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|Fishing is an addition to Wizard101 that allows Wizards to magically fish from the many sources of water throughout the Spiral. Fishing is optional and is intended to serve as a pastime. Fishing can also provide various rewards for Wizards all around. Many fish are also required in crafting recipes throughout the Spiral.
Fishing becomes available to Wizards at Level 7. Lucky Hookline will appear via a tutorial tip on the right side of the screen letting Wizards know he is near the pond in The Commons. Upon arrival, he will give the quest A River Runs Through It. During the dialogue, he explains the basics of Fishing, and how Fish are stored and recorded. Once the quest is accepted, Wizards are immediately given their first Fishing Spell, the Lesser Frost Lure, for free, and are promoted to a Level 1 (Novice) Angler.
Gear from all over the Spiral give all sorts of boosts to energy. Gear from Hoard Packs tend to give the most Energy. Gear with additional Fishing Luck is available from Brandon Mistborn for Arena Tickets.
Whenever Wizards catch a Fish, they will gain fishing experience. Catching a Fish for the first time gives 100 times the normal experience of catching the same Fish again. Catching Rare Fish and Epic Fish will give more experience than catching Common Fish.
How to Fish
Currently, fishing ponds are available in portions of Wizard City, Krokotopia, MooShu, Dragonspyre, Celestia, Zafaria, and Grizzleheim; as well as Houses purchased through Bundles such as The Botanical Garden. The fishing icon will automatically pop up on the right side of the screen when close to a fishable body of water.
Types of Fish
See the Fish Locator Table for a full list of Fish and where they are found.
Sentinels are a tricky type of Fish that are out to keep their fellow fishy friends from being caught. Sentinels will protect the other Fish by scaring away Fish that are nibbling on Lures, or they may even steal the Lures outright.
Sentinels have unique silhouettes that are so easy to identify, but it takes skill for Wizards to separate them from their desired Fish. However, using a Banish Sentinels Spell will clear the pond of all Sentinels!
Different kinds of Fish are ranked differently, and this classification depends on their degree of difficulty being caught. Any Fish can be caught using any Lure, but using a higher rank Lure gives a higher chance of catching higher rank Fish.
Fish by Rarity
There are three types of rarities that a Fish can come in: Common, Rare, and Epic. These rarities represent how often Fish can be found skulking around in their native ponds. Common Fish are generally much easier to come by, while Rare Fish are a bit more uncommon. Epic Fish are true to their name and will do their best to evade Wizards by appearing in ponds very rarely.
Fish by Tank Size
Fish have many different Aquarium sizes. Fish have 3 different classifications for these Aquariums, which include Regular, Tall, and Large. Regular is the most common Aquarium size used by Fish. Tall generally consists of Jellyfish and Squids while Large is mostly for Stingrays and other large Fish, such as a Hippo Tang.
Fish can also come in 3 different sizes: Small Fry, Keeper, and Whopper. When catching a Fish of a specific size, the tank it requires is based on both its aquarium class and its size. For example, a Keeper Freshlava Smelt, which is a Regular Fish, requires a Regular Keeper Aquarium. Meanwhile, a whopper version of the Freshlava Smelt would require a Regular Whopper Aquarium.
Another type of aquarium is a multi-aquarium which can add up to 9 Fish in the tank. These only include Small Fry or Keeper sizes of the 3 Aquarium classes.
Aquariums can be crafted from Recipes from Eudora Tangletree in Olde Town or Frode Silverscale in Northguard. Special holiday and seasonal tanks are also available during specific events in the Crown Shop.
Catching more Fish means gaining more Fishing XP, resulting in higher Fishing Levels. Higher Fishing Levels allow Wizards to purchase more powerful Fishing Spells that make it easier to catch higher ranked Fish. Each Fishing Rank unlocks a new Badge for Wizards to show off their rank. The table below shows the XP required to unlock each Fishing Rank.