Old Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 10 ⦁ Crafting Materials: Log x1
Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 30 ⦁ Crafting Materials: Ash Timber x1
Thick Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 40 ⦁ Crafting Materials: Ash Timber x1, Copper Ingot x1, Black Stone Powder x3 ⦁ Level Required: Beginner Lv.10 ⦁ Item Effect: Fishing Speed +1
Steel Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 65 ⦁ Crafting Materials: Ash Timber x1, Steel x2, Black Stone Powder x4 ⦁ Level Required: Skilled Lv.5 ⦁ Item Effect: Fishing Speed +2
Balenos Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 50 ⦁ Can be repaired ⦁ Crafting Materials: Ash Timber x1, Steel x2, Pure Copper Crystal x5, Monk’s Branch x9, Black Stone Powder x15 ⦁ Can be enhanced with Black Stone (Weapon) ⦁ Enhancement Effect: Auto-Fishing Speed +10%
Epheria Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 50 ⦁ Can be repaired ⦁ Crafting Materials: Birch Timber x1, Steel x2, Pure Iron Crystal x5, Monk’s Branch x9, Black Stone Powder x15 ⦁ Can be enhanced with Black Stone (Weapon) ⦁ Enhancement Effect: Increase maximum durability
Mediah Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 50 ⦁ Can be repaired ⦁ Crafting Materials: White Cedar Timber x1, Steel x2, Pure Zinc Crystal x5, Monk’s Branch x9, Black Stone Powder x15 ⦁ Level Required: Artisan Lv.1 ⦁ Can be enhanced with Black Stone (Weapon) ⦁ Enhancement Effect: Increase chances of catching a rare fish
Calpheon Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 50 ⦁ Can be repaired ⦁ Crafting Materials: Fir Timber x1, Steel x2, Pure Lead Crystal x5, Monk’s Branch x9, Black Stone Powder x15 ⦁ Level Required: Professional Lv.1 ⦁ Can be enhanced with Black Stone (Weapon) ⦁ Enhancement Effect: Increase chances of catching larger fish
Golden Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 100 ⦁ Crafting Materials: Ash Timber x1, Steel x2, Gold Ingot x2, Black Stone Powder x5 ⦁ Level Required: Artisan Lv.1 ⦁ Item Effect: Fishing Speed +3
Triple-Float Fishing Rod ⦁ Durability: 30 ⦁ Acquisition: Quest Item ⦁ Level Required: Skilled Lv.5 ⦁ Enhancement Effect: Have a chance to catch up to 4 fish Note that the Triple-Float Fishing Rod can only be obtained via quest reward.
Ash Tree Float ⦁ Durability: 50 ⦁ Can be repaired ⦁ Crafting Materials: Ash Timber x1, Oil of Tranquillity x3, Translucent Crystal x2, Pure Lead Crystal x2 ⦁ Level Required: Professional Lv.1 ⦁ Can be enhanced with Black Stone (Weapon) ⦁ Enhancement Effect: Increase chances of catching larger fish
Maple Float ⦁ Durability: 50 ⦁ Can be repaired ⦁ Crafting Materials: Maple Timber x1, Oil of Tranquillity x3, Red Crystal x2, Pure Lead Crystal x2 ⦁ Level Required: Artesian Lv.1 ⦁ Can be enhanced with Black Stone (Weapon) ⦁ Enhancement Effect: Increase the chance to catch rarer fishMost importantly they make you look like a balla when fishing!
Thin Harpoon ⦁ Durability: 30 ⦁ Crafting Materials: Cedar Timber x1, Copper Ingot x4, Black Stone Powder x1 ⦁ Level Required: Professional Lv.1
Thick Harpoon ⦁ Durability: 40 ⦁ Crafting Materials: Cedar Timber x2, Iron Ingot x7, Black Stone Powder x3 ⦁ Level Required: Professional Lv.1The minigame for the harpoon takes more time and is more challenging than fishing with a rod. The aim of the game is to shoot the fish that swims around with your gun before you run out of harpoons and time.
