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Fishing

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Fishing is a new mechanic added to Terraria in 1.2.4.

In order to fish, you need to have a fishing pole, and some type of bait in your inventory.

To fish, you need to cast your line into a sizable body of liquid (at least 75 tiles of liquid below the surface of the body) and wait for the fish to bite.

When a fish bites, the bobber will move. When it moves, you must react quickly to reel in your catch. The more rare the catch, the shorter amount of time the bobber will move, so for more rare fish you'll have to be very attentive.

Some stuff to keep in mind as a fisherman in Terraria.
Fishing Power and Bait Power are the same thing, they add together.
It's ideal to fish in pools with 300 tiles or more of water directly below the surface of the water.
In smaller pools, your fishing power is penalized, the fewer the tiles of water below the surface of the body, the more you are penalized.
An example of how water bodies are determined.
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Pools of 1000 tiles or more count as an ocean.
Rain increases your fishing power by 20%
Fishing between 4:30am and 6:00am adds 30% to your fishing power.
Fishing between 6:00pm and 7:30pm adds 30% to your fishing power.
Fishing between 9:00am - 3:00pm subtracts 20% from your fishing power.
Fishing between 9:18pm - 2:42am subtracts 20% from your fishing power.
Full Moons add 10% to your total fishing power.
Gibbous moon phases add 5% to your total fishing power.
Crescent moon phases subtract 5% from your total fishing power.
New moons subtract 10% from your total fishing power.

The higher your fishing power the better.
(exception of the Truffle Worm's bait level of 666% for reasons detailed in the articles.)
Mobile terraria does not include fishing.

A list of fish and fishing poles are as follows:

FISH


File c413638ad8f73dc0832fd81240f57443.png Bass Common

File 2a5c1a06ec875a4f80da3ca70d312c87.png Trout Common - Ocean

File 809391e45bbb9ff4b8ee3948145952de.png Salmon Uncommon

File 7e41808ba93621b629632a8ad7bb482d.png Atlantic Cod Uncommon

File 0ae0651c5bba565ee160ccfd80692cd2.png Tuna Uncommon - Ocean

File a01b92d9658647b5c0beaffec8e8f9af.png Red Snapper - Uncommon

File cf6b2e0bd247c458fea4fc10f5501785.png Armored Cavefish N/A

File 5deaf0a55d1ed5b7e511f85d449afd74.png Damselfish Rare

File 100c96e62d7b5fb23e536485e301161b.png Crimson Tigerfish Rare

File 826c093dce389f9f40467fd00350b657.png Frost Minnow Uncommon - Frost

File 6ad2700d14c618239ad61ec131d8ab7b.png Princess Fish Rare

File e49d9e05d2776f3e5df341676f72a4c5.png Specular Fish Rare

File 5774e6307d2aa4cec0c0f157cad94780.png Prismite Very Rare

File dd11703629c16b892471b468834b0b9c.png Variegated Lardfish N/A

File 5b3685038d56d56b08d0461d8d2869f0.png Flarefin Koi Uncommon - Lava

File 48f3c69ae22c73717cbca06cbc9471de.png Double Cod N/A

File 08ce91343e62041cd30c2cf6ca4e8be7.png Obsidifish Common - Lava

File 3206c8d291dae1b40cf241e47e788665.png Shrimp Uncommon - Ocean

File 28e57c50948cd2951accbf64f1024085.png Chaos Fish Rare - Hallow underground
File e32eb518faa7b040b6d54c04739ce57f.png Ebonkoi Uncommon - Corruption

File 7339bc12cef3559ef754b428f7d8d3ab.png Hemopiranha N/A

File 0b8cdc0254b5fbfa7626f0da1f269d46.png Stinkfish N/A

File f8778781bda5c076b50ef6cf94014247.png Obsidian Swordfish Very Rare - Lava

File 962a7e1bfabbb49ec2761420015825c6.png Swordfish Uncommon - Ocean

File 0c28d228e034e1f43a39f1e3c83c960d.png Sawtooth Shark Rare - Ocean

File 5e790b0f3a79207e60ad86a9565ea4a0.png Reaver Shark Rare - Ocean

Dirt Fish-Quest.

