Fishing is one of the 11 Skills available for players to level up as they perform certain actions that give them Fishing XP.
Roman Numerals are used to express its levels, in-game.
Although Fishing goes from levels 1-50, 50 XP is required to reach the first level, meaning there is a "level 0," just like all other Skills.
Leveling up Fishing Skill will give the player:
- Increased chance to fish up treasure
- Ability to fish up different (and significantly tougher) sea creatures
- The ability to use better rods including Challenging Rod, Rod of Champions, Rod of Legends, the Shredder, and the Yeti Rod
- 3 Fairy Souls
|Rod Name||Rarity||Damage||Fishing Speed||Bonus Effect||Fishing level required||How to Obtain|
|Prismarine Rod||+15||+10% faster||25% chance to catch Prismarine Shards or Prismarine Crystals||Prismarine Shard IV or obtained from the Fisherman after fishing up 5 clay|
|Sponge Rod||+20||+20% faster||20% chance to catch Sponge||Sponge I|
|Speedster Rod||+30||+30% faster||Hitting a mob gives a temporary speed boost||Raw Salmon V|
|Farmer's Rod||+45||+40% faster||Chance to fish farm animals||Clay V|
|Challenging Rod||+60||+50% faster||Increases sea creature catch rate by 2%||10||Lily Pad V|
|Rod of Champions||+85||+60% faster||Increases sea creature catch rate by 4%||13||Lily Pad VII|
|Ice Rod||+30||+10% faster||Grants a 25% chance of catching ice blocks.||5||Frozen Steve Drop|
|Winter Rod||+40||+50% faster||Increases your chance to find sea creatures while ice fishing by 5%.||5||Sold by Sherry|
|Rod of Legends||+100||+70% faster||Increases sea creature catch rate by 6%.||16||Lily Pad IX|
|Auger Rod||+80||+50% faster||Breaks nearby ice blocks where it lands.
Triples the chance of the sea creatures you spawn to be winter sea creatures.
|Shredder||+120||+75% faster||Gives one strength for every 50 bait used (15 max) + gives one damage for every 100 fish caught (115 max)||20||Sea Emperor Drop|
|Yeti Rod||+100||+75% faster||Increase your walk speed by 1% for every 10 fish that you catch using this rod! A maximum increase of 100%||20||Yeti Drop|
Below is a table of all the baits that when in the inventory of a player or fishing bag are used each time you right-click on the water with the fishing rod. These baits provide a variety of bonus effects that apply upon fishing in different manners.
|Minnow Bait||15% faster catch time.|
|Fish Bait||30% faster catch time.|
|Carrot Bait||Chance of fishing up... a rabbit?
Chance of fishing up Carrot King.
|Spiked Bait||Increase sea creature spawn rate by 6%.|
|Dark Bait||Higher chance to catch rare sea creatures during the night.|
|Light Bait||Higher chance to catch rare sea creatures during the day.|
|Spooky Bait||Scares off any sea creatures.|
|Blessed Bait||15% chance to fish double items (similar to blessing).|
|Ice Bait||+20% chance to catch winter sea creatures.|
|Whale Bait||Small chance to get double drops from items fished, higher chance to catch rare sea creatures and 20% faster catch time.|
The following armor and accessories provide fishing-related bonuses.
