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How to fish in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Best Answer: To fish in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, level up the settlement and build the fishing hut. Then use the shortcut menu on the D-pad to bring up the fishing line near a body of water.


Between all the stabbing and slicing, learning how to fish in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one peaceful way to murder players can use to relax from all the loud murder. However, this isn’t unlocked from the start and hasn’t been in any prior entry in the series. And players will need to if they want the “Good Catch!” trophy or achievement. Here is how to get the fishing line and how to catch fish in ACV.

How to get the fishing line in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Build the fishing hut in the settlement

How to fish in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

In order to get the fishing line, players first need to build the fishing hut in the settlement. Unlike the stable or blacksmith, this might not be the first thing players build in the game as the settlement will have to be leveled up a bit first. It takes 600 supplies and 45 raw materials.

Talk to the child at the fishing hut

How to fish in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Now talk to the small child that runs the shop. As a token of his appreciation, the small child around the fishing hut will give Eivor a fishing line.

How to fish in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Get near a body of water and hold down on the D-pad

How to fish in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

To fish in ACV, get near a body of water and hold down on the D-pad. The bottom right icon will be the fishing line. Let go of down and it will be equipped.

Aim and cast the line

How to fish in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Now be sure to cast the line using the aim and fire buttons. Sometimes a red circle will show up so you’ll need to move around. Try to be level with the water and not in too deep.

Wait for fish

How to fish in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

This is fishing so waiting is part of the game. Sometimes it can take quite some time so patience is required. If nothing bites for quite some time, try moving the line around or meditating to get to a different time of day (meditating is also in the menu to the left of the fishing icon).

Hit the right trigger/R2 and mash A/X once a fish bites

How to fish in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

A fish should eventually bite on the line. It’s quite obvious when it happens as the bite is violent and obvious whereas the tiny nibbles are not. Hit the R2 button on the PlayStation consoles and the right trigger on the Xbox systems to hook the fish. Then mash X on PlayStation and A on Xbox to reel the fish in while using the left stick to guide the fish to Eivor.

Just pay attention to the line tension. Ease off mashing when it starts making and odd noise and a warning about line tension pops up. After some guiding and mashing, the fish will be yours.

Fish maps can be purchased at the store and fish can also be traded to the fishing hut for special items like carbon ingots and iron ingots. Also while Eivor can shoot fish with arrows, these do not count for the “Good Catch!” trophy or achievement. Horses may be poor at catching fish, but at least they can swim.