Everything You Will Ever Need To Know About Fishing

CAUTION!
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Baits

Baits NPC Buy Price Craft Level Recipe
Little Worm align="left"thumb 3 - -
Lufaise Fly Lufaise Fly.png 99 - 108 - -
Lugworm Lugworm.jpg 8 - -
Rotten Meat RottenMeat.png - Farmed Only From Antica Mob Family
Shell Bug Shell bug.jpg - Farmed Only From Brass Quadav, Copper Quadav and Bronze Quadav
Peeled Crayfish Peeledcrayfish.png 52 - 284 Cooking (3) Crayfish and Wind Crystal
Peeled Lobster Peeled lobster.jpg 220 Cooking (7) Gold Lobster and Wind Crystal
Slice of Sardine Sardine.jpg 213 Cooking (11) Bastore Sardine and Wind Crystal
Slice of Cod Slicedcod.png 213 Cooking (13) Tiger Cod and Wind Crystal
Slice of Bluetail Sliceofbluetail.jpg 52 - 322 Cooking (15) Bluetail and Wind Crystal
Slice of Moat Carp SliceofCarp.JPG.jpg 52 Cooking (17) Moat Carp and Wind Crystal
Insect Paste Insectpaste.png 30 - 184 Cooking (29) Millioncorn, Little Worm, Distilled Water
Sardine Paste Sardine paste.jpg 52 Cooking (31) Bastore Sardine, Horo Flour, Distilled Water
Trout Paste Trout paste.jpg 52 Cooking (33) Shining Trout, Rye Flour, Distilled Water
Meatball Meatball.png 52 - 322 Cooking (35) Hare Meat, San d'Orian Flour, Distilled Water
Crayfish Paste Crayfishball.png 52 - 266 Cooking (52) Gold Lobster, San d'Orian Flour, Distilled Water
Drill Calamary Drill Calamary.jpg - Inside the Belly Quest From Sea Zombie
Dwarf Pugil Dwarf pugil.png - Inside the Belly Quest From Cave Cherax

Lures

Lures NPC Buy Price Craft Level Recipe
Minnow Minnow 270 Alchemy (26)
Goldsmithing (10)
Fire Crystal, Glass Fiber and Brass Ingot
Sinking Minnow valign="left"thumb 691 - 4000 HQ1 Crafted Alchemy (26)
Goldsmithing (10)
Fire Crystal, Glass Fiber and Brass Ingot
Worm Lure Worm Lure.png 540 Alchemy (46)
Smithing (9)
Fire Crystal, Glass Fiber, Animal Glue and Iron Ingot
Frog Lure Frog Lure.png HQ1 Crafted Only Alchemy (46)
Smithing (9)
Fire Crystal, Glass Fiber, Animal Glue and Iron Ingot
Shrimp Lure Shrimp Lure.png HQ2 Crafted Only Alchemy (46)
Smithing (9)
Fire Crystal, Glass Fiber, Animal Glue and Iron Ingot
Lizard Lure Lizard Lure.png HQ3 Crafted Only Alchemy (46)
Smithing (9)
Fire Crystal, Glass Fiber, Animal Glue and Iron Ingot
Sabiki Rig SabikiRig.png 2,394 Goldsmithing (21)
Clothcraft (6)
Earth Crystal, 2xCopper Ingot and 3xCotton Thread
Rogue Rig Rogue Rig.png HQ1 Crafted Only Goldsmithing (21)
Clothcraft (6)
Earth Crystal, 2xCopper Ingot and 3xCotton Thread
Fly Lure valign="left"thumb 540 Clothcraft (30)
Bonecraft (8)
Earth Crystal, Chocobo Feather, Bat Fang and Animal Glue
Robber Rig Robberrig.png 1,500 Fishing Guild Points

Fishing Rods

There are two different types of fishing rods: wooden and synthetic, a durability rating has been given to the rods as well, with F being the lowest and S being highest.