Trash White fish ~ 200 Silver Green Fish ~ 2000S Silver Blue Fish ~ 5000 Silver Yellow Fish ~ 20000 Orange Fish ~ 125,000 SilverOnce you catch a fish, it will have a 24 hour expiry date on them. The longer you leave them out the lower the price will get until you reach 0% of the price (24 hours exposure in total). It’s best to sell your fish within 1 hour of catching it or the price will gradually go down. If you’re out on a long trip and your fish will expire its best to dry them using processing (default “L” key). This way, the dry fish will retain its value indefinitely. The only problem is dried fish’s value is not much but at least it’s something where as if you let your fish expire you will get no return in price. The ocean north of the map consists of several seas. Each sea generally preferred fish just like our oceans in real life. Some fish you can catch more of in some areas and less in others. When harpoon fishing you can cannot catch any Trash. Also, you have the opportunity to catch fish that cannot be caught with a fishing rod. These fish include whales, sharks and large fish. If you are lucky enough to catch one of these giants they can sell up to 350,000 silver.
Example Catches: ⦁ Flying Fish – 5,040 silver ⦁ Killer Whale – 93,800 silver ⦁ Blue Shark – 84,000 silver ⦁ Saw Shark – 86,240 silver ⦁ Whale Shark – 88,200 silver ⦁ White Shark – 89,600 silver ⦁ Sperm Whale – 350,000 silverYou can also catch items that have value and are not fish (rods only).
Ancient Relic Fragment ~ 500,000 – 800,000 Silver (Auction House) Silver Key ~ 200 Silver
The Ancient Relic Fragments are very valuable and with 5 you can combine them to create a Lv.50 Ancient Relic Summon Scroll. These expire within 7 days so I don’t recommend combining them unless you are Lv.50 and are going to use them. I do recommended using them if you can find a group of 5 people at level 50. You will get more value out of using them than selling them on the market place. Silver keys are used to open treasure chests that are located around Black Desert Online. These often reward you with Armour/Weapon Blackstones when opened.
The different tiers of levels are – ⦁ Beginner ⦁ Apprentice ⦁ Skilled ⦁ Professional ⦁ Artesian ⦁ Master ⦁ Guru Fishing levels – ⦁ The higher the fishing skill, the faster and more likely you are to catch higher quality fish. ⦁ You will have the ability to use better rods. ⦁ You can do certain skill requirement quests. ⦁ You can see more “Seagull Hotspots” out in the ocean. Fishing levels can be obtained by catching fish and getting experience. The higher rarity the fish, the more experience it will give. A good source of xp is also completing the fishing quests around the game. Although these quests can be quite tedious and is not recommended unless you know exactly where to catch the fish they require. Fishing Ability – ⦁ You will be able to catch fish at a faster rate. Items that can increase fishing ability can be specific foods such as –
Exotic Herbal Wine ⦁ Cooking Ingredients: Essence of Liquor x1, Dough x3, Mineral Water x5, Leavening Agent x2 ⦁ Item Effects: Fishing Speed +1 for 30 minutes
Aloe Yogurt ⦁ Cooking Ingredients: Aloe x5, Milk x2, Sugar x3, Leavening Agent x3 ⦁ Item Effects: Fishing Speed +1 for 30 minutes
Fruit Wine ⦁ Cooking Ingredients: Exotic Herbal Wine x1, (Apple/Grape/Strawberry) x5, Essence of Liquor x3, Mineral Water x2 ⦁ Item Effects: Fishing Speed +1 for 60 minutesFor a full list of cooking consumables have a look at our recipe list Paste bait is also another way to increase your fishing ability. Paste bait is a very short term method as the effect only lasts for a few minutes. Although effective, Paste Bait only provides a boost for a very short period of time compared with general food. Also, Paste Bait can only be obtained through the loyalty store (merit points for logging in every day) and quest rewards.
Paste Bait ⦁ Fishing Ability +2 ⦁ Duration: 5 minutes
High Quality Paste Bait ⦁ Fishing Ability +3 ⦁ Duration: 5 minutesSome fishing rods also provide bonuses such as the Thick, Steel and Golden Rods.
NOTE: You no longer need to link the nodes to sell your fish for maximum price. Trading to Valencia with the Artisan 2 Trading buff is now much more viable and can heavily increase your profit.
ships guide. These hotspots are indicated by a school of fish jumping out of the water with seagulls surrounding it. If you are fishing inland on a river or lake you will only see the school of fish jumping out of the water. These hotspots will only give you yellow and depending on the type of hotspot orange fish. If correctly executed, these spots can be highly profitable. There is also a chance you can catch multiple fish with one cast on a standard fishing rod. If you hold down “spacebar” and invest energy into your cast. With a maximum of 10 energy points you can roll for a chance to catch multiple fish. If you combined this method with a Triple-Float Fishing Rod you have a chance to obtain 5 fish in one cast! Later on in the “Advanced Techniques” section we will discuss on some tips and tricks to maximise your profits while fishing with these hotspots.
