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[Fishing] BDO - Seawater Fishing Guide - Updated for 10 October 2018 changes

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    Seawater Fishing Guide - Version 2.0

    Updates
    • 08 July 2020 - Updated name of Margoria > Great Ocean, as it is now identified in-game with recent sea content changes. Also added note for Great Ocean Common only and Common only with Treasure Group tables from unnamed islands. Thanks to @Adlan for confirming and expanding on this. Updated Ross Sea to include Oquilla Coast recently expanded area around Oquilla's Eye which shares the same table.
    • 03 July 2020 - Added link and notes for Devraa's BDO Fishing Map. This contains all my fish table data plus all checked and additions made for both freshwater and saltwater fishing areas. A great resource! In EN and KR).
    • 24 June 2020 - Added Crinea Papua new ocean seas on west coast of Kamasylvia, Serni Sea and Elsana Sea. Plus a new fish table in Wave's Rest, a safe zone located in the lagoon of Crinea Papua island.
    • 16 May 2020 - Added Sandeel to Vadabin Sea - Coastal area. Thanks @Adlan.
    • 26 April 2020 - Added Footballfish to Eltro Sea & Arsha Sea. Added Corvina to Epheria Sea. Added Corvina to Al Halam Sea. Thanks @Skorre & @Vorph.
    • 24 April 2020 - Added Corvina and Footballfish to Peyon Sea. Added Blue Bat Star to Cron Islands. Thanks @Vorph.
    • 23 April 2020 - Added Corvina in Arsha Sea. Thanks @Vorph.
    • 22 April 2020 - Added Blue Bat Star to Sausan Islands (north part at least). Added Black Spotted Dolphin to Sausan Islands. Thanks @Traxxle. Added Blue Bat Star and Corvina to Altinova Sea & Altinova City. Thanks @Vorph.
    • 05 March 2020 - Added Blue Bat Star to Olvia Sea.
    • 28 February 2020 - Added Corvina to Nox Sea.
    • 16 February 2020 - Added Corvina to Sausan Islands (north part at least).
    • 12 February 2020 - Added Corvina to Mediah Sea. Thanks @DeCorvus.
    • 20 January 2020 - Added Golden Sea Bass to Ahrmo Sea. Thanks @DeCorvus.
    • 14 January 2020 - Added Footballfish and Black Spotted Dolphin to Nox Sea.
    • 02 January 2020 - Added Black Spotted Dolphin to Arsha Sea.
    • 14 December 2019 - Added Golden Albacore to Ahrmo Sea.
    • 30 November 2019 - Added Blue Bat Star to Peyon Sea.
    • 27 November 2019 - Added Corvina to Olvia Sea.
    • 31 October 2019 - Added Blue Bat Star to Epheria Sea.
    • 23 October 2019 - Added Footballfish to Epheria Sea.
    • 09 October 2019 - Added Blue Bat Star to Mediah Sea.
    • 09 October 2019 - Added Golden Albacore prize fish to Juur Sea.
    • 08 October 2019 - Added the new sea area, the Sea of Silence, a new sea monster specific water to the list. This is contained with the Al Halam Sea and appears to have the same fish table.
    • 08 October 2019 - Added all known prize fish species to the relevant sea areas. This is taken from the previously linked Mastery guide and locations list. This is still a work in progress and more species will be added as they are discovered in less popular waters.
    • 07 September 2019 - Changed the Margoria N harpoon table/s to reflect the changes that were made with the introduction of prize fish on 04 September 2019 Patch Notes. Added link with this to post for finding the specific Ghost Whale spot location there.
    • 06 September 2019 - Provisional list of new Prize Fish is available on a separate thread here [Fishing] Fishing Mastery - Prize Fish - Guide & Locations . Once it is more complete and confirmed the prize fish will be added to this guide for each water area.
    • 18 July 2019 - Added Tapertail Anchovy to Olvia Sea fishing, as well as harpoon, as it was reported and I confirmed the catch. Thanks for the report @Strator.
    • 10 June 2019 - Added the single fish table for the new Star's End zone of the Calpheon region. Specifically the coastal area fished from land (close to neighbouring Peyon Sea) including the new Outpost Supply Port wharf. Nothing new just a copy of the Epheria Port fish table, which also does not have a treasure group for relics etc.
    • 08 November 2018 - Some minor corrections and emphasised a few points for clarity.
    • 07 November 2018 - Totally reworked the list now the data check has been completed. Added in all harpoon tables and fish spawn list also. Plus incorporated the Margoria guide here to make it easier to search saltwater fish species all in one place. Colour coded all species for quality.
    Notes
    • This version 2.0 of the Seawater Fishing Guide includes updated fish table lists following the unannounced changes to them in the 10 October 2018 Patch Notes update. It also includes a few species added back to certain tables in subsequent updates (to fix quest issues etc.)
    • Every sea area was rechecked with a full 192 inventory sample fishing catch and a minimum 25 harpoon sample catch to confirm the available fish species for each one.
    • It now includes the harpoon species for each sea area and fish spawn species listed separately below, for reference.
    • Fish quality is now indicated by colour i.e. Rare, Big and Common. This includes Harpooned species qualities.
    • General notes for further detail and information are included after the main list.
    Other fishing guides

    BDO - Freshwater Fishing Guide - Version 2.0


    Devraa's BDO Fishing Map (this contains all my fish table data plus all checked and additions made for both freshwater and saltwater fishing areas. A great resource! In EN and KR).

