Stardew Valley Legendary Fish – Tips and Tricks To Find And Catch Them

Fishing is a skill as well as a way to earn income in Stardew Valley. Players can catch fish by using a fishing rod or putting a crab pot inside the water. In each season, be it spring, summer, winter, or fall, there is plenty of fish to catch. Of all fishes, there are some more valuable and rare than the others. These are the legendary fish Stardew Valley that appear in specific places and in special times only. The reason they are known as legendary fish is that they are unique types of fish and are much harder to catch than the common ones.

In the Stardew Valley game, you will find only 5 legendary fishes during Qi’s Extended Family quest. These fishes not only increase the competition but also enhance your reputation as a player. 

But there are some most asked questions such as where to catch the rarest and valuable fish? How and when to track the legendary fishes? Let’s learn how to do it. But before that let’s explore some basics about fishes in Stardew valley.

Legendary Fish Stardew Valley – Explained

Legendary Fish Stardew Valley - Explained

In the valley, you can catch numerous fishes species in many areas such as lakes, ponds, rivers, oceans, and more thrilling locations like the water pools in mines and sewers. Fish species can appear anytime and in any weather, or sometimes unique fishes are found in specific seasons and weather. For example, you can catch Eel in the ocean on rainy days or during spring between 4 PM and 2 AM. 

The same is with Legendary fish because they follow similar behavior, having no catch chances and some requiring specific timing. Legendary fish are significantly tougher to catch than other Stardew Valley species. But acquiring the best fishing rod and bait can help you get a rare bite.

A few Legendary fish need players to reach a fishing level before they can be caught, so they’ll want to confirm that they’ve put in the effort to improve their skills before catching the most valuable ones.

General Tips to Get Legendary Fish Stardew Valley

General Tips to Get Legendary Fish Stardew Valley

When it comes to fishing, some essential guidelines should be noted.  To begin, there are four separate qualities of fish to be cautious of, first is base quality, second is silver, third is gold, and fourth is iridium. Now you might have guessed that the better the quality of your fish, the extra money you can make.

At 5 and 10 fishing levels, you can maximize the gold obtained from these fish by picking the Angler and Fisher professions. The Fisher profession multiplies your income earned from fish by at least 25%, on the other hand, the Angler bonus gets you a whopping 50%.

Also, you get four different types of fishing rods in the Stardew Valley game. Let’s check that list below along with how to catch them and what types of bonuses you get.

  • Training Rod – Players can grab it from Willy’s Fish Shop at 25 gold.
  • Bamboo Pole – Players can grab it for free by talking to Willy. Or an alternative is to offer 500 gold.
  • Fiberglass Rod – Players can grab it from Willy by giving 1,800 gold after achieving the second fishing level. This rod can be used as bait to up your chances of catching valuable fish.
  • Iridium Rod – You can easily grab it from Willy by giving 7,500 gold after reaching the sixth fishing level.

It’s encouraged that you equip your Iridium Rod with additional tackle, which will enhance your fishing experience by giving you bonus effects. 

In Stardew Valley, Players can make 7 Tackles

In Stardew Valley, Players can make 7 Tackles

  • Spinner
    • Bought for 500 gold.
    • Effect: Decreases overall delay prior to a nibble by whooping 3.75 seconds.
    • Crafted with the help of Iron Bar x2
  • Dressed Spinner
    • Bought for 1,000 gold.
    • Effect: Decreases overall delay prior to a nibble by whooping 7.5 seconds.
    • Crafted with the help of Iron Bar x2 as well as Cloth x1.
  • Trap Bobber
    • Bought for 500 gold.
    • Effect: With the catching bar you can reduce 66% slower.
    • Crafted with the help of Copper Bar x1 as well as Sap x10.
  • Cork Bobber
    • Bought for 750 gold.
    • Effect: Slightly enhances the fishing bar size.
    • Crafted with the help of Hardwood x5,  Wood x10, and Slime x10.
  • Lead Bobber
    • Bought for 200 gold.
    • Effect: Stops the fishing bar from moving on the gauge bottom.
    • Cannot be crafted.
  • Treasure Hunter
    • Bought for 750 gold.
    • Effect: It prevents fish from escaping while hunting treasures, and enhances the possibility to get the treasure.
    • Crafted with the help of Gold Bar x2
  • Barbed Hook
    • Bought for 1,000 gold.
    • Effect: It adds a “clinging” texture to the fishing bar.
    • Crafted with the help of Iron Bar x1, Copper Bar x1, and Gold Bar x1

After hitting the third fishing level, you can build Crab Pots and place them in the water bodies. Just allow them to sit for some moments and after that check them after some time. They often contain unnecessary items such as trash, algae, and Seawood. These might be trash for the fishes but they are valuable for the players as using them helps increase your level.

The Five Legendary Fish Stardew Valley

The Five Legendary Fish

Now that you have explored some general tricks and tips before catching the legendary fish, let’s learn the names of legendary fish in Stardew Valley to move further.

  1. Angler
  2. Crimsonfish
  3. Glacierfish
  4. Legend
  5. Mutant Carp

Now, let’s check Stardew Valley legendary fish locations.

Stardew Valley Fishing Guide – Catching the Angler

Catching the Angler

The Legendary fish Angler can only be caught in the season of fall. It’s the least valued as well as the quickest to catch. To catch it, you have to hit at least the fifth fishing level. The following are the specifics:

  • Where to discover it: Behind the JojaMart, on the Northern Lake.  Go to the wooden plank bridge and cast your line in the deep blue water.
  • Selling price as per quality:
    • Base: 900 gold
    • Gold: 1,350 gold
    • Silver: 1,125 gold
    • Iridium: 1,800 gold

Catching the Mutant Carp

You can find the Mutant Carp (one among the legendary fish) underneath the sewers below the Pelican Town. To catch in, first, go to the museum and donate at least 60 items to obtain the key by reaching out to Gunther. The Mutant Carp are easy to catch as they are found in all seasons.

