Due to the broken nature of fishing and the vastness of the water area I wanted to create a thread that would make an easy reference of where you can catch certain fish. I think most if not all fish can probably be caught in numerous locations so this wouldn’t be an exhaustive list but rather just give some locations of where I fish and what was caught there so others could potentially find a spot they know certain fish can be caught.
This is sort of a companion to another thread which documents all the broken fishing quests that call for one fish but really need another (thread can be found here: Quests With Wrong Information). Since the locations can often also be incorrect on the quest you can waste a lot of time fishing at the indicated location and never get the right fish. So this will just be an ongoing collection of screenshots with my fishing location on the map and what fish I caught there. I will continue to add more fish to that location as I find them. If you catch a fish not listed at one of these locations please post and I will include it in the list.
Others that want to post their own locations are welcomed to do so. Maybe we can get a more exhaustive reference of fish locations if enough people contribute. There also seems to be a distinction between being on a boat and on the shore with regard to what you can catch in the same location so I will indicate boat or shore for clarity.
Fishing Spot 1 – Cron Castle area (boat)
Blue Tang – Butterflyfish – Cero – Checkerboard Wrasse – Dolphinfish – Flatfish – Rockfish – Round Herring – Sandeel – Sea Bass – Tapertail Anchovy – Whiting
Fishing Spot 2 – South of Heidel (shore)
Arowana – Bluegill – Rosy Bitterling – Soho Bitterling – Snakehead
Fishing Spot 3 – North of Velia (boat) – this was not a great spot for anything other than fish bones tbh
Amberjack – Butterflyfish – Fourfinger Threadfin – Jellyfish – Sandeel – Sardine
Fishing Spot 4 – NW of Velia over Flounder knowledge marker
Cuttlefish – John Dory – Flounder – Fourfinger Threadfin – Gurnard – Maomao – Rosefish – Tongue Sole – Seahorse
Fishing Spot 5 – Just barely SW of the Beltfish knowledge marker NW of Velia
Angler – Flatfish – Grouper – Grunt – Octopus – Ray – Shellfish – Skipjack – Surfperch
Fishing Spot 6 – Paratama Island in between Ilya and Velia just a tiny bit off shore from Fishing quest NPC Gario. NPC gives several quests and I caught most of the fish in this spot.
Atka Mackerel – Flounder – Gunnel – Horn Fish – Moray – Octopus – Silver Stripe Round Herring – Sea Eel – Swordfish – Ray – Trout – Tongue Sole – Sandfish – Blackfin Sweeper – Surfperch – Scorpion Fish – Starfish – Seahorse
Fishing Spot 7 – Near Fishing NPC Jiro between river bridge and Bradie Fortress (shore)
Bitterling – Bubble Eye – Carp – Catfish – Cherry Salmon – Crucian Carp – Grayling – Lenok – Mandarin Fish – Pacu – Steed – Striped Shiner – Terrapin – Yellowfin Sculpin
Additional Info from Angeldeath:
In your first fishing location, a little further down, there is also a good spot for Anglers.
Also some fish around Iliya, near the dock (boat), include: Dolphinfish, Filefish, Blue Tang, Bluefish, Cero, Moray, Fourfinger Threadfin, Flying Fish, Golden-Thread, Silver-Stripe Round Herring, Pomfret, Grouper, Croaker, Surfperch, Siganid, Tilefish, Saurel