    Seawater Fishing Guide - Species List

    Ocean

    Balenos Islands
    Origin node: Luivano Island
    Note: Velia Beach 'Hotspot' is noted below in the Ports section, as it is Velia origin not Balenos Islands.

    Velia bay (not a named area just the bay outside Velia)

    A. Main sea channel. The main sea channel in Velia bay and extends up to and over into Olvia coast and wharf area and Coastal Cave coast. Also other areas between others mentioned.

    Beltfish
    Mackerel
    Trout
    Mudskipper
    Rock Hind
    Sandeel
    Sandfish


    Prize fish
    -

    B. 'Flounder' marker. Mid channel around the ‘Flounder' marker in Velia bay, mid channel SW of NPC otter Erio and N out of Velia waters.

    Flounder
    Gunnel
    Sandeel
    Silver-Stripe Round Herring
    Starfish
    Tongue Sole


    Prize fish
    -

    C. 'Amberjack' marker. Located in waters on the coast of, and around the Amberjack marker near Coastal Cave extending out to the main channel.

    Amberjack
    Sardine
    Butterflyfish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Jellyfish
    Sandeel


    Prize fish
    -

    D. 'Crab' marker. Located E of Coastal Cliff node. Area extends out towards small rocky islet NE of Coastal Cliff node.

    Blackfin Sweeper
    Crab
    Croaker
    Dollarfish
    Horn Fish
    Greenling
    Shellfish


    Prize fish
    -

    E. Main Balenos Islands sea area. Remainder of the Balenos Islands sea area extending further N outside of Velia bay.

    Grunt
    Moray
    Nibbler

    Bluefish
    Butterflyfish
    Clownfish
    Dolphinfish
    Filefish
    Flatfish
    Saurel
    Skipjack
    Squid
    Striped Catfish
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    -


    Harpoon
    Killer Whale
    Mackereltuna

    Pomfret
    Siganid

    Skipjack

    Prize fish
    -

    Olvia Sea
    Origin node: Olvia Coast

    Smokey Chromis
    Tapertail Anchovy
    Bluefish
    Clownfish
    Dolphinfish
    Flatfish
    Filefish
    Saurel
    Skipjack
    Squid
    Striped Catfish
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina

    Harpoon
    Killer Whale
    Checkerboard Wrasse
    Swordfish
    Tapertail Anchovy

    Squid

    Prize fish
    -


    Ahrmo Sea
    Origin node: Daton Island

    Porcupine Fish
    Sea Bass

    Swellfish
    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Pintado
    Ray
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Golden Albacore
    Golden Sea Bass


    Harpoon

    Galeocerdo Cuvier
    Porcupine Fish
    Whale Shark

    Swellfish
    Flying Fish

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Epheria Sea
    Origin node: Randis Island

    Porgy
    Smokey Chromis
    Tuna

    MaoMao
    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Pintado
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina
    Footballfish


    Harpoon

    Saw Shark
    Whale Shark

    John Dory
    Maomao

    Mullet

    Prize fish
    -

    Peyon Sea
    Origin node: Rameda Island

    Nibbler
    Atka Mackerel
    Cero

    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Gurnard
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Pintado
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina
    Footballfish


    Harpoon

    Hammerhead
    Whale Shark

    Atka Mackerel
    Cero

    Flounder

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Star's End - Coast
    Origin Node:Northwestern Calpheon, Star's End

    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Pintado
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    -

    Serni Sea
    Origin node: Crinea Sea

    Nibbler
    Atka Mackerel
    Cero

    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Gurnard
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Pintado
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    -

    Harpoon

    Hammerhead
    Whale Shark

    Atka Mackerel
    Cero

    Flounder

    Prize fish
    -


    Papua Crinea - Wave's Rest
    Origin: Crinea Papua

    Margoria Rare group (see Margoria section for list)
    Swordfish
    Yellow Swordfish

    Cuttlefish
    Mudskipper
    Sandeel
    Saurel
    Squid


    Other items (not in normal treasure group)
    Abyssal Gem
    Tear of the Ocean
    Rainbow Fish Bone Coin
    Rainbow Petal Coin

    Prize fish
    -

    Harpoon

    -

    Elsana Sea
    Origin node: Grandiha

    Nibbler
    Atka Mackerel
    Cero

    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Gurnard
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Pintado
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    -

    Harpoon

    Hammerhead
    Whale Shark

    Atka Mackerel
    Cero

    Flounder

    Prize fish
    -


    Banto Sea
    Origin node: Padix Island

    Herring
    Sailfish

    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Pintado
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Golden Albacore
    Golden Sea Bass

    Harpoon

    Galeocerdo Cuvier
    Whale Shark

    Herring
    Sailfish

    Amberjack

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Zenato Sea
    Origin node: Kuit Island

    Cero
    Black Marlin

    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Pintado
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Golden Albacore
    Golden Sea Bass


    Harpoon

    Whale Shark
    White Shark

    Black Marlin
    Cero

    Beltfish

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Nox Sea
    Origin Node: Invernen Island

    Angler
    Siganid
    Yellow Swordfish

    Bluefish
    Butterflyfish
    Clownfish
    Dolphinfish
    Filefish
    Flatfish
    Saurel
    Skipjack
    Squid
    Striped Catfish
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina
    Footballfish


    Harpoon

    Albacore
    Killer Whale

    Angler
    Yellow Swordfish

    Ray

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Arsha Sea
    Origin node: Racid Island

