How to get a Pro Fishing Rod in Fortnite

Fish like a pro.


Most players will be aware by now that Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 will be introducing a large number of new fish to the game. They can have various effects, including giving you thermal vision, and you can even try to collect them, adding them to your collection over the course of the season.

The game also has a new fishing rod, the Pro Fishing Rod, which you will need to catch the rarer and larger fish in the game. This will be very important if you plan on getting a full collection of fish throughout the season.

To get a Pro Fishing Rod, you will need to upgrade the normal fishing rod at an upgrade bench, using the following materials:

  • 100 Wood
  • 100 Brick
  • 100 Metal

You can find normal fishing rods all over the map, and they are guaranteed to drop if you search a barrel that can often be found near water. Upgraded benches allow you to upgrade weapons, and fishing rods, and can be found in various locations all over the map. They can also spawn from chests, and you can throw them like other items to create an upgrade bench wherever you need one.

You can also break down an upgrade bench using your harvesting tool and then carry it with you if you want to. If you are wondering where to catch all the new fish, we will be keeping a list of all of them as they appear in the game, although we have plenty of work done already thanks to assorted leaks and data mines.