Fishing is one of the skills which Medivia offers alongside the likes of Cooking and Mining. It does not have a direct impact on your gameplay, although it can result in long-term benefits and enjoyment.
To begin your journey with fishing, you will need a fishing rod. Fishing rods can be used to catch fish, but they cannot be used on all types of water. It's not possible to use fishing rods on shallow water. Once a fish is caught, it takes 10 minutes to respawn. There are three types of fishing rods, ranging in quality and difficulty to obtain:
|Wooden Fishing Rod||8.5 oz.||150 gp||Can be bought from any equipment/tool shop. Can be pulled out of your hands and drop into the water.|
|Modified Fishing Rod||9.5 oz.||25000 gp||An improved fishing rod, can be used to catch more uncommon types of fish, ones that cannot be caught with a wooden rod. Cannot be pulled into the water.|
Can be bought from Trond in Holdangraff and from Scott on Novus.
|Enhanced Fishing Rod||12.5 oz.||5x Heliodor Bar
1x Glob of Tar
1x Frozen Ham
1x Modified Rod
|The best fishing rod, can be used to catch even the rarest types of fish, ones that cannot be caught with the other rods. Cannot be pulled into the water.|
Randy in Abukir can give you one in exchange for some items. You also need 10x Northern Pikes, but only for the first rod you make with Randy.
Note: Increasingly rare fish can only be caught with more advanced fishing rods.
Pools of fish
If you spot a fish jumping out of the water, quickly grab your fishing rod.
Fishing from pools of fish has a much higher chance of resulting in an uncommon fish than fishing from regular water squares, the chance of getting common Herrings from pools decreases as your fishing skill gets higher.
Using a rod with Fish Bait attached on pools will NOT use up bait or give increased fishing efficiency.
Northern Pikes can only be caught from regular fishing and not from pools of fish.
Fishing from pools also grants higher amounts of fishing skill points.
Pools of fish in different regions of the world may yield differing uncommon fish (Snowy, Desert, Regular).
Types of fish
Most fish types can be used for Cooking, although they can also be eaten raw, which isnt recommended since you could reap more significant benefits from cooked meals.
Note: Some types of rare fish may only be caught in certain regions or climates of the world (and with better rods), the regions being:
- Snowy (waters around the Ice Islands, such as Mejborn and Forgula);
- Desert (waters around desert cities, such as Osaris, Yehsha and Abukir);
- Regular (waters around areas with temperate climates and lots of greenery, such as the mainland of Medivia, Garrogat etc.).
|Herring||Abundant||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
|Lionfish||Semi-rare||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
|Shrimp||Rare||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
|Trout||Rare||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
|Dusky Batfish||Rare||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
|Flame Angelfish||Very rare||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
|Barbel||Extremely rare||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
|Northern Pike||Extremely rare||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
Items you can fish up
These are the non-fish items obtainable by fishing, they can only be fished up from regular water tiles and not pools.
The chance to get broken bottles and worn leather boots decreases as your Fishing skill increases.
|Broken Bottle||Common||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
|Worn Leather Boots||Common||Desert, Snowy, Regular|
|Ancient Amulet||Extremely rare||Desert!, Snowy?, Regular|
Aquarium & fish roes
An aquarium for your house can be purchased from the Medivia Store, it can be used to grow and harvest fish by placing inside some of the various kinds of Fish Roes available from the store and Kimberly in Thoris!
A fish takes 3 hours to grow fully inside the aquarium before it can be harvested, once it's ready a fish animation will appear inside the aquarium.
Right-click the roe to select it and then left-click the aquarium to place the roe inside, later right-click to harvest.
Up to 3 fish roes can be placed inside the aquarium at one time, but only one can grow at a time, meaning that you won't get 3 fish after 3 hours but only 1 and then the 2nd fish will start growing.
You can see how many roes are placed into the aquarium by "looking" at it.
Fish bait is an item purchasable from the Medivia Store, you can get 30 pieces of bait for 35 Medivia Coins.
Fish bait can be applied in 2 possible ways (bonus cannot be stacked by combo of the 2 methods):
Can be used on water tiles to attract fish to a small area similar to a "fishing pool", however it does not produce rare fish all the time like naturally spawning pools, but provides a 25% fishing efficiency boost (meaning increased chances of rare fish) when fishing in that spot, it disappears after it is fished 1000 times.
Can be used on a fishing rod to add 1000 "fish bait" to the rod which gives you 25% increased fishing efficiency (meaning increased chances of rare fish) but only on normal water tiles, not on naturally spawning or baited "pools of fish".