Albacore: Catching, Fish Pond Farming, and More

Jared Nathaniel

Have you ever caught an Albacore in Stardew Valley? Or do you wish to know the place to reel them in? They also have some uses, so read this guide to learn more! 

The player holding an Albacore in Stardew Valley.
Beautiful blue fishes!

Fishing is one of the most popular hobbies that many Stardew Valley players enjoy in Winter. It’s also the most reliable and convenient money-making tool in Year 1 since crops don’t grow, and you’ll have to wait for another growing season. Remember: a better Fishing Rod is necessary to catch valuable kinds!

Among common but decently-priced fish is the Albacore – blending its skin color to the temperature. We’ll teach you everything about the sea creatures, where to find and catch them, and what you can do with them.

What is an Albacore?

A place where cool and warm water meets is the best place for Albacores in Stardew Valley. Their environment lets them grow from 20-41 inches, but catching them is less intimidating at difficulty 60, and mixed behavior

Its edible blue meat helps you recover some health and energy, and here’s the scale per quality:

QualityEnergyHealth
Normal+25+11
Silver+35+15
Gold+45+20
Iridium+65+29

Where to Catch an Albacore?

Before catching this fish, it’s important to note that Magic Bait consistently disregards season, time, or weather. That advantage lets you get the item conveniently without waiting days for another season to change. However, you can only catch them at this place:

LocationSeasonTimeWeather
Ocean (Pelican Town Beach)• Fall
• Winter
• 6am – 11am
• 6pm – 2am
Any

Alternatively, you may sometimes get the fish from the following merchants:

Fish Pond

The player standing near the Fish Pond with an Albacore.
Albacore ready to reproduce inside the Fish Pond.

Upon placing the fish on Day 1, it’ll multiply on Day 3. With its initial capacity of three, expanding up to ten is possible by giving them quest items.

Item Requests

Fulfilling the Fish Pond quest is easier than most types in Stardew Valley. That’s because you can get them easily in-game. Here’s every material you’ll need to satisfy the fresh catch and help them expand:

Initial CapacityItem RequestedFishing XPImproved Capacity
Three• Driftwood (3)
• Frozen Geode (1)
• Seaweed (1-2)
+30Five
Five• Clam (2)
• Coral (2)
+30Seven
Seven• Aquamarine (2)
• Mussel (1)
• Sea Urchin (2)
+30Ten

Loots

Roe is the only loot available regardless of population. It’s not much versus other fish, but you can use the item in making a luxurious Artisan good. Note that there’s still a slight chance of producing nothing, so check this table:

ItemPopulationItem PercentageChanceFishing XP
Roe (1)1-470%16-33%+12
Roe (1)5-10100%55-95%+12

Selling Prices

Despite being common, you can sell the raw product for a reasonable price. However, its Aged Roe from Preserves Jar won’t give you much gold even if you have professions. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of its value:

QualitySelling PriceWith FisherWith AnglerRoeAged RoeWith Artisan
Normal75g93g112g67g134g187g
Silver93g116g139g   
Gold112g140g168g   
Iridium150g187g225g   

Crafting

You may use this loot in making the Quality Fertilizer. It helps in making your crops valuable in restoration effects and selling price. Here are the ingredients and primary source to start making this valuable item:

ItemCrafting SourceIngredients
Quality FertilizerLevel 9 FarmingAlbacore (1)
• Sap (2)

Cooking

The player holding a Sashimi and Maki Roll in Stardew Valley.
Commonly cooked food in the game.

Aside from the following typical dishes, there are no more culinary uses for this blue fish. Note that you’ll need an upgraded Farmhouse from Robin or a Cookout Kit before preparing the following food items:

RecipeIngredientsEnergyEnergy with QSHealthHealth with QSBuff + DurationBuff + Duration with QSSelling PriceSelling Price with QSRecipe Source
Maki RollAlbacore (1)
• Rice (1)
• Seaweed (1)
+100+180+45+81  220g330g• Watching the Queen of Sauce on Year 1 Summer 21
• Stardrop Saloon permanent stock for 300g
SashimiAlbacore (1)+75+135+33+60  75g112g• After reaching a three-heart friendship with Linus

Tailoring

In-game screen of the Sewing Machine and Dye Pots in Stardew Valley.
For Dyeing and Tailoring!

One piece of cloth with this item at the spool of the Sewing Machine will give you a Sailor Shirt. It sparks a blue color in the collar, similar to the sea creature. Moreover, you can use it in the Dye Pots as a blue dye.

Gifting

Demetrius, Elliott, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, and Willy feel neutral about the present. However, it’s not the best for other villagers, most notably Evelyn, Haley, and Pierre, because they hate the item.

Quests

You’ll need the fish for several tasks:

  • Fish Stew. Gus will request a piece for 400g and one Friendship heart. Available during the 26th of Winter.

  • Help Wanted at Pierre’s General Store. During Fall or Winter, Willy will request one to four pieces that you can keep. You’ll get 75g-300g depending on the quantity.

  • Aquatic Overpopulation. Demetrius may post this quest at the Special Orders Board during Fall. You’ll need to deliver ten pieces for the Farm Computer recipe and its equivalent market selling price.

Bundles

You can’t use the item on any existing Community Center bundles in Stardew Valley. While Fish Tank is the only possible choice, it’s not a requirement to deposit a piece. However, you can still use them for other in-game purposes.

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