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Fishing Poles

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Fishing Poles
  • Wood Fishing Pole Reinforced Fishing Pole Hotline Fishing Hook
Statistics
Type
Use time8 (Insanely fast)
Sounds

Fishing Poles are used with bait for fishing.

Types[edit | edit source]

There are currently 11 Desktop Version / 9 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version different fishing poles, 4 of which are craftable, 4 are sold or awarded by NPCs, 1 Desktop Version is dropped by enemies and 2 Desktop Version / 1 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version found in chests or crates.

Fishing Pole Source Fishing
Power
Velocity Sell Rarity Notes Projectile
Created
Wood Fishing Pole Wood Fishing Pole
Internal Item ID: 2289
Crafted: 8 Wood ( @ Work Bench ) 5% 9 60*60 Rarity level: 0 Bobber (Wood) Bobber (Wood)
Internal Projectile ID: 360
Reinforced Fishing Pole Reinforced Fishing Pole
Internal Item ID: 2291
Crafted: 8 Any Iron Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) 15% 11 2400*24 Rarity level: 0 Bobber (Reinforced) Bobber (Reinforced)
Internal Projectile ID: 361
Fisher of Souls Fisher of Souls
Internal Item ID: 2293
Crafted: 8 Demonite Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) 20% 13 24000*240 Rarity level: 1 Bobber (Fisher of Souls) Bobber (Fisher of Souls)
Internal Projectile ID: 363
Fleshcatcher Fleshcatcher
Internal Item ID: 2421
Crafted: 8 Crimtane Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) 22% 13.5 31200*312 Rarity level: 1 Bobber (Fleshcatcher) Bobber (Fleshcatcher)
Internal Projectile ID: 381
Scarab Fishing Rod Scarab Fishing RodDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4442
Obtained from Oasis Crate and Mirage Crate 25% 15 20000*2 Rarity level: 1 Bobber (Scarab) Bobber (Scarab)
Internal Projectile ID: 775
Chum Caster Chum CasterDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4325
Dropped by Wandering Eye Fishes and Zombie Mermen 25% 15 20000*2 Rarity level: 2
  • Increased chance to fish up enemies during a Blood Moon.
Bobber (Bloody) Bobber (Bloody)
Internal Projectile ID: 760
Fiberglass Fishing Pole Fiberglass Fishing Pole
Internal Item ID: 2292
Can be found in Jungle Shrines, Living Mahogany Trees, or Jungle Crates 27% 14 10000*1 Rarity level: 2 Bobber (Fiberglass) Bobber (Fiberglass)
Internal Projectile ID: 362
Mechanic's Rod Mechanic's Rod
Internal Item ID: 2295
Sold by Mechanic during Hardmode (200000*20) during a waning crescent moon Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent) 30% 15 40000*4 Rarity level: 2 Bobber (Mechanic's) Bobber (Mechanic's)
Internal Projectile ID: 365
Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole Sitting Duck's Fishing PoleDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 2296
Sold randomly by Traveling Merchant (350000*35) 40% 16 70000*7 Rarity level: 2 Bobber (Sitting Duck's) Bobber (Sitting Duck's)
Internal Projectile ID: 366
Hotline Fishing Hook Hotline Fishing Hook
Internal Item ID: 2422
1/75 chance of being obtained in Hardmode from the Angler after 25 quests 45% 16.5 100000*10 Rarity level: 3
  • Can fish in Lava.
  • Can be obtained only in Hardmode, but quests finished before also count.
Bobber (Hotline) Bobber (Hotline)
Internal Projectile ID: 382
Golden Fishing Rod Golden Fishing Rod
Internal Item ID: 2294
Angler reward after exactly 30 Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions / 50 Old-gen console version3DS Version quests, or 1/250 chance after 75 quests 50% 17 200000*20 Rarity level: 3 Bobber (Golden) Bobber (Golden)
Internal Projectile ID: 364

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The only way to get the Obsidifish and Flarefin Koi is by fishing in lava. On the Desktop version Desktop version, any fishing pole can fish in lava using Lava Critters caught in the underworld or by having a Lavaproof Fishing Hook equipped. The Hotline Fishing Hook can still be used to fish in lava with any bait on all versions, however.
  • The Chum Caster will increase the chance of hooking an enemy during a Blood Moon from 1/6 to 1/3.
  • The color of the line can be changed by equipping a string in vanity slots.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Glorious Golden Pole.png
Glorious Golden Pole • "Obtain a golden fishing rod."
Obtain the Golden Fishing Rod from the Angler. Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before 1.4.0.1, you could not use the Golden Fishing Rod to fish in lava, which meant the best possible fishing in lava was slightly less efficient than the best fishing in water.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • A Lava Critter can now be used to fish in lava with Fishing Rods other than the Hotline Fishing Rod.
    • Chum Caster and Scarab Fishing Rod added.
    • 5 new enemies can now be fished in water during a Blood Moon.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1: Golden Fishing Rod only requires 30 completed quests now (instead of 50).
  • Desktop 1.2.4.1:
    • Fixed a bug where trying to use a Fishing Pole while pulling a snapped line would make the bobber appear again.
    • You can now place Fishing Poles in the Weapon Rack.
    • Fixed a bug where fishing bobbers would not disappear when you die.
  • Console 1.0.933.1: Golden Fishing Rod only requires 30 completed quests now (instead of 50). (Xbox One)
  • Console 1.0.750.0: Golden Fishing Rod only requires 30 completed quests now (instead of 50). (PS4)
  • Mobile 1.3.0.7:
    • Golden Fishing Rod only requires 30 completed quests now (instead of 50).
    • The Fiberglass Fishing Pole can no longer be found inside Jungle Sanctums, as the structure has been removed.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with changes from Desktop 1.2.4.1.