Little is currently known about fishing. Guild membership is required -- an application must be submitted (at the guild headquarters in the Small Dock), and approved. Advancement in skill comes through practice.
In order to fish, you must purchase a rod, line, and bait. All of these are available from the fishing guild headquarters.
The fishing rod is permanent equipment, equipped as a weapon. There are three different rods: the Fishing Rod, the Journeymans Fishing Rod, and the Master Fishing Rod. All fishing rods have a character level requirement of 10 to equip. In addition, they have an undocumented Fishing experience level requirement to equip. The basic Fishing Rod can be equipped at Fishing level 1. The Journeymans rod requires Fishing level 50. The requirement for the Master rod is not known.
Lines must be purchased separately and attached to the rod (by clicking Set in the inventory while the rod is equipped). Lines also come in 3 varieties: Basic Line, Perfect Line, and Diamond Line. The line has a chance of breaking every time you fish; the more expensive the line, the lower the chance of breaking (exact odds are not yet known).
Finally, bait must also be purchased. It is sold in lots of 100, and must also be Set on the equipped rod. (If a line breaks, the bait remains set; only a new line has to be set.) Each time you fish, whether successful or not, 1 bait is used. The bait comes in 3 varieties as well: Basic Bait, Mysterious Bait, and Rare Bait.
Fishing can be performed from any of the wooden dock tiles in the Small Dock. If you fail to catch a fish, you gain 2 experience points in Fishing. If you succeed in catching a fish, you will gain 5 or more experience points.
Fish can be cooked at the bonfire in the Small Dock. For example, a Speckles, when cooked, becomes a Cooked Speckles.
There are rumored to be at least 14 different varieties of fish that can be caught. Some types have already been identified:
|Fish||Tier||Fishing XP (when caught)||Effect (when cooked)|
|Common Brown Scale||1||5-11||13-24 HP|
|Common Heckler||1||5-11||10-20 HP|
|Nestled Anemone||2||6-12||13-18 MP|
|Wee Bubblies||2||6-12||6-13 MP|
|Yellow-Bellied Suckler||4||7-14||1-2 Energy|
|Speckled Pond-Dweller||4||7-14||1-2 Energy|
Fishing with a basic rod and mysterious bait will catch the first-tier fish (Common Brown Scale, Common Heckler, and Nobbler) at any skill level. At Fishing skill level 6 (with the same gear), the second-tier fish (Wee Bubblies, Nestled Anemone, Speckles) also become available. At Fishing skill level 12, the third-tier fish (Spindle and Mudwart) become available. At Fishing skill level 17, the fourth-tier fish (Yellow-Bellied Suckler and Speckled Pond-Dweller) become available.
Cooked fish are classified under potions. Currently, the game even thinks they are a liquid:
You drink down the Cooked Nobbler and gain 16 hp. You now feel regenerated.
Uncooked fish cannot be eaten. They have an "Eat" link, but clicking it gives a message saying nothing happens (and the fish is not consumed).
With basic Fishing Rod and Basic Bait:
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With basic Fishing Rod and Mysterious Bait:
|Level||Nothing||Ambush||Common Brown Scale||Common Heckler||Nobbler||Speckles||Nestled Anemone||Wee Bubblies||Mudwart||Spindle||Yellow- Bellied Suckler||Speckled Pond- Dweller||Total|