|“||Cast into a pit, and wait for a bite!||”|
The Fishing Rod is a Relic that the player can purchase from Chester in the Village for 1250 gold. It is one of the first relics available. It allows the player to fish in any pit in the game, including the Troupple Pond. The fishing rod can pull up food, treasure, or useless junk. Sparkling pits yield better rewards including Music Sheets, golden fish that are equivalent to 350 gold, and Troupples which grant the player a random Ichor. To successfully fish press ATTACK or USE RELIC when "!!" shows when fishing. The Fishing Rod also does damage when dropped on enemies from above, and can collect treasure, including the bags of money left behind when Shovel Knight dies.
Fish caught underwater in the Iron Whale will swim around slowly instead of flopping around like when they are caught on land.