Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Nel’s Pond Fish Brother Mystery Guide

A complete collection of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guides for the trickiest World Events, Mysteries, Collectibles, and more—everything you need to know about the latest Assassin’s Creed video game. AC Valhalla is a 2020 action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.

The game was released on November 10, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Stadia, while the PlayStation 5 version was released on November 12. It was followed by Assassin’s Creed Mirage, released on October 5, 2023.

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Updated November 20, 2023

Nel is a small Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 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 to get 100% completion in Oxenefordscire, and I’ll tell you what you have to do to help Nel. Who, believe it or not, just like Asta the Summoner, is not what she seems to be. This Mystery is called Fishing Lesson, as you’ll find out once you complete it.

AC Valhalla Fishing Lesson World Event Location

On my map below, you can see the location of Nel (although Walter is missing), the quest giver, or the Fishing Lesson world event starting point.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Fishing Lesson World Event

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) must 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 for this quest.

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 have not built a Fisherman’s Hut yet.

If you did, 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.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Nel's Brother Walter Goblin Location

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, return to Nel until you see Walter stepping out from the nearby bush. In my case, I had to catch three fish. The fish type is not important, but 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 discover 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.

A complete collection of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guides for the trickiest World Events, Mysteries, Collectibles, and more—everything you need to know about the latest Assassin’s Creed video game. AC Valhalla is a 2020 action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.

The game was released on November 10, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Stadia, while the PlayStation 5 version was released on November 12. It was followed by Assassin’s Creed Mirage, released on October 5, 2023.

World Events (Mysteries):

Offering Altars: 

Flyting Duels:

Roman Artifacts:

Books Of Knowledge:

Fly Agarics Mysteries: 

Hoard Map Treasures:

Gear Locations:

Ingot Locations:

Tips & Tricks: 

Ostara Festival Guides:

Wrath of the Druids DLC Guides:

Sigrblot Festival Guides:

Siege Of Paris DLC Guides:

Crossover Stories DLC Guides:

Dawn Of Ragnarok DLC Guides:

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  1. Sooo it won’t let me finish the quest, I literally did all that and she is just sitting on the dock telling me I am no help lol. After every fish I catch I go back to her and she just repeats herself every time. 🙁

    1. Agree! I have only one quest left to get the Platinum Trophy on this and I can’t complete it because of a bug. And it’s a game-breaking one.

  2. Saved game while in the “middle” of fishing. Did a load up of the same save, Walter and Nel were behind me on the dock arguing. Hope this helps.

  3. Must be FISHING. Shooting the fish wont work. I literally shot 30 fish (so my entire quiver of arrows) to no avail. Finished the quest on my 3rd fish i caught on a line.

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