Stardew Valley: Fishing Collection Guide 2021

A guide on where to fish and when to complete the collection as soon as possible.



I’ve planned a strategy into what I think is the fewest number of days possible in order to get them all.

The locations are in the order they are based on the difficulty of the fish, as it starts with the easier fish to give you time to level up for the harder ones.

All fish that can be caught in any weather I have put into sunny days as they are more common, but some can be caught on rainy days too, just wanted to simplify it!

Many of the fish in Spring can also be caught in later seasons if they are missed, but it’s much simpler to just try and get them all asap to focus on the more difficult ones later on.

This is only doable in year 1 if the legendary fish can be caught by the end of Spring.


Sunny day 1: River

  • Chub –> Bundle
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Before 7pm: Sunfish –> Bundle + Meal
  • After 6pm: Bream –> Bundle + Meal

Sunny day 2: Ocean

  • Before 11am OR After 7pm: Halibut
  • Before 7pm: Sardine –> Bundle + Meal
  • Before 8pm: Flounder –> Meal
  • Anchovy
  • Herring

Sunny day 3: Mountain lake

  • Carp –> Bundle + Meal
  • Bullhead –> Bundle
  • Before 7pm: Largemouth bass –> Bundle + Meal

Rainy day: Begin at river

  • 6am onwards: Catfish –> Bundle
  • 9am onwards: Shad –> Bundle
  • 4pm onwards: Move to beach, eel –> Bundle + Meal

IF level 7 reached:

  • Eat Dish O’ The Sea
  • Legendary fish from central island of mountain lake (shown below)


Sunny day 1: Forest river

  • Before 7pm: Rainbow trout
  • Before 7pm: Dorado
  • Pike

Sunny day 2: Mountain lake

  • Before 7pm: Sturgeon –> Bundle

Sunny day 3: Ocean

  • Before 1pm: Octopus
  • Before 2pm: Tilapia –> Bundle
  • 12 to 4pm: Pufferfish –> Bundle
  • Before 7pm: Tuna –> Bundle + Meal
  • Before 7pm: Red mullet
  • After 6pm: Super cucumber

Rainy day: Ocean

  • Before 7pm: Red snapper –> Bundle

If level 5 reached:

  • Right side pier of beach: Crimsonfish


Sunny day 1: Ocean

  • Before 11am OR after 6pm: Albacore
  • Before 7pm: Sea cucumber –> Meal

Sunny day 2: Forest pond

  • After 10pm: Midnight carp –> Meal

Rainy day: Town river

  • After 12 midday: Walleye –> Bundle
  • Before 7pm: Salmon –> Meal
  • Before 7pm: Tiger trout –> Bundle

IF level 3:

  • Angler, town river bridge, as shown below


Day 1: River

  • Lingcod
  • Perch

Day 2: Ocean

  • After 6pm: Squid –> Meal

If level 6:

  • Glacierfish, island in cindersnap forest, as shown below

Other fish

Ocean crabpot:

  • Lobster
  • Crab
  • Cockle
  • Mussel
  • Shrimp
  • Oyster

Farm crabpot:

  • Crayfish
  • Periwinkle
  • Snail

Secret Woods:

  • Woodskip –> Bundle


  • Before 10pm: Sandfish –> Bundle
  • Before 10pm: Scorpion carp


  • Mutant carp
  • In mutant bug lair: Slimejack


  • Ghostfish (level 20, 60) –> Bundle
  • Stonefish (level 20)
  • Ice Pip (level 60)
  • Lava eel (level 100)

Night Market:

  • Midnight squid
  • Spookfish
  • Blobfish –> Remixed bundle

Witch’s Swamp:

  • Void salmon

Ginger Island:

  • Ocean: Lionfish
  • North and West: Blue discus
  • Pirate cove: Stingray

Thanks to annie for his great guide, all credit to his effort. you can also read the original guide from Steam Community. enjoy the game.

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