Dredge: A Fresh Start Dredge guide, tips
A Fresh Start is the first mission you will take on in the Dredge game. From this guide page you will learn step by step what you need to do to start your adventure as a fisherman for good. You will catch and sell your first fish and learn about the characters Mayor, Fishmonger and Shipwright.
Last update: Monday, April 24, 2023
The following page of the Dredge guide contains a walkthrough for the A Fresh Start mission, which is the first Pursuit given to you.
Unlocking the quest - talking to Mayor
The quest will unlock automatically when you start the game. The Mayor of Greater Marrow will tell you about the world of Dredge and ask you to catch as many fish as you can. By selling the caught fish, you will be able to pay off the debt.
More information about the debt and ways to repay it faster can be found on the page How to pay off the debt?
Catching first fish
You must undock first. To do this, click on the only icon available on the city screen. You can also hold Z (PC), Circle (PS), or B (Xbox).
Swim a bit toward the open waters, and you will quickly come across the first Blue Macrel fishery. When the hook icon appears, play the mini-game until you catch all 5 of them. Detailed instructions for the mini-game can be found on the How to fish?
You can continue fishing at another place nearby, but this is not required this time. Return to the Mayor in Greater Marrow. The man will remind you of your $50 debt.
You will pay off the debt by selling fish. New places to explore will appear on the city screen. Visit the Fishmonger and talk to him.
When you exhaust the dialogue options, the trading window will appear. Sell all fish by holding down the F key (PC), the square (PS) or the X button (Xbox).
The Mayor will appear and give you Research Parts as a reweard for your efforts. The item is necessary to conduct research on new equipment.
Talking with Shipwright
A new option has appeared on the city screen. Click on Shipwright and talk to the mechanic. From now on, you can buy new equipment and repair the ship. This completes the quest.