Cult of the Lamb Fishing Guide: How to Unlock Fishing & More

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Worship of the Lamb is a roguelike with deep life-sim elements, and no life-sim is complete without a little fishing. Although the fishing mini-game is simple and easy to learn, it will not be immediately available to you at the start of your adventure. Instead, you’ll have to spend some time unlocking it.

Here’s what you need to know about fishing Worship of the Lambas well as how to unlock it and some tips to improve your grip.

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How to Unlock Fishing in Cult of the Lamb

Before you can start fishing, you will need to meet a very specific NPC – the fisherman. You should automatically encounter them as you venture into Darkwood, so keep working your way through the main quest and you’ll find them eventually.

Once you’ve met the Fisherman, the Pilgrim’s Passage location will open up for you on the world map. Use the teleporter at your base to head to the new location and talk to the fisherman once more. This will allow you to start fishing.

With fishing now unlocked, head to the small fishing sign to the left of the fisherman. This is your designated fishing spot – just interact with it and you’ll start the fishing mini-game.

How to fish at the Cult of the Lamb

A player fishing in Cult of the Lamb.

If you’ve spent any time with Stardew Valley in the past few years, you’ll be right at home with it. Worship of the Lambfishing mechanics. After interacting with the fishing spot, a power gauge will appear on the screen. This corresponds to your casting distance – the more you fill the bar, the further you will cast your line.

Once a fish has bitten, it automatically becomes addicted. From there, it’s a simple matter of keeping your hook inside the green bar that appears on the side of the screen. The bar will randomly move up and down, and you can adjust your hook position by pressing the designated fishing button (A on Xbox). Keep the hook in the target area long enough and you’ll reel in your catch.

Ways to improve your fishing

There is a great way to increase your fishing luck, although it is very easy to miss. The Ritual of Ocean Abundance is a ritual that allows you to catch twice as many fish as usual and improves the chances of special fish spawning. These effects last for two days after performing the Ritual. To unlock the ability, you will need to introduce enough Doctrines into your Cult to reach the third level of the Subsistence category.

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Different shadows in the water while fishing in Cult of the Lamb.

There are three types of fish shadows you will see in the water: small, medium, and large. Each corresponds to a different group of potential captures. Small shadows, for example, usually result in minnows. Medium shadows will earn you salmon or puffer fish. The big graylings are the most exciting, as this is often where you’ll find tuna, octopus, lobster, squid, crab, and swordfish.

Other things to do in Pilgrim’s Passage

Player conversing with an NPC in Pilgrim's Pass.

Fishing is the main reason you’ll want to head to the peaceful Pilgrim’s Passage, but there are a few other activities you should check out. Here is a quick list:

  • Repair the headlight: Bring 15 pieces of wood to the lighthouse to reignite its flames. It will cause the people inside to worship you and generate devotion.
  • Discover the sellers: After fixing the lighthouse, two new vendors will move into Pilgrim’s Passage. These offer a variety of decorations for your worship, so bring a few pieces and see what’s in stock.
  • Direction the wharf: Another benefit of fixing the lighthouse is that the conspicuous dock in the middle of the map finally becomes usable. Head there to have a curious interaction with a sneaky NPC.
  • Collect resources: Bays, trees, and stone outcroppings are all found in Pilgrim’s Passage. So if you need a few more resources to complete your build, be sure to head over and see if there’s anything available.

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