Rift: Fishing Location Guide

fishing location title Rift: Fishing Location Guide

Fish are biting on live servers! Here’s a basic guide on Telara’s fishing spots to help get folks started. All information was initially gathered from the PTS, so some of it may need updating. I am currently in the process updating it, so if you notice anything that needs to be fixed, lemme know in the comments section!

Listed below, you will find information on a given area’s skill required, fishing quest turn-ins, and the locations for shallow and deep water pools as well as the fish that can be found there. In all areas unless otherwise stated, Unmarked Boxes or Sunken Treasure Chests can drop that have items within them. These won’t be listed, nor will grey items. Feel free to drop me a line if you notice any mistakes.

silverwood Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Silverwood

Skill level needed: 1
Repeatable quest location: Argent Glade – Quicksilver Scholars faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Silverwood Angel – Shallow water – 8 per turn-in
  • Silverwood Devil – Deep water – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Forest Pondleaper – Used for lures, Survival
  • Smooth Minnow – Used for lures, Survival

Other deep water fish:

  • False Shark – Used for Survival
  • Blue Widemouth – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
Argent Glade, Sunken Marsh, Mirror of Ages, ocean

Deep water locations:
Argent Glade, ocean

freemarch Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Freemarch

Skill level needed: 1
Repeatable quest location: Kelari Refuge – Freemarch Wardens faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Normal-Eyed Guppy – Shallow water – 8 per turn-in
  • Deep March Eel – Deep water – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Forest Pondleaper – Used for lures, Survival
  • Smooth Minnow – Used for lures, Survival

Other deep water fish:

  • False Shark – Used for Survival
  • Blue Widemouth – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
King’s Retreat, Lake of Solace, Byriel’s Division, Rill Pond, ocean, other lakes

Deep water locations:
King’s Retreat, Lake of Solace, Byriel’s Division, Rill Pond, ocean, other lakes

gloamwood Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Gloamwood

Skill level needed: 40
Repeatable quest location: Gloamwood Pines – Gloamwood Waykeepers faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Gloam Eel – Shallow water – 8 per turn-in
  • Indigoby – Deep water – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Lesser Crystalfish – Used for lures, Survival
  • Echidna Fish – Used for lures, Survival

Other deep water fish:

  • Creeper – Used for Survival
  • Tawny Rockfish – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
Gloamwood Pines, Millrush, Darkening Deeps, rivers, other ponds

Deep water locations:
Gloamwood Pines, Millrush, Darkening Deeps, rivers, other ponds

stonefield Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Stonefield

Skill level needed: 40
Repeatable quest location: Granite Falls – Granite Falls faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Fantail – Shallow water – 8 per turn-in
  • Cascadefish – Deep water – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Lesser Crystalfish – Used for lures, Survival
  • Echidna Fish – Used for lures, Survival

Other deep water fish:

  • Creeper – Used for Survival
  • Tawny Rockfish – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
Granite Falls, Quarrystone Basin, Deadbone Shelf, Towering Steppes, Titan’s Well

Deep water locations:
Granite Falls, Quarrystone Basin, Titan’s Well

scarlet Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Scarlet Gorge

Skill level needed: 90
Repeatable quest location: Crimson Wash and south of Scarwood Lift Base – Quarry Rat faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Electric Dragonfish – Deep water – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Freshwater Shrimp – Used for Survival
  • Chamelion Fish – Used for Survival
  • Red Mangler – Used for Survival
  • Steelscale Trasher – Used for lures

Other deep water fish:

  • Blenny – Used for Survival
  • Tawny Rockfish – Used for Survival
  • Flatfish – Used for Survival
  • Green Widemouth – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
River (at all points)

Deep water locations:
Riverfell Waterfall (the waterfall areas near Foul Cascade), as well as other waterfalls throughout Scarlet Gorge.

