Item Search
     
BG-Wiki Search
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Matsya fishing     submit to reddit submit to twitter submit to tumblr

  1. #1
    New Spam Forum
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    193
    BG Level
    3

    Matsya fishing

    Not long returned to the game and was advised to get the Shaper's Shawl so have been fishing cave cherax > matsya.

    I have 104 fishing (although just dinged 105 on cherax now) and with 104 + 4 skill from items + mega moglification + puffin ring I was struggling to reel one in before stamina ran out. Popped the albatross ring and it's easy peasy.

    Problem is I want to use the noddy ring to help reduce monsters instead of the albatross. Is this possible, would capping fishing make the difference?

  2. #2
    Ridill
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    20,104
    BG Level
    10
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    I did it back at 100 but yeah it's hard.

  3. #3
    CoP Dynamis
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    287
    BG Level
    4
    FFXI Server
    Gilgamesh

    Could sneakfish if you wanted

  4. #4
    Puppetmaster
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    62
    BG Level
    2
    FFXI Server
    Quetzalcoatl

    Quote Originally Posted by Silfer View Post
    reduce monsters
    What I did; grab a friend/mule/pay some bored person and sneak fish up all the monsters in the zone. Have your helper grab them. Been a while, thinking it was like 6 or so crabs/pugils.

  5. #5
    Sea Torques
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    712
    BG Level
    5
    FFXI Server
    Leviathan

    5 is max.

  6. #6
    New Spam Forum
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    193
    BG Level
    3

    Thought that might be my best option. Thanks

  7. #7
    CoP Dynamis
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    287
    BG Level
    4
    FFXI Server
    Gilgamesh

    Just bring a lot of bait too - I've had awful luck with line breaks on them, and that's with capped fishing.

  8. #8
    Ridill
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    20,104
    BG Level
    10
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Generally speaking even with someone holding mobs don't expect more than than 1 matsya per 4-6 bait

  9. #9
    Cerberus
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    461
    BG Level
    4
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Quote Originally Posted by Haxx View Post
    What I did; grab a friend/mule/pay some bored person and sneak fish up all the monsters in the zone. Have your helper grab them. Been a while, thinking it was like 6 or so crabs/pugils.
    The best method for sure

    If you can't get the other to fish, you can switch to some cheap bait, like meatballs, remove your Noddy Ring (if on) and pull up any ferocious bites.
    5 is right, (2x leech, 2x pug, 1x crab)

    Once all monsters are fished up, you technically don't need noddy and can use your albatross ring.

    You'll eventually cap your skills with the cave cherax

  10. #10
    Smells like Onions
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1
    BG Level
    0

    Matsya Trick for Retaining Bait:

    1.) Always pull up items. You will be able to keep your bait from the cast.

    2.) Pull all monsters out of the water and hold with friend or trusts.

    Trust Method:
    a.) Call Trusts: Brygid (+Def Aura), Sakura (+Regen Aura), AA EV (-Phys DMG), & Mnejing (-Phys DMG).
    b.) Equip 1 DMG weapon (preferably one with 0 skill on current job) [E.g. Trainee Burin]
    c.) Sneak/Silent Oil yourself. Helps to avoid extra enmity from pulling it up so trusts can hold without aggro. (Tried with & without. Trust me.)
    d.) Fish.
    e.) Pull up monster. Engage trusts with 1 hit (hopefully a miss). Allow them to Flash & Provoke. Disengage.
    f.) Sneak/Silent Oil yourself, and repeat until all 5 monsters are out of the water.

    Now you can maximize bait retention by only losing baits to jellyfish and broken lines.

    3.) Rip some Matsya.


    Enjoy.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
  • Insert NSFW Tag
  • Insert Spoiler Tag

Similar Threads

  1. Trading fish to Apkallu
    By Not Kuno in forum FFXI: Everything
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 2006-05-10, 13:21
  2. Fish Ranking
    By Not Kuno in forum FFXI: Everything
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 2005-12-20, 16:01
  3. Introducing the Fish Ranking System (12/2/2005)
    By Henisha in forum FFXI: Everything
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 2005-12-06, 13:25
  4. Fishing for dynamis currency?
    By Sekkite in forum FFXI: Everything
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 2005-10-21, 00:06