Item Card Saury.pngItem Card Sardine.png

Saury (Mackerel, 秋刀魚, さんま, Sanma) is an item that can be obtained during Saury seasonal mini-events (based on Pacific saury festival). It is obtainable as a map drop, can be exchanged for various items, and is required for completing the events' limited quests. The events usually happen in October - November:

How to Obtain[edit | edit source]

Known drop conditions:

  • Can be obtained only from specific map nodes. A notification will appear on a drop (see the gallery above).
  • Can drop only on A and S ranks, with a higher drop rate for S ranks.
  • Can drop even when you have no ship slots left.
  • Doesn't prevent normal ship drops. Also can drop without a ship drop.
  • You can't have more than 99 fishes at the same time during the event.

The following mechanics are likely to affect Saury drop rates.[1]

  • Overfishing there is a limited number of fish per map node per specific time frame, if fishes stops dropping, you are encouraged to switch to a different node [2]
  • Coastal Defense Ships can be used to increase the drop rates.[citation needed]
  • Special equipment can be used to increase the drops rates.
    • Combo effects from equipping different pieces of special equipment on one ship may exist, e.g., Searchlight + Sonar + Skilled Lookouts + Type 0 Recon Seaplane on one ship.
    • An official tweet hinted that using DepthCharge.png Depth Charges will cause overfishing more quickly.
Special equipment
Sonar
Active Sonars
Depth Charges
Depth Charge Projector
Searchlight
Searchlight
Torpedo Bomber
Carrier-Based Aircrafts
Seaplane Flying Boat Heli.png
Seaplanes
Miscellaneous
Sonar Type 3 Active SonarType 3 Active Sonar 047 Card.png Depth Charges Type 94 Depth Charge ProjectorType 94 Depth Charge Projector 044 Card.png Searchlight SearchlightSearchlight 074 Card.png Torpedo Bomber SwordfishSwordfish 242 Card.png Seaplane Type 0 Reconnaissance SeaplaneType 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane 025 Card.png Ssp c.png Skilled LookoutsSkilled Lookouts 129 Card.png
Sonar
Type124 ASDICType124 ASDIC 260 Card.png
Depth Charges Type 3 Depth Charge ProjectorType 3 Depth Charge Projector 045 Card.png Searchlight Type 96 150cm SearchlightType 96 150cm Searchlight 140 Card.png Torpedo Bomber Swordfish Mk.II (Skilled)Swordfish Mk.II (Skilled) 243 Card.png Seaplane ZuiunZuiun 026 Card.png Skilled Carrier-based Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Night Operation Aviation PersonnelNight Operation Aviation Personnel 258 Card.png
Sonar
Type144/147 ASDICType144 147 ASDIC 261 Card.png
Torpedo Bomber Swordfish Mk.III (Skilled)Swordfish Mk.III (Skilled) 244 Card.png Flying Boat Type 2 Large Flying BoatType 2 Large Flying Boat 138 Card.png Combat Provisions Icon.png Combat RationCombat Ration 145 Card.png
Sonar
HF/DF + Type144/147 ASDICHF DF + Type144 147 ASDIC 262 Card.png
Flying Boat PBY-5A CatalinaPBY-5A Catalina 178 Card.png Combat Ration Combat Ration (Special Onigiri)Combat Ration (Special Onigiri) 241 Card.png
Autogyro Ka Type Observation AutogyroKa Type Observation Autogyro 069 Card.png Combat Ration Canned SauryCanned Saury 150 Card.png
Type 3 Spotter/Liaison Type 3 Command Liaison Aircraft (ASW)Type 3 Command Liaison Aircraft (ASW) 070 Card.png

Drops[edit | edit source]

All listed nodes drop on S ranks, red nodes are known to drop on A ranks (usually at a lower rate).

