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Fishing is a mechanic in Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar.

There are five locations to catch fish in the game: the grinding windmill, waterfall, Zephyr Café, Raul's Store, and manufacturing windmill. If you walk onto a fishing pier and equip a fishing pole, then you can press B to cast your line and catch fish. The fish shadows in the water give you a general indication on how large the fish you catch is going to be; small shadows close to the pier are typically small fish, the middle fish are often medium size, and the far away, large fish are of course, large in size.
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You can go fishing during the winter season. Use your Hammer on the cracked ice by each pier to break it apart and open up a hole for fishing. The ice will reform every morning.

If you don't own a Hammer, buy it from Felix at his weekly bazaar booth for 8000 G after you buy the Sickle from him.

Fishing Poles

There are three separate sizes of fishing poles that correlate to the three distances of fish:

  • Short-Fishing-Rod
    Short Fishing Rod - You get this from Felix around Summer 2 of your first year . You can catch fish closest to the pier.
  • Medium-Fishing-Rod
    Medium Fishing Rod - Buy this from Felix's bazaar shop for 3000 G starting in year 2. This rod can catch fish farther out than the Short Rod can.
  • Long-Fishing-Rod
    Long Fishing Rod - This one is also at Felix's bazaar shop for 6000 G but not until year 4! With this rod you can catch the large fish that are the farthest out from the pier.
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Usually you will only be able to cast as far as the size of the pole, but on stormy days you have a chance of casting farther. The Short Fishing Rod can reach the medium fish locations when the weather is really stormy.

Usage

To use a fishing rod, equip it and press B when standing on a pier. Your character will cast the line out and then you just have to wait until you see a ! mark appear. That is when you can press the A Button over and over until the fish is reeled in.

Upgrading

The star quality of the fish you catch depends on the star quality of your fishing rod. You can upgrade your fishing rod by using the manufacturing windmill. The windmill does not make fishing rods; it upgrades the star quality of your existing fishing rods. Each time you remodel a fishing rod, you will add .5 star quality to it. You can buy necessary ore for the remodels from Lloyd at the weekly bazaar.

  • Upgrade Short Fishing Rod needs 1 Lumber and 1 Copper
  • Upgrade Medium Fishing Rod needs 1 Lumber, 1 Copper, and 1 Silver
  • Upgrade Long Fishing Rod needs 1 Lumber, 1 Copper, 1 Silver, and 1 Gold

You can start catching 5-star quality fish once you have a fishing rod at 4 or more stars.

Fish List

Rare Items

Name Distance Season Location Profit .5 Stars Profit 2.5 Star Profit 5 Stars
Fish-Fossil
Fish Fossil
Long Summer Waterfall
Grinding Watermill
Legendary-Treasure
Legendary Treasure
All Fall (Raining Grinding Watermill (Long Rod)

Waterfall (Short/Medium Rod)

Letter-in-a-Bottle
Letter in a Bottle
Medium Spring (Rain)

Winter (Snowy)

Zephyr Cafe

Raul's Shop Manufacturing Windmill

Normal Fish

Name Distance Season Location Profit .5 Stars Profit 2.5 Star Profit 5 Stars
Fish-Large Fish
Black Carp
Long All year Waterfall
Zephyr Café
160 G 280 G 440 G
Fish-Small Fish
Amur Minnow
Short All year G. Windmill
Waterfall
50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Red-Spotted Trout
Medium All year G. Windmill
Waterfall
80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Sweetfish
Short Summer Waterfall
Zephyr Café
200 G 360 G 560 G
Fish-Small Fish
Ayumodoki
Short Spring
Winter
Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Char
Long Spring
Summer
Fall
G. Windmill 80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Dace
Medium All year G. Windmill
Waterfall
Zephyr Café
Raul's Shop
80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Large Fish
Eel
Long All year Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
160 G 280 G 440 G
Fish-Small Fish
Pale Chub
Short All year Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Large Fish
Large Eel
Long Summer Zephyr Café
Raul's Shop
160 G 280 G 40 G
Fish-Small Fish
Aucha Perch
Short Spring
Summer
Fall
G. Windmill 50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Small Fish
Sculpin
Short Spring
Winter
G. Waterfall
Waterfall
50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Small Fish
Dark Chub
Short Spring
Summer
G. Windmill
Zephyr Café
50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Crucian Carp
Short All year Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Gin-Buna
Medium All year Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Large Fish
Big Head Carp
Long All year Waterfall
Raul's Shop
160 G 280 G 440 G
Fish-Large Fish
Salmon
Medium Fall G. Windmill
M. Windmill
320 G 570 G 890 G
Fish-Small Fish
Icefish
Short Spring
Winter
M. Windmill 50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Large Fish
Sea Bass
Long Summer M. Windmill 160 G 280 G 440 G
Fish-Large Fish
Grass Carp
Long All year Zephyr Café
M. Windmill
160 G 280 G 440 G
Fish-Small Fish
Bitterling
Short All year Raul's Shop 50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Small Fish
Silver Goby
Short Spring
Summer
Waterfall
Zephyr Café
Raul's Shop
50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Large Fish
Loach
Long All year M. Windmill 160 G 280 G 440 G
Fish-Small Fish
Amur Stickleback
Short Fall
Winter
G. Windmill 50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Dark Sleeper
Short All year Raul's Shop 80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Barbel Steed
Medium Spring
Summer
Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Large Fish
Rainbow Trout
Long All year G. Windmill
Waterfall
160 G 280 G 440 G
Fish-Large Fish
Silver Carp
Long All year Waterfall
Zephyr Café
160 G 280 G 440 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Three-Lips
Medium Spring
Summer
Fall
Zephyr Café
M. Waterfall
80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Kokanee
Medium Fall
Winter
Raul's Shop 80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Black Bass
Medium All year Zephyr Café
Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Bluegill
ShortWinterRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
200 G360 G560 G
Fish-Small Fish
Willow Gudgeon
Short Spring
Summer
Fall
Zephyr Café 50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Small Fish
Striped Shiner
Short Spring Zephyr Café 50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Small Fish
Killifish
Short Spring
Summer
G. Windmill 50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Small Fish
Topmouth Gudgeon
Short Spring
Summer
Fall
M. Windmill 50 G 100 G 150 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Masu Salmon
Medium All year G. Windmill
Waterfall
80 G 140 G 220 G
Fish-Large Fish
Blotch Snakehead
Medium Spring Zephyr Café
Raul's Shop
320 G 570 G 890 G
Fish-Small Fish
Smelt
Short Winter Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
50 G 100 G 150 G

