Genshin Impact’s 2.1 update added fishing, allowing players to catch fish without having to brutally murder them in the water. Our Genshin Impact guide explains how to unlock the fishing system and what you can do with it.

To unlock fishing, you need to accept and complete the world quest “Exploding Population.” For most players, this quest will automatically appear in your quest list when you log on. If you don’t have it, you need to have the housing system, the Serenitea Pot, unlocked.

Talk to Katheryne in Mondstadt, which will lead you on a fairly straightforward journey. You’ll be tasked with catching fish, and this will essentially serve as a tutorial for Genshin Impact’s fishing minigame.

Once you have Gensihin Impact fishing unlocked, you can start fishing pretty much anywhere you see bubbling waters and fish swimming around. You can trade fish in for better bait recipes and fishing rods to members of the Fishing Association, and you can use them in cooking.