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Genshin Impact fishing spots – rusty koi, the catch, and bait

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact fishing spots, including the best Genshin Impact fishing bait to use

A view of Tsurumi Island in Inazuma

Genshin Impact is a huge open-world RPG that’s full to the brim with content, including archon quests, world quests, events, general exploration, and fishing. Yes, like many games nowadays, Mihoyo’s title includes angling, a lovely pastime for many. Except, in Genshin Impact, you don’t have to worry about getting wet, or better yet, falling off a boat and into the water, making you the laughing stock of all the fishies you were trying to catch.

Our Genshin Impact fishing guide aims to provide details on where you can catch some fish and what you need to complete to unlock fishing in Genshin Impact. We also offer some advice on Genshin Impact fishing bait, namely why it’s important to use different types to attract various species – including the Genshin Impact golden koi, Genshin Impact rusty koi, and the Genshin Impact raimei angelfish.

Since you’re here, we assume you’re a fan of Genshin Impact, so why not check out our Genshin Impact tier list to see where your favourite characters rank. Alternatively, we offer specific character guides such as Genshin Impact’s Sara, Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun, Genshin Impact’s Xiangling, and Genshin Impact’s Kokomi. Finally, make sure you check out our Genshin Impact codes list as well – every little primogem helps.

How do I unlock Genshin Impact fishing? 

Sadly, Genshin Impact’s fishing isn’t available to you as soon as you begin the game. Rather you must reach adventure rank 30, and complete the exploding population quest. Not to worry, this quest leads you right to Cider Lake, where you find Nantuck, who takes it upon himself to teach you how to fish. This is also when you receive the wilderness rod.

Of course, as with the real-life hobby, you need to use bait. When it comes to Genshin Impact fishing bait, there’s a range that you can use, though it all needs crafting via a craft table. Moreover, each type attracts different Genshin Impact fish, so bear that in mind when choosing which bait to use.

Oh, and each region has a specific rod that proves more effective in that area:

  • Mondstadt – windtangler
  • Liyue – wishmaker
  • Inazuma – narukawa ukai

Traveler fishing in a river

How many Genshin Impact fishing spots are there?

The short answer is loads. There are many Genshin fishing spots to find all across the world, which means there’s Inazuma fishing spots, Mondstadt fishing spots, and Liyue fishing spots.

Where are the Genshin Impact fishing spots?

Anywhere you see rippling water is a viable Genshin Impact fishing spot, and given how many there are to choose from, you might want to check out one of these Genshin Impact maps to pinpoint each location. However, bear in mind that the aquatic life you find in each fishing zone varies – a fishing crawl is the best option. Check them all out.

How many different types of fish are in Genshin Impact fishing spots?

Overall, there are 20 different types of fish for you to catch across the entire map, the majority of which are available in multiple locations:

  • Medaka
  • Aizen medaka
  • Crystalfish
  • Dawncatcher
  • Glaze medaka
  • Sweet-flower medaka
  • Akai maou
  • Betta
  • Lunged stickleback
  • Venomspine fish
  • Golden koi
  • Rusty koi
  • Brown shirakodai
  • Purple shirakodai
  • Tea-coloured Shirakodai
  • Pufferfish
  • Bitter pufferfish

However, three fish are in just one location:

  • Abiding angelfish – at Mt Aocang in the lake in front of the cloud retainers home
  • Raimei angelfish – head to the shipwreck near Tatarasuna between 18:00 and 6:00
  • Snowstrider – in a lake to the Northwest of Starglow Cavern in Dragonspine

How do I get Genshin Impact’s the catch weapon?

If you happen to be in the market for a new weapon, you might want to consider getting the catch, a polearm that is found in Inazuma. However, to get your hands on this weapon, you must do a spot of fishing, catching six raimei angelfish, 20 golden koi, and 20 rusty koi. Upon catching the fish, you can trade them with Kujirai Moniji – found in Inazuma City – for the catch.

And that’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact fishing spots. If you enjoy Genshin Impact but could do with a break after all that fishing, why not check out our picks for the best mobile RPGs to find your next adventure.