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Fishing is a skill unique to Noctis. This skill allows him to fish up ingredients for Ignis to cook. As he gains skill points in fishing, his fishing ability improves as well as the efficiency of his equipment.

Tackle

Fishing tackle is made up of line, lure, rod, and reel. All of these are purchasable at shops, though some lures, rods, and reels can only be earned through completing quests or winning them as a prize.

Lines

Lines are items whose durability decrease through use. Harder to catch fish wear out line durability faster. Increasing Noctis's fishing skill level decreases the rate of deterioration.

Line Durability Value Description
Spider Silk 1,000 Buy: 30 The standard fishing line, much loved by anglers all over the world. Straightforward, practical, and easy to use.
Super Baleen 1,500 Buy: 100 High-quality fishing line, specially treated to ensure durability. Aggressive anglers appreciate its increased resilience.
Dragon's Beard 2,000 Buy: 500 Fishing line of the highest quality, designed with durability in mind. Said to be sturdy enough to snag a dragon.


Lures

Lures are items that increase the bite rate for certain fish. Some fish will only bite when a specific lure is equipped. Lures can be lost if the line durability decreases to zero and the hooked fish gets away.

Lure Effectiveness Fish
Time Weather
Big Blaze Bahamut Morning, Day, Evening Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy Nebula Salmon, Tide Grouper, Dark Allural Sea Bass
Big Master Typhon Morning, Evening Cloudy, Rainy Pink Jade Gar
Bomber: Bomb Night Sunny Alstor Bass
Bomber: Ice Bomb Day Cloudy, Rainy Crag Barramundi
Bomber: Thunder Bomb Morning, Evening Sunny Phoenix Bass, Dank Barramundi
Burrower: Abyss Worm Morning, Night Cloudy Cleigne Brown Trout, Murk Grouper
Burrower: Mad Pink Sandworm Evening Rainy Cleigne Brown Trout
Burrower: Green Sandworm Morning Sunny Callatein Brook Trout
Deadly Waters: Coraldevil Morning Cloudy Dark Allural Sea Bass
Deadly Waters: Sahagin Evening, Night Rainy Zipper Barramundi
Deadly Waters: Seadevil Evening Cloudy Maiden Brook Trout
Fatal Roulette: Ahriman Day Sunny, Cloudy Alstor Bass, Lucian Carp
Fatal Roulette: Bloody Eye Evening Rainy Phoenix Bass
Fatal Roulette: Floating Eye Morning, Night Cloudy Glowing Barrelfish
Gemlight: Caster Carbuncle Day, Evening, Night Cloudy, Rainy Platinum Myrltrout
Giant Needle 10,000: Gigantuar Sunny Jade Snakehead
Giant Needle 10,000: Gold Gigantuar Morning, Day, Evening, Night Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy Jade Snakehead, Sapphire Snakehead
Giant Needle 10,000: Metal Gigantuar Morning, Evening Cloudy Sapphire Snakehead
Hot Breather: Blue Dragon Evening Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy Chrome Rainbow Trout, Nebula Salmon
Hot Breather: Green Dragon Morning, Day Cloudy Nebula Salmon, King Trout
Hot Breather: Red Dragon Night Rainy Tide Grouper, Wennath Salmon
Invincible Iron Giant Night Rainy King Catfish
Jumbo Tusk: Garula Morning, Night Cloudy Garnet Snakehead
Jumbo Tusk: Garulessa Evening Rainy Alstor Bass
Jumbo Tusk: Green Garula Morning, Day, Night Sunny, Rainy Jade Snakehead
Knife T. Tonberry Evening Rainy Nebula Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Lucinian Sea Bass
Needle 1,000: Cactuar Evening Rainy Lucian Catfish
Needle 1,000: Gold Cactuar Night Rainy Golden Catfish
Needle 1,000: Metal Cactuar Morning, Night Sunny Lucian Catfish
Poppeck: Chocobo Day, Evening Sunny Giant Trevally
Poppeck: Red Chocobo Evening, Night Cloudy Garnet Snakehead
Poppeck: White Chocobo Morning, Day Rainy Snakehead
Ranker Tonberry Day, Evening Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy Crag Barramundi, Tide Grouper, Vesper Gar
Stinker: Great Malboro Day, Evening, Night Cloudy, Rainy Jade Snakehead, Sapphire Snakehead
Stinker: Malbodoom Morning Cloudy Vesper Gar
Stinker: Malboro Evening Sunny, Rainy Vesper Gar
Stormer: Chert Focalor Day Sunny Cygillan Sea Bass, Striped Barramundi
Stormer: Focalor Day, Night Cloudy Cygillan Sea Bass, Striped Barramundi
Stormer: Purple Berry Focalor Evening Rainy Lucinian Sea Bass, Striped Barramundi
Sweet Jamming: Custard Morning, Evening Cloudy Crag Barramundi
Sweet Jamming: Flan Evening Sunny Giant Trevally
Sweet Jamming: Mousse Morning, Night Sunny Glowing Barrelfish
Tidal Might Leviathan Morning, Day, Evening, Night Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy Giant Trevally, Crag Barramundi, Rainbow Trout
Whiskers: Chocolate Morning Cloudy, Rainy Callatein Brook Trout, Copper Allural Sea Bass
Whiskers: Crystal Day Sunny Cherrycomb Trout, Coral Allural Sea Bass
Whiskers: Pearly Moogle Evening, Night Rainy Rainbow Trout, Allural Sea Bass


Rods

Rods are items that increase Noctis's ability ("defense") to catch fish by resisting a fish's pull (which wears down the line). All types of lines, lures, and reels can be equipped to any rod.

