Fishing is one of the many mini-games in Final Fantasy XIV, and it can be a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend some time in game. However, it can be a little overwhelming for beginners. This guide will help you get started with fishing in FF14.

Getting Started

To start fishing, you will need a fishing rod, bait, and a fishing hole. You can purchase a fishing rod from the vendor near the fishing hole, and bait can be bought from vendors or crafted by a disciple of the land. Fishing holes can be found all over Eorzea, and they are marked on the map with a fish icon.

The Basics

Once you have everything you need, approach the fishing hole and select “Cast.” This will cast your line into the water. You will see a fish icon appear in the middle of the screen. This is your target. Use the directional keys to move the lure and try to get it close to the fish.

When the fish bites, you will see a message appear on the screen. Press the corresponding key to hook the fish. Then, you will need to reel it in. Use the directional keys to keep the tension on the line and bring the fish in.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most of your fishing experience:

  • Keep an eye on the weather and time of day. Different fish appear under different conditions.
  • Use the right bait for the fish you want to catch. You can check the fish guide to see what bait you need.
  • Pay attention to the tug on your line. This can help you know when to hook the fish.
  • Use the Mooch ability to catch bigger fish. This ability allows you to use a caught fish as bait.
  • Join a fishing linkshell or Free Company to get advice and tips from other fishermen.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different lures and techniques.


Fishing can be a lucrative way to earn gil and acquire rare items. You can sell the fish you catch on the market board, or trade them in for scrips at the Collectable Appraiser. You can also earn achievements and titles for catching certain fish or completing fishing-related tasks.


Fishing in FF14 is a fun and rewarding activity that can provide a nice break from battling and questing. With this guide, you should have everything you need to get started and enjoy the world of fishing in Eorzea. Happy fishing!

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