Fishing

From Stardew Valley Wiki
(Redirected from Fisher)
Jump to: navigation, search
For a list of fish and their locations, see the Fish page.
For an index to the completed fish collection, see Collections.
For the guide to catch all fish, see Fishing Strategy.
See also: Tackle, Bait
Pool of Bubbles

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

A fishing rod is used to cast a fishing line into a body of water. To cast, start by holding down the left mouse button. A meter appears, indicating how far the line will go. Release to cast. You can cast further with a higher skill level and better fishing rods. It is possible to slightly alter the line's placement mid-cast with the arrow keys or WASD, allowing you better control over aiming the cast. The distance your bobber lands away from any dry land determines what kinds of fish you'll hook.

Sometimes a pool of bubbles appears in the water. Cast into these pools to get a quicker bite. You will know you cast correctly when the pool starts to sparkle. When a fish bites, the game displays "HIT!" and gives a metallic sound clue. Click the left mouse button to start the mini-game.

The mini-game display consists of two larger rectangles: a blue water-depth indicator at the left and a progress bar at the right. There is a smaller, movable green rectangle inside the depth meter that indicates the area of effect for your fishing line. The goal of the fishing mini-game is to keep the small fish icon within the green rectangle until the progress bar to the right is completely filled. If the fish's icon moves above or below the green rectangle, the progress bar decreases; the fish escapes if it dwindles to nothing. The game declares a "perfect" catch when the fish never leaves the green rectangle.

You can slowly raise the green rectangle by rapidly clicking the left mouse button. Slower clicking holds the green in place when it is not on the bottom. Stopping the clicking allows it to descend. Hold the left mouse button to raise it at increasing speed. Be careful moving it, though, for it gathers momentum quickly and takes time to reverse, making it easy to overshoot the fish and drain the progress bar.

The green rectangle increases in size with higher fishing skill level and better fishing rods. The erratic movement of fish also decreases with higher fishing skill level and better fishing rods, improving your control by means of gentler motions of the rectangle.

It can be useful to keep the fish near the top of the rectangle area, as clicking to raise it produces instant response, but you need to become inactive to get it to drop, which means a slight delay.

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 500g Given to you by Willy

Buy from Willy's Fish Shop

Fiberglass Rod.png
Fiberglass Rod 1,800g Able to use bait. Buy from Willy's Fish Shop Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2

(You receive a letter once available)

Iridium Rod.png
Iridium Rod 7,500g Able to use bait & tackle. Buy from Willy's Fish Shop Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 6

(You receive a letter once available)


Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Skill

Fishing Skill is increased by catching Fish or Trash with a Fishing Rod/Pole or by harvesting Crab Pots.

Each level grants +1 Fishing Rod Proficiency, increases the minimum fish size (in/cm) and bobber bar height, and decreases the max amount of time before fish bite. Fishing skill also increases the chance to find quality (silver or gold star) fish.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting / Cooking Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Choose a Profession:
Bait.png Bait Crab Pot Dish o' The Sea Recycling Machine
  • Casting distance increased by one tile
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 Trap Bobber Cork Bobber Treasure Hunter Worm Bin Barbed Hook Dressed Spinner Magnet Angler Icon.png Angler
Fish worth 50% more.
Mariner.png Mariner
Crab pots no longer produce junk items.
Pirate.png Pirate
Chance to find treasure doubled.
Luremaster.png Luremaster
Crab pots no longer require bait.


Experience Points

The amount of experience earned for each caught fish is as follows:

(Quality of fish (stars) + 1) * 3 + Fish Difficulty (a value from 5-110 depending on the fish) / 3

This number is multiplied by 2.2 if you also have a treasure, 2.4 if it was perfect and 5 if it was a boss fish. For e.g. a regular quality sardine (difficulty 30) would net you (0+1)*3+30/3 = 13 xp.

Crab pots net you 5 xp each time you collect from them (no matter what is collected).

Fishing trash with the fishing pole gives 3 XP.

The xp required for leveling up is the same as for all skills:

Lvl Experience Total Sardines (No stars) Total Gold Star Legend Fish (Highest xp fish) Total Crab Pot
1 100 8 1 20
2 380 30 2 76
3 770 60 4 154
4 1300 100 6 260
5 2150 166 10 430
6 3300 254 15 660
7 4800 370 22 960
8 6900 531 31 1380
9 10000 770 44 2000
10 15000 1154 66 3000


Food

Certain cooked dishes will temporarily increase fishing level.

