Far Cry 5 Fishing Rods & Hard Fishing Spots Locations Guide

1 April 2018
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Far Cry 5 Fishing Rods & Hard Fishing Spots Locations Guide

Welcome to the Far Cry 5 Fishing Rods & Hard Fishing Spots locations guide that helps you find the total of 4 Fishing Rods & 12 Hard Fishing Spots locations in the PS4, Xbox One & PC action-adventure FPS game.

Finding all Fishing Rod & Hard Fishing Spot locations and picking them up will help unlock the following Achievement / Trophy:
* “Hope County Master Angler” (30 Gamerscore / Silver Trophy) — Acquire all 4 Fishing Rods (Campaign only).

The Timeline for all these in-game Fishing Rods & Hard Fishing Spots locations is listed below.

Far Cry 5 Fishing Rods & Hard Fishing Spots

These guides show you how to acquire all 4 Fishing Rods as well as how & where to beat each regions state records for each of the 12 fish types.

Tip: You can view the 4 Fishing Rods and their unlock requirements at every shop in the game. The Fishing Rods are listed under “Weapons” and then “Fishing Rods”.

Hint: Before you begin it is highly recommended that you unlock the perk “Fisher King” for 4 perk points. You’re gonna need it for Rod #3 & #4. With this perk you scroll over the Rod in the Utility wheel and press Triangle / Y to change the flies (lure). You must pick the correct flies for each fish (Salmon, Bass, Trout, Sturgeon).

Where to find all Fishing Rods in Far Cry 5? The in-game locations for the Fishing Rods are described in this detailed video guide.

The Fishing Rods are listed in the step-by-step video.

Overview for the Fishing Rods Locations Guide:

• Fishing Rod Location #1: Basic Rod – Found at each fishing spot marked on the map.
• Fishing Rod Location #2: Natural Fishing Rod – Buy at any gun shop.
• Fishing Rod Location #3: Wonderboy – Help Skylar at the Dylan’s Master Bait Shop in Whitetail Mountains.
• Fishing Rod Location #4: Old Betsy Fishing Rod – Beat each region’s state records by fishing at HARD spots across Hope County.

Where to find all Hard Fishing Spots in Far Cry 5? The in-game locations for the Hard Fishing Spots are described in this detailed video guide.

The Hard Fishing Spots are listed in the step-by-step video, with map locations, in the order that they appear chronologically.

Timeline in minutes for the Hard Fishing Spots Locations Guide:

All Areas:
• [3:38] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #1: Bull Trout 21 lbs
• [3:50] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #2: Golden Trout 4 lbs
• [4:02] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #3: Lake Trout 37 lbs
• [4:14] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #4: Rainbow Trout 28 lbs

Holland Valley:
• [4:26] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #5: Pallid Sturgeon 55 lbs
• [4:39] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #6: Paddlefish Sturgeon 112 lbs

Henbane River:
• [4:51] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #7: Smallmouth Bass 6 lbs
• [5:04] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #8: Largemouth Bass 8 lbs
• [5:18] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #9: Rock Bass 3 lbs

Whitetail Mountains:
• [5:30] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #10: Chinook Salmon 27 lbs
• [5:43] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #11: Kokanee Salmon 6 lbs
• [5:55] – Hard Fishing Spot Location #12: Arctic Grayling 3 lbs

There you go! All Fishing Rods & Hard Fishing Spots in Far Cry 5 are yours to find! 🙂

I hope these tips helped you get all of the Fishing Rods & Hard Fishing Spots hidden in the game.

Please check out our other “How To” guides listed at the top of this page to enjoy Far Cry 5 more! 😀

Huge thanks to Brian & Powerpyx for the guide videos and tips.

Please comment if you have any additional Far Cry 5 Fishing Rods & Hard Fishing Spots location tips of your own, we’ll give you credit for it. – Thanks for visiting!

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