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.
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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.
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.
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.
|Quality||Base Price||Fisher Price (+25%)||Angler Price (+50%)|
Aside from gaining experience and eating as a quick snack, Bream can be used in recipes and is required to progress the 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.
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:
|Fish Pond||50||22||30 + (Base Fish Price /2)|
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.
|Reaction||Villagers||Friendship Points (On Normal Days)|
|Neutral||Demetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, Willy||+20|
|Dislike||Abigail, Alex, Caroline, Clint, Dwarf, Emily, George, Gus, Harvey, Jas, Jodi, Kent, Krobus, Leah, Lewis, Marnie, Maru, Penny, Robin, Sam, Sandy, Shane, Vincent, Wizard||-20|
|Hate||Evelyn, 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.
Caroline, Elliot, and Emily request one during Spring.
Haley*, Leah, Linus request one during Summer.
Harvey requests one during Winter.
* = only for female characters
In the kitchen, Bream can be used in four separate recipes: Baked Fish, Maki Roll, Quality Fertilizer, and Sashimi.
| Sunfish (1)|
Wheat Flour (1)
|+75||+33||Queen of Sauce||Baked fish on a bed of herbs.||100g|
| Fish (1)|
|+100||+45||Queen of Sauce or Stardrop Saloon for 300g||Fish and rice wrapped in seaweed.||220g|
|Quality Fertilizer|| Sap (2)|
|Improves soil quality, increasing your chance to grow quality crops. Mix into tilled soil.||10g|
|Sashimi||Fish (1)||+75||+33||Linus mails it at Friendship Level 3||Raw fish sliced into thin pieces.||75g|
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.