NieR Replicant Remaster Ver.1.22474487139 - Fishing Guide

Overview and guide about Fishing in NieR Replicant Remaster Ver. 1.22474487139, including its unlocking conditiosn, features and mechanics.

NieR Replicant Remaster - Fishing Guide

Fishing Guide in NieR Replicant Remaster

Nier Replicant Remaster - Fishing Guide

Fishing is a mini game in NieR Replicant Remaster Ver. 1.22474487139 that lets you catch a variety of fish that can be sold for money. Certain non-fish materials like junk items can also be obtained through fishing which can be used to upgrade weapons in the game.


 Trophy How to Unlock
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyFish of Legend Catch a Rhizodont.
PlayStation 4 - Silver TrophyA Round by the Pond Catch every type of fish

Trophy List

How to unlock Fishing and upgrade Fishing Skills

Nier Replicant Remaster - Fisherman's Gambit Side Quests

After going through the story and reaching the Seafront of the first half, you’ll find the fishing spot. Speak to the old man near the body of water to obtain the fishing rod and lure.

Quest Client Objective Availability Reward
The Fisherman’s Gambit Old Fisherman Catch 10 Sardines. Part 1 or Act I Fishing skill up
The Fisherman’s Gambit Part 2 Catch 7 Blowfish. Part 1 or Act I Fishing skill up
The Fisherman’s Gambit Part 3 Catch 7 Rainbow Trout. Part 1 or Act I Fishing skill up
The Fisherman’s Gambit Part 4 Catch 5 Bream. Part 1 or Act I Fishing skill up
The Fisherman’s Gambit Part 5 Catch 5 Black Bass. Part 1 or Act I Fishing skill up
The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 6 Catch 3 Sandyfish. Part 2 or Act II Fishing skill up
The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 7 Catch 3 Royal Fish Part 2 or Act II Fishing skill up
The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 8 Catch 3 Blue Marlin Part 2 or Act II Fishing skill up
The Fisherman’s Final Gambit Catch 1 Hyneria. Part 2 or Act II Fishing skill up

Interact with the old man once more to start a quest. Complete the quest to raise your fishing level. Attaining a higher fishing level allows you to encounter new species of fish.

You can do any of the fishing side quests by talking to the Old Fisherman at Seafront to upgrade your fishing skill. This allows you to catch fish more easily as you clear more of his quests.

The total amount of fishing quests is nine. Finish all of them to unlock rare species.

How to Fish

To begin fishing, you must go to a fishing spot found all throughout the game world. When you arrive at a fishing spot, press the ◯ button as indicated on the upper right corner of the screen to begin fishing. After selecting your bait, press the × button to cast your line.

When the fish has taken the bait (indicated by your fishing rod bending sharply), tilt the left analog stick back and steer it to the opposite direction that the fish is swimming. This will deplete the fish’s stamina, allowing you to reel it in and catch it.

Go to the Fishing spot

Fishing spots are scattered throughout the map. Each spot offers different kinds of fish. Go over each of the spots to find them all.

Choosing bait

Use the ○ button when close to the fishing spot to choose bait. Aside from spots, the fish that spawns depends on the type of bait. You can purchase your fill of bait from the Tackle Shopkeeper in Seafront.

Fishing Bait Fishes Junk Item
Lugworm Sardine, Blowfish, and Bream Rusted Clumps
Earthworm Carp, Giant Catfish, and Royal Fish Rusty Bucket and Empty Can
Lure Rainbow Trout, Bream, Black Bass, Giant Catfish, and Sandfish Rusty Bucket and Empty Can
Sardine Blue Marlin, Shark, Dunkleosteus, Hyneria, and Rhizodont Dead Tree or Deadwood
Carp Black Bass, Giant Catfish, Hyneria, and Rhizodont Aquatic Plant and Empty Can

Deplete the stamina

When the fish bites, press the  ○ button. Reel it in by moving the L-stick on the opposite direction from where the fish is pulling. After fully depleting the fish’s stamina, it will be caught.

Fishing Spots

NieR can go to these spots to reel in fishes:

Fishing Ground Fishes Junk Items
NieR’s Village Black Bass, Carp, and Giant Catfish Aquatic Plant and Dead Tree or Deadwood
Northern Plains Rainbow Trout Rusted Clumps
Eastern Road
(Eastern Highway)
Royal Fish Aquatic Plant and Dead Tree or Deadwood
(Pier and Hidden Beach)
Blowfish, Blue Marlin, Bream, Dunkleosteus, Sardine, Shaman Fish, and Shark Aquatic Plant and Rusty Bucket
(Pier and Northeast)
Hyneria, Rhizodont, and Sandfish Rusty Bucket and Empty Can

Benefits of Fishing

Here are the benefits of fishing in the game:

Contributes to the story progression

Going over the main story requires some skill with fishing. You’ll be asked to fetch some items such as Shaman Fish. You can catch some from the wide sandy beach on the west side.

All Main Story Walkthroughs

Quest completion

There are some quests which also focus on fishing. Complete them to earn a large sum of gold.

All Side Quests

Money Farming

Catching and selling fish is a good way to earn money in the game apart from doing quests and gardening. It also serves as a nice break from combat or from progressing through the main story so try to fish whenever you can.

Some fish types like the Hyneria (Sardine), Royal Fish (Earthworm), and Rhizodont (Sardine) can be sold at higher prices. If you’re running low on money, try fishing and sell them to shops.

All Fishing Items

Catching a Rhizodont

Another relevant trophy or achievement for this feature is catching Rhizodont fish. Use a Sardine as a lure and fish at the Desert. Before attempting to catch this fish, make sure all Fisherman’s Gambit-related quest are already cleared.

All Side Quests

In order to acquire this flower, read our Rhizodont fishing guide:

How to catch a Rhizodont Fish

Other Strategy Guides

Nier Replicant Remaster - Strategy Guides

Getting Started

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Game Controls Difficulty Modes Permanent Events
Differences in the Remaster Differences in Act I and II Tips for Combat
Stats Guide Status Effects Post-Game Unlockables
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Useful Guides

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