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  • Cor_76
    8 posts

    @bushwickedly I am glad you got them as I wouldn't wish this frustration on anyone, but if the fish don't spawn we can't exactly catch them. I see them sometimes with the Odin sight in only 1 specific area but whether I use a fishing line or even the bow they are gone before any of the two mentioned items are in my hand or the arrow/fishing line touch the water. I have tried some suggestions from players but that Bream refuses to spawn and when it does it refuses to remain long enough to be caught it and all other fish just vanish and won't spawn even when meditating

  • Ubi-Borealis
    Ubisoft Support Staff 2235 posts
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    Hello all!

    I'd like to reach out to you all with an update. This issue is due to be fixed with TU 1.1.2, which will be deployed 16 February, 2021 (Tomorrow) at 1PM CET! We hope that your coastlines and oceans become plentiful with fish following this update 🎣

    If you're still missing fish along the coast or in the ocean following the deployment of TU 1.1.2, please don't hesitate to update this thread so we can take a closer look. Thanks all! 😊

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  • Etienne_Crown
    4 posts

    No fish at all in the east and south coast, I can say english sea has no fish for me, I need flatfish, cod and bream. Not mentioning the big mackerel in norway

  • Bushwickedly
    109 posts

    I haven't played for awhile now until patches get better, but I found somewhat better luck by fishing off/near uninhabited islands like ones the seals spawn on on the east coast and empty island south/southeast (not south west) and tried my best to stay right at the transition from river to sea but focussed on melee swimming under water or knee-high water instead of using the fishing line. As far as I'm aware, despawning was happening the entire time, but right AT the river/ocean transition, there was always normal fish that would often respawn more reliably (big/rare variants not so much, but NOT needed for achievement nor is fishing line despite what description states atm). Also, inlets are good area to hang around too assuming they are spawning as game considers the area a river or a lake.

    Anything that also spawns in rivers should be the priority location.

    TBPH, once realizing the fish spawns were bugged, and thinking you had to use a line + get every size, I didn't try for ach., however was hoping to get settlement quest so anything knee-high (lake, river, inlet, i.e. anything shallow) just farmed stuff as it was super quick to lunge while using 2 daggers. Was in a lake farming and fired an arrow, and it popped the achievement. Did a double take at the time I thought it'd be impossible to bother with that. Haven't checked my game in awhile, but I had TONS of everything. Only things that were really rare were cod. Bream, sturgeon, etc., will spawn even if broken.

  • Bushwickedly
    109 posts

    Here's some screen shots of my fish inventory and Good Catch just to know I'm not lying. Also, I sold off a bunch of fish AND turned many in already. Only fish yet to actually find are Big Flatfish, Big Mackerel, and Big Eel. Only know about big eel from forums. Also, "regular" flatfish and a very large icon for them, on-par with large fish in general, but are regular on mine.


    Very last pic has 4 Big Cod fwiw.

  • Bushwickedly
    109 posts

    10 minute edits and unable to upload native PS4 4k pics....

    Looking at my map now:

    -Essexe I fished a lot around Port Walton and the very tiny island above it.

    -Cent Fished heavily immediately east of Rouecistre Fortress (the inlet that borders it's east wall that looks like Florida, is FULL of flatfish just spam attack with spear or special attack dual daggers and clear all of them in minutes) until you reach the fast travel anchor. That area immediately east of Florida inlet is river/ocean transition. Swim and Odin sight, then melee. Only tiny fish are harder to melee due to speed. Stay under surface and fish are less likely to flee until after swinging your hatchet. Use lunge/sprint button and melee. If fish vanish, go back towards river-side of inlet and start over. Don't discriminate, just kill whatever fish appear, loot, and move on. Better chances of different fish spawning in and occasionally getting one you need.

    ***Essex/Cent border in river/ocean -Inlet immediately s/w of Maeldun cliff on shore. That river to ocean inlet too. This is a good place as fish from both areas AND river/ocean transition can occur in same spot. Fished heavily here.

    -Essexe Might have done Turrim Larus Ruins area too if there were seals there.

    -SouthSuthsexe, Seven Sisters fast travel anchor. Go west until almost slightly beyond Anderitum Hideout (it's n/w of Seven Sisters on map) then look south. There's a smaller island there with I think a wrecked ship. Might be loot, I forget. I was catching Big Bream there on northern tip (barely).

    **Rivers/lakes farms

    -Glowecestrescire Cragstone Watchtower jump into the lake below

    -Hamptunscire Hourglass-shaped lake right below (s/w) Readingum Abbey also Reindeer around there.

    -Grantbridgescire Grantbridge has a moat that surrounds almost the entire city. LOTS of harder to find fish there including eels. Odin sight and check ALL water areas here.

    -Cent Immediately north of Beamasfield right below the Medeuuage circle is a small, shallow lake. Tons of Pollock fish.

    -Cent ALL around Canterbury border

    ANYTHING with knee-high water can be cleared quickly and many locations have numerous species in same tiny lake making odds of getting everything greater and faster. Some lakes might only have one species though. That's mainly what I hit. Also, forget Folcanstan. Would be ideal spot for things like sturgeon but too unreliable.

  • hroozenbeek
    1024 posts

    @imaginaryruins Well, the despawn issue is still very much with us after the 1.1.1-patch (playing on PC). Both yesterday and today I was fishing off the coast of Hamtunscire and whenever I spotted a number of fish, they were completely gone even before I could throw my fishing line into the water.

