Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - [FFXII: TZA] Sidequest Walkthrough – Gone Fishin’

Sidequest Walkthrough for Gone Fishin' in Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age [FF12: TZA], including methods to access it, rewards and enemies.

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Gone Fishin’

Side Quest Availability

  • Access Conditions
    Finish the Cactuar Family Sidequest. Progress in the Main Story until you reach Draklor Laboratory.
  • Missable Conditions

Side Quest Walkthrough

How to Unlock

  1. Speak to Ruksel in South Bank Village.
  2. Head to Balfonheim Port before proceeding to the Aerodome and interacting with the Fishing Enthusiast.
  3. Talk to him until he gives you information on the fishing rod.
  4. Return to the Aerodome entrance and retrace your steps back.
  5. Inspect the wall near the enthusiast to find the Muramata Fishing rod.
  6. Report to Ruksel at Dalmasca Estersand.

Search for the Matamune

  • In order to unlock the rest of the fishing spots, you must defeat Gilgamesh.
  • Try fishing until you have collected all five colored bottles.
Bottle Code Site
Black Very easy, so count yourself lucky.
Garamsythe Waterway
Look for and follow the rats on the ground in the Central Waterway Control to find the sparkling spot.
Blue Truth lies just beyond falsehood. CDZCKZMCRANZS Nabreus Deadlands
Echoes of the Past in overturned boat.
Green Skip on stones to far bank’s shore by skipping stones return once more.
Piebald Path in the hut.
Red Foothills rise in mountains’ shadow. nhliQsTUrEe Mosphoran Highwaste – Babbling Vale. Inspect the northwest corner shrine.
Yellow Dragons stir among the eaters of the wind.
1 2 – – 5 – 7 – 9 –
Cerobi Steppe.
Windmills 1, 2, 5, 7, and 9 must all be turned on. All others must be turned off.
  • Decipher the cryptic message to find the spot it corresponds to.
  • When all locations have been found, you will be directed to Barheim Passage.
  • Pass through the West Annex to reach the Zeviah Span to find the Matamune.
  • Collect the Matamune.

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