Image Name Description Ingredients Energy Health Buff(s) Buff Duration Recipe Source(s) Sell Price
Chowder.png
Chowder A perfect way to warm yourself after a cold night at sea. Clam (1) Milk (1) Energy.png 225 Health.png 101 Fishing (+1) 16m 47s

Willy (Mail - 3+ HeartIconLarge.png)

135g
Dish o' The Sea.png
Dish o' The Sea This'll keep you warm in the cold sea air. Sardine (2) Hashbrowns (1) Energy.png 125 Health.png 56 Fishing (+3) 5m 35s Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 3 220g
Escargot.png
Escargot Butter-soaked snails cooked to perfection. Snail (1) Garlic (1) Energy.png 225 Health.png 101 Fishing (+2) 16m 47s

Willy (Mail - 5+ HeartIconLarge.png)

125g
Fish Stew.png
Fish Stew It smells a lot like the sea. Tastes better, though. Crayfish (1) Mussel (1) Periwinkle (1) Tomato (1) Energy.png 225 Health.png 101 Fishing (+3) 16m 47s

Willy (Mail - 7+ HeartIconLarge.png)

175g
Fish Taco.png
Fish Taco It smells delicious. Tuna (1) Tortilla (1) Red Cabbage (1) Mayonnaise (1) Energy.png 165 Health.png 74 Fishing (+2) 7m

Linus (Mail - 7+ HeartIconLarge.png)

500g
Lobster Bisque.png
Lobster Bisque This delicate soup is a secret family recipe of Willy's. Lobster (1) Milk (1) Energy.png 225 Health.png 101 Fishing (+3)Max Energy.png Max Energy (+50) 16m 47s

The Queen of Sauce
14 Winter, Year 2

Willy (Mail - 9+ HeartIconLarge.png)

205g
Maple Bar.png
Maple Bar It's a sweet doughnut topped with a rich maple glaze. Maple Syrup (1) Sugar (1) Wheat Flour (1) Energy.png 225 Health.png 101 Farming (+1) Fishing (+1) Mining (+1) 16m 47s

The Queen of Sauce
14 Summer, Year 2

300g
Trout Soup.png
Trout Soup Pretty salty. Rainbow Trout (1) Green Algae (1) Energy.png 100 Health.png 45 Fishing (+1) 4m 39s

The Queen of Sauce
14 Fall, Year 1

100g

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 green bobber bar behind the treasure chest icon Fishing Treasure Chest.png. If obtained, the player is awarded a random bonus loot after catching the fish. Losing the fish also loses the treasure 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)%.

The following is a list of all items that can be found inside Treasure Chests.

