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Far Cry 5: How to Fish & Get Fishing Rods

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Far Cry 5: How to Fish & Get Fishing Rods

How to Fish & Get Fishing Rods in Far Cry 5

Fishing in Far Cry 5 can be tricky to get the hang of at first, but with enough practice, you’ll be able to reel them in with the best of them. In order to fish in Far Cry 5, you’ll first have to pick up a fishing rod at a predetermined dock. Select the rod using the weapon wheel, then cast the line into the water.

The hard part now is trying to entice the fish to bite, and one of the best ways to do this is by slowly reeling the line back repeatedly. When done properly, they’ll be drawn towards your line, and before too long, you’ll snag one. Once one has hooked on, pull in the opposite direction, holding on until you manage to successfully bring it nearby the dock. At this point, your avatar should automatically pull the fish out of the water, once it is close enough.

If you’ve not yet got a fishing rod in Far Cry 5, you can get one easily by any of the main fishing spots in the game, which can be located in the tour guides scattered around the world. When you see one, press Square on PS4, or X on Xbox One to pick the fishing rod up. Now you’re all set to fish. If you’re looking to get even more fishing rods, be sure to check out our guide on how to get them all here.

And that’s all you need to know to fish in Far Cry 5. If at first you don’t succeed – try, try again, and if that isn’t doing it for you, maybe take a look over at our Far Cry 5 wiki for the answers you seek? From everything on basic controls and strategies to more complex questions and everything beyond, you’re bound to snag the answers you’re fishing for.

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A surly journalist and occasional voice actor, Tony Cole-Cocking has been playing games since he was a little boy. Now he's a little man, and not much has changed.

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