Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Fishing Guide

A guide on fishing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Included are its basic mechanics and a list of fish that can be caught.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Fishing on Free Days

Fire Emblem Three Houses Fishing Guide

You can go fishing on free days to catch fish used in various dishes at the canteen. Fish can also be sold for gold at the shop. Head to the fish pond and talk to the fishkeeper to start fishing.

Fire Emblem Three Houses Fish Pond Location

How to Fish

Before casting your line, you need to select some bait. This can be bought at shops or obtained as rewards from quests. Note that fish are attracted to various kinds of bait. Try to stock up on as many different kinds as possible.

After choosing your bait, cast your line and wait. When a fish bites, press the A button to time your tug on the rod with the circular pattern on the screen. If done right, the fish will lose a portion of its stamina. You will lose some of your own if you do not properly time your tug. The fish will be caught once its stamina has been completely depleted but will escape if you wear yourself out.

Fishing Event Schedules

How to Identify a Rare Fish

While trying to reel in a fish, you can check its color. A red shadow signifies a higher grade of fish, meanwhile, a blue shadow indicates a lesser grade. Rare fish are indicated by a red, gold, purple, or rainbow shadow. Your bait can last up to three bites, the third fish escaping with the bait if you do not attempt to catch it.

To have a chance to acquire a purple or rainbow fish, use grade 5 bait.

Fish Shadows

Color Trait
Blue Small
Cyan Large
Red Giant
Gold Glimmering
Purple Strange
Rainbow Sparkling

Fishing Bait List

Bait Grade How to Obtain Fish Attracted Selling Price
Insect Larva Eastern Merchant Common 2 gold
Flayn’s Bait Flayn Common Not Applicable
Pond Snail ★★ Eastern Merchant Common/
Uncommon
4 gold
Earthworm ★★★ Eastern Merchant Common/
Uncommon
6 gold
Tournament Bait ★★★ Not Applicable
Blowfly ★★★★ Eastern Merchant Uncommon 8 gold
Herring Bait ★★★★★ Eastern Merchant Uncommon 10 gold

Recommended Bait for Fishing Events

When there’s no on-going fishing event, the chance to find golden fish is at 5%.

Fishing Event Event Details Bait to Use
Golden Fish Chance to find golden fish (10%) Pond Snail
Earthworm
Herring Bait
Fish of Mystery
  • Chance to find rainbow fish (5%)
  • Chance to find golden fish (5%)
Herring Bait
Fistfuls of Fish Catch multiple fish with less bait. Earthworm
Blowfly
Lots of Large Fish
  • Catch large fish with a higher chance (40%)
  • Catch giant fish with a higher chance (40%)
Earthworm
Blowfly

To maximize the gains of your low-grade bait, you can use them for the Fistfuls of Fish events.

Fish List

Different kinds of fish can be caught depending on the date. Make sure to check your calendar for any reports of rare fish in the pond.

Fish Grade Appearance Recommended Bait Selling Price
Salmon 10 gold
Carassius Flayn’s Bait 0
Airmid Goby Small Blue / Large Blue Shadow Insect Larva 1 gold
Caledonian Grayfish Small Blue Pond Snail, Blowfly 1 gold
Albinean Herring ★★ Small Blue Shadow Earthworm, Blowfly 10 gold
White Trout ★★ Small blue shadow Pond Snail, Earthworm, Blowfly 10 gold
Teutates Loach ★★ Large blue shadow Pond Snail 10 gold
Airmid Pike ★★★ Large blue shadow Insect Larva, Pond Snail, Blowfly, Herring Bait 20 gold
Caledonian Gar ★★★ Large blue shadow Insect Larva, Earthworm 20 gold
Queen Loach ★★★★ Large red shadow Insect Larva, Pond Snail, Herring Bait 30 gold
Teutates Pike ★★★★ Large red shadow Insect Larva, Pond Snail, Earthworm, Herring Bait 50 gold
Bullhead ★★★★★ Large red shadow Pond Snail, Earthworm, Blowfly, Herring Bait 100 gold
Golden Fish ★★★★ Gold shadow Earthworm, Blowfly 500 gold
Silver Fish ★★★ Gold shadow Pond Snail 200 gold
Platinum Fish ★★★★★ Gold shadow Herring Bait 1,000 gold
Goddess Messenger ★★★★★ Rainbow shadow Herring Bait 1,500 gold
Ancient Fodlan ★★★★★ Rainbow shadow Herring Bait 2,000 gold
Fodlandy ★★★★★ Rainbow shadow Herring Bait 2,000 gold

Fishing Experience Rewards

Fish Grade Appearance Combo Required Experience Rewards
Goddess Messenger ★★★★★ Rainbow Shadow Perfect/Good +100 professor exp
Ancient Fodlan ★★★★★ Rainbow Shadow Perfect/Good +50 professor exp
Fodlandy ★★★★★ Purple Shadow Perfect/Good +40 professor exp
Platinum Fish ★★★★★ Gold Shadow Perfect/Good +40 professor exp
Golden Fish ★★★★ Gold Shadow Perfect/Good +20 professor exp
Silver Fish ★★★★ Gold Shadow Perfect/Good +10 professor exp
Bullhead ★★★★★ Large Red Shadow Perfect/Good +30 professor exp
Teutates Pike ★★★★ Large Red Shadow Perfect/Good +30 professor exp
Queen Loach ★★★★ Large Red Shadow Perfect/Good +20 professor exp
Airmid Pike ★★★ Large Blue Shadow Perfect/Good +20 professor exp
Caledonian Gar ★★★ Large Blue Shadow Perfect +20 professor exp
Teutates Loach ★★ Large Blue Shadow Perfect/Good +10 professor exp
Albinean Herring ★★ Small Blue Shadow Perfect +10 professor exp
White Trout ★★ Small Blue Shadow Perfect/Good +10 professor exp
Caledonian Crayfish Small Blue Shadow Perfect +10 professor exp
Airmid Goby Large / Small Blue Shadow Perfect/Good +10 professor exp

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Budding Talents Class Change and Exams Group Tasks
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Choir Practice Advice Box Giving Gifts
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  1. Fodlandy and Ancient Fodlandy have always shown up as purple shadows for me, distinctly different from the rainbow shadow for Goddess Messenger.