Learning to catch and salvage hooked squid in New World is imperative, as squid can provide ink. You need this for alchemy. The ‘Fish Reagents’ task will be the first time you encounter this. However, squid can be elusive and tough to find. Read on as we discuss where to catch squid in New World and how to salvage them.
Catch and Salvage Hooked Squid for Squid Ink – New World Fish Reagents
One of the fishing quests in New World is the ‘Fish Reagents’ task. In this, you need to claim a New World Hooked Squid and a Barbed Catfish. The squid needs to be salvaged for its ink. Finishing the quest brings you 2120 XP points, 113 gold, a fishing reward box and a territory standing of 250. You need to harvest the ink along with the catfish whiskers and present them to Agarwal in Weavers Fen.
The best new world squid location is in the bodies of water in Greyvale, particularly the lakes. You will need a rod, which you can craft or buy from the merchants in town. The better the quality of the rod, the more chance you will have of hooking a squid. The aged wooden pole is a good choice.
Go to one of the locations around the lakes and rivers. You have several bait choices for New World squid fishing, though firefly bait and woodlouse will work as good as anything. Cast out, then wait for a bite. Hopefully, you should soon reel in a squid.
In your inventory, click on the squid you have caught. You can salvage this and break it down into parts. This should give you squid ink as the mission item. To complete the Fish Reagents quest, you then need to get the catfish whiskers.