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Sea of Thieves fishing guide: where to catch each fish and what bait to use

Sea of Thieves finally has a fishing mechanic, here’s how to make cold hard cash from this peaceful pastime

sea of thieves fishing guide

Looking for some helpful hints when it comes to Sea of Thieves fishing? As of the Sea of Thieves Anniversary update, you can now add a fishing rod and bait to your inventory, and set out in your sloop. Brigantine, or Galleon to catch a variety of beautiful fish. Of course, there’s more to this mechanic than getting to view some marine life up close as with the new The Hunter’s Call Trading Company you can cash in your prize catches for a variety of rewards.

Alternatively, you can cook these beautiful creatures and eat them for hefty health over time buffs that an unpeeled banana just can’t provide. Undercook them and you’ll make yourself sick, overcook them and you’ve wasted a perfectly good meal, however if you cook the meat just right you can earn even more doubloons when you sell it.

So if you’re angling for some fishing advice then keep reading as we’ve got a breakdown of every fish species and most of their varieties, what bait you need to use, where to find them, and how much they’re worth when cooked.

Sea of Thieves fishing guide: species and varieties

Splashtail

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Ruby 25 any/none anywhere any
Sunny 50 any/none anywhere day
Indigo 75 any/none anywhere any
Umber 250 any/none anywhere any (rare)
Seafoam 50 any/none anywhere night

Wildsplash

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Russet 75 Earthworms The Wilds any
Sandy 100 Earthworms The Wilds any
Ocean 125 Earthworms The Wilds any
Muddy ? Earthworms The Wilds any
Coral 100 Earthworms The Wilds night

Plentifin

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Olive 75 Earthworms Shores of Plenty any
Amber 100 Earthworms Shores of Plenty any
Cloudy 125 Earthworms Shores of Plenty any
Bonedust ? Earthworms Shores of Plenty any
Watery 100 Earthworms Shores of Plenty night

Ancientscale

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Almond 75 Leeches Ancient Isles any
Sapphire 100 Leeches Ancient Isles any
Smoke 125 Leeches Ancient Isles any
Bone 1,000 Leeches Ancient Isles any
Starshine 100 Leeches Ancient Isles night

Devilfish

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Ashen 75 Grub Devil’s Roar any
Seashell 100 Grub Devil’s Roar any
Lava 125 Grub Devil’s Roar any
Forsaken ? Grub Devil’s Roar any
Firelight 100 Grub Devil’s Roar night

Pondie

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Charcoal 25 any/none freshwater ponds any
Orchid 50 any/none freshwater ponds any
Bronze 75 any/none freshwater ponds any
Bright 250 any/none freshwater ponds any
Moonsky 50 any/none freshwater ponds night

Islehopper

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Stone 35 any/none close to islands any
Moss 35 any/none close to islands any
Raven 350 any/none close to islands any
Honey 35 any/none close to islands any
Amethyst 35 any/none close to islands night

Wrecker

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Rose 125 Earthworms Shipwrecks any
Blackcloud 150 Earthworms Shipwrecks any
Snow 175 Earthworms Shipwrecks any
Sun 150 Earthworms Shipwrecks any
Moon 150 Earthworms Shipwrecks night

Stormfish

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Ancient 150 Leeches during storms any
Shores 150 Leeches during storms any
Wild 150 Leeches during storms any
Shadow 1,500 Leeches during storms any
Twilight 150 Leeches during storms night

Battlegill

Variety of fish Base price Bait needed Where you can find it Time of day
Jade 125 Grub forts/skeleton ships any
Sky 150 Grub forts/skeleton ships any
Rum 175 Grub forts/skeleton ships any
Sand 1,250 Grub forts/skeleton ships any
Bittersweet 150 Grub forts/skeleton ships night

sea of thieves fishing cooking

Sea of Thieves cooking guide

When it comes to cooking your catch there are a few things you need to watch out for to ensure you’re not undercooking or burning your fish. A perfectly cooked fish will net you a 50% bonus when you sell it, so it’s worth doing, especially for a trophy fish.

For starters, you need to have the raw fish in your hand and approach the stove and skillet below deck on your ship. A prompt will appear letting you throw your fish on the heat. You need to watch this intently until you see the steam starts to thin out, the fish to lose some of its colour, and for the fish eyes to go completely white. Trophy fish will take a lot longer to cook, but if you get it just right then you can quadruple what you’d get from selling straight from the ocean.

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And there you have it, everything you need to know about fishing, cooking, and The Hunter’s Call. There’s plenty more to dive into with this update though, so try not sink too much time into hunting down a trophy fish.