Item Card Saury.png Saury Fishing Locations
World 1 World 3 World 6
1-1 B, C 3-1 G 6-1 I, J, K
1-2 C, E 3-2 J, K, L
1-3 J 3-3 G, K, M
1-4 H, I, J, L 3-4 M?, P
1-5 H, I, J 3-5 G, K 6-5 D, F, I, J, M
1-6 D, I, J
Item Card Sardine.png Sardine Fishing Locations
World 1 World 2 World 3 World 6
1-1 B, C 2-1 F, H 3-1 G 6-1 I, J, K
1-2 C, E 2-2 G, K 3-2 J, K, L
1-3 J 2-3 M, N 3-3 G, K, M
1-4 H, I, J, L 3-4 M?, P
1-5 H, I, J 3-5 G, K 6-5 D, F, I, J, M
1-6 D, I, J
Shimushu Banner.png Limited-Time Ship Drops
Ship Drop Locations Ship Drop Locations
IsokazeIsokaze 2-1 H AsashimoAsashimo 1-4 L
ShimushuShimushu 3-2 L KunashiriKunashiri 3-2 L
HachijouHachijou 1-3 J IshigakiIshigaki 1-6 B, D, J
DaitouDaitou 6-5 M HiburiHiburi 6-5 M
EtorofuEtorofu 3-1 G MatsuwaMatsuwa 2-3 N
SadoSado 2-2 K TsushimaTsushima 1-4 L
FukaeFukae 6-1 K

Note: 1-2, 1-3 and 1-4 drops were added in the last 3 days of the event.

Fishing locations
World 1 World 3 World 6
1-1 B, C 3-1 G 6-1 I, J, K
1-2 C, E 3-2 J, K, L
1-3 J 3-3 G, K, M
1-4 H, J, L 3-4 M, N, P
1-5 H, I, J 3-5 G, K 6-5 D, F, I, J, M
1-6 D, I, J
Limited ship drops
Ship 1-6 3-4 6-1 6-5
IsokazeIsokaze B, D, J, K
EtorofuEtorofu B, D, J K
MatsuwaMatsuwa K M
FukaeFukae P M

Fishing locations
World 1 World 3 World 6
1-1 B 3-1 C, F 6-1 H, K (Boss)
3-2 C
3-3 D, I, G (Boss)
3-4 D, H, I, N, E (Boss)
1-5 F, G, I (Boss) 3-5 E, K (Boss) 6-5 D, F, I, J, M (Boss)
1-6 I, J

Fishing locations[3][4][5][6]
World 1 World 3 World 6
1-1 B 3-1 C, F 6-1 H, K (Boss)
3-2 C
3-3 D, I, G (Boss)
3-4 D, H, I, N, E (Boss)
1-5 F, G, I (Boss) 3-5 E, K (Boss) 6-5 D, F, I, J, M (Boss)
1-6 I, J

Fishing locations[7][8]
World 1 World 3 World 6
1-1 B 3-1 C, F, E (Boss)[9] 6-1 H, J, K (Boss)
3-2 C, H (Boss)[9]
3-3 D, I, G (Boss)
3-4 D, H, I, N, E (Boss)
1-5 F, G, I (Boss) 3-5 E, K (Boss)
1-6 D, I, J
5-1 I (Boss) has also been reported[9].

Exchange[edit | edit source]

  • Saury/Sardines can be exchanged ("cooked") for items via three different options (cooking styles)
    • You must have the Saury/Sardines available in your Inventory in order to complete the Limited-time Saury Quests. DO NOT use your Saury/Sardines before you complete your Quests!

Makerel Select.png
Cooking style Image Amount needed Reward
Sashimi (刺身) Mackere Sashimi.png

Item Card Saury.png3

Resources

Ammunition300 and Steel150

Grilled (塩焼) Mackerel Grilled.png

Item Card Saury.png5

Materials

Improvement Material1 and Development Material3

Kabayaki (蒲焼) Mackerel Kabayaki.png

Item Card Saury.png7

Sweets

Canned Saury 150 Card.png1 and Bucket3

Sardine Select.png
Cooking style Image Amount needed Reward
Sashimi (刺身) Sardine Sashimi.png

Item Card Sardine.png3

Ammunition100 and Fuel100
Tsumire (Fish Ball) (つみれ) Sardine Tsumire.png

Item Card Sardine.png7

Improvement Material1 and Bucket1
Sushi (寿司) Sardine Sushi.png

Item Card Sardine.png30

Type 2 12cm Mortar Kai 346 Card.png1 and Development Material3

Quests[edit | edit source]

You must have the Saury/Sardines available in your Inventory in order to complete the Limited-time Saury Quests. DO NOT use your Saury/Sardines before you complete your Quests!

