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My Time At Sandrock – The Complete Sandfishing Guide (Updated)

We’ve been loving My Time At Sandrock the latest life sim game from Pathea Games. For players of My Time At Portia, or even Stardew Valley and Story of Seasons the game’s mechanics are going to seem very familiar to you. That is except for the fact that there’s fishing in a desert?? How does one do that do you ask? Well in Sandrock the locals love a good ole sandfish! And in this guide, we’re going to show you everything you need to know to rustle up those varmints. From how to fish, where to fish and what to do with those fish when you got ’em! So follow along here for our fishin’ guide.

Disclaimer: My Time At Sandrock is still in Early Access and as such this information is subject to change. We’ll be adding more to this guide as the game updates.

   

How To Sandfish

Sandrock is a place without water so how does one go fishing you may ask? Well by fishing through the sand. There are five different fishing spots around Sandrock where you’ll need to use a Sandfish Trap to fish. The Sandfish Trap is a claw machine-like device that scoops up the fish from the sand.

Here is how to catch fish in My Time at Sandrock.

  1. Much like fishing, you’ll need to select some bait to lure fish out.
  2. Use the mouse to aim and left-click to toss some bait out. The bait will slowly sink into the sand and eventually disappear over time.
  3. Fish will approach the bait and stop to eat it. That’s when you can start fishing.
  4. Next, select the sandfish trap and hold left-click, and the mouse to aim the trap. Aim it over a fish which will be highlighted if aimed properly.
  5. Release the left click to deploy the trap before the fish flees. (Other fish nearby will panic and flee from the bait once the trap is deployed.)

Whether or not the player catches the fish, stamina and bait are consumed and time passes.

 

How To Get The Sandfish Trap

Early on in the game, the handsome proprietor of the Blue Moon Saloon, Owen is going to send you a letter requesting some Sand Carp. With it comes a helpful Recipe for making the Basic Sandfish Trap.

Most of these items can be made fairly easily from basic resources at your Workshop. But if you haven’t gotten the Thick Rope Recipe yet, you’ll need to pick it up at the Commerce Guild.

This Basic Sandfish Trap is the first Sandfishing tool you’re going to be able to get. Later on, you’ll be able to unlock the Advanced Sandfish Trap and Professional Sandfish Trap. With them, you’ll be able to catch bigger fish and several fish simultaneously, as their ‘Catch Radius’ will considerably improve.

 

All Sandfish Traps

Sandfish TrapRecipeMaterialsCatch RadiusMax Fish per Catch
BasicWorld of Sandfishing Mission2x Copper Bars
2x Wooden Stick
1x Thick Rope
0.302
AdvancedBuy from Commerce Guild Store 3x Steel Bars
1x Bronze Stick
2x Copper Wire
0.503
ProfessionalBuy from Commerce Guild Store 5x Magnesium Aluminium Alloy
2x Transmission Shaft
2x Iron Wire
0.704
 

Types Of Bait

Apart from the Sandfishing Trap, the second thing you’re going to need to catch fish is bait. Bait brings the fish to the surface and holds them still long enough for you to catch them.

Each bait will attempt to attract 4 waves of fish in turn, at 1-second intervals. The later the wave, the higher the rarity. Each type of bait has a maximum number of attracted fish number. When a bait attracts the maximum number of fish, it will stop attracting subsequent waves.

BaitObtainFish Attracted
Sandworm• Found on the ground in the Eufaula Desert
• Buy at the Wandering Y Store
• Send a Pet to Collect Water
Sand Carp
Sandacuda
Large Sand Carp
Sandfish King
Sandrice• Gathered from Sandrice plants in Sandrock
Plant and Farm at Workshop
Sandacuda
Large Sandacuda
Sandacuda King
Sand Carp
Scorpster• Found on the ground in the Eufaula Desert, Shonash Canyon Bridge and Gecko Station Ruins
• Send a Pet to Collect Water
Horned Adder
Sand Snake
Large Horned Adder
Horned Adder King
Large Lungfish
Bran Bait• Craft at a Blender Lvl 1 – 2x Flour, 2x Rice, 1x Water
Shellipede• Found on the ground in the Badlands, Valley of Whisper or The BendDesert Mudfish
Horned Adder
Large Desert Mudfish
Desert Mudfish King
ChestnutPlant and Farm at Workshop
• Buy at Moisture Farm
Sand Snake
Lungfish
Large Lungfish
Lungfish King
Fine Rice Bait
Royal Bait
 

Sandfish And Their Locations

There are five sandfishing spots around Sandrock, with some being only able to be accessed later in the game. Each of the fishing spots will attract a different type of fish and require different types of bait and sandfish traps.

 

Paradise Lost

The first and easiest to access fishing spot can be found near the Wild Yakmel Habitat or beside the entrance to Paradise Lost Hazardous Ruins and Eufaula Salvage Shop.

The Wild Yakmel nearby will not attack unless provoked, allowing the player to sandfish peacefully.

FishBaitSell Price
Sand CarpSandworm
Sandrice
6
Large Sand CarpSandworm10
Sandfish KingSandworm2750
SandacudaSandworm
Sandrice
14
Large SandacudaSandrice24
Sandacuda KingSandrice3125
 

Wandering Y Ranch

This fishing spot can be found between Rockyenaroll Habitat and the northern cliff of Wandering Y Ranch near the other bridge out of Sandrock. Rockyenarolls are hostile and can be dangerous to a low-level player.

FishBaitSell Price
Sand CarpSandworm6
Large Sand CarpSandworm10
Sandfish KingSandworm2750
SandacudaSandworm14
LungfishBran Bait8
 

Eufaula Desert

This fishing spot can be found near the Yakmel Stations in the Eufaula Desert, west of the Shonash Canyon Bridge. You’ll only get access to this spot after repairing the Shonash Bridge; during the ‘Get Con-yak-ted’ mission.

A Yakmel Station can be installed nearby to fast travel here. (This spot is the safest yet the furthest place to go sandfishing).

FishBaitSell Price
Horned AdderScorpster
Shellipede
23
Large Horned AdderScorpster38
Horned Adder KingScorpster3125
LungfishChestnut8
Large LungfishScorpster
Chestnut
14
Lungfish KingChestnut2750
Sand SnakeScorpster
Chestnut
6
 

Valley of Whisper

This fishing spot can be found to the southeast in the Eufaula Desert, opposite the Shonash Canyon Bridge. You’ll need to have a high enough combat level to fight or run through this path.

During ‘Clear-the-air’ mission, a Yakmel Station can be installed nearby to fast travel here.

FishBaitSell Price
Desert MudfishShellipede46
Large Desert MudfishShellipede77
Desert Mudfish KingShellipede3500
Horned AdderScorpster
Shellipede
23
Large Horned AdderScorpster38
Horned Adder KingScorpster3125
Large LungfishScorpster
Chestnut
14
Sand SnakeScorpster
Chestnut
6
 

The Bend

FishBaitSell Price
Desert MudfishShellipede46
Large Desert MudfishShellipede77
Desert Mudfish KingShellipede3500
Horned AdderScorpster
Shellipede
23
LungfishChestnut8
Large LungfishScorpster
Chestnut
14
Lungfish KingChestnut2750
Sand SnakeScorpster
Chestnut
6
 

My Time At Sandrock

Travel to the desert community of Sandrock and take on the role of a fledgling Builder. Use your trusty toolset to gather resources, construct machines, and turn your run-down workshop into a well-oiled production facility to save the town from the jaws of economic ruin!

My Time At Sandrock is out now in Early Access on Steam and Epic Games.

 

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