Disney Dreamlight Valley: Fishing Guide

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  • How To Get The Fishing Rod
  • How To Fish
  • Fish That You Can Catch
  • How To Unlock Moana's Fishing Boat

Here's everything that you need to know about the art of fishing. Fishing is a big part of many games nowadays and Disney Dreamlight Valley is no different. You can take your favorite Disney characters on fishing expeditions or relax a little and go by yourself, either way, it's pretty fun.

If you want to learn everything there is to know about fishing in Disney Dreamlight Valley, you've come to the right place. In this guide, we'll go over how to get access to the fishing rod, how to fish, and what is there to catch.

This guide is based on early access content and might be subject to change in the future.

How To Get The Fishing Rod

Goofy very much enjoys fishing, it's what he does most of the time that he's wandering around the Valley. You'll have to talk to him to get the fishing rod. The fishing rod is one of the Royal Tools that you'll have to collect but in order to get it you'll have to find Goofy's lucky fishing rod first.

Goofy's lucky fishing rod can be found south of Goofy's stall, right next to the path that leads to the small pond. Pick it up and bring it to Goofy. Although it appears to be broken, he'll notice that it's simply jammed up with seaweed.

Since he's got his lucky fishing rod back, he won't need the one that he found anymore – so, he'll give it to you. This is the fishing rod that belonged to the Old Ruler.

How To Fish

When compared to Stardew Valley, fishing in Disney Dreamlight Valley is piece of cake. It's definitely a much more laid-back and relaxing experience. Not to mention that it's a magical fishing rod so it always has bait! This is how fishing works in Disney Dreamlight Valley:

  • First, you'll want to find a location with ripples, this is where the fish are hiding
  • Once you've found the perfect spot, open your tool wheel and select the fishing rod icon
  • Cast a line by pressing and holding down the 'fish' button – holding it down longer will allow you to cast your line farther
  • Then, as soon as a fish bites down, press the 'select' button
  • Now there's a mini-game you'll have to play. Keep pressing the select button once the larger circle reaches the smaller white circle. Do this until you've caught a fish

If you don't aim at the ripples with your fishing rod, you'll catch seaweed.

New Dreamlight Duties and event Duties are always coming out and rotating. Be sure to check them out since there might be some fishing-related activities. There are also Fishing Dreamlight rewards for you to complete, these will have to selling multiple fish and catching them in various places around the Valley.

Fish That You Can Catch

There are 24 fish (and seaweed) to catch in the game for now. You can find different fish in different locations and they all have their individual selling and energy value. Down below we've compiled a table that lists each fish's stats.

NameLocationSelling ValueEnergy Value
Seaweed
  • everywhere
20 Star coins+25
Anglerfish
  • Forgotten Lands
1,500 Star coins+2,000
Bass
  • Peaceful Meadow
  • Forest of Valor
  • Sunlit Plateau
  • Frosted Heights
25 Star coins+150
Bream
  • Peaceful Meadow
600 Star coins+1,300
Carp
  • Forest of Valor
  • Sunlit Plateau
400 Star coins+800
Catfish
  • Peaceful Meadow
550 Star coins+1,200
Cod
  • Dazzle Beach
  • Forgotten Lands
  • Glade of Trust
35 Star coins+150
Crab
  • Frosted Heights
600 Star coins+1,200
Fugu
  • Dazzle Beach
900 Star coins+1,700
Herring
  • Dazzle Beach
  • Glade of Trust
65 Star coins+250
Kingfish
  • Dazzle Beach
450 Star coins+800
Lancefish
  • Forgotten Lands
650 Star coins+1,300
Lobster
  • Glade of Trust
950 Star coins+1,600
Perch
  • Forest of valor
  • Sunlit Plateau
80 Star coins+400
Pike
  • Forest of Valor
800 Star coins+1,500
Rainbow Trout
  • Peaceful Meadow
  • Forest of Valor
50 Star coins+300
Salmon
  • Frosted Heights
  • Sunlit Plateau
150 Star coins+500
Shrimp
  • Dazzle Beach
300 Star coins+750
Sole
  • Forgotten Lands
200 Star coins+500
Squid
  • Glade of Trust
  • Forgotten Lands
500 Star coins+1,000
Swordfish
  • Dazzle Beach
700 Star coins+1,500
Tilapia
  • Sunlit Plateau
  • Frosted Heights
600 Star coins+1,150
Tuna
  • Forgotten Lands
  • Glade of Trust
95 Star coins+350
Walleye
  • Sunlit Plateau
1,100 Star coins+1,700
White Sturgeon
  • Frosted Heights
1,200 Star coins+1,800

While in-game you can always open up the game's menu and visit the Collection section, there you can also see a complete list of all the fish available. Once you've caught a fish, it will no longer be greyed out and will appear in full color. You might want to try completing the Fish collecting once you've visited the entire Valley.

It's important to consider which fish are worth selling and which ones are worth keeping for cooking or eating right away. For example, since Seaweed and Bass are worth nearly the exact same but the Bass has a much higher energy value, it might be worth keeping the Seaweed for selling and eating the Bass when you're running low on energy.

How To Unlock Moana's Fishing Boat

Moana is one of the first characters you can unlock in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Once you remove the large thorns at its entrance and gain access to the castle, you can finally enter character realms and bring them back to the Valley. This is exactly how you unlock Moana – you visit Moana's realm, help her and Maui and then bring her back with you after placing down her house.

As soon as you get Moana back to the Valley, you can talk to her straight away and she'll already have a quest for you – no need to increase your friendship level. She's seen a broken-down boat on the beach that can easily be fixed. After this interaction, you'll initiate the "Fixing The Boat" quest. Moana needs your help collecting materials to fix the boat, this is what you'll need to gather 50 softwood, 70 fibers, and three pink hydrangeas

Softwood can be found pretty much everywhere in the Meadow and in the Plaza since there are trees and bushes all over the place. Fiber is made from seaweeds, one seaweed can be turned into five fibers – you might have to grind by fishing while avoiding the ripples since these will always grant you fish (unfortunately you'll still come across some bass while fishing without aiming at the ripples.) And, lastly, pink hydrangeas are scattered all over Dazzle Beach.

Once you've gotten all of the necessary ingredients, access a crafting station and craft three rustic wooden cases, three baskets, and four ropes. Give everything to Moana and she'll have the boat fixed and turned into a fishing boat in no time. This allows Moana to go out to sea and collect fish from time to time.

You can upgrade the boat three times using the Scrooge McDuck sign next to it, once for 1,000 Star coins, then for 2,000 Star coins, and lastly for 3,500 Star coins. This will greatly improve its efficiency, meaning she'll catch more fish, she'll turn it in more often, and it'll be rarer fish than before.

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