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Gold Carp
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This river fish lives throughout Quon. Seen in Windurst as an ornamental fish.

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  • DEX +3
  • MND -5

    • Mithra is the only race able to eat Gold Carp.

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Fishing Skill Cap: 56

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Skill + Money
# Dec 31 2008 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
I've been catching these for the past 20 minutes, just for the money. My skill is 26 + 2, and I'm using a Halcyon Rod + Shrimp Lure, in Windurst Waters. I wasn't expecting to skill up on these, seeing as how they're 30 skill levels above me, but I just now gained two skill-ups from them.

So, it's quite possible to both skill-up and cash-out on these guys at lower levels. My bite rate is just a bit lower than my bite rate on Pipira, which I was previously skilling up on.
If you need to catch these for turn-in
# Dec 16 2008 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
120 posts
Caught 8 (would've been 9, but was too quick with the enter key) with Halcyon and insect paste within 1/2 an hour outside of the residential area in Windurst Waters, between 00:00 and 10:00am on Firesday, mostly after 5am, 76% waning moon. At 10 they stopped biting altogether.
If you need to catch these for turn-in
# Dec 16 2008 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
120 posts
Double post

Edited, Dec 16th 2008 8:23pm by Hamasi
Nice bite rates
# May 19 2008 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
901 posts
Catch on average 2 and a half to 3 stacks of Gold Carp per 200 fish cap in Windurst Woods using Insect Paste. Pays off for bait expenses, so no complaints.
Watusa of Lakshmi

svlyons wrote:
Same sorta thing with Watusa. I saw him fishing on the ferry one time. It felt like a hollywood celebrity sighting.
My favorite spot.
# May 04 2008 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
You should try Jugner Forest with Insect Paste and Halycon rod at (H-5).
# Mar 14 2008 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
were is the best place to fish help me pls
# Feb 14 2008 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
I just fished up two in an hour. No gear, lvl 6 fishing skill...halcyon rod and insect paste off the rotunda in windy woods. I was so excited i wanted to wake up the entire house and tell them. I didn't. That's it.
Where do i fish!!!
# Jul 30 2007 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
I'm a level 7 Fisherman, and don't know where to fish and what to use for the best/fastest fishing skillups! can anybody help me?
Thanks Atanas of Sylph
DRK 40

The Path of the DRK has many routes, which one you chose depends on how willing you are to kill!
Where do i fish!!!
# Sep 15 2007 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
I found that fishing with a Clothespole/Little Worm in Bastok Moats (other cities moats might be good as well) - is a really cheap way to skill up fishing and earn a bit of gil on the side. (When Bastok is ahead in conquest the little worms are dirt cheap from Boytz's Nick Nack's in the mines)

I also did pretty well at the skilling up at Kazham peer fishing for Cobalt Jellies(again with the clothespole)

I'm no expert (as I'm only lvl 12 myself) - but that's what I've learnt!!

gold carp
# May 20 2006 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
in windy these r easiest to catch, i had on fish gloves , pants, boots and my cook guild coat.
at lvl 9 fishing halcyon rod & insect paste my 1st 4 cast 3 were gold carp.

in the end out of 12 stacks of paste, 9 stacks moat carp, 3 stacks of gold carp and i got skill ups on. them so yes, easy catch...

thats my experience!!!
gold carp
# Sep 01 2008 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
where at in woods did you caught the gold carp at i have been looking for a place to caught them at
gold carp
# Sep 20 2006 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
you would have been skilling from the moat carp as they skill from 0-11 :o
mithra armor
# May 03 2006 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
if you kill the mithra armor it drops some of thees......
Guild points
# Apr 03 2006 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
Worth 900 Guild points each for a total limit of 4560 for one day. Turn in 5 for 4,500 Guild Points, or spend the extra time/money for the final 60 points and turn in 6 Gold Carp.

Fishing guild in Windurst sells them for about 1.5k-2k depending on availability. AH is usually much cheaper.
Cheaper Way
# Feb 12 2006 at 1:23 AM Rating: Decent
174 posts
Halcyon Rod + Shrimp Lure in North Gustaberg

You will only fish up TriColors and Gold Carp

***EDIT: You will fish up the occasional Rusty Bucket, and Rusty Leggings (CHEER!)

Never had a single line snap or rod break, and I pay ZERO for bait... can stand out here all day skilling up.

Edited, Sun Feb 12 00:24:27 2006
used for?
# Nov 10 2005 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
does anyone know what these are used for? i can't seem to find a use for them, other then guild points (as stated above). any ideas?
# Sep 05 2005 at 10:05 AM Rating: Default
I am not lying I just caught one of these with NO SKILL... I was wearing all fishing gear and have Moghancement fishing, but when it caught the hook it said "Your positive you do not have enough skill" I was shocked, but no skill up :(
# Jan 31 2006 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
73 posts
Just because it says "Your positive...." DOSENT mean you cant catch it. If you have enahncments like clothes etc. it WILL be easier. Your assumptions are not always right (especially at lower lvls). I dont know if anyone has said this but when you are fishing where you can get aggro if it says "Something caught the hook!!!" [pleas note the 3 '!!!'] that means you have a monster, and if you are on a mule you most likely need to let the catch go if you think you are weaker then it. a normal one '!' means it is either an items or a fish.
# Oct 06 2005 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
155 posts
I caught this when I was about lvl 3+1 using insect paste with a Hume fishing rod (I believe that was it).

