Hello, total newb to the high seas. What complementary skills / build do most fishers have? Is fencing any good with the dmg boost with spears/harpoon? What are the main goals with fishing in regards to getting $?
Currently the MiBs are a bit buggy, but they do provide a good bit of gold (couple thousand in depending on the crate).
The other goal of fishing is to pull up a) cooking ingredients and b) pull up rare fish for the (upcoming) fish tank house add-on.
Fencing does get a nice boost form fishing since you can get to 120 fishing which would = 120 fencing when using a harpoon on a boat.
Discordance is another good skill to add and is the only barding skill that works on the seas.
If you're only going to be doing fishing with that character then probably this template:
This will let you solo the mobs that get pulled up with a crate or a net.
If you're going to be doing ship vs ship combat then I'd recommend a summoner mage.
120 Spirit Speak
80 healing (for healing your crew after battle) or 100 tracking if you want extra damage and can find the skill balls for cheap (currently ~40k each)