Harvestella fishing – reel in the big one

The upcoming farming sim and RPG from Square Enix is full of things to do, and Harvestella’s fishing is just one way to get some food on the table

A picture from Harvestella showing the place where you go fishing. it is a thin river with a wooden bridge over it. The protagonist stands with their back to us atop it. They are feminine with long blonde hair and thin legs, holding a dishing rod as water splashes where the line has been cast. In the distance a green and yellow grassed path leads into the wooded distance. Some buildings line the bank.

Harvestella is another entry in a long-lasting genre with a little spin. Sure, Harvest Moon popularised farming games with social aspects in the late 90s, then Animal Crossing sort of did its own thing around social stuff in the early noughties. But Harvestella takes the route that Rune Factory takes – what if farming, but the world is also ending and full of monsters trying to kill you?

Pretty cool, right? But, you can’t make a good farming social sim with deadly elements if the basics aren’t there. There are core components of any of these sorts of games: planting and watering, talking and walking. And that’s why Harvestella’s fishing is so key. If I can’t chill out and catch some floppy food, how am I meant to save the world?

So, head down for some fishy facts, from the different things you can catch (surprise! It’s not just fish) and what to do with those things, to how your location can affect what you catch, among a few other tidbits. We’re still a little while from the Harvestella release date, so we don’t have that much information, but keep your eyes peeled as we’ll update as soon as any new info appears.

Okay, let’s get cooking.

A picture of a fish from Harvestella. The text below it reads: • Eversweetfish Size: 34 NEW RECORD ! A fish that can be caught in any region at any time of year. It is delicious all year round, which is what gives it its name. Great for humans, not so great for the fish." In the top right it says: "Spring Zephyr 16th Tuesday 02:00PM".

Harvestella fishing

Fishing in Harvestella seems super straightforward. You can head over to some water to catch fish and other things – what you catch depends on your location and other conditions – once you obtain the fishing rod. Any fish you catch can either be shipped for money or kept for use in Harvestella’s cooking mechanic. There’s even a way to upgrade your fishing rod to catch even rarer fish.

A picture from Harvestella showing the place where you go fishing. it is a thin river with a wooden bridge over it. The protagonist stands with their back to us atop it. They are feminine with long blonde hair and thin legs. In the distance a green and yellow grassed path leads into the wooded distance. Some buildings line the bank.

How do you fish in Harvestella?

While we haven’t got our hands on any Harvestella fishing action, fishing looks super simple from what we can see online. You get a fishing rod, approach some water, press the corresponding button to start, and then do some fishing.

Simple, right? Still, there are bound to be more nuanced aspects to Harvestella’s fishing, so do come back when we know some more. Check out our Harvestella jobs, Harvestella crafting, Harvestella factions, and Harvestella characters to get up to speed before release day.