An objective of the present invention is to make the rotation of the spool in a fishing reel smooth. In this fishing reel, a spool braking mechanism comprises a magnetic assembly generating a magnetic field and a conductive braking member positioned facing the magnetic assembly. The rotation of the spool is braked by the interaction between the magnetic field and the movement of the braking member. The braking member has either a first configuration in which the braking member is a conductive plate that rotates and brakes with the spool, or a second configuration in which a flange positioned to at least the side of the spool braking mechanism of the spool is conductive, and the conductive flange serves as the braking member. The magnetic assembly comprises at least 3 pluralities of magnets, and a magnet support body that supports the magnets so that each of the pluralities of magnets faces the braking member. The pluralities of magnets are positioned in a magnet support surface of the magnet support body with equidistant gaps therebetween.