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Fishing Ponds in Stardew Valley
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Best Fish for the Fish Pond in Stardew Valley

The best way to top off your sushi and your wallet

Fishing Ponds are a more advanced addition to the Stardew Valley Farm, but if you raise the right fish, it can help to provide a great source of money as well as valuable items you don’t have to outsource anymore. 

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Best Fish to Keep in the Fishing Pond in Stardew Valley Listed

If you are a whiz at the fishing mini-game in Stardew Valley, then it’s all the more essential to take advantage of the benefits that can come with catching the rarer fish. After getting enough resources and space on your farm, it’s best to get a Fishing Pond started.

A Fishing Pond can not only give the farmer Roe that can be sold as is or placed inside a preserve jar to produce an Artisan good. Aside from the Sturgeon, all other fish will produce Aged Roe, while the Sturgeon will produce Caviar. 

If you’re lucky, you can even place some of the Legendary Fish within the Fishing Pond to get Roe and other valuable resources. Naturally, the Roe from some of the rarer fish in Stardew Valley will yield the most profits, so here are the following Fish that are best to place inside the Fishing Pond. 

FishRarityDropsSell Price
Lava EelRareRoe
Gold Ore (5)
Spicy Eel (5)
Magma Geodes
Roe (380g)
Aged Roe (760g)
BlobfishSomewhat RareRoe
Warp Totem: Farm
Roe (280g)
Aged Roe (560g)
SlimejackSuper RareRoe
Green Algae
Green Slime Egg
Roe (80g)
Aged Roe (160g)
Iron Ore
Frozen Geode
Frozen Tear
Roe (280g)
Aged Roe (560g)
SturgeonRareRoeRoe (130g)
Caviar (500g)
Squid / Midnight SquidCommonSquid Ink100-200g based on Quality and Skill Tree
Super CucumbersCommonRoe
Iridium Ore
Roe (155g)
Aged Roe (310g)
Midnight CarpSomewhat RareRoe
(Pretty Color Pond)
Roe (105g)
Aged Roed (210g)
Rainbow TroutCommonRoe
Rainbow Shell
Prismatic Shard
Roe (62g)
Aged Roe (124g)
Information from Stardew Valley Wiki

Aged Roe and Caviar can be sold for a higher price as Artisan goods if the player levels up their talent to Artisan rather than Agriculturalist in their Farming Branch.

Best Fish for the Fishing Pond Locations and When to Catch Them

So you don’t have to go too far to find out where to find all these different types of fish, here are the locations where you can find them, the optimal season and times where you’ll be able to fish for them, and how difficult they may prove to be on a scale of 1-100.

Lava EelThe Mines (Floor 100), Volcano CalderaAllAny90
BlobfishNight MarketWinter5pm – 2 am75
SlimejackMutant Bug LairAllAny55
IcepipThe Mines (Floor 60)AllAny85
SturgeonMountain LakeSummer, Winter6am – 7pm78
Squid / Midnight SquidOcean / Night MarketWinter6pm – 2am / 5pm – 2am75 / 55
Super CucumbersOcean, Ginger Island, Night MarketSummer, Fall, Winter (Night Market)6pm – 2 am / 5pm – 2am (Night Market)80
Midnight CarpMountain Lake, Forest Pond, Ginger IslandFall, Winter10pm – 2 am55
Rainbow TroutRiver, Mountain LakeSummer (Sunny Weather)6am – 7pm45
Information from Stardew Valley Wiki

There are other fish that you can get in the late game for Stardew Valley from Ginger Island that would also prove to be very valuable to put into a Fishing Pond, but these are the best and easiest to get to while you’re still within your first few years of tending to your farm. For more news and guides on Stardew Valley, be sure to check out the game tag just below this article.

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