SoS: FoMT Ultimate Fishing Guide + Full Fish List

Farmer fishing in the Mountain Lake in SoS:FoMT

Fishing is one of the ways to make money in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. While you’re waiting for your buildings to be upgraded or for your crops to finally grow, fishing can be a great way to spend your downtime and turn a profit at the same time.

Catching all 50 Normal Fish available in the game will award you with the Master Angler achievement from the Harvest Goddess. This is also a requirement if you want to marry either the Harvest Goddess or Kappa.

How To Get the Fishing Rod

You’ll need to claim your Fishing Rod at the start of the game from Zack.

Here are the requirements needed to unlock the Fishing Rod cutscene:

  • It is between 10:00 AM and 3:30 PM of any day, season, or year
  • Zack is inside his house on Mineral Beach
  • There is at least one empty space in the farmer’s Tool Bag
Zack gives the farmer a Cheap Fishing Rod. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
Zack gives the farmer a Cheap Fishing Rod.

Once you have your Fishing Rod, you can start to fish wherever there’s water around town.

Fishing Locations + How To Fish

There are many fishing spots in Mineral Town that you can visit in any season, such as:

  1. The bridge leading to the Summit
  2. Mother’s Lake
  3. The Harvest Goddess’ waterfall
  4. River
  5. Secret Forest pond
  6. Ocean (Mineral Beach)
A map of Mineral Town labeled with fishing spots. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
A map of Mineral Town labeled with fishing spots.

Simply equip your Fishing Rod from the tool pocket and press your action button while standing next to any body of water to start fishing.

When you get a bite just reel it in – and if you’re quick enough then you’ll pull something out of the water (usually fish, but possibly other items too).

How To Upgrade Your Fishing Rod

You can start fishing right away after getting the Fishing Rod from Zack.

However, this basic tool will only let you catch Small and Medium Fish.

To truly maximize your fishing profits, you’ll need to upgrade your Fishing Rod. These upgrades can be bought from Saibara at the Forge. As you progress in the game, you can unlock higher-level upgrades to help you catch bigger and better fish.

The farmer buys a Fishing Rod upgrade from Saibara. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer buys a Fishing Rod upgrade from Saibara.

Like all your other tools, you can upgrade your Fishing Rod a total of 7 times.

Fishing Rod Blacksmith Upgrades
Upgrade Exp. Required How To Upgrade Catch Range
Copper 10% 1,000 G
Copper Ore
Small & medium fish
Silver 28% 2,000 G
Silver Ore
Gold 55% 3,000 G
Gold Ore
Small, medium, & large fish
Mithril 100% 5,000 G
Mithril Ore
Small, medium, & large fish + rare items
Cursed 100% Unlock from the 29th floor of the Lake Mine Small, medium, large, & Guardian fish + rare items
Blessed 100% Use the Cursed Fishing Rod 50 times
Mythic 100% 50,000 G
Mythic Ore
Small, medium, & large fish, rare items + 20% fish bite increase

Types of Fish (Full List)

Although there are 57 different types of fish you can catch, they’ll just be categorized into Small, Medium, and Large Fish once added to your inventory.

Each Normal Fish will sell for the same price depending on its size.

The farmer holds up a Medium Fish. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer holds up a Medium Fish.
Normal Fish Selling Prices
Type Size Price
Small Fish <24 cm 50 G
Medium Fish 25-49 cm 120 G
Large Fish >50 cm 200 G

Normal Fish List

Here are all 50 Normal Fish you need to catch to get the Master Angler achievement:

Fish Location Maximum Size Fishing Rod Charge Required
All Seasons
Amur Minnow Lake, Bridge, Pond Small 1
Pale Chub River
Goldfish Waterfall, River
Masu Trout Lake, Bridge, Pond Medium
Sardine Ocean
Dark Sleeper River, Pond
Pacific Herring Ocean
Bluegill Lake, Bridge, Waterfall, River, Pond
Dace Waterfall, River, Pond 2
Luna Lionfish Ocean
Cherry Salmon Bridge
Fat Greeling Ocean 3
Horse Mackerel Ocean
Chicken Grunt Ocean
Flounder Ocean Large 4
Mackerel Ocean
Black Bass Lake, Bridge, Waterfall, River, Pond
Crucian Carp Lake, Waterfall, River
Eel River, Ocean (Summer only) 5
Bighead Carp Lake, River
Sea Bream Ocean
Rainbow Trout Lake, Bridge, Lake Mine
Silver Carp River, Pond
Halibut Ocean
Tuna Ocean
Spring & Summer
Sand Smelt River, Ocean Medium 3
Autumn only
Pike Ocean Medium 3
Summer & Autumn
Flying Fish Ocean Medium 2
Sweetfish Bridge, River 3
Salmon River Large 4
Beltfish Ocean 5
Pike Conger Ocean
Spring & Winter
Cod Ocean Large 4
Blowfish Ocean
Yellowtail Ocean 5
Spring, Summer, & Autumn
Loach River, Pond Small 1
Red Seaperch Ocean Medium 2
Needlefish Ocean 3
Char Bridge, Pond Large 4
Bonito Ocean 5
Mahi-mahi Ocean
Ocean Sunfish Ocean
Blotched Snakehead Waterfall, River, Pond
Spring, Summer, & Winter
Seerfish Ocean Large 5
Spring, Autumn, & Winter
Sailfin Sandfish Ocean Small 1
Smelt Waterfall, River, Pond
Thread-sail Filefish Ocean Medium 2
Atka Mackerel Ocean 3
Longtooth Grouper Ocean Large 4

You can track all the Normal Fish you’ve caught so far by checking the books in your farmhouse.

Guardian Fish List

There’s a total of 7 Guardian or “special” Fish you can catch in the game. They can only be caught using a Blessed or Cursed Fishing Rod.

The farmer catches a Guardian Fish in the Hot Spring. Source / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer catches a Guardian Fish in the Hot Spring. Source
Guardian Fish
Fish Season Location Requirements Fishing Rod Required
Hot Spring Catfish Winter Hot Spring None 6-7 (Cursed/Blessed Fishing Rod)
Anglerfish Spring, Winter Ocean It is between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM
Squid It is between 9:00 AM and 12:00 AM (midnight)
Huchen Spring, Summer, Autumn Stream Learn how to cook Grilled Fish, Sashimi, and Sushi
Carp Lake Ship at least 200 fish
Arapaima Gigas Summer Pond Catch at least 50 species of fish
Coelacanth All seasons Level 9 of the Lake Mine Catch 5 or more Guardian fish

The Guardian Fish cannot be kept in your inventory. So once caught, they will be returned to the water.

You can check your progress by looking for their portraits in the Fishing Log on your bookshelf.

Non-Fish Items You Can Catch

Aside from fish, you can also reel up trash or rare collectible items.

The trash isn’t very profitable, selling for 1 G each if you put them in the Shipping Bin.

However, you can get up to 67,000 G by selling any of the rare treasures you catch! There is one treasure available per season, and they require at least a Mithril Fishing Rod or higher to reel in.

The farmer catches a Pirate Treasure in the Ocean. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer catches a Pirate Treasure in the Ocean.

All of these can be caught in the Ocean:

Fishing Treasures List
Item Season Sell Price Fishing Rod Required
Bottled Message Spring 58,000-67,000 G Mithril
Pirate Treasure Summer 8,000-17,000 G Cursed
Ancient Fossil Autumn 4,800-5,700 G Cursed
Power Berry Winter Mithril

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