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Hook, Line and Sinker achievement in Sea of Thieves

Hook, Line and Sinker

A platter of each kind of fish will serve the Hunters quite a dish!

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How to unlock the Hook, Line and Sinker achievement

  • busterfrostybusterfrosty405,919
    20 May 2019 12 Sep 2019
    40 2 6
    Fish are passive Creatures in Sea of Thieves. As of the anniversary update, there are now 10 different types of fish that can be caught and turned into The Hunter’s Call trading company for commendations and gold.

    You will need to sell all 50 to the hunters call for this achievement.

    Fish can also be found in shipwreck barrels.

    Splashtails

    The most common fish in the game. It can be found anywhere and does not require Bait to catch.

    -Ruby Splashtail: First rarity of Splashtail. Color: Red

    -Sunny Splashtail: Second rarity of Splashtail. Color: Yellow
    -Indigo Splashtail: Third rarity of Splashtail. Color: Blue/Purple
    -Umber Splashtail: Rare fish varieties like the Umber Splashtail are hard to come across and are worth significantly more Gold and experience than the other four varieties. Color: White/Tan Sand
    -Seafoam Splashtail: Can only be caught at night, and glow a distinctive green color.

    Plentifins

    A common fish found only in the waters of the Shores of Plenty. Requires Earthworms to catch.

    -Olive Plentifin: First rarity of Plentifin. Color: Dark Green/Lime Green
    -Amber Plentifin: Second rarity of Plentifin. Color: Yellow with an orange strip
    -Cloudy Plentifin: Third rarity of Plentifin. Color: Dark Blue
    -Bonedust Plentifin: Rare fish varieties like the Bonedust Plentifin are hard to come across and are worth significantly more Gold and experience than the other four varieties. Color: White Sand with brown strips
    -Watery Plentifin: Can only be caught at night, and glow a distinctive blue color.


    Ancientscales

    A common fish found only in the waters of the Ancient Isles. Requires Leeches to catch.

    -Almond Ancientscale: First rarity of Ancientscale. Color: Brown
    -Sapphire Ancientscale: Second rarity of Ancientscale. Color: Light Blue with Dark Blue Stripes
    -Smoke Ancientscale: Third rarity of Ancientscale. Color: Gray/Black
    -Bone Ancientscale: Rare fish varieties like the Bone Ancientscale are hard to come across and are worth significantly more Gold and experience than the other four varieties. Color: White
    -Starshine Ancientscale: Night variant of Ancientscale. Color: Green

    Wildsplashes

    A common fish found only in the waters of The Wilds. Requires Earthworms to catch.

    -Russet Wildsplash: First rarity of Wildsplash. Color: Green/Brown
    -Sandy Wildsplash: Second rarity of Wildsplash. Color: White
    -Ocean Wildsplash: Third Rarity of Wildsplash. Color: Blue
    -Muddy Wildsplash: Rare fish varieties like the Muddy Wildsplash are hard to come across and are worth significantly more Gold and experience than the other four varieties. Color: Brown/Bronze
    -Coral Wildsplash: Coral Wildsplashes can only be caught at night, and glow a distinctive red color.

    Devilfish

    A common fish found only in The Devil's Roar. Requires Grubs to catch.

    -Ashen Devilfish: First rarity of Devilfish. Color: Gray/Black
    -Seashell Devilfish: Second rarity of Devilfish. Color: White
    -Lava Devilfish: Third Rarity of Devilfish. Color: Red
    -Forsaken Devilfish: Rare fish varieties like the Forsaken Devilfish are hard to come across and are worth significantly more Gold and experience than the other four varieties. Color: Yellow
    -Firelight Devilfish: Night variant of Devilfish. Color: Black/Yellow with Orange/Red fins

    Islehoppers

    A common fish found in the waters directly next to large islands. The fishing range is within the island's title card area. Does not require Bait to catch.

