The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Fishing In Skyrim 1.00
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Apr 28, 2012 @ 8:54pm
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Fishing In Skyrim 1.00

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Adds working fishing poles, nets, dwarven boomfishing, working fishing gear, and many other fishing-themed goodies to Skyrim. Stop trying to grab fish with your bare hands! Look for a free pole and net in a rowboat on the Riften canal, or talk to local general-goods vendors and apothecaries in Riverwood, Whiterun, Riften and Windhelm.

WORKING RODS and BAIT: There are 3 qualities of fishing rods - all of which can be crafted at any smithy or are sometimes sold at several vendors across Skyrim. Quality affects the distance you can cast, and the time you must wait to get a nibble.

Use the "Fishing: Use Pole" Lesser Power to plant your pole along a shoreline near some fish. You must then add bait to it by clicking on it and placing something on the "hook". The hook will accept most types of meat, bugs, and other fish, making this a great way to get rid of an undesired food item or ingredient for a chance at getting a better one.

Different fish prefer different kinds of bait, so again, you'll have to experiment to see what works. (If you have the right bait, and the right region, you have at least a 60% chance to catch the fish you are looking for).


Certain fish prefer certain regions. River Betties, for instance, thrive around the Riften and Dawnstar docks, and Longfin have been spotted along their migratory route near Solitude. You'll learn in time which fish prefer which regions, making sportsfishing or hunting for ingredients much less random than before.

Sightings of the elusive Blackreach Albino Catfish are on the rise, which should be of particular interest to Alchemists. Likewise, the very rare fungal jellyfish has been spotted along the northern coasts, despite the frigid waters, often getting entangled in nets.


These can be purchased from certain vendors, or crafted at a Tanning Rack. You can carry and deploy several nets at once, stripping a lake or stream of all fish in a frightfully rapid manner. ...Overfished areas typically need 24-36 game-hours to recover.

Toss your nets using "Fishing: Throw Net" Lesser Power, aiming up or down to adjust distance. Your net will fly out a short distance, and if it splashes in deep enough water, will snatch up all the nearby critterfish, plus any others lurking in the depths that you might not see. Try to get the net in the middle of a large group of fish for the best experience, or take your chances dredging the polluted, fishless regions of the world, looking for lost treasures. Regional fishing rules apply here too, so keep your eyes open.

Nets attract slaughterfish, which are instantly killed by slivers of poisonous horker-tusk hooks embedded in the fibres. This has a small chance of damaging your net, which can be repaired at any Tanning Rack with a few leather strips.


Those pesky dwarves adapted their explosive ballistae and catapult missiles into deadly shock-and-awe aquatic weapons. Originally intended for the Falmer Wars, someone quickly realized they could be used to stun fish en masse as well, providing a convenient foodsource for soldiers in the field... well, caves.

Both "Fishin' Rods" and Mines send out a massive shockwave guaranteed to stun anything in the area, including fish, insects(!), and unwary travellers. Throw them using "Fishing: Throw Dwarven Rod" or "Fishing: Deploy Mine" Lesser Powers. The rods are thrown like a basic grenade... no problems there... but the mines, if used on land, must be rolled towards the target - its best to get a running start, drop it, then run like hell the other way... they are equivalent to the Civil War catapult missiles in power.


Thanks to numerous complaints that there were no working Poles in Skyrim, I've added one. His name is Rybek Kupiecski, a respected crafter of fishing poles, recently sucked into Skyrim through a wormhole from his home outside Warsaw. He has taken up residence at the Solitude lumber mill, which provides a ready supply of quality wood for his poles, and fish for his belly.


Compatible with Blitz's excellent "Improved Fish - New Fish - More Spawning"[] and other mods which add "CritterFish".
DEDICATION - and a warning to gamers....

This mod is dedicated to my fiancée, Kiersten, who passed away in April, one week before her 22nd birthday. She loved Skyrim and sushi, so what began as a birthday present evolved into a memorial to her life. The new species of fish this mod adds are named after things she loved, and I am in the process of adding a small fishing camp populated by her Skyrim toons, so she can live on in the fantasy world she loved. A book will be added in a future version explaining all the symbolism added in the module, for those who care about the backstory.