Fishing Rod Type Fishing Rod Durability NPC Buy Price Craft Level Recipe
Willow Fishing Rod Willow Fishing Rod.png Wooden Fishing Rod F 44 - 74 Woodworking (14)
Wind Crystal, Willow Lumber and Grass Thread
Yew Fishing Rod Yew Fishing Rod.png Wooden Fishing Rod F+ 212 - 245 Woodworking (24)
Wind Crystal, Yew Lumber and Linen Thread
Bamboo Fishing Rod Bamboo Fishing Rod.png Wooden Fishing Rod E- 486 - 561 Woodworking (15)
Wind Crystal, Bamboo Stick and Grass Thread
Fastwater Fishing Rod Fastwater Fishing Rod.png Wooden Fishing Rod E 1,667 Woodworking (56)
Wind Crystal, Elm Lumber and Wool Thread
Tarutaru Fishing Rod Tarutaru Fishing Rod.png Wooden Fishing Rod E+ 4,077 - 4,231 Woodworking (65)
Wind Crystal Walnut Lumber and Spool of Silk Thread
Clothespole Clothespole.png Wooden Fishing Rod D 1,980 - 2640 Woodworking (77)
Wind Crystal, Mahogany Lumber and Spool of Silk Thread
Glass Fiber Fishing Rod Glass Fiber Fishing Rod.png Synthetic D Quested or Crafted Alchemy (29)
Fire Crystal, 4xGlass Fiber and Cotton Thread
Carbon Fishing Rod Carbon Fishing Rod.png Synthetic C- Quested or Crafted Alchemy (53)
Fire Crystal, 4xCarbon Fiber and Glass Fiber
Single Hook Fishing Rod Single Hook Fishing Rod.png Synthetic C- 9,657 - 15,398 Alchemy (69)
Fire Crystal, 5xCarbon Fiber and 2xGlass Fiber
Hume Fishing Rod Hume Fishing Rod.png Wooden Fishing Rod C Crafted Only Woodworking (74)
Wind Crystal, Rosewood Lumber and Silver Thread
Mithran Fishing Rod Mithran Fishing Rod.png Wooden Fishing Rod C+ 25,740 Woodworking (87)
Wind Crystal, Rattan Lumber and Rainbow Thread
Halcyon Fishing Rod Halcyon Fishing Rod.png Synthetic C+ Crafted Only Alchemy (76)
Fire Crystal, Cermet Chunk, 4xCarbon Fiber and 2xGlass Fiber
Composite Fishing Rod Composite Fishing Rod.png Synthetic B Crafted Only Alchemy (89)
Fire Crystal, 3xCarbon Fiber, 2xGlass Fiber and 2xCermet Chunk
Lu Shang's Fishing Rod Lu Shang's Fishing Rod.png Wooden Fishing Rod A - Obtained From The Rivalry Or The Competition Quest
Ebisu Fishing Rod Ebisu Fishing Rod.png Wooden Fishing Rod S - Obtained From Indomitable Spirit Quest

Gear

Equipment Craft Level Recipe
Fisherman's Hose Fisherman's Hose.png Clothcraft (23) Earth Crystal, 2xLinen Cloth, Cotton Thread and Cotton Cloth
Angler's Hose Angler's Hose.png HQ1 Clothcraft (23) Earth Crystal, 2xLinen Cloth, Cotton Thread and Cotton Cloth
Fisherman's Tunica Fisherman's Tunica.png Clothcraft (30) Earth Crystal, Linen Thread, Linen Cloth, Sheep Leather and 3xCotton Cloth
Angler's Tunica Angler's Tunica.png HQ1 Clothcraft (30) Earth Crystal, Linen Thread, Linen Cloth, Sheep Leather and 3xCotton Cloth
Fisherman's Gloves Fisherman's Gloves.png Leathercraft (14) Earth Crystal, Cotton Cloth and 2xLizard Skin
Angler's Gloves Angler's Gloves.png HQ1 Leathercraft (14) Earth Crystal, Cotton Cloth and 2xLizard Skin
Fisherman's Boots Fisherman's Boots.png Leathercraft (20) Earth Crystal, Bronze Scales, Grass Cloth and 2xLizard Skin
Angler's Boots Angler's Boots.png HQ1 Leathercraft (20) Earth Crystal, Bronze Scales, Grass Cloth and 2xLizard Skin
Albatross Ring Albatross Ring.png Obtained From Pirate's Chart (Quest)
Pelican Ring Pelican Ring.png Obtained From Placing Rank 20th or higher in Fish Ranking
Penguin Ring Penguin Ring.png Obtained From Brigand's Chart (Quest)
Fisherman's Belt Fisherman's Belt.png 10,000 Fishing Guild Points and Apprentice Rank
Waders Waders.png 70,000 Fishing Guild Points and Journeyman Rank
Fisherman's Apron Fisherman's Apron.png 100,000 Fishing Guild Points and Artisan Rank

Fishing Guild Rank System Information Needed

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  • Veydal Wrasse I've been told this fish is level 35 but considering how much Guild Points you get from completing this I find it hard to believe there isn't a mistake here somewhere.
  • Bait/Lure and Location are still work in progress, the information listed is just what other wikis say.

