Teh’s Fishing Overhaul Mod: Honest Review and Easy Tutorial

Can’t catch that Legendary fish? Hates traveling to Ginger Island just to fish seaweeds and random trash? Teh’s Fishing Overhaul mod might work perfectly for you! We’ll teach you how to run the program on your game and give you helpful insights about it.

The player in Stardew Valley fishing with the help of Teh's Fishing Overhaul.
A quick gameplay of Teh’s Fishing Overhaul in Stardew Valley.

Fishing can be calm, fun, or bring challenges like catching all Legendary fishes. However, it eventually becomes plain for most players with experience in the everyday soup of playing Stardew Valley. How about we spice your gameplay a bit with Teh’s Fishing Overhaul?

If there are newcomers, cowpokes, and in between the titles, please settle down. Do your homework on catching all the fish without cheating. It’s not a shortcut, but you’ll experience what every OG player has to deal with when they’re first starting.

On the other hand, if you’re a veteran in the game, we’ll talk everything about the mod. Let’s explore what it can do to your fishing experience and why you should install it.


  • User-friendly interface
  • Tons of customizations available
  • Easy-to-use


  • Minor bugs

Requirements for Installation:


Have you always wanted to catch a Legendary or get Iridium quality fishes so bad? Or maybe you want extra treasure and loot while reeling in? Teh’s Fishing Overhaul is the perfect mod for manipulating all things fish and deep-sea riches!

It has a beginner-friendly interface, customizable options and mechanics, and so much more!


The player catching Largemouth Bass in Stardew Valley using Teh's Fishing Overhaul.
Here are some basic functionalities with Teh’s Fishing Overhaul.

The following are what you can expect and experiment while using the Fishing Overhaul mod:

In-Game HUD Adjustment

The in-game HUD of Teh's Fishing Overhaul showing all the fishes you can catch.
Teh’s Fishing Overall in-game HUD for fishing.

See that new screen telling your chance of catching something in the waters? You can adjust it anywhere you wish! Simply go to HUD in the menu, and put numbers on the X and Y axis. You can fit it perfectly to the most comfortable angle with a couple of tries.

Fishes are Visible

An example of the "Fish Reveal" on Teh's Fishing Overall with Chub on the Fishing Bar.
Enabling the setting for revealing fish lets you have a quick peak at your potential catch!

No, it’s not in the water, but the minigame where fishes you’ll catch is revealed! This feature is one of the most brilliant in the mod as it tells you what to expect once you’re done reeling in.

Adjustable Catch and Drain Speed

Enclosing your catch in the fishing bar can be demanding the stronger and faster the type of fish. With the Fishing Overhaul mod, reeling them for a split second is possible, as long as you adjust the right mechanic. Do the same thing with the drain speed, and they’ll never escape even if it’s not on the bar!

But if you want to experience hell in the waters, maximize their chance of escaping by lowering the catch speed and increasing their drain speed. Can you fish one with that difficulty? I bet not.

Effortless Catch for Iridium Quality Fishes

An Iridium quality Halibut catch with Teh's Fishing Overhaul.
Iridium quality Halibut.

To get Iridium quality fish, you need to boost your luck, fishing level and equip the correct tackle. You have to time it right in some cases, and the rest depend on skills. Have the same result without effort by adjusting the catch quality at the highest with this mod.

Adjustable Bite-Rate Chance

If you want all the valuables and zero junks, manipulating the bite-rate chance can help. You’ll know it’s pure fortune if your HUD tells you zero chance of fishing driftwood or broken glasses.

More Treasure Chests and Loot

As mentioned earlier, you can adjust how many treasures you can get, chances, and even what loot is inside.

Installing the Mod

A Main Menu screen of Stardew Valley with the Generic Mod Config Menu and Teh's Fishing Overhaul.
Most mods can be customized in the Main Menu for later convenience in the game.

For starting players who want to use mods for Stardew Valley, you’ll need SMAPI running. You can see instructions on this separate guide if you don’t know yet. However, if SMAPI is already installed on your computer, you’ll need these additional mods:

Paste the file on the “Mods” folder in your local files and extract.

Run the game, and once you’re on the Main Menu, you’ll see a small wheel on the bottom left screen. That’s where you’ll configure the mod first by assigning a key that opens it conveniently.

The main menu of Stardew Valley with the small wheel for customizing Teh's Fishing Overhaul.
The small wheel for activating Teh’s Fishing Overhaul can be found on the bottom left part of the Main Menu.

Optional Contents

If the core mod is not enough, there are two additional downloadable contents for you. 

First is the Recatchable Legendaries, where you can fish for Angler, Crimson, and many more rare catches at least once a week. The second pack is more on tutorials where the owner demonstrates how to add fish, trash, and treasure to your gameplay. 

Gameplay Experience

The player catching Iridium quality sardine and halibut all thanks to Teh's Fishing Overhaul.
Iridium quality fish? That’s an easy catch.

Since I never play Stardew Valley with mods, I’ll try to appreciate Teh’s Fishing Overhaul.

Overall, the mod is decent and brings excitement, especially when I’m playing the minigame. Imagine having the power to control what fish to catch, how often they’ll bite your fishing rod, and adjust the reeling speed. You can literally catch any Legendary fish in the game in a split second!

However, one bothersome issue is the possibility of catching rare fishes even though the “Extended Family” quest is active. It’s a similar case with mine on the Nexus Mods community, and I wish for the author’s response. Nonetheless, it’s a neat mod for Stardew players who enjoy the art of fishing.

Final Verdict

Is the Fishing Overhaul mod by Tehpers worth installing? Absolutely. Aside from being one of the fan-favorite mods, this masterpiece helps significantly on quests and collections fast. Although if you want to catch every fish, I recommend you do it the clean way.

On a technical note, I find minor bugs that don’t do much harm, but good news: the mod creator is responsive. If this guide helps you, go and download the mod and show the creator some love.

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