Genshin Impact Fishing Guide | How to Catch Fish

Genshin Impant 2.1 has introduced much-waited fishing Gameplay. This is a step-by-step guide on how to catch fish in the latest Inazuma Genshin Impact 2.1 patch.

Fishing System Unlock Criteria

To unlock fishing in Genshin Impant 2.1, Travelers need to full fill these two conditions:
1. Unlock the Serenitea Pot System
2. Complete the quest “Exploding Population

Serenitea Pot System – Most players should have unlocked the ‘Serenitea Pot’ by now, as it was added long ago with Genshin Impact’s 1.5 update, which powers the housing system and allows players to decorate plots.

Exploding Population – It is a world quest in Genshin Impact 2.1. Completing this quest will grant you access to the Fishing System Gameplay, which will allow you to play and collect new fish species. You can click on the above link to see Exploding population walkthrough.

Fishing Gameplay Overview

After the cutscene moves a little bit toward the water edge where you see ripples in the water. Below are the steps on how to prepare select bait and Fish rod and how to hook a fish successfully. After catching the first fish successfully go back and speak with Nantuck again to start a cut scene.

If you see ripples in a nearby water body, this means that it is a Fishing Point (prompt). Get close to the Fishing point and interact with it to start fishing. I have attached a screenshot for reference. Each fishing point will be refreshed every 3 days, during this period alteration between day and night will influence the appearance of fish.

Different water bodies contain different species of fish. While preparing for fish you can view the species that can be a catch here and select appropriate road and bait.

#1 Make a Bait

Traveler can make bait at the crafting bench.

#2 Select the appropriate Fishing Rod and bait

You then need to select your rod and bait. Different fishes are attached to a different kind of bait. While preparing for fish you can view the species that can be a catch here and select appropriate road and bait. Using the appropriate fishing rod of the area increases the chance of catching a fish.
From your inventory select Weapon > Gadget > Wildernedd Rod

#3 Cast your line and keep track of your fishing progress

Once correct fishing rod and bait are selected. Hold the cast button to enter aiming mode. Let go of the said button to flick the bait and hook out. If the hook lands too far then it may not attract the fish greatly. if it falls too near then fish will get shocked and will flee. When the fish are on-hook, press the raised hook button before the fish might eat the bait and flee.

Once the fish is caught in the hook, the fish will start to struggle. When fish enters a struggling state you can release the fish button to adjust the fishing line tension and keep it in the yellow ideal tension zone.

Fishing progress will only increase if you stay in the ideal zone otherwise it will drop. Once the progress is full, you will have successfully caught the fish. This new update and introduce new fishing pins that travelers can use to record fishing location on the map

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