Not to be confused with other Fishes.

Wilson Portrait
Now I shall eat for a day.

Wilson, when examining a Fish.

Willow Portrait
Slippery fishy!

Willow, when examining a Fish.

Wolfgang Portrait
Is fishy.

Wolfgang, when examining a Fish.

Wendy Portrait
It was flopping around desperately for life. The poor fool.

Wendy, when examining a Fish.

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, when examining a Fish.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Some kind of whitefish, I believe.

Wickerbottom, when examining a Fish.

Woodie Portrait
Looks like a cod.

Woodie, when examining a Fish.

Waxwell Portrait
Fresh from the murky depths.

Maxwell, when examining a Fish.

Wagstaff Portrait
Remarkable! Upon its death, 'X's appear on its eyes.

Wagstaff, when examining a Fish.

Wigfrid Portrait
Meat öf the sea!

Wigfrid, when examining a Fish.

Webber Portrait
It could stand to be fried.

Webber, when examining a Fish.

Walani Portrait
Blub blub, little chum.

Walani, when examining a Fish.

Warly Portrait

Warly, when examining a Fish.

Woodlegs Portrait
Fish! One o'me favorites.

Woodlegs, when examining a Fish.

Wilba Portrait

Wilba, when examining a Fish.

Wormwood Portrait
Glub Glub.

Wormwood, when examining a Fish.

Wheeler Portrait
Ah, dead fish. The most unappetising of all smells.

Wheeler, when examining a Fish.

Winona Portrait
I'd rather eat for a day than not at all.

Winona, when examining a Fish.

Wortox Portrait
You are quite fragrant.

Wortox, when examining a Fish.

Wurt Portrait
Awwww, it so cute!

Wurt, when examining a Fish.

Fish is a Meat Food Item that typically comes from Ponds. It is also dropped by Merms. It restores 12.5 Hunger and stacks to 40 in the inventory. Fish can be dried on the Drying Rack for 1 day to produce Small Jerky, and are the main ingredient in Fishsticks and Fish Tacos using a Crock Pot. Fishing (like killing Gobblers) does not increase the player's Naughtiness level, meaning it is a safe food source for those fearing Krampus.

Unlike most other Meat Foods, Fish can be eaten raw without losing Sanity.

Cooked FishEdit

Wilson Portrait
Grilled to perfection.

Wilson, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Willow Portrait
Less slippery now that it's found fire.

Willow, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wolfgang Portrait
Meat from water still make Wolfgang strong.

Wolfgang, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wendy Portrait
A proper grilling puts a stop to the flopping.

Wendy, when examining a Cooked Fish.

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Beautifully grilled.

Wickerbottom, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Woodie Portrait
I wish I had some chips.

Woodie, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Waxwell Portrait
It still stinks.

Maxwell, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wagstaff Portrait
I shall endeavor to avoid the bones.

Wagstaff, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wigfrid Portrait

Wigfrid, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Webber Portrait
Flaky and moist. Delicious.

Webber, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Walani Portrait
From my own personal recipe.

Walani, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Warly Portrait
Could use a squeeze of lemon...

Warly, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Woodlegs Portrait
Th'fish roasted up good.

Woodlegs, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wilba Portrait

Wilba, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wormwood Portrait
Watch for bones

Wormwood, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wheeler Portrait
Bones included at no extra cost!

Wheeler, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Winona Portrait
I hate picking bones outta my teeth.

Winona, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wortox Portrait
At least it isn't suffering anymore.

Wortox, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Wurt Portrait
Fish are friends, not food!

Wurt, when examining a Cooked Fish.

Cooked Fish is obtained by cooking Fish at a Campfire, Fire Pit or Star. Unlike most foods, it is no different in hunger and health restoration than its raw version, though it spoils slower than raw fish. Like all cooked foods, it cannot be dried on a Drying Rack.

Fishing Rod Gathering Edit

Fish can be obtained by using a Fishing Rod at a Pond or Lake, or dropped by Merms when killed (along with Frog Legs).

Gift Icon Downloadable Content Edit

In the Hamlet DLC, Fish and Cooked Fish have an alternate appearance based on carp. Fish can be obtained from Kingfishers or by destroying a Tasteful Fish Mounting.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

In Don't Starve Together, Wurt regains +3.33 Sanity Meter/s when at least one Fish is in her inventory. Wurt or another player wearing a Clever Disguise can trade Fishes with the King of the Merms for Kelp Fronds, Seeds, specific Crop Seeds, Rot, Tentacle Spots, and certain Trinkets.

Freshwater Fish replaced regular Fish in Don't Starve Together in the Return of Them extension, only present in the beta branch.

Icon Tools Usage Edit

Inventory slot backgroundFishFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked Fish
Inventory slot backgroundFishDrying RackInventory slot backgroundSmall Jerky
Inventory slot backgroundSurface FishBirdcageInventory slot backgroundEgg
Inventory slot backgroundSurface FishPig King IconInventory slot backgroundGold Nugget
Inventory slot backgroundSurface FishInventory slot background CornsInventory slot backgroundFillerInventory slot backgroundFillerCrock PotInventory slot backgroundFish Tacos
Inventory slot backