Fishing is a gathering skill that was added to the game with the Lancelot patch. Players can try to catch fish in any body of water in the game. Higher tier zones allow players to catch higher tier fish. To start fishing and catch fish a player must equip a fishing rod, stand close to a body of water and throw out the fishing lure.
Depending on the zone the player is in, either freshwater fish or saltwater fish can be caught. The mouse icon will change to a fishing bob icon if fish can be caught in the water you are trying to fish in. Waters also contain school of fish. Fishing inside the circle of the school of fish yields fish more frequently and is an indicator if the waters have recently been overfished or not.
How to fish
After finding a suitable body of water, a player can throw out a lure, if he has his fishing pole equipped:
After waiting for a short amount of time (fish bite speed), the fishing bob will move up and down, signaling that a fish bit the hook and can be reeled in.
By pressing and releasing the left-mouse button the player will try to reel the fish in. The mini-game is a game of balance, trying to keep the fishing bob inside the green UI-field. If the fishing bob moves too far to the left or to the right into the red area the fishing attempt will fail. During the left-mouse button press the fishing bob will move to the right and the fish icon on the blue bar will move forward. Releasing the left-mouse-button will promt the fishing bob to automatically move to the left. Once the white fish icon arrives at the yellow end of the blue bar ( >> ) the fish or other loot will be caught and added to the player inventory. Fish are caught best by pressing and releasing the left-mouse-button, depending on guessing the future position and speed of the fishing bob icon.
Where to catch fish
Fish can be caught all over Albion. But there are two different types of water in the world of Albion. Freshwater and saltwater. All rivers, lakes, ponds and other similar bodies of water that can be found inland are considered freshwater. Saltwater can only be found in zones that border the ocean. A quick way to determine whether a body of water is fresh- or saltwater is by finding a pool of fish - the saltwater fish jump out of the water, and the freshwater fish swim underneath the surface in a circle. For a list of the different catchable fish, use this table. Saltwater zones, especially higher-tier zones are rarer than freshwater zones. In the table below you can find a list of zones that have saltwater borders.
Saltwater also has a different color on the minimap than freshwater. See this image as an example:
|Zone Name||Tier||Continent||Catchable Fish Tier||Note|
|Player's Island||?||Any||T1 - T3||good chance for low-value collectibles|
|Cley Hill||Mercia||T3 - T7||a place where you can gather Deepwater Kraken|
|Putrescent Sump||VI||Mercia||T6 - T8||a place where you can gather Deepwater Kraken|
Players have to use a fishing rod to catch fish. But players can also equip fishing gear to increase their fishing yield. Fishing gear has special passive skills that increase the fishing yield the longer a player equips the gear. Higher item quality fishing rods provide higher bonuses to the fishing speed.
- A detailed list of all fishing rods and their fishing speed bonuses can be found on the Fishing Rod item page.
- A detailed list of all item stats of the fishing gear can be found on the Fishing Gear item page.
Bait & Fishing Yield
T1 Simple Fish Bait: 10 charges which increases bite speed of fish by 50%. (Requires 1 earthworm to craft.)
T3 Fancy Fish Bait: 10 charges which increases bite speed of fish by 125%. (Requires 5 earthworm to craft.)
T5 Special Fish Bait: 10 charges which increases bite speed of fish by 250%. (Requires 25 earthworm to craft.)
Players can also use Seaweed Salads to increase the fishing speed for 30 minutes.
Pork Pies do not affect fishing speed, bite speed or number of fish caught.
Catch & Fishing Loot
Different locations offer different things that a player can catch. The two types of fish that can be caught are freshwater fish and saltwater fish. Occasionally and very rarely treasures can be found as well. The tier of fish that can be caught depends on the tier of the zone. To catch fish of a certain tier a player must be wearing a minimum fishing pole of the tier below it. Ex: A tier 6 fish can be caught with a tier 5 pole.
A list of all types of fish that can be caught can be found in the table below.
|1||Common Rudd||Freshwater||Common||T 1-3|
|2||Striped Carp||Freshwater||Common||T 1-3|
|3||Albion Perch||Freshwater||Common||T 1-3|
|4||Bluescale Pike||Freshwater||Common||T 1-4|
|5||Spotted Trout||Freshwater||Common||T 4-7|
|6||Brightscale Zander||Freshwater||Common||T 5-8|
|7||Danglemouth Catfish||Freshwater||Common||T 6-8|
|8||River Sturgeon||Freshwater||Common||T 7-8|
|1||Common Herring||Saltwater||Common||T 1-3|
|2||Striped Mackerel||Saltwater||Common||T 1-3|
|3||Flatshore Plaice||Saltwater||Common||T 1-3|
|4||Bluescale Cod||Saltwater||Common||T 1-5|
|5||Spotted Wolffish||Saltwater||Common||T 4-7|
|6||Strongfin Salmon||Saltwater||Common||T 6-8|
|7||Bluefin Tuna||Saltwater||Common||T 6-8|
|8||Steelscale Swordfish||Saltwater||Common||T 7-8|
|Tier||Fish Name||Type||Rarity||Zone level||Biome|
The tier of the zone you are fishing in determines the blackmarket loot up available. Runes and Tome of Insight can be also retrieved, but they are extremely rare.
