terraria quest fish fishing

Terraria Fishing Quests Tutorial – Ultimate Guide

Are you looking for a great beginner’s guide to fishing in terraria and to catch quest fish in terraria? So I made this guide for you.

This guide will let you know about great tips and tricks to catch quest fish in terraria. You can use these tricks in any terraria mode (classic, expert, and master).

There is about 41 type of quest fish and 200 angler quests to complete. Every terraria player knows the angler NPC gives the fishing quests and sometimes you get awards from him for completing his daily fishing quests.

Is completing terraria fishing quests is important?

When I was playing terraria for the first time, I didn’t complete the fishing quests because I didn’t know how to complete them.

Also, I thought it is not important. But when I played terraria for the second time I knew how to complete fishing quests. So I was able to get rewards and made a cellphone in pre-hardmode.

Also Read: How to get terraria cellphone in pre-hardmode

So I think completing terraria fishing quests by catching quest fish is very important.

How to start as a beginner to catch quest fish in terraria?

If you are started a new world with a new character, you must find the angler NPC after surviving the first night. You can find the angler NPC at the ocean biome. After you find him make a suitable house for him to stay.

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What do you need for fishing in terraria?

Before you start angler’s first daily fishing quest make sure to have enchanted nightcrawlers (35% bait power) and a fishing pole that has at least 15% fishing power. In this case, you can use a reinforced fishing pole that has 15% fishing power. To craft it you just need 8 iron or lead bars.

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Also Read: Terraria fishing Rods Ultimate guide

Also, it will be better if you have a depth meter that displays the depth. But it is not easy to obtain at the beginning.

To get enchanted nightcrawlers you must catch worms using a bug net which you can buy from the merchant NPC and combine the worm with a falling star to make enchanted nightcrawlers.

What are useful items for Completing fishing quests (from angler rewards)

terraria quest fish fishing

After doing few fishing quests with these items you will be able to get rewards from the angler.

  • Master bait which has 50% fishing power
  • The golden fishing pole which also has 50% fishing power
  • Angler hat, shirt, and boots to increase fishing power
  • Potions like sonar and fishing potion.  
  • High test fishing line
  • Angler earring which helps you to increase fishing power
  • Tacklebox (reduce the bait consumption)

You can obtain all these items in pre-hardmode. You can create a tackle bag using a high test fishing line, angler earring, and tackle box.

Biomes to catch fish

Now let’s learn about what are the biomes you have to catch quest fish in terraria.


  • Jungle Biome
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Forest Biome

Terraria quest fish fishing biomes

Ice Biome

Terraria quest fish fishing biomes

Corruption Biome/ Crimson Biome

Terraria quest fish fishing biomes

Ocean Biome

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Desert Biome

Terraria quest fish fishing biomes

What is the tundra biome in terraria

When you are having fishing quests from the angler he will in some quests to go to tundra. So if you are wondering what is tundra biome is, it is the ice biome.


After you kill the wall of flesh you will enter the hardmode in terraria. Then you will get this biome in your world.


Terraria quest fish fishing biomes

How to find Skylakes at the beginning?

Terraria skylakes fishing quest

Sometimes you will get fishing quests for catching fish in sky lakes. So how do you can find sky lakes If you don’t have any wings? Here is how the first thing is you need to do is find a skylake. To do that use a gravitation potion. It will help you to go to the sky for 3 minutes. Use that time to find a skylake.

After you find it make stairs or a straight line of blocks to it. Now climb it using your grappling hook and after you reach the lake, build something like this to protect you from harpies while fishing.

terraria skylakes fishing quest

After you found the quest fish, use your magic mirror or recall potion to teleport to your base.

Example for catching quest fish

So now let’s take a look at how to catch a quest fish in terraria step-by-step. Here I am using enchanted nightcrawlers as bait and a fisher of souls (20% bait power) as the fishing pole to catch fish.

Here I have to catch a bonefish as the fishing quest. To catch it I must go to the cavern or underground layer in any biome (because it is not mentioned as a biome). That is why you need a depth meter to recognize the depth easily.

terraria fishing quest guide

So you will see I caught the quest fish easily without spending a lot of time.

terraria quest fish fishing guide

An easy trick to complete more than 1 fishing quest per day

So what if I say to you there is a way to complete more than 1 terraria fishing quest per day. If you didn’t know about it here it is.

First, you must go to the angler and see what is his daily fishing quest. Then go and catch the quest fish. After catching it don’t keep it on your inventory. The reason for it is you can’t catch another same quest fish if you have already had it in your inventory.

So what you have to do is open your piggy bank and store your quest fish in it. Now you can catch another quest fish. So repeat this until you have at least 5 quest fish.

Now go to your base and place all the quest fish from your piggy bank to a chest. Now complete the daily quest using a quest fish. Now you will see you can’t complete any quests now.

Now you have to do is go to the menu and make a new character. After making a new character go to your current world and take another quest fish from the chest and show it to the angler. Now you will be able to complete another fishing quest. Repeat this until you finish your daily quest fish.

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