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New World Fishing Guide: Rods, Baits, Zones, and Everything You Need to Know



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Fishing is a complex task in New World: we explain how to get all the rods, the baits to use, and where to find the best fishing spots in Aeternum.

Amazon Games’ “new world”, New World, offers a lot of things to do besides fighting. As in a good role-playing game worth its salt, we can dedicate our time to secondary missions, which will provide us with materials to use in the game, or simply a respite from the main tasks.

Fishing in New World is a very deep system, in which we can also progress and will give us access to better rods, baits, and fishing areas. Here we tell you everything you need to know about fishing in New World.

New World Fishing Guide

How to get a fishing rod in New World

There are two ways to get a fishing rod in New World: buying it or making it yourself. In the second case, you will need the engineering skill and the following materials:

  • Fiber (found in hemp plants)
  • Green wood (in bushes)

When you get them, head to a campfire to create your first wooden fishing pole. But you don’t want to be left alone there, right?

How to do fishing

Before seeing the rest of the rods, we are going to explain how the process of fishing in New World is. You can fish in any body of fresh water (rivers, lakes and lagoons) and in the ocean (where you will get different fish naturally).

  • Press F3 on the keyboard to activate fishing mode. You will see a key guide to help you through the process. Press R to equip bait if you want.
  • Hold down the left mouse click to prepare the rod, release it to cast the hook. Try to cast it when the distance indicator is at the maximum , as it is important to maximize the distance at which we cast the hook, so that later it is easier to “fight” the fish. Different types of rods will give you greater distances.
  • After waiting for them to bite (they take less time if there is bait), it will begin to vibrate if there is a fish biting, but do not left click until you see a fish icon on the screen.
  • Hold down the mouse. You will see a circle with a white line that will gradually fill in . You must release the button when the icon in the center is about to fill in red. When it “deflates” and is green, press the button again. You must do it without turning red at all and without turning green at all, press and release, press and release, until the white bar fills up.

Fishing rod levels

As you progress in the game, increase your engineering level and obtain better materials, you can create other types of rods up to level 5 (tier). The main difference is the maximum distance you can throw, which depends on the fish you can get:

Level 1: Wooden Fishing Rod – 12 meters away

  • 1x Fiber
  • 1x Green wood

Level 2: Treated wood cane – 14 meters away

  • 12x Doorbell
  • 3x Linen
  • 3x Coarse Leather

Level 3: Aged wooden cane – 16 meters away

  • 3xCoarse leather
  • 2x Linen
  • 13x Wood 13

Level 4: Wyrd Wooden Fishing Rod – 18 meters away

  • 3x Coarse Leather
  • 2x Linen
  • 14x Wyrd Wood

Level 5: Iron Wooden Fishing Rod – 20 meters away

  • 3x Coarse Leather
  • 2x Linen
  • 15x Ironwood planks

In addition, there are four other level 5 fishing rods, which you will get as a reward for defeating certain monsters in the game. All these four rods have a distance of 20 meters and an increase of 125% to obtain rare fish .

  • Ancient Fishing Pole: Defeat Smoothbore Samuel in Reekwater
  • Angry Land Fishing Pole : Defeat Parthenocissus on Restless Shore
  • Corrupted Fishing Rod : Defeat Foreman Robertson in Great Cleave
  • Lost Fishing Rod : Also from Smoothbore Samuel of Reekwater

Finally, these three legendary fishing rods will be obtained by completing the list of fishing missions, reaching the fishing level 100, and completing the mission “To be a great master.

  • Legendary Azoth Fishing Rod
  • Legendary Strength Fishing Rod
  • Legendary Tech Fishing Rod


Although it is possible to fish without bait, they are useful to catch the rarest fish, and get them to bite faster. Using cooking skills, you can create them yourself, you can also get it from enemies.

We tell you which are the baits for the two types of waters, and how to find their materials.

Freshwater baits

  • Oyster bait: Great increase in chance of getting big fish.
  • Clam Bait : Medium magnification for catching large fish.
  • Meat Bait : Small increase to get big fish. When cooking.
  • Firefly Bait : Hugely increased chance of getting rare fish. In bulrush or heather plants.
  • Mealybug bait : Medium increase to get rare fish. In bushes.
  • Bread Bait : Small increase to get rare fish. In kitchen containers.

Saltwater baits

  • Electric Eel Bait : Big increase to get big fish.
  • Snail bait : Medium increase to get big fish.
  • Fish Bait : Small increase to get big fish. When cooking.
  • Light Worm Bait : Huge increase to get rare fish.
  • Worm Bait : Medium increase to get rare fish.
  • Cheese Bait : Small increase to get rare fish. When cooking.

Fishing areas

Although you can fish in any area of ​​water, there are some places where you will clearly see some fish moving on the surface, they are ideal places to fish.

On this interactive map, you can see the location of all Aeternum fishing spots with their rarity levels, from one to three stars. But what does that mean?

Fishing spots at different levels indicate the chances of encountering rare, rare, or legendary fish. But keep in mind that you won’t be able to see Level 2 and Level 3 fishing spots until you increase your Fishing Level.

Here we see all the fishing areas and their chances of finding rare or legendary fish, according to newworldfishingguide .

1-star fishing areas

  • Common fish: 45%
  • Uncommon fish: 40%
  • Rare fish: 10%
  • Legendary fish: 5% or less
  • Number of fish: 30
  • Fish respawn time: 15 minutes

2-star fishing areas

  • Common fish: nothing
  • Uncommon fish: 65%
  • Rare fish: 30%
  • Legendary fish: 5% or less
  • Number of fish: 20
  • Fish respawn time: 35 minutes

3-star fishing areas

  • Common fish: nothing
  • Uncommon fish: 20%
  • Rare fish: 70%
  • Legendary Fish: 10% or less
  • Number of fish: 10
  • Fish respawn time: 45 minutes

You will need to have fishing level 200 to be able to see the 3-star fishing spots, and even so, many do not appear on the map until you physically find them (you can look for them with the interactive map, of course).

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