Glacierfish: Catching, Fish Pond, and More

Catching Legendaries is possible in Stardew Valley with Iridium Rod. One of them is the Glacierfish – where to find it, and what can you do with it? We’ll teach you everything in this guide!

The player with a Glacierfish in Stardew Valley.
You better keep it in an aquarium!

Winter is the most static among all seasons in Stardew Valley: you go outside and get extra firepower from the Mines or forage for seasonal items. It’s the most reliable and decent way for beginners since productive farming is impossible in the frost. What if it’s not dull at all?

There are Legendary fishes in-game, and they’re challenging to spot and catch. One of them is the Glacierfish. What is it, where’s the exact spot to cast the hook, and what can it do for you? We’ll answer everything in this guide.

What is a Glacierfish?

It’s one of many Legendary fishes in Stardew Valley, earning its reputation as the hardest-to-catch during Winter. In some gameplay, it might be more challenging than the Legend. However, it’s false since its difficulty is 100 (ten points behind Legend) and has a mixed behavior.

This legendary can grow from 26-28 inches.


Although edible, consuming this marine creature doesn’t feel right because of the challenge and low health and energy restoration effects.

Where to Catch a Glacierfish?

Here’s the special location for catching the Glacierfish:

Cindersap Forest (Arrowhead Island)• WinterAnyAny

Using a Magic Bait will let you have the rare catch anytime convenient. However, there are some criteria to consider:

  • Level 6 Fishing either with natural or food buffs.

  • The bobber must land on Fishing Zone 3 (approximately four tiles away from you).

  • You’ll need to stand at the southernmost tip of Arrowhead Island.

  • When bubbles are present, Fishing Zone 2 is acceptable. 

Additional Tip: Curiosity Lure won’t affect the 50% hook chance. Preferable tackles include Trap Bobber (slower fish movement when not reeling in) or Cork Bobber (slight fishing bar extension). Moreover, bring some Seafoam Pudding (the best) and Lobster Bisque (alternative) to get better results.

Fish Pond

Since Stardew Valley classifies the fish as Legendary, it’s impossible to reproduce them.

Selling Prices

This item has a high market value that increases with different professions. Here’s a side-by-side comparison with normal, Fisher, and Angler:

QualitySelling PriceWith FisherWith Angler


Creating a Quality Fertilizer with this Legendary isn’t great, but here’s the recipe:

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


The player holding Sashimi and Maki Roll.
Maki Roll and Sashimi for a Glacierfish?!

Accidentally using this marine animal while preparing food at the Kitchen or Cookout Kit will make these dishes:

RecipeIngredientsEnergyEnergy with QSHealthHealth with QSBuff + DurationBuff + Duration with QSSelling PriceSelling Price with QSRecipe Source
Maki RollGlacierfish (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
SashimiGlacierfish (1)+75+135+33+60  75g112g• After reaching a three-heart friendship with Linus


In-game Dye Pots screen in Stardew Valley.
Using a valuable in-game asset is a dangerous move!

You may use this item (at your risk) at the Dye Pots as a blue dye.


Demetrius, Elliott, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, and Willy have a neutral reaction toward this terrific gift.


Not used in any quest.


Not used in any bundle.

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