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Palia – The Complete Fishing Guide

Palia is out now in closed beta! And for all of you still waiting on your invites or the open beta, don’t worry it should be out tomorrow, the 10th of August 2023. For those of you already in this fantasy MMORPG you’re probably still orienting yourself, meeting all the villagers and upgrading your skills.

In our previous article, we’ve listed all eight skills currently out in Palia. These are skills that can be upgraded the more you do them and include: Foraging, Gardening, Hunting, Cooking, Mining, Fishing, Insect Catching and Furniture Making. To get started on any of these skills simply follow the quests that you’re assigned to at the beginning of the game and then keep working on them to level up.

That’s pretty much how skill levelling works in a nutshell. But in this article, we’re going to dive deeper into the mechanics of fishing in Palia, upgradeable fishing rods, fish locations and more.

Disclaimer: Palia is currently out in Beta mode, as such information in this guide is subject to changes and additions. We’ll be adding more to this guide as the game updates!


How To Start Fishing

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To begin fishing, head on over to the Pier on the bottom right side of Kilima. Here you’ll generally find Einar a golem who is our resident Fishing Skill Master. He will provide you with a Basic Fishing Rod to get started and task you immediately with catching a fish.

Equip your rod using “R” and head to any body of water to toss it in by holding down the LMB. Wait for a bit and you’ll eventually get a bite, once you do hiy the LMB again to begin reeling the fish in. Reeling the fish is a little minigame of keeping the fish between the two green lines around it. As you reel move your mouse left or right to keep it in the space.

More difficult fish can jump out of the water, causing them to leave the area between the green lines. If a fish moves out of the area, the bar below the fishing line will start to deplete. Once a fish is gone out of the area too long you’ll end up losing the catch.

Note: If you catch the fish when the bar is full, you’ll get a Perfect Catch bonus which will sometimes reward you with some ‘Renown’. You’ll also get Renown for each new fish species that you catch.


Levelling Up Your Fishing Skill

You’ll gain experience in your fishing skill by catching fish. The type of fish you catch will also influence the amount of experience you earn to level up your fishing skill. As you level up, you can unlock more features and benefits. Once you meet specific level requirements, you can go back to Einar and check if he has upgraded items, and equipment such as bait, and cooking recipes.


Fishing Upgrades

As your fishing skill level increases, you’ll have access to a host of new fishing upgrades including – Bait, Fishing Rods and Fishing Accessories that will give you access to new types of fish and make catching fish easier. These recipes can be bought from Einar and crafted at your worktable.



Fish will vary depending on location, time of day, and what bait is being used. Right now in Palia, there are only two types of bait available: Worms and Glow Worms. Bait allows you to catch different, more difficult fish.

To use bait while fishing, equip your fishing rod with R and then click RMB to open the bait menu. Select the bait you want by clicking on it and then clicking the RMB to close the menu.


Fishing Rod

At Fishing Level 3, Einar will be able to offer you plans for other Fishing Rods. As you further increase your skill, he’ll unlock more rod plans for you to purchase. These rods are crafted at the workbench.

Fishing RodFishing LvlRecipe Cost In StoreCrafting Recipe
Makeshift RodGifted by Einar
Standard RodLvl. 3250g1x Makeshift Rod
20x Sapwood Plank
5x Copper Bar
Fine RodLvl. 61500g1x Standard Rod
10x Heartwood Plank
5x Iron Bar
Exquisite RodLvl. 93000g1x Fine Rod
5x Flow-Infused Plank
2x Palium Bar

Fishing Accessories

After upgrading your Fishing Level, Einar will begin to sell Fishing Accessory Recipes at his Fishing Hut. The first accessory crafted will automatically be equipped. After that, you’ll need to open the character panel (C) to equip a different accessory.

AccessoryFishing LvlDescriptionCost In StoreCrafting Recipe
Minor Rod Health BoosterSlightly increases fishing rod health when equipped.20x Plant Fiber
1x Copper Bar
3x Sernuk Hide
Tuning ForkLvl. 8Allows you to track fishing nodes for 15 minutes.2500g1x Any Rare Fish
3x Glass Bulb
1x Copper Bar
Major Hook Time BoosterLvl. 10Significantly decreases time to hook a fish when equipped.5 Fishing Medals
Major Rod Recovery BoosterLvl. 10Significantly increases fishing rod health recovery rate when equipped.5 Fishing Medals
Major Safe Zone Size BoosterLvl. 10Significantly increases fishing safe zone size when equipped.5 Fishing Medals
Major Safe Zone Speed BoosterLvl. 10Significantly increases fishing safe zone speed when equipped.5 Fishing Medals


AccessoryFishing LvlDescriptionCost In StoreCrafting Recipe
Fisherman’s BrewLvl. 5This suspicious drink has a strange odour that can only be described as ‘mossy’, but Einar swears by it. Buffs Fishing reticle size for a short time.Campfire
1x Emerald Carpet Moss
1x Crystal Lake Lotus