    Checkerboard Wrasse
    Golden Thread
    Pomfret
    Swordfish

    Bluefish
    Butterflyfish
    Clownfish
    Dolphinfish
    Filefish
    Flatfish
    Saurel
    Skipjack
    Squid
    Striped Catfish
    Surfperch

    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina
    Footballfish


    Harpoon

    Killer Whale
    Yellowfin Tuna

    Golden-Thread
    Swordfish

    Ray

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Eltro Sea
    Origin node: Shasha Island

    Marlin
    Octopus
    Siganid
    Tapertail Anchovy

    Bluefish
    Clownfish
    Skipjack
    Surfperch
    Butterflyfish
    Dolphinfish
    Filefish
    Flatfish
    Saurel
    Skipjack
    Squid
    Striped Catfish
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina
    Footballfish


    Harpoon

    Bluefin Tuna
    Killer Whale

    Marlin
    Octopus

    Ray

    Prize fish
    -

    Al Halam Sea
    Origin node: Orisha Island

    Porcupine Fish
    Tilefish

    Black Marlin
    John Dory
    Maomao
    Marlin
    Sea Eel

    Cuttlefish
    Flounder
    Gurnard
    Ray
    Rock Hind
    Rosefish
    Sandeel
    Seahorse
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina


    Harpoon

    Beluga Whale
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    Narwhale

    Black Marlin
    Marlin

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    -

    Sea of Silence
    Origin node: Orisha Island

    Porcupine Fish
    Tilefish

    Black Marlin
    John Dory
    Maomao
    Marlin
    Sea Eel

    Cuttlefish
    Flounder
    Gurnard
    Ray
    Rock Hind
    Rosefish
    Sandeel
    Seahorse
    Surfperch


    Prize fish

    -

    Harpoon

    Beluga Whale
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    Narwhale

    Black Marlin
    Marlin

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish

    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Valencia Sea
    Origin node: Arehaza Town

    Porcupine Fish
    Tilefish

    Black Marlin
    John Dory
    Maomao
    Marlin
    Sea Eel

    Cuttlefish
    Flounder
    Gurnard
    Ray
    Rock Hind
    Rosefish
    Sandeel
    Seahorse
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina


    Harpoon
    Beluga Whale
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    Narwhale

    Black Marlin
    Marlin

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Mediah Sea
    Origin node: Altinova
    Grouper
    Moray

    Blue Tang
    Clownfish
    Flatfish
    Rockfish
    Round Herring
    Sandeel
    Starfish
    Surfperch
    Whiting


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina


    Harpoon

    Giant Grouper
    Humpback Whale
    Grouper

    Sea Eel
    Croaker

    Prize fish
    -

    Altinova Sea
    Origin node: Altinova

    Tilefish
    Porcupine Fish

    Blue Tang
    Clownfish
    Flatfish
    Rockfish
    Round Herring
    Sandeel
    Starfish
    Surfperch
    Whiting


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina


    Harpoon

    Giant Grouper
    Hammer Whale
    Porcupine Fish

    Sea Eel
    Flying Fish

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Sausan Islands
    Origin node: Pilava Island

    Grunt
    Blue Tang
    Clownfish
    Flatfish
    Rockfish
    Round Herring
    Sandeel
    Starfish
    Surfperch
    Whiting


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina


    Harpoon

    Giant Grouper
    Grouper
    Minke Whale

    Swellfish
    Ray

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Cron Islands
    Origin Node: Baremi Islands

    Grunt
    Moray
    Nibbler

    Bluefish
    Butterflyfish
    Clownfish
    Dolphinfish
    Filefish
    Flatfish
    Saurel
    Skipjack
    Squid
    Striped Catfish
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina


    Harpoon

    Bigeye Tuna
    Killer Whale

    Maomao
    Swellfish

    Skipjack

    Prize fish
    -

    Ports


    Velia
    Origin Node: Velia
    Note: Velia wharf, Velia beach (excluding Velia Beach hotspot proper; see above) and open water in this sea area.

    Beltfish
    Mackerel
    Trout
    Mudskipper
    Rock Hind
    Sandeel
    Sandfish


    Prize fish
    -

    Velia Beach
    Origin Node: Velia
    Note: Velia Beach 'Hotspot'. Area of beach named 'Velia Beach' specifically for this sole remaining 'hotspot'. Extends partly into Coastal Cliff zone over zone boundary to the west.

    Grunt
    Moray
    Nibbler

    Sea Eel
    Herring

    Beltfish
    Mackerel
    Trout
    Mudskipper
    Rock Hind
    Sandeel
    Sandfish


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina


    Port Epheria
    Origin Node: Port Epheria

    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Pintado
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    -

    Outpost Supply Port - Star's End
    Origin Node: Outpost Supply Port

    Bigeye
    Dolphin Fish
    Flying Fish
    Fourfinger Threadfin
    Mackerel Pike
    Mullet
    Pintado
    Saurel
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    -

    Altinova
    Origin node: Altinova

    Tilefish
    Porcupine Fish

    Blue Tang
    Clownfish
    Flatfish
    Rockfish
    Round Herring
    Sandeel
    Starfish
    Surfperch
    Whiting


    Prize fish
    Blue Bat Star
    Corvina


    Harpoon

    Giant Grouper
    Hammer Whale
    Porcupine Fish

    Sea Eel
    Flying Fish

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin

    Ancado Inner Harbor
    Origin node: Ancado Inner Harbor

    Porcupine Fish
    Tilefish

    Black Marlin
    John Dory
    Maomao
    Marlin
    Sea Eel

    Cuttlefish
    Flounder
    Gurnard
    Ray
    Rock Hind
    Rosefish
    Sandeel
    Seahorse
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    -

