Fortnite Fish Locations – Chapter 4 Season 1

Fortnite Fish Locations are a handy thing to know on the Fortnite Island. In this post you will find all the best locations to catch fish and what is needed to catch Fortnite Fish and about the new Chapter 4 Reality Augments, Jelly Angler.

Fortnite fishing is not limited to just getting fish, you can also fish some rusty cans, old boots, ammo and if your lucky weapons! Some of the fish require a “Pro Fishing Rod” or a “Harpoon Gun” and we will cover this further down in the blog so you will become a Fortnite Fish Locations Pro. So far in Chapter 4 Season 1 i have only seen the “Common Fishing Rod”

These are the fish from Chapter 3,  as tracking the fish as a collection doesnt seem to be in Chapter 4 Season 1 yet. But they are all still fishable, Fishing Rods are still found in fishing barrels and near docks and harbours.

Fortnite Fish Collections
Fortnite Fish Collections

What do i need to Fish in Fortnite?

Only the Common Fishing Rod is available in Chapter 4

To Fortnite Fish you are going to need one of three items, a Fishing Rod, a Pro Fishing Rod or a Harpoon Gun.  Fishing Rod’s you will find in Fishing barrels near the water’s edge area, on piers or jetty, but like the Harpoon Gun can also be found just laying around on the floor like other Fortnite items.

Fortnite Fishing items - Fishing Rod - Pro Fishing Rod - Harpoon Gun
Fortnite Fishing items – Fishing Rod – Pro Fishing Rod – Harpoon Gun
  • Fishing Rod – Common find, will catch Common and Uncommon fish. Fishing time, 1-10 seconds.
  • Pro Fishing Rod – Catches Rare and above fish, Increased chance of catching better weapons and fish. Fishing time, 1-10 seconds.
  • Harpoon Gun – Catches Rare and above fish, Increased chance of catching better weapons and fish. Harpooning time, 1 second.

Note: Harpoon Gun can also be used to grab weapons and items from a distance or do damage to buildings or players

Note 2: Common Fishing Rod can be upgraded at a Work Bench to Pro-Fishing Rod for 125 Gold

The Harpoon and Pro Fishing Rod are blue rarity items with the Fishing Rod being grey/common.  You will need one of the blue Fishing items to catch some of the fish, these fish are covered in a table below.

How to Upgarde a Fortnite Fishing Rod

So far this is NOT possible in Chapter 4, Sad days!

If you can only find a Common Fishing Rod and need the Pro Fishing Rod you can actually use an “Upgrade Bench” to update the Rod to blue rare quality. Find a Upgrade Bench, equip the rod then use the bench when close.

Fortnite Fish - Upgrading Fishing Rod
Fortnite Fish – Upgrading Fishing Rod

How do I catch a Fish in Fortnite?

Like all equitable items in Fortnite, you need the fishing item in your inventor, select it like you’re selecting a weapon. Now with the Fishing Rod equipped and ready to go find a school or shoal of fish at any of the Fortnite Fish Locations best suited to the fish you wish to catch.

Fortnite Fish - School or Shoal of Fish
Fortnite Fish – School or Shoal of Fish

Click and hold your fire button to aim the rod, you’re aiming for the centre of the School/Shoal, release to cast the line out, you’re aiming for the centre of the group of fish you have found. If you cast your rod to open water with no group of fish you are more likely to get rusty cans, ammo and the odd weapon.

If you have a Pro Fishing Rod you can get rare and above grade weapons. Looking for Rare and Epic weapons does not need a fish School/Shoal and so doesn’t not need a special Fortnite Fish Location, fish anywhere!

Fortnite Fish - Fishing Rod Casting
Fortnite Fish – Fishing Rod Casting

Different fish need different Fortnite Fishing Locations, you can find this out by clicking on the fish in your Fish Collections screen.  This will give you an idea of where to go, when and what you will need.

So far in Chapter 4 Season 1, we have no collections yet.

Navigate to the main menu, where the Quests and Map are located. Clock on the Collections Tab then the Fish icon so see your Fishing progress.