ID Requirements Fuel.pngAmmunition.pngSteel.pngBauxite.png Rewards Note
SB47 秋刀魚漁:今年は不漁?でも…上々ね!
Saury Fishing: Fish are scarce this year? I can't complain though.
Have 3 pieces of Saury in your inventory. 300 / 300 / 0 / 0 Choice between
Furniture fairy.pngFurniture Fairy x1
or
Development material.png x5
then choice between
Type 3 Active Sonar 047 Card.pngType 3 Active SonarType 3 Active Sonar 047 Card.png x2
or
Searchlight 074 Card.pngSearchlightSearchlight 074 Card.png x2
or
Improvement Materials.png x3
Requires: ??
SB48 秋刀魚漁:今年は気分が高揚します!
Saury Fishing: I'm getting excited this year!
Have 8 pieces of Saury in your inventory. 800 / 800 / 0 / 0 Choice between
Daihatsu Landing Craft 068 Card.pngDaihatsu Landing CraftDaihatsu Landing Craft 068 Card.png x2
or
12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher 051 Card.png12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher 051 Card.png x3
or
Combat Ration 145 Card.pngCombat RationCombat Ration 145 Card.png x4
then choice between
Item Card New Model Gun Mount Improvement Material.pngNew Model Gun Mount Improvement MaterialItem Card New Model Gun Mount Improvement Material.png x2
or
Item Card New Model Aerial Armament Material.pngNew Model Aerial Armament MaterialItem Card New Model Aerial Armament Material.png x2
or
Ryuusei Kai (CarDiv 1) 342 Card.pngRyuusei Kai (CarDiv 1)Ryuusei Kai (CarDiv 1) 342 Card.png x1
Requires: SB47
SB49 秋刀魚漁:大漁旗、ここは…譲れません!
Have 18 pieces of Saury in your inventory. 1800 / 1800 / 1800 / 0 Type 19 Fleet Fishery Banner
then choice between
Type144 147 ASDIC 261 Card.pngType144/147 ASDICType144 147 ASDIC 261 Card.png x1
or
Item Card Action Report.pngAction ReportItem Card Action Report.png x2
or
Type 18 Fleet Fishery banner.pngType 18 Fleet Fishery Banner x1
Requires: SB48
SB50 【特別任務】大丈夫、鰯があるじゃない!
Special Mission: Don't worry, we still have sardines!
Have 25 Sardines in your inventory. 1500 / 0 / 0 / 0 Choice between
EtorofuEtorofu
or
MatsuwaMatsuwa
or
SadoSado
or
TsushimaTsushima
or
FukaeFukae
then choice between
Type 2 Depth Charge 227 Card.pngType 2 Depth ChargeType 2 Depth Charge 227 Card.png x2
or
Item Card Reinforcement Expansion.pngReinforcement ExpansionItem Card Reinforcement Expansion.png x1
or
Improvement Materials.png x5
Requires: SB47
SB51 【特別任務】今年は鰯が豊漁なのです!
Special Mission: Sardines are plentiful this year!
Have 50 Sardines in your inventory. 3000 / 0 / 0 / 0 Choice between
HiburiHiburi
or
DaitouDaitou
or
ShimushuShimushu
or
KunashiriKunashiri
or
AkashiAkashi
then choice between
Item Card Remodel Blueprint.pngRemodel BlueprintItem Card Remodel Blueprint.png x1
or
Item Card Prototype Flight Deck Catapult.pngPrototype Flight Deck CatapultItem Card Prototype Flight Deck Catapult.png x1
Requires: SB50

