Genshin Impact

Fishing System Guide

Genshin Impact - Fishing System Guide
The Fishing System is a permanent feature about Fishing released in Version 2.1 of Genshin Impact. Learn how to unlock the Fishing System, fish respawn time, and everything else you need to know in this Fishing overview guide!

What is the Fishing System?

Genshin - Fishing System - Catch

Permanent Fishing Feature

The Fishing System is a new gameplay mechanic that was released in Version 2.1. Use Rods and Bait in the many Fishing Spots in Teyvat to catch different types of Fish!
Update 2.1 Release Date & Patch Notes

How to Unlock the Fishing System

Complete the Fishing Quest

You can only start fishing after you unlock the Housing System and complete the ''Exploding Population'' quest. Take a look at our full fishing quest guide here:
Exploding Population Quest Guide

How to Fish in Genshin Impact

Fishing Gameplay Guide

Fishing Gameplay Guide
1 Go to a Fishing Spot.
2 Select the correct bait and fishing rod.
3 Cast your rod and catch fish!

How to Catch Fish

Genshin - Fishing System - How to Catch Fish
After you choose a spot, rod, and bait, cast your line near the fish you want to catch. Once a fish bites, press and hold the fish button to stay in the yellow zone and fill up the fishing meter. You can also use characters with fishing passives, like Thoma, to get a 20% chance at double the fish!
Full Guide to Catching Fish

Where to Fish Genshin Impact

All Fishing Spot Locations

Fishing Spot Maps

Mondstadt

Dragonspine

Northern Liyue

Southern Liyue

Inazuma

Watatsumi

Tsurumi

Enkanomiya

The Chasm

Sumeru Rainforest North

Sumeru Rainforest South

Sumeru Desert

North of Fontaine

South of Fontaine
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Click on the maps to enlarge the images!

For a full list of Fishing Spots, available fish, and spawn times, we recommend checking out our complete Fishing Spot guide:
List of Fishing Spot Locations

List of Fishing Equipment

List of Fishing Bait Guides

Fishing Bait Guides
Genshin - Flashing Maintenance Mek Bait ImageFlashing Maintenance Mek Bait Genshin - Sour Bait ImageSour Bait Genshin - Sugardew Bait ImageSugardew Bait
Genshin - Glowgrass Bait ImageGlowgrass Bait Genshin - Fake Fly Bait ImageFake Fly Bait Genshin - Redrot Bait ImageRedrot Bait
Genshin - Fruit Paste Bait ImageFruit Paste Bait Genshin - False Worm Bait ImageFalse Worm Bait

You can get bait by using a crafting table to make them. Learn how to get all the bait formulas, what fish are needed to buy them, and which fish to use each bait on in our complete guide:
How to Craft and Use Bait

List of Fishing Rod Guides

Fishing Rod Guides
Genshin - Moonstringer ImageMoonstringer Genshin - Narukawa Ukai ImageNarukawa Ukai Genshin - Wishmaker ImageWishmaker
Genshin - Windtangler ImageWindtangler Genshin - Wilderness ImageWilderness Genshin - Serendipity ImageSerendipity
Genshin - Wavepiercer ImageWavepiercer

Learn where to get all fishing rods, what fish are needed to buy them, and which region they're best used for in our guide:
How to Get All Fishing Rods

