Stardew Valley Guide: Getting Fish And Attaching Bait

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A reminiscent of Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley is a farm simulator RPG game. Players need to look after their farms and become a part of Pelican Town by exploring various areas. There are tons of things to do to become the top farmer in the game. This Getting Fish And Attaching Bait guide will show how to fish and attach bait.

Stardew Valley Guide: Getting Fish And Attaching Bait

Stardew Valley Wiki Guide: Getting Fish And Attaching Bait


  1. Around day two or three in the game, the player will get a letter. It will be a note from Willy, the fisherman. Head to the beach.
  2. A cutscene will trigger once the player reaches there. The player will receive a bamboo rod.
  3. To use the fishing rod, equip it. Stand next to a body of water. The longer the player holds the button, the longer the line will be cast.
  4. Once the bob is inside, wait till it rumbles. Once there’s a specific noise, an exclamation mark will appear over the character. Then, if a fish is nabbed, a mini game will trigger. A fish icon will appear which rises and lowers on a bar with a green square that the player can move. To the right is another bar which fills up. Once it is full, the fish is yours. Keep the green square around the fish for as long as possible.
  5. The ocean next to the beach area provides a good chance for getting a fish to bite.

There are different kinds of bait and tackle in the game. Bait can be bought from the fish shop at 5 gold coins a piece. Bait and tackle aren’t usable with the bamboo fishing rod. The player needs to get a Fibreglass rod or the Iridium Pole which can be purchased from the fish shop.

To equip bait, select the bait and right click on the rod. To equip tackle, select the tackle and right click on the pole.

  1. Spinner – The shape makes it spin around in the water. Slightly increases the bite-rate when fishing.
  2. Dressed Spinner – The metal tab and colorful streamers create an enticing spectacle for fish. Increases the bite-rate when fishing.
  3. Magnet – Increases the chance of finding treasures when fishing. However, fish aren’t crazy about the taste.
  4. Trap Bobber – Causes fish to escape slower when you aren’t reeling them in.
  5. Cork Bobber –  Slightly increases the size of your “fishing bar.”
  6. Lead Bobber –  Adds weight to your “fishing bar,” preventing it from bouncing along the bottom.
  7. Treasure Hunter – Fish don’t escape while collecting treasures. Also slightly increases the chance to find treasures.
  8. Barbed Hook – Makes your catch more secure, causing the “fishing bar” to cling to your catch. Works best on slow, weak fish.