Even guerillas need a break. And what better way than to cast a line? Here's how to fish in Far Cry 6.

Far Cry 6 Fishing Guide: How to Fish

Even guerillas need a break. And what better way than to cast a line? Here's how to fish in Far Cry 6.

If you’ve got the fishing rod in Far Cry 6, you’re probably wondering how to fish. Despite the freedom of the guerilla life, you’re limited to where you can cast a line — if you want the best results. There are also fishing spots of different difficulty spread all around Yara, which you can find by upgrading a guerilla camp building and buying their map locations.

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To make catching both regular and legendary fish easier, the rod is customizable, like nearly everything else in Dani’s arsenal. With that in mind, you’ll want to seek out fishing spots where you can upgrade the rod first. But once you get there, you’ll need to know how to fish.

This Far Cry 6 tips guide goes over how to cast and reel in your line to attract fish, as well as why you should definitely upgrade an important building. 

How Do I Fish in Far Cry 6?

Fishing in Far Cry 6.

The fishing rod lives in your weapon wheel, so you can grab it at any time. Technically, Far Cry 6 lets you trawl in any body of water, but the best places to do so are in the areas marked as fishing spots. These are denoted by 

You’ll have a higher chance of getting rare catches, plus this is where you’ll find the orange tackle boxes that let you upgrade your rod. Fishing spots marked with a fishhook tend to have common fish, such as carp, while markers with specific shapes are where you’ll find rarer catches, such as sharks, barracuda, or angelfish.

Once you’ve settled on a spot, cast your line using the “RT” (Xbox), “R2” (PlayStation), or left-click on PC. The longer you hold the button down, the further you’ll cast.

Shake the line and gently start reel in the line to attract fish, then follow the on-screen prompts to pull it in. Make sure you move your control stick or mouse in the opposite direction as the fish is pulling.

Fishing Hut Upgrades

Far Cry 6 fishing hut.

If you’re very keen on spending time near the water, purchase the Fishing Hut at one of the three guerilla camps Dani helps establish. Upgrading the hut gives you new bait, brochures for unlocking new fishing spots — including legendary locations at the highest level — and the option to hunt with guns without damaging their meat.

Each time you upgrade the Hut, you also get a piece of the Fishing Outfit, which carries with it buffs that make things even easier, including one that keeps other predators from attacking you.

Upgrading your rod requires gunpowder, because, of course, it does. The Fishing Hut is completely separate from that, so you’ll need to scavenge the necessary materials from FND bases throughout Yara. 

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That’s all you need to know about how to fish in Far Cry 6, but make sure to check out the links above or our other Far Cry 6 guides for more tips and tricks.

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