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A Simple How To: Rods - Bait

Fishing is a "craft" which seeks to find and catch the fish in the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, streams and ponds of Vana'diel. There is also a Fish Ranking contest that is held occasionally that some fishers enjoy.

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Guild Locations

Zone Pos Notes
Port Windurst C-8 This is where you sign up to be a Fisher, and turn in Rank and Guild Point items.
Aht Urhgan Whitegate H-11 Synthesis Support and Guild Merchant only.
Selbina H-9 Guild Merchants only.
Bibiki Bay H-7 Guild Merchant only.
Ferry - Mhaura/Selbina --- Guild Merchant only.
Ferry - Mhaura/Al Zahbi --- Guild Merchant only.
Ferry - Nashmau/Al Zahbi --- Guild Merchant only.

Guild Test Items

Level Item Requested Rank Acquired
8-10  Moat Carp  Recruit
18-20  Cheval Salmon  Initiate
28-30  Giant Catfish  Novice
38-40  Gugru Tuna  Apprentice
48-50  Monke-Onke  Journeyman
58-60  Bhefhel Marlin  Craftsman
68-70  Bladefish  Artisan
78-80  Three-Eyed Fish  Adept
88-90  Gigant Squid  Veteran
FishingStats

Fishing Level Statistics as of 5/2005

Fishing-Related NPCs

Port Windurst C-8

Name Purpose
Chipmy-Popmy Guild Master
Fennella Guild. Union Rep.
Degong Synth. Image Support
Erabu-Fumulubu Synth. Image Support
Panja-Nanja Adv. Synth. Image Support
Babubu Guild Merchant

Selbina H-9

Name Purpose
Graegham Guild Merchant
Mendoline Guild Merchant

Bibiki Bay H-7

Name Purpose
Mep Nhapopoluko Guild Merchant

Aht Urhgan Whitegate H-11

Name Purpose
Kemha Flasehp Synth. Image Support
Adv. Synth. Image Support
Wahnid Guild Merchant

Ferry: Mhaura / Selbina

Name Purpose
Rajmonda
Lokhong
Guild Merchant

Ferry: Mhaura / Al Zahbi

Name Purpose
Cehn Teyohngo
Pashi Maccaleh
Guild Merchant

Ferry: Al Zahbi / Nashmau

Name Purpose
Jidwahn Guild Merchant

Guild Point Items

Points Item Req. Rank Notes
 1,500 Robber Rig Novice A fishing apparatus comprised of several luminescent hooks. The hooks are designed to latch on to the fish's scales.
 10,000 Fisherman's Belt Novice A belt that has Enchantment: Synthesis Image Support
 30,000 Frog Fishing Novice This special technique requires the use of a live fly on your line. It is perfect for catching amphibious prey.
 70,000 Waders Journeyman A pair of shoes that gives +2 to your Fishing skill.
 100,000 Fisherman's Apron Artisan An apron that reduces your chances of fishing up items.
 95,000 Serpent Rumors Adept A compilation of data retrieved from sightings of a giant snake-like beast living in the depths of Vana'diel's waters. There is enough information here to shed light on where you may find it...
 100,000 Mooching Veteran Mooching is a legendary technique used by anglers across Vana'diel. It involves using live fish as bait to attract those more "finicky" big targets.
 150,000 Fishing Hole Map Veteran A piece of Furniture that gives Moghancement: Fishing Skill.

Other Fishing Related Items

Item Level Slot Notes
Fisherman's Tunica 1 Body Gives Fishing Skill +1
Fisherman's Gloves 1 Hands Gives Fishing Skill +1
Fisherman's Hose 1 Legs Gives Fishing Skill +1
Fisherman's Boots 1 Feet Gives Fishing Skill +1
Angler's Tunica 15 Body Gives Fishing Skill +1
Angler's Gloves 15 Hands Gives Fishing Skill +1
Angler's Hose 15 Legs Gives Fishing Skill +1
Angler's Boots 15 Feet Gives Fishing Skill +1
Albatross Ring 15 Ring Enchantment: Increases stamina while fishing
Pelican Ring 15 Ring Enchantment: Increases rate at which Fishing Skill is gained
Penguin Ring 15 Ring Enchantment: Increases skill at tiring fish

Guides

A Simple How To

Fish

First, equip a fishing rod and bait in your ranged and ammo slots. Then, find a body of water, place yourself at the edge, and type /fish, or choose Fish from the menu.

Wait a few seconds for a bite. When a bite comes, the fish will appear in your target window. The rod will pull to the left and the right. If your camera is facing the back of your character, move the directional buttons in the opposite direction the rod is pulling. You will notice this lowers the fish's stamina (its HP bar). Once the fish's stamina reaches 0, hit enter to reel him in.

Other interesting facts about fishing:

  • Hitting Esc at any time will cancel your fishing attempt. You will loose any bait you are using, but not lures, and you will not break your rod.
  • Moghancement: Fishing increases your chance of pulling up items, whereas Moghancement: Fishing Skill actually increases your fishing skill.
  • When your fishing instinct has three "!!!" instead of "!" when you get a bite, that indicates you have a monster on the line or a large fish. If you do not wish to fight the monster it would be a good time to hit Esc.
  • You can still pull in a fish before depleting its stamina to zero, but you usually need a high skill to do this.
  • When the rod is straight, move the directional buttons downards to keep the to keep the fish from regaining strength.

Rods

Name Type
Bamboo Fishing Rod Wooden
Clothespole Wooden
Ebisu Fishing Rod Wooden
Fastwater Fishing Rod Wooden
Hume Fishing Rod Wooden
Lu Shang's Fishing Rod Wooden
Mithran Fishing Rod Wooden
Tarutaru Fishing Rod Wooden
Willow Fishing Rod Wooden
Yew Fishing Rod Wooden
Name Type
Carbon Fishing Rod Synthetic
Composite Fishing Rod Synthetic
Glass Fiber Fishing Rod Synthetic
Halcyon Rod Synthetic
Single-Hook Fishing Rod Synthetic

Bait

Name Stacks
Crayfish Ball 12
Drill Calamary 12
Dwarf Pugil 12
Giant Shell Bug 12
Insect Ball 12
Little Worm 12
Lufaise Fly 12
Lugworm 12
Meatball 12
Peeled Crayfish 12
Peeled Lobster 12
Rotten Meat 12
Sardine Ball 12
Shell Bug 12
Slice of Bluetail 12
Name Stacks
Slice of Carp 12
Sliced Cod 12
Sliced Sardine 12
Trout Ball 12
Fly Lure No
Frog Lure No
Lizard Lure No
Minnow No
Robber Rig No
Rogue Rig No
Sabiki Rig No
Shrimp Lure No
Sinking Minnow No
Worm Lure No

Recipes

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