Learning the Fishing skill and stunts
If you do not know how to learn a skill or how to buy stunts, please read
The Skills System Guide
You must learn the skill "Fishing" before you can fish.
Production Skills and the Use of Multiple characters
*** Because only 5 Profession points can be put toward Profession Production Skills;
It is recommended you create different characters (ie. "Alts" ) on different accounts to have combinations of the 15 different Profession skills.
Eventually, You will probably want to designate one character as your main Fishing Alt, one as your main Logging Alt, One For Mining, One for Planting, One for Uniform creation etc..
Create them on different accounts w/ different emails so that;
1) you can run more than one at a time; you can be leveling your main while one is fishing.
2) this way you can trade between characters - not logging in and out and having someone hold your items while you log.
3) you have extra storage space and load - one character keeps fishing items one keeps mining items one keeps logging items etc...
Click ctrl +S in game to see the 15 Profession skills.
Production skill points are granted when you reach various level of Profession Skill. Even though Profession skill level now goes up to 160, the 5th production point is granted when reaching level 120.
Leveling fast and easy
Normally leveling fishing is an EXTREMELY slow process.
However, a newly created character is given 5 "Reward Gold".
You can exchange one gold for a pack that will instantly take your fishing skill to level 100.
You will first have to learn the fishing skill at the skill tutor.
Then Immediately exchange for the pack. Click the pack to raise your level to 100.
Use your (new character) free reward gold at the Athens dock area "Ability Book Exchange Master".
Though Skill Experience Scrolls are still sold, I recommend you use reward gold to take most or all skills to 100 before using them.
* Except Eloquence - you get a free scroll in the beginner quest line for this.
You can buy more Reward Gold for 80 Mall Points each in the on line item mall (not in game).
Profession "Fishery Skill"
You must have on profession point toward "Fishery Skill" if you want to co collect; Black Pearls, Coral and Pearls. These 3 items are only available while fishing in the Fishing Pass Area while using a Fishery Passport (Available in item mall).
Learning/buying Fishing stunts at skill tutor
There are 3 fishing Stunts you can buy at the skill Tutor.
The most helpful stunt is probably "fishing promotion". It will increase the load you ship can carry and transfers with the character and not the ship.
The stunts can be bought at the skill tutor if you have an unused stunt point and you are at the fishing level where the skill is unlocked.
charts from DSOFA
Fishing Skill points
*** Skill Phases were removed from game ***
CAUTION; The Item Mall still sells phase books and skill manuals based on phases.
DO NOT BUY THEM
The Maximum level of a production skill is 120
To begin Offshore fishing:
1) make sure you have a fishing net equipped on your ship
2) Talk to the docker and select sail "offshore"
3) sail until you are on top of, or extremely close to, a "shoal" (hold Alt key to see the words on the water)
4) stop sailing ("parking" on or nearby the shoal)
5) click the area where the word "shoal" is. White words in chat will tell you you have started fishing.
Read further in this guide for hints and suggestions how to fish more efficiently/effectively.
Fishing net levels :
The level of your net affects the level of fish you can catch/collect. The net level you can use is dependent on Fishing skill level.
Level 1 = Skill level 1 needed for use - catches level 1, 2, 3 fish and items*
Level 4 = Skill level 31 needed for use - catches level 1 - 6 fish and items*, level 6 & 7 Eaglewood and Cold Iron
Level 7 = Skill level 61 needed for use - catches level 1 - 10 fish and items*, level 6 -10 Eaglewood and Cold Iron
Level 11 = Skill level 101 needed for use - catches level 1 - 10 fish and items*, level 6 -10 Eaglewood and Cold Iron, & Pearls
* items = timber, ore, or cloth (note; highest level item via fishing is level 8)
** see the Shell guide for shell level and net recommendations
Types of Marine Products:
Anchovy - LvL 1
Mullet - LvL 1
Tunny - LvL 1
Sardine - LvL 2
Swordfish - LvL 2
Chub Mackerel - LvL 3*
Cod - LvL 3
Herring - LvL 4
Mackerel - LvL 4
Electric Ray - LvL 5
Salmon, Trout - LvL 5 (yeah that counts as one Products - strange),
Sea Urchin - LvL 5
Eel - LvL 6
Ratfish - LvL 6 ***
Sea Cucumber - LvL 6
Amphipod - LvL 7
Sea Snake - LvL 7
Sturgeon - LvL 7
Squid - LvL 7
Sea horse - LvL 8
Seaweed - LvL 8
White fin dolphin - LvL 9
Shark - LvL 10
[quote; Jacek07"] Chub Mackerel - LvL 3*
* - this one is strange - although it's only LvL 3 Marine Products the only time I caught it was in the open sea while searching for a LvL 4 discovery near Zhigu. And I've been fishing in almost every city in the world.[/quote]
***Ratfish will give reputation when selling it back to the trader - RakalWolver
Fishing for Eaglewood & Cold Iron
When you reach high enough level of fishing skill you can catch cold iron and eaglewood - two resources needed to craft high level weapons, uniforms, special figureheads and to build these ultimate lvl 10 Tortuga ships. But be warned - this skill is very hard to raise, certainly toughest to raise of all crafting / surviving skills. ~Jacek07
In-game Names & Levels for Eaglewood (Thanks to Ranjab)
Normal Eaglewood LvL 6
Secondary Eaglewood LvL 7
High-level Eaglewood LvL 8
Superior Eaglewood LvL 9
eaglewood LvL 10
Rare Eaglewood LvL 10
In-game Names & Levels for Cold Iron (Thanks to Ranjab)
Normal Cold Iron LvL 6
Secondary Cold Iron LvL 7
High-level Cold Iron LvL 8
Superior Cold Iron LvL 9
cold iron of the deep sea LvL 10
Rare Cold Iron LvL 10
** Note that there are 2 types of level 10s.
Rare Cold Iron and Rare Eaglewood are rare even in Fishery Passport Zone.
