Catching a trunckfish

Your Folk can go Fishing to obtain fish for food or quests. Davey introduces you to fishing with the Rod-dle Me This quest in the Norfolk Broads.

To fish, you'll need to use a fishing rod and bait. Visit a fishing location, click on the water, select your rod and bait and then click the water once. Once you see a red exclamation point above your bait, click once and your Folk will reel in your catch. Stronger fishing rods will help to catch elusive species of fish.

Where To Fish

Fishing sign

Fish Sign

You can fish at any locations that have a river on the bottom portion of the location with a small sign and a picture of a fish. On the world map, these locations show the same fish sign over the tree or bush that marks the location.

When visiting the location, you can click on the fish sign and it will display what types of fish can be caught at your location. This can help when selecting bait.

How to Fish

When you are ready to fish you need to move your cursor over the water where you will see a lure appear and click the water. If you move it too far away from you will see "out of range" appear, simply move your lure closer to your Folk and click again.

Fishing menu

If you are looking for a specific fish, check the sign near the water to see what fish are in the area and which lure to use.

Select the rod and bait you would like to use to catch a fish, then click "Go fishing!" Your mouse will show the type of bait you've selected with a small number above it telling you how many of your bait is left to use.

Click on the water once to cast your bait and wait. You'll see if a fish notices it, and swims closer. When the fish is ready to be pulled up, a red exclamation point will appear above the bait and fish. Click the mouse button once and it will reel the fish in. 


Tips: While you have your reel in the water, you can click once to reel in, and click again to stop reeling in. This is useful if your lure has floated off into the distance and the fish started swimming closer to you.

Fish Rarity

Rarity and difficulty statistics for fish are the same at every location, with the exception of fish caught with the Bamboo Rod, which are easier to catch in Asia. All the assigned bait should also have the same difficulty. Any fish marked 'rare' on the Fish Signs will be rare at all the locations it can be caught from. The main difference in how hard or easy it is to catch a fish will be in which fishing rod you are using. The stronger fishing rods like the Shockwave Rod and Sparkle Rod will give you better odds of catching fish without them getting away. Fish with a rarity of 1-25 are marked "Common", rarity 50-70 are marked "Unusual" and everything >70 gets a "Rare". (As there are no fish with a rarity of 26-49 at this time, it is not certain what category those would be in.)

If two or more fish are attracted to the same lure, the relative rarity values of the fish will determine which is more likely to take it: the lower the rarity value, the more likely it is that this fish will take the lure. Whether or not the fish then escapes is determined by the difficulty rating of that individual fish.


The strength of your fishing rod will determine if you can reel in the fish. Guppies seem to be the easiest fish to catch, and Arapaima are among the more difficult. If you are going after a difficult fish, use a strong rod such as a Shockwave Rod or a Sparkle Rod.

If you cast a bait into the water that no available fish want, you will get an error message from your Folk saying "Hmm. Maybe I should try a different bait" after you reel in your cast. You will not lose any bait that returns with this error message. Re-check the fish sign to make sure the fish you're trying to catch is available at the location you're at and double check the bait you're using.

Try finding a location where the fish you are trying to catch is the only type of fish that would go after the bait you want to use: this will increase your chance of catching the fish you want. Locations and lures which give the best chances of catching a specific fish are marked as Wikpics Fan Favorite! on the fish pages.

Experience, Profit, Energy, and Preferred Bait/Lure

(Note - You get 1 exp extra for fishing along with the exp the fish gives you.  So when fishing, the values you see ingame will be 1 exp higher then the values here and in the almanac.)

Fish Experience Expstar Sell Price Coins Raw Energy Energy Drops Loot Best Bait/Lure in order of preference
Abalone507241YesPink Lure, Blue Lure, Worm
Alligator150151 85 No Shellfish Lure
Alligator Gar10025071 No Worm, Cricket
American Pickerel253218 No Worm, Cricket
Anchovy305939 Yes Pink Lure, Purple Lure
Angel Shark10014882 Yes Worm, Rainbow Lure
Angelfish83217YesWhite Lure, Yellow Lure, Black Lure
Arapaima1509252NoShellfish Lure, Cricket, Worm
Arctic Cod454022YesNewt, Blue Guppy Lure, Orange Guppy Lure
Asian Arowana406638NoFrog, Blue Guppy Lure, Cricket
Atlantic Cod453821YesBlue Guppy Lure, Orange Guppy Lure, Blue Lure
Barracuda90335203YesPink Lure, Rainbow Lure
Barramundi303921NoShellfish Lure, Worm, Cricket
Black Ghost Knifefish304827YesBlack Lure, Worm, Cricket
Black Pacu255933NoBlack Lure, Worm, Cricket
Black Tip Reef Shark1504927YesBlack Lure
Blowfish40116 -10YesBlue Feather Lure, Shellfish Lure, Rainbow Lure
Blue Guppy21810YesFrog, Monarch Caterpillar, Cricket
Bream82413YesGreen Lure, Worm, Monarch Caterpillar, Cricket
Brook Trout134424NoRed Lure, Monarch Caterpillar
Catfish132513NoWhite Lure, Yellow Lure, Red Lure
Clown Triggerfish86034YesWhite Lure, Yellow Lure
Clownfish2515689YesOrange Lure, White Lure
Coral Hawkfish3013375YesOrange Lure, White Lure
Crab43821YesWorm, Monarch Caterpillar
Crambionella Jellyfish302716NoCricket, Green Lure
Croaking Gourami105832NoWorm, Monarch Caterpillar
Darter43821YesOrange Guppy Lure, Blue Guppy Lure
Eel83318YesPurple Lure, Worm, Monarch Caterpillar
European Perch304525NoBlue Lure, Worm, Blue Guppy Lure
European Pike753419NoCricket, Blue Guppy Lure
Foxface Rabbitfish133620YesWhite Lure, Black Lure, Yellow Lure
Ganges Shark10012973NoRainbow Lure, Shellfish Lure
Giant Sea Bass853519YesPink Lure, Brook Trout Lure
Giant Tiger Prawn124621YesWorm, Monarch Caterpillar
Goliath Tigerfish754424YesOrange Guppy Lure, Shellfish Lure
Greenland Shark605129YesShark Lure
Halibut706436YesMonarch Caterpillar, Orange Lure
Hammerhead Shark150896511YesShellfish Lure, Rainbow Lure
Harlequin Sweetlips133218YesGreen Lure, Yellow Lure
Herring134827YesBlue Feather Lure
Hucho Perryi503418NoYellow Lure
King Mackerel753721YesGreen Feather Lure
Koi Carp136637YesBlue Lure, Orange Lure
Largemouth Bass755129YesBrook Trout Lure, Blue Guppy Lure
Mandarinfish75275156YesWorm, Blue Lure, Orange Lure
Milkfish89654YesCricket, Shellfish Lure
Mooneyes133630YesWorm, Cricket
Mudskipper43117NoWorm, Cricket
Murray Cod132916NoCricket, Shellfish Lure, Yellow Lure
Octopus123921YesOrange Guppy Lure
Orange Guppy22413YesWorm, Orange Lure
Pacific Dover Sole144324YesMonarch Caterpillar, Blue Lure
Pacific Flying Squid154927YesWorm
Paradise Fish8191108YesGreen Lure
Pelican Eel45380YesSelkie Lure
Phantom Catfish137144YesWorm, Jelly Worm
Princess Parrotfish256134YesPurple Lure, Red Lure
Rainbow Trout255532NoRed Lure
Red Lionfish305438YesRed Lure, White Lure
Red Snapper82715NoShellfish Lure, Red Lure
Redbelly Piranha303519NoWorm, Cricket, Shellfish Lure
Regal Tang252011YesBlue Lure
Rock Bass251817YesBlue Lure, Blue Guppy
Salmon344326YesRed Lure
Saltwater Crocodile100353201NoRainbow Lure
Silver Perch81910YesBlue Guppy Lure, White Lure
Spotted Trunkfish25114 -10YesOrange Lure, White Lure
Stonefish3066 -10NoGreen Feather Lure
Sturgeon7510458NoRainbow Lure
Tuna233519NoBlue Guppy Lure
Vampire Tetra75208118NoRainbow Lure, Shellfish Lure
Yabbie45933NoGreen Lure
Yellow Tang8126YesYellow Lure
YoYo Loach44022YesBlack Lure, White Lure, Yellow Lure
Zebra Loach86235YesBlack Lure, White Lure
Zebra Moray305128YesBlack Lure, White Lure