    Harpoon

    Beluga Whale
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    Narwhale

    Black Marlin
    Marlin

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    -

    Arehaza Town
    Origin node: Arehaza Town

    Porcupine Fish
    Tilefish

    Black Marlin
    John Dory
    Maomao
    Marlin
    Sea Eel

    Cuttlefish
    Flounder
    Gurnard
    Ray
    Rock Hind
    Rosefish
    Sandeel
    Seahorse
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    -

    Great Ocean (was Margoria ocean)


    Notes
    • All Rare quality species caught in the Great Ocean seas are now in one shared group, meaning they can be caught in any of the Margoria sea areas including Ross Sea, Juur Sea and Vadabin Sea. Given the large number of species in this group they are listed below and referenced in the list.
    • Margoria is split into various areas and several seas. Please refer to this map from the KR region to identify these. The colours on the map are provided next to the sea areas names below.
    • Be aware that in Margoria the fish tables often overlap the actual sea areas, sometimes by some distance. Always confirm you are fishing the desired area by cross checking with this list.
    • It is possible to fish a Common only fish table from unnamed islands in Ross Sea (or anywhere within the Great Ocean) if fishing where the player can reach far enough inland with the cast around the coast of the island. Or, where there are caves under an unnamed island also. There is one other table available in this sea area which is Common only but with the Treasure group also (i.e. relics, petal, key etc.). But I know of only one coast of an unnamed island with this (west of Tayamel Island in Ross Sea).
    Great Ocean (Margoria) Rare species group

    Blackfin Sea Perch
    Cuvier
    Goliath Grouper
    Greater Amberjack
    Nibbler
    Porgy
    Sea Bass
    Skate
    Smokey Chromis
    Striped Bonito
    Striped Jewfish
    Sunfish
    Tilefish
    Tuna

    Ross Sea & Oquilla Coast (Dark Blue)
    Origin: Ross Sea

    Margoria Rare group
    Swordfish
    Yellow Swordfish

    Cuttlefish
    Mudskipper
    Sandeel
    Saurel
    Squid


    Prize fish
    White Grouper

    Harpoon

    Mackereltuna
    Minke Whale

    Swordfish
    Yellow Swordfish

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    Giant Black Squid

    Margoria - South (Light Blue)
    Origin: Margoria

    Margoria Rare group
    Marlin
    Yellow Swordfish

    Jellyfish
    Rockfish
    Rock Hind
    Sandeel


    Prize fish
    Albino Coelacanth
    White Grouper


    Harpoon

    Bigeye Tuna
    Humpback Whale

    Marlin
    Yellow Swordfish

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    Giant Black Squid

    Margoria - Middle (Green)
    Origin: Margoria

    Margoria rare group
    Marlin
    Sailfish

    Butterflyfish
    Filefish
    Mackerel
    Seahorse
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Albino Coelacanth
    White Grouper


    Harpoon

    Killer Whale
    Yellowfin Tuna

    Marlin
    Sailfish

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    Requiem Shark

    Margoria - North (Yellow)
    Origin: Margoria

    Margoria Rare group
    Black Marlin
    Sailfish

    Flounder
    Scorpion Fish
    Squid
    Surfperch
    Tongue Sole


    Prize fish
    Footballfish

    A. Main harpoon table

    Harpoon
    Bigeye Tuna
    Humpback Whale

    Marlin
    Yellow Swordfish

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin
    Giant Black Squid


    B. Ghost Whale area harpoon table

    Harpoon
    Albacore
    Hammer Whale

    Black Marlin
    Sailfish

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    Black Spotted Dolphin
    Ghost Whale


    Note

    With the introduction of Prize Fish with fishing mastery in the 04 September 2019 Patch Notes update, the main harpoon table for Margoria N was changed to the same as Margoria S except for a small area where the new Ghost Whale prize fish is found now which has the original Margoria N harpoon table.
    There is a separate guide posted to help identify and locate this small area, [Fishing] Ghost Whale - EU Region First - details and location.

    Juur Sea (Red)
    Origin: Juur Sea

    Margoria Rare group
    Sailfish
    Swordfish

    Beltfish
    Dolphinfish
    Mackerel Pike
    Striped Catfish
    Surfperch


    Prize fish
    Golden Albacore

    Harpoon
    Bluefin Tuna
    Sturgeon

    Sailfish
    Swordfish

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    -

    Vadabin Sea
    Origin: Vadabin

    A. Vadabin Sea - Main open water area. (Orange)

    Margoria Rare group
    Marlin
    Swordfish

    Flying Fish
    Rosefish
    Starfish
    Sandeel
    Shellfish


    Prize fish
    -

    Harpoon

    Beluga Whale
    Giant Grouper

    Marlin
    Swordfish

    Cuttlefish

    Prize fish
    -

    B. Vadabin Sea - Coastal water area. (Grey)

    Flying Fish
    Sandeel
    Starfish
    Rosefish
    Shellfish


    Prize fish
    -

    Port


    Port Ratt
    Note: Very slow fishing time in the town safe zone. Avoid fishing in the port or close to the coast and check for the normal Vadabin Sea species when fishing.

    Default Trash Table (i.e. Fish Bones, Seaweed, occasional Sandeel, no relics or keys) .

