New World Fishing (Pole) is a Gathering Trade Skill in New World. It allows for catching fish used in a variety of Crafting and Refining recipes. Fishers can also use Bait in order to catch rarer fish. Trade Skills are a variety of non-combat skills that the player can invest in and master. Trade Skills belonging to the Crafting category focus on creating a large variety of items ranging from Weapons and Consumables to ammunition and furniture.
New World Fishing (Pole) is a Gathering skill used to catch and obtain Fish for use in Cooking as well as a number of other applications. It can be performed at any body of water in Aeternum. This includes Fresh Water lakes, ponds and rivers as well as Salt Water spots comprised of the sea that surrounds the island. Higher-level fishers can also acquire the ability to discover and detect Fishing Hotspots, which are special areas on the map that provide a boost to bite speed and rarity of fish caught.
As with any Trade Skill, Fishing is leveled up by continual use of the skill. Unlock other Trade Skills, however, it is a lot more involved and the process plays out much like a mini-game with several stages:
Fishing Leveling up
Leveling up allows for the discovery and tracking of fishing hotspots which gives boosts to bite speed as well as the rarity of fish caught.
As with all Trade Skills, leveling up Gathering skills is done by continuously using the skill.
Leveling up in a Gathering skill unlocks the ability to gather a wider variety of resources including higher-level ones.
Additionally, unlocks the ability to detect nearby resources, as well as special resources used to modify items created by Crafting skills.
It requires the use of a Pole which can be crafted via Engineering. There are several tiers are available, each with an Engineering level requirement and a Workshop tier requirement corresponding to Pole’s tier in order to craft. Utilizing higher-tier Fishing Poles will make it easier to reel in fish. Fishing Poles must be in the player’s inventory in order to perform the their skill.