What are the rarest fish in Sea of Thieves and how do you catch them?

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Sea of Thieves gives you and your friends the chance to sail the seas, discovering adventures, participating in tall tales, and uncovering treasure while battling hordes of skeleton pirates. For those who need something to do on their ship during a journey, fishing is a great time past time, and there are plenty of rare fish swimming in the waters. What is the rarest fish in the game, and how do you go about catching it?

There are various different kinds of fish available in Sea of Thieves. Each fish in the game has five different variants, and the rarest among the fish are worth a pretty penny on the open market. Here are the different kinds of rare fish available in the game, where you can get them, and how much they can go for:

  • Umber Splashtails, caught in the ocean. They are worth 565, and 1,410 as a trophy
  • Bright Pondie, caught in the ponds. They are worth 565, and 1,410 as a trophy
  • Raven Islehopper, caught near large islands. They are worth 1,575, and 3,940 as a trophy.
  • Bone Ancientscale, caught in The Ancient Isles using leeches. They are worth 4,500, and 11,250 as a trophy.
  • Bonedust Plentifin, caught only at The Shores of Plenty using earthworms. They are worth 4,500, and 11,250 as a trophy.
  • Muddy Wildsplash, caught only at The Wilds using earthworms. They are worth 4,500, and 11,250 as a trophy.
  • Forsaken Devilfish, caught only at The Devil’s Roar using grubs. They are worth 4,500, and 11,250 as a trophy.
  • Sand Battlegill, caught only in areas of high danger, such as Fortresses or Skeleton Ship battles, using grubs. Although many don’t know if large sea creatures count, such as the Kraken or the Megalodon. They are worth 5,625, and 14,065 as a trophy.
  • Snow Wrecker, caught only at shipwrecks using earthworms. They are worth 5,625, and a 14,065 as a trophy.
  • Shadow Stormfish, caught only at sea during the middle of a storm using leeches. They are worth 6,750 and 16,875 as a trophy.

Of those on the list, the Sand Battlegirl, Snow Wrecker, and Shadow Stormfish top the hardest fish for you to come by. Arguably, the Sand Battlegill and Shadow Stormfish are likely the hardest, merely because they are available during times of peril, and you might be preoccupied or persuaded to do something else to assist your shipmates during those encounters.

You can only achieve the prices on our list if you properly cook the fish before turning it in to the traders. If you were to give it to them straight raw, they would provide a significantly lower price. For example, a raw Shadow Stormfish is worth 4,500, and 11,250 as a trophy.

Unfortunately, the rare fish in the game are difficult to come by and catch. You can do everything correctly, and receive one of the lesser variations. There are five in total, and one of them is available during the nighttime. As long as you continue to search the seas with your friends, and have the proper bait available to you, all you have to do is wait for a chance to toss it out and try to reel one in. Make sure to cook it before turning it in, though, to receive the highest amount possible, and turn it into a trophy.