How to Fish in Destiny 2 – Complete Fishing Guide

By Zuhaad Ali
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Season of the Deep brings in a ton of surprises for players to enjoy. Following our report earlier this week, Bungie has now officially announced that fishing is making its debut in Destiny 2 with the release of Season of the Deep.

As the name suggests, players will indeed be diving deep underwater on Titan during the seasonal activities – Salvage and Deep Dives. As for the weapons, Season of the Deep features a full set of Taken-themed seasonal weapons as well as reissued Reckoning weapons from Season of the Drifter.

Related: Destiny 2 Datamine Reveals New Season 21 Dungeon Armor, Weapons, and Seal

Now that we have a quick introduction out of the way, let’s talk about one of the spotlights of this season – Fishing. Explore the depths (pun intended!) of our comprehensive guide, as we delve into the world of fishing in Destiny 2.

You will find everything you need to know about fishing in this guide, from completing quests steps to landing the ultimate prize. Before we get into the actual quest steps, there are some essential questions for fishing which we’ve answered below.

How to Fish in Destiny 2 - Complete Fishing Guide
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Is Fishing Free for Everyone in Destiny 2?

No, Bungie has confirmed that Fishing is not free for every player in Destiny 2, and requires a Season of the Deep season pass. After purchasing the season 21 season pass, you will need to complete a short quest line that will unlock the required equipment for you to start fishing and catching big.

Okay, let’s get started with the actual quest steps for fishing inside Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 Season of the Deep: Gone Fishin’ Quest Line

After you complete the introductory mission when loading up for the first time in Season of the Deep, you need to head to the Sonar Station at the H.E.L.M. After listening to the briefings, you will be handed the Gone Fishin’ quest.

This quest contains a total of seven steps, most of which requires you to collect items, and introduces you to the fishing locations in the game. Below, you can find the quest steps and the most efficient way to complete them.

  • Step 1: Visit Suraya Hawthorne in the Tower Bazaar. She will hand you a Fishing Tackle which is basically a container for Bait.
  • Step 2: Collect 20 Bait by completing Salvage, Deep Dive, playlist activities, public events, patrols, or by collecting destination materials.
  • Step 3: After collecting 20 Bait, you need to head over to the Outskirts by selecting the nearest Landing Zone (Trostland) and catch 5 fish at the Fishing Pond.
  • Step 4: After successfully catching your first 5 fish, you need to head over to The Cistern on Nessus. There, you need to locate the active Fishing Pond and catch 5 more fish.
  • Step 5: For the third and final location, you need to head over to Miasma in Savathûn’s Throne World. Just like before, locate the Fishing Pond and catch 5 fish.
  • Step 6: Release your caught fish at the aquarium in the H.E.L.M.
  • Step 7: Visit Suraya Hawthorne once again and she will give you a Deep engram, 10 Bait, and a weapon for finishing the questline.

Important Note: Fishing Ponds only appear when there’s no Public Event active at the location. You will see when the blue Fishing Pond event active icon on the map when the event is active.

That’s it for the introductory questline for fishing in Destiny 2. However, there are still some important PSAs and notes you should keep in mind if you plan to spend hours fishing in the game. Now, let’s talk about how to find Fishing Ponds in these three locations.

How to Fish in Destiny 2 - Complete Fishing Guide
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How to Find Fishing Ponds in Destiny 2

Fishing Ponds are fairly easy to find once you know how to spot them. Currently, there are three Fishing locations adding Destiny 2, The Outskirts in EDZ, The Cistern on Nessus, and Miasma in Savathun’s Throne World.

To find a Fishing Pong, head over to one of these locations and look for a blue light shooting into the sky, that’s where the current active Fishing Pond is located. Here’s what a Fishing Pond looks like in-game.

How to Fish in Destiny 2 - Complete Fishing Guide
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Keep in mind that the location of these Fishing Ponds does change after each Public Event. However, these locations aren’t too far away from each other.

How to Farm Bait in Destiny 2

Now that you have the Fishing Ponds location in place, let’s dive into how you can farm Bait to catch different types of fish.

As mentioned in your Fishing Tackle, Bait can be earned by completing different activities in the game. We have compiled a list of all of the activities and how much Bait they reward at completion below.

  • Salvage: 19 Bait
  • Deep Dives: 15 Bait
  • Crucible: 8 Bait
  • Gambit: 10 Bait
  • Heroic Public Events: 7 Bait
  • Patrol: 2 Bait
  • Planetary Material: 1 Bait (per material)

As you can see, completing one Salvage activity grants you a total of nineteen Bait. That said, these activities also take a lot of time compared to others like Heroic Public Events, Crucible matches, etc.

What is the fastest way to farm Bait?

We have found that the fastest way to farm Bait is to complete Heroic Public Events and Patrols. You can do both of these at the same time. Just make sure to only pick the Patrol missions that require you to gather material by killing enemies. (these patrols have four dots or a triangle)

Destiny 2 Focused Fishing Buff Explained

Just like weapons and armor, these fish also have different rarities, from uncommon to all the way up to exotic, with exotic being the rarest of them all. The good news is that there’s a buff called Focused Fishing.

“When you or your allies catch Legendary or Exotic fish, the Focused Fishing meter increases. As the meter increases, so do your chances to catch higher quality fish!”

If you or any blueberries in your vicinity manage to catch a legendary or exotic fish, it will enhance the drop rate of higher-quality fish for everyone.

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