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Need to be on Journeyman Rank to begin earning Fishing Guild Points.

Guild Rank Level Fish Amount Needed Guild Points Per Fish Guild Points Total Bait/Lure
Information Needed
Location
Information Needed
Amateur
0 - 10
4 Phanauet Newt
CheckCheck.png (2)
94 12 1,120 Peeled Crayfish
Fly Lure
Carpenters' Landing (Newtpool)
5 Cobalt Jellyfish
(3)
50 24 1,200 Little Worm
Fly Lure
Kazham
7 Crayfish
CheckCheck.png (1) (4)
43 30 1,280 Little Worm
Robber Rig
East Sarutabaruta (Pond)
8 Bibikibo
CheckCheck.png (5)
9 300 2,560 Slice of Bluetail
-
Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle (I-10)
9 Bastore Sardine
CheckCheck.png (6)
50 24 1,200 Little WormVerification Needed
Sabiki Rig Verification Needed
MhauraVerification Needed
11 Moat Carp 60 20 1,200 Insect Paste
Robber Rig
East Sarutabaruta (Lake)
West Ronfaure (Knightswell)
Dragon's Aery
Recruit
10 - 20
14 Greedie 64 24 1,520 Minnow
-
Misareaux Coast
16 Copper Frog
CheckCheck.png (2)
28 60 1,680 Shell Bug
Fly Lure
Bastok Mines
17 Yellow Globe
CheckCheck.png (1)
28 60 1,680 Crayfish Paste
Sabiki Rig
Mhaura
19 Quus
CheckCheck.png (6)
28 60 1,680 Lugworm
Sabiki Rig
Korroloka Tunnel
20 Forest Carp
CheckCheck.png (5)
36 45 1,600 Insect Paste
-
Yhoator Jungle (J-11)
21 Cheval Salmon
CheckCheck.png (3)
28 60 1,680 Fly Lure East Ronfaure
28 Blindfish
CheckCheck.png (4)
6 675 3,760 Insect Paste Oldton Movalpolos
Initiate
20 - 30
27 Nebimonite
CheckCheck.png (5)
15 156 2,320 Crayfish Paste Ship bound for... (Selnina/Mhaura)
27 Tricolored Carp 15 156 2,320 Shrimp Lure Port San d'Oria
29 Pipira
CheckCheck.png (3)
17 138 2,240 Minnow Windurst Waters
29 Tiger Cod 15 156 2,320 Shrimp Lure Sauromugue Champaign
30 Elshimo Frog
CheckCheck.png (1)
15 156 2,320 Fly Lure Yhoator Jungle (J-11)
31 Lungfish 6 720 4,000 Shrimp Lure Phanauet Channel (Emfea Waterway)
26 Moorish Idol
CheckCheck.png (4) (6)
6 714 4,000 Worm Lure Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle
31 Giant Catfish
CheckCheck.png (2)
10 300 2,880 Sinking Minnow Zeruhn Mines (River)
Novice
30 - 40
33 Dark Bass 36 60 2,160 Minnow Jugner Forest (Lake)
35 Ogre Eel
CheckCheck.png (4) (6)
25 96 2,320 Sinking Minnow Sarutabaruta
35 Crystal Bass
CheckCheck.png (1)
9 375 3,280 Sinking Minnow Jugner Forest (J-9)
35 Verification Needed Veydal Wrasse
CheckCheck.png (3) (5)
4 1,350 5,040 Slice of Bluetail Ship bound for... (Mhaura/Whitegate)
37 Shining Trout
CheckCheck.png (2)
29 78 2,240 Minnow Carpenters' Landing (North)
