It's like they say - give a man a fish and he'll have a wonderful dinner, give a man a fishing rod and he'll have to sit for hours in the cold hoping for a bite to feed his family. Wise words.
Before you even think of learning this profession, remember how patient you have to be to be good at it! And not only that - you could find yourself empty handed after hours of cold waiting by the edge of a pond. To top it all off, you'll only gain experience when you catch a fish of a certain minimum quality!
But don't let that put you off! With bit of perseverance, you'll find that being a fisherman isn't all bad news. Dragoturkeys and pets are just two of the creatures that enjoy eating fish and if you're really lucky, you'll get a bite from a fish that you can sell...
The best way to make the most out of this profession is to become a Fishmonger when you grow tired of the pole and hook. By combining the two, you'll save yourself a lot of Kamas and you'll never go hungry!
If you want to get straight to work as soon as you arrive in Incarnam, go see Foreman Ikure (3,3) to learn the trade of fisherman. But there's no rush - you can always wait a bit and visit one of the two great legends of this profession. If you're near Astrub, go to the pond at the heart of the city and talk to Kana Petch (1,-17) or Madrestam and see Bhan Laka (9,0).
It's all well and good to learn how to fish, but you can't do it with your bare hands!
If you're in Incarnam, you'll get an Apprentice Fisherman's Rod from Foreman Ikure during your training. If you've decided to wait a while, you can buy a Short Fishing Rod from Kana Petch or Bhan Laka for 200 Kamas.
There are several fishing poles available which you can use according to the level of your profession. The higher their level, the farther out from the shore you'll be able to catch fish. Speak to Bhan Laka (9,0) if you're interested:
- Apprentice Fisherman's Rod (level 1)
- Short Fishing Rod (level 1)
- Standard Fishing Rod (level 10)
- Cubic Fishing Rod (level 30)
- Knitting Needle (level 30)
- Big Fishing Rod (level 40)
- Cho's Fishing Rod (level 60)
- Love Staff (level 60)
- Telescopic Fishing Rod (level 70)
- The Big Pole (level 100)
- Harpoon Fishing Rod (level 100)
If you take the trip to Sufokia Pool (15,25), you might also find yourself using the Fishing Rod for Snapper (level 1), but you can only rent this rod, it is not for sale. You can use it to catch Contest Snappers in the Pool.
Once you've found the fishing pole for you, you're ready for action, so you can rush to the nearest bit of water and...and sit for hours waiting for a nibble!
You've got all you need, so let's get started. Put down whatever you're holding, equip your fishing rod and go to the closest water source, either river or sea. Shoals of fish can be seen as dark shadows moving along the surface of the water. Click on one of these groups of shadows and select the action ''Fish''. You can't fish for one fish at a time, and nothing guarantees that you'll get a bite. If you do manage to catch something, it'll go straight into your inventory.
When you start practicing your profession, you'll only be able to catch one type of fish: Small fish (river or sea). You will randomly catch one of the following - Grawn, Crab Stick or Breaded Fish, if you get anything at all! Once you get a little experience under your belt, you can move on to other fish. The list below tells you the different types of fish along with the level you require to be able to catch them:
- Small River and Sea Fish (level 1+)
- River Fish (level 10+)
- Sea Fish (level 20+)
- Big River Fish (level 40+)
- Big Sea Fish (level 50+)
- Giant River Fish (level 70+)
- Giant Sea Fish (level 75+)
The probability of catching something also depends on the time of day and the number of other players on the map. The more people there are the more the fish will be inclined to hide in the deep water.
Tip: Gaining experience is not easy for fishermen, because you have to actually catch a fish, and you won't always succeed in doing this. You should go to the Schwimming pool of Sufokia (15,25) to gain experience quickly at the beginning but to do this, you'll need a rod. You can rent a Fishing Rod for Snapper from Mer to do just this and then go get some training done at the basin. The Contest Snappers you fish aren't useful for anything at all, but at least you'll catch one every time!
You never know when one of your peaceful fishing trips will be interrupted by a Fish Devourer... what is this? It's a resource protector, and if you kill it, you'll drop 50 units of fish! When you think about how long it takes to catch ten of the things, you'll realise what a good thing this can be!
|Kiye Gudgeon||Horror Grawn|
|Ancestral Trout||Exotic Crab Stick|
|Tiger Fish||Igloo Fish|
|Tupe-Halett Pike||Unique Kralove|
|Small Sandy Carp||Dark Sardine|
|Siktrin Bass||Farle's Ray|
So you've cleared whole rivers of everything but water snakes and weed? You've more fish than you could ever possibly eat? Well then, you can either get yourself to the nearest Marketplace and sell your meat as it is, or try to add some value to your catch and gut the fish. In case you didn't know, you are trained to do this too! You just have to go to a fisherman's Workshop.
Just take your fishing rod and wander up and down the rivers or the world or the coast of the Asse Sea and you're sure to find a peaceful spot to cast your line. Here are some of the more well-known spots to get you started.
- - Astrub Pond, right in the heart of the mercenary city.
- - The Port of Madrestam, north-east of Amakna.
- - Sufokia, south of Amakna.
- - The Dreggon Peninsula.
- - Eastern part of Amakna Forest..
- - East of the Enchanted Lakes, Koalak Mountain.
You'll need a workbench to gut the fish you bring home from your fishing trips. You'll find them scattered all over the world, in the fisherman's workshops of the World of Twelve:
- - Astrub (2,-17)
- - Amakna (9,0)
- - Sufokia (14,26)
- - Bonta (-35,-54)
- - Brakmar (-24,40)
When you decide it's time to sell the fish you've gathered, whether you've gutted it or not, you can go to a fisherman's Marketplace. There is one in each of the main cities in the World of Twelve:
- - Astrub (0,-18)
- - Bonta (-35,-55)
- - Brakmar (-27,37)