How to catch catfish - Stardew Valley Character about to catch a fish

How to catch catfish – Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley has proven that for an engaging and addictive gaming experience, you don’t always need larger-than-life stories or insane action set pieces. However, in these daily activities provided by Stardew Valley, you can encounter small but annoying problems. In this case, catching catfish is one of them. So, to help you out here’s how to catch catfish in Stardew Valley.

Sometimes calm everyday activities like taking part in festivals, and talking with people is more than enough. Many players do consider catfish the hardest fish to catch in the game. Although this sentiment may not be entirely true, it is still going to take some effort to catch it compared to any other fish in the game.

In any case, read on and found out exactly how to catch catfish in Stardew Valley.

How to catch catfish - Stardew Valley Character fishing in the rain

How to catch catfish in Stardew Valley explained

The best way to catch this type of fish is by going to the pond located at the Secret Woods when it is raining at any time of the day. This is probably the easiest way to catch a catfish. Furthermore, the Spring and Fall season does increase the chances of their appearance.

They can also be caught at Pelican Town’s River, the Riverlands Farm, or Hill-top Farm. But if you want to specifically catch them during the summer, then the Secret Woods and Witch Swamp is the perfect place for fishing.

As the catfish is a difficult catch, you will seriously need to work on your fishing skills. Also, items like Iridium Rod and Barbed Hook will increase your performance. Keep an eye out for them.

However, if you are truly unable to catch a catfish due to low fishing skills, then you can buy it from the Traveling Cart for 600 to 1,000 gold. Additionally, if you put catfishes into a Fish Pond where they will produce Catfish Roes, and then preserve them in a jar.

Later, those Catfish Roes will turn into Aged Roes. Useful to know, since they can be sold for double the amount normal Roes gets. Thus, catfish can be very profitable to have as well. Who would have thought?

Now, hopefully, you will finally be able to catch a catfish in Stardew Valley. If this article was helpful to you, then please check out our other content such as Dave the Diver review – wasabi up your life and Crime O’Clock review – just in time for sleuthing.