  • hroozenbeek
    1024 posts

    @ubi-baron Well, the issue of fish disappearing is still very much with us after the 1.1.1-patch (playing on PC). Both yesterday and today I was fishing off the coast of Hamtunscire and whenever I spotted a number of fish, all of them were gone even before I could throw my fishing line into the water.

  • hroozenbeek
    1024 posts

    @violence1337 The issue of fish disappearing is still very much with us after the 1.1.1-patch (playing on PC). Both yesterday and today I was fishing off the coast of Hamtunscire and whenever I spotted a number of fish (Bream, I think, and I need those), all of them were gone even before I could throw my fishing line into the water.

  • Font81
    19 posts

    When i reached Folcanstan (Cent) i saw a lot of fish nearby the docks. Got a sturgeon. then i stood on a boat and hook one fish but no matter what i did i couldnt pull him up, he was right by my boat and the line broke i don´t know why. Then i saw a bigger fish, hook, and again the pull up did not work, just stood by the boat, under the boat, until the line broke again. And after this, no more fish, just gone.

    I loaded an old save went to the same dock still no fish. took the boat further to the sea scout a lot of miles, nothing.

    rivers ok, coast/sea fish gone.

    At the rate updates are being released i guess no coast/sea fish until 15th february...at least

  • illMac99
    43 posts

    Literally 0 change to fish behavior, spawn rates or locations with 1.1.1 update. Does Ubisoft think we're all stupid?

  • TheeElf
    168 posts

    @illmac99 They never said they fixed the fish spawning issue in 1.1.1...

  • Bushwickedly
    109 posts

    STOP using the stupid fishing line already. Gigantic waste of time and stupid mechanics (1/2" fishing rope won't break from a 0.5 pound perch but modern nylon might; hand pulling rope does NOT make a modern fishing reel sound effect; a 5" trout won't fight you like a 10 pound shark for 10 minutes, etc.) JUMP in the water and sprint/lunge at the fish while using attack. If timed right, your hatchet will get fish. Quickly spam the loot button then move on. Use Odin sight repeatedly and swim towards where the last school went. Slowly work way towards ocean from river inlets then head back towards river inlet if things vanish then repeat. All the areas I mentioned earlier, are where I did just that. If you want the achievement, follow my advice. And as inferred before, seals on the coast of a tiny island are a good area to go to but stay under the water and get stuff while trying to avoid getting all seals to plop in the water or they'll despawn too.

    (F)orget the game and lazy patches. Don't let it suck more life out of you through incredibly cheap "player retention" tactics by forcing YOU to wait on patches to release.

  • Durwin52
    11 posts

    At this point the majority of the Dev team for Valhalla has probably moved on to other games, and those remaining are probably focused exclusively on DLC to milk as much extra money from the title as they can. Obviously the fix for fishing is more involved then the skeleton crew that remains to solve. I highly doubt this will be fixed, and if it is it will probably be a LONG ways out. Just remember this treatment on their next game.

  • hroozenbeek
    1024 posts

    @bushwickedly I do want the achievement, but I want to enjoy the game even more. Ubisoft should just fix the fishing.

  • Font81
    19 posts

    After I got the bug with coast fish at the Folcanstan docks, while I was fishing, i continued with the Cent arc story, i had to go to the docks and still no fish when I get there. started the net mission and ended it, fast travel to the dock and I was surprised to see some fish animations. did not move, did not use odin sight, I chose the fishing line and very slowly approached the water and i was able to get 2 small Bream...then the fish disappeared again lol.

  • dannyrhinos89
    6 posts

    It seems Ubisoft are just ignoring this issue, coastal fish have been messed up since release and still they’ve not bothered fixing it. Do they even play the game?

    Imagine putting a trophy in the game that’s basically unattainable, I’ve needed a single bream for weeks now to get platinum and it just instantly de spawns, Absolutely ridiculous.

  • Ratchit66
    12 posts

    So, after months of trying absolutely everything possible I still never managed to get that bream. I decided to just preorder the DLC ready for when it comes out and I played ‘The Legend of Beowulf’ quest that came with it free. Once I completed the entire quest I thought I could try go back down and catch a bream - again.

    Fast traveled to the dock on the South Island and threw my line out - without using Odin’s sight. Within seconds I had a bite and reeled it in. To my surprise it was the bream I had been searching months for! The ‘Good Catch’ trophy popped then finally the Platinum did!

    No idea if this would help anyone but maybe if you’ve finished the game and trying to get the trophy, and wanting the DLC try this method and it may work. This was a weird solution and obviously not the perfect workaround but thought I’d share it because I’ve been frustrated for months just as I can see some others have been. Hope I helped or at least given people some hope! PLATINUM BABY!

  • Viem
    54 posts

    Location : South shores of Southsexe and Cent.
    Subject : Fish.
    Issue : No fish at all in the sea (paradox)…

    The beauty of the area of the White Cliffs of Dover is majestic and a place worth visiting in game. So i took a small boat to go fishing in the area while admiring the awe-inspiring beauty of the scenery.
    I was really diasppointed to find no fish whatsoever in the area. Its a vast open ocean, so PLEASE add lots of fish in there with a high respawn timer.
    Any concerns regarding the exploitation of fishing for silver is irrelevant, since even if let's say a player decides to spent hours fishing it is still game time spent (labor) so it should be viewed as such.

  • Tchester1980
    1100 posts


    I also recognize that there is "no" fish swimming in the water. I check every spot after each Patch and since the last Patch 1.1.1, a lot of regular fish spots (also other areas) are empty and no fish anymore!
    Also waiting for 30mins without mediate will not help!

    Seems to be a new bug (or in Ubisoft Language: feature)!

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