List of Fish Types

List of Fish Guides

Fish Guides
Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Gold Leader ImageMaintenance Mek - Gold Leader Genshin - Rippling Heartfeather Bass ImageRippling Heartfeather Bass Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Platinum Collection ImageMaintenance Mek - Platinum Collection
Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Situation Controller ImageMaintenance Mek - Situation Controller Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Initial Configuration ImageMaintenance Mek - Initial Configuration Genshin - Divda Ray ImageDivda Ray
Genshin - Formalo Ray ImageFormalo Ray Genshin - Sunset Cloud Angler ImageSunset Cloud Angler Genshin - Sandstorm Angler ImageSandstorm Angler
Genshin - True Fruit Angler ImageTrue Fruit Angler Genshin - Peach of the Deep Waves ImagePeach of the Deep Waves Genshin - Halcyon Jade Axe Marlin ImageHalcyon Jade Axe Marlin
Genshin - Lazurite Axe Marlin ImageLazurite Axe Marlin Genshin - Streaming Axe Marlin ImageStreaming Axe Marlin Genshin - Blazing Heartfeather Bass ImageBlazing Heartfeather Bass
Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Water Body Cleaner ImageMaintenance Mek - Water Body Cleaner Genshin - Medaka ImageMedaka Genshin - Glaze Medaka ImageGlaze Medaka
Genshin - Sweet-Flower Medaka ImageSweet-Flower Medaka Genshin - Aizen Medaka ImageAizen Medaka Genshin - Dawncatcher ImageDawncatcher
Genshin - Crystalfish ImageCrystalfish Genshin - Lunged Stickleback ImageLunged Stickleback Genshin - Betta ImageBetta
Genshin - Venomspine Fish ImageVenomspine Fish Genshin - Akai Maou ImageAkai Maou Genshin - Snowstrider ImageSnowstrider
Genshin - Golden Koi ImageGolden Koi Genshin - Rusty Koi ImageRusty Koi Genshin - Brown Shirakodai ImageBrown Shirakodai
Genshin - Purple Shirakodai ImagePurple Shirakodai Genshin - Tea-Colored Shirakodai ImageTea-Colored Shirakodai Genshin - Abiding Angelfish ImageAbiding Angelfish
Genshin - Raimei Angelfish ImageRaimei Angelfish Genshin - Pufferfish ImagePufferfish Genshin - Bitter Pufferfish ImageBitter Pufferfish

What are the types of Fish?

There are currently two categories for Fish: regular fish and Ornamental Fish. There are also a handful of Fish species: Rays, Medakas, Sticklebacks, Angelfish, Koi, and Pufferfish.

What are Ornamental Fish?

Genshin - Raise Ornamental Fish
Ornamental Fish are rarer than regular fish, and are used to decorate your Serenitea Pot. You also won't find these fish in your material bag, because they'll be in your Furnishing bag!

All fish have Ornamental versions, and you have around a 10 - 15% chance to catch an Ornamental version of a fish!
List of All Fish Types & Info

Fishing System Rewards

How to Use Fishes

Fish can either be used as Fishing Association currency, decorations for the Serenitea Pot, or a way to get Fish Meat quickly!

Click to jump to a section!
Fishing Shop Serenitea Pot Fish Meat

Buy items from Fishing Associations!

Exchange fish for items by talking to a Fishing Association representative. Each region's Fishing Association has different rewards, and you can get The Catch Polearm from Inazuma!

Fishing Association Locations

Mondstadt Location

Liyue Location

Inazuma Location

Fishing Association Locations & Items

Decorate your Serenitea Pot!

The Furnishing Blueprint for the Pool of Sapphire Grace can be obtained from the Fishing Association for 10 Medaka. Here, you can raise Ornamental Fish you've caught in Teyvat.
How to Get the Pool of Sapphire Grace

Process Fish Meat!

Genshin - How to Process Fish
Fish can be processed into Fish Meat for cooking! Just walk up to any type of stove, go to the Food Processing tab, and select the Fish icon.
See Fish Meat Guide & Recipes

Frequently Asked Fishing Questions

What is the fish respawn time?

Fish take 3 days to spawn. If you've emptied out all of your Fishing Spots, check again in 3 days to fish for more!

You can catch Fish in Co-Op mode!

You can also just visit another Traveler's world to bag some Fish, but remember to be polite and ask them first! Here are our Co-Op boards if you want to make some fishing buddies:

Genshin Co-Op Boards
Genshin - Friend Request BoardFriend Request Board Genshin - Co-Op BoardCo-Op Board

I ran out of bait, how can I get more?

Don't worry—you won't be stuck if you run out of the free bait from the Exploding Population quest. You'll have the recipe for Fruit Paste Bait, so use a crafting table to make some and catch more Medaka.

Use the Medaka you catch to buy more bait recipes from the Mondstadt Fishing Association. Each bait recipe only costs 3 Medaka, so it should be pretty easy!
Fishing Association Items & Locations

I caught a fish, but why isn't it in my inventory?

If you caught a fish but can't find it in your material bag, then it's most likely an Ornamental Fish. They show up in your Furnishing inventory, with other living types of Furnishing.

Ornamental Fish are rarer than regular fish, but can only be used for decoration with a Pool of Sapphire Grace or Shaded Clarity.

