How to Catch Festive Fish in Disney Dreamlight Valley

How to Catch Festive Fish in Disney Dreamlight Valley

The most adorable fish of all are ones with tiny hats

The festive season is here in Disney Dreamlight Valley, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of fishing? While finding regular fish is already incredibly helpful, festive fish add a new layer of fun to the mix. After all, catching them helps you progress through a time-limited Dreamlight Duty, gives you more gifting opportunities, and fills up your collection log! If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to catch Festive Fish in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

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How to Catch Festive Fish in Disney Dreamlight Valley

At its core, finding Festive Fish is very similar to regular fishing. You see a colored circle in the water, cast your line and find the wonderfully festive fish in your inventory. However, there are a few caveats.

One of the most significant obstacles is waiting until December 18 before you can start catching Festive Fish. Not only has this been confirmed by players who time skipped, an example shown in a Reddit post by u/ValleyBilz, but the game’s creators have strongly eluded to this in various social media posts.

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On December 18, red-and-green fishing spots will appear in various regions around the game that exclusively spawn Festive Fish. There is five fish total, each appearing in its own unique locations:

  • Festive Anglerfish – The Forgotten Lands
  • Festive Bass – Peaceful Meadow
  • Festive Fugu – Dazzle Beach
  • Festive Salmon – Sunlit Plateau
  • Festive Squid – Glade of Trust

From here, it’s just a matter of entering these areas, casting your line, and obtaining each fish. You’ll also progress through the “Even Fish are Festive” Dreamlight duty by catching all five!

Disney Dreamlight Valley is available to play on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation platforms through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out our You’re My Favorite Deputy Quest Guide and How to Get Onyx in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.