File 57834222740d306e6fd67d0d195dfa25.png The Fish of Cthulhu Quest

File 21a320f958afe5656717d3b4324cc584.png Eater of Plankton Quest

File c6bd0a5b988f8855ad8ccc88368e2de1.png Mutant Flinxfin Quest

File 0e9e5c910d24dee443e315538ba8ba9a.png Fishron Quest

RODS


File 61aa80888fa5c3008c8149eb4e046b0b.png Wood Fishing Pole | 5% Fishing Power | Tier 1
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File a183f29c8dc17a8be2e02a65682c0a2d.png Reinforced Fishing Pole | 15% Fishing Power | Tier 1
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File d92fae7ae0110a73c4b290671f50b786.pngFile 2b9f62203132e0a59e1165b4855c67f0.png Fisher of Souls/Fleshcatcher | 20%/22% Fishing Power | Tier 2
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File 3f15a4cec0e56758a0023bf7fd3d396a.png Fiberglass Fishing Pole | 25% Fishing Power | Tier 2
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File 67c6d3afea8a59cb1e32382c86577015.png Mechanic's Rod | 30% Fishing Power | Tier 3
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File 55a5b4f7c9e809c5f5c3f00b8ad2e11f.png Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole | 40% Fishing Power Tier 3
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File df51fd994da90bd4924083b1a6f5644c.png Hotline Fishing Rod | 45% Fishing Power Tier 3
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File de97bcfd134159178a0c36f267c0e5d9.png Golden Fishing Rod | 50% Fishing Power Tier 3

Crates


File /cac2660c4153191b85d0c4cfcb32c91c.png Tier 1 - Wooden Crate
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File f038d59ed1fa485d6cf739706661debc.png Tier 2 - Iron Crate
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File acdfb070ed8e3beb82e063adc126de98.png Tier 3 - Gold Crate

BAITS


This is the full lists of the baits in the game. You can use any insect or bug as bait. You can also use the baits that are given as prizes for completing quests from the Angler NPC. For more information see the Bait page, or click on the specific bait you want to know about.
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Butterflies:

Monarch Butterfly 5% bait power
Sulphur Butterfly 10% bait power
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly 15% bait power
Ulysses Butterfly 20% bait power
Julia Butterfly 25% bait power
Red Admiral Butterfly 30% bait power
Purple Emperor Butterfly 35% bait power
Tree Nymph Butterfly 50% bait power

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Bugs and Insects:

File 69ad9da3c84bb74ec6d379a84fd1f3e6.pngGrasshopper 10% Bait Power
Scorpion 10% Bait Power
Snail 10% Bait Power
Glowing Snail 15% Bait Power
File f65f00fab8ee7d69a395c33e219a33fe.png Black Scorpion 15% Bait Power
Firefly 20% Bait Power
Blue Jellyfish (Bait) 20% Bait Power
Green Jellyfish (Bait) 20% Bait Power
Pink Jellyfish (Bait) 20% Bait Power
File 20fa04ec52119285efd2512b90964c06.png Worm 25% Bait Power
File bd26a3d49f6e5a0791f5bd0fa01a52d9.png Lightning Bug 35% Bait Power

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Fishing quest rewards:

Apprentice Bait 15% Bait Power
Journeyman Bait 30% Bait Power
Master Bait 50% Bait Power

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Sumoning:

Truffle Worm 666% Bait Power (summons Duke Fishron)

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springlockfail87

Just add this to the Console edition.... NOW? IM EXPECTING AN UPDATE BY MAY 5TH IF YOU DONT EVERY DAY I WILL LEAVE A U SUK COMMENT

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nikita200409

plz add in more bait and fish with crates cuz i am getting bord of getting only wood iron or gold crates.

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Martiaan

Just added all the kinds of bait to the bait page. Also changed and added every different kind of bait so it shows where to get it, if they're easy of hard to get and how much bait power they have. Did took a lot of time so I hope i have them all.


Also put every kind of bait to this page for an easy overview of everything releated to fishing. Still need to add pictures to the baits though.

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cory578

Firefly's are rilly easy to get at night near spawn.      (use bug net to catch)

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Kafki95

Good job. This will help a lot with getting started fishing.

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Drumbeast

I have added more baits

(sorry I don't have pictures)

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kool6698

This is currently missing the Dirtfish which is a quest fish. Would also be convenient if all bait was shown and locations for all fish were shown.

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vuhien

I agree

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TheMasterFisher

I can :) you just break background objects with a pickaxe(make sure they are rocks), and capture them with a Bug Net, sold by the merchant.

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Cave_Destr0yer

I dont know how to make bait can anyone help me?