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Genshin Impact fishing guide: Fishing spots and how to fish

Genshin Impact’s 2.1 update added fishing, allowing players to catch fish without having to brutally murder them in the water. Our Genshin Impact guide explains how to unlock the fishing system and what you can do with it.

To unlock fishing, you need to accept and complete the world quest “Exploding Population.” For most players, this quest will automatically appear in your quest list when you log on. If you don’t have it, you need to have the housing system, the Serenitea Pot, unlocked.

Talk to Katheryne in Mondstadt, which will lead you on a fairly straightforward journey. You’ll be tasked with catching fish, and this will essentially serve as a tutorial for Genshin Impact’s fishing minigame.

Once you have Genshin Impact fishing unlocked, you can start fishing pretty much anywhere you see bubbling waters and fish swimming around. You can trade fish in for better bait recipes and fishing rods to members of the Fishing Association, and you can use them in cooking.

Update (Jan. 6): We’ve updated this guide with Enkanomiya fishing spots added in the patch 2.4 update.

Table of contents

  • Stormbearer Mountains
  • Cider Lake 1
  • Cider Lake 2
  • Stormterror’s Lair 1
  • Stormterror’s Lair 2
  • Dawn Winery
  • Windrise
  • Dragonspine
  • Dihua Marsh
  • Wangshu Inn
  • Qingce Village
  • Bishui Plain 1
  • Bishui Plain 2
  • Guili Plains
  • Luhua Pool
  • Mt. Hulao
  • Liyue Harbor
  • Mt. Aocang
  • Tianqiu Valley
  • Ritou
  • Amakane Island
  • Nazuchi Beach
  • Tatarasuna
  • Koseki Village 1
  • Koseki Village 2
  • Sangonomiya Shrine
  • Suigetsu Pool
  • The Serpent’s Bowels
  • The Serpent’s Heart 1
  • The Serpent’s Heart 2

Genshin Impact fishing spots

Genshin Impact has introduced many fishing spots throughout Teyvat. Most fishing spots have the same fish, with different ones appearing at different times of day. Our Genshin Impact guide will teach you where all the fish in the game are and which baits to use for them.

Some fish will only spawn during day and some will only spawn at night. Daytime is from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., and nighttime is 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. You can use the clock in the menu to change the time.

Fish take about three days to respawn (in real life time, not game time).

We’ve listed every fishing location with the fish you can find in them below. This list does not have any fishing spots that are event-only.

Mondstadt fishing pool locations

Stormbearer Mountains

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Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)

Cider Lake 1

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Daytime

  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)

Cider Lake 2

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Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)

Stormterror’s Lair 1

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Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Stormterror’s Lair 2

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Dawn Winery

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)

Windrise

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)

Dragonspine

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)
  • Snowstrider (Redrot Bait)

Liyue fishing pool locations

Dihua Marsh

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Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Wangshu Inn

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Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Qingce Village

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Bishui Plain 1

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Bishui Plain 2

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Guili Plains

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Luhua Pool

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Mt. Hulao

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Liyue Harbor

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Mt. Aocang

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Abiding Angelfish (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Tianqiu Valley

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Inazuma fishing pool locations

Ritou

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Daytime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)

Nighttime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Amakane Island

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Glazed Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Nazuchi Beach

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Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Tatarasuna

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Nighttime

  • Raimei Angelfish (False Worm Bait)

Koseki Village 1

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Daytime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Koseki Village 2

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Sangonomiya Shrine

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Suigetsu Pool

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Enkanomiya fishing spot locations

There are three fishing spots in Enkanomiya.

The Serpent’s Bowels

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Daytime

  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Divida Ray (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Formalo Ray (Fake Fly Bait)

Nighttime

  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)
  • Divida Ray (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Formalo Ray (Fake Fly Bait)

The Serpent’s Heart 1

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This fishing pool is accessed from going along the edge of the cliffside to the west of The Serpent’s Heart.

Daytime

  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Divida Ray (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Formalo Ray (Fake Fly Bait)

Nighttime

  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Divida Ray (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Formalo Ray (Fake Fly Bait)

The Serpent’s Heart 2

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This cavern is accessible by entering a wide-but-small hole along the north edge of The Serpent’s Heart.

Daytime

  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Divida Ray (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Formalo Ray (Fake Fly Bait)

Nighttime

  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)
  • Divida Ray (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Formalo Ray (Fake Fly Bait)

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