How to Fish in AC Valhalla: Step-by-step guide

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Like any open-world games out there, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla lets you interact with elements outside of the main storyline and you can even explore the depths of deep water to find and catch fishes. Throughout the game, you will run into different bodies of water, some that you can sail through but most importantly, catch yourself a fish for supper and get rewards.

In this post, we’ll help you figure out how you can fish in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the various fishes you can catch, rewards you may get in exchange for catching fishes, and tips to make the most of fishing within the game.

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How to unlock fishing in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

When you want to lazy around in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and want to do something other than complete story quests within the game, you can take part in fishing in any water body you can find inside the map. Fishing refreshes your mind in-between quests and challenges, gets you rewards, increases your survival, and lets you catch rare and legendary fishes in AC Valhalla.

While fishing in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a pretty simple activity to learn, you need to cast a fishing line that will only be available to you when you build a Fishing Hut.

You can build a Fishing Hut in your settlement at Ravensthorpe. The option to build a fishing hut in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla can only be unlocked when you obtain rank 2 with your settlement.

One Fishing Hut can be built with 45 units of Raw Materials and 600 Supplies. Once your hut is built, you’ll find a young lad named Arth who will tell you about the different fishes you can catch and what you may get in exchange for those fishes.

A fishing line will appear in your inventory when a Fishing Hut is fully constructed and now you can proceed to start fishing.

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How to start fishing in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Once you have unlocked a fishing line in your inventory after building a Fishing Hut, you can now go to any body of water that’s around you. There will at least be one type of fish to catch across any source of water that you find in England or Norway.

You can fish along the coast or riverside by standing on land or go to a deep water body using a boat. Yes, you can fish when within a boat, as well.

Now, open Eivor’s action wheel to open up your inventory by hitting down on the D-Pad on your controller. When the action wheel appears, select the fishing rope from your inventory.

When the fishing rope is out, press the L2/LT to aim where you want to throw the rope. You can then cast the fishing line onto the water by pressing R2/RT on your controller.

Now, all you need to do is wait for the fish to approach your hook like you would in real life. You will be able to spot when a fish is approaching through its reflections and shadows on the water.

When the fish takes the bait, you will feel your controller vibrate. That’s the indication that you need to hook your fishing rope in. You can hook your rope by pressing R2/RT on your controller.

To pull the fishing rope, you need to keep smashing the X/A button on your controller repeatedly.

The fish will try to break free and escape the hook once it’s stuck. To avoid that from happening, you need to control the direction you reel the fish in using the left joystick. This is an important aspect because if you’re pulling the rope in the opposite direction to where the fish is swimming, the rope might break and the fish can thus, escape.

Unfortunately, no two fish act alike and you will have to put up with different levels of resistance of all the fishes that you may find in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla by mashing X/A at various speeds.

There you go! That’s how you can catch a fish in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

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Types of Fish and where you can find them

You can catch a total of 19 different types of fishes in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, some of which are exclusive to Norway while others can only be caught in locations around England.

Here’s a list of all the fishes you can find in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla:

Type of Fish Where you can find them
Halibut Coastal regions of Grantebridgescire, East Anglia, Lincolnscire, Eurvicscire
Shad Coastal regions of Grantebridgescire, East Anglia, Lincolnscire, Eurvicscire
Haddock Coastal regions of East Anglia, Eurvicscire, Lincolnscire
Cod Coastal regions of Essexe, East Anglia, Cent
Perch Rivers of Ledecestrescire, Grantebridgescire, East Anglia, Oxenefordscire, Sciropescire, Lincolnscire, Eurvicscire, Snotinghamscire
Eel Rivers of Ledecestrescire, Grantebridgescire, East Anglia, Oxenefordscire, Sciropescire
Bullhead Rivers of Sciropescire, Essexe, Lincolnscire, Eurvicscire, Glowecestrescire, Snotinghamscire, Ledecestrescire, Grantebridgescire, East Anglia, Oxnefordscire
Brown Trout Rivers of Eurvicscire, Glowecestrescire, Snotinghamscire, Ledecestrescire, Sciropescire, Lincolnscire
Flatfish Coastal regions of Cent, Essexe, Suthsexe, Hamtunscire
Bream Coastal regions of Cent, Essexe, Suthsexe, Hamtunscire
Bollock Rivers of Cent, Essexe, Suthsexe, Hamtunscire
Burbot Rivers of Cent, Suthsexe, Hamtunscire, Oxenefordscire, Sciropescire, Glowecestrescire
Salmon Rivers of Lincolnscire, Eurvicscire, Snotinghamscire
Grey Trout Rivers of Cent, Essexe, Suthsexe, Hamtunscire
Sturgeon Seas and rivers around Cent, Suthsexe, Hamtunscire
Redfish Seas of Rygjafylke & Hordafylke (in Norway)
Mackerel Seas of Rygjafylke & Hordafylke (in Norway)
Hake Seas of Rygjafylke & Hordafylke (in Norway)
Arctic Char Seas of Rygjafylke & Hordafylke (in Norway)

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What do you get for catching fishes?

You may recall a young man named Arth who you may greet at the Fishing hut you built earlier. Arth and his grandfather are enthusiastic about any kind of fish you can find in rivers or seas.

When you bring the fishes you caught to Arth, you wouldn’t get any money but will be rewarded with items that can help upgrade your weapons or change the appearance of your character within the game.

In addition to restoring your HP, you can get any of the following rewards for fishes you bring to Arth:

  • Raw materials to improve weapons
  • Runs
  • Tattoos

Arth demands that he’s brought the following deliveries so that you may earn special rewards. These include:

  • The Farmer’s Feast
  • Valka’s Brew
  • Feeding the Birds
  • Pesce Offering
  • A Historic Meal
  • Reda’s Lucky Fish
  • Flavor!
  • Putrefaction
  • Eydis’ Surprise
  • Smorgasboard
  • Sword and Fishery
  • Cat attractor
  • Cold Storage
  • Honey Trap

Tips to get the best fishing experience in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

While we have summarized what you may need and should follow to catch fishes in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, we are providing you with the following tips that you may benefit from fishing in England and Norway.

  • Cast your fishing line toward a deeper point of the sea/river
  • Use a boat to get to the middle of a water body where it’s the deepest
  • Spot a nearby fish using Odin’s vision
  • You can also use Odin’s vision to determine how far a fish is from your hook
  • Meditate using Eivor on the coast or the boat to pass the time so that the fish start appearing in your location
  • You can reveal newer types of fishes by moving across the map using fast travel points

That’s all we can tell you about fishing in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. 

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