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For other fishermen in the Fallout, see Fisherman.

The Potomac fisherman is a unique scavenger inhabiting the Capital Wasteland in 2277.

Daily scheduleEdit

The fisherman lives near a dock just outside of the Anchorage Memorial, near the Potomac river. During the day, he or she sits out on the nearby dock and sleeps in their bed at night.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Enslavable: yesIcon check
Companion: noIcon cross
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Merchant: yesIcon check
Repairman: yesIcon check
  • Repairs up to 20-51%
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Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
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  • The fisherman's sex and appearance are randomly generated.
  • The fisherman is referred to as "Scavenger" in-game.
  • They own the items in their footlocker outside of their makeshift home. Looting the footlocker is therefore considered stealing.
  • An image of the fisherman may show in Fallout 3's ending so long as the player character ends with "Good" or '"Very Good" Karma.


The Potomac fisherman appears only in Fallout 3.