In Stardew Valley, tilapia is a fish that can be used on food recipes, fish ponds, tailoring, and as an ingredient for Quality Fertilizers. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find. Catching this fish successfully depends not only on where you are but also when you try. Luckily, we know exactly when and where to catch tilapia in Stardew Valley.
Best Place to Catch Tilapia in Stardew Valley
Ginger Island is the best place to find tilapia at any time in Stardew Valley. Go fishing on Island West in freshwater, or Island North to find the fish. It is possible to find elsewhere, too, but it will be harder. During the Summer and Fall, for instance, you will be able to find it in the ocean. You can also buy tilapia at the Traveling Cart. On Wednesdays, it might be for sale at the fish from Krobus’ shop, too.
Ginger Island is located in the Fern Islands archipelago. To get there, you will have to go to Willy’s Fish Shop and find his backroom. After repairing the boat, you will be able to buy tickets to visit the island. Just remember that tickets won’t be available until you complete the Joja Community Development Form or the Community Center in Pelican Town. Once done fishing, returning to Stardew Valley is done by returning to the boat. It can be found on the southern beach, which will end up leaving you at Willy’s Fish Shop. It might be different on festival days, though. In that case, your character will arrive at the Bus Stop due to a block in the path.
This is all you need to know about where to find tilapia in Stardew Valley. Now go ahead and start gathering tilapia to make quality fertilizers and Maki Rolls. Please note that although this fish can be gifted to NPCs, you should avoid doing it. No one will actually like it, and some will dislike or even outright hate it as a gift.
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