craftopia fishing guide

Craftopia Fishing Guide

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In Craftopia the Winter Content update brought about big changes to the fishing system. The update brought new fish, a new way to catch fish, a fishing boat, a new mission, and a few more interesting additions. 

Craftopia Fishing Guide

I wanted to cover all the things I know about fishing and share what I have found in the game. 

Fishing with a rod

The most basic way to fish in Craftopia is by using a fishing rod. This has been in the game for a while now so not much changed with the recent update.

How do you build a fishing rod?

Craftopia fishing guide - fishing with a rod
Fishing with a rod when you see fish like these

You can craft a fishing rod from the menu crafting section. You can also craft a fishing rod on a workbench. When you reach the designated age you can craft a glass fiber fishing rod.

How do you fish with a fishing rod?

After you have crafted your fishing rod you equip the fishing rod just as you would a weapon. You then hit the RT (right trigger) button on Xbox and cast the bobber out. When the bobber goes underwater and you hear the thud sound press the RT button again to catch the fish.

How is a glass fiber fishing rod better?

The glass fiber fishing rod allows you to catch multiple fish from one cast. I have even caught other things such as mana potions, healing potions, and slate of evolutions more often using a glass fiber fishing rod.

Fishing with a fishing net

With the winter update, Craftopia added a new way to fish called the fishing net. If you go out into deeper waters you will see a large circle of fish that almost looks like a shadow. Instead of seeing just three fish swim around you will see an entire school of fish.

This school of fish will always spawn in the same approximate location when you reload an island. If you want to farm from these you will have to move your spawn point and altar of transportation closer to the fishing spot.

How do you build a fishing net?

Craftopia fishing guide - Fishing with a fishing net
Fishing with a fishing net

You can craft a fishing net at your workbench. It requires the following:

  • 5 Iron Ingot
  • 5 Straw
  • 10 Log

According to the description, your best chance to catch fish is between 3 and 9. If you check the top left of your screen you can see the in-game clock that will tell you what time of day it is. When the hand is straight towards the bottom that is the time period you want to be in. When fishing at these times you have a better chance to catch more fish.

You can set the fishing net on a fishing boat, raft, or build a stone/wood floor and place it on the floor. Just position it where the net will fire directly over the top of the school of fish. If it hit correctly you will have items come up.

At these schools, you can catch almost any type of fish, slate of evolutions, rubber boots, cans, and so much more. The blueprints for the fishing boat and trick glider also come from these schools of fish.

Fishing boat

You can use a fishing boat but first, you have to get the blueprint to build a fishing boat. The fishing boat can be crafted at a skill machine factory. The use is similar to that of the raft.

How to make fish fillets

One of the early ages in the game requires you to make some fish fillets. At your workbench, you can craft a fillet station. After you build the fillet station and deploy it you can access the station and place a fish on the station. It will either give you fillets or luxury fillets depending on the type of fish you provided.

This system is very similar to using a campfire to cook food and once the fillets are done you can retrieve them from the fillet station.

What can you catch while fishing

Craftopia fishing guide - Catching two fish with a glass fiber fishing rod
Catching two fish with a glass fiber fishing rod

Here are the types of fish you can catch while fishing:


  • Amberjack
  • Bass
  • Black Marlin
  • Blue Turtle
  • Blue Whale
  • Bream
  • Coelacanth
  • Crab
  • Dolphinfish
  • Eagle Ray
  • Giant Isopod
  • Giant Squid
  • Giant Trevally
  • Leatherback Turtle
  • Longtooth Grouper
  • Manta Ray
  • Oarfish
  • Pancake Devilfish
  • Porcupinefish
  • Sailfish
  • Sea Urchin
  • Shark
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Sunfish (Quest Fish)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Quest Fish)
  • Wahoo
  • Whale Shark (Quest Fish)
  • Blobfish
  • Pufferfish


  • Arowana (Quest Fish)
  • Black Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • Dorado
  • Gar 
  • Koi Fish
  • Piraiba (Quest Fish)
  • Pirarucu
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Salmon
  • Sturgeon
  • Tilapia
  • Oscar

*Note – Just because a fish is saltwater or freshwater doesn’t mean it will only be caught in those locations. I have caught freshwater fish in the deeper water. I believe the chances are higher to catch a particular fish if you fish in the right location for that fish.

Here are the items I have caught while fishing:

  • Trick Glider blueprints
  • Fishing Boat blueprints
  • Rubber Boots
  • Empty Can
  • Tire
  • Coins
  • Old cloth
  • Griffin feathers
  • Wooden box
  • Bargain mechanical parts
  • Crude oil
  • Bargain armor parts
  • Hard feather
  • Hard leather
  • Feces
  • Hardwood
  • Life potion
  • Mana potion

Most of these items can only be caught using the fishing net. Very few can be caught using a fishing pole.
Some islands do not have schools of fish. Hell island and the poisonous island are just a few that will not have the schools of fish.

Using Crab Pots

You can fish with crab pots also. They must be placed in deep ocean water and after a predetermined amount of time you will have the chance to catch up to 4 items. It could be crabs, seaweed, squid, or other items.

Using skills to improve your odds

There is a skill that you can put points in that will increase the odds of catching multiple fish. But if you are using the glass fiber fishing rod you already have increased odds of catching multiple fish and other things besides fish.

Fishing on special islands

Craftopia fishing on hell island
Fishing on hell island

You can actually fish in the lava in hell. I have caught sulfur but I know you can catch other materials.

The same goes for fishing on the poisonous island you can catch bones and other materials specific to this island.

You can also fish in the sulfur springs on the island of fire and sand. There is a chance to catch sulfur, life potions, and gacha coins.

You can only catch some of the more rare fish on certain islands. Like the sunfish can be caught on an empty island. The school exists it is just way out in the ocean (since the island is so tiny it appears really far away). If you are having trouble catching a certain fish try a different island.


If you see a tentacle coming out of the water you can fish there. You are guaranteed to catch a Kraken and it will immediately start attacking you. On higher-level islands, you also have a chance to catch a Kraken at a regular fishing hole but it is rare.

NPC fish quests

Fisher Sanpei will ask for fish in exchange for some potential legendary items. It is a good idea to keep 3 of every kind of fish on hand to fulfill his quest. He can reward you with Mjolnir, material gacha coins, rare swords, multi-sling blueprints, and other rare items. 

I have found that his best quest rewards typically require 3 crabs so make sure and try to obtain at least 3 of those to keep on hand at all times.

Fish Tanks

Craftopia Big Fish Tank
Big Fish Tank

You can build two types of fish tanks on a furniture workbench. You can craft a big and small fish tank. You can only put one fish in the fish tank to display but if you use semitransparent stickers (also crafted on the furniture workbench) you make it look like you have more fish in the tank by sticking the stickers to the front of the tank and placing fish on the stickers.

Also, the big fish tank can have other uses. See this guide to the secret of the Big Fish Tank.

The fishing system in Craftopia can be its own mini-game. The expansion and addition of new fish have really added a lot more to do in the game.

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  1. Catching a sunfish on an empty island isn’t true. I only know this because I just caught one via a school of fish on a non empty island. Granted they may have changed this but it’s worth letting you know. Cool guide!

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