Fishing

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For a list of fish and their locations, see the Fish page.
See also: Tackle

Fishing is a skill associated with catching fish, using a fishing rod or crab pots, in Stardew Valley.

A fishing rod is used to cast a fishing line into a body of water. Casting into randomly appearing bubbles in the water will result in fish biting quicker. To cast, hold down the left mouse button (a meter will appear), then release to cast. Depending on how full the meter is when the mouse button is released, determines how far the line is cast. It is possible to slightly alter the placement of the fishing line with the arrow keys or
W
A
S
D
during mid cast. This can help with bubbling water pools in awkward positions. When a fish bites, click the left mouse button to start the mini-game.

The goal of the fishing mini-game is to keep the small fish icon in the rectangle area until a progress bar is completely filled. The rectangle area can be moved up by clicking and holding the mouse button, or repeatedly clicking the mouse button in quick succession. The rectangle area can be increased with fishing skill level and better fishing rods. The erratic movement of fish will also decrease with higher fishing skill level and better fishing rods.

It can be useful to keep the fish near the top of the rectangle area, as clicking to raise it is instant, but there's a slight delay when it drops. If the fish's icon moves above or below the rectangle area, the progress bar will decrease, and the fish will escape when it decreased all the way. Catching a fish without the fish leaving the rectangle area will display a "perfect".

Xbox Controls

When using an Xbox controller, first equip your fishing rod. Tap and hold the 360 X.png button and release when you are ready to cast your line. Once your line is cast, immediately tap and hold the 360 X.png button again. Once you're alerted that something has bit (an ! icon pops up with a sound effect) then release the X button to load the mini-game. Tap/hold/release or quickly tap the 360 A.png button to play the mini-game.

Fishing rods

Used to catch fish.

Image Name Cost Improvements Location Requirements
Bamboo Pole.png Bamboo Pole Coin Icon500g Given to you by Willy

Buy from Willy's Fish Shop

Fiberglass Rod.png Fiberglass Rod Coin Icon1,800g Able to use bait. Buy from Willy's Fish Shop Fishing skill lvl 2

(You receive a letter once available)

Iridium Rod.png Iridium Rod Coin Icon7,500g Able to use bait & tackle. Buy from Willy's Fish Shop Fishing skill lvl 6

(You receive a letter once available)


Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Skill

The fishing skill is associated with catching fish. It's increased by fishing using a fishing pole. Each level adds +1 fishing rod proficiency.
Every even level of fishing improves your maximum casting distance by 1. Both successfully completing the fishing minigame (even trash) and looting fish from crab pots increase fishing skill.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Choose a Profession:
Bait.png Bait Crab Pot.png Crab Pot

Dish O' The Sea.png Dish O' The Sea

Recycling Machine.png Recycling Machine Fisher.png Fisher
Fish worth 25% more.
Trapper.png Trapper
Resources required to craft crab pots reduced.
Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Level 10
Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Fisher: Trapper:
Spinner.png Spinner

Trap Bobber.png Trap Bobber

Cork Bobber.png Cork Bobber

Treasure Hunter.png Treasure Hunter

Worm Bin.png Worm Bin

Barbed Hook.png Barbed Hook Dressed Spinner.png Dressed Spinner

Magnet.png Magnet Angler Icon.png Angler
Fish worth 50% more.
Mariner.png Mariner
Crab pots never catch trash.
Pirate.png Pirate
Chance to find treasure doubled.
Luremaster.png Luremaster
Crab pots no longer need to be baited.


Food

Certain food items will temporarily increase fishing level.

Name Description Ingredients Energy Health Stat Bonus Sources Price
Chowder.png Chowder A perfect way to warm yourself after a cold night at sea. Clam.png Clam (1)Milk.png Milk (1) Energy.png Energy (225) Health.png Health (90) Fishing.png Fishing (+1) Willy (3 Hearts) Coin Icon150g
Dish O' The Sea.png Dish O' The Sea This'll keep you warm in the cold sea air. Sardine.png Sardine (2)Hashbrowns.png Hashbrowns (1) Energy.png Energy (125) Health.png Health (50) Fishing.png Fishing (+3) Fishing Level 3 Coin Icon220g
Escargot.png Escargot Butter-soaked snails cooked to perfection. Snail.png Snail (1)Garlic.png Garlic (1) Energy.png Energy (225) Health.png Health (90) Fishing.png Fishing (+2) Willy (5 Hearts) Coin Icon125g
Fish Stew.png Fish Stew It smells a lot like the sea. Tastes better, though. Crayfish.png Crayfish (1)Mussel.png Mussel (1)Periwinkle.png Periwinkle (1)Tomato.png Tomato (1) Energy.png Energy (225) Health.png Health (90) Fishing.png Fishing (+3) Willy (7 Hearts) Coin Icon175g
Fish Taco.png Fish Taco It smells delicious. Tuna.png Tuna (1)Tortilla.png Tortilla (1)Red Cabbage.png Red Cabbage (1)Mayonnaise.png Mayonnaise (1) Energy.png Energy (165) Health.png Health (66) Fishing.png Fishing (+2) Linus (7 Hearts) Coin Icon500g
Lobster Bisque.png Lobster Bisque This delicate soup is a secret family recipe of Willy's. Lobster.png Lobster (1)Milk.png Milk (1) Energy.png Energy (225) Health.png Health (90) Fishing.png Fishing (+3)Max Energy.png Max Energy (+50) Cooking Channel
(Winter 14, Even Years)

