Genshin Impact Fishing Guide: How To Fish, Locations, Bait

Genshin Impact Fishing

Fishing is the new mechanic that has been added to Genshin Impact. You need to fish in order to get The Catch and you can even use fish to get rewards and make food. In this Genshin Impact guide, we are going to go over how you can go fishing and tell you where you can find specific fish.

Fishing In Genshin Impact

Before you can start fishing in the game, there are a couple of things that you need to do. Make sure that you have completed the Serenitea Pot questline and have it unlocked. If you have already done that then check out your quest log and look for the world quest called Exploding Population.

Talk to Katheryne in Mondstadt and you will need to do a couple of tasks in order to start the Genshin Impact fishing tutorial. Once you have completed the quest, you will unlock fishing and get your first fishing rod. Now you can head out and fish anywhere that you like.

Fishing Spots And Bait

Most of the fishing spots have the same fish depending on the time of day that you visit the spots. Some fish only spawn in the day while others spawn at night. Once you have farmed them, they take 3 days to respawn. You should take advantage of the current fishing event in order to farm as much fish as possible. The following are the different kinds of baits that you need to catch the different kinds of fish in the game:

Fish Name Bait Needed
Rusty Koi Fake Fly
Aizen Medaka Fruit Paste 
Crystalfish  Fruit Paste 
Tea-colored Shirakodai False Worm
Dawncatcher Fruit Paste 
Pufferfish Fake Fly
Bitter Pufferfish Fake Fly
Venomspine Fish Redrot
Akai Maou Redrot
Snowstrider Redrot
Sweet-flower Medaka Fruit Paste
Golden Koi Fake Fly
Brown Shirakodai False Worm
Betta Redrot


While most of these fish are common and can be found in any fishing spot, there are some fish that only spawn under specific conditions and in specific locations. Snowstrider can be found in the lake north of the Starglow Cavern in Dragonspine. Abiding Angelfish can be found in the lake on Mt. Aocang. Raimei Angelfish can be found near the shipwreck east of the Tatarasuna in Inazuma from 18:00 to 6:00.

This is what you need to know about fishing in Genshin Impact. To learn more about the game check out our guide on all the materials that you are going to need to level up Kokomi.

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