In the Terraria game, you are able to fish and before that you have to get a fishing rod. However, what do we have to do if we want to get a fishing rod in Terraria? You are able to read about how to get a fishing rod in Terraria below.
Getting Fishing Rods in Terraria
In Terraria, there are some fishing rods and each of them requires a different method for being obtained. According to the IGN site, here are the methods for getting each fishing rod in Terraria.
- Wood Fishing Pole
To get this fishing pole, you need to craft it and the materials that you need are 8 Wood at an Anvil. The ability of this fishing pole is 5% Fishing Power.
- Reinforced Fishing Pole
To get this fishing pole, you have to craft it by using 8 Iron Bars at an Anvil. The ability of this fishing pole is 15% Fishing Power.
- Fisher of Souls
To get this, you have to craft it by using 8 Demonite Bars at an Anvil. The ability of this fishing rod is 20% Fishing Power.
To get it, you have to craft by using 8 Crimtane Bars at an Anvil. The ability of this fishing rod is 22% Fishing Power.
- Fiberglass Fishing Pole
If you want to get a Fiberglass Fishing Pole, you have to find Crates or Chests in the Jungle Biome. The ability of this fishing pole is 30% Fishing Power.
- Scarab Fishing Rod
If you want to get this fishing rod, you have to find Crates in Oasis Biome. The ability of this fishing rod is 30% Fishing Power.
- Sitting Duck’s Fishing Pole
If you want to get this fishing pole, you have to buy it from a Traveling Merchant NPC. The ability of this pole is 40% Fishing Power.
- Mechanic’s Rod
If you want to get this rod, you have to buy it from Mechanic NPC. The ability of this rod is that 35% Fishing Power Angler NPC must be present.
- Golden Fishing Rod
If you want to get it, it can be obtained from Quest Reward, namely from Angler NPC. The ability of this rod is 50% Fishing Power.
- Hotline Fishing Hook
If you want to get this hook, you are able to get it from Quest Reward, namely from Angler NPC (Hardmode only).
- Chum Caster
If you want to get Chum Caster, you are able to get it by farming Wandering Eye Fish or Zombie Merman. The ability of this rod is 25% Fishing Power increased chance of catching hostile mob units during Blood Moon event.
- Wood Fishing Pole
Bait in Terraria
After you know the types of fishing rods and the way to get them, now you also need to know about bait in Terraria. In Terraria, bait is an item which is consumed from your inventory when you fish. Usually, you are able to catch bait using various types of Bug Net. Bait also consists of different types of bugs. Bait which is non-bug can be found in Crates which are scattered throughout Terraria or given as a reward when you are able to complete quests by the Angler NPC.
According to the IGN site, here are bait in Terraria.
- Bait which has 5% bait power is Monarch Butterfly.
- Baits which have 10% bait power are Sulphur Butterfly, Grasshopper, Scorpion, and Snail.
- Baits which have 15% bait power are Black Scorpion, Hell Butterfly, Zebra Butterfly, Glow Snail, Grub, and Apprentice Bait.
- Baits which have 17% bait power are Ladybug and Strider.
- Baits which have 20% bait power are Ulysses Butterfly, Dragonflies (Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, Black, Blue), Firefly, and Jellyfish (Blue, Green, Pink).
- Bait which has 22% bait power is Maggot.
- Baits which have 25% bait power are Julia Butterfly, Lavafly, Worm, and Slug.
- Baits which have 30% bait power are Admiral Butterfly and Journeyman Bait.
- Baits which have 35% bait power are Emperor Butterfly, Magma Snail, Lightning Bug, and Enchanted Nightcrawler.
- Bait which has 40% bait power is Buggy.
- Baits which have 50% bait power are Tree Nymph Butterfly, Golden Varietals (Butterfly, Dragonfly, Worm, Strider, Grasshopper, and Ladybug), and Master Bait.
There is also the Truffle Worm where it can only be used to summon the Hardmode Boss Duke Fishron.
Fishing in Terraria
If you have had all the things that you need for fishing such as fishing rod and bait, then you are able to go fishing. To fish, you have to go to a body of water. When you fish, as explained on the WikiHow, you have to make sure that you are fishing in an area that has at least 775 continuous tiles or blocks of any liquid (vertically or horizontally).
You are able to go to the nearest ocean biome. However, it is important for you to note that you have to be careful because you may encounter some high-level monsters on your way to fish. Before you fish, it is also possible for you to make your own fishing area and it will take time. If you want, you are also able to fish in lava and honey. However, it is important for you to note that if you want to do that there, you must have the right fishing pole and bait.
After you decide where you want to fish, now you have to stand beside the body of water. Note that you are not able to fish while submerged or standing in water. You have to stand close to the water, but not stand in it. Then, you have to equip the fishing pole by opening your inventory and placing the fishing pole in your hot bar. After that, you have to equip bait into your ammo slots and put it in one of the ammo slots to the right below your inventory.
Now, you have to cast your line by placing the cursor over the top of the water and clicking or pressing the attack button. And then, you have to wait for the bobber to move. If it moves, it means that you have caught something. If it moves, then you have to click or press the attack button again.
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