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A Trade Skill focused on gathering food materials.
Tools Used Fishing Pole
Material Focus Fish
Crafting Focus Food & Upgrade Materials

Fishing is one of the Trade Skills available in Lost Ark. Trade Skills are non-combat abilities that allow players to gather various resources and materials which are used in Crafting and other applications. Fishing allows players to catch fish from fishing spots. This page covers all information on the Fishing Trade Skill.


Lost Ark Fishing Guide

Players can unlock the Fishing skill along with all other Trade Skills by completing the chain of Guide Quests beginning with Crown of Lakebar in Lakebar Village. Following this quest chain, Fishing is unlocked shortly after Mining, when you are asked to gather food for a feast.

Unlike the other Trade Skills, Fishing does not have traditional material nodes. Instead, look for fishing spots in bodies of water denoted by a fish hook icon fishing nodes icon trade skills lost ark wiki guide where you can begin fishing. From here, switch to Trade Skills mode (default key'B') and press 'E' to use the Float Fishing ability, casting your line in the water. After a while, a fish will float towards your lure and eventually drag it underwater. Press the skill button again to catch the fish once this happens. Fish caught this way function much like the gathering nodes of other Trade Skills. The type of materials available from caught fish will depend on a few factors:

  • All nodes will give a Common material, with a chance of getting Uncommon and Rare materials.
  • The chance to obtain Uncommon or Rare materials increases with Trade Skill level, certain bonuses on the tool used or by harvesting from a Mysterious variant of the node. Special Trade Skill abilities can also increase the chance of yielding rarer materials.
  • Uncommon materials vary depending on the node.
  • Rare materials vary depending on the location, instead of the node type. For example, for Mining, Iron veins in Yorn will yield different Rare materials compared to Iron veins in Punika. This also applies to Fishing and its nodes.

Leveling up in Fishing will eventually allow you to set Barrel traps in the water which functions similarly to Hunting traps, allowing you to passively gather fish. Materials obtained from Fishing is primarily used in crafting Food as well as Upgrade Materials for equipment.

Unlike other Trade Skills, fishing can be done completely stationary and in the same spot. Your ability to fish is limited only by your available Work Energy, a special resource used to perform Trade Skill actions. Work Energy has a cap of 10,000 and regenerates at a rate of ~30 Energy every 10 minutes.


Fishing Tools in Lost Ark

Fishing requires the use of a Fishing Tool in order to gather materials. Tools can be acquired in many different ways including purchasing from Vendors, Crafting, or received as a reward from Quests and other activities.

When a Trade Skill tool is acquired, it will randomly 'roll' Bonuses which grant special effects when using the tool. Rarity increases the amount of Bonuses that can roll onto a tool when acquired, starting from 1 Bonus with Uncommon tools and up to 5 Bonuses with Relic tools. Each Bonus also has a degree of effectiveness, which is also randomly rolled. See the list on the right for the types of Bonuses available to Fishing Tools. 

Each tool also comes with a Durability meter which is depleted every time its respective Trade Skill is used. A tool's durability can be repaired using Silver. However, this will also reduce its Maximum Durability with each subsequent repair. Tools can be sharpened to recover their Max Durability by using Craftsman Tokens purchased with Blue Crystals at the Cash Shop. This is not recommended during the early stages and any Tokens you acquire should be reserved for when you get a higher tier tool that rolls great Bonuses.

Fishing Tool Bonuses

The following Bonuses can randomly be rolled onto a Fishing Tool when it is acquired. How many of them are rolled depends on the tool's Rarity. The degree of effectiveness is also rolled randomly:

  • Increased Basic Reward drop rate
  • Increased Rare Material drop rate
  • Increased chance for Special Rewards
  • Reduces chance of tool durability loss
  • Increased Float Fishing speed
  • Reduced minigame difficulty
  • Increased minigame rewards


Lost Ark Fishing Abilities

The following Abilities are unlocked as you level up in Fishing:

  • Float Fishing (Lv. 1; Active Ability) - Allows you to cast your line in water, luring fish towards it.
  • Throw Bait (Lv. 10; Active Ability) - Increases the chance for rare Golden fish to appear
  • Barrel Fishing (Lv. 20; Active Ability) - Allows you to set a barrel trap in the water, passively gathering fish for harvest. You can continue to actively fish while the trap is set, increasing your overall yield over time.
  • Net Casting (Lv. 30; Active Ability) - Uses 5 stacks of your Off the Hook buff gained randomly while fishing to catch lots of fish at once.

The following abilities are the Mastery Skills available to Fishing. They are unlocked and upgraded as your Fishing level increases:

  • Fish Appraisal
  • Fishing Craftsman
  • Fishing Master


Fishing Gathered Materials in Lost Ark

The following are all materials gathered via the Fishing skill. Also listed are each material's usage, location and other related info.

  • Info to be added


Fishing Notes & Tips

  • Notes & Tips go here


All Trade Skills in Lost Ark
Excavating  ♦  Foraging  ♦  Hunting  ♦  Logging  ♦  Mining


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