Fish Locations


FishTime of DayBaitRairtySell Price
Calico KoiAll DayNoneCommon23
Cantankerous KoiDay, NightNoneUncommon50
CloudfishMorning, DayGlow WormRare210
Fairy CarpMorning, EveningWormRare145
Giant GoldfishAll DayGlow WormEpic410
Kilima CatfishAll DayWormCommon39
Mirror CarpAll DayWormUncommon75
Mottled GobiAll DayGlow WormCommon85
MudminnowAll DayNoneCommon23
Orange BluegillAll DayWormCommon39
Scarlet KoiAll DayGlow WormCommon85
Stalking CatfishEvening, NightGlow WormUncommon125

Kilima Village: Rivers

FishTime of DayBaitRaritySell Price
Channel CatfishAll DayNoneUncommon47
Crucian CarpAll DayGlow WormCommon80
Energized PiranhaAll DayWormRare135
Flametongue RayMorning, DayGlow WormEpic
Freshwater EelEvening, NightWormUncommon70
Golden SalmonMorning, DayWormUncommon35
Indigo LampreyEvening, NightGlow WormUncommon115
Kenil’s CarpAll DayGlow WormRare205
Kilima GreylingAll DayGlow WormUncommon115
Platinum ChadAll DayGlow WormCommon80
Radiant SunfishAll DayWormRare135
Rainbow TroutAll DayNoneUncommon47
Red-Bellied PiranhaAll DayWormCommon35
Silver SalmonEvening, NightNoneCommon21
Spotted BullheadAll DayNoneCommon21
SticklebackMorning, DayWormUncommon70
Striped DaceAll DayNoneUncommon21

Kilima Lake

FishTime of DayBaitRaritySell Price
Alligator GarAll DayGlow WormCommon80
Ancient FishAll DayGlow WormEpic410
Beluga SturgeonAll DayGlow WormCommon80
Enchanted PupfishAll DayGlow WormUncommon115
Giant Kilima StingrayMorning, EveningGlow WormEpic
GillyfinAll DayNoneCommon20
Largemouth BassAll DayWormCommon33
Midnight PaddlefishNightGlow WormRare185
Painted PerchAll DayWormCommon33
Prism TroutMorning, DayWormUncommon60
ShimmerfinAll DayWormRare130
Smallmouth BassAll DayWormCommon33
Striped SturgeonEvening, NightWormUncommon60

Bahari Bay: River

FishTime of DayBaitRaritySell Price
Bahari PikeAll DayGlow WormCommon80
ChubAll DayGlow WormUncommon115
Cutthroat TroutAll DayWormUncommon70
Fathead MinnowAll DayGlow WormCommon80
Honey LoachDay, NightGlow WormUncommon115
Kilima RedfinAll DayWormCommon35
Oily AnchovyAll DayWormCommon35
PaddlefishMorning, Day, EveningWormUncommon70
Rosy BitterlingAll DayNoneCommon21
Silvery MinnowAll DayNoneCommon21
StormrayMorning, EveningGlow WormRare205
Swordfin EelAll DayGlow WormEpic375
Thundering EelAll DayWormRare135
Willow LampreyNightWormRare135
Yellow PerchAll DayNoneCommon21

Bahari Bay: Coast

FishTime of DayBaitRaritySell Price
Bahari BassAll DayNoneCommon23
Bahari BreamAll DayWormCommon39
BarracudaEvening, NightNoneUncommon50
Black Sea BassAll DayGlow WormCommon85
Blue MarlinAll DayWormRare145
Blue Spotted RayMorning, Day, EveningGlow WormRare210
Bluefin TunaAll DayWormCommon39
Cactus MorayDay, NightGlow WormUncommon125
Long Nosed Unicorn FishDayGlow WormEpic410
Ribbontail RayMorning, EveningWormUncommon75
SardineAll DayNoneCommon23
Yellowfin TunaAll DayGlow WormCommon85

Bahari Bay: Caves

FishTime of DayBaitRaritySell Price
Albino EelAll DayWormCommon35
Bat RayAll DayWormUncommon75
BlobfishAll DayGlow WormCommon75
Crimson FangtoothAll DayGlow WormUncommon115
Eyeless MinnowAll DayNoneCommon20
Hypnotic MorayAll DayGlow WormRare205
Mutated AnglerAll DayWormRare145
StonefishAll DayGlow WormCommon80
Umbran CarpAll DayNoneUncommon47
Void RayAll DayGlow WormEpic375


Palia by Singularity 6 is a free-to-play cosy fantasy MMORPG inspired by Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley. The game will be out on PC for closed beta on August 2nd 2023 and open beta on August 10th 2023, sign up here to get registered!

The game is expected to come out on the Nintendo Switch in Winter 2023.