Survival is important in Valheim and a great way of getting food is fishing. You can find water almost anywhere and rivers between the islands are a great source of fish. In this Valheim guide, we are going to go over how you can find fish in the game.


How To Find Fish In Valheim

Before you can go and start catching fish, you will need to pay a visit to Haldor, one of the traders. From him, you need to buy a fishing rod. He is going to be at a random location in the world. He pops up in the Black Forest biome so be sure to look around for him if you have not found him already.

Once you do find him a small bag of money will mark his location on the map. This will allow you to find him easily the next time you need his help. The fishing rod is going to set you back 350 gold coins. So be sure to have that amount on you when you go out to buy the fishing rod.

Other than the rod, you will also need bait for fishing. This is going to cost you 50 coins. You will need to select bait from your inventory just like you need to select the arrows for the bow.

Once you have the fishing rod, you can use it as a ranged weapon. Press the right mouse button to aim and then press the left mouse button to fire your round, so to speak. You can see fish swimming around in the Meadows and Black Forest biomes.

It is worth mentioning that fish do not show up in water over time. They spawn in random locations. So if you do not see fish in the body of water close to you then it is best to move to another location rather than waiting.

If you cannot find any fish then you can try your luck and find some shallow water rather than going to water bodies that are too deep.

This is how you can catch fish in Valheim. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on how you can make Linen Thread. For more content related to the game be sure to check out our Valheim guides hub.