|Arcane Stone Sigil||Decoration||Caerleon/Island|
|Barrel with Candle||Decoration||Common||Caerleon/Island|
|Broken Scholar Statue||Decoration||Caerleon/Island|
|Fire Bowl with Pedestal||Decoration||Caerleon/Island|
|Haystack and Cart||Decoration||Common||Caerleon/Island|
|Nature Stone Sigil||Decoration||Caerleon/Island|
|Small Nature Stone Sigil||Decoration||Caerleon/Island|
|Small Sword Sculpture||Decoration||Caerleon/Island|
|Small valorous Stone Sigil||Decoration||Caerleon/Island|
|Sword and Shield Sculpture||Decoration||Caerleon/Island|
|Tree Stump Pumpkins||Decoration||Common||Caerleon/Island|
List of cooking and alchemy recipes that use fishing loot
Fish can be consumed directly for various bonuses and fishing fame. Fame gained through eating fish is always half the value compared to catching a fish, with the values shown in the table including premium bonus. Fish can also be chopped up at the butcher into fish chops. Fish chops are used in a variety of high tier cooking recipes.
Elsa's Item Stats & Skills Spreadsheet has a table of the details (should converted and dublicated here at some point)
|Tier||Name||Bonus||Bonus Amount||Fame when consumed||Chopped Fish|
|1||Common Rudd||Health Regen||30%||7||1|
|1||Common Herring||Health Regen||30%||7||1|
|2||Striped Carp||Health Regen||53%||15||2|
|2||Striped Mackarel||Health Regen||53%||15||2|
|3||Albion Perch||Health Regen||75%||22||3|
|3||Flatshore Plaice||Health Regen||75%||22||3|
|3||Greenriver Eel||Cooldown Reduction||3,5%||75||10|
|3||Stonestream Lurcher||Healing Received||3,5%||75||10|
|3||Upland Coldeye||CC Resistance||11,3%||75||10|
|3||Lowriver Crab||Energy Cost Reducion||3,5%||75||10|
|3||Greenmoor Clam||Energy Regen||5,3%||75||10|
|3||Shallowshore Squid||Crafting Quality&Speed||16||75||10|
|4||Bluescale Pike||Health Regen||113%||30||4|
|4||Bluescale Cod||Health Regen||113%||30||4|
|5||Spotted Trout||Health Regen||150%||45||6|
|5||Spotted Wolffish||Health Regen||150%||45||6|
|5||Redspring Eel||Cooldown Reduction||6.7%||150||20|
|5||Rushwater Lurcher||Healing Received||6,7%||150||20|
|5||Mountain Blindeye||CC Resistance||22,5%||150||20|
|5||Drybrook Crab||Energy Cost Reduction||6,7%||150||20|
|5||Murkwater Clam||Energy Regen||10%||150||20|
|5||Midwater Octopus||Crafting Quality&Speed||33||150||20|
|6||Brightscale Zander||Health Regen||188%||60||8|
|6||Strongfin Salmon||Health Regen||188%||60||8|
|7||Danglemouth Catfish||Health Regen||225%||75||10|
|7||Bluefin Tuna||Health Regen||225%||75||10|
|7||Deadwater Eel||Cooldown Reduction||9,5%||225||30|
|7||Thunderfall Lurcher||Healing Received||9,5%||225||30|
|7||Frostpeak Deadeye||CC Resistance||33,8%||225||30|
|7||Dusthole Crab||Energy Cost Reduction||9,5%||225||30|
|7||Blackbog Clam||Energy Regen||18,9||225||30|
|7||Deepwater Kraken||Crafting Quality&Speed||49||225||30|
|8||River Sturgeon||CC Duration||10%||210||14|
|8||Steelscale Swordfish||CC Duration||10%||210||14|
Screenshots of Fishing Gear
Below are screenshots of the different tiers of fishing gear. If you want to make them look nicer or add the female versions, please feel free to do so.
Wearing the fishing gear increases the numbers of fish, decoration and seaweed caught.
|Tier||Male Front||Male Back|
Pathos Fishing Guide: https://albiononline.com/en/news/guide-to-fishing-in-albion-online