Stardew Valley legendary Fish: How to catch All Fishes

Catching fish in stardew valley is a skill that not everyone possesses. You need to find the exact spots to catch different fish. Moreover, the better quality of fish, the more difficult it is to catch it. That said, today we will discuss everything about the stardew valley legendary fish.

If you stay tuned till the end of this article then you will know what the legendary fish are, where to find them and how to catch them. So, without wasting any more time let’s begin:

What are legendary fish?

There are 5 total legendary fish in stardew valleys namely – Angler, Crimsonfish, Glacierfish, Legend, and Mutant Carp. Unlike normal fish, legendary fish are only found at specific locations under extreme conditions. Moreover, you need high-level equipment and bait to actually lure and catch legendary fish.

Types of Equipment in stardew valley

Equipment in stardew valley

There are 4 types of rods that can be purchased in this game:

  • Training Rod – Buy it from Willy’s Fish Shop on the pier for 25 gold.
  • Bamboo Pole – Talk to Willy to get this pole for free. Alternatively, you can buy it for 500 gold.
  • Fiberglass Rod – Buy from Willy for 1,800 gold once you achieve a fishing level of 2. This rod lets you use bait in order to up your chances of hooking higher quality fish.
  • Iridium Rod – Buy from Willy for 7,500 gold once you hit fishing level 6. In addition to bait, you can use tackle on this rod, further increasing its effectiveness.

It’s recommended that you add some tackle to your Iridium Rod, which adds bonus effects to your fishing endeavors. There are several types of tackle in the game. Here is the list of every tackle in this game:


  • It reduces the maximum delay before a nibble by 3.75 seconds.
  • Purchased for 500 gold.
  • Crafted using Iron Bar x2

Dressed Spinner

  • It reduces the maximum delay before a nibble by 7.5 seconds.
  • Purchased for 1,000 gold.
  • Crafted using Iron Bar x2 and Cloth x1.

Trap Bobber

  • The catching bar decreases 66% slower.
  • Purchased for 500 gold.
  • Crafted using Copper Bar x1 and Sap x10.

Cork Bobber

  • Slightly increases the size of your fishing bar.
  • Purchased for 750 gold.
  • Crafted using Wood x10, Hardwood x5, and Slime x10.

Lead Bobber

  • Prevents your fishing bar from bouncing on the bottom of the gauge.
  • Purchased for 200 gold.
  • Cannot be crafted.

Treasure Hunter

  • Fish don’t escape while collecting treasures and increases the chance to find treasure.
  • Purchased for 750 gold.
  • Crafted using Gold Bar x2

Barbed Hook

  • Adds a “clinging” effect to your fishing bar.
  • Purchased for 1,000 gold.
  • Crafted using Copper Bar x1, Iron Bar x1, and Gold Bar x1

How to catch legendary fish?

As we said earlier, getting proper equipment is very vital in catching legendary fish. To actually catch legendary fish here are the equipment that you need to purchase:

  • Rod – You need to buy an Iridium Rod which will be unlocked after fishing level 6. Also, it can only be purchased at Willy’s shop for 7,500g. It will drastically slow the overall difficulty of catching the fish.
  • Fishing Bait – You can use any normal bait that can be bought from Willy’s shop for 5g. However, if you want to take things up a notch, you can craft wild bait. But for that, you need to have 4 hearts with Linus and enter the mountain between 8 Pm and 12 AM on a sunny or snowy day. (
  • Fishing tackle – Now when it comes to tackles, it can only be attached to Iridium Rods. So, once you buy the Iridium Rod, you need to buy the Trap Bobber. The main advantage of this tackle is it reduces the fish’s escape speed when you are not reeling it in. This tackle can be bought at Willy’s fish for 500g but you need to reach at least fishing level 6.

Where to find stardew legendary fish?

Stardew valley fish

You need to manage your inventory space properly in order to store legendary fish. Moreover, each legendary fish can be only caught once per save the file. So, make sure you don’t just give your legendary fish away because you need to work hard again on a different save file. Now let’s have a look at where find different stardew valley legendary fish:



The easiest legendary fish to catch, the Angler only requires fishing Level 3. So, you can easily catch this fish evern at the initial levels in your game.

  • Catch it north of Joja Martin the fall
  • Best bite chance is above the wooden bridge
  • No time restrictions. 



The Crimsonfish is also nearly as easy to catch as the Angler, the Crimsonfish requires fishing Level 5. Keep in mind, you still need the equipment that we mentioned above to even have a shot at catching these fish.

  • Catch it on the eastern pier of the beach
  • To reach this area, you have to fix the bridge first for 300 wood
  • Only caught during summer
  • No time restrictions

Also Read: Stardew Valley Catfish: How To Catch And Uses Of Catfish



Next up is Glacierfish that requires fishing Level 6. Also, it needs to be caught within a specific time frame. Otherwise, you will lose any chance to catch this legendary fish.

  • Catch in Cindersap forest at the very bottom edge of arrowhead Island
  • Only caught during winter
  • Must be caught before 10:00 p.m.
  • The weather has no effect


Legend fish

Unlike the other legendary fish, the fish actually called Legend does require fishing Level 10 to grab. Legend fetches the highest price of all fish and of any single item at 15,000 gold!

  • Catch in Mountain Lake
  • Can be caught in Any season
  • Must be raining
  • Higher bite chance closer to the log
  • Must be caught before 10:00 p.m

Mutant Carp

Mutant carp

This mutant fish can only be found by casting in the sewer. Yeah, gross. While there aren’t many restrictions on catching the fish, this does take some work to access first.

  • Catch in the sewer
  • Need the rusty sewer key obtained by donating 60 artifacts or minerals to Gunther at the museum 
  • Can be caught during any season
  • The weather has no effect


So, these were the tips that you need to know when catching the stardew valley legendary fish. Make sure you get the specific equipment that we mentioned in the article in order to increase your chances of catching a legendary fish.

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