Fishing requires a fishing rod be cast into a tile of water. The number of connected tiles has no effect. Landing the bobber into a tile with fish splashes will guarantee catching only fish, requiring a reeling-in mini-game. As opposed to non-fish items, materials and valuables, which are pulled out immediately.
The type of water (primarily) and biome area (for neutral water only) determines the loot table of possible catches. The player's fishing power stat must exceed that of the water biome type in order to catch anything at all. But this stat otherwise has no effect. Various bait types, when placed in the off-hand slot, can tweak fish chance, catch speed and other factors. As can some fishing skill tree talents.
Each catch, fish or non-fish, awards one experience. Catching non-fish items avoids the reeling-in mini-game, so is faster and preferable for efficient levelling.
Each fishing skill level increases your fishing power by 1, for up to 100 at level 100.
Fish starts +3-15% closer to be reeled in
+4-20% chance to get a fish on the hook
Fish bites +5-25% faster
+2-10% dodge chance
+10-50% reduced impact of slippery movement
+10-50% fishing rod throw range
+6-30% of fishing added as range damage
Power of Omega-3!
+3-15% damage against bosses after eating fish or cooked food made out of fish
Fishing from normal water in any unlabeled area of the map will yield these fish and items.
|Amber Fish Egg||1.57%|
|Cave Guppy Necklace||3.14%|
The Clay Caves and Larva Hive Biome
Fishing from normal water in any area of the map labeled the Clay Caves on the map or fishing from yellow water anywhere will yield these fish and items.
The Forgotten Ruins
Fishing from normal water in any area labeled the Forgotten Ruins on the map will yield these fish and items.
|Bubble Pearl Necklace||1.87%|
Fishing from normal water in any area of the map labeled Azeos' Wilderness on the map will yield these fish and items.
|Feather Fish Scale||1.59%|
|Sea Foam Ring||1.91%|
Fishing from moldy water will yield these fish and items.
The Sunken Sea
Fishing from seawater will yield these fish and items.
|Giant Squid Eye||1.82%|
The Desert of Beginnings
|Ancient Fishing Hook||7.31%|
|Broken Toy Ship||2.92%|
|Oracle Card "Temperance"||1.02%|
Fishing from lava will yield these fish and items.
|Dark Blue Kelp||26.5%|
|Ancient Fishing Hook||8.83%|
|Miner's Protective Helm||0.53%|
|Fusioned Chunk Necklace||1.06%|