    Fish spawn species (only from spawns not open water)

    Calpheon
    Eyespot Puffer
    Porgy
    Sea Bass
    Smokey Chromis
    Balenos
    Black Porgy
    Grunt
    Spotted Sea Bass
    Tuna
    Mediah
    No spawns in these regional waters
    Valencia
    Blue Grouper
    Giant Octopus
    Nibbler
    Tilefish
    Notes
    • Fish spawn species include species only caught in spawns with some open water species also caught from spawns. Fish spawns (also referred to as 'hotspots' or 'gull spots') are separate from open water fish tables and this list is only relevant to the random spawns that appear with gulls above them, not from open water.
    • These spawns species are set to the regional sea areas they are found in and are listed here for reference.
    • There are no fish spawns in the Mediah region or the Margoria ocean sea areas currently.
    • Coelacanth spawns can occur in any regional waters where spawns exist.
    • In order to find the actual fish spawns then I suggest the player uses Fam's excellent BDO Map Site and enable the Fishing Hotspots overlay which will provide indicative locations for the various spawn species. It will help to also enable the Sea Regions overlay also.
    General notes
    • Relic and Silver Key fish table group included in all fish tables except where noted. The drop rate varies but is generally higher the further from the coast, with Margoria (including Ross Sea) having the highest drop rate in saltwater. Possible to get Gold Key item at very low drop rate in Margoria seas.
    • Trash group in all tables. Generally Fish Bones and Broken Fish Hook or Seaweed. Percentage of trash catch varies, with more closer to land and less in deeper waters.
    • The 10 October 2018 Patch Note changes mean a higher price for higher quality fish i.e. rare and Big species, with a corresponding reduction of percentage catch which results in an overall income much as before.
    • The reduction in Rare and Big species to balance value does make catching specific species of those qualities harder after the change i.e. for Titles and quest specific species.
    • White quality Common species are now all green quality Common species.
    • Porcupine Fish and Grouper were changed from a Big to a Rare quality species.
    • Margoria now has one Rare species group which is used for all Margoria ocean waters fishing tables, including Ross Sea, Vadabin Sea and Juur Sea. Otherwise the Big and Common species remain the same except for Moray and Grunt from Juur Sea (Moray also from Vadabin Sea) which have been removed.
    • Fish markers are only indicated on the map is selected in the map menu and the specific species knowledge has been obtained. There is a general description with them to help otherwise and the '?' should indicate their location.
    • High value, low drop rate species such as Coelacanth (open water) and Sperm Whale (harpoon) have a low chance to drop in any ocean waters. Luvar (open water, currently very rare drop, probably a bug) and Giant Squid (harpoon) have a low chance to drop in any Margoria ocean waters, including Ross Sea. Therefore these species are not noted individually for each fish table.
    Thanks

    This work could not be completed without the tremendous support from fellow players, especially on the MaoMaoPrince Fishing Community Discord channel, where you can usually find help with any BDO fishing related queries or share your experiences. Many thanks to all of you and others in the various forums and social media for your help. If you have something to add please post here or join the chat channel.

    On a personal note, I haven't played the game now for months but do enjoy the fishing research and new fishing related content. So this gave me enough drive to update these guides, which seem to get plenty of use which encourages me to continue the work. I can't promise that they will always be updated but I stay pretty active in the Discord channel and try to do so when things crop up.

    I hope you find the guide useful and enjoy your time with the fishing in BDO.

    Moonraker - EU
     
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    thank you very much!

    I just went on the fishing trip on a new char, fresh account too to remake my fish file too.
    2nd Island (Luivano) and no way i get any pomfret near the NPC or a bit further on a boat (or siganid for the next quest, if quests are unchanged that said). Thankfully i see your thread and that i'll have to move way further to get them. But i'm already all set in skipjacks and bluefishes which where hard to find before the patch.

    It's a pity, last time they changed those quests, every fish was availale in the NPC vincinity, and here we get chaos again. Though to be fair, the amount of green and white asked was to much compared to their "drop" rate after the first "hotspot" change.


    I'll add a note if i see any changed quest btw. But still at Luivano, it's gonna take a while :D
     
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    GamePois0n PootyPoot Ranger 61 NA

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    table was changed with this week's patch
     
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    Most fish tables were changed unannounced with 10 October 2018 Patch Note, as stated. There are a few changes to quest specific fish they did to try and correct the problems they made but just odd fish.

    I rechecked Epheria Sea as they added back Maomao for the quest there, for example.
     
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    Iliya table seems the same as Arsha, no need to connect any node to make a bit of money as a noob and up that fish skill to equip better rods. (though i'm on the boat in the middle of the bay, not directly on the beach)

    Overall it seems that it will be easier to aim one fish species to complete titles.

    The worst point starting the fishing trip now is to go fish far away with no connected node (or even learned) instead of getting them along the quest, as a tutorial/intro to sea content.

    So... got my pomfrets, back to Luivano
     
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    GamePois0n PootyPoot Ranger 61 NA

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    triple float used to give all yellow if you fished up a yellow, all blue if you fishing up a blue, green blah blah blah, now its back to normal where you fish up a yellow but u are getting white to blue with the yellow, they nerfed it with this week's patch
     
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    are you sure you didn't use it exclusively in seagull spots before? cause i haven't played a long time and i remember catching anything from the table, even junk+gold

    mmmh maybe i combined with 10 energy cast?
     
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    GamePois0n PootyPoot Ranger 61 NA

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    are you saying im blind?
     
