Like a Dragon: Ishin Fishing Guide: All Fish Types and More

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Fishing in Like A Dragon: Ishin is a reliable way to get more cooking ingredients and will save you a lot of money in the long run. This world has more fish and sea critters than you’d expect. Here are all of the different fish types in Like A Dragon: Ishin.

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Like a Dragon: Ishin Fishing Guide: All Fish Types and More

There are a few different types of fishing rods you can collect in Like A Dragon: Ishin. You can purchase them with Virtue at any of the shrines around town. Here’s the breakdown of the cost of each rod.

  • Easy Starter: Starting Rod
  • River Classic: 400 Virtue
  • Rivermaster: 1500 Virtue
  • Sea Classic: 400 Virtue
  • Seamaster: 1500 Virtue
  • Peerless Pole: 4000 Virtue

You will want to seek out the Peerless Pole if you plan on fishing a lot. It has max stats and will be the only pole you must worry about going forward.

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Fishing Spots

Let’s break down all of the fish locations by each of the different fishing spots around Kyo.

Uji River

The Uji River is found directly south of the Teradaya, your main resting spot. This is likely the first fishing spot you will come across in the game.

CarpFound in the lower half of the river
CrawfishVery small silhouette found near lower half of the river
Crucian CarpLarge triangle silhouette found in the lower half of the river
Electric CatfishMedium-sized silhouette found in the upper half of the river
Ghost KaiMedium-sized Silhouette in the center of the river
NishikigoiMedium-sized silhouette in the center of the water
Rainbow TroutMedium-sized Silhouette at the top of the river
Softshell TurtleThree-dot silhouette at the top of the river
Salmonmedium-sized silhouette moving through the center of the river

Kamo River

The Kamo River is found next to the cannon minigame in Mukurogai if you haven’t found this location yet. You will unlock it at the end of chapter 2. There is a lot of overlap with the Uji River, but some new fish to find here as well.

CrawfishThree-dot Silhouette at the bottom of the river
Crucian CarpLarge triangle silhouette at the bottom of the river
Electric CatfishMedium-sized silhouette at the bottom of the river
Freshwater EelLong skinny silhouette found at the bottom of the river
Rainbow TroutMedium-sized silhouette at the furthest part of the river
SweetfishSmall silhouette at the top of the river
SalmonMedium-sized silhouette found at any point in the river
StringfishLarge-sized silhouette found in the furthest part of the river

East Coast

Near the Teradaya, you can speak to the man in front of the fishing boat and either go to the East Coast or the Fishing Banks. Here are the fish you will encounter on the East Coast. You must use your Sea fishing rods if you don’t have the Peerless Pole.

Using Top-Grade Bait can help find some of the rarer fish like the Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, and Oarfish.

Bluefin TunaGiant silhouette near the Shark and Marlin silhouettes
Conger EelLong-skinny silhouette in the lower part of the East Coast
Great White SharkThe largest silhouette you will find in the game at the furthest edge of the East Coast
OarfishAn incredibly large skinny silhouette found somewhere between the center and furthest reaches of the East Coast
MarlinGiant Silhouette at the furthest point on the east coast
Righteye FlounderLarge triangle silhouette at the bottom of the East Coast
Thread-Sail FilefishLarge triangle silhouette at the bottom of the East Coast
WhitebaitMedium-Sized swimming through the lower part of the river

The Fishing Banks

The Fishing Banks can be a bit tricky because of the large rocks in the way, but you’ll find a lot of great catches here. Don’t be afraid to throw bait in the water if you can’t find the fish you’re looking for.

Common OctopusThree-dot silhouette on the left side of the giant rock
GobyLong skinny silhouette found at the bottom of The Fishing Banks
Japanese PufferThree-dot Silhouette on the right side of The Fishing banks
PorcupinefishThree-dot silhouette at the top of The Fishing Banks
Thread-Sail FilefishLarge triangle silhouette found at the center of The Fishing Banks
Tiger PrawnThree-dot silhouette found at the bottom of The Fishing Banks
ScorpionfishThree-dot silhouette in the center of The Fishing Banks
Sea BreamLarge triangle silhouette found at the bottom of The Fishing Banks
SquidThree-Dot silhouette found next to the rocks of The Fishing Banks
WhitebaitSmall silhouette in the center of The Fishing Banks

Those are all of the fish available in Like A Dragon: Ishin. Check out all of the recipes you can cook with the fish you’ve just caught.


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