Dynamic Hotspot Fishing: First let’s start with the “Seagull Hotspots” that randomly spawn around Black Desert. Some claim the spawn for these seagull hotspots to be random and other say they are fixed but in reality it doesn’t matter. As the probability of one spawning in the exact same place is very small and infrequent we might as well call them random. But what’s important is the density of which these spawn in. There are some areas where seagull hotspots seem to spawn more often than others, personally I have found areas around Olivia Coast, Epheria Sea and just under Iliya island to be the most active. Places to avoid out of personal experience would be the seas near Susan Island. For some reason the Mediah seas do not to have many if any hotspots. Multiple times I have sailed the area around there to find no action. Above is an example map of areas to scout. Red is not preferred, orange is decent and green is preferred. There are a few things that you have to think about when you go actively fishing –
Hotspot fish density ⦁ You want to scout an area where there is enough hotspots to go around so that you don’t have to spend hours looking for one. Every second you spend looking for a spot you are losing money.
Distance to closest repair/warehouse ⦁ If you like to use a special fishing rod that you can repair, you have to consider the distance you need to travel back to repair your rod. ⦁ If you have a small inventory and low weight limit you may have to consider fishing somewhere not too far from a warehouse.
Distance bonus when trading fish ⦁ You want to have the highest distance bonus when selling your fish for extra profits.
Fishing boat efficiency ⦁ Buying new fishing boats when your old one runs out of durability is expensive if done regularly.You have to take all these conditions into account when devising your fishing route. Olivia Coast Rotation – For any average player with the default weight limit and inventory space I would recommend getting some Epheria Fishing Rods and enchant them to around 90 – 100 durability. Then sail over to the Oliva Sea to look for hotspots. The reason why Olivia Seas is so great is that there is a trader that originates on Louruve Island. Although the fish you catch originate on the Oliva Coast node. This node is not an island but on the mainland. But since you sell at the trade manager on Louruve Island then you get a sweet ~25% distance bonus on your fish. To better understand this, have a look at the map below. Once your weight limit is reached you can either boat your way back to Velia/Epheria or park a horse on the coast ready so you don’t have to waste your fishing boats durability to the warehouse/repair. Keep in mind that the higher your fishing skill, the more hotspots you see. It may be wise to have a fishing buddy that is one or two tiers higher than you in fishing. Coelacanth Hunting – Coelacanth is an orange fish that is worth 125,000 silver that you can catch in specific hotspots. Generally these hotspots only last for as long as you catch a Colacanth. I can say with confidence that these Coelacanth spots spawn close to the ports of Velia, Epheria and Altinova. If you ever see a hotspot within the harbours of any of these cities, it’s safe to say that there is a very high chance of catching a Coelacanth. When in the orange areas, always try to use all 10 energy and if possible with a Triple – Float Rod as you may be able to catch multiple Coelacanths with one cast. You only get to fish once before the spot disappears so make sure you are the first one to catch it. Effective Scouting – The best way to scout for hotspots is having thwo fisherman actively fishing together on the same boat. The fisherman with the lower fishing skill captains the boat where the other fisherman sits down and goes into “Observe Mode”. To get into this you must have your weapon sheathed and black into the side of the boat with “S” (default). Then press “R” to enter the observe mode. In this mode you can zoom around as a spectator and have a better view of the ocean. AFK Static Hotspot Fishing – There is not much to AFK fishing, but there are two important things to consider. ⦁ The quality of the spot you are fishing at. ⦁ The distance to the nearest warehouse and/or repair facility. Depending on how much time you want to spend between AFK sessions selling fish and repairing then you may or may not need to be close to a town. A general rule of thumb is that the further away you are from the shore, the less trash you will catch. This seems to be true except for some special exceptions. These exceptions are random “static hotspots” that are located on or close to the shore. A good example of this would be one of the fishing hotspots around Velia. There is no way to identify these hotspots from general fishing besides dropping your line and seeing what fish is caught. I would recommend asking friends or the internet to see if anyone was kind enough to share a fishing hotspot they discovered. Keep in mind that you have plenty of rods to choose from. Pick a rod that is most suitable for your AFK fishing method. Kamaslyvia and Drieghan Fishing – Kamaslyvia and Drieghan have a higher chance of catching Ancient Relic Crystal Shards and Bottle with a Note can also be caught whilst fishing. Taking these fish all the way to Valencia with the Artisan 2 Trading buff is the best way to make profit from fishing due to it’s distance.