Fishing Collections have been removed in Chapter 4

Fortnite Fish - Collections Menu
Fortnite Fish – Collections Menu – Fishing Collections have been removed in Chapter 4

You can see here on the Black Slurpfish, you will need to fish on the coast anywhere around the outskirts of the island and at night.

Fortnit Fish - 12 Black Slurpfish
Fortnit Fish – 12 Black Slurpfish

What is the Fortnite Reality Augment, Jelly Angler?

This Reality Augment gives you a Common Fishing Rod, but this rod will ONLY catch Jelly fish. The Jelly fish is a 3 stack fish that works like a chug splash and will increase HP and Shields by 40pts to you and everyone close by.

You can use this rod anywhere but still aim for the pools of fish to get a higher change to catch them faster!

Fortnite Fishing - Jelly Angler - Reality Augment
Fortnite Fishing – Jelly Angler – Reality Augment

 

What are the best Fortnite Fish Locations?

As of Chapter 4 Season 1 there are no fishing collections anymore, sad days..  You can fish if you find the fishing barrels but there is no fish tracker like in previous seasons. The information here is based on the historic fishing locations and will probably be following the same theme

There are 5 areas that you will need to fish at, the different areas will give you a better chance to catch that fish you’re looking for, these are:

  • Coastal – Anywhere on the outside of the Island
  • Desert – To the west fo the island
  • Forest – The rivers running through the green areas
  • Mountains – Costal area closest to the Mountains, the lakes seem all froven
  • Swap – Not much of a swamp on the new map
Fortnite Fishing Locations - Chapter 4 Season 1
Fortnite Fishing Locations – Chapter 4 Season 1

What do the Fortnite Fish actualy do?

Fortnite Fish will replace your health and/or shields. Some fish only do health, some only do shields but some do both. Its good practice to know what one’s will give what benefit. Those that replenish both, will replenish health first so you don’t want to eat one that is health/shields if you also have health only ones.

Eat the health only ones first, then health shield, this way you get the max benefit.

All fish have an eat time of 1 Second, so they are much better option than bandages or shield pots but just harder to come by.

IDEA: Would be good to see some sort of benefit if you took the fish to a camp fire to cook them. After all you are eating raw fish!

Complete Fortnite Fish Locations and Comparison

You will need one of the Blue Fishing items to catch some of the fish, covered in a table below.

#NameLocationDay NightStatsRarityRod requiredStack
01Orange FlopperAnywhere+40 HpUncommonAny4
02Green FlopperAnywhere+40 HpUncommonAny4
03Blue FlopperAnywhere+40 HpUncommonAny4
04Black and Blue Shield FishAnywhere+40 HpUncommonAny3
05Black Striped Shield FishCoastal+50 SheildRareAny3
06Green Shield FishForest+50 SheildRareAny3
07Pink Shield FishDesert+50 SheildRarePro Fishing Rod3
08Light Blue Shield FishAnywhere+50 SheildRareAny3
09Blue SlurpfishAnywhere+40 Hp & SheildEpicAny3
10Yellow SlurpfishDesert+40 Hp & SheildEpicAny3
11Purple SlurpfishMountains+40 Hp & SheildEpicAny3
12Black SlurpfishCoastalNight Only+40 Hp & SheildEpicAny3
13White SlurpfishMountainsNight Only+40 Hp & SheildEpicAny3
14Light Blue Small FryAnywhere+25 Hp (Max 75Hp)CommonAny6
15Tan Small FryAnywhere+25 Hp (Max 75Hp)CommonAny6
16Purple Top Small FryAnywhere+25 Hp (Max 75Hp)CommonAny6
17Black Small FryCoastalNight Only+25 Hp (Max 75Hp)CommonAny6
18Blue Small FryCoastal+25 Hp (Max 75Hp)CommonAny6
19Slurp JellyfishAnywhere+20 Hp & SheildRareAny6
20Peely JellyfishDesert+20 Hp & SheildRareAny3
21Purple JellyfishCoastal+20 Hp & SheildRareAny3
22Dark Vanguard JellyfishAnywhereOnly NightAny3
23Cuddle JellyfishSwamp+100 HealthRareAny3
??JellyfishAnywhere+40 Hp & SheildRareJelly Angler Augment3

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