Fishing is a recurring minigame and sidequest in the series which allows the player to harvest fish. Fish tend to serve different purposes depending on the game they are featured in, and Fishing is often a form of gathering.
The first appearance in the main series, Fishing allows the player to collect fish around Vana'diel for use in Synthesis.
Fishing is conducted in the South Bank Village of the Dalmasca Estersand after completing the Cactuar Family sidequest and the story at the Draklor Laboratory. The item Lu Shang's Badge is obtained by doing the fishing sidequest, an item needed for the Wyrmhero Blade.
Fishing is conducted by the Fisher class, and allows the player to extract sea creatures from the waters of Eorzea. It gathers raw materials mostly for the Alchemist, Culinarian class. The Fishers' Guild is based in Limsa Lominsa.
Fishing is a minigame where the player can gather food ingredients for cooking at camp sites and prize fish that cannot be eaten. The player can catch fish of all sizes in bodies of water, using various different rods and lures. The fishing game minigame uses button prompts the player must input while reeling in a fish.
There is a record of what kinds of fish have been caught. It is possible to catch fish up to one meter in length. Upon catching new fish, the party can unlock new recipes. Fishing is an optional past time, but some quests require one to fish.
Fishing is Noctis's leisure skill and the player can level up his fishing skill via fishing; the fishing experience is added when resting at camp or at lodgings, the same as for EXP.