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How To Fish In Stardew Valley

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There are plenty of ways to make money in Stardew Valley, mining, farming and animals are to name a few. Fishing is another way too and it can be a lot of fun. It will also be essential knowing how to fish as you'll need to collect a variety of fish for the Community Center restoration. If you don't know how to and are wondering how then keep reading!

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How To Fish In Stardew Valley

Fishing in Stardew Valley will allow players to catch fish from rivers, lakes, and the ocean, they can then go on to sell this or put it towards the Community Center.

Start by getting yourself a fishing rod, you'll be able to get a Bamboo Pole from Willy on the second day, equip it and stand facing the water, hold down the action button. A bar will appear which will go up and down depending on how far you want to cast. Red is closest to your character and green is the furthest distance, release the button to let out your line.

When you hear a cheery noise and see an exclamation point next to your bobber press the action button again, if you do so quick enough 'Hit!' will appear meaning you successfully caught something. Now another progress bar will appear, this is sort of like a mini-game. Click your action button continuously or hold it to move the fish up and down, if you keep the fish in the green block consistently then the right bar will progress and eventually you'll reel in your catch.

Fishing Skill

Players can gain fishing experience by using the fishing rod and crab pots. As you become a higher fishing skill level the green brick will become larger, making it easier to catch fish. You can also upgrade from the starter fishing rod to add bait to your new rod.

Below you can find the rewards for each level as well as the different routes you can go down in the fishing skill.

  • Level 1
    • Fishing Rod Proficiency (+1)\
  • Level 2
    • Fishing Rod Proficiency (+1)
    • Ability to Craft Bait
  • Level 3
    • Fishing Rod Proficiency (+1)
    • Ability to Craft Crab Pot
    • Recipe for Dish O' The Sea
  • Level 4
    • Fishing Rod Proficiency (+1)
    • Ability to Craft Recycling Machine
  • Level 5
    • Fishing Rod Proficiency (+1)
    • Choose between:
      • Fisher - fish worth 25% more
      • Trapper - resources needed to craft crab pots reduced
  • Level 10 Fisher Track
    • Fishing Rod Proficiency (+1)
    • Choose between:
      • Angler - fish worth 50% more
      • Pirate - chance to find treasure while fishing doubled
  • Level 10 Trapper Track
    • Fishing Rod Proficiency (+1)
    • Choose between:
      • Mariner - crab pots never catch trash items
      • Luremaster - crab pots no longer need bait
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Now you know how to fish in Stardew Valley! Maybe your next adventure could be finding out where the Secret Notes are using our guide?

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