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Fishing is an action using the Fishing Pole to cast in water to catch Fish. Fish are an ingredient type which can only be caught in pools of water when fishing. Fish can be used for cooking, consumed for Energy, sold for Star Coins or gifted to villagers to raise Friendship. Specific Memories must also be collected through fishing.

Even though fish are an ingredient for cooking, they're tracked in a separate section of the collection window labeled 'Fish'. The entry for each fish unlocks when they are first caught.

Moana's Boat is an important unlock to support fishing. It will provide free fish every few hours, but just as importantly will provide up to a 20% reduction in energy required for fishing which will allow more actions without needing to restore energy using food.

How to Fish

Casting anywhere into water can hook a fish, but specific (and more valuable) fish types can only be caught in 'Pools' which appear as ripples. Different colored pools denote rare potential fish.

To cast into a pool the player must position themselves so they are facing it, then charge the cast so the line drops into the pool area. If it 'attaches' to the pool the line will appear in the center of the ripple.

When a fish bites a circle will shrink around the ripple, when it enters the colored zone it will turn from white to green. When it's green, tap the action button to hook the line. If you miss the hook the fish will release (but still remain available to catch again). Some higher level fish require hooking multiple times before being caught.

There's a rare chance when fishing that Red Algae will drop, which is a rare resource used to craft fishing bait. By using fishing bait, any cast into a white ripple will turn into a gold ripple.

Villager Companions

When reaching level 2 Friendship with a villager (aside from Ariel or Ursula), they can be assigned a role. Villagers who have been assigned the Fishing Role will gain extra Friendship for every fish caught. They also have a chance to drop extra fish when any fish is caught while they're following. Extra materials they produce will be dropped on the ground, and can be picked up by running over them.

Each level of friendship increases the rate which extra materials will drop. It's not only effective for leveling up Friendship with these characters, but extremely helpful for offering bonus materials when fishing. Be sure to always bring a Companion along when fishing!

Fish Types

Image Name Description Ripples Weather Sell Price Energy Locations
Anglerfish.png
Anglerfish Bony fish with large mouths and sharp teeth! Gold Star Coin icon.png 1,500 Energy.png+2,000 Forgotten Lands.png Forgotten Lands
Bass.png
Bass Bass can be found just about everywhere in the Meadow. None Star Coin icon.png 25 Energy.png+150

Peaceful Meadow.png Peaceful Meadow
Forest of Valor.png Forest of Valor
Sunlit Plateau.png Sunlit Plateau
Frosted Heights.png Frosted Heights

Bream.png
Bream Silver-hued fish common in mountain streams. Blue Star Coin icon.png 280 Energy.png+1,300 Peaceful Meadow.png Peaceful Meadow
Carp.png
Carp A common freshwater fish. Blue Star Coin icon.png 400 Energy.png+800

Forest of Valor.png Forest of Valor
Sunlit Plateau.png Sunlit Plateau

Catfish.png
Catfish A large fish with cat-like "whiskers." Gold Star Coin icon.png 550 Energy.png+1,200 Peaceful Meadow.png Peaceful Meadow
Cod.png
Cod A common fish that prefers cold water. None Star Coin icon.png 35 Energy.png+150

Dazzle Beach.png Dazzle Beach
Forgotten Lands.png Forgotten Lands
Glade of Trust.png Glade of Trust

Crab.png
Crab A tough little crustacean with sharp claws. Blue Star Coin icon.png 600 Energy.png+1,200 Frosted Heights.png Frosted Heights
Fugu.png
Fugu These fish inflate themselves when threatened! Gold Rain Star Coin icon.png 900 Energy.png+1,700 Dazzle Beach.png Dazzle Beach
Herring.png
Herring These silver darlings travel in great numbers. White Star Coin icon.png 65 Energy.png+250

Dazzle Beach.png Dazzle Beach
Glade of Trust.png Glade of Trust

Kingfish.png
Kingfish A mackerel found in warmer ocean waters. Blue Star Coin icon.png 450 Energy.png+800 Dazzle Beach.png Dazzle Beach
Lancetfish.png
Lancetfish Long, slender fish with a large silver dorsal fin. Blue Star Coin icon.png 650 Energy.png+1,300 Forgotten Lands.png Forgotten Lands
Lobster.png
Lobster Larger than crabs, but still with sharp claws! Gold Star Coin icon.png 950 Energy.png+1,600 Glade of Trust.png Glade of Trust
Perch.png
Perch A rare fish found only in a special spot. White Star Coin icon.png 80 Energy.png+400