  • Where to discover: In the sewers below the Pelican Town.
  • Selling price as per quality:
    • Base: 1,000 gold
    • Gold: 1,500 gold
    • Silver: 1,250 gold
    • Iridium: 2,000 gold

Catching the Glacierfish

Just by reading the name, you can easily guess that this legendary fish swims in water during winters. Also, to make this fish appear, you need to hit the sixth fishing level.

  • Where to discover: At Arrowhead Island’s south end, in Cindersap Forest from your farm’s south. Make sure to cash your line in the deep blue waters.
  • Selling price as per quality:
    • Base: 1,000 gold
    • Gold: 1,500 gold
    • Silver: 1,250 gold
    • Iridium: 2,000 gold

Catching the Crimsonfish

Catching the Crimson

You will find Crimsonfish during summer only and need to hit the fifth level to make it appear. Let’ check Stardew Valley catching legendary fish tips and tricks.

  • Where to discover: Cast your line only at the beach’s eastern edge. Ensure to cash your line in the deep blue waters.
  • Selling price as per quality:
    • Base: 1,500 gold
    • Gold: 2,250 gold
    • Silver: 1,875 gold
    • Iridium: 3,000 gold

Catch the Legend

Catch the Legend

The Legend is by far the most beastly and valuable Stardew Valley legendary fish in the game. You’ll be requiring a level 10 fishing skill for the same to appear.

  • Where to discover: Just east of Robin’s carpentry store, at the nearest mountain lake. Toss your lure along the water’s edge near the log. It’s reachable from the middle island, as well as the eastern/western shores.
  • Selling price as per quality:
    • Base: 5,000 gold
    • Gold: 7,500 gold
    • Silver: 6,250 gold
    • Iridium: 10,000 gold

Other Valuable Fish

Valuable fish

Since legendary fish are rare and found during particular seasons only, it is obvious you want more fish to farm. Other than legendary fish, below is a list containing more valuable ones.

  • Lava Eel
    • Place to Discover: Level 100 of “Mines”.
    • Needed fishing level: 7
    • Period: All seasons
    • Selling price (Base): 700 gold
  • Ice Pip
    • Place to Discover: Level 60 of “Mines”.
    • Needed fishing level: 5
    • Period: All seasons
    • Selling price (Base): 500 gold
  • Stonefish
    • Place to Discover: Level 20 of “Mines”.
    • Needed fishing level: 3
    • Period: All seasons
    • Selling price (Base): 300 gold
  • Super Cucumber
    • Place to Discover: Ocean.
    • Needed fishing level: 1
    • Period: Summer as well as Fall, Time- 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
    • Selling price (Base): 250 gold
  • Pufferfish
    • Place to Discover: Ocean.
    • Needed fishing level: 1
    • Period: Summer, Time- 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Selling price (Base): 200 gold

Completing Community Center Bundles To Restore Fish Tank

Completing Community Center Bundles To Restore Fish Tank

You must fulfill all of the community center’s bundles to restore it. For example, The Fish Tank bundle requires multiple varieties of fish. The list is:

River Fish Bundle

  • Catfish
  • Sunfish
  • Bait x30
  • Shad
  • Tiger Trout

Lake Fish Bundle

  • Carp
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bullhead
  • Dressed Spinner
  • Sturgeon

Ocean Fish Bundle

  • Tuna
  • Talapia
  • Sardine
  • Warp Totem: Beach x5
  • Red Snapper

Night Fishing Bundle

  • Bream
  • Eel
  • Small Glow Ring
  • Walleye

Crab Pot Bundle

  • Crayfish
  • Crab
  • Cockle
  • Mussel
  • Shrimp
  • Snail
  • Periwinkle
  • Oyster
  • Clam
  • Crab Pot x3
  • Lobster

Specialty Fish Bundle

  • Ghostfish
  • Pufferfish
  • Sandfish
  • Woodskip
  • Dish o’ the Sea x5

Accomplishing these bundles will fix the fish tank inside the community center and also clean the glittering boulder near the mines. Through this, you can pan for valuable minerals in the water bodies and rivers. After completing the bundles, you will get a pan from Willy especially for this purpose. Also, during the night some creatures can try to drag the boulder.

Also Read, Tips To Design The Layout of Stardew Valley Farm

Qi’s Extended Family Legendary Fish

Qi's Extended Family Legendary Fish

Although only 5 legendary fish Stardew Valley are there, you will see a twin version exclusively for the task Qi’s Extended Family.

  • Angler is Ms. Angler.
  • Crimsonfish is Crimsonfish’s Son.
  • Glacierfish transforms into Glacierfish Jr.
  • Legend evolves into Legend II.
  • Mutant Carp turns into radioactive carp.

Well, all players know very well that trapping the legendary fish of Stardew Valley is not an easy challenge. To complete your fish collection, you must get these valuable fish at any cost. Legendary Fish Stardew Valley uses are countless. Just like you need Scarecrows in Stardew Valley to protect crops and enhance the level, you need to catch fish to increase your level.

Final Words

If you think about why players run behind the legendary fish Stardew Valley then let’s make you familiar with the fact that you get these fish in specific seasons and times only. Stardew Valley offers all participants many thrilling challenges to make the game more interesting and rewarding.

You can take the challenge to level up. Once you get the legendary fish, you can tell your fans about the amount of dedication and hard work it took. And you can obviously brag about it. 

Finally, we hope this fishing guide in Stardew Valley helped you in your mission! Did you catch any of the legendary fish? Let us know below in the section of comments.

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