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Fishing Pole: New World Gathering Tool Guide

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Fishing Pole: New World Gathering Tool Guide
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The Fishing Pole in New World is an essential tool for those who have chosen to focus on Fishing, as well as Cooking.

Fishing Pole: New World Gathering Tool Guide

The Fishing Pole is one of the most essential tools in New World, as it's needed to gather the resources needed to advance your Cooking skill, among others. It's even crucial in the advancement of Settlements.

Here's how to get hold of the Fishing Pole, along with what resources can be gathered and the professions that use it as a base tool.

Fishing Pole: Types & Level

Just like with weapons, tools also have different tiers. The higher your level, the better the tools you can equip.

There are five different tiers for the Fishing Pole, each with increasing bonuses:

Tier I - Wooden Fishing Pole

12m Max Cast Distance

27.5 Tension Recovered Per Second

Tier II - Treated Wood Fishing Pole

25% Higher Fish Rarity Chance

14m Max Cast Distance

30 Tension Recovered Per Second

Tier III - Aged Wood Fishing Pole

75% Higjer Fish Rarity Chance

16m Max Cast Distance

32.5 Tension Recovered Per Second

Tier IV - Wyrdwood Fishing Pole

100% Higher Fish Rarity Chance

18m Max Cast Distance

35 Tension Recovered Per Second

Tier V - Ironwood Fishing Pole

125% Higher Fish Rarity Chance

20m Max Cast Distance

37.5 Tension Recovered Per Second

New World Fishing Hotspots Guide: How they work

Budding fishermen of Aeternum will want to head to special Fishing Hotspots, where you'll find more rare and valuable fish. This guide shows you where to look.

How to obtain a Fishing Pole?

Fishing Poles can be obtained from the following:

  • Crafting at a camp
  • Crafting at a crafting station in a settlement
  • As rewards for completing quests
  • Drops from enemies
  • From the Trading Post

Be mindful that only Tier 1 tools can be made within your camp.

The best way to get the better Fishing Poles is through the Workshop, which will require Engineering. We don't recommend spending money on them at Trading Posts unless you have money to burn.

Improving the Fishing Pole

There are two ways you can improve your fishing prowess. One is through the many Perks that can be baked into Fishing Poles or other gear, the other is through the use of Bait.

Fishing-related Perks

There are a vast number of Perks that can boost various aspects of your fishing capabilities, such as increasing chances of rare fish and improving cast distance.

Fishing Pole Perks

Perk Family

Bonus

Lucky Day
(I, II, III)

Boosts chances of catching

better fish during daytime

Lucky Night

(I, II, III)

Boosts chances of catching

better fish during nighttime

Sturdy

(I, II, III)

Increased Fishing Pole durability

Saltwaters Brawn
(I, II, III, IV)

Increased Line Strength in saltwater

Freshwaters Brawn
(I, II, III, IV)

Increased Line Strength in freshwater

Suns Reach
(I, II, III, IV)

Increased Cast Distance during daytime

Moons Reach
(I, II, III, IV)

Increased Cast Distance during nighttime

Daytime Colossus

(I, II, III)

Increased chance of catching

larger fish during daytime

Nighttime Colossus

(I, II, III)

Increased chance of catching

larger fish during daytime

Saltwater Colossus

(I, II, III)

Increased chance of catching

larger fish in saltwater

Freshwater Colossus

(I, II, III)

Increased chance of catching

larger fish in freshwater

Armor Perks

There are three categories of Perk you can add to your Armor.

  • Fishing Colossus (I, II, III) -- Boosts chances of catching larger fish
  • Lucky Waters (I, II, III) -- Boosts chances of catching better fish
  • Fishing Reach (I, II, III) -- Boosts Cast Distance

Of course, you could always go for one of the best Fishing Poles in the game...

New World Fishing Quest Guide: Obtain a Legendary Fishing Pole

There's a lengthy quest chain in New World that's exclusively for fishing enthusiasts, which rewards you with gear that offers bonuses to the skill. Is it worth it? Our guide reveals all.

Using Bait

Adding Bait to your Pole when fishing will increase your chances of catching bigger and better fish, especially in Fishing Hotspots.

Check out our guide on Fishing for more information.

New World: Fishing Guide

A gathering skill that will help you hunt down fish and other key resources, here's all you need to know about Fishing in Amazon's New World.

Resources gathered with the Fishing Pole

New World

There are three categories of items you can fish up with your Fishing Pole.

Fish speak for themselves - aquatic creatures that are key in many Cooking recipes. To turn your catches into Fish Filets, Fish Oil and other important ingredients, simply Salvage your catches.

You can get some pretty rare resources this way, too, which are used not only in Cooking, but Arcana too.

Treasure Chests are a rare drop, and can house Gemstones, Metal Ingots, and Gold. Use bait on Hotspots for a better chance at landing one of these beauties!

Junk is exactly that. You might fish up a tattered boot or an old oar. These serve no purpose other than being Salvaged for parts.

Check out our guide to what fish you can catch.

New World Fishing Guide: List of Fish & Locations

This guide helps you find all the fish in Amazon's new MMO, New World -- whether common or rare, large or small.

New World Leveling Guide: How to farm XP and reach max level faster

Leveling is a a big part of any MMO, and New World doesn't make it easy with long quest chains and plentiful settlement tasks. We've put together this guide to help you reach max level quickly.

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