ID Requirements Fuel.pngAmmunition.pngSteel.pngBauxite.png Rewards Note
SB30 秋刀魚漁:今秋の「秋刀魚」も上々ね!
Saury Fishing : This year's Saury is great as well!
Have 3 Saury Fishes in your Inventory 600 / 0 / 0 / 0 choice between
Development material.png X4
or
Searchlight 074 Card.pngSearchlight 074 Card.png SearchlightSearchlight 074 Card.png X2
or
Combat Ration 145 Card.pngCombat Ration 145 Card.png Combat RationCombat Ration 145 Card.png X3
NEXT
choice between
Type 3 Active Sonar 047 Card.pngType 3 Active Sonar 047 Card.png Type 3 Active SonarType 3 Active Sonar 047 Card.png X1
or
Skilled Lookouts 129 Card.pngSkilled Lookouts 129 Card.png Skilled LookoutsSkilled Lookouts 129 Card.png X1
or
Improvement Material X3
Requires: B6
Unlocks: SB31
SB31 秋刀魚漁:大切な漁場、ここは譲れません!
Saury Fishing : We will not yield this important fishery location!
Have 10 Saury Fishes in your Inventory 1000 / 1000 / 0 / 0 choice between
Type 95 Depth Charge 226 Card.pngType 95 Depth Charge 226 Card.png Type 95 Depth ChargeType 95 Depth Charge 226 Card.png X2
or
Daihatsu Landing Craft 068 Card.pngDaihatsu Landing Craft 068 Card.png Daihatsu Landing CraftDaihatsu Landing Craft 068 Card.png X2
or
Item Card Action Report.png Action Report X1
NEXT
choice between
WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 Card.pngWG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 Card.png WG42 (Wurfgerät 42)WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 Card.png X2
or
Reinforcement expansion 064 useitem.pngReinforcement Expansion X2
or
Night Operation Aviation Personnel 258 Card.pngNight Operation Aviation Personnel 258 Card.png Night Operation Aviation PersonnelNight Operation Aviation Personnel 258 Card.png X1
Requires: SB30
Unlocks: SB32
SB32 秋刀魚漁:大漁ですね…助かります。
Saury Fishing : Such a big haul... It's very helpful.
Have 30 Saury Fishes in your Inventory 3000 / 3000 / 3000 / 1000 Type 18 Fleet Fishery banner.pngType 18 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
AND
choice between
GFCS Mk.37 307 Card.pngGFCS Mk.37 307 Card.png GFCS Mk.37GFCS Mk.37 307 Card.png
or
Type 17 Fleet Fishery Banner.pngType 17 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
or
Type 16 Fleet Fishery Banner 065.png Type 16 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
Requires: SB31

ID Requirements Fuel.pngAmmunition.pngSteel.pngBauxite.png Rewards Note
SB23 秋刀魚漁:「秋刀魚」を収獲する所存です!
Saury Fishing: I will try to gather sauries!
Have 4 saury fishes in your inventory. 800 / 0 / 0 / 0 choice between
Furniture fairy.pngFurniture Fairy X1
or
Improvement Materials.png X4
NEXT

choice between
Type 3 Active Sonar 047 Card.pngType 3 Active Sonar 047 Card.pngType 3 Active Sonar X1
or
Searchlight 074 Card.pngSearchlight 074 Card.pngSearchlight X1
or
Combat Ration 145 Card.pngCombat Ration 145 Card.pngCombat Ration X4

Requires: ??
Unlocks: SB24
SB24 秋刀魚漁:漁を全力で支援する覚悟です!
Saury Fishing: All hands on deck, provide fishing support!
Have 12 saury fishes in your inventory. 1200 / 1200 / 0 / 0 choice between
Daihatsu Landing Craft 068 Card.pngDaihatsu Landing Craft 068 Card.pngDaihatsu Landing Craft X1
or
WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 Card.pngWG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 Card.pngWG42 (Wurfgerät 42) X1
or
Item Card New Model Aerial Armament Material.pngItem Card New Model Aerial Armament Material.pngNew Model Aerial Armament Material
NEXT

choice between
Swordfish 242 Card.pngSwordfish 242 Card.pngSwordfish X2
or
Shiden Kai 2 055 Card.pngShiden Kai 2 055 Card.pngShiden Kai 2 X2
or
Skilled Crew Member Icon.pngSkilled Crew Member X1

