Red Dead Redemption 2 Fishing Pole - Where to Find & How to Get

A fishing pole in RDR 2 is one of the tools you can get in the game. Needless to say, you need a fishing rod in Red Dead Redemption 2 is necessary to go, well, fishing. You will have to go fishing in the game in order to catch some of the legendary beasts that the game has to offer. You’d think that fishing rods would be a dime a dozen at every corner, or that you’d start the game with one. Since that’s not really the case, here’s our Red Dead Redemption 2 Fishing Pole guide will explain how to get the fishing rod in RDR 2.

How to Get Fishing Rod in RDR 2 – Where to Find?

To get a fishing pole in Red Dead Redemption 2, you have to get the A Fisher of Men quest. You can first get this quest in Chapter 2, after the Van Der Linde gang establishes their camp. This will likely happen some five or so hours into the game. Go and talk to Abigail to pick up the A Fisher of Men quest. She’ll ask you to go and take her son fishing. The kid, Jack, is sitting in the grass not too far away, near the horses.

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Talk to Jack to start the next step. The game will take you to the river; basically, all you have to do from here to complete the quest is just follow what the game tells you. When you get to the fishing spot with Jack, you’ll also get a handy fishing tutorial. This includes how to equip the fishing rod, how to use baits, and so on.

If you need help with anything else in the game, you can check out our list of Red Dead Redemption 2 guides. We’ve got Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animal Locations, Red Dead Redemption 2 Shacks Locations Map, Red Dead Redemption 2 Rock Carving Locations – Geology For Beginners, and others.

If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.

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