Need Bream? – Where and How To Catch It in Stardew Valley

Found in Pelican Town or Cindersap Forest, Bream is a common type of nocturnal fish in Stardew Valley. You can fish it out of the river, find it randomly during any season in Garbage Cans, or purchase it from the Traveling Cart for 135g – 1,000g when it appears. It has a difficulty rating of 35/80 and is attainable at any fishing level.  

Like the Largemouth Bass and Sandfish, Bream can be caught during any season in their respective location during certain times of the day.

PC catching a Bream at 9:20p near the Sewer Entrance.
Bream Fishing Spot in Pelican Town

Location and Time of Bream

Bream can be found in the river in Pelican Town or Cindersap Forest during all seasons after 6:00 pm to 2:00am. You don’t need any specific type of fishing rod to catch one, but you cannot use a training rod, meaning you can use anything from a bamboo pole to iridium rod.

Note: If you have Magic Bait, you can fish for Bream at any time of day.

The exact fishing locations are marked below.

The river locations to fish for Bream in Pelican Town are marked with X's.
Map of Bream Locations

General Information

It’s a blue colored fish that can range from 12 – 31 inches. Its in-game description reads: “A fairly common river fish that becomes active at night.

Experience, Energy, and Health

Depending on the Bream’s quality, the experience and the energy/health gained after fishing and consuming it differs.

QualityFishing XPEnergy Health
Regular14135
Iron 17188
Gold 202310
Iridium 263314

Selling Prices

The base selling price for Bream depends on the selected Fishing professions at level five and at level ten. Fisher, level five, sells fish for 25% more gold, and Angler, level ten, sells fish for 50% more gold.

QualityBase PriceFisher Price (+25%)Angler Price (+50%)
Regular45g56g67g
Iron 56g70g84g
Gold 67g83g100g
Iridium 90g112g135g

Other Uses

Aside from gaining experience and eating as a quick snack, Bream can be used in recipes and is required to progress the Community Center.

Community Center 

This river fish is one of the fish needed in the Night Fishing Bundle for the Pelican Town Community Center Fish Tank. Only a normal-quality Bream is required to complete the bundle.

Fish Pond

Bream can be farmed in a Fish Pond for a constant source of it. They reproduce every two in-game days during all seasons with an output of blue Bream Roe. Its general stats are:

SourceEnergyHealthSell Price
Fish Pond502230 + (Base Fish Price /2)

With the Preserves Jar, Aged Roe can be created by placing Roe in it and waiting 4,000 in-game minutes. Aged Roe sells for 104g. With the Artisan profession, it is sold for 45% more at 145g.

Note: When farming Dorado, Lingcod, or Pike in Fish Ponds, they might request 2 Bream when increasing their pond capacity from 3 to 5 fish. 

Gifting

You can gift Bream to the villagers. Though it’s not the best way to increase friendship points with an NPC, Bream is easy to catch, and a few villagers are neutral when receiving it.

ReactionVillagersFriendship Points (On Normal Days)
NeutralDemetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, Willy+20
DislikeAbigail, Alex, Caroline, Clint, Dwarf, Emily, George, Gus, Harvey, Jas, Jodi, Kent, Krobus, Leah, Lewis, Marnie, Maru, Penny, Robin, Sam, Sandy, Shane, Vincent, Wizard-20
HateEvelyn, Haley, Pierre-40

Help Wanted Board Quests

Bream can be randomly requested in any season as a quest from the Help Wanted board. This quest will reward you with 135g and 150 friendship points to the requesting villager.

Possible Requests:

Caroline, Elliot, and Emily request one during Spring. 

Haley*, Leah, Linus request one during Summer. 

Harvey requests one during Winter.

* = only for female characters

Recipes

In the kitchen, Bream can be used in four separate recipes: Baked Fish, Maki Roll, Quality Fertilizer, and Sashimi.

ImageNameIngredientsEnergyHealthSourceDescriptionSell Price
Baked
Fish
Sunfish (1)
Bream (1)
Wheat Flour (1)
+75+33Queen of SauceBaked fish on a bed of herbs.100g
Maki
Roll
Fish (1)
Seaweed (1)
Rice (1)
+100+45Queen of Sauce or Stardrop Saloon for 300gFish and rice wrapped in seaweed.220g
Quality Fertilizer Sap (2)
Fish (1)
N/AN/AUnlocked Farming
Level 9
Improves soil quality, increasing your chance to grow quality crops. Mix into tilled soil.10g
Sashimi Fish (1)+75+33Linus mails it at Friendship Level 3Raw fish sliced into thin pieces.75g

Tailoring

You can put Bream in the spool and a Sewing Machine to create the Fish Shirt. The fish can also be used in dyeing, resulting in a blue dye when put into dye pots. The dye pots are in Emily and Haley’s house at Pelican Town (2 Willow Lane).

Note: Crafted clothing is cosmetic only and provides no stat bonuses.

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