BASIC SKILLS | FISHING: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO RODS, BAITS & FISH SPECIES
At last, we’re finally able to fish on DayZ again! Savor the flavor of this moment, Gentlemen because for most of us this is the first time we’ve ever had the smell of fish on our fingers. Due perhaps to over-fishing or lack of developer enthusiasm, there are only 3 types of fish species available for harvesting in Chernarus. Those fantastically floppy and mouthwateringly moist creatures are:
⦁ You also have a chance to reel-in WELLIES and COOKING POTS.
Let’s begin this lesson by taking a look at the CARP. CARP can be fished from freshwater water sources, such as ponds, swamps, lakes, streams and marshes.
Next, let’s move on to saltwater species. MACKEREL can be caught in saltwater and brackish water sources, such as the sea and various deltas. SARDINES can be farmed using fish traps in seawater as well, which we’ll cover in a another lesson.
You have tons of choices when it comes to fishing instruments. And by “tons” I meant 2. Those are the Collapsible Fishing Rod and the Improvised Fishing Rod. The Collapsible Fishing Rods can be found all over the map, but most commonly spawn in boat wrecks along the coast, as well as in boathouses and utility sheds. Fishing hooks can be found in the at the same spawn points.
If you cannot locate technologically sufficient fishing equipment, don’t fret. Improvised Fishing Rods and Bone Hooks can be crafted with ease.
CRAFTING AN IMPROVISED FISHING ROD:
To craft an improvised fishing rod you will need:
⦁ A Long Stick
⦁ Fishing Hook or Bone Hook
Start by cutting down a bush or tree and gathering a LONG STICK. Bushes can now be cut down barehanded, but have a chance to cause bleeds to ungloved hands. Approach a bush and you will receive the prompt to cut down the bush.
Next locate ROPE. If you cannot locate ROPE, just craft an IMPROVISED ROPE. Take a stack of 6 RAGS to your hand and combine them with another stack of 6 RAGS to craft one. You can create RAGS by shredding clothing items.
CRAFTING IMPROVISED HOOKS:
Crafting BONE HOOKS requires BONES and a KNIFE. BONES can be sourced after skinning and quartering WILDLIFE. Take the bones to your hand and combine them with a knife to craft one BONE HOOK. Attach the hook to your boonie hat to save inventory space.
You can fish with an empty hook, but with a much lower success rate. For now, the only available bait to use in fishing is EARTHWORMS. To harvest them, equip a digging tool to your hand such as any variety of shovel, a farming hoe or knife variant and look at the ground anywhere bare earth is exposed. You will receive the prompt to “DIG UP WORMS”. Once, the action is performed the worm with be available in your inventory.
HOW TO FISH:
To begin fishing approach the edge of any body of water with your FISHING ROD in-hand and you will receive the prompt to “BEGIN FISHING”. Once the action is prompted continuously hold the action key to fish until your survivor tugs on his rod and withdraws the line from the water. If you’re fishing action was successful, your catch will appear on the ground in the vicinity of your feet. If unsuccessful, you will retrieve an empty hook or even more unlucky, an empty line.
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