Forest of Valor.png Forest of Valor
Sunlit Plateau.png Sunlit Plateau

Pike.png
Pike An olive green fish found in lakes and rivers. Gold Star Coin icon.png 800 Energy.png+1,500 Forest of Valor.png Forest of Valor
Rainbow Trout.png
Rainbow Trout Its unique scales give the fish its name. White Star Coin icon.png 50 Energy.png+300

Peaceful Meadow.png Peaceful Meadow
Forest of Valor.png Forest of Valor

Red Algae.png
Red Algae This rare creeping algae can be found in bodies of water across Dreamlight Valley. You think it might be able to help improve your Royal Fishing Rod somehow. None Star Coin icon.png 150
  • All Biomes
Salmon.png
Salmon A common fish found just about everywhere! White Star Coin icon.png 150 Energy.png+500

Frosted Heights.png Frosted Heights
Sunlit Plateau.png Sunlit Plateau

Seaweed.png
Seaweed A type of algae found in the ocean. None Star Coin icon.png 20 Energy.png+25
  • All Biomes
Shrimp.png
Shrimp Crustaceans that eat food off the ocean floor. Blue Star Coin icon.png 300 Energy.png+750 Dazzle Beach.png Dazzle Beach
Sole.png
Sole A flatfish that is shaped like a tongue! White Star Coin icon.png 200 Energy.png+500 Forgotten Lands.png Forgotten Lands
Squid.png
Squid Famed for their large heads and eight arms. Blue Star Coin icon.png 500 Energy.png+1,000

Glade of Trust.png Glade of Trust
Forgotten Lands.png Forgotten Lands

Swordfish.png
Swordfish This fish can really get its point across. Gold Star Coin icon.png 700 Energy.png+1,500 Dazzle Beach.png Dazzle Beach
Tilapia.png
Tilapia A small fish often found in shallow rivers. Blue Star Coin icon.png 600 Energy.png+1,150

Sunlit Plateau.png Sunlit Plateau
Frosted Heights.png Frosted Heights

Tuna.png
Tuna Large fish who make their home in the ocean. White Star Coin icon.png 95 Energy.png+350

Forgotten Lands.png Forgotten Lands
Glade of Trust.png Glade of Trust

Walleye.png
Walleye Large brown fish found in fresh waters. Gold Star Coin icon.png 1,100 Energy.png+1,700 Sunlit Plateau.png Sunlit Plateau
White Sturgeon.png
White Sturgeon These huge fish can live to be 100 years old! Gold Star Coin icon.png 1,200 Energy.png+1,800 Frosted Heights.png Frosted Heights

Limited Time Fish

These festive fish are available December 18th - December 31st 2022. One of each type can be caught and catching each of them is a requirement of the seasonal task "Even Fish are Festive" which awards Santa Hat.png Santa Hat.

Image Name Description Ripples Energy Locations
Festive Anglerfish.png
Festive Anglerfish[1][2] Bony fish with large mouths and sharp teeth waiting under the mistletoe... Kiss at your own risk! Red & Green Energy.png+2,000 Forgotten Lands.png Forgotten Lands
Festive Bass.png
Festive Bass[1] Bass can be festive just about everywhere! Red & Green Energy.png+150 Peaceful Meadow.png Peaceful Meadow
Festive Fugu.png
Festive Fugu[1][3] These festive fish inflate themselves when threatened by a merry good time! Red & Green Energy.png+1,700 Dazzle Beach.png Dazzle Beach
Festive Salmon.png
Festive Salmon[1] These festive fish will swim upstream to celebrate holidays with their family. Red & Green Energy.png+500 Sunlit Plateau.png Sunlit Plateau
Festive Squid.png
Festive Squid[1] Famed for their large festive heads and eight arms to give great holiday hugs! Red & Green Energy.png+1,000 Glade of Trust.png Glade of Trust
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Available in game December 18th - December 31st 2022
  2. Only available at night
  3. Only available in rain