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  • Khaos004
    31 posts

    @foxhoundubi Regular eels.


  • Ubi-Woofer
    Ubisoft Support Staff 1195 posts

    Hey everyone!

    I am very pleased that the partial fixes for the big Flatfish/Mackerel and small Sturgeon/Halibut are working for so many of you! As mentioned by @Ubi-Borealis, I have taken the time to prepare a bumper guide video showing where you can catch each of the fish in their new locations (documented here) - please find that video below! If you have any feedback, or are struggling to find any other fish and would like me to make a guide for those, please let me know and I'll do my best!



    If you're still struggling to find these fish following the update, please do let us know. Regarding the big Eel, as we have mentioned before, they are not needed for a fishing hut delivery to the best of our current knowledge, so if you are looking for these for that, please do bear that in mind! It has also not yet been confirmed to us that the big Eel is a missing fish (it may actually not be an intended fish to exist in-game) so we will aim to confirm this as soon as possible.

    @A_B_Y_S_S_1 - Thanks for sharing your videos about the big Flatfish/Mackerel! Very helpful 🙂 I have added your new link to your previous post to keep the videos together.

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  • A_B_Y_S_S_1
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  • Ubi-Borealis
    Ubisoft Support Staff 3885 posts

    Apologies for the double post! Both myself and @ubi-woofer are very excited about you all (and ourselves) being able to finally complete the fishing hut deliveries, so we want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information available to you 😄

    Following @SpirantCrayon22's earlier question, I've reached out to the development team and have received confirmation that Stinky but Deadly should be retroactively unlocked following it's reintroduction to the game in the future. This means you can complete the fishing hut challenges now and get your hands on the elusive swordfish now!

    We don't yet have any more information on when "Stinky but Deadly" will be reintroduced to the game. Rest assured that its removal is only temporary. Once we have more information to share about this challenge, we'll be sure to let you all know within this thread and in the News & Announcements forum.

    If you encounter any further trouble whilst fishing, please don't hesitate to reach out so we can take a closer look.

    Thanks all! 😊

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  • Garbo3
    778 posts

    @ubi-woofer I have been fishing for more that 40 minutes but only regular flatfish. Keep trying though.
    Am very stubborn. Thanks for video. Really appreciate your help. I will keep trying !

  • isuwhat
    190 posts

    @ubi-woofer great stuff 🙂

    i am having an issue getting a 2nd Big Mackerel though. Got the first in the exact same spot as your video and i have gone to different fast travel points, back to England, saved and re-loaded but now only get Artic Char (Big) in that location? Am now up to the 8th time of moving to a different place and loading back in etc and no luck

  • SpirantCrayon22
    560 posts

    @isuwhat

    I had more trouble with the second big mackerel than any of the big flatfish but did get there after several fast-travels.

  • dorinash1
    65 posts

    @ubi-woofer Ok, we know that big Eel is not needed for the challenge right? But, myself (and I believe others too) as a big and loyal fan of the AC franchise, who brought all the games from the first one and completed them at 100%, just want to catch that fish so we can all be happy. As a completionist I find the game still broken, because I want to have that one as well, and it is still missing. Why?

  • Ubi-Woofer
    Ubisoft Support Staff 1195 posts

    @Garbo3 - Keep going! I'm sure the big Flatfish are just stubborn... I actually thought they were still missing at first, but after going for the Mackerel and returning to England, there they were! Just have to get those spawns just right!

    @isuwhat - As above, it took me a few tries too! It may be worth spending a bit of time in a different location just to allow the spawns to fully reset, and then fast travelling back to that location and trying again. You can leave your ship there to return to quickly if needed. I'm not sure if it really makes a difference, but I did find that catching other types of fish also seemed to help me, as then it seemed like there were more spawn points available to refresh. Not sure if that logic from my many hours spent on Animal Crossing is fully applicable here, but hey, maybe! 👀 Let me know if you continue to have trouble.

    @dorinash1 - I'm a completionist myself, so I understand that desire to complete the game 100%. But, as the big Eel isn't needed for any challenges and - as best as I remember - isn't actually a mentioned fish anywhere in-game (it just came up on the forums and elsewhere online when people were trying to see what the requirements were for the final delivery) - I'm just wondering if you can explain a bit more what value the fish would have? I can run your query by the developers for sure, but I'm not sure whether there was ever meant to be a big Eel at this point, so I cannot promise it will be implemented if it is confirmed that there wasn't. Thanks! 🙂

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  • Garbo3
    778 posts

    @ubi-woofer thanks..After watching your video got 2 in a row. 1 minute lol
    Many thanks 😊

  • dorinash1
    65 posts

    @ubi-woofer considering that each fish in the game has three different sizes, makes me think it should be the same for Eel as well. Isn't that logic?

  • Ibuprofen1200mg
    11 posts

    It's best you swim with your horse and shoot the fish. That way you don't scare them.

    But of course with my luck I got the "failed to save game progress" and corrupted save files on my PS4. Yeah!

  • isuwhat
    190 posts

    @ubi-woofer have now completed all fishing deliveries......got there at last. Took forever to get the 2nd Mackerel.

    Good luck everyone!

  • Yesin069
    554 posts

    Please Ubisoft: Make never ever gain a quest or achievement that is similar to this one! It is just a torture to search for the last few fish types. It is fun and relaxing having a fishing mechanic in a game but it shouldn't be forced on us like with an achievement or a quest. Even if it wasnt as buggy as it still is, it isnt fun to search for fish types.

    Also it wasnt great finding out that after finding big flatfish and big mackarel that a new challenge unlocks...

  • FoxHoundUbi
    2 posts

    @khaos004 I'm so stupid, I just realized the quest asked me for REGULAR, and I assumed big...Thanks a lot !

  • marveen95
    3 posts

    Hi everyone,
    I made these videos to make it easier espiecially for new players to catch all fishes. 
    After today's patch I've updated my videos about Big Flatfish and Mackerel as well.
    I hope you find it useful.

    Big Mackerel:


    Big Flatfish:

    The whole fish playlist:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtcQQLDZrba646sK-ezVxTQj8D89usk0z

  • SpirantCrayon22
    560 posts

    @dorinash1

    There's also no Greater Aegis Rune, a matter which I've posted here but it's one of a few posts where Ubisoft has not responded.

  • KamikazeSG12
    45 posts

    @dorinash1 There may be Big Eel, but there is no turn in for them. The Stinky but Deadly requires Regular Eel.

    @ubi-(guys) What is the bloody respawn interval on the Flat and Mackerel???? There seems to only be one at a time in the areas marked in the videos... I had a Mackerel approach my hook and de-spawn just as he got there. Found another and caught it, but it took almost 2 hours for another to spawn. Same with Flat fish... I've caught 2 big ones in 3 hours of looking...

    Also... I LOVE the fix on the purchase/sell quantity at the merchants... It was a pain having to cycle all the way through to get to the max amount...

  • Garbo3
    778 posts

    @kamikazesg12 there's 2 big flat fishes and If you fast travel to Warham ( or something similar opposite to the isle of Wight) grab the horse gallop all the way back to Ubiwolf video exact spot and you get 2 each time
    I got 6 with this method in 15 minutes.
    Is that place where you get easier the overdesigned II
    Fast travel there and go back fishing
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  • KamikazeSG12
    45 posts

    @garbo3 That's the spot I fished. Travelled to Isle of Wight and sailed across.... Found 1 Big and could see 2-3 pairs of Regular, and tons of Small. The Big didn't respawn for a couple of hours.

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