Fishing in New World: Complete Guide with Tips

Fishing is one of the side activities in the New World MMORPG. It can reward you with different types of fish you can use for cooking useful food or just for selling at the market. It’s also a nice way to rest a little if you are tired from exploring and fighting.

Read this guide till the end in order to find all the important information about this gathering profession.

Fishing Rod

First of all, you need a Fishing Rod in order to start. You can either buy it or make it yourself. It can be crafted using Engineering Tradeskill. Right now there are 5 tiers of rods and 11 unique perk types.

The rod works similarly to all the other gathering equipment. You just have it in your inventory and use it when you want.

There are different types of rods in the game. We will add the list here when more information is available.

Baits

A proper Bait is what makes your fishing process more enjoyable and rewarding. It gives a bonus for the size or quality of the fish you can catch. It’s possible not to use bait, but you will hardly be able to catch something great in this case.

Equip bait

Using bait is very simple. Press “Equip Bait” when you hold the rod and you will see a special window for this. There are 2 general categories of Baits:

  • Fresh Water Baits - are the best for all the “inner” water like swamps, lakes, and rivers.
  • Salt Water Baits – are used for the sea/ocean water. Aeternum is an island and is surrounded by the ocean.

What will happen if you use the wrong bait? We assume that you will not be able to benefit from the bonus it gives. It will be useless.

Note, that you can change the bait when you want. Just press the “Change Bait” key and you will see the menu again.

Here is a list of all the Baits in New World MMORPG:

Bread Bait Gives a small boost to the chance of catching bigger fish in fresh water

Fishing Technique

Part 1: Casting

Now you are ready. Hold your default “Cast” key in order to start. You will see a nice animation showing how your character prepares for the process. You will also see a casting range indicator. You can control the casting range by holding the cast key. The longer you hold the key, the larger the range will be. Note, that the largest range isn’t always necessary.

Part 2: Hooking

After the casting is finished you need to wait for a little until the float icon appears on the screen. Watch at the icon carefully, it will show you what to do.

Get ready

Wait... Now wait until the fish eats the bait. When the fish is about to eat it, the float will start moving up and down fast. Get ready! You will have only several seconds to hook the fish.

Hook Hook! When you see this icon, it's time to hook! Don't wait too much! If the green stripe indicator expires, you will fail the attempt. 
Reel in

Successful hook! This indicates that you can now start to Reel in.

Part 3: Reeling In

Now the second phase of the mini-game starts. When you start to Reel in, always keep an eye on the Tension indicator. It reacts to your actions.

Good tension Nice tension! If it's green you do everything right. Try to keep it green or orange.
High tension The tension becomes high. If the indicator becomes orange, you need to lower the tension. Slow down, or you will lose. 

That's all. Now you can repeat all the above steps to catch something else.

In general, the process of catching a fish is rather challenging and interesting. It may look difficult at the beginning, but many players say it’s really fun and enjoyable.

Leveling Up the Skill

This profession has a dedicated skill line. You receive Fishing Profession Experience every time you catch something. The more you practice the higher your skill becomes.

Higher skill allows you to discover Fishing Hotspots - special places on the map where you receive a boost to bite speed and where your chances of getting rare fish increase greatly. If you are a true fisherman, these places will help you a lot!

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