How to Fish in Black Desert Online?

Gamers need to have a fishing rod in Black Desert Online. This, obviously, provides the opportunity to catch fish, which you can sell for big bucks! This guide will provide beginners with the basics of fishing to help you get started. You can also use this guide to learn about the different techniques and other topics related to fishing in Black Desert Online.

There are several fishing methods, each with different content. There are around 30 fishing spots and fishing locations in all! An idea to note is that the first two or so hours of the game are an excellent opportunity to fish and maybe catch various types of fish!

The good news is that there are many free fishing seeds available worldwide in Black Desert Online. There are also various fishes in freshwater and saltwater, and when it comes to freshwater, there are numerous options. So make sure to check out the fishing locations for catching fish in BDO!

Also read: How To Walk In Black Desert Online?

The Basics About Fishing In BDO:

To fish, you must equip a fishing rod and a fishing bait. When you are in the Fishing Area, you will see an icon that looks like a hook and fish on the bottom left corner of your screen.

You can get one of the fishing rods from the market in the town. You can get bait from the market as well. After equipping a fishing rod and fishing bait, go to your Fishing Area.

You can also sell the fishes that you catch for a fair amount of silver. You can find the fish market in the town, and you can also find the fish to sell depending on the type of fish.

How to Fish in Black Desert Online?

There are two ways to fish in Black Desert Online. One Is manually, and the other is AFK. 


While in the game, you should walk up to a body of water and press the space bar. After a few seconds, a fish will jump out of the water and take your bait. It would be best if you hit the space bar when that’s happening for a higher chance of success. If you’re successful, then next, you’ll need to enter a sequence of “WASD” keys while within the blue range to catch it. If you do not see the fish jumping out of the water, the fish has escaped. The process is straightforward enough, but it might be frustrating if you are new to the game. It is also known as Fishing Minigame.

Congratulations adventurer! You have completed all steps of the minigame to catch a rare and beautiful fish. To pick the fish up, press R. After you cast your line, if you don’t press R again, then the game will delete the fish.

AFK or Auto Fishing:

When you achieve a bite for AFK fishing, your character in the game will need to wait three minutes (base time) for you to catch the fish manually. If you don’t catch the fish, the game will automatically catch the fish for you, and they will be sent directly into your inventory. Note that you will have to be at your computer but if you are, by all means, leave it on AFK.

If you don’t wish to fish manually and instead remain AFK on a fishing spot, then this article is for you. But before you go AFK, make sure to verify that your AFK settings and coordinates are in set. Play smart by staying in safety zones and exercise caution.

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