Rod Defense Description Obtain
Mind Breaker 60 A rod Noctis brought with him when he left the Crown City. Designed for amateur anglers and easy to use, but not cut out for big fish. Default
Hell Blaster 100 A rod for anglers who are starting to understand the finer points of the hobby. The distinctive coeurl-pattern grip appeals to those with an eye for style. Purchase from Dory of the Deep (Daurell Spring fishing spot) for 3,000 gil
Howling Gust 110 A rod available only at the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. An enhanced version of the Hell Blaster, this pole was developed to please advanced anglers. Catch the Scorpion Grouper (Gondola Marina fishing spot) during the Moogle Chocobo Carnival
Butterfly Edge 150 A lightweight rod recommended for beginners looking to take a step up. Features a distinctive butterfly motif. Complete the Fishing, Naturally sidequest or purchase from Tabby's Tackle Shop (Rachsia Bridge fishing spot) for 7,000 gil
Air Stagger 180 A rod with a distinctive design based on the legendary antelope. Supple but strong, it performs well in any hard fight. Angler Set DLC
Death Spin 210 A rod designed for expert anglers looking to land tough fighters. Its fearsome Sahagin motif makes it clear this is gear for big quarry. Purchase from Bert's Bobbers 'n' Stuff (Vesperpool - East Bank fishing spot) for 12,000 gil
Dragon Drain 230 A reliant rod whose rigidity adjusts to match the catch. Assists amateur anglers by stopping fish dead in their tracks. Season Pass DLC (Booster Pack+)
Tranquility 290 A rod made by a master craftsman from genuine long jointed bamboo. Infused with a strange power, there is no fish it cannot catch. Complete the Angler's Nightmare quest


Reels

Reels are items that increase Noctis's ability ("attack") to catch a fish by increasing the speed at which he reels in a hooked fish.

Reel Attack Description Obtain
Menkar 130 A reel Noctis brought with him when he left the Crown City. Designed for amateur anglers and easy to use, but not cut out for big fish. Default
Acubens 160 A lightweight and easy-to-use reel designed for beginners. The groundbreaking model that sparked the low profile boom. Purchase from Dory of the Deep (Daurell Spring fishing spot) for 4,500 gil
Fomalhaut 200 A high-performance reel suitable for most fishing locations. Good rigidity and operability deliver a satisfying angling experience. Angler Set DLC
Galatea 240 An improved reel designed to tackle a wider range of fish. The refined gearing delivers more powerful reeling than the Acubens. Purchase from Tabby's Tackle Shop (Rachsia Bridge fishing spot) for 6,800 gil
Albireo 245 A reel exclusive to the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. Based on the Galatea, this spool is sure to tickle any fisherman's fancy. Catch Pigeon Grouper (Sonelio Plaza fishing spot) during the Moogle Chocobo Carnival
Nereid 270 A reel designed to catch tough quarry that lurks deep. The rigid, compact body is made with forged parts. Purchase from Bert's Bobbers 'n' Stuff (Vesperpool - East Bank fishing spot) for 9,600 gil
Avior 280 A robust reel with so much pull it reduces line resistance. Designed for anglers who believes limits were meant to be broken. Season Pass DLC (Booster Pack+)
Llymlaen 330 The eponymous reel of the popular Insomnian tackle shop. Incorporates state-of-the-art technology for the ultimate angling experience. Totomostro (85,000 medals)

Controls

Main article: Controls


PlayStation 4 Xbox One Action
Left Stick Left Stick Aim / Change direction / Pay out
X A Cast
Touchpad View Tackle
O B Quit
R2 RT Reel in

Levels

Noctis can level up to level 10 in fishing.

Level Name
1 Amateur Angler
2 Long-lasting Line: Line wears 25% slower
3 Tackle Discount I: 10% tackle shop discount
4 Lure Allure I: 25% increased chance of hooking a fish
5 Able Angler: Catch fish up to 31.5 inches
6 Tackle Discount II: 30% tackle shop discount
7 Longer-lasting Line: Line wears 50% slower
8 Lure Allure II: 50% increased chance of hooking a fish
9 Tackle Discount III: 50% tackle shop discount
10 Ace Angler: Catch fish up to 59 inches

Achievements and trophies

The following achievements and trophies are related to fishing:

See also

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