    -Stone Islehopper: First variant of Islehopper. Color: Gray (Sighted at Shipwreck Bay, Shark Bait Cove, Crook's Hollow, Sailor's Bounty and Cannon Cove).
    -Moss Islehopper: Second variant of Islehopper. Color: Green (Sighted at Thieves' Haven, Marauder's Arch, Lone Cove and Wanderers Refuge).
    -Honey Islehopper: Third variant of Islehopper. Color: Yellow (Sighted at Discovery Ridge, Plunder Valley, Kraken's Fall, Sunken Grove, and Crescent Isle).
    -Raven Islehopper: Fourth variant of Islehopper, can appear at any larger island at a lower chance. Color: Black/Blue
    -Amethyst Islehopper: Night variant of Islehopper. Color: Purple (Sighted at Devil's Ridge, Smuggler's Bay, Mermaid's Hideaway, The Crooked Masts, Old Faithful Isle, and Snake Island at night).

    Pondies

    A common fish found in the small water ponds that are found on islands, for example Mermaid's Hideaway. No other fish, not even Splashtails appear in these ponds. Does not require Bait to catch.

    -Charcoal Pondie: First rarity of Pondie. Color: Gray
    -Orchid Pondie: Second rarity of Pondie. Color: Pink
    -Bronze Pondie: Third rarity of Pondie. Color: Bronze
    -Bright Pondie: Fourth rarity of Pondie. Color: Yellow
    -Moonsky Pondie: Night variant of Pondie. Color: Blue

    Battlegills

    A rare fish found in the heat of battles, including Skull Forts raids and Skeleton Ships. Requires Grubs to catch.

    -Jade Battlegill: First rarity of Battlegill. Color: Green
    -Sky Battlegill: Second rarity of Battlegill. Color: Blue
    -Rum Battlegill: Third rarity of Battlegill. Color: Brown
    -Sand Battlegill: Rare fish varieties like the Sand Battlegill are hard to come across and are worth significantly more Gold and experience than the other four varieties. Color: White
    -Bittersweet Battlegill: Night variant of Battlegill. Color: Orange

    Stormfish

    A rare fish found within storms across the Sea of Thieves. The ship's bell rings when you are properly within the storm to catch the fish. Requires Leeches to catch.

    -Ancient Stormfish: Ancient Isle variant of Stormfish. Color: Silver
    -Shores Stormfish: Shores of Plenty variant of Stormfish.
    -Wild Stormfish: The Wilds variant of Stormfish. Color: Dark Green/Lime Green
    -Shadow Stormfish: The rarest of the Stormfish. Can be caught in any region, but best chance at the Sea Dog residence at the middle of the map or Devil's Roar. Color: Black/Red Stripes
    -Twilight Stormfish: Twilight Stormfish can only be caught at night, and glow a distinctive yellow color.

    Wreckers

    A rare fish found near Shipwrecks. Requires Earthworms to catch.

    -Rose Wrecker: First rarity of Wrecker. Color: Purple
    -Sun Wrecker: Second rarity of Wrecker. Color: Orange
    -Blackcloud Wrecker: Third rarity of Wrecker. Blackcloud Wreckers can only be caught around Shipwrecks during a Storm. Color: Black with a Green Bulb
    -Snow Wrecker: Fourth rarity of Wrecker. Color: White
    -Moon Wrecker: Night variant of Wrecker. Color: Moon Wreckers can only be caught at night, and glow a distinctive orange color.

    Source: https://seaofthieves.gamepedia.com/Fish

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    MuzzilyI feel your pain @DeceptiveTen (and anyone else here looking), but thankfully there are plenty of youtube videos for this. Just briefly, pull your left analog stick in the opposite direction the fish tries to swim away. When it stops pulling due to a brief moment of tiredness, reel in with right trigger. Rinse and repeat. Rarer fish take longer and more repeated steps.
    Posted by Muzzily on 13 Feb at 12:06
    mrbellekNo, rare fish take as long to catch as regular fish. Trophy fish do take longer.
    Posted by mrbellek on 26 Feb at 08:41
    MuzzilyThanks for the correction, mrbellek. I was thinking one thing and typing another.
    Posted by Muzzily on 26 Feb at 12:33
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  • VersorReaperVersorReaper295,461
    03 May 2019 17 Feb 2020
    15 2 7
    You need to: Catch a fish, (optional: Cook for more gold and XP), Sell at one of the seaposts.