Requires: SB23
Unlocks: SB25
SB25 秋刀魚漁:どーんっ!揚げ揚げで大漁です!
Saury Fishing: KABOOM! It's a big catch! Fried and grilled even!
Have 30 saury fishes in your inventory. 3000 / 3000 / 3000 / 1000 Type 17 Fleet Fishery Banner.pngType 17 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
AND
choice between
Type124 ASDIC 260 Card.pngType124 ASDIC 260 Card.pngType124 ASDIC X1
or
TBF 256 Card.pngTBF 256 Card.pngTBF X1
or
Type 16 Fleet Fishery Banner 065.png Type 16 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
Requires: SB24

ID Requirements Fuel.pngAmmunition.pngSteel.pngBauxite.png Rewards Note
SB12 秋刀魚漁:きらりーん!秋刀魚漁支援!
Pacific saury fishing: It's time to shine! Saury fishing support!
Have 3 saury fishes in your inventory. 500/0/0/0 Sonar.pngType 3 Active Sonar X 1
Furniture fairy.pngFurniture Fairy X 1
Requires: B6 (?)
Unlocks: SB13
SB13 秋刀魚漁:もっともーっと、秋刀魚漁!
Pacific saury fishing: Fish for more and more Saury!
Have 8 saury fishes in your inventory. 1000/1000/0/0 One of the following: Requires: SB12
Unlocks: SB14
SB14 秋刀魚漁:最新鋭の秋刀魚漁!もっとぉ!
Pacific saury fishing: Ultra-modern saury fishing! We need moooooore!
Have 24 saury fishes in your inventory. 3000/3000/3000/1000 One of the following: Requires: SB13

ID Requirements Fuel.pngAmmunition.pngSteel.pngBauxite.png Rewards Note
SB03 秋刀魚漁:「秋刀魚」を収穫しよう!
Pacific saury fishing: Let's go fish some saury!
Have 3 sauries in your inventory. 300 / 0 / 0 / 0 Sonar.pngType 93 Passive Sonar X 1
Furniture fairy.pngFurniture Fairy X 1
Requires: B6
Unlocks: SB04
SB04 秋刀魚漁:「秋刀魚」をもっと収穫しなきゃ!
Pacific saury fishing: Gotta get more saury!
Have 10 sauries in your inventory. 550 / 0 / 0 / 0 Sonar.pngType 3 Active Sonar X 1
Food supply ship irako.png"Irako" X 3
Requires: SB03
Unlocks: SB05
SB05 秋刀魚漁:もっと頑張ってもいいのよ!
Pacific saury fishing: You can keep fishing, you know. Just saying.
Have 30 sauries in your inventory. 800 / 300 / 300 / 300 Sonar.pngType 4 Passive Sonar X 1
Fleet Fishery Banner 050.png Fleet Fishery Banner X 1
Requires: SB04

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The existence of overfishing and special equipment mechanics was confirmed in official tweets (TIPS-3, TIPS-4, and TIPS-5). The existence of the overfishing mechanic is easily noticeable (however, it's not so clear if there are separate limits for nodes, maps, worlds and how they interact). There is less certainty about special equipment and their effects, including combos, mostly it's based on tweet interpretations:
    • 海を照らす光源 - Searchlights
    • 魚群探知を支援できる装備 - Sonars
    • 少し乱暴な手法で海の中にどかーん! - Depth Charges
    • もっとスマートに暗闇でも魚群を捉える熟練のあの方々の活用 - Skilled Lookouts
    In the November 2017 edition of the Comptiq magazine it was announced that Seaplanes such as the Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane and Zuiun alongside the Type 2 Large Flying Boat and the Ka Type Observation Autogyro increase Saury drop rates. It was also announced that Sonars such as the Type 3 Active Sonar and the newly implemented ASDIC series are more effective for fishing.
  2. Drop data for the 2018 fishing event
  3. TIPS-2
  4. WikiWiki article (2016)
  5. Doorblog article (2016)
  6. 2016 raw drop data
  7. WikiWiki article (2015)
  8. 2015 raw drop data
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Doorblog article (2015)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

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