How To Fish In Genshin Impact – Bait, Rods, Fish Types & Respawn Time

Here's all about how to fish in Genshin, fish respawn time, baits, fishing rod and much more.

Fishing in Genshin Impact may be difficult if you don’t know where to look for fish, where to go, or what bait to use. In this game, fish may be used for a variety of purposes, including recipes, food, and even keeping some as pets. So, if you’re interested in learning how to fish, don’t worry, today we’ll go over all you need to know. We will look at how to fish, make fishing rods, make bait, fish respawn time, and more in this Genshin Impact Fishing Guide. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

How to Fish in Genshin Impact?

how to fish Genshin Impact fishing

To fish in Genshin Impact, you need to unlock fishing by completing “Exploding Population” World Quest in Mondstadt, once you have the “Player Housing System”. You need to go to fishing locations and cast their line into fishing spots in your Genshin map. Also, note that different fishes will require different fishing baits.

How to Complete Exploding Population to Unlock Fishing?

To get Exploding Population World Quest, you need to unlock Serenitea Pot System in Genshin Impact. Once done, here’s how to do Exploding Population quest:

  • Find Adventurers’ Guild receptionist Katheryne and speak with her.
  • Then find Mondstadt Angler, Nantuck in the City of Mondstadt.
  • Complete the Fishing tutorial.
  • Collect the rewards and go to Cider Lake.
  • Once tasks there are completed, go back to Nantuck.
  • Now go to Stormbearer Mountains.
  • Find and catch any type of Ornamental Fish.
  • Bring the Ornamental Fish to Nantuck, to complete Exploding Population world quest.

What is the Fish Respawn Time in Genshin Impact?

Fish Respawn Time in Genshin Impact is 3 days in-game from version 2.1. We also found some fish types still not respawning after this time frame, we believe we will need to wait more days for these fishes to respawn. Even though this time is not officially announced by the devs, skipping 3 days will respawn the fish types without much problem in the game. We will update this info if we find something more, or even if the devs announce anything related to this.

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How many Fish Baits are there?

Fishing Fish Bait Genshin Impact

There are 4 different types of fish baits in Genshin Impact. They are:

  • Fake Fly Bait
  • False Worm Bait
  • Fruit Paste Bait
  • Redrot Bait

Fishing Bait Recipes and Locations

Here’s how to craft and get these baits:

Bait Type Fishing Bait Recipe Get from Where
Fruit Paste Bait Sunsettia + Wheat Exploding Population Quest Fishing tutorial
Fake Fly Bait Sakura Bloom + Horsetail Nantuck Mondstadt Fishing Association
False Worm Bait Slime Condensate + Berry Nantuck Mondstadt Fishing Association
Redrot Bait Dendrobium + Fowl Nantuck Mondstadt Fishing Association

What is the Fishing Bait needed for each Fish Type?

Here are the fishing bait required for each fish type in Genshin Impact:

Fish Type Fishing Bait
Bitter Pufferfish Fake Fly Bait
Golden Koi Fake Fly Bait
Pufferfish Fake Fly Bait
Rusty Koi Fake Fly Bait
Abiding Angelfish False Worm Bait
Brown Shirakodai False Worm Bait
Purple Shirakodai False Worm Bait
Raimei Angelfish False Worm Bait
Tea-Colored Shirakodai False Worm Bait
Aizen Medaka Fruit Paste Bait
Crystalfish Fruit Paste Bait
Dawncatcher Fruit Paste Bait
Glaze Medaka Fruit Paste Bait
Medaka Fruit Paste Bait
Sweet-Flower Medaka Fruit Paste Bait
Akai Maou Redrot Bait
Betta Redrot Bait
Lunged Stickleback Redrot Bait
Snowstrider Redrot Bait
Venomspine Fish Redrot Bait

How to Get Fishing Rod in Genshin Impact (December 2021)

Fishing Rod Genshin Impact

There are 5 types of fishing rods in Genshin Impact, as of update version 2.1. They are:

  • Wilderness Rod – Get during the Exploding Population world quest.
  • Windtangler – Buy from Nantuck for x20 Medaka, x20 Aizen Medaka, x20 Venomspine Fish, and x20 Tea-Colored Shirakodai.
  • Wishmaker – Buy from Jiawei (find him in Liyue Harbor) for x20 Medaka, x20 Sweet-Flower Medaka, x20 Betta, and x20 Brown Shirakodai.
  • Narukawa Ukai – Buy from Kujirai Momiji (find her in Inazuma City) for x20 Medaka, x20 Glaze Medaka, x20 Lunge Stickleback, and x20 Purple Shirakodai.
  • Moonstringer – Moonstringer will be available during the Lunar Realm event from September 10 to September 20, 2021.

That’s everything you need to know about Fish baits, rods, and more in our Genshin Impact Fishing Guide. While you are here, make sure to check out our other Genshin Impact Guides like Fishing Locations and Fish Spots in Genshin Map.