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Find every fish and fishing spot map in Mondstadt, Liyuem, and Inazuma

The female traveler from Genshin Impact fishes in a nearby river Image: Mihoyo via Polygon

Genshin Impact’s 2.1 update added fishing, allowing players to catch fish without having to brutally murder them in the water. Our Genshin Impact guide explains how to unlock the fishing system and what you can do with it.

To unlock fishing, you need to accept and complete the world quest “Exploding Population.” For most players, this quest will automatically appear in your quest list when you log on. If you don’t have it, you need to have the housing system, the Serenitea Pot, unlocked.

Talk to Katheryne in Mondstadt, which will lead you on a fairly straightforward journey. You’ll be tasked with catching fish, and this will essentially serve as a tutorial for Genshin Impact’s fishing minigame.

Once you have Gensihin Impact fishing unlocked, you can start fishing pretty much anywhere you see bubbling waters and fish swimming around. You can trade fish in for better bait recipes and fishing rods to members of the Fishing Association, and you can use them in cooking.


Table of contents

Mondstadt fishing spot locations
Liyue fishing spot locations
Inazuma fishing spot locations

Genshin Impact fishing spots

Genshin Impact has introduced many fishing spots throughout Teyvat. Most fishing spots have the same fish, with different ones appearing at different times of day. Our Genshin Impact guide will teach you where all the fish in the game are and which baits to use for them.

Some fish will only spawn during day and some will only spawn at night. Daytime is from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., and nighttime is 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. You can use the clock in the menu to change the time.

Fish take about three days to respawn (in real life time, not game time).

We’ve listed every fishing location with the fish you can find in them below. This list does not have any fishing spots that are event-only.


Mondstadt fishing pool locations

Stormbearer Mountains

A split map of a river with water and fish in it and a star marking Stormbearer Mountains on the right Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)

Cider Lake 1

A split map showing fish swimming in a night lake on the left with a star marking its location on the right Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)

Cider Lake 2

A split map showing Zhongli standing in front of Cider Lake near Springvale with the map starring his location Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)

Stormterror’s Lair 1

Zhongli stands in front of a lake of fish while a map points out where to find the fish south of Stormterror’s Lair Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Stormterror’s Lair 2

Zhongli stands by a fishing hole while a map points out where to find the fish north of Stormterror’s Lair Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Dawn Winery

A map showcasing where to find a fishing hole southwest of Dawn Winery Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)

Windrise

A map showing where to find fish south of Windrise’s Statue of the Seven Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Aizen Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)

Dragonspine

A map showing where to find fish in the Dragonspine mountains Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Tea-colored Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Venomspine Fish (Redrot Bait)
  • Snowstrider (Redrot Bait)

Liyue fishing pool locations

Dihua Marsh

A map showing where to find fish in the northwest area of Dihua Marsh Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Wangshu Inn

A map showing where to find fish on the docks to the west of Wangshu Inn Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Qingce Village

A map showing where to find a fishing spot near a puzzle in Qingce Village Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Bishui Plain 1

A map showing where to find one of two fishing spots in Bishui Plain, to the north Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Bishui Plain 2

A map showing where to find the second fishing spot in southern Bishui Plain Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Guili Plains

A map showing where to find a fishing spot on a broken bridge in Guili Plains Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Luhua Pool

A map showing where to find a fishing spot in Luhua Pool, right above the domain Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Mt. Hulao

A map showing where to find a fishing spot in a river below Mt. Hulao Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Brown Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Liyue Harbor

A map showing where to find fish south of Liyue Harbor Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)

Nighttime

  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Mt. Aocang

A map showing where to find fish in the center of Mt. Aocang’s pool Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Abiding Angelfish (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Sweet-flower Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Tianqiu Valley

A map showing where to find fish in Tiangqiu Valley’s ruins Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Betta (Redrot Bait)

Inazuma fishing pool locations

Ritou

A map showing where to find a fishing pool on the docks in Ritou Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)

Nighttime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Amakane Island

A map showing where to find a fishing pool near the domain on Amakane Island Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Glazed Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Nazuchi Beach

A map showing where to find a fishing pool north of the crashed boat on Nazuchi Beach Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Bitter Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Tatarasuna

A map showing where to find fish in an Electro pool outside of Tatarasuna Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Nighttime

  • Raimei Angelfish (False Worm Bait)

Koseki Village 1

A map showing where to find a fishing pool next to the Koseki Village Statue of the Seven Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Akai Maou (Redrot Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Golden Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Rusty Koi (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Koseki Village 2

A map showing where to find a fishing pool near Amakumo Peak outside of Koseki Village Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Pufferfish (Fake Fly Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)

Sangonomiya Shrine

A map showing where to find fish outside of Sangonomiya Shrine Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)

Suigetsu Pool

A map showing where to find a fishing area outside of Suigetsu Pool to the north Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Daytime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Crystalfish (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Purple Shirakodai (False Worm Bait)

Nighttime

  • Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Glaze Medaka (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Dawncatcher (Fruit Paste Bait)
  • Lunged Stickleback (Redrot Bait)