Catching fish in Sea of Thieves is only half the battle. Once you have your hands on one of those fresh, smelly fish, what do you do from there? Players will have two options to take into account, and this guide will go over both options in full. Keep reading below to learn everything you need to know to learn how to cook and sell fish in Sea of Thieves.
Cook and sell fish in Sea of Thieves
As we stated above, you’re going to have two main options after you catch yourself a fish in Sea of Thieves. The first option is to cook it. This will allow you to turn that raw, fresh fish into a tasty morsel that can heal you up a bit and get you back in the fight. It’s a great little way to give you more ways to heal up in battle, and definitely an option that we’d suggest keeping your mind open to.
Alternatively, you can also cook and sell fish. This will allow you to reap a little gold for your trouble, which can help you round off your coin purse just a little bit more. Of course, you aren’t going to make an insane amount of gold off of selling your fish, unless you go for harder to acquire fish like the Stormfish. Either way, if you’re interested in selling fish, then we’ll go over everything you need to know in the next section of this guide.
How to cook fish in Sea of Thieves
Cooking fish in Sea of Thieves is actually quite easy. All you really need to do is make your way to a campfire that has a cooking pan above it. These can be found on every ship that you can sail in Sea of Thieves, as well as at the various outposts situated around the seas. Make your way to the closet cooking station and plop that fish into the pan.
This is where the tricky part comes into play, as actually cooking the fish to perfection can be rather difficult. There’s no surefire way to verify that you’re getting it right every time, as even cooking the fish a little too long can cause it to burn, which will greatly decrease the overall value of the fish in both healing and selling regards.
There are four states of cooking in Sea of Thieves, raw, undercooked, perfectly cooked, burnt. If you want to reach perfectly cooked, and thus get the most healing or selling price out of your fish, then you’re going to want to watch the fish as it cooks in the pan. Wait until it turned completely golden-brown and then pull it off immediately. One tip that many have suggested is to watch the eyes of the fish, as they will start to gloss over white when it is nearly perfectly cooked.
If you overcook a fish and burn it, the item will heal very little. Alternatively, undercooked fish will still heal a good amount, but also might cause food poisoning. Watch your fish and try to time things perfectly to make the most of each catch.
How to sell fish in Sea of Thieves
Now that you know how to cook fish, let’s talk a little bit about selling them. If you want to sell your fish for the highest profit, then you’re going to want to focus on the more difficult to acquire fish. There are several types of fish throughout the Sea of Thieves and knowing how to find all of them will be very important. That information will also be key to unlocking various fishing rods in the game as well. Focus on getting this rarer fish, and then head to a one of the many cooking stations around to get started. As with anything, the more time you put into it, the higher the reward will be, so make sure to cook and sell fish anytime that you want to make a quick couple of gold.
When you’re ready to sell your fish, you’re going to want to make your way to any outpost and look out for a member of the Hunter’s Call. Merrick is probably the most memorable of this clan of fisherman. You can speak with the various members of the Hunter’s Call to sell your fish, and you’ll receive a nice profit of gold and experience for your trouble. Again, you’ll want to cook your fish before you sell it, as a cooked rare fish is much more valuable than a raw rare fish.
The clan members of The Hunter’s Call will purchase more than just fish, though. You can also visit these friendly vendors to sell the various meats available to players in the game, as well as any mermaid statue gems that you might have collected during your time out on the seas. It’s always worth picking up any valuables that you come across while sailing around the seas, as you never know when they’ll come in handy for a quick bit of gold and experience.
You should now have a firm understanding of the basics needed to cook and sell fish in Sea of Thieves. Of course, you still have a long way to go before you become a master of fishing in the wide, open seas, so make sure you grab your fishing rod and practice as much as possible. We’d even suggest catching some of the more common fish and trying to cook them to get the hang of the cooking mechanics before you try cooking a fish that takes a lot more time to catch.