Fishing Trap is an item that can be used to catch fish without the need for a Fishing Pole. It requires Fish Bait to work.

Fishing Traps will only collect items that can normally be caught using a basic Fishing Pole. It will not catch uncommon or rare fish that require Silver or Gold Poles. It will also not catch shellfish, which require a Shellfish Trap.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Fishing Traps will not be craftable until the following steps are taken:

  1. Purchase the Fisherman upgrade from the Upgrade Table
  2. Speak to Robert 3 days later to start the Fishing Trap Questline
  3. Advance the questline until "Weighing In"

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

The player receives 1x Fishing Trap as a reward for completing "Weighing In".

After the blueprint is obtained, it can be crafted in the Quick Crafting Menu.

Use[edit | edit source]

Baiting[edit | edit source]

  • Place a Fishing Trap at the edge of a body of water. It can be placed like any furniture item, but must be in the water to work.
  • Hold at least 1x Fish Bait in the active hotbar slot (so it shows in the character's hand) and walk up to the trap.
  • A "Set Bait" text prompt should appear. Pressing the indicated key will bait the trap, and an icon of the bait will appear inside.
  • Wait for the trap to work. You can do other things meanwhile, since traps can take time.

Emptying[edit | edit source]

  • When the trap has caught something, the bait icon will be replaced by a stream of bubbles.
  • Walk up to the trap and press the indicated key to harvest the item.
  • Add a new Fish Bait to reset the trap.

Traps can only catch 1 item at a time, and must be re-baited after every harvest.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Catch List[edit | edit source]

Items that can be caught with Fishing Traps:

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

The buttons for baiting/harvesting and picking up traps sometimes switch unexpectedly, leading the player to pick up traps instead, which must then be placed again. It is suggested to pause by each trap before baiting/harvesting to make sure the key prompts remain the same.

Utility FishingFishing PoleFishing BaitFishing TrapShellfish TrapShellfish Bait
Fish Blue JellyfishBlue SnapperBright DamselClown FishFishGold Dipped MollyGold Dust MollyGold FishGold JellyfishPink JellyfishRainbow JellyfishRed SnapperRoyal Blue FishSilver Belly MollySilver JellyfishSmall FishSpotted FishYellow Angel Fish
Shellfish AbaloneClamMusselOysterScallopShrimpSmall CrabSnail
Other SeaweedPink CoralSoggy PaperOld BottleMessage in a BottleSand Dollar
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