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To start fishing in the game, the player must find an appropriate bait first. Killing insects or smaller animals should provide the player with enough material to start a first fishing trip in the world of TESO. There is no need to buy a fishing pole, the player character already has one.

To use the bait, one must target an active fishing hole and press Q key.png to bring up the Quickslot Wheel, from which the bait can be chosen. To activate the bait, the mouse must be released.

Target the fishing hole and press E key.png to start fishing. The player should now wait a little while til a tug on the line can be seen. Then E key.png should be pressed quickly again to reel the catch in.

A more advanced fisherman will soon discover, which bait will be useful for the right fish.

Each zone also has twelve unique fish species.


Image Name Level Description
1 Can be acquired by fishing in foul water.
1 Can be found when picking herbs and from dead scrib, and spiders
Fish Bile
Fish Roe
1 Can be acquired by fishing in rivers or streams.
1 From dead rats or other small animals
Insect Parts
1 These can be harvested from butterflies and torchbugs.
1 Can be acquired by fishing in ocean waters.
1 Can be found when picking herbs
1 Can be acquired by fishing in lakes and ponds
Simple Bait
1 Can be bought
Used Bait
1 Often a result, when fishing was not successful

See also