How to fish in Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact 2.1’s long-awaited update is here with a bunch of new additions, such as Fishing, which requires you to know how to get fishing rods and bait, as well as understand how the new minigame of fishing works. Since catching these fish allows you to exchange them for powerful new items like The Catch, Fishing is something all Genshin Impact players should be using. To help you tackle (pun intended) this new system, our How to Fish at Genshin Impact – Get Fishing Rods and Bait guide will explain all the basics of fishing.
Genshin Impact Fishing – How to fish, get fishing rods and bait?
To get started, run the Population explosion quest. Talk with Catherine in Mondstadt. Then follow the quest compass and go and talk with Nantuck. He will ask you to meet him at Cider lake. This is where he goes introduce you to fishing and show you how it’s done. The system is simple, although complex, and there are a few factors you need to pay close attention to that will make the difference between catching a fish or letting it escape. The fishing spots are easily recognizable. Anytime you see ripples on the surface of a body of water, you will know that it is a fishing spot where you can fish. So, approach one of these places. Be careful not to get too close or perform attacks or abilities – this will scare the fish.
Different bodies of water different types of fish. As you approach the fishing spot and interact with it, you will be able to see what fish you can catch here and select the best rod and bait. Now let’s move on to the fishing itself. When you approach a fishing spot (and remember – not too close) you will be prompted to fish. Select which one rod and bait you want to use. Goal your water fishing rod. The trick is to cast your rod not too close to the fish (this will scare it away), but not too far either (it won’t notice the bait that way). If you’ve done it right, the fish should take the bait. When it’s done, press the Lift the hook button to start rolling it up. If you take too long to do this, it will eat the bait and swim.
When rewinding the fish you need to make sure you keep it in the correct Tension zone. This part is marked yellow. If you don’t do it right, it will escape. But, if you do it right, after a while you will be successful in catching the fish. And that’s all ! In our video below, we have this whole process from start to finish. And don’t worry if you lose a few fish at first, just keep trying and you’ll soon understand. After all, practice makes perfect! After completing the Population explosion quest, you can then purchase other fishing gear, such as fishing rods, bait, and blueprints. And don’t forget to read our guide to fishing spots to find the best fishing spots. Do you know the names of fish required for Bait plans & the Windtangler fishing rod? Tell us in the comments below!