A Beginner’s Guide To Fishing in Fortnite

The Fortnite Team

Cast A Line

A new season means even more fish in the sea! Whether you’re a seasoned angler or this is your first time on the water - these tips should help you reel in something new.

While you can cast your Fishing Rod into the water anywhere and pull up something, look out for jumping fish and ripples along the water’s surface - these fishing holes will give you the best chance at rare loot.

Fortnite Fishing Collection Book

A New Hobby & More Floppers To Find

Everyone on the Island has been given a standard-issue Collection Book to chart fishing collection. While in a match, open your map and cycle to the ‘Collection Book’ tab to see all the shapes and styles of fish you’ve caught and even some hints at where to find the ones that got away. Chart your biggest catch and rank yourself against your friends to see who is the top fisher.

Dozens of new species now inhabit the Island’s waters - from bespeckled Green Floppers to hot-headed Pepper Fish to even slimy yet shield-bearing JellyFish. There are even rumors of an extra-rare gilded species swimming about. 

Catching these deepsea denizens won’t be easy. Some appear only at night while others are elusive enough to require a special upgraded Fishing Rod to reel in. Consult your handy Collection Book and swap stories at sea with fellow anglers to pin down these wriggly water-dwellers.

Fortnite Fish


Collect Em All

To celebrate this fishing frenzy sweeping the Island, we’re challenging you to a fishing catch-off! Every week we’ll be calling out a new ‘Catch of the Week’ on social media for anglers to chase down, and some tips on where to find them. Share your haul, and if it’s bigger than ours we’ll shout you out!