Edited, Thu Oct 6 20:01:39 2005
# Aug 18 2005 at 12:04 PM Rating: Good
458 posts
I'm 49.8 fishing right now still working on my Lu Shangs >.<. I've found Windurst Woods/Waters to be great places to skill up at my level and work on Moat Carps at the same time.

Unlike Sandy, Bastok, and many other locations, the only things you will hook here, with insect paste, are Moat Carp and Gold Carp, not Dark Bass, Tri Carp, and all that other low level crap.

Best setup for me has been Halcyon + Insect Paste. At my level, I can pull up Gold Carps quite often, so it's nice to be getting a useful fish on every cast.
Haha. XD
# May 12 2005 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
127 posts
I caught one the other day. Although, my fishing skill is only about 2 or 3. XD

But I was using Little Worms and a Hume Fishing Rod. It almost took to long to catch, 'cause it DID have the "you don't know if you can hold on any longer." message pop up. ^^;

I also caught a bunch of Tri-colored Carp with the same bait and rod. :)
Gold Vs Gold
# May 04 2005 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
oddly enough i was fishing in northern sandoria using a hume fishing pole and insect paste i caught
11 moat carp
6 tri colored carp
1 gold carp

my fishing is lvl 9
N. Gustaburg
# Feb 06 2005 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
3,769 posts
In my opinion, North gusta burg has the most gold and tricolored carp, as those seem to be the only fish that bite insect paste there. Un fortunatly, unlike the other areas with gold and tricoloreds, there are no moat carp. So if you have your lu shangs already maybe that would work, but if not, the loss of moat carp will kill ya.
I love these guys!
# Nov 13 2004 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
I fish for these all the time, its pure profit and thats always fun.

This is a mid level fish (cap is at 55) so if your low you'll only catch a few of them from time to time. The best bait to use for them is Insect paste or Shrimp Lure (Which is the bset IMO, cause..well,you never lose any money once you repay the cost for the lure) and a Composite or Mithran fishing rod (warning!: If there are arrowood logs in jugner, which there probably are, then the mithran rod MIGHT break, so be careful with that.)

Selling these on the AH is less profitable than to the fishermans guild, at least on Asura. the guild buys them for 675 a peice.

Best locations would probably be Sandoria, Jugner, Windurst Woods/Waters/Walls, and Bastok Markets. IMO, jugner has the best bite rate.

Once you can catch these consistantly, you rack up the gil pretty fast.

Edited, Sat Nov 13 22:49:58 2004
RE: I love these guys!
# Feb 06 2005 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
cap is 56, not 55~
Port Sandy
# Nov 09 2004 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
I've never had any luck with any fish casting off of port Sandy. I've tried as per one of the guides to fish tricolored and golds till a skill in the mid 30's but this particular area has never given me much.
granted i have only a 15 skill which is augmented to 19 with fishing gear, but the bite rate in that area is just awful for me
fishy fishy
# Nov 07 2004 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
hmm i just caught one earlier today uh... it was in jugnar near at the end of the creek near the waterfall my fishing level is 13 and i had full fishing gear
you're going to hate me :)
# Sep 17 2004 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
I just started fishing last night and I caught one of these with a carbon rod and insect paste in Windurst wood. The funny thing is that my fishing skill was less than 1 at the time and I didn't catch anything else for the 30 minutes I tried.

I guess I was super lucky :)

about catch
# Sep 11 2004 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
umm in sandy port i caught 3 of these within 2 stacks of insect past with carbon pole ^^ so wishing skill 30+ ? no way im not sure if it was like unbelieveable luck or something my skill is now lvl 6 but was lower then lol so i dont really know much about it i dont mean 2 dispute anyone's word but im just telling you of my experience with gold carps
about catch
# Sep 11 2004 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
umm in sandy port i caught 3 of these within 2 stacks of insect past with carbon pole ^^ so wishing skill 30+ ? no way im not sure if it was like unbelieveable luck or something my skill is now lvl 6 but was lower then lol so i dont really know much about it i dont mean 2 dispute anyone's word but im just telling you of my experience with gold carps
caught at low level too
# Sep 10 2004 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
1,230 posts
i think it's weird that i got one of these at fishing skill 10(full gear, Composite rod, Insect Paste). It's supposed to 41-56 fish. I wonder if this means that I can synth something 46 levels above and succeed some fraction of the time?
RE: caught at low level too
# Feb 06 2005 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
No, you wont even be allowed to attempt a synth 46 levels above you.
As a warning; do NOT compare fishing to any other craft, it is not synthing, there is no element star or house element, day effect, there is moon but there's no such thing as HQs in fishing, so that's a completly different concept.
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