    How to catch a fish:

    1. Find bait. Earthworms = grass / grubs = sand / leeches = wet sand
    2. To start fishing press cn_LB and cn_X there you can find the fiching rod.
    Now you can press cn_LB and cn_B and select the bait if needed.
    3. Hold cn_RT and throw the hook into the water (the longer u hold the further away your hook lands)
    4. Wait for the fish (If u are unhappy with what u see, like red Splashtail press cn_LT)
    5. Once the fish takes the bait u have to tire it down. to do that use cn_LS. The fish can go left, up and right. Fish goes left, your cn_LS goes right. Fish goes up, your cn_LS goes down.
    6. Only when the fish is tired press cn_RT to reel the fish in.
    (you'll need to do that max 4 times per fish. It can be done with 1 try on pondies)

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    Types of Fish
    There are a total of 50 different fish in the Sea of Thieves. Ten different types with five colors each. Plus, glowing fish come out at night!

    Fish can also be found in different places across the world. So if you keep getting the same type of fish you might need to move to another region.


    Splashtails
    Splashtails can be found swimming in any body of water, and they do not need bait. These bright beauties are the most common fish in the Sea of Thieves!

    If you are trying to catch a specific fish—but you don’t use bait—be prepared to get a Splashtail. Even if you do use bait for a specific fish, you might still get a Splashtail.


    Pondies
    Pondies are freshwater fish. They can only be found in ponds. For example, the pond in front of the Devil’s Ridge waterfall is a prime location for Pondies.

    Pondies do not need bait to be caught, but they can be a tricky at times.

    Ponds are a wee bit small for the rambunctious efforts of your fish. If the pond is too small—or you cast your line too close to one of the sides—then, in the course of your fish’s thrashing, it might run into the side of the pond. This could sever the fishing line, allowing the fish to swim free!


    Islehoppers
    Islehoppers will not be found swimming in vast expanses of open sea. These fish swim only in close proximity to an island. You do not need bait for these fish either.


    Plentifins
    Plentifins might be plentiful, but only in The Shores of Plenty. You will need to use some bait to lure in these fish. These little wrigglers have a taste for earthworms.


    Wildsplashes
    Wildsplashes dart about in The Wilds. Just like Plentifins, these Wildsplashes will wait for a line dangling bait. Also just like Plentifins, the bait they seek is earthworms.


    Ancientscales
    Ancientscales stick to The Ancient Isles. For these too, you will need some bait. However, these fish prefer leeches.


    Devilfish
    Devilfish swim amongst themselves in the Devil’s Roar. More specifically, these fish are found in boiling water. As if this weren’t enough, you’ll need grubs to lure these fish to the surface.


    Battlegills
    Battlegills swim around Skeleton Ships and active Skull Forts. While you might be a bit distracted—fending off skeletons and perhaps other crews—be sure you don’t forget the grubs!


    Wreckers
    Wreckers only swim around Shipwrecks. You can fish from your ship, fish from your rowboat, or you can find a perch on the last remaining bit of a shipwreck peaking out of the water. Wherever you settle, before you cast your line, be sure to add on a few earthworms.


    Stormfish
    Stormfish only swim about in storms. They love more than lightning and thunder, though. They’re fond of leeches, too.
    Extra info: U know then you are in the storm, when u can hear the bell of your ship.

    ~from rarethief


    Info from the comments:
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    @Awoo
    "Many different types of fish can also be found inside barrels on shipwrecks. If you're there to fish or look for chests, you may as well clear out the barrels as well for some bonuses."
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    @Lockie
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    VersorReaper
    And do we have to sell every type and every colour? What are the requirements for the achievement to unlock?

    Your guide is helpful with the type of fish to look for but doesn’t really explain what needs to be done to unlock the achievement if that makes sense? Haven’t voted down but would appreciate some elaboration.
    serve the Hunters as the achievement says.
    catch/cook/serve
    Posted by VersorReaper on 10 May 19 at 02:13
    AwooYou don't have to cook the fish, that only goes for the other meat types.
    Posted by Awoo on 10 May 19 at 07:10
    VersorReaperTy smile also a good thing to know. Cooked fish does give more money tho.
    Posted by VersorReaper on 14 May 19 at 06:51
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