|Squid Hat||Extra chance to fish up Squid!|
|Slime Hat||Not exactly fishing gear, but good to avoid knockback from e.x. Sea Emperor and Frosty the snowman|
|Fish Affinity Talisman||5.0% faster catch time|
|Bait Ring||5.0% chance not to consume bait|
|Sea Creature Talisman / Ring / Artifact||Take 5/10/15% less damage from Sea Creatures|
|Dolphin Pet||Increases |
|Flying Fish Pet||Increases |
|Squid Pet||Chance to get double drops from Squids, Fishing XP Boost|
|Clay||Normal ~4%||+30||all, except Jerry Pond|
|Raw Fish||Normal ~28%||+25||all|
|Raw Salmon||Normal ~13%||+35||all|
|Prismarine Shard||Good Catch ~1%||+160||all|
|Prismarine Crystals||Good Catch ~1%||+160||all|
|Golden Apple||Good Catch 0.5%||+160||all|
|Sponge||Good Catch ~1%||+160||all|
|Packed Ice||Normal||0||Jerry Pond|
|Enchanted Ice||Great Catch||+300||Jerry Pond|
|Enchanted Packed Ice||Great Catch||+300||Jerry Pond|
|8× Snowball||Normal||0||Jerry Pond|
|Hunk of Ice||Normal||0||Jerry Pond|
|Hunk of Blue Ice||Good Catch||+160||Jerry Pond|
|Coins (up to 10k)||Good Catch ~3%||+160||all|
|Music Disc (all)||Good Catch ~3%||+160||all|
|Grand Experience Bottle||Good Catch ~1%||+160, +1 Enchanting||all, except Jerry Pond|
|Titanic Experience Bottle||Great Catch||+300, +1 Enchanting||all|
|Enchanted Golden Apple||Great Catch ~1%||+300||all|
|Fairy's Fedora||Great Catch||+300||Fairy Lake|
|Fairy's Polo||Great Catch||+300||Fairy Lake|
|Fairy's Trousers||Great Catch||+300||Fairy Lake|
|Fairy's Galoshes||Great Catch||+300||Fairy Lake|
|Sea Lantern||Good Catch ~1%||+160||all|
|Enchanted Clay||Great Catch||+300||all|
|Enchanted Iron||Great Catch||+300||all|
|Enchanted Gold||Great Catch||+300||all|
|Enchanted Diamond||Great Catch||+300||all|
|Enchanted Pufferfish||Great Catch||+300||all|
|Coins (10k - 20k)||Great Catch||+300||all|
|Guardian Pet||Great Catch||+300||all|
|Squid Pet||Great Catch||+300||Birch Park, during rain|
|Music Rune||Great Catch||+300||all|
When fishing, players have a chance to catch a sea creature. When catching a runic sea creature, it will have a 50% chance to drop a Wake Rune upon death. As a player levels up fishing level, they will unlock stronger creatures with more XP and better loot. Please note that fishing XP is earned from killing sea creatures, not combat XP. Due to a recent update on May 27, 2020, fishing on the private island does not award fishing XP for killing sea creatures. Refer to Winter Sea Creatures for the list of Jerry Lake only Sea Creatures.
|Requirements||Name||Rarity||Level||Hp||Drops||XP yield||Flavour Text when caught|
|Fishing Level 1||Squid||1||120||+30||You caught a lowly squid.|
|Fishing Level 2||Sea Walker||4||750||+50||From the depths of the waters, you've reeled in a Sea Walker.|
|Fishing Level 3
||Night Squid||6||250||+200||Pitch Darkness reveals you've caught a Night Squid.|
|Fishing Level 4
||Frozen Steve||7||700||+80||Frozen Steve fell into the pond long ago, never to resurface... until now!|
|Fishing Level 5||Sea Guardian||10||2500||+75||You've stumbled upon a patrolling Sea Guardian|
|Fishing Level 6
||Frosty (Mob)||13||5000||+165||Its a Snowman! It looks harmless.|
|Fishing Level 7
||Sea Witch||15||2,700||+250||It looks like you've disrupted the Sea Witch's brewing session. Watch out, she's furious!|
|Fishing Level 9||Sea Archer||15||3,000||+125||From the depths of the waters, you've reeled in a Sea Archer.|
|Fishing Level 11||Monster of The Deep||20||5,000||+200||The Monster of The Deep emerges from the dark depths...|
|Fishing Level 13
Note: Takes 1 damage every hit.
|+300||The Grinch stole Jerry's Gifts...get them back!|
|Fishing Level 13||Catfish||23||6,000||+300||You have found a Catfish. Don't let it steal your catches!|
|Fishing Level 15
||Carrot King||25||10,000||+610||Is this even a fish? It's the Carrot King!|
|Fishing Level 16||Sea Leech||30||15,000||+500||Gross! A Sea Leech!|
|Fishing Level 17||Guardian Defender||45||19,000||+750||You've discovered a Guardian Defender of the sea.|
|Fishing Level 18||Deep Sea Protector||60||20,000||+1000||You have awoken the Deep Sea Protector, prepare for a battle!|
|Fishing Level 19||Water Hydra||100||30,000||+3000||The Water Hydra has come to test your strength.|
|Fishing Level 20||Sea Emperor||150||30,000||+2500||The Sea Emperor arises from the depths...|
|Fishing Level 25
||Yeti||175||300,000||+3000||What is this creature!?|
Treasure Hunter is an ability exclusively unlocked by leveling up the Fishing Skill. Each level of fishing grants an additional 0.2% chance to obtain treasure.