(MUST MUST MUST have level 61+ fishing and net!
With a 31 net you will fail a lot and only get Normal and Secondary - level 6&7).
Other information you should know
When you fish, so you don't have to keep throwing fish overboard: fill your goods compartment with trader goods! You will still get fishing experience!
For a more detailed explanation and how to do it: read the section "How to fish for shells" in the Shell guide.
I will also note, you will catch single provisions and single normal Cannonballs in every city along with what is listed below.
***Seville fishing quests and HIGH SEAS FISHING info removed****
I suggest if you are fishing for cold iron or eaglewood, (if you can) buy a fishery passport from the item mall or other players.
Another player suggested you get an Expert or Master Labor Suit and Fishing net Maintenance level 10 before trying a Fishery Passport. " a Lv61 net seems to last close to 8hrs for me" (with the (master?)suit and maintenance level) - THEHUNTER9
Regular fishing drop time (of cold Iron and eaglewood) are few and far between and really only good if you only need one or two.
I have timed the drop of lvl 10 Rare Eaglewood and Cold Iron in the passport area as about 3 per hour.
A Fishery passport can be bought from the item mall
There is only one Fishing area you can enter.
There are 2 types of shoals in the Fishing passport area.
Both Shoals drop:
- Level 6-10 Cold Iron & Rare Cold Iron
- Level 6-10 Eaglewood & Rare Eaglewood
- Laciniate-Conch Shells level 9
- Precious Wentletrap Shells level 6
- White Fin Dolphin (lvl 9)
- Sea Horse (lvl 8)
- Ratfish (lvl 6)
Special Shoals also drop (you must have a profession skill point designated to fishery skill to collect these items)
As for where the shoals are... their locations change after every maintenance so you just have to hold the alt key and look, then sail to the one you want.
Important things to know.
Approximate Fishing Passport Drop Rates
- The passport area can be reach from the Collecting field conservator who is standing near the suburbs in Athens, Seville, Cape Town and Zhigu.
- You equip the passport in the same place you do your sewing kit, scope or alchemy bottle
- ***The timing starts when you enter but will STOP when you exit or sign offline. You can go do whatever you want while online, as long as you are not in the passport area the timer will be stopped.
- You can only collect what your study skill allows you to collect (the rules for collecting don't change simply because you are in there)
- There are no monsters or PVP (perfectly safe)
- Sources do not run out (Fish the same shoal)
(Fishing skill level 120 & using Feinforced Advanced Fishing Net level 61)
|"Special Fish" drop per hour||"Shoal" drop per hour|
|Normal Eaglewood LvL 6||13.46||20|
|Secondary Eaglewood LvL 7||10.85||14.7|
|High-level Eaglewood LvL 8||7.8||10.5|
|Superior Eaglewood LvL 9||4.8||6.5|
|eaglewood LvL 10||4.9||5.0|
|Rare Eaglewood LvL 10||2.4||3.4|
|Normal Cold Iron LvL 6||13.9||19.3|
|Secondary Cold Iron LvL 7||10.9||14.3|
|High-level Cold Iron LvL 8||8.4||11.0|
|Superior Cold Iron LvL 9||5.45||6.8|
|cold iron of the deep sea LvL 10||5.0||5.5|
|Rare Cold Iron LvL 10||2.6||3.65|
|Laciniate-Conch Shells level 9||5.3||8.5|
|Precious Wentletrap Shells level 6||4.9||6.7|
|White Fin Dolphin (lvl 9)||-||-|
|Sea Horse (lvl 8)||-||-|
|Ratfish (lvl 6)||-||-|
data taken over many days 2/5-2/16/2011
COLD INGOTS (CIng) AND EAGLEWOOD COMPLEX (EC)
It requires fishing skill to compound cold ingots and eaglewood complex.
Starting with level 51 to create level 6 CIng and EC
They are compounded from cold iron and eaglewood.
the following information is copied from and old guide called;
Full Materials Production Guide ( by GuardianAshley):
Compounding/ Creating Cold Ingots
Ctrl+ a > on land tab > Smelting
You must first learn the Cold Ingot Drawing
before you can compound Cold Ingots.
You can buy the drawing from the Alchemist in Seville city for 1,000,000 silver coins.
Compounding/ Creating Eaglewood Complex
Ctrl+ a > on land tab > processing icon
You must have "learned" the Eaglewood Complex Drawing
before you can compound Eaglewood Complex.
Buy the drawing from the Alchemist in Seville city for 1,000,000 silver coins
Eaglewood Complex and Cold Iron Ingot Calculator by Achmed42
EW Complex and Cold Iron Ingot Calc(1).zip
Delete the user code form the box and add the value you need. Once you have deleted the formula from one of the boxes, you will need to re-open the Excel spreadsheet to continue using the Lvl 12 Calculator.
Quests that give Fishing Experience:
** Ability quests were removed***
Do the fishing quests in the Voyagers Times.
Experience with out working
You can also gain experience by not fishing.
You can use a 6 hour experience scroll from the item mall or a 12 hour improvement tome from the Voucher Exchanger in Seville.
You must stand still or be off line for 6 or12 hours when you use them. (you can move but will loose any experience you might have gotten in that time frame)
This scroll will not give experience while chopping/timber-felling. It can not be used with a double. triple or fourfold experience scroll. It can not be used with a small, regular, or great blessed pellet.
**Phase 3 info removed... I do not think you need to pay the extra for phase 3 items anymore, just use regular scrolls
Don't forget to bring SP pots, wear a labor uniform (w/SP regeneration), wear jewelry with sp etc...