Kiersten died from something called Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT), which is a blood clot you get from sitting in one position for too long. Gamers are at high risk for DVT - she died after playing MW3 for 11 hours. The only warning sign she had was a cramp in her leg. Two hours later, she was dead.

The best way to avoid DVT is simple: Save your game, stand up, and walk around for 2-3 minutes every 3 or 4 hours. Go to the fridge, pee, look out the window, play with your pet...anything, just MOVE. That simple action would have saved her life: it could save yours.

When deep vein thrombosis symptoms occur, they can include:
• Swelling in the affected leg, including swelling in your ankle and foot.
• Pain in your leg; this can include pain in your ankle and foot. The pain often starts in your calf and can feel like cramping or a charley horse.
• Warmth over the affected area.
• Changes in your skin color, such as turning pale, red or blue.

When to see a doctor
If you develop signs or symptoms of deep vein thrombosis, contact your doctor for guidance.

If you develop signs or symptoms of a pulmonary embolism — a life-threatening complication of deep vein thrombosis — seek medical attention immediately.

The warning signs of a pulmonary embolism include:
• Unexplained sudden onset of shortness of breath
• Chest pain or discomfort that worsens when you take a deep breath or when you cough
• Feeling lightheaded or dizzy, or fainting
• Rapid pulse
• Sweating
• Coughing up blood
• A sense of anxiety or nervousness

Should you encounter a Khajit named Lillani in your travels, know you just met the spirit of a truly good person. She will be missed.


My Other Mods:

Arod's Alchemical Analyzer - Lore friendly and balanced Ingredient learning.

Guide to Crafting Bookset - Alchemy, Smithing, Enchanting made easy!

Longer Duration Crafting Potions - As it says... longer times for slower typists.

This mod is now supported by "Arod's Better Containers", which is a timesaver mod I wrote so you folks don't have to spend hours sorting and organizing their goods. You'll need these two mods as well:

Arod's Better Containers
ABC: Fishing In Skyrim Patch

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originalkildi Apr 17 @ 3:54am 
Thank you
Petta Dragonne Apr 9 @ 11:07am 
I read your tribute about three or four years ago, and I still remember it. Very touching. The story and the awesomeness of the mod make this a must-have.
lhall1025 Mar 26 @ 5:33pm 
I am so sorry for your loss. Sharing this with all of us gamers is very commendable and you may of saved a life . My prayers go out to you and your family.
Skywarp Mar 17 @ 11:45am 
i may be being stupid but im unsure how to make the dwemer fire paste please help
elianna.whm Mar 13 @ 10:01am 
Not at all ashamed to admit that I am crying after reading this. Namaste. Thank you so very much for sharing your love, dedication, creativity, and warning.
FruitcakeGirl Mar 10 @ 11:47pm 
Hel Mar 9 @ 11:22pm 
When I read the initial description, and got to the warning, I had wondered if you were warning of possible severe game crashes, only to find that it was of your tragedy. I am so terribly sorry for your loss, and one day hope to meet her in game. I would love to know what woman who inspired this, to do so much for you, and to know that her memories live on. Keep working on this, you'll get there! And, thank you. Thank you for the warning. I had never known personally about DVT and what could possibly happen. I just knew of the blood clotting. So thank you, I will heed very carefully and direly your warning, and hope to make sure that neither my boyfriend or I fall to that disaster. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have yet to use this mod in the game, but that's because of stupid reasons (restarting because of unsatisfaction.) But I hope to see it soon. And I can't wait to enjoy fishing. Because, come on. They have fishing rods and you can't fish in the vanilla Skyrim? Really?....
jinxmas2000 Feb 27 @ 7:29am 
sparkleeyes415 Feb 16 @ 5:27am 
So sorry for your loss. DVT is very scary. I can't imagine losing someone so young in that way. This is a wonderful memorial to her. Good luck with the mod's development. I look forward to meeting Lillani in-game! :)
Summer Raze Dec 11, 2016 @ 11:39am 
I found Lillani in-game, in a little fishing camp along the northern coast. ... I didn't realize her significance until I double checked this mod.

You did a wonderful thing to honor your friend's memory like this. On top of being a fantastic mod, the story and outreach is touching.

Thank you for what you've done. And I hope you'll see each other again someday on the other side.