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Fishing poles
  • Wood Fishing Pole Reinforced Fishing Pole Hotline Fishing Hook
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Statistics
Type
Use time8 (Insanely fast)
RarityRarity level: 0

Fishing poles are used with bait for fishing.

Types[]

There are currently 11 / 9 different fishing poles, 4 of which are craftable, 4 are sold or awarded by NPCs, 1 is dropped by enemies and 2 / 1 found in Chests or crates.

Fishing Pole Source Fishing
Power
Velocity Sell Rarity Notes Projectile
Created
Wood Fishing Pole Wood Fishing Pole
Internal Item ID: 2289
8 Wood ( @ Work Bench ) 5% 9 60 Rarity level: 0 Bobber (Wood) Bobber (Wood)
Internal Projectile ID: 360
Reinforced Fishing Pole Reinforced Fishing Pole
Internal Item ID: 2291
8 Any Iron Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) 15% 11 24 Rarity level: 0 Bobber (Reinforced) Bobber (Reinforced)
Internal Projectile ID: 361
Fisher of Souls Fisher of Souls
Internal Item ID: 2293
8 Demonite Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) 20% 13 240 Rarity level: 1 Bobber (Fisher of Souls) Bobber (Fisher of Souls)
Internal Projectile ID: 363
Fleshcatcher Fleshcatcher
Internal Item ID: 2421
8 Crimtane Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) 22% 13.5 312 Rarity level: 1 Bobber (Fleshcatcher) Bobber (Fleshcatcher)
Internal Projectile ID: 381
Scarab Fishing Rod Scarab Fishing Rod
Internal Item ID: 4442
  • Mirage Crate
  • Oasis Crate
30%
25%
15 2 Rarity level: 1 Bobber (Scarab) Bobber (Scarab)
Internal Projectile ID: 775
Chum Caster Chum Caster
Internal Item ID: 4325
  • Wandering Eye Fish
  • Zombie Merman
25% 15 2 Rarity level: 2
  • Doubles the chances to fish up enemies during a Blood Moon.
Bobber (Bloody) Bobber (Bloody)
Internal Projectile ID: 760
Fiberglass Fishing Pole Fiberglass Fishing Pole
Internal Item ID: 2292
  • Bramble Crate
  • Ivy Chest
  • Jungle Crate
30%
27%
14 1 Rarity level: 2 Bobber (Fiberglass) Bobber (Fiberglass)
Internal Projectile ID: 362
Mechanic's Rod Mechanic's Rod
Internal Item ID: 2295
35%
30%
15 4 Rarity level: 2 Bobber (Mechanic's) Bobber (Mechanic's)
Internal Projectile ID: 365
Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole
Internal Item ID: 2296
40% 16 7 Rarity level: 2
  • Sold only after Skeletron has been defeated.
Bobber (Sitting Duck's) Bobber (Sitting Duck's)
Internal Projectile ID: 366
Hotline Fishing Hook Hotline Fishing Hook
Internal Item ID: 2422
1/75 chance of being obtained in Hardmode from the Angler after 25 quests 45% 16.5 10 Rarity level: 3
  • Can fish in Lava.
  • Can be obtained only in Hardmode, but quests finished before also count.
Bobber (Hotline) Bobber (Hotline)
Internal Projectile ID: 382
Golden Fishing Rod Golden Fishing Rod
Internal Item ID: 2294
Angler reward after exactly 30 / 50 quests, or 0.4*1/250 (0.4%) chance after 75 quests 50% 17 20 Rarity level: 3 Bobber (Golden) Bobber (Golden)
Internal Projectile ID: 364

Notes[]

Achievements[]

Achievement Glorious Golden Pole.png
Glorious Golden Pole • Obtain a golden fishing rod.
Obtain the Golden Fishing Rod from the Angler.
Achievement Hot Reels!.png
Hot Reels! • Drop a lure in a pool of lava for a pre-fried haul!
Use any fishing pole in the lava.

Trivia[]

  • Since the Golden Fishing Rod cannot be used to fish in lava, the best possible fishing in lava is slightly less efficient than the best fishing in water.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Increased drop chance of Chum Caster from 4.17*1/24 (4.17%) to 12.5*1/8 (12.5%).
    • Increased Fishing Power of the Scarab Fishing Rod from 25% to 30%.
    • Increased Fishing Power of the Fiberglass Fishing Pole from 27% to 30%, increased odds of finding from 1/30 to 1/15.
    • Increased Fishing Power of the Mechanic's Rod from 30% to 35%, can now be purchased in pre-Hardmode, and can be purchased in 4 different Moon Phases.
    • The Traveling Merchant will now only sell the Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole after Skeletron has been defeated.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • 5 new enemies can now be fished in water during a Blood Moon.
    • A Lava Critter can now be used to fish in lava with Fishing Rods other than the Hotline Fishing Hook, allowing players to do lava fishing prior to Hardmode.
    • Chum Caster (4.17% drop from Blood Moon fishing enemies) and Scarab Fishing Rod (obtained from Oasis and Mirage Crates) added.
  • Desktop 1.3.2: Fixed exploit allowing the player to throw multiple hooks at once.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1: Golden Fishing Rod only requires 30 completed quests now (instead of 50).
  • Desktop 1.2.4.1:
    • Fixed a bug where trying to use a Fishing Pole while pulling a snapped line would make the bobber appear again.
    • You can now place Fishing Poles in the Weapon Rack.
    • Fixed a bug where fishing bobbers would not disappear when you die.
  • Console 1.0.933.1: Golden Fishing Rod only requires 30 completed quests now (instead of 50). (Xbox One)
  • Console 1.0.750.0: Golden Fishing Rod only requires 30 completed quests now (instead of 50). (PS4)
  • Mobile 1.3.0.7:
    • Golden Fishing Rod only requires 30 completed quests now (instead of 50).
    • The Fiberglass Fishing Pole can no longer be found inside Jungle Sanctums, as the structure has been removed.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with changes from Desktop 1.2.4.1.

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