Monster Hunter World Guide: How to Fish

by William Schwartz


Fishing in Monster Hunter World is quite easy to do but the option to use your fishing rod is somewhat hidden in the options of the game.  Within the default items wheel in the bottom left hand corner of the user interface you will see a number of items like health potions, antidotes and other items by default.  However, if you scroll down the item list you’ll also find that there is a fishing rod options.

To fish, simply head to any body of water that you think might have fish in it, pull out the fishing rod and then play the fishing mini-game.

First off, you’ll need to press X/Square to pull out the rod.  Once you have the fishing pole equipped then you can cast the line with the RT button.  When a fish begins to bite on the line you will press B to reel it in.

It’s fairly easy to tell which bodies of water will have fish in them.  For many you can see the fish swimming around.  You’ll also encounter the Piscine researcher during an expedition who will give you tips on fishing and where to catch certain types of fish.

What to do with Fish in Monster Hunter World

Once you’ve caught a fish there are numerous things that you can do with them.  First and foremost, you’ll be able to use fish for ingredients and second you can use fish to bait monsters.

For more Monster Hunter World Guides Check out our Hunter’s Index. 

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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