Skyrim Fishing Mastery Books By Swims-In-Deep-Water

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Where to find the Fishing Mastery Books in Skyrim?

Swims-In-Deep- Water is the Riften Fishery’s master angler, and he takes you under his wing both to teach you the skill and to keep him from going bankrupt. Along with Viriya, he is the main character you interact with in the Fishing game. He wields an Argonian Fishing Rod, which he will use if you return his Lucky Fishing Hat during the task Caught in the Rain. He is the current keeper of the Fang of Haynekhtnamet relic and the creator of the Fishing Mastery series of books.

Fang of Haynekhtnamet is a dagger artifact. Tempering Fang of Haynekhtnamet requires a Dragon Bone and the Arcane Blacksmith perk.

Once you complete Skyrim Fishing Legend Swims-In-Deep-Water final fishing challenge you will be rewarded with the Fang of Haynekhtnamet, an exquisite Argonian dagger.

The Fang of Haynekhtnamet has the same base damage as a Madness Dagger, but is lighter, making it arguably the strongest dagger in the game.

Related Quests

Angler AcquaintancesCC: Begin your fishing journey.
Catch of the DayCC: Catch fair weather fish.
Caught in the RainCC: Catch rainy weather fish.
Frozen FishCC: Catch arctic fish.
Darkest DepthsCC: Catch underground fish.
Fishing LegendCC: Catch rare fish.

Fishing Mastery, v1
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Location – After starting Catch of the Day, on a shelf in the storeroom of the Riften Fishery

Fishing Mastery, v2
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After starting Caught in the Rain, I found it on a shelf in the Riften Fishery’s backroom.

Fishing Mastery, v3
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After starting Caught in the Rain, I found it on a shelf in the Riften Fishery’s backroom.

Fishing Mastery, v4
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On a shelf in the backroom of the Riften Fishery after beginning Darkest Depths

Fishing Mastery, v5
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Location After starting Fishing Legend, on a shelf in the backroom of the Riften Fishery.

Fishing Mastery, v1
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Where to find Fishing Mastery Books in Skyrim

So you have decided to learn how to fish! Good for you! It’s a noble endeavor, and with plenty of practice, it can be profitable one.

Keep in mind that every journey begins with a single step, one that is usually clumsy and will end with you falling on your face. That is why, for your first lesson, it’s recommended that you stick to calmer skies and fairer climates, where the fish will happily bite on even the most unattractive of hooks.

This guidebook details four types of fish that are ideal for beginners. They are most common on a clear day near streams and lakes in the fairer parts of Skyrim away from snow and ice.

The places one can catch these fish are too numerous to mention here, but an excellent way to begin one’s fishing journey is to start by casting your line right off the docks near the Riften Fisher into Lake Honrich.

Once you’ve had your fill of lake fish, head west to try your hand at fishing from the river that runs along side Ivarstead. End your journey at Vilemyr Inn with aching arms and a full belly.

Carp

Caught in Temperate Lakes and Streams
Large in Size
Uncommonly Caught
Seen in Fair Weather


They say the carp is the Jarl of theKarth River. Royal, stately, and austere. This sounds like it would taste very tough and chewy, but that is not the case! Eat until your scales swell!

Carp are very popular for many reasons. Some even keep them as pets. But they are too big for most fish tanks. Better to eat them.

Glassfish

Caught in Temperate Lakes
Small in Size
Commonly Caught
Seen in Fair Weather

Caught in Temperate Lakes
Small in Size
Commonly Caught
Seen in Fair Weather

Glassfish are a common fish one can see through like a window! They are not so different than us on the inside. The best time to catch them is on a clear day, but if you are lucky, you can catch them on a rainy day as well.

While their natural habitats are deep subterranian waterways, glassfish can be caught in the open waters of warm, clear lakes when they swim above ground for spawning.

They say that if you eat a glassfish, you’ll become clear as glass yourself.

Goldfish

Caught in Temperate Lakes
Small in Size
Uncommonly Caught
Seen in Fair Weather

Goldfish are known for being kind. They would much rather talk things out than get into a fight. This doesn’t mean they will be friends with your hook. You will need to woo them, like any fish.

Like glassfish, you won’t find them in a river. The next time you think you’ve spotted a septim  glistening at the bottom of a small pond, there’s a chance it might be a friendly goldfish staring back instead.

Hogfish

Caught in Temperate Streams
Large in Size
Commonly Caught
Seen in Fair and Rainy Weather

A long, bright fish with silver scales and a claw-shaped mouth. I should ask Viriya what she thinks of pogfish. Perhaps she might like them just as much as  mudcrab.

You can also find a pogfish on a rainy day. Sometimes they are just in a gloomy mood.

Pogfish use their powerful fins to swim up and down the rivers of Skyrim, most commonly in the Reach. Spend some time fishing along a stream and your lure will catch the clawed face of a pogfish before you know it.


If you manage to obtain all these fish, congratulations! You have graduated from novice to apprentice. If you are so inclined, feel free to bring proof of your catches to the Fishery in Riften. We are always looking for new friends to add to our collection!