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Sea of Stars – The Complete Fishing Guide

Sea of Stars is a love letter to classic JRPGs and I think we can all agree that the best part about an RPG is the side quests. In this case, Sea of Stars has an extra fishing mechanic which I’m definitely here for. You’ll be fishing throughout your adventure but for the most part, the game doesn’t really get into the specifics of actually fishing. This mini-game is crucial to having a healthy supply of food to cook with at bonfires, as well as to complete a key side-quest early in the game.

So in this guide, we’ll go through all the ins and outs of fishing, how to fish, the various fishing locations and more.


How To Start Fishing

Sea of Stars fishing guide | How to catch fish easily

Fishing in the Sea of Stars works similarly to other fishing mini-games and I guess fishing in real life. But don’t quote me on that I’m not actually a fisherwoman. It involves these key simple steps:

  1. Cast your rod into a body of water where you can see fish swimming around
  2. Then hit te action key to lower your hook/lure.
  3. Fish are pretty eager to get caught in this game so it shouldn’t be too long until a shadow will grab onto your hook.
  4. Once you’ve hooked a fish reel it in with the action button while keeping it in the light blue water by going left or right.
  5. If the line blinks red it means your fishing line is about to snap. You can then let go of the action button and let the fish calm down while still steering it in the light blue water.
  6. Attempt to reel it again and once it gets close to you will jump out and you can hit the action button to stun it.
  7. Once the fish is with you, then you’ve caught it!
Sea of Stars fishing guide | How to catch fish easily

Tips and Tricks

Here’s a small section to help you out when fishing in Sea of Stars. Note that when you drop the Bobber into the water, it will make a small ring. If you can land this on or very near a fish, it will instantly hook it, so you don’t need to pull or wait for a fish to bite your line.

Additionally, fish occasionally jump out of the water while hooked. If you can press the action button quick enough as they come out of the water, you can stun them for a few seconds, denoted by the stars that appear over them. When they are stunned, they offer no resistance and can be reeled in with no pushback, so try and take advantage of this when you can.


Fishing Gear Upgrades

Sea of Stars takes its fishing mechanic fairly seriously and there is a progression level to the game. Some fish will actually be too difficult for you to catch until you’ve upgraded your fishing gear.

After reaching a certain point in the game, you will unlock access to a fishing shop that will allow you to upgrade your rod, provided you have captured enough fish species to do so. You’ll need to have spent time fishing up different types of fish in order to get the Relics that will make fishing quicker and easier.

Here’s what you can get:

NameDescriptionLocationUnlock Condition
Mithreel RodFish Stamina will deplete faster, making them easier to catch.Found in the fishing shop in Mirth, once you have the building plans and the fisherman moved there.Reward for catching 4 fish species
Stereofilament LineFishing line has more health, taking longer to break.Found in the fishing shop in Mirth, once you have the building plans and the fisherman moved there.Reward for catching 7 fish species

Fishing Locations

Sea of Stars has specific fishing locations where you can catch fish. You’ll know you’re in the right place if you can see fish jumping out of the body of water. There are 23 types of fish to catch in Sea of Stars, here’s where to catch all of them.

FishMaterialFishing Location
Lunar Trout2x FishSunglow Lake (Evermist Island)
Windy Loch (near Stonesmason Outpost)
Lavish Lake (near Port Town of Brisk)
Man o’ War2x SeafoodSunglow Lake
Lavish Lake
Hardshell3x SeafoodWindy Loch Lavish
Lake Settler’s Rest (near Mirth)
Grass Haddock3x FishWindy Loch Lavish
Lake Settler’s Rest
Spectral Eel2x SeafoodHaunted Creek (north of Lucent)
Ghosturgeon2x FishHaunted Creek
Bone Pike3x FishHaunted Creek
Seakjaw3x FishSettler’s Rest
Crimson Bass3x FishSettler’s Rest
Watcher’s Pond
Rock ShrimpSulfuric Basin (Basalt Island)
Lava KoiSulfuric Basin
Fluorescent Piranha2x FishWatcher’s Pond
Lake Turquoise (Mesa Island)
Sun Carp3x FishWatcher’s Pond
Viridian Lobster3x SeafoodWatcher’s Pond
Clockwork CrabLake Turquoise
SwordfishLake Turquoise
Ninja StarfishLake Turquoise
Skybound Lagoon (Sky Islands)
Cloud SkateSkybound Lagoon
Sky UrchinSkybound Lagoon
Laser BurbotCerulean Reservoir (on Serai’s island)
Coil FlounderCerulean Reservoir
Cybernardl HermiteCerulean Reservoir
Silicium SpongeCerulean Reservoir

Sea of Stars

Sea of Stars by Sabotage Studio is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

The game is out now on the PlayStation 5|4, Xbox, PC – Steam.


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