Catching Catfish In Stardew Valley
If normal fishing wasn’t enough, we are now moving on to a more difficult catch in Stardew Valley. This fish has been bewildering players and angering the ones who find it by chance due to its high difficulty level. If you’ve been searching for the Catfish, then don’t worry, we got you covered. We have set out to gather all the in-game info we could about this elusive fish. Be ready to take notes on the Catfish’s habit and availability, this one is going to get a little bit complicated.
Finding a Catfish
First off, the Catfish can only be obtained in a freshwater setting, meaning the ocean is off limits. The game itself gives this fish a proper description noting that it’s a rather uncommon catch. It also is going to give you a run for your money with a difficulty rating of 75. The difficulty rating of the Catfish is also only 5 below that of the legendary Mutant Carp, making it one of the most difficult fish to catch in the game. I suggest getting in plenty of practice before attempting to reel in this catch. You also may want to level your fishing skill and use a higher fishing rod with bait to increase your chances.
The Catfish appears at multiple places in the game during specific times. The Catfish can primarily be found in the river. It can only be caught during Fall or Spring at this location and only if it is currently raining in-game. It can also be found in the Secret Woods during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons while it is raining. The Catfish is able to be caught at anytime of the day however, making it easy to fit in around other in game activities that take up a portion of your day.
The fish can also be caught if you chose the Riverside or Hilltop farming plots. It still has to be raining, but can be caught in the seasons listed above. The Catfish is also able to be found in garbage cans around Pelican Town. It is the only time the Catfish can be acquired in the Winter and garbage cans will not produce Catfish if it is Summer. The Catfish will also be available from the Witch’s Swamp later in the game during Fall and Spring.
The Catfish isn’t a good gift but it’s a high energy snack. At its low point, it gives you 50 energy and 22 health and at it’s best, 90 energy and 40 health. The Catfish also nets a pretty high profit with a 200G base price. With the Angler skill, the Catfish can be worth an amazing 450G per fish at it’s gold star level. If requested on the help wanted board, the fish will net you 600G and 150 friendship points from the villager you deliver it to. If request by Willy, he will reward you 200G per requested Catfish and let you keep the catch to sell as a bonus.