How to get a fishing rod and catch fish
In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know so that you can get New World fishing. This means that we will talk to you through how to make a fishing rod, then how to catch fish, so that pesky mini-game when you cast your line won’t stop you from wiggling the grip.
New World Fishing Rod / Fishing Rod Making
A Fishing Rod can be crafted from the Level 2 Workshop which is in the first Colony you arrive at.
To craft a fishing rod you will need the following materials:
Green Wood can be obtained by harvesting any of the bushes you find in the wild, while Fiber can be obtained by harvesting Hemp with your Sickle Harvesting Tool.
Once you have both, return to the Workshop and select the Wooden Fishing Rod from the “Survival Tools” menu.
How to go fishing in the New World
Now that you have your fishing rod, open your inventory by pressing “Tab”, then select the wooden fishing rod in your “Tools” section. Drag it into the “Fishing Rod Slot” just to the left of your inventory.
Now head to any body of water. As you approach the edge, press F3 to automatically equip your fishing rod.
Choosing a bait
You will now be able to equip Bait by pressing ‘R’. Woodlouse Bait will give you a medium boost to catch better freshwater fish, while Cheese Bait will give you a little boost to catch better saltwater fish.
There are other baits, but these are probably the first two you’ll come across in the New World. Select your bait with LMB.
Start your line
You are now ready to cast your line. To do this, aim in the water and hold down LMB. You want to chase it as far as possible, releasing LMB once the little line reaches the top of the gauge.
When your line is cast, wait for “Ready” to appear next to your float icon. The icon will also start to move.
Hook and Roll Fish – New World Fishing Guide
As soon as he says “Hook! »Press the LMB and you will hook the fish.
Now all you have to do is press and hold LMB to roll up the fish. Don’t let the reel icon in the middle of the circle touch the edges and turn red, however, otherwise you’ll break your line and lose the fish.
Let go of LMB and release the tension on the line, then press and hold again to continue winding it when it is green.
That’s all you need to know about New World Fishing. For more tips, tricks, and guides, head over to our wiki or check out more of our coverage on the game below.