Requires A Stormy (3 Wind) Day Fish

Name Distance Season Location Profit .5 Stars Profit 2.5 Star Profit 5 Stars
Fish-Large Fish
Bonito
Short Summer Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
800 G 1440 G 2240 G
Fish-Large Fish
Tuna
Medium Summer Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
800 G 1440 G 2240 G
Fish-Large Fish
Ocean Sunfish
Long Summer Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
1200 G 2160 G 3360 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Moray Eel
Short Winter Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
560 G 1000 G 1560 G
Fish-Medium Fish
Mackerel
Medium Winter Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
560 G 1000 G 1560 G
Fish-Large Fish
Flounder
Long Winter Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
800 G 1440 G 2240 G

King Fish

This kind of fish can't be sold or kept.

Name Distance Season Location Information
Fish-Giant Huchen
Giant Huchen
LongWinterZephyr CaféCatch the Giant Salamander, Giant Carp, and Giant Catfish first
Fish-Giant-Salamander
Giant Salamander
LongFallG. WindmillWalk into the waterfall area after midnight (0:00)
Fish-Giant Carp
Giant Carp
LongSpringWaterfallSunny day, 2 blue-marks of wind strength
Fish-Giant Catfish
Giant Catfish
LongSummerRaul's ShopRainy day, 1 blue-mark of wind strength

Cooking Ingredients

There are very specific fish that can be used for cooked dishes. For all of the rest of the fish, you can sell them individually without worrying about if you'd earn more profit by cooking them.

Appetizer Recipes

Name Utensil Ingredients Additions Profit .5 Stars Profit 2.5 Star Profit 5 Stars
Cooking Recipes-Sashimi
Sashimi
(Char or Kokanee or Ocean Sunfish or Rainbow Trout or Sculpin or Tuna)360 G690 G1070 G
Cooking Recipes-Fish Paste
Fish Paste
(Dark Chub or Flounder or Sea Bass)80 G140 G220 G
Cooking recipes-Tempura
Tempura
PotFlour + Oil + Egg + (Eggplant or Icefish or Shitake or Smelt or Yam)560 G1000 G1560 G

Main Dish Recipes

Name Utensil Ingredients Additions Profit .5 Stars Profit 2.5 Star Profit 5 Stars
Cooking recipes-Sushi
Sushi
Cooked Rice + SashimiSea Urchin640 G1150 G1790 G
Cooking recipes-Sushi Bowl
Sushi Bowl
Cooked Rice + Sashimi + (Black Egg or Cucumber or Egg or Fish Paste or Shitake)700 G1260 G1970 G
Cooking recipes-Grilled Fish
Grilled Fish
(Big Head Carp or Silver Carp or Sweetfish or Three-Lips or Willow Gudgeon)240 G430 G670 G
Cooking recipes-Fish Stew
Fish Stew
Pot(Dark Sleeper or Gin-Buna or Mackerel or Red-spotted Trout or Silver Goby)280 G500 G780 G
Cooking recipes-Meuniere
Meuniere
Flour + Oil + (Flounder or Masu Salmon or Salmon or Sea Bass)360 G640 G1000 G
Cooking recipes-Carpaccio
Carpaccio
Olive Oil + (Flounder or Salmon or Sashimi or Tuna)620 G1130 G1740 G
Cooking recipes-Carpaccio
Marinated Fish
Olive Oil + Onion + (Salmon or Sashimi or Tuna)620 G1130 G1740 G
Cooking Recipes-Udon Noodles
Udon Noodles
Flour + Fish Paste240 G430 G670 G
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