39 Nosteau Herring 12 240 2,880 Shrimp Lure Qufim Island (H-6)
40 Coral Butterfly 9 375 3,280 Worm Lure Kazham
41 Gugru Tuna 11 300 3,040 Sinking Minnow Ship bound for... (Selbina/Mhaura)
Apprentice
40 - 50
43 Zafmlug Bass
CheckCheck.png (4) (6)
27 93 2,480 Worm Lure Bibiki Bay (Sunset Docks)
46 Gold Lobster
CheckCheck.png (2) (5)
7 576 3,920 Sinking Minnow Sarutabaruta
49 Icefish
CheckCheck.png (1)
8 459 3,600 Sabiki Rig Beaucedine Glacier (Pond)
50 Giant Donko
CheckCheck.png (3)
7 576 3,920 Frog Lure Rabao
50 Sandfish 31 78 2,400 Worm Lure Rabao
51 Monke-Onke 5 900 4,480 Shrimp Lure East Sarutabaruta (Lake F-9)
Journeyman
50 - 60
47 Black Eel 7 576 3,920 Worm Lure Zeruhn Mines (River)
53 Red Terrapin 6 900 4,560 Frog Lure Jugner Forest (Lake J-9)
55 Bluetail
CheckCheck.png (2) (3) (4) (6)
6 900 4,560 Minnow Qufim Island
56 Gold Carp 6 900 4,560 Shrimp Lure Windurst Woods
59 Trilobite 24 120 2,800 Shrimp Lure Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle
60 Elshimo Newt
CheckCheck.png (1)
8 525 3,920 Frog Lure Yhoator Jungle (J-11)
61 Bhefhel Marlin
CheckCheck.png (5)
6 900 4,560 Slice of Bluetail Ship bound for... (Selbina/Mhaura)
Craftsman
60 - 70
66 Noble Lady 5 1,200 5,040 Sinking Minnow Ship bound for... (Selbina/Mhaura)
69 Crescent Fish
CheckCheck.png (1) (2) (3) (5)
4 1,320 5,120 Fly Lure East Sarutabaruta (Lake)
71 Zebra Eel
CheckCheck.png (4) (6)
5 1,200 5,040 Shrimp Lure Den of Rancor (map 9 E-8)
71 Bladefish 5 1,200 5,040 Slice of Bluetail Sarutabaruta
Artisan
70 - 80
76 Silver Shark
CheckCheck.png (1) (6)
4 1,500 5,360 Meatball Batallia Downs
80 Jungle Catfish
CheckCheck.png (4)
4 1,800 5,600 Minnow Yhoator Jungle (J-11)
81 Gavial Fish
CheckCheck.png (3)
4 1,500 5,360 Meatball
Lizard Lure
Gusgen Mines (map 3)
79 Three-eyed Fish
CheckCheck.png (2) (5)
4 1,500 5,360 Minnow Qufim Island
Adept
80 - 90
86 Bastore Bream 4 1,800 5,680 Shrimp Lure Port Windurst
90 Grimmonite
CheckCheck.png (2) (4) (5)
3 2.100 5,840 Shrimp Lure Sea Serpent Grotto (J-12)
91 Emperor Fish
CheckCheck.png (3)
4 1,500 5,360 Trout Paste Beaucedine Glacier (G-10)
91 Gigant Squid
CheckCheck.png (1) (6)
4 1,800 5,680 Minnow Qufim Island (North)
Veteran
90 - 100
96 Takitaro
CheckCheck.png (2)
3 2,100 5,840 Fly Lure Davoi
108 Armored Pisces
CheckCheck.png (5) (6)
3 2,850 6,240 Sinking Minnow Oldton Movalpolos
Legendary Sea Zombie
CheckCheck.png (4)
3 2,100 5,840 Meatball Ship bound for... (Selbina/Mhaura)
Legendary Titanictus
CheckCheck.png (1)
3 2,100 5,840 Meatball Ship bound for... (Selbina/Mhaura)