Each level of Fishing grants one level of Treasure Hunter. For example, if you were on Fishing Level 15, you would be on Treasure Hunter level 15.
Like all other non-cosmetic Skills, Fishing has a maximum level of 50.
|Level||Chance of Granting Treasure||Health|
The cumulative rewards at Fishing level 25 are:
The cumulative rewards at Fishing level 50 are:
The following are the coordinates of popular fishing spots and locations where unique drops occur.
|Fairy Lake||116||65||135||Fairy Armor Set||It can be utilized for fishing just before a dark auction starts and is an easier way to get the full fairy armor set.|
|Higher Clay Ball drop rate to get the clay minion.|
|A very popular area that is one block deep and can be used as a method to get other people to kill your monsters. Although others might kill your monster you still receive all the fishing XP and have pickup priority on your items. Ensure you go to the lobbies with most people fishing.|
|An area that has been popular for fishing since skyblocks release, contains a fairy soul underneath the surface.|
|Lower chance to catch Sea Creatures. No fishing XP from sea creatures.|
|Very close to the Hub Island spawn area. May be used to bait sea creatures to kill AFK players.|
|Rain can be purchased from Vanessa, which will make fishing faster, as well as spawning Squids while it's raining. (costs 5000 coins per minute)
This bought rain includes a catch chance for Night Squids without using Dark Bait.
|Jerry Pond||?||?||?||Winter Sea Creatures, Snowballs, Snow Blocks, Ice, Enchanted Ice, Enchanted Packed Ice, Ice Bait, Hunk of Ice, Baby Yeti Pet||Only available during Late Winter, 4 exclusive Sea Creatures, reachable via menu point Fast travel to Jerrys Island or the Jerry NPC next in the events stand (near bank)|
Trivia and Hints
- There are currently 3 Fairy Souls you can obtain by fishing.
- The Fishing Crystal that spawns when you make the pond island grants more frequent drops of Prismarine Shards and Prismarine Crystals.
- Daytime occurs between 6:00 am–7:00 pm whilst Night time occurs between 7:00 pm–6:00 am.
- Public Islands provide a boosted sea monster catch chance.
- If fishing at Private Island, use the weather stick to make it rain, which will allow you to have faster catch times.
- However, as mob XP was removed from the Private Island, the ability to control weather would benefit if you are fishing solely for treasures.
- There are two blocks on the Fairy Lake bed where there is fire underneath; however, it doesn't seem to serve any purpose at the moment.
- The Combat XP buff from Slayer, Combat XP Boost Potion , Viking's Tear, or Accessories like Hunter Ring applies to Fishing XP earned from killing sea creatures.
- XP from Sea Creatures based on Zombies (Sea Walker, Monster of the Deep, Water Hydra) count for Zombie Slayer.
- When killing the chicken of the Monster of the Deep you get more XP. But for a Runic Monster of the Deep only killing the Zombie yields a rune.
- You can't hit sea creatures with arrows.
|June 11, 2019||0.1||Added Fishing.|
|July 2, 2019||0.5||Added Sea creatures.|
|Added Fishing Bait.|
|Added Fishing Minion.|
|x4 Fishing XP.|
|3 new Fishing collections: Lily Pad, Sponge, and Ink Sack.|
|Changed treasure loot.|
|July 9, 2019||0.6||Default Sea Creatures catch rates buffed from 10% to 20%.|
Max Sea Creature catch rate nerfed from 56% to 41%.
Odds of Hydra and Emperor rates remain the same.
|Aug 2, 2019||0.7||Increased the Fishing EXP gained from Fish, Sponge, Clay, Prismarine Shards, and Prismarine Crystals.|
|Sea Creature Only Drops|