Image Name Description Number
in
Chest
Requirements
Treasure Chest.png
Treasure Chest Wow, it's loaded with treasure! This is sure to fetch a good price. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Iridium Ore.png
Iridium Ore An exotic ore with many curious properties. Can be smelted into bars. 1-2 Must cast Max Distance
Gold Ore.png
Gold Ore A precious ore that can be smelted into bars. 1-24 Must cast Max Distance or one tile less than Max Distance
Iron Ore.png
Iron Ore A fairly common ore that can be smelted into bars. 1-24
Copper Ore.png
Copper Ore A common ore that can be smelted into bars. 1-24
Wood.png
Wood A sturdy, yet flexible plant material with a wide variety of uses. 1-24
Stone.png
Stone A common material with many uses in crafting and building. 1-24
Coal.png
Coal A combustible rock that is useful for crafting and smelting. 1-24
Dressed Spinner.png
Dressed Spinner The metal tab and colorful streamers create an enticing spectacle for fish. Increases the bite-rate when fishing. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 6+
Must cast Max Distance or one tile less than Max Distance
Bait.png
Bait Causes fish to bite faster. Must first be attached to a fishing rod. 1-15
Lost Book.png
Lost Book Writings from a wide variety of time periods. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ Lost Books,
and the Museum's Library collection is not complete
Skeletal Tail.png
Skeletal Tail It's pretty short for a tail. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Nautilus Fossil.png
Nautilus Fossil This must've washed up ages ago from an ancient coral reef. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Amphibian Fossil.png
Amphibian Fossil The relatively short hind legs suggest some kind of primordial toad. 1-2 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
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. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
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. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Chewing Stick.png
Chewing Stick Ancient people chewed on these to keep their teeth clean. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Ornamental Fan.png
Ornamental Fan This exquisute fan most likely belonged to a noblewoman. Historians believe that the valley was a popular sixth-era vacation spot for the wealthy. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Dinosaur Egg.png
Dinosaur Egg A giant dino egg... The entire shell is still intact! 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Rare Disc.png
Rare Disc A heavy black disc studded with peculiar red stones. When you hold it, you're overwhelmed with a feeling of dread. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Ancient Sword.png
Ancient Sword It's the remains of an ancient sword. Most of the blade has turned to rust, but the hilt is very finely crafted. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Rusty Spoon.png
Rusty Spoon A plain old spoon, probably ten years old. Not very interesting. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Rusty Spur.png
Rusty Spur An old spur that was once attached to a cowboy's boot. People must have been raising animals in this area for many generations. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Rusty Cog.png
Rusty Cog A well preserved cog that must have been part of some ancient machine. This could be dwarven technology. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
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. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Ancient Seed.png
Ancient Seed It's a dry old seed from some ancient plant. By all appearances it's long since dead... 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Prehistoric Tool.png
Prehistoric Tool Some kind of gnarly old digging tool. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Dried Starfish.png
Dried Starfish A starfish from the primordial ocean. It's an unusually pristine specimen! 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Anchor.png
Anchor It may have belonged to ancient pirates. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Glass Shards.png
Glass Shards A mixture of glass shards smoothed by centuries of ocean surf. These could have belonged to an ancient mosaic or necklace. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Bone Flute.png
Bone Flute It's a prehistoric wind instrument carved from an animal's bone. It produces an eerie tone. 1 Only if you've already found 1+ artifacts
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Strange Doll (yellow).png
Strange Doll ??? 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Strange Doll (green).png
Strange Doll ??? 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Geode.png
Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you. 1-6
Frozen Geode.png
Frozen Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you. 1-6
Magma Geode.png
Magma Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you. 1-6 Must cast Max Distance or one tile less than Max Distance
Fire Quartz.png
Fire Quartz A glowing red crystal commonly found near hot lava. 1-4 Must cast Max Distance or one tile less than Max Distance
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Ruby.png
Ruby A precious stone that is sought after for its rich color and beautiful luster. 1-4 Must cast Max Distance or one tile less than Max Distance
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Emerald.png
Emerald A precious stone with a brilliant green color. 1-4 Must cast Max Distance or one tile less than Max Distance
Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Frozen Tear.png
Frozen Tear A crystal fabled to be the frozen tears of a yeti. 1-4 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Jade.png
Jade A pale green ornamental stone. 1-4 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Aquamarine.png
Aquamarine A shimmery blue-green gem. 1-4 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Earth Crystal.png
Earth Crystal A resinous substance found near the surface. 1-4 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Amethyst.png
Amethyst A purple variant of quartz. 1-4 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Topaz.png
Topaz Fairly common but still prized for its beauty. 1-4 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Diamond.png
Diamond A rare and valuable gem. 1-2 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Prismatic Shard.png
Prismatic Shard A very rare and powerful substance with unknown origins. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 6+
Mixed Seeds.png
Mixed Seeds There's a little bit of everything here. Plant them and see what grows! 1-3
Neptune's Glaive.png
Neptune's Glaive An heirloom from beyond the Gem Sea. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Broken Trident.png
Broken Trident It came from the sea, but it's still sharp. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Small Glow Ring.png
Small Glow Ring Emits a small, constant light. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Small Magnet Ring.png
Small Magnet Ring Slightly increases your radius for collecting items. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Amethyst Ring.png
Amethyst Ring Increases knockback by 10%. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Topaz Ring.png
Topaz Ring Increases weapon precision by 10%. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Aquamarine Ring.png
Aquamarine Ring Increases critical strike chance by 10%. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Jade Ring.png
Jade Ring Increases critical strike power by 10%. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Emerald Ring.png
Emerald Ring Increases weapon speed by 10%. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Ruby Ring.png
Ruby Ring Increases attack by 10%. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Iridium Band.png
Iridium Band Glows, attracts items, and increases attack damage by 10%. 1 Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Sneakers.png
Sneakers A little flimsy... but fashionable! 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Rubber Boots.png
Rubber Boots Protection from the elements. 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Leather Boots.png
Leather Boots The leather is very supple. 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Work Boots.png
Work Boots Steel-toed for extra protection. 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Combat Boots.png
Combat Boots Reinforced with iron mesh. 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Tundra Boots.png
Tundra Boots The fuzzy lining keeps your ankles so warm. 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Thermal Boots.png
Thermal Boots Designed with extreme weather in mind. 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Dark Boots.png
Dark Boots Made from thick black leather. 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Firewalker Boots.png
Firewalker Boots It's said these can withstand the hottest magma. 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+
Genie Shoes.png
Genie Shoes A curious energy permeates the fabric. 1 pair Requires Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2+

Achievements

There are 4 Achievements related to Fishing.

  • Fisherman (Catch 10 different fish)
  • Ol' Mariner (Catch 24 different fish)
  • Master Angler (Catch every fish)
  • Mother Catch (Catch 100 fish)