Fish

Fish Level Size Recommended Bait and Lure Location Standard NPC Sell Price
Phanauet Newt
Phanauet Newt.png
4 Small Peeled Crayfish Fly Lure Carpenters' Landing (Newtpool) 4 gil
Cobalt Jellyfish
Cobalt Jellyfish.png
5 Small Little Worm Fly Lure Kazham 11 gil
Denizanasi
Denizanasi.png
5 Small Little Worm Fly Lure Aht Urhgan Whitegate 7 gil
Crayfish
Crayfish.png
7 Small Little Worm Robber Rig East Sarutabaruta (Pond) 10 gil
Bibikibo
Bibikibo.png
8 Small Little Worm - Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle (I-10) 99 gil
Bastore Sardine
Bastore Sardine.png
9 Small Lugworm Sabiki Rig Mhaura 9 gil
Hamsi
Hamsi.png
9 Small Lugworm Sabiki Rig Aht Urhgan Whitegate 7 gil
Moat Carp
Moat Carp.png
11 Small Insect Paste Robber Rig Windurst Woods 10 gil
Greedie
Greedie.png
14 Small - Minnow Misareaux Coast 11 gil
Copper Frog
Copper Frog.png
16 Small Shell Bug Fly Lure Bastok Mines 20 gil
Yellow Globe
Yellow Globe.png
17 Small Crayfish Paste Sabiki Rig Mhaura 20 gil
Muddy Siredon
Muddy Siredon.png
18 Small Peeled Crayfish Fly Lure Carpenters' Landing (Newtpool) XEks.png
Quus
Quus.png
19 Small Lugworm Sabiki Rig Korroloka Tunnel 19 gil
Forest Carp
Forest Carp.png
20 Small Insect Paste Rogue Rig Yhoator Jungle (J-11) 15 gil
Tiny Goldfish
Tiny Goldfish.png
20 Small Insect Paste Worm Lure Al Zahbi 5 gil
Cheval Salmon
Cheval Salmon.png
21 Small - Fly Lure East Ronfaure 20 gil
Fat Greedie
Fat Greedie.png
24 Small Sardine Paste Minnow Selbina -
Gurnard
Gurnard.png
26 Small Sardine Paste - Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura -
Moorish Idol
Moorish Idol.png
26 Small - Worm Lure Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle 242 gil
Nebimonite
Nebimonite.png
27 Small Crayfish Paste - Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura 53 gil
Tricolored Carp
Tricolored Carp.png
27 Small - Shrimp Lure Port San d'Oria 52 gil
Blindfish
Blindfish.png
28 Small Insect Paste - Oldton Movalpolos -
Pipira
Pipira.png
29 Small - Minnow Windurst Waters 47 gil
Tiger Cod
Tiger Cod.png
29 Small - Shrimp Lure Sauromugue Champaign 52 gil
Caedarva Frog
CaedarvaFrog.png
30 Small - Fly Lure Caedarva Mire -
Elshimo Frog
Elshimo Frog.png
30 Small - Fly Lure Yhoator Jungle (J-11) -
Giant Catfish
Giant Catfish.png
31 Large - Sinking Minnow Zeruhn Mines (river) 102 gil
Yayinbaligi
Yayinbaligi.png
31 Large - Minnow Caedarva Mire (I-10) -
Lungfish
Lungfish.png
32 Small - Shrimp Lure Phanauet Channel (Emfea Waterway) 913 gil
Dark Bass
Dark Bass.png
33 Small Trout Paste Minnow Jugner Forest (Lake) 20 gil
Crystal Bass
Crystal Bass.png
35 Small - Sinking Minnow Jugner Forest (J-9) -
Ogre Eel
Ogre Eel.png
35 Small Peeled Lobster Sinking Minnow East/West Sarutabaruta 32 gil
Bibiki Urchin
Bibiki Urchin.png
36 Small Slice of Bluetail Robber Rig Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle 750 gil
Alabaligi
Alabaligi.png
37 Small Trout Paste - Mamook -
Istavrit
Istavrit.png
37 Small Lugworm Sinking Minnow Talacca Cove -
Shining Trout
Shining Trout.png
37 Small - Minnow Carpenters' Landing (North) 26 gil
Nosteau Herring
Nosteau Herring.png
39 Small - Shrimp Lure Qufim Island (H-6) 80 gil
Coral Butterfly
Coral Butterfly.png
40 Small - Worm Lure Kazham 127 gil
Gugru Tuna
GugruTuna.png
41 Large - Sinking Minnow Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura 100 gil
Lakerda
Lakerda.png
41 Large - Shrimp Lure Silver Sea Route to Al Zahbi/Nashmau 103 gil
Zafmlug Bass
Zafmlug Bass.png
43 Small - Worm Lure Bibiki Bay (Sunset Docks) 31 gil
Gold Lobster
Gold Lobster.png
46 Small Slice of Sardine Sinking Minnow East/West Sarutabaruta 194 gil
Istakoz
Istakoz.png
46 Small - Sinking Minnow Nashmau 200 gil
Black Eel
Black Eel.png
47 Small - Worm Lure Zeruhn Mines (River) 192 gil
Yilanbaligi
Yilanbaligi.png
47 Small - Sinking Minnow Al Zahbi 200 gil
Cone Calamary
Cone Calamary.png
48 Small Slice of Bluetail [[Minnow Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura 165 gil
Kalamar
Kalamar.png
48 Small Slice of Bluetail Sabiki Rig Aht Urhgan Whitegate 170 gil
Icefish
Icefish.png
49 Small - Sabiki Rig Beaucedine Glacier (Pond) 156 gil
Giant Donko
Giant Donko.png
50 Large Peeled Crayfish Frog Lure Rabao 195 gil
Sandfish
Sandfish.png
50 Small - Worm Lure Rabao 26 gil
Monke-Onke
Monke-Onke.png
51 Large - Shrimp Lure East Sarutabaruta (Lake) (F-9) -
Veydal Wrasse
