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Shenmue 3 How To Fish – Unlock Fishing Rod & Catch Fish

How does fishing work in Shenmue 3? Here's how to catch fish in the game to make money fast.

In this Shenmue 3 fishing guide, we have explained all the steps to unlock fishing, and how to catch fish at various spots. It’s a side activity that you can do to make some quick Yuans especially during moments when you are really short of cash. Plus, you can also earn 3 trophies based on fishing while you are at it. If you catch 1000 fish, you can unlock the fourth trophy. That’s quite a lot of fishing, so let’s take a look at how to go about it.

How to Fish in Shenmue 3?

To start fishing in Shenmue 3, you need to first head to a fishing spot (there are a lot of them) and of course, you need a fishing rod for this purpose.

How to Unlock & Get a Fishing Rod

how to unlock fishing in Shenmue 3

  • Continue playing the main story.
  • When you get the option to meet Shenhua at Ternary Spring, know that you are on the right track.
  • On the way to the location, make sure to find a lake which is near the Man Yuan temple.
  • Look for a fishing shop called Huang’s Tackle and this is where you can rent a fishing rod. As the shop owner says – one rental, one fishing session.
  • If you’d like, you can also take part in a fishing tournament.

How to Catch Fish?

  • Now that you have rented a fishing rod, walk up to a water body and cast the fishing line.
  • Press X on your PS controller to cast the line (the button prompts will be shown on the screen).
  • Use the left stick to move the rod and as soon as the fish bites, reel it in by moving the right stick.
  • To cancel, you need to press the Options button.
  • This is the basic process that will help you catch fish.

Shenmue 3 fishing spots locations

Fishing Spots in Shenmue 3

You can fish wherever you see a fish symbol on the wooden sign.

  • Bailu Village has 7 fishing locations
  • Niaowu has 12 fishing locations
  • The Pond near Sunflower Grove
  • The Pond near Huang’s Tackle Shop

Types of Fish you can Catch

  • Brook Trout
  • Blue Catfish
  • Carp
  • Red Catfish
  • Trout
  • Catfish
  • Green Catfish
  • Lake Trout
  • Trout
  • Golden Carp
  • Snakehead
  • Japanese Huchen
  • Common Carp
  • Crucian Carp
  • White Catfish
  • European Carp

So, that’s how to start fishing in Shenmue 3 and how to unlock the fishing rod as well as some information about fishing spots and more. We’ll be covering more Shenmue 3 guides to help you in your adventures, so be sure to explore more on Gamer Tweak.