Fishing , How to Start?! - Terraria Guide - GullofDoom

Fishing , How to Start?! - Terraria Guide - GullofDoom

Fishing is an activity of the character to gain Materials by standing next to Water and tossing a line into the water by right clicking while holding a Fishing Pole.

Catching Fish

While the line is in the water, and the character has "Bait" in their inventory, the line will eventually get a "tug" (slight movement of the float and a sound effect) indicating that the character has caught something.

Right clicking a second time after casting will retract the line. Performing any action other than movements will retract the line. Grappling, dashing, flying, swimming and other movements are all allowed, but only to a distance of monster spawning.

Fishing Poles

To begin fishing, first acquire a fishing pole. Each pole has a different "fishing power" (percentage, like axes and pickaxes).

Fishing Bait

A character must also have bait in their inventory. Each bait has a different "fishing power" (percentage, like axes and pickaxes). Bait is occasionally consumed.


  • The player can move while the bobber is in the water.
  • Changing weapons will cancel fishing.
  • Left clicking at any time will also reel in the line.




Catching a fish

Fishing spoiler on a Terraria Online forum page

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