Fishing Achievements

"That's What They Call a Gateaway!" Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed Achievement"That's What They Call a Gateaway!" 5 Primogems
Objective : Allow a struggling fish to get off the hook.

Allowing a fish you've hooked onto to get away will award you with the "That's What They Call a Gateaway!" Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

"Oh, so That's How You Fish..."

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed Achievement"Oh, so That's How You Fish..." 5 Primogems
Objective : Scare the fish away when casting your rod.

Scaring the fish away while casting your rod will award you with the "Oh, so That's How You Fish..." Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Achievement List and Rewards

Genshin Impact Related Guides

Genshin Impact - Fishing System Slim Banner
Fishing System Guide

All Fishing System Guides

Fishing Gameplay Guides
How to Catch Fish How to Use Fish
List of Fish Fishing Spot Locations
Fishing Bait Guide Fishing Rod Guide

Fishing Rod and Bait Guides

All Fishing Bait Guides
Genshin - False Worm Bait ImageFalse Worm Bait Genshin - Fruit Paste Bait ImageFruit Paste Bait Genshin - Redrot Bait ImageRedrot Bait
Genshin - Fake Fly Bait ImageFake Fly Bait Genshin - Glowgrass Bait ImageGlowgrass Bait Genshin - Sugardew Bait ImageSugardew Bait
Genshin - Sour Bait ImageSour Bait Genshin - Flashing Maintenance Mek Bait ImageFlashing Maintenance Mek Bait
All Fishing Rod Guides
Genshin - Moonstringer ImageMoonstringer Genshin - Narukawa Ukai ImageNarukawa Ukai Genshin - Wishmaker ImageWishmaker
Genshin - Windtangler ImageWindtangler Genshin - Wilderness ImageWilderness Genshin - Serendipity ImageSerendipity
Genshin - Wavepiercer ImageWavepiercer
Fishing Gadget Guides
Genshin Impact - Fishing Line Stabilizer Image Fishing Line Stabilizer

All Fish Guides

Fish Guides
Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Gold Leader ImageMaintenance Mek - Gold Leader Genshin - Rippling Heartfeather Bass ImageRippling Heartfeather Bass Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Platinum Collection ImageMaintenance Mek - Platinum Collection
Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Situation Controller ImageMaintenance Mek - Situation Controller Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Initial Configuration ImageMaintenance Mek - Initial Configuration Genshin - Divda Ray ImageDivda Ray
Genshin - Formalo Ray ImageFormalo Ray Genshin - Sunset Cloud Angler ImageSunset Cloud Angler Genshin - Sandstorm Angler ImageSandstorm Angler
Genshin - True Fruit Angler ImageTrue Fruit Angler Genshin - Peach of the Deep Waves ImagePeach of the Deep Waves Genshin - Halcyon Jade Axe Marlin ImageHalcyon Jade Axe Marlin
Genshin - Lazurite Axe Marlin ImageLazurite Axe Marlin Genshin - Streaming Axe Marlin ImageStreaming Axe Marlin Genshin - Blazing Heartfeather Bass ImageBlazing Heartfeather Bass
Genshin - Maintenance Mek - Water Body Cleaner ImageMaintenance Mek - Water Body Cleaner Genshin - Medaka ImageMedaka Genshin - Glaze Medaka ImageGlaze Medaka
Genshin - Sweet-Flower Medaka ImageSweet-Flower Medaka Genshin - Aizen Medaka ImageAizen Medaka Genshin - Dawncatcher ImageDawncatcher
Genshin - Crystalfish ImageCrystalfish Genshin - Lunged Stickleback ImageLunged Stickleback Genshin - Betta ImageBetta
Genshin - Venomspine Fish ImageVenomspine Fish Genshin - Akai Maou ImageAkai Maou Genshin - Snowstrider ImageSnowstrider
Genshin - Golden Koi ImageGolden Koi Genshin - Rusty Koi ImageRusty Koi Genshin - Brown Shirakodai ImageBrown Shirakodai
Genshin - Purple Shirakodai ImagePurple Shirakodai Genshin - Tea-Colored Shirakodai ImageTea-Colored Shirakodai Genshin - Abiding Angelfish ImageAbiding Angelfish
Genshin - Raimei Angelfish ImageRaimei Angelfish Genshin - Pufferfish ImagePufferfish Genshin - Bitter Pufferfish ImageBitter Pufferfish

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