Fishing in Albion Online is a gathering skill introduced in the Lancelot patch, allowing players to capture fish in various water bodies. The type and tier of fish depend on the water zone's level. To start fishing, players need a fishing rod, must position it near a body of water, and use fishing bait.
Whether it's saltwater or freshwater fish depends on the region. When you can catch fish in the water, the mouse icon transforms into a Fishing Bob icon. Fishing near schools of fish yields more fish and indicates if the area has been recently overfished. Fishing may also provide seaweed as a bonus in non-depleted regions, with the chance increasing in higher-tier fishing areas.
Using food that boosts gathering yield also enhances fishing yield. Avalonian Fishing Rods and Fisherman Armor now apply their fishing yield bonuses to T1 fish and seaweed, expanding their impact beyond T2 fish. Destiny Board fishing speed and yield bonuses are available at all levels.
This combination of fishing rod, bait, and environmental considerations adds depth to the fishing experience in Albion Online, making it a dynamic and rewarding aspect of the game.
1. Equipping the Fishing Rod: The player must have a fishing rod in their inventory to begin fishing.
2. Selecting a Water Body: Once near a suitable body of water, the player can use the fishing rod to initiate the fishing process.
3. Throwing Bait: After selecting the water body, the player throws bait into the water. After a short period (fish bite speed), the Fishing Bob icon will start moving up and down, indicating that a fish has taken the bait.
4. Reeling In: The player must attempt to reel in the fish by clicking and releasing the left mouse button. This initiates a mini-game where the goal is to keep the Fishing Bob within the green UI field. Moving too far to the right or left into the red region will result in the fishing attempt failing.
5. Capturing the Fish: Clicking the left mouse button moves the Fishing Bob to the right, while releasing it moves it to the left. The fish or other loot is captured and placed in the player's inventory once the white fish symbol reaches the yellow border of the blue bar.
6. Optimizing Technique: The most effective method for catching fish involves pressing and releasing the left mouse button while anticipating the movement of the Fishing Bob symbol. With practice, players can quickly reel in fish. If struggling to catch a fish within a short time, it may indicate catching debris instead of fish or potential technical issues such as low frames-per-second (FPS).
7. Adapting to Conditions: If the fish isn't moving during the reeling process, it is likely debris, and the player can halt the procedure and relocate to another fishing spot.
In Albion Online, players can catch fish throughout the realm, but the type of water matters. There are two main kinds of water: saltwater and freshwater.
1. Freshwater: This includes all inland water bodies such as rivers, lakes, ponds, and similar environments. Freshwater fish in these areas move in a circular pattern beneath the surface. You can easily identify freshwater by observing the movement of the fish.
2. Saltwater: Found only in areas near the ocean, saltwater zones are less common than freshwater zones, particularly in higher-tier regions. In saltwater, fish leap out of the water, providing a distinctive visual cue for players.
Identifying the type of water is crucial, as it determines the kind of fish that can be caught. Additionally, the rarity of saltwater zones, especially in higher-tier regions, adds an element of challenge and potential reward for players seeking specific types of fish or aiming for higher-tier catches. Exploring both saltwater and freshwater zones provides players with diverse fishing opportunities across the world of Albion.
In Albion Online, fishing gear plays a crucial role in enhancing the fishing experience and improving catch rates. Here's an overview of the key components related to fishing gear:
- The Fishing Rod is the primary tool used by players to catch fish.
- Fishing rods are categorized by tiers, and players can catch fish up to or equivalent to the tier of the fishing rod.
- Higher-tier fishing rods provide faster fishing performance bonuses.
- Fishing rods can be crafted or purchased through the Marketplace.
- Equipping the Fishing Rod is not necessary; it just needs to be in the player's inventory.
- Bait can be used to enhance the strike speed of fish.
- Earthworms are used to craft bait and can be obtained during agricultural harvesting.
- Different types of fish bait are available:
- Simple Fish Bait (T1): Enhances biting speed by 50% for 10 charges (crafted with 1 earthworm).
- Fancy Fish Bait (T3): Enhances biting speed by 125% for 10 charges (crafted with 5 earthworms).
- Special Fish Bait (T5): Enhances biting speed by 250% for 10 charges (crafted with 25 earthworms).
- Seaweed Salad is another item that boosts fishing efficiency for 30 minutes.
- Players can catch various items in different locations, with saltwater and freshwater fish being the main types.
- Treasures can be discovered on rare occasions.
- The tier of fish that can be caught is determined by the tier of the zone, and players need a fishing rod of the grade beneath it to catch fish of that tier.
- For example, a tier 6 fish can be caught with a fishing rod of tier 5.
Additionally, players have the option to enhance their progress or acquire resources more quickly through in-game purchases using Silver coins. If in-game currency is insufficient, players can consider purchasing Silver coins with real money from reputable sellers. This can provide a headstart in the game and help acquire resources more efficiently.