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    i'm saying that is not new.
    i'm pretty sure i finished both quests near Grana in one cast (1 gold and 1 white fish) more than once.
    but maybe i used 10 Energy + triple float

    and i can't find a single swellfish in Ahrmo sea, gonna need 4. :(
     
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    GamePois0n PootyPoot Ranger 61 NA

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    well for 2 weeks, if you use triple float you get all yellow if the first fish is yellow, but this week its back to like before.
     
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    Outside of fishing into fish spawns with 100% rare quality, fish tables don't work like that. They didn't before and they don't know.

    Regardless of equipment when catching a fish it draws from the Groups in the fish table for that water.

    The Groups are broken down generally as:

    Group1 - Treasure
    relics, keys, conch etc.

    Group2 - High quality
    Rare, Big occasionally lower quality ones but mostly high quality

    Group3 - Low quality
    Common mostly with rarely Big.

    Group4 - Trash
    Broken Fish Hook, Fish Bones or Seaweed near coasts sometimes; Surfperch or Sandeel

    The game rolls down the list (most likely mechanic but result is the same)

    So it's normal to chance of Rare and Big or Common, or Trash. The Common may come from the Trash Group like a Surfperch, or from the Common Group.

    Why, when you get relics you only ever get them with keys or other treasure item, never fish (except with events as additional roll)

    Triple Float Rod is no different it just gives the chance for multiple items from the Group rolled, hence possible for Rare, Big etc.

    Of course you can also get all rare or all Big but a mix is just as likely depending on how the drop rate % is set, which now if less chance for Rare or Blue Group to roll as they noted in the Patch Notes they increased rare value but reduced their % of table.

    Nothing has changed apart from what they noted and the composition of a lot of fish tables. Some now have no Blue at all so would generally only be Rare for example but that is original ocean waters were most would never use TFR outside spawns.

    In Margoria/ Ross the rare table now includes all Margoria rares in every sea area and the same Big and Common as before generally.

    If you fish original oceans in a sea with no Big then you may well get only Rare but it's not something it gets used for.
     
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    GamePois0n PootyPoot Ranger 61 NA

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    I guess I wasn't clear enough?

    triple float used to give all yellow if you fished up a yellow, all blue if you fishing up a blue, green blah blah blah, now its back to normal where you fish up a yellow but u are getting white to blue with the yellow, they nerfed it with this week's patch

    let me be more detailed, since the patch 2 weeks ago, october 10 update, triple float would ALWAYS give all yellows if the first fish is yellow, blue -> all blue, etc. now its back to normal. (over 2000 fishes tested, either I got insanely lucky or it was "bugged")
     
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    Where you fishing in Margoria/ Ross Sea waters?
     
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    Update: connecting origin fishing spot to trader nodes to sell fishes at a good prices is now obsolete. Just sell to your favorite networked trader regardless of where you fish.

    about the fishing trip and how to handle it without tearing your hair apart with the new fishes tables.

    guide for 1st timers at sea

    this chain quest allow you to visit most islands, and get a good boost of Energy for discovering them and meeting the node managers. the fishing part may feel very tedious at time though.


    I'll let it in this thread so you can still use Ctrl-F to check Moonracker's locations guide.


    Note: quest is character based, so no shortcut basically (storage maid wont allow storing fishes because trade goods iirc)

    if you intend to chain it all in one go, make sure that your horse is empty and out of the stable and that you've done a few main quests (at least all of Serendia) for extra inventory slots.


    for the first part of the trip (Balenos and Mediah Sea Region), fishes are just to be given to the NPC, so you can prepare them in advance

    This quest, that asks you to go to Erio once you've crafted a raft, is very long, and the raft probably won't be enough.
    Get yourself a fishing boat from the market or craft it at Epheria shipyard, it has a bit more inventory than a rowboat and will allow harpooning if you reach professional 5 during the quests.


    Buy 1 or 2 balenos rods at the market or craft them, they are equippable at beginner 1 and can be repaired.
    Some node managers at sea do repairs (Baremi to name a central one)
    empty your bag at maximum except for 1 equippable matchlock (not the practice one), 1 butcher knife and fishing buffs. a handfull of HP pots too if you're too low level for islands pirates (they are around lvl50+ iirc)


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    Erio, the first fisher asks for
    - 1 Beltfish and
    - 1 Rock Hind. (you can fish them on the spot or bring them from Velia so you don't clutter your bag right away)


    After that, you may want to sail around Isle to Isle to unlock nodes and full prices for your fishes and get the few fishes that are gonna be required far from the quest givers. With a pool of around 10-15 contribution points and the VP you can be set to change them when needed and always have everything at 100% at any invested trader, without VP to remote manage nodes, your best shot for your inventory management if you are reluctant selling at 30%, is to dry the fishes you get the most (dried fishes stack) when you dont have the node.

    Isles only take 1 CP to invest in, but a lot are needed to draw a path to the main ones (Baremi, Invernen…). If you stay too close from an island to fish, you'll need that node too to be able to sell at 100% (check the zone on the mini-map and fish tooltip)


    tip for an efficient auto run with a boat: remove any waypoint, then press T to autosail in a straight line. aim, then open your map so you dont turn if your mouse moves for whatever reason when you're afk. That way, turning is also easier as the boat will quasi instantly face the camera direction.
    You can move the camera alone and look around you while keeping the direction by holding mouse-wheel click or whatever you've set under Settings>Interface Settings>Misc Hotkeys>(Moving) Change Camera Perspective.


