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This item is Food that lasts 5 min.
This is a Small Saltwater Fish
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Bastore Sardine
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This saltwater fish lives in the coastal waters of the Bastore Sea.

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Food Effects

  • DEX +1
  • MND -3

    • Mithra is the only race able to eat Bastore Sardines.

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
This page last modified 2011-12-08 17:31:01.
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Fishing Skill Cap: 10

Used in Quests:Dropped off Mobs:
Sold by Merchants for about 144 gil:

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# Jun 01 2007 at 10:50 PM Rating: Excellent
Mistress of Gardening
14,661 posts
Updated food time and added guild level and merchant price.
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# Sep 23 2005 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
327 posts
The guide lies. neither of these NPC's sell it.
# Nov 22 2006 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
Many fish aren't sold by the npcs unless a player sells the fishies to them first.
# May 26 2006 at 12:39 PM Rating: Excellent
These merchants sell it but its like the guild where certain items are sold only if someone has sold them to the guild. So it is not BS, just confusing.

# Mar 02 2006 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
Confirmed. VERY annoying.
Guild Points
# May 31 2005 at 11:52 AM Rating: Default
41 posts
Bastore Sardine = 24 Guild Points.

Maximum per day = 1200 Guild Points.

Turn in 50 Bastore Sardines to gain the maximum.
Guild Points
# Feb 11 2008 at 7:59 AM Rating: Good
105 posts
Sells fairly fast.
# Jan 07 2005 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
How come it looks like I can eat this fish? its in Yellow as edible item but when I try to eat it I cant
RE: eating
# Jan 11 2005 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
2,223 posts
As the description says, only Mithra can eat these. Mithra is the only race that can eat raw fish. This is similar to Galka being the only race able to eat raw red meats (such as Hare Meat and Giant Sheep Meat).
# Jan 05 2005 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
What the heck? Why can't I get these at the guild? They're just not there.
Cant Catch
# Dec 04 2004 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
I have been fishing for about an hour with a carbon rod and a Sabiki rig and have caught 3 stacks of these. I havent had one skill up.

Any clues?
RE: Cant Catch
# Jan 11 2005 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
2,223 posts
That is the nature of fishing in FFXI. You may get 3 skillups in a row and then nothing for hours. Catching fish or not catching fish seems to have nothing to do with it.
RE: Cant Catch
# Mar 04 2006 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
it also depends on where you are fishing, you get less skillups in town
Advvanced description
# Dec 03 2004 at 6:37 PM Rating: Excellent
35 posts
This little fish is an easy prey, you find it in all these places with Lugworm, Robber Rig, Rogue Rig, Sabiki Rig.

A good fish for starting fishing (lv 0-11)

You can fish it @ :
Batallia Downs
Bibiki Bay
East Sarutabaruta (Sea)
Lower Jeuno
Port Bastok
Port Jeuno
Port Windurst
Sea Serpent Grotto (Lake)
South Gustaberg
Valkurm Dunes
West Sarutabaruta (Sea)

This fish sells cheap on Ragnarok server.

Hope this helps ^^

Edited, Fri Dec 3 18:40:48 2004
Cant Buy?
# Sep 18 2004 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
35 posts
How come I cant buy this from Kopopo, I've been trying but she never has it. Where do i buy it from a place in windurst?
Never Mind
# Sep 19 2004 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Never Mind I can Get this from the Fishing Guild
RE: Never Mind
# May 13 2005 at 6:33 AM Rating: Decent
it looks like the fishing guild (Babubu) also stopped selling em, unless SE did something to out of stock items not being shown anymore. Please update the Merchants, cuase i cant buy em in Windy anymore.
# Aug 10 2004 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
I catch tons of these using a Tarutaru fishing rod and a Sabiki Rig. Even at level 0 I caught at least one of these with nearly every cast, and oddly enough after fishing 3 or 4 stacks of these, my fishing skill hasn't gone up a single point.

You can catch them in the port area of any city. I usually fish these up while waiting for the airship to arrive.
how much?
# Jun 03 2004 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
how much does a stack of these roughly cost on the boat?
# Feb 23 2004 at 12:33 AM Rating: Default
This item DOSE stack
what is best bait?
# Feb 17 2004 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
What is the best bait to catch these bastore sardines with?
RE: what is best bait?
# Feb 21 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
The best bait to catch Bastore Sardines is the Sabiki Rig by far. If you don't want to buy a Sabiki Rig, your next best bet would be Lugworms.
Where to Find
# Feb 09 2004 at 3:54 PM Rating: Default
I have been fishing quite a bit lately so I bought a Carbon rod and a Sabiki rig. (Combined cost: 1500 gil) I rode the boat from Mhaura to Selbina to help a friend out and then back. I caught 13 Bastore Sardines and 8 Quus. And my fishing is only level 1. So its a good place to catch em!
RE: Where to Find
# Apr 14 2004 at 1:49 AM Rating: Default
1,453 posts
It's a good place to catch them if you can deal with a) the monsters you can pull up (pugs and crabs) and b) the occasional pirate/sea monk/sea horror/phantom spawn. ^^;

It's much easier to catch bastore sardines off the pier by the fishing guild in windurst port (or for that matter, either pier in Mhaura or Selbina). You can even get guild support while you do it. No monsters pulled up and no Sea Horror whipping you for 450 damage.

I also marvel at the price you paid for your fishing gear. Both the rod and the rig are easily at least 2K EACH bought at the Auction Houses in Siren.
# Dec 23 2003 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
where could i catch these fish at?
RE: h
# Jan 12 2004 at 9:40 AM Rating: Default
Port Windurst on the dock next to the fishing guild is a good place.
Unable to Eat
# Dec 09 2003 at 1:03 AM Rating: Default
Tarutaru + Black Mage, can not eat this item.
RE: Unable to Eat
# Jun 08 2004 at 3:41 AM Rating: Decent
Mithra eat raw fish, Tarutaru can eat raw veges, Galkan can eat raw meat ^.~
RE: Unable to Eat
# Aug 04 2004 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
Can elvaan/Hume eat certain foods raw?
RE: Unable to Eat
# Jan 20 2004 at 10:02 AM Rating: Default
Im mithra and i can eat raw fish. I dont see where people think tarutaru can eat raw fish O.o
# Dec 06 2003 at 1:14 PM Rating: Default
Wind Crystal + Bastore Sardine = Sliced Sardine
Around 3-4 cooking skill level.
# Dec 10 2003 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
1,075 posts

Hmm I should have been cooking these.
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