How to join the Fishing Frenzy competition in Fortnite

The rules, prizes and how to join Fortnite's Fishing Frenzy competition.

Today marks the start of a new kind of competition in Fortnite: fishing! The Fishing Frenzy competition asks players to aim for herring instead of headshots, using fishing rods to haul in as big a catch as possible. Want to take part? Below, We’ll break down how to join Fortnite’s Fishing Frenzy competition and what you’ll earn for giving it your all, hook, line and sinker.

How to join the Fishing Frenzy competition in Fortnite

How to join the Fishing Frenzy competition in Fortnite
Win any of the Fishing Frenzy competition categories and you'll earn a Llama trophy.
© Epic Games

The Fishing Frenzy competition runs from today, October 22, until 8pm ET (5pm PT, 1am GMT) on November 24. To join in, all you need to find is a Fishing Rod. No, you don’t need to head to the shops, an in-game one will do fine. Oh and you'll also need to have enabled 2FA on your account.

Pick up a fishing rod during your matches (the Harpoon Gun will not count) will let you head to some water and try your hand at fishing whenever you want. Just for taking part you’ll be rewarded with the Play to Win spray, and if you’re lucky enough to catch the rare Mythic Goldfish during the event, you’ll also gain the Bottom Dweller Pickaxe.

So what’s at stake? Well, simply put, Epic Games has lain down the gauntlet, asking players to catch as many fish as they can within the time limit. Each competition category detailed below rewards with a unique engraved Llama trophy. There’s one champion per regional server for each, so do your best to beat the others in your area.

Top Angler

Catch the most fish in a single match during the competition.

Small Fry Champion

Catch the most Small Fry during the competition

Flopper Champion

Catch the most Floppers during the competition

Slurpfish Champion

Catch the most Slurpfish during the competition

Fortnite Fishing Frenzy competition How to take part
© Epic Games

That’s all there is to know about the Fishing Frenzy competition in Fortnite! Ooh, except to point out that you can also buy the Triggerfish skin from the store while the event is live. Just look at that tough old fishie. Good luck in the competition, may the best angler win!

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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