Willy (9 Hearts)

Coin Icon205g
Maple Bar.png Maple Bar It's a sweet doughnut topped with a rich maple glaze. Maple Syrup.png Maple Syrup (1)Sugar.png Sugar (1)Wheat Flour.png Wheat Flour (1) Energy.png Energy (225) Health.png Health (90) Farming.png Farming (+1)Fishing.png Fishing (+1)Mining.png Mining (+1) Cooking Channel
(Summer 14, Even Years)
Coin Icon300g

Treasure Chests

During the fishing mini-game, a treasure chest will occasionally appear inside the vertical bar. Treasure chests have their own progression bar, fillable by keeping the icon in the fishing bar.
The player is awarded a random bonus loot after catching the fish. Losing the fish also loses the chest. The base chance of finding a chest is 15%. The probability can be increased with the
Magnet (+15%), the Treasure Hunter (+5%) and the Pirate profession (+15%) for a total of 50% chance. It is further increased by daily Luck + (Luck / 2.0)% and a hidden Luck level +(LuckLevel * 0.005)%

Name Description Notes
Treasure Chest.png Treasure Chest Wow, it's loaded with treasure! This is sure to fetch a good price. Sell for Coin Icon5,000g
Bait.png Bait (1-15) Causes fish to bite faster. Must first be attached to a fishing rod. Default bait, decreases the time taken for fish to bite and lowers chance of getting trash items.
Dressed Spinner.png Dressed Spinner The metal tab and colorful streamers create an enticing spectacle for fish. Increases the bite-rate when fishing.
Chicken Statue.png Chicken Statue It's a statue of a chicken on a bronze base. The ancient people of this area must have been very fond of chickens. Can be donated to the Museum. The player will receive a Chicken Statue furniture item.
Anchor.png Anchor It may have belonged to ancient pirates. Can be donated to the Museum.
Diamond.png Diamond (1-2) A rare and valuable gem
Emerald.png Emerald (1-2) A precious stone with a brilliant green color.
Ruby.png Ruby (1-2) A precious stone that is sought after for its rich color and beautiful luster.
Ruby Ring.png Ruby Ring Increases attack by 10%.
Stone.png Stone (1-12) A common material with many uses in crafting and building.
Coal.png Coal (1-10) A combustible rock that is useful for crafting and smelting.
Rusty Spoon.png Rusty Spoon A plain old spoon, probably ten years old. Not very interesting. Can be donated to the Museum.
Geode.png Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you.
Frozen Geode.png Frozen Geode (1-3) A blacksmith can break this open for you.
Magma Geode.png Magma Geode (1-3) A blacksmith can break this open for you.
Wood.png Wood (1-2) A sturdy, yet flexible plant material with a wide variety of uses.
Copper Ore.png Copper Ore (4-6) A common ore that can be smelted into bars.
Gold Ore.png Gold Ore (6-10) A precious ore that can be smelted into bars.
Neptune's Glaive.png Neptune's Glaive An heirloom from beyond the Gem Sea. Level 7, 18-35 damages.
Broken Trident.png Broken Trident It came from the sea, but it's still sharp. Level 11, 15-26 damages.
Iridium Band.png Iridium Band Glows, attracts items, and increases attack damage by 10%. Combines the effect of the Glow Ring, the Magnet Ring, and the Ruby Ring.
Fire Quartz.png Fire Quartz A glowing red crystal commonly found near hot lava.
Ancient Seed.png Ancient Seed It's a dry old seed from some ancient plant. By all appearances it's long since dead... Can be donated to the Museum.
The player will receive a pack of Ancient Fruit seeds, as well as the Ancient Fruit Seeds crafting recipe.
Elvish Jewelry.png Elvish Jewelry Dirty but still beautiful. On the side is a flowing script thought by some to be the ancient language of the elves. No Elvish bones have ever been found. Can be donated to the Museum.
Bone Flute.png Bone Flute It's a prehistoric wind instrument carved from an animal's bone. It produces an eerie tone. Can be donated to the Museum.
Nautilus Fossil.png Nautilus Fossil This must've washed up ages ago from an ancient coral reef. Can be donated to the Museum.
Chewing Stick.png Chewing Stick Ancient people chewed on these to keep their teeth clean. Can be donated to the Museum.
Skeletal Tail.png Skeletal Tail It's pretty short for a tail. Can be donated to the Museum.
Amphibian Fossil.png Amphibian Fossil The relatively short hind legs suggest some kind of primordial toad. Can be donated to the Museum.
Dinosaur Egg.png Dinosaur Egg A giant dino egg... The entire shell is still intact! Can be donated to the Museum.
Strange Doll (green).png Strange Doll (green) ??? Can be donated to the Museum.
Ancient Doll.png Ancient Doll An ancient doll covered in grime. This doll may have been used as a toy, a decoration, or a prop in some kind of ritual.
Prehistoric Tool.png Prehistoric Tool Some kind of gnarly old digging tool. Can be donated to the Museum.