While traveling the Sea of Thieves, you might find yourself passing time with fishing. Fishing is a great way to make the long trips between islands feel shorter. It is also a nice side hustle to make more gold while plundering the high seas. But not all fish are created equal. Some will bring you much more money than others. The Sea of Thieves is vast, and you won’t find the same fish everywhere you go, except for Splashtails. They’re everywhere.
Catching, cooking and selling fish to the Hunter’s Call at Sea Outposts will increase your rating for that Company. If a fish is cooked, you will receive more money. If the fish is burnt, you will earn less than if it were raw.
Each fish type has 4 variants: Base, Common, Uncommon, Rare and the Night Variant. The price increases from base to rare. The Night Variant will net you the same amount as a common fish. Along with each variant of fish, there is a chance you will find a Trophy fish. Trophy fishes are larger and more stubborn while trying to catch. They fight longer and harder, but if you manage to catch it, you will earn much more money on the sale.
Types of Fish:
Splashtails: Splashtails are the most common type of fish. These require no bait and are fairly easy to catch. Splashtails are found all throughout the Sea of Thieves and can sometimes get in the way of the fish you really want to catch.
Pondies: Pondies are the Splashtails of the freshwater sources. These guys will run you exactly the same as their saltwater cousins but are only found in ponds on the larger islands. These also do not require any bait.
Islehoppers: Islehoppers are the opposite of Pondies. While freshwater is usually found on the inside of a larger island, Islehoppers are found on the outskirts of larger islands. As long as you’re within the title card area of the island, you can find an Islehopper. The different variants of Islehoppers are based solely on where they are found. The Raven Islehopper, the rare variant, is the only fish with a price difference. No bait is required for this fish.
Ancientscales: This fish is found only within The Ancient Isles area of the map. These area-specific fishes are generally the same price. Leeches are required as bait to catch these fish.
Plentifins: Plentifins are located in the waters of The Shores of Plenty. Plentifins require Earthworms as bait.
Devilfish: The Devilfish are found only in The Devil’s Roar. You may want to be careful fishing these; stop paying attention and you might end up hit with a volcano eruption. Grubs are required as bait to catch Devilfish.
Wildsplash : These fish are only found in The Wilds. This fish is a fan of Earthworms.
Special Fish Types:
Wreckers: Wreckers are fish that are only found near shipwrecks. The Blackcloud Wrecker variant is only found when the shipwreck is within a storm. Requires Earthworms.
Battlegills: Battlegills are going to make you take a real risk to catch. These fish are found only near active Skeleton Forts and Skeleton Ships. These cannot be caught near Fort of the Damned Raid or Ghost Fleet. Requires Grubs.
Stormfish: Stormfish are fish that are found in the middle of storms. The fish variants are found in different regions of the Sea, as indicated by their names. These are not found in the Devil’s Roar. Leeches are the bait used to catch Stormfish.
Now that you know all of the different values, keep in mind that these fish can also be found in barrels in shipwrecks. Also important to note is that no matter if the fish is cooked or burnt, you will still earn progress toward commendations.