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How To Fish In Nier Replicant

Smell something fishy in Nier Replicant?

Fishing is an activity you can undertake in Nier Replicant. However, unlike real life, it isn’t a particularly fulfilling activity. It is sure to leave you frustrated and clawing at your hair because it is that difficult. You can unlock fishing early on in the game as part of a quest you are given. While there isn’t much to it, fishing is still quite frustrating to get right in the game. Scroll down and read below for the complete Nier Replicant Fishing Guide.

Fishing Controls in Nier Replicant


How To Fish In Nier Replicant
You will need some bait while fishing.
  • First, you have to find a suitable water body that has several fish.
  • Now, stand on a platform or along the shore of the water body.
  • Press ‘Circle’ on PlayStation or ‘B’ on XBOX and select the bait of your choice.
  • Your character will cast the line automatically.
  • For the fish to get a proper bite, wait till the bobbing float goes underwater.
  • This is the perfect time to pull back your fishing rod.
  • You will have to pull the fishing rod in the opposite direction of the fish. For eg., if the fish is moving to the top left, pull your analog stick to the bottom right.
  • A health bar indicating the fish’s health will appear below.
  • Keep at it till the bar completely depletes.
  • After this, your character will pull the fish out of the water and you will have caught a fish.

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How to use bait while Fishing

You will have to purchase bait for fishing in Nier Replicant. You can find this bait in a shop in the Seafront Map market. The shop can be identified by its display of fishing wares. You will be able to choose between 5 different types of bait in this shop, namely:

  • Lure
  • Lugworms
  • Earthworms
  • Sardines
  • Carp


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Types of Fishes in Nier Replicant and their locations

Name Location Bait needed Value
Black Bass Home Village, next to the Waterwheel Lure 1500 Gold
Blowfish Seafront Pier Lugworm 500 Gold
Blue Marlin Seafront Pier Sardine 1900 Gold
Bream Seafront Pier Lure 750 Gold
Carp Home Village, next to the Waterwheel Earthworm 100 Gold
Dunkleosteus Seafront Pier Sardine 12,500 Gold
Giant Catfish Eastern Road pond Earthworm 2250 Gold
Hyneria Desert, next to the Fast Travel boat Sardine


6000 Gold
Rainbow Trout Seafront Pier area and Nothern Plains Lure or Earthworms 600 Gold
Rhizodont Desert, next to the Fast Travel boat Sardine


15,000 Gold
Royal Fish Eastern Road pond Earthworm 4000 Gold
Sandfish Desert, next to the Fast Travel boat Lure 2500 Gold


Sardine Seafront Beach Lugworm


125 Gold
Shaman Fish


Seafront Beach Lure 60 Gold
Shark Seafront Pier Sardine 1250 Gold


Once you catch all the types of fish available you will get the ‘A Round by the Pound’ trophy. To view all the fishes you have captured go to Grimoire Weiss menu > Notes > Fishing Records.

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Junk items you can get while fishing in Nier Replicant

The ocean is full of trash. Not a surprising discovery now is it. The junk you find from water bodies in Nier Replicant is actually pretty useful. You can use these junk items to level and upgrade your weapons in the game.

Name Location Bait needed
Empty Can Seafront Earthworms
Rusty Bucket Seafront Pier Earthworms
Aquatic Plant Seafront Pier Earthworms
Rusted Clump Northern Plains and the Desert Sardines or Carp

This is the complete fishing guide for Nier Replicant. While you are here learn how you can easily heal yourself or where to find the Royal Fern.