    Preparation tour:
    get the siganids, the pomfrets and optionally kill whales on the way (lvl 40+) for a relatively easy starfish. Repairs found at Baremi node manager and a few others (mostly west of Baremi though) then back to Luivano

    BDO Fishing Trip Prep.jpg



    Luivano
    - 3 Clowfishes (you can fish them on site)
    - 2 Siganids from Nox sea (easy to get)
    - 4 Pomfrets from Arsha (or Iliya if you wanna sell your other catches at good price without investing in nodes) - (give 3 then again 1 more after the siganids)
    Note: Racid Island is NW of Iliya a bit above the word "Trip" on my screenshot … if you wanna go up there to invest for your Arsha fishes.

    you'll be asked to sell swellfishes too but it won't block the chain quest. They are a PITA to get. We'll see where they are later.
    while you fish the clowfishes, keep 2 skipjacks and 2 bluefishes for the next fisher.

    if you have a lot of inventory room (i mean, a loooooot or enough patience to go store them in Iliya bank) , save 1 extra skipjack, up to 10 dolphin fishes, up to 15 filefishes too, 3 saurels. but as they are easy to get now and the quest may sadly take more than 24h to have to give them because Grouper/swellfishes drop rates suck, you can sell them without regret.

    Paratama
    the fisher will ask for 2 sweetfishes and 1 maomao, but it won't block the progression, skip that for now but give:
    - 2 skipjacks
    - 2 bluefishes
    - 1 starfish (dropped by humpback whales - you need a matchlock and a butcher knife - , recommanded level to be able to kill them 40+, or fished in Mediah waters - see above, but the fishing rate seems to suck)


    Taramura
    you'll be asked 1 swellfish again. This time, it is blocking progress.
    - 1 swellfish
    - 4 rockfishes
    then
    - 2 groupers (not blocking progress).

    go far enough East toward Altinova with your boat until the minimap says "Mediah Sea", to have a chance at Groupers while you are fishing Rockfishes. It'll also allow you to sell at 100% in Altinova without investing more CP. Or just stay at NPC, but rockfishes are kinda scarce. It has a good chance to be a waste of a full inventory of fishes at 30%. you can still dry them. Other quests in Altinova ask you to fish around Pilava anyway, so you'll have occasions to do the Grouper quest later.
    in the meantime, we need that swellfish.

    (Groupers are rare, very rare. If you saved fishes for later quests, by the time you get 2 of them, saved fishes may have decayed a lot to the point you'll regret having them in Iliya bank. So do not overstay, priority: get 4 rockfishes) go back give them to the NPC, then empty your boat!! and use Escape. (up in the Esc Menu)

    You're on land. Next stable is at Kusha (hopefully your horse is empty and out so you can remote call it to this stable)
    BDO Fishing Trip Escape from Taramura.jpg

    Call your horse and go sell your fishes at Altinova (but save 2 groupers! if you caught them already) or anywhere you want that is connected, repair, sell your relics, or not, then autopath to Epheria while you make yourself a huge snack. You gonna need it before you get that Swellfish. A nap could be useful too if your horse is that slow.

    In Epheria, remote collect your empty boat, then go north near Randis. For 2 CP you can make your fishing worth in the whole Epheria Sea. This is where you gonna find the Maomao we skipped. (optional now, many occasions to get it during the second part of the fishing trip)

    But we need the Swellfish. Again, invest up to Daton if you wanna make the long fishing ahead worth. you can get there from balenos islands or from randis (get all the islands west then go up is cheaper iirc than what i started to do on the Screenshot).
    Maybe do this only if you fill your bag before getting a single swellfish. As there is a lot of green fishes in Ahrmo, it's not crucial to invest now. We need only 1 swellfish to proceed to the next step, and more fishing in this zone will be asked later, so will be able to complete what we skipped.

    focus: 1 swellfish in Ahrmo sea.
    sail North from Epheria:
    BDO Fishing Trip Swellfish.jpg

    I caught mine after 6 tries directly on Daton beach, vs 2 full rods yesterday in deep see for none. Idk if they share the exact same table, but you're safe fishing on Daton and emptying your inventory at the trader as long as you have weight free for the money. ! Keep the Groupers in the boat away from the trader

    Back to Taramura now.

    Don't forget to empty your boat if you gonna take a shortcut through land with escape, so you can remote call it to you at any wharf.
    you should be skilled enough now (no pun) to see seagulls on the trip and get rich where your nodes are connected, so up to you how you get there. Just do it before your fish expire. Dont sell it either. Same with the groupers if you managed to get 1 or 2.


    On your way, you can stop at Balenos Islands to get dolphinfishes and filefishes (10 and 10 will be required next step, though you dont have to give 10 at once)

    Give your Swellfish, then accept the 2 new quests (groupers and next fisher)

    Iliya
    what will be required:
    - 10 Dolphinfishes
    - 10 Filefishes

    then
    - 2 Golden-Threads

    On your way to Iliya
    stop at Arsha sea for the 2 Golden-Threads. (they may be at Iliya too, but i haven't fished one in around 30 fishes, so your call) - also keep 1 Checkerboard-Wrasse for later, put it in the boat along with extra saurels, surfperch etc... (see next islands).
    Also keep going north till you're east/north-east of Iliya, in Eltro Sea get 2 Tapertail Anchovys and save them for later too

