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How To Fish In Skyrim Anniversary Edition?

Learn how to fish in Skyrim Anniversary Edition with this guide.

The Anniversary Edition of Skyrim has brought with it the opportunity to catch and use fish for different purposes. These purposes include cooking, mounting, and even the creation of potions. The best part about fishing is the fact that you can even do it if you do not own the Anniversary Edition upgrade, as long as you have the Special Edition. Now, if you too are wondering how to fish in the game, we have got just the guide for you. Here, we will explain to you how you can catch fish, and what uses they have.

How to Fish in Skyrim Anniversary Edition?



To get started with catching fish in Skyrim Anniversary Edition, you will need to first go to the Fishery. You will find this fishery towards the west of Riften. Here, you need to speak to Swims-In-Deep-Water, after which you will learn a lot about fishing. You will also learn about Viriya, who will be waiting outside.

Both Viriya, as well as Swims-In-Deep-Water, will give you a quest each. However, you should first listen to Swims-In-Deep-Water, because he will guide you about the fishing spots. Now, towards your right, you will find a door where you will see him sitting. Once you head through this door, you will find the optional Fishing Mastery Book.



You will now need to search for Fishing Supplies. This is essentially a fishing rod and a bucket of fish. You need to pick this rod and go to your inventory’s weapons section. Here, you can equip the rod, after which you can interact with the supplies to cast your line.

After doing so, you will begin to notice splashes in the water. You will now have to wait for a while until the fish bite at the bait. If you use a controller, you will feel some feedback when the fish does bite the bait. You will then receive a prompt to reel the fish in.


Another thing to remember when you fish is the fact that you cannot catch them just about anywhere. You will only be able to do so in areas with fishing supplies. You can find them on the outskirts of Ivarstead, and even towards the east of Gerimund’s Hall. The Riften Docks are another place you can get your hands on fishing supplies.

This is how you can fish in Skyrim Anniversary Edition. Now, let us check out the uses of these fish in the game.

Uses of Fish in Skyrim Anniversary Edition


Fishes have several different uses in Skyrim. You can use them to cook, either with the help of ingredients or all by themselves. You can use meals made with fish to restore your health. This is especially helpful in the Survival Mode.

Fish can also be used to make potions at alchemy benches. You can get several different results from doing so.

You can even proudly display your fish on the walls of your Hearthfire home, or showcase them in tanks.

Additionally, you can also receive an artifact called the Fang of Haynekhtnamet if you are strongly skilled. This is a great way to get your hands on gold in the game. There will also be quests that have fishing as a primary element.

These are all of the uses of fishes in the game. Now, let us check out the different fish available for you to catch.

What Fish can you find in Skyrim?

  • Pogfish
  • Carp
  • Juvenile Mudcrab
  • Angler Larvae
  • Glassfish
  • Goldfish

As of now, these are all of the available fish in the game. Of course, this number might increase in the future, so remember to keep checking this guide for any updates.

So there you have it. This is all you need to know about fish in Skyrim Anniversary Edition. With the presence of these helpful upgrades, you will find yourself in an advantageous position each time you acquire them. Make sure to get Fishing Supplies first, and you should be good to go.

Now that you know all about fishing, check out our guide on How to Upgrade to Skyrim Anniversary Edition.