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Now biting at The Maidenwater:

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Maiden Brook Trout
  • Nebula Salmon

...and more!


The Maidenwater is a river and a fishing spot in Final Fantasy XV. The river runs west of Cleigne, the fishing spot being near the Malmalam Thicket; the party is prompted to make a detour this way in Chapter 6 when Iris Amicitia is in the party as a guest. The fishing spot area has a campground with elemental deposits where the player can find a journal by Oric Gambell. Assault craft never spawn here. A collaboration quest with Terra Wars was added to the area in patch 1.26: Close Encounter of the Terra Kind.

The Maidenwater parking spot is further north, on the Ravatoghan Trail.


Fishermans Friend shop Maidenwater from FFXV.png


Fisherman's Friend is a man by the riverside near the Malmalam Thicket parking spot. He is around during daylight hours. Noctis's fishing level affects the prices:

  • Level 3: Tackle shops offer a 10% discount
  • Level 6: Tackle shops offer a 30% discount
  • Level 9: Tackle shops offer a 50% discount
Item Cost
Spider Silk 30
Super Baleen 100
Whiskers: Pearly Moogle 50
Whiskers: Crystal 50
Whiskers: Chocolate 50
Fatal Roulette: Ahriman 50
Fatal Roulette: Floating Eye 50
Fatal Roulette: Bloody Eye 50
Burrower: Mad Pink Sandworm 200
Burrower: Green Sandworm 200
Burrower: Abyss Worm 200


Mythril Shaft location.

Near the fishing spot and east from there the player can find:

Along the footpath that leads down from the road the player can find an Earth Gemstone.


Seadevils by the riverside.

The only enemies that spawn in the area near the fishing spot are seadevils near the bridge and near the dock. They spawn during daytime; at night time nothing spawns here. Assault craft also never deploy here. The player can fight the seadevils with Iris in the party in Chapter 6.


Rulers of the Banks[]

Rulers of the BanksOld Lestallum8
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Coraldevil x3, Seadevil x3The Maidenwater (All Times)6220,550 gil, Towel★★★★



NameStaminaPowerSPEXPAPItem obtainedOptimal lures Fishing spots
Rainbow Trout (small)
Rainbow Trout.jpg
300001.016101Trout FilletTidal Might Leviathan, Whiskers: Pearly Moogle, Knife T. TonberryForgotten Pool, River Wennath, The Maidenwater
Rainbow Trout (big)
Rainbow Trout.jpg
500001.822102Trout FilletTidal Might Leviathan, Whiskers: Pearly Moogle, Knife T. TonberryForgotten Pool, River Wennath, The Maidenwater
Maiden Brook Trout
(Meda Brook Trout)
Maiden Brook Trout.jpg
400001.320151Trout FilletDeadly Waters: Seadevil, Hot Breather: Green DragonThe Maidenwater, Myrlwood Falls


NameStaminaPowerSPEXPAPItem obtainedOptimal lures Fishing spots
Cleigne Brown Trout (small)
Cleigne Brown Trout.jpg
300001.214351Trout FilletBurrower: Mad Pink Sandworm, Burrower: Abyss WormMyrlwood Falls (morning/day), The Maidenwater (evening)
Nebula Salmon
Nebula Salmon.jpg
800002.226551Nebula Salmon FilletDeadly Waters: Sahagin, Hot Breather: Green Dragon, Hot Breather: Blue Dragon, Knife T. Tonberry, Big Blaze BahamutRachsia Bridge (rainy), The Maidenwater (evening), Cygillan Sea (royal vessel)
Great Nebula Salmon
(Fortis Nebula Salmon)
Great Nebula Salmon.jpg
1600003.224501Nebula Salmon FilletHot Breather: Green DragonThe Maidenwater (evening)


NameStaminaPowerSPEXPAPItem obtainedOptimal lures Fishing spots
River Dace
River Dace.jpg
160001.58101Dace ScalesWhiskers: Pearly MoogleThe Maidenwater (night)

New recipes[]

Orics Culinary Chronicles Entry 7 from FFXV.png

Entry 7: Fishing and Foraging of Oric's Culinary Chronicles is found at the haven, teaching Ignis a new recipe.

NameIngredientsEffectsSPFavorite ofUnlock
(Freshly-Cooked Salmon Onigiri)
Nebula Salmon FilletAttack Boost icon in FFXV.png Attack Boost (Level 12): Strength +120
HP Boost icon in FFXV.png HP Boost (Level 14): Max HP +700
?Read Oric's Culinary Chronicle | Entry 7 at Telghey Haven near the parking spot for Maidenwater and Malmalam Thicket
Patch notes: Added in 1.02

Timed Quests[]

Day of the Month Enemies Location QP
12 Bandersnatch East of the Maidenwater parking near Malmalam Thicket, towards river 100
18 Midgardsormr + Hvitrormr East of the Maidenwater parking near Malmalam Thicket, towards river 100
24 Tyraneant East of the Maidenwater parking near Malmalam Thicket, towards river 200

Close Encounter of the Terra Kind[]

Warp pad to the quest.

A collaboration quest was added in patch 1.26 where the player can find a warp pad in the Maidenwater area that whisks Noctis away to an event in another world where he teams up with Sarah from Terra Battle. The quest appears to the player's quest log in chapter 5.