Veydal Wrasse.png
52 Large Slice of Bluetail - Silver Sea Route to Al Zahbi/Nashmau 420 gil
Vongola Clam
Vongola clam.png
53 Small - Robber Rig Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle 192 gil
Istiridye
Istiridye.png
53 Small - - Nashmau -
Kaplumbaga
Kaplumbaga.png
53 Small - Frog Lure Caedarva Mire -
Red Terrapin
Red Terrapin.png
53 Small Shell Bug Frog Lure Jugner Forest (Lake) (J-9) 306 gil
Shall Shell
Shall Shell.png
53 Small - Robber Rig Buburimu Peninsula 300 gil
Bluetail
Bluetail.PNG.png
55 Small Sliced Sardine Minnow Qufim Island 300 gil
Uskumru
Uskumru.png
55 Small - Shrimp Lure Silver Sea Route to Al Zahbi/Nashmau 300 gil
Gold Carp
Gold Carp.png
56 Small Insect Paste Shrimp Lure Windurst Woods 289 gil
Sazanbaligi
Sazanbaligi.png
56 Small - Shrimp Lure Al Zahbi 300 gil
Trilobite
Trilobite.png
59 Small - Shrimp Lure Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle 40 gil
Elshimo Newt
Elshimo Newt.png
60 Small - Frog Lure Yhoator Jungle (J-11) -
Bhefhel Marlin
Bhefhel Marlin.png
61 Large Slice of Bluetail - Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura 307 gil
Kilicbalagi
Kilicbalagi.png
62 Large Slice of Bluetail - Silver Sea Route to Al Zahbi/Nashmau -
Noble Lady
Noble Lady.png
66 Small Slice of Sardine Sinking Minnow Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura 400 gil
Betta
Betta.png
68 Small - Fly Lure Mamook (F-7) -
Crescent Fish
Crescent Fish.png
69 Small - Fly Lure East Sarutabaruta (Lake) -
Bladefish
Bladefish.png
71 Large Slice of Bluetail - East/West Sarutabaruta 408 gil
Zebra Eel
Zebra Eel.png
71 Small Sliced Sardine Shrimp Lure Den of Rancor (map 9) (E-8) 385 gil
Rhinochimera
Rhinochimera.png
72 Large - Sinking Minnow Arrapago Reef -
Kayabaligi
Kayabaligi.png
75 Small - Sinking Minnow Al Zahbi 310 gil
Tavnazian Goby
Tavnazian Goby.png
75 Small - Minnow Lufaise Meadows -
Silver Shark
Silver Shark.png
76 Small Meatball - Batallia Downs 500 gil
Three-eyed Fish
Three-eyed Fish.png
79 Large Slice of Cod Minnow Qufim Island 512 gil
Jungle Catfish
Jungle Catfish.png
80 Large Trout Paste Minnow Yhoator Jungle (J-11) 612 gil
Gavial Fish
Gavial Fish.png
81 Large Meatball Lizard Lure Gusgen Mines 500 gil
Bastore Bream
Bastore Bream.png
86 Small - Shrimp Lure Port Windurst 582 gil
Mercanbaligi
Mercanbaligi.png
86 Small - Shrimp Lure Nashmau 600 gil
Black Ghost
Black Ghost.png
88 Small - Minnow Caedarva Mire -
Ahtapot
Ahtapot.png
90 Large Peeled Lobster Shrimp Lure Nashmau 700 gil
Grimmonite
Grimmonite.png
90 Large Crayfish Paste Shrimp Lure Sea Serpent Grotto (J-12) -
Emperor Fish
Emperor Fish.png
91 Large Peeled Crayfish - Beaucedine Glacier (G-10) 615 gil
Gigant Squid
Gigant Squid.png
91 Large Slice of Cod Minnow Qufim Island (North) -
Morinabaligi
Morinabaligi.png
94 Large Trout Paste - Wajaom Woodlands -
Black Sole
Black Sole.png
96 Small - Sinking Minnow Lower Jeuno 700 gil
Dil
Dil.png
96 Small Slice of Cod Shrimp Lure Talacca Cove -
Pterygotus
Pterygotus.png
99 Large Lugworm - Nashmau -
Turnabaligi
Turnabaligi.png
104 Large - Shrimp Lure Wajaom Woodlands -
Armored Pisces
Armored Pisces.png
108 Large Meatball Frog Lure Oldton Movalpolos 950 gil
Kalkanbaligi
Kalkanbaligi.png
Legendary Large - Shrimp Lure Silver Sea Route to Al Zahbi/Nashmau -
Takitaro
Takitaro.png
Legendary Large - Fly Lure Davoi 714 gil
Sea Zombie
Sea Zombie.png
Legendary Large Meatball - Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura 715 gil
Titanictus
Titanictus.png
Legendary Large Meatball - Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura 714 gil
Cave Cherax
Cave Cherax.png
Legendary Large Meatball - Quicksand Caves (map 2) (E-8) 1,600 gil
Giant Chirai
Giant Chirai.png
Legendary Large Lufaise Fly Fly Lure The Boyahda Tree (H-11) 1,100 gil
Ryugu Titan
Ryugu Titan.png
Legendary Large Slice of Cod - Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura 1,500 gil
Titanic Sawfish
Titanic Sawfish.png
Legendary Large Slice of Cod - Manaclipper (Maliyakaleya Reef Tour) -
Tricorn
Tricorn.png
Legendary Large Lufaise Fly Fly Lure Phanauet Channel (Newtpool) -
Gugrusaurus
Gugrusaurus.png
Legendary Large Meatball - Ship bound for Selbina/Mhaura -
Lik
Lik.png
Legendary Large Dwarf Pugil Sinking Minnow Lufaise Meadows (I-8) -
Mola Mola
Mola Mola.png
Legendary Large - Shrimp Lure Silver Sea Route to Al Zahbi/Nashmau -

