Even though Sea of Thieves was written off at first because it didn’t have enough content, it has kept getting updates and is now a full game.
Sea of Thieves has a lot of new players on Steam and a good streaming base, so it’s clear that the game has a new lease on life.
Sea of Thieves tries to cover as much of the typical pirate experience as it can through many different things.
You can dig for lost treasure, but that’s not the only way to make money. You can also get paid for something as simple as turning in a fish.
But it can be hard to know where to sell fish, so here’s a quick guide.
Travel to a Seapost
At Outposts, you can’t sell fish to the merchants, so don’t even try. You have to go to a Seapost instead, which is often on a small rocky island and has a shop.
If you don’t know what you’re looking for, they can be hard to find, but there are eight of them to find after you look for curses.
Here are all of the Seaposts you can visit, as well as their location on the map:
- The Finest Trading Post (F17)
- Brian’s Bazaar (Y12)
- Stephen’s Spoils (L15/16)
- The North Star Seapost (H10)
- The Wild Treasures Store (O4)
- The Spoils of Plenty Store (B7)
- Three Paces East Seapost (S9)
- Roaring Traders (U20)
Approach The Hunter’s Call Representative
When you get to a Seapost, you should talk to the Hunter’s Call Representative. They are not the merchant behind the counter; instead, they stand near the end of the dock.
Beginners should know that people in this group will usually be holding a fishing pole, so you can tell who they are just by looking at them. To get your Gold, all you have to do is go up to them and offer them the fish you have.
What Fish Can You Sell?
In Sea of Thieves, you can sell any fish you catch, but they have to be whole. The fish can’t be half-eaten, but you usually get more money if you cook it. When the fish turns white on the pan, you know it’s done cooking and can take it off.
But if you undercook some fish, you can sell them for a lot of money. It depends on what you catch. The type of fish, as well as its size and rarity, will also affect how much you get paid. It’s a good idea to keep the best fish and save the rest for your own food.
Here are the ten different types of fish in Sea of Thieves, as well as their sale prices:
- Ancientscale (50-10,125 Gold)
- Battlegill (85-14,065 Gold)
- Devilfish (50-11,250 Gold)
- Islehopper (25-3,940 Gold)
- Plentifin (50-10,125 Gold)
- Pondie (15-1,410 Gold)
- Splashtail (15-1,410 Gold)
- Stormfish (100-16,875 Gold)
- Wildsplash (50-10,125 Gold)
- Wrecker (85-14,065 Gold)
If you want to learn what bait to use to catch certain types of fish be sure to check out this guide for more information.
Where to Sell Fish in Sea of Thieves
Along with the Anniversary Update came a new Trading Company called The Hunter’s Call. The company is led by a pirate bard named Merrick, who specializes in hunting, cooking, and of course, fishing.
Players can sell fish to Merrick and any of the other Hunter’s Call NPCs in exchange for gold. Cooked fish tend to net you more gold and reputation than raw fish, so make sure to stop by a campfire or head to the cooking station on your ship to fry up your catches before selling them.
When you’re ready to sell a fish to an NPC from The Hunter’s Call Trading Company, select the fish you want to sell from your inventory so that it appears in your character’s hands.
Then, simply approach the NPC and interact with them.
A prompt should appear allowing you to deliver the fish to the merchant. Press X on the Xbox controller or F on the keyboard to sell your fish.
Upon selling a fish to one of The Hunter’s Call merchants, you will earn gold and will increase your reputation with the Hunter’s Call Trading Company.
You can view your reputation and commendations within the main menu. It’s also worth noting that if a member of your crew sells a fish, it will count for you as well.
Merrick and the rest of his similarly named relatives are posted up at various Seaposts throughout Sea of Thieves.
Not to be confused with Outposts, Seaposts are much smaller islets that feature just one NPC merchant.
We’ve listed each of the eight Seaposts in Sea of Thieves below based on the region they are found in. We’ve included the grid location as well.
How to Sell Fish
You’ll know you’ve arrived at a Seapost if you see a small rock formation with C-shaped dock next to it. Two NPCs should be on the dock, one toward the rock under an awning, the other at the far end of the dock toward the sea. Climb onto the dock and go to the NPC at the far end.
Now you’ll need to equip a fish in order to sell it. If you’re on controller, press the Menu button to open your Resources page. Hover over any fish in your inventory and press A.
You should now be holding it in your hand. Walk over to the NPC with a noticeable fish flag behind them, and you should see a prompt to Deliver your fish. Press X on controller, and the fish is sold.
Don’t worry — you don’t need to keep going into your Resources page to equip each fish to sell. Simply tap X repeatedly until the Delivery prompt disappears to sell all the fish in your inventory.
Unfortunately, you can only hold a maximum of five fish at once. If you have more, you’ll have to travel back and forth from the dock to your ship’s Food Barrels to deliver all of your fish, or you can stash them all in a Storage Crate to quickly sell in bulk.