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Terraria fishing guide: quest rewards and fish locations

How to catch fish

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If there’s one thing about Terraria that is relatively peaceful, it’s sitting on the bank of a large body of water, hooking your bait and casting out a lure. Of course, while fishing you need to keep a watchful eye for not just the moment when you get a bite, but also on enemies sneaking up behind you.

In this Terraria fishing guide, we will tell you how to catch fish in Terraria, detail all of the fishing quest rewards, and give you the locations of every single quest fish in the game.


How to fish in Terraria

To fish in Terraria, you need to have unlocked the Angler NPC to your town. You’ll also need to create a fishing rod (the most basic one just needs 8 wood and a basic table) and some bait. Buy a bug catching net from the trader and catch some bugs flying around. Ponds are your best bet, though there are others in the underground regions that have a higher bait lure chance.

Once you have a fishing rod and bait, head to a body of water (or make your own large body of water with buckets). We’re talking the size of a small pond that you can fully submerge yourself in. Stand by the edge and use the fishing rod. When you see the lure bob up and down, or hear a “blub” sound, use the rod again to reel in your catch.

Fishing in lava

Yes, it is possible to fish in lava, but you need to use particular items to help you to fish them up. Here are just some of the items that make fishing in lava possible.

  • Hotline Fishing Hook (complete 25 or more fishing quests)
  • Lavaproof Fishing Hook (fish this hook out of lava)
  • Magma Snail as bait (catch in the underworld biome with Lavaproof Bug Net or Golden Bug Net)
  • Lavafly as bait (catch in the underworld biome with Lavaproof Bug Net or Golden Bug Net)
  • Hell Butterfly as bait (catch in the underworld biome with Lavaproof Bug Net or Golden Bug Net)

Speaking to the Angler NPC about a fishing quest in Terraria

Fishing quest rewards

The thing that bringing the Angler to your town unlocks is the option to take on a fishing quest. You will be able to participate in one fishing quest per in-game day and there are rewards for completing each one. Some are guaranteed, while others only have a chance to unlock once you’ve reached Hardmode. Here are all of the quest rewards:

Guaranteed quest rewards

  • Fuzzy Carrot: 5th quest (Guaranteed)
  • Angler Hat: 10th quest (Guaranteed)
  • Angler Vest: 15th quest (Guaranteed)
  • Angler Pants: 20th quest (Guaranteed)
  • Golden Fishing Rod: 30th quest (Guaranteed)

Hardmode only quest rewards

  • Fin Wings: After 10th quest (1.43% chance to unlock)
  • Bottomless Water Bucket: After 10th quest (1.43% chance to unlock)
  • Super Absorbant Sponge: After 10th quest (1.43% chance to unlock)
  • Hotline Fishing Hook: 25th quest (1% chance to unlock)

All other fishing quest rewards

  • Golden Bug Net: 1.25% chance to unlock
  • Life Preserver: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Ship’s Wheel: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Compass Rose: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Wall Anchor: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Pillagin’ Me Pixels: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Treasure Map: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Goldfish Trophy: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Bunnyfish Trophy: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Swordfish Trophy: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Sharkteeth Trophy: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Ship in a Bottle: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Seaweed Planter: 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Fishing Potion (2-5): : 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Sonar Potion (2-5): 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Crate Potion (2-5): 1.43% chance to unlock
  • Fish Hook: 1.67% chance to unlock
  • Minecarp: 1.67% chance to unlock
  • Mermaid Set: 2.5% chance to unlock (All 3 pieces rewarded at once)
  • Fish Set: 2.5% chance to unlock (All 3 pieces rewarded at once)
  • High Test Fishing Line: 2.5% chance to unlock (Appears if you have no duplicates in your possessions, unless Angler Tackle Bag or all of its components are in your possessions.)
  • Angler Earring: 2.5% chance to unlock (Appears if you have no duplicates in your possessions, unless Angler Tackle Bag or all of its components are in your possessions.)
  • Tackle Box: 2.5% chance to unlock (Appears if you have no duplicates in your possessions, unless Angler Tackle Bag or all of its components are in your possessions.)
  • Fisherman’s Pocket Guide: 3.33% chance to unlock (Appears if you have no duplicates in your possessions, unless Fish Finder, PDA, Cellphone, or Fish Finder’s components are in your possessions.
  • Weather Radio: 3.33% chance to unlock (Appears if you have no duplicates in your possessions, unless Fish Finder, PDA, Cellphone, or Fish Finder’s components are in your possessions.
  • Sextant: 3.33% chance to unlock (Appears if you have no duplicates in your possessions, unless Fish Finder, PDA, Cellphone, or Fish Finder’s components are in your possessions.

Quest fish locations

Finally, here are all of the 41 quest fish that the Angler will ask you for and each of their locations:

Quest fish Biome Height
Amanita Fungifin Glowing Mushroom Any
Angelfish Forest Sky
Batfish Forest Underground, Cavern, or Underworld
Bloody Manowar Crimson Any
Bonefish Forest Underground, Cavern, or Underworld
Bumblebee Tuna Any Any (fished from Honey)
Bunnyfish Forest Surface
Cap'n Tunabeart Ocean (Hardmode) Sky or Surface
Catfish Jungle Surface
Cloudfish Forest Sky
Clownfish Ocean Sky or Surface
Cursedfish Corruption (Hardmode) Any
Demonic Hellfish Forest Cavern or Underworld
Derpfish Jungle (Hardmode) Surface
Dirtfish Forest Surface or Underground
Dynamite Fish Forest Surface
Eater of Plankton Corruption Any
Fallen Starfish Forest/Any Sky or Surface
The Fish of Cthulhu Forest Sky or Surface
Fishotron Forest Cavern or Underworld
Fishron Snow (Hardmode) Underground or Cavern
Guide Voodoo Fish Forest Cavern or Underworld
Harpyfish Forest Sky or Surface
Hungerfish Forest (Hardmode) Cavern or Underworld
Ichorfish Crimson (Hardmode) Any
Infected Scabbardfish Corruption Any
Jewelfish Forest Underground, Cavern, or Underworld
Mirage Fish Hallow (Hardmode) Underground or Cavern
Mudfish Jungle Any
Mutant Flinxfin Snow Underground, Cavern, or Underworld
Pengfish Hallow Sky or Surface
Pixiefish Hallow Sky or Surface
Scarab Fish Desert Surface
Scorpio Fish Desert Surface
Slimefish Forest Surface
Spiderfish Forest Underground, Cavern, or Underworld
Tropical Barracuda Jungle Surface
Tundra Trout Snow Surface
Unicorn Fish Hallow Any
Wyverntail Any (Hardmode) Sky or Surface
Zombie Fish Forest Surface


Those are all of the quest fish and fishing quest rewards! Thanks for reading our guide. For more on Terraria, you can head to our Terraria NPCs guide to learn how to how to attract NPCs to your town or our Terraria bosses guide if you want information about summoning and defeating every single boss fight in the game. We also have a guides on How to make a bed in Terraria and Best wings in Terraria.

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