In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Nel is a small girl you’ll find in Oxenefordscire standing by a pond and looking for her brother Walter who was turned into a fish by a goblin.
As usual, this World Event must be completed in order to get 100% completion in Oxenefordscire, and also, as usual, in this short guide, I’ll tell you what you have to do in order to help Nel.
Who, believe it or not, just like Asta the Summoner, is not what she seems to be.
This AC Valhalla quest is short and easy to complete, but it has a small requirement.
Last but not least, this Mystery is called Fishing Lesson, as you’ll find out once you complete it.
Where To Find Nel, Walter & The Goblin In AC Valhalla
Right, so on my map below, you can see the location of Nel (although Walter is missing); or the quest giver, or the Fishing Lesson world event starting point.
When you get to this location, you’ll find a lake and a dock.
On that dock, you’ll hear Nel calling out her brother Walter. So what is Walter doing in the pond?
He’s swimming because a goblin turned him into a fish.
Wait, a goblin?
Yeah, the kid has a rich imagination, but don’t worry because there is no goblin.
So, start by vising the dock, and on a crate next to Nel’s fishing barrel is a Fishing Poem.
It won’t help you solve this mystery, though.
So, talk to Nel, and she’ll tell you what happened.
Long story short, Nel’s brother (aka the fish) needs to return home to do his chores.
How To Fish Nel’s Brother Out Of The Pond
Now, as you can guess, your objective here is to fish Walter out of the water, and to do that, you’ll need a Fisherman Hut in your settlement.
Without that hut, you’ll not be able to use your rod. So this is the requirement I mentioned above.
One thing to mention here is that you may be able to catch some fish using other “not so fair” techniques. Such as sniping them with your bow or jumping into the water and melee them.
I did not try those, though, but you should if you did not build a Fisherman’s Hut yet.
If you did, then pull out your rod by pressing down on your D-Pad, select the rod and scan the lake for fish schools.
Cast your line on a fish school like the one pictured below, then when the fish is hooked, press R2 and mash the X button (on PS4 and PS5) to bring the fish to you.
If, by any chance, you run out of fish close to Nel’s dock, go around the pond to find more.
Obviously, there is no goblin, and you won’t catch Walter either, but you’ll need to catch a specific number of fish for Nel.
So, after every fish, you catch, go back to Nel until you’ll see Walter stepping out from the bush nearby. In my case, I had to catch 3 fish. The fish type is not important.
What is important is the fact that Nel fooled you (just like Asta), and you did her work.
So, yeah, you spent your time fishing for someone else.
Once you find out that Nel and Walter fooled your mighty (yet not so bright) Eivor, get close to the barrel and give Nel your fish.
I mean, why wouldn’t you? She fooled you already, so accept this with pride and complete the event.
That’s how you help Nel and Walter in the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Fishing Lesson quest. How about listening to a blind man’s story now?