    If you didnt keep enough Dolphin/Filefishes, Iliya beach has green fishes along with blue ones, but for that many fishes, it may be quicker to go down to Cron/Balenos islands)



    haven't checked that yet but so far no quest was changed from what i had last time, so it should be what is asked:

    Tulu Island - Nothing difficult, you can fish them on site if you dont already have them from previous session
    - 3 saurels
    - 2 dolphinfishes
    - 3 surfperches
    - 2 Yellow Swordfishes (probably non blocking, get them from Nox sea, just North of the island)


    Makra
    - 2 Tapertail Anchovys
    - 1 Skipjack
    - 1 Checkerboard Wrasse
    - 5 Filefishes

    you should have what is required already, maybe you need just a bit of extra fishing on site for more Filefishes.

    on the way back to Velia, keep an eye for seagulls, around Makra you may find Black spotted sea bass and Black Porgys, near Velia maybe Grunts, and a bit up in Olvia sea, a good chance at Tuna, all required for Fish for Villagers quest that will be available after this trip, due to your fishing level or the quest itself.
    this quest repeatable every 3 days give access to the next quest to pick up 3 triple float rods (usable from skilled 5, allows to catch up to 5 fishes at once)

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    End of the first part.

    for the second part of the trip you "just" have to catch or sell the fishes. Only info needed is Moonraker's guide (original post)
    here is my (very) old file, i'm not there yet, but as the first part was unchanged, it may still be useful.

    you'll have the occasion to get the missing Maomao and 3 swellfishes 1 for selling, 2 to give to 3rd fisher.


    --- Blancy : Staren
    catch 1x bluefish
    catch 10x dolphinfish

    --- Ninehart : Llbresser
    catch 3x Ray
    catch 5x Porcupine
    catch 2x octopus

    --- McCulley : Oben Island
    cath 3x broken hook
    catch 10x saurel
    catch 3x mackerel pike

    --- Sagotts : Randis
    catch 10x saurel
    catch 5x John Dory
    catch maomao - sell maomao

    Trip to Epheria - Hario's test
    catch : porgy, sea bass, nibbler, smokey chromis, 15 mackerel pike

    --- Ludwig :baeza island
    catch 5x Atka mackerel
    catch 5x cero

    --- Schutgen : Ginburrey
    catch 5x porcupine
    catch 2x swellfish

    --- Sion : Daton
    sell saurel for 8700
    sell mackerel pike 6700
    sell mullet for 12150

    --- Riotina : Theonil
    sell cero 15000
    sell akta mackerel 20000
    sell mackerel pike 15000
    sell pintado 1200

    --- Vidicto : Teyamal
    catch 6x bigeye
    catch 1x cero
    report to Riotina (15th island)

    Back to Hario (Epheria)
     
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    Very cool guide @magret !

    However it REALLY needs to have a thread and title for itself separately (in Life Skills seems good) for visibility IMO.

    Also, it's likely to mix up responses to the guide I think.
     
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    thanks. I don't agree for the visibility with how the search works here, every post clutter the results, the most recent first, and it's hard to check different topics and keep track with pages and pages of results about 1 fish.
    People search locations by fish name, so all help locating them should stay together, like these quests, or the Skill progression quests.


    Also and Ctrl-F mandatory on your topic for the second part of the quest which is the longest too.

    "visibility" outside the search function will be lost as soon as it gets in page 2 anyway, and it's most likely that they gonna change some of these quests soon. So, i think it's ok for now. also the pictures can help newer players finding cheap CP big nodes.

    And i made this because as a newbie, i would find it very hard to navigate your post and understand what origin node means or what are those different regions. I just hope it will help them represent things a bit more clearly. And fog of war doesn't help either when you start sailing.
     
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    FYI: If you are doing this long quest chain in order to unlock the weekly Triple Float Fishing Rod quest, [Weekly] A Special Fishing Rod from Gerold on Pilava Island, then you should be able to skip all these quests and some more, if you are Fishing Professional 3 or higher. Details are:

    If you are Fishing Professional 03 skill level, then you should be able to skip a large part of the earlier quest line and go directly to Splashing Point and pick up the following quest from Bavio;

    What a Fisher Must Know

    The quest requirements state (from Codex);

    Quest requirements

    Finished quest: icon - To Mediah Splashing Point
    or
    Fishing: Professional 3

    It has been tested by at least one player and they said it worked. Will save a lot of effort if you are already that Fishing level or beyond.

    Ensure you have the Life Skills enabled in quest settings to make sure you can see these quests.

    If you want the hidden title Romanticist of the Ocean then you will need to complete the chain up to and including the quest To Hario.
     
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    Idk for the Pilava quest, but i was surprised Abelin gave me the "Fish for villagers" quest when i made a break to get more inventory space from main quest and level 40 for the whales. So that was before giving the Starfish on the 3rd Island.

    I did just reached Skilled 1 fishing though. Checking BDODB i see conditions are: Skilled 1 + catching mackerel for Abelin
     
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    Just got a Moray in Arsha (was just barely in the sea area North of the Cron Island Sea area.
     
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    Thanks for the report.

    In some places the fish tables can cross over a little, especially in Margoria it's common for them to overlap sometimes. In the ocean they used to more but mainly don't now. However, if fishing close to a boundary of two sea areas it is possible to get cross catch.

    Why it's worth checking tables when first starting to ensure it is the correct one and try to move a bit away from boundaries usually avoids it.

    If you catch more than one when fishing away from the boundary do post again. I have not seen any Rare in some of these tables for whatever reason they removed then and in some really bumped up the Big.
     

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