Tips From The Trade

  • Take your level, add 10 levels above, add your gear and you SiS and that is your target range.

Ex if you are level 14 and you have +4 in gear and +2 from SiS then your target range is 24 - 30.
You can go higher or lower than this level range but this is your target level "sweet spot".

  • Get Advanced Synthesis Support every chance you get, it lasts for 2 hours and only costs 30 gil per rank so at it's max rank it only costs 300 gil, you can afford that by simply selling one Rusty Bucket to an NPC for 51 gil, so there is no excuse for never having it.
  • Aim for the fish which is the safest and furthermost from your current level. (+4 gear) (+2 ASiS) (+10 fishing rod*(varies)) meaning you should be aiming for fish around 15 levels approximately above your current level.
  • Keep reading the fish messages, if it doesn't say "good" doesn't matter if it's an item, a mob or another fish don't reel it in, it could risk breaking your line or worst your rod.

Editors Fishing Route

(a.k.a the cheap route)

  • NOT RECOMMENDED

This fishing method is what I used to skill up to 100. If you learn only one thing from this method, then please learn from my mistakes. I used a Clothespole until level 80, I tried using a a Halcyon Fishing Rod someone lent me but I broke it on a Cobalt Jellyfish so I gave up and only changed fishing rods at level 80 because I couldn't catch Giant Catfish using this rod without the risk of my rod breaking, so I upgraded to a Composite Fishing Rod for the rest of the way.

Fish Level Size Location Information
Bastore Sardine 9 Small Port Windurst I used a Sabiki Rig here, good for catching multiple of the same fish and every fish you aim for at this level will be higher so whatever you fish up will get you skill ups.
Yellow Globe 17 Small Qufim Island Still using the Sabiki Rig I bought, I headed over to Qufim Island to fish up more multiples here.
Cheval Salmon
and
Tricolored Carp
21 and 27 Small East Ronfaure (River) I picked up a Fly Lure from an NPC vendor and headed over here, I was aiming for the Cheval Salmon but I could also sometimes catch the Tricolored Carp here too, although they weren't very good thinking back on it.
Dark Bass 33 Small Carpenters' Landing (on the dock from the exit in Northern San d'Oria) These seem to bite well to most lures here, I think Minnow is best, shame I was still using that Fly Lure.
Shining Trout 37 Small Carpenters' Landing (North) same spot as before (on the docks) Hopefully I started to use a Minnow now since that's what you need to catch these.
Black Eel 47 Small Zeruhn Mines (River) I fished on the bridge using a Worm Lure, I remember this been an expensive purchase for me at the time, as long as your not reckless with losing your baits or lures these pieces last a long time.
Bluetail 55 Small Qufim Island Use that Minnow and you'll find the fish bite plentifully here.
Elshimo Newt 60 Small Yhoator Jungle (J-11) These fish don't stack, how annoying, had to make lots of trips back and forth from town to the fishing spot.
Crescent Fish 69 Small East Sarutabaruta At this point I was getting really impatient with the speed of my level ups and tried travelling around to many other fishing spots, mainly Nashmau. Soon but not yet.
Zebra Eel 71 Small Den of Rancor
(map 9)
(E-8)
This wasn't that hard to get to as you might think however it was my introduction in to Sneak fishing. Fun times.
Kayabaligi 75 Small Al Zahbi -
Bastore Bream 86 Small Port Windurst I didn't think these were as bad as every said.
Ahtapot 90 Large Nashmau Nice little profit went sold to an NPC but I didn't like catching them, plus it's a long journey to get out there.
Black Sole 96 Small Lower Jeuno I think this is as good as it gets, tons of fishing spots, NPC for as good as the fish in Nashmau and a lot closer too.
Armored Pisces 110 Large Oldton Movalpolos -

As you can see I caught a lot of small fish because small fish stack (most of the time) but if I were to do this over again, I would definitely use a different fishing rod and would've gone to a few other fishing spots along the way. Oh and I definitely would've used (ASiS), really there was no reason not too, just being cheap.

Target Fish Route

For this route I am going to assume you have fishing gear +4 and advanced Synthesis Support (ASiS) +2 at all times. I will give you a target level to reach and the fish your going after, you could fish on these fish for longer but I will suggest another fish for you to aim for around 5-6 levels before the fish level.

This route will be based on the assumption that you have and are using a Composite Fishing Rod or better.

Fish Target Level Fish Level Location Information
Greedie 8 14 Misareaux Coast If you can't get here just do Moat Carps instead, early levels, doesn't really matter too much what you catch.
Cheval Salmon 15 21 East Ronfaure -
Pipira 23 29 Windurst Waters I feel like this is oddly over looked but a good fish to skill up on.
Ogre Eel
(Option A)
31 35 West Sarutabaruta I am going to give you some options, simply because this fish is common and easy to catch but the next fish is higher and not bad either.
Shining Trout
(Option B)
33 37 Carpenters' Landing (North) -
Black Eel
(Option A)
44 47 Zeruhn Mines -
Icefish
(Option B)
44 49 Beaucedine Glacier
(Pond)
I haven't tried skilling up fishing here but I feel like I missed out, I think here would be a great spot and right next to the Oupost too.
Elshimo Newt 54 60 Yhoator Jungle (J-11) Honestly, I don't know if I even should recommend this one, you'll hate me for it, they don't stack and that sucks but it's at the right level.
Crescent Fish 63 69 East Sarutabaruta (Lake) No, you can't go to Nashmau yet, shut up and keep going.
Kayabaligi
(Option A)
70 75 Al Zahbi Not everyone has access to Lufaise Meadows luckily that fish has a twin fish right here in Al Zahbi.
Tavnazian Goby
(Option B)
70 75 Lufaise Meadows -
Bastore Bream
(Option A)
80 86 Port Windurst Decision time, poor bite rate or long commute, your choice.
Mercanbaligi
(Option B)
80 86 Nashmau NPC for a nice price.
Black Sole 90 96 Qufim Island No more options, your on the home stretch now, these sell rarely on the AH but NPC for a nice price.
Armored Pisces 100 110 Oldton Movalpolos -

Despite what I say and suggest, you actually have more options than you might think. Just remember to have fun.

Exotic Fish Route

Legendary Rods - Lu Shang's Rod and The Ebisu

Are these rods worth the time and effort to get them? That's up to you, but If your goal is to get fishing to 100 then you do not need a Lu Shang's Fishing Rod.

However, if your goal is to get an Ebisu Fishing Rod then you MUST get a Lu Shang's Fishing Rod.

There are 102 fish in each area that you can catch; you can catch 90 of those with a regular rod. However, if you're going to catch those last 12 fish, you must have one of the legendary fishing rods.

There are a couple of ways to get a Lu Shang's Fishing Rod:

  • buy one off someone or from the AH, you should expect to spend a between 1M to 4M.
  • Complete the quest The Rivalry/The Competition. Each quest requires that you catch and turn in 10k fish.
Location Fish You'll Catch Rating

Odds and Loose Ends

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