Ah the joys of spending hours IRL in front of a PC doing in-game fishing! Thanks to AJ, his boat & helpfulness I managed to actually make some money from fishing for a change – huzzah! It did require that I uninvest in some existing nodes on the map so that I could reallocate them to the ocean locations past Epheria because the fish I’d caught ideally needed to be turned in at a connected trader & as I’ve not been out West the only way to do that was wiggle some of the investments around. It all worked out fine & I even landed myself a rare fish; the Coalacanth!
Because of the random fishing trip it does mean that I now have a small patch to the west uncovered on the map. I really need to get to exploring at some point & I now have the desire to build a boat!!