather near islands. Pirate folklore says that merfolk keep them as pets.
Islehoppers can be found in the waters surrounding Large Islands. Each type of Islehopper, except the Rare Raven Islehopper, can only be found in the shores of specific Large Islands. The fishing range is within the Island's title card area.
Does not require Bait to catch.
- Stone Islehopper: Found at Shipwreck Bay, Shark Bait Cove, Crook's Hollow, Sailor's Bounty, Cannon Cove and Fetcher's Rest.
- Moss Islehopper: Found at Ashen Reaches, Thieves' Haven, Marauder's Arch, Lone Cove, Wanderers Refuge and Ruby's Fall.
- Honey Islehopper: Found at Discovery Ridge, Plunder Valley, Kraken's Fall, Sunken Grove and Crescent Isle.
- Raven Islehopper: A rare sight at large island. (TIP: Fish for this variant during the day at any Island where Amethyst Islehoppers are found. You will only get Splashtails or Raven Islehoppers.)
- Amethyst Islehopper: A night time catch found at Devil's Ridge, Smuggler's Bay, Mermaid's Hideaway, The Crooked Masts, Old Faithful Isle, Flintlock Peninsula and Snake Island.
|Stone Islehopper||* see list above
Ancientscales[edit | edit source]
Ancientscales are partial to leeches, a tip that modern pirates learned from ancient cave paintings.
Ancientscales can be found in the open waters of The Ancient Isles.
Ancientscales can be caught as far south and east as S-26.
|Almond Ancientscale||Base variant|
|Sapphire Ancientscale||Common variant|
|Smoke Ancientscale||Uncommon variant|
|Bone Ancientscale||Rare variant|
|Starshine Ancientscale||Night variant|
Plentifins[edit | edit source]
These Shores of Plenty natives are considered good luck, unless you're an earthworm - their favourite.
Plentifins can be found in the open waters of The Shores of Plenty.
|Olive Plentifin||Base variant|
|Amber Plentifin||Common variant|
|Cloudy Plentifin||Uncommon variant|
|Bonedust Plentifin||Rare variant|
|Watery Plentifin||Night variant|
Wildsplashes[edit | edit source]
Stock up on earthworms to catch a Wildsplash. These grumpy fish are tough and thrive in harsh areas.
Wildsplashes are found in the open waters of The Wilds.
|Russet Wildsplash||Base variant|
|Sandy Wildsplash||Common variant|
|Ocean Wildsplash||Uncommon variant|
|Muddy Wildsplash||Rare variant|
|Coral Wildsplash||Night variant|
Devilfish[edit | edit source]
The Devil's Roar is a hostile environment for any creature. These fish survive on grubs, presumably boiled.
The furthest south and west location to catch Devilfish is W-25.
|Ashen Devilfish||Base variant|
|Seashell Devilfish||Common variant|
|Lava Devilfish||Uncommon variant|
|Forsaken Devilfish||Rare variant|
|Firelight Devilfish||Night variant|
Battlegills[edit | edit source]
Battlegills are considered a dark omen. But, with enough grubs for bait, they also make a hearty meal.
Requires Grubs as Bait to catch.
|Jade Battlegill||Base variant|
|Sky Battlegill||Common variant|
|Rum Battlegill||Uncommon variant|
|Sand Battlegill||Rare variant|
|Bittersweet Battlegill||Night variant|
Wreckers[edit | edit source]
These monsters love darkness and earthworms. Some call them 'Fool's Lanterns' due to their natural lights.
Wreckers can only be found near Shipwrecks.
If the fish makes the line touch the wreck while fighting, the line will snap. The best position for fishing is from the wreck itself so the fish is always fleeing away from it. Try to get a spot away from the edges such as a mast spar.
|Rose Wrecker||Base variant|
|Sun Wrecker||Common variant|
|Blackcloud Wrecker||Storm variant|
|Snow Wrecker||Rare variant|
|Moon Wrecker||Night variant|
Stormfish[edit | edit source]
This aggressive ocean fish enjoys leeches. Merrick claims that lightning can strike their long snouts!
Tip: Shadow Stormfish are most efficiently caught at The Glorious Sea Dog Tavern and Uncharted Island (N-13) as these Locations are not inside any Region. At these Locations, the Fish spawn pool will only spawn Splashtails and the Rare and Night variant of Stormfish. Thus a daytime Stormfish is a guaranteed Shadow Stormfish.
|Ancient Stormfish||The Ancient Isles Variant|
|Shores Stormfish||The Shores of Plenty Variant|
|Wild Stormfish||The Wilds Variant|
|Shadow Stormfish||Rare variant|
|Twilight Stormfish||Night variant|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- On rarity based fish, the Common variant and the Night variant are of equal value to The Hunter's Call.
- When region specific fish are raw, the rarest fish are worth ten times as much as the second rarest fish. When other fish are raw, the rarest fish is ten times more than the least rare fish.
- Stormfish and Islehoppers are not based on rarity, but are instead based on fishing location, with the former tied to Regions and the latter tied to specific Large Islands.
- Wreckers have the same pricing as Battlegills.
- Raw, undercooked, cooked, and burnt fish all count towards The Hunter's Call Commendations.
- The large eyes of Islehoppers have a reflective surface, however the reflection is the same sunny, palm-covered beach scene regardless of your location.
- While raw fish is supposed to make the pirate sick, the effect requires consuming two portions in quick succession.
- Half-eaten Fish cannot be sold.
- Fish can randomly be found inside Shipwreck Barrels, Barrels of Plenty, Skeleton Ship Food Barrels, Rowboat Chests and Storage Crates.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Splashtails appear to be modeled after the real life Grouper.
- Islehoppers appear to be modeled after the real life Porcupinefish.
- Devilfish and Battlegills appear to be modeled after the real life Piranha.
- Wreckers appear to be modeled after the real life Anglerfish.
- Stormfish appear to be modeled after the real life Marlin.