scarwood Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Scarwood Reach

Skill level needed: 90
Repeatable quest location: Kain’s Command and Perspice – Red Scar Trapper/Iron Claw Tracker faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Scarwood Crystalfish – Shallow water (Keenblade Mill) – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Freshwater Shrimp – Used for Survival
  • Chamelion Fish – Used for Survival
  • Grouper – Used for Survival

Other deep water fish:

  • Blenny – Used for Survival
  • Inland Octopus – Used for Survival
  • Flatfish – Used for Survival
  • Ironshell Crab – Used for lures

Shallow water locations:
Keenblade Mill, Scarhide Waste, Shatterbone Canyon

Deep water locations:
Keenblade Mill, Shatterbone Canyon

lake of solace Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Lake of Solace
This area’s unique. There is no specific faction turn-in. Instead, players are able to catch fish from the three surrounding areas– Freemarch, Droughtlands, and Shimmersand. The quest fish for each of those areas can be found here as well. You can fish off the rocks to the north of Lake of Solace, which is south of Freemarch in the area around Lakeside Outpost, or north of Shimmersand, in the peninsula areas of Dunes of Akala.

Skill level needed: 120
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Normal-Eyed Guppy – Shallow water – Freemarch quest – 8 per turn-in
  • Powdernose Crab – Shallow water – Shimmersand quest – 3 per turn-in
  • Desert Greenling – Shallow water – Droughtlands quest – 3 per turn-in
  • Sand Nautilus – Deep water – Shimmersand quest – 3 per turn-in
  • Droughtlands Puffer – Deep water – Droughtlands quest – 3 per turn-in
  • Aestivating Nautilus – Deep water – Droughtlands quest – 3 per turn-in
  • Deep March Eel – Deep water – Freemarch quest – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Brown Perch (Stillmoor, Shimmersand, Ember Isle) – Used for Survival
  • Coral Prawn (Shimmersand) – Used for Survival
  • Brightwater Octopus (Shimmersand) – Used for Survival
  • Pale Flycatcher (Droughtlands) – Used for Survival
  • Burrowing Crab (Droughtlands) – Used for lures
  • Smooth Minnow (Freemarch, Silverwood) – Used for lures and Survival
  • Forest Pondleaper (Freemarch, Silverwood) – Used for lures and Survival
  • Jasper Snapper (Droughtlands, Iron Pine Peak, Moonshade Highlands) – Used for Survival

Other deep water fish:

  • Sunny Puffer (Shimmersand) – Used for Survival
  • Desert Seabug (Shimmersand) – Used for Survival
  • Verdant Angel (Droughtlands, Iron Pine Peak, Moonshade Highlands) – Used for Survival
  • Teal Grouper (Shimmerand, Stillmoor, Ember Isle) – Used for Survival
  • Vermillion Stoneskin (Droughtlands) – Used for Survival
  • False Shark (Freemarch, Silverwood) – Used for Survival
  • Blue Widemouth (Freemarch, Silverwood) – Used for Survival

moonshade Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Moonshade Highlands

Skill level needed: 150
Repeatable quest location: Toren (near Reclaimer’s Hold) – Runeguard faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Grassland Pondleaper – Shallow water – 3 per turn-in
  • Whalefish – Deep water – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Jasper Snapper – Used for Survival
  • Moonhorse – Used for lures

Other deep water fish:

  • Lobster – Used for Survival
  • Verdant Angel – Used for Survival
  • Highlands Eel – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
Acrid Basin, Faering Woods, Kirna’s Arbor, Moonshade Pools, Mistfall Cove, ocean

Deep water locations:
Acrid Basin, Kirna’s Arbor, Mistfall Cove, ocean

droughtlands Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Droughtlands

Skill level needed: 150
Repeatable quest location: Lantern Hook (at the well below ground) – Arcane Hand faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Desert Greenling – Shallow water – 3 per turn-in
  • Droughtlands Puffer – Deep water – 3 per turn-in
  • Aestivating Nautilus – Deep water – 8 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Jasper Snapper – Used for Survival
  • Pale Flycatcher – Used for Survival
  • Burrowing Crab – Used for lures

Other deep water fish:

  • Vermillion Stoneskin – Used for Survival
  • Verdant Angel – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
Byriel’s Division, Lantern Hook well, Splitmouth Ponds, Tar Pits, Lake of Solace, small lakes

Deep water locations:
Byriel’s Division, Lantern Hook well, Lake of Solace

ipp wide Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Iron Pine Peaks
Iron Pine Peaks doesn’t have many areas to fish in, but there are a couple.
Icewatch Supply Crates can also be fished up here, from any pool of water.

Skill level needed: 180
Repeatable quest location: Chancel of Labors (outside) – Icewatch faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Icebiter – Shallow water – 3 per turn-in
  • Glacier Octopus – Deep water – 3 per turn-in
  • Coldwater Seabug – Deep water – 8 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Jasper Snapper – Used for Survival
  • Striated Crab – Used for Survival
  • Serene Flatfish – Used for Survival
ipp Rift: Fishing Location Guide

Other deep water fish:

  • Verdant Angel – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
Blood Iron Pools, Frost Falls

Deep water locations:
Frost Falls (at around 4228, 2000 in Iron Pine Peaks, cursor’s location on above map)

stillmoor wide Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Stillmoor
Stillmoor is even harder to find fishing spots in– there are currently only three spots. The two shallow spots are pictured below and to the left. Shimmerand may be the best option at this level.
Mathosian Treasure Chests can also be fished up here, from any pool of water.

stillmoor Rift: Fishing Location Guide

Skill level needed: 210
Repeatable quest location: Zareph’s Return – Order of Mathos faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Moorleaper – Shallow water – 3 per turn-in
  • Stillmoor Devil – Deep water – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Brown Perch – Used for Survival
  • Firebelly Snapper – Used for Survival

Other deep water fish:

  • Teal Grouper – Used for Survival
  • Bull Chamelion Fish – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
See note and map above. The only two shallow spots are at 2047, 1997 and 1535, 3225 in Stillmoor, shown as green dots on the map.

Deep water locations:
There is one spot at 2050, 1995.

shimmersand Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Shimmersand
Dragonslayer Supply Caches can also be fished up here, from any pool of water.

Skill level needed: 210
Repeatable quest location: Fortune Shore – Dragonslayer Covenant faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Powdernose Crab – Shallow water – 3 per turn-in
  • Sand Nautilus – Deep water – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Brown Perch – Used for Survival
  • Coral Prawn – Used for Survival
  • Brightwater Octopus – Used for lures

Other deep water fish:

  • Sunny Puffer – Used for Survival
  • Desert Seabug – Used for Survival
  • Teal Grouper – Used for Survival

Shallow water locations:
The Oasis, Lake of Solace, Riptalon Gulch, Scaldwater Fields

Deep water locations:
Lake of Solace, Riptalon Gulch

ember isle Rift: Fishing Location Guide

 
Ember Isle
All three Ember Isle factions have separate repeatable quests.
Glorious Treasure Caches can also be fished up here, from any pool of water.

Skill level needed: 240
Repeatable quest location: Fort Zarnost, Talos Landing, and Ember Watch – The Keepers/Kelari Expedition/The Farclan faction reputation (250 rep each)
Repeatable quest fish:

  • Amphibious Jelly – Shallow water – 3 per turn-in
  • Ash Shark – Deep water – 3 per turn-in

Other shallow water fish:

  • Brown Perch – Used for Survival
  • Isle Crab – Used for Survival
  • Ember Stoneskin – Used for Survival

Other deep water fish:

  • Teal Grouper – Used for Survival
  • Glossy Mackerel – Used for Survival
  • Deep Ray – Not used

Shallow water locations:
Ocean, Fel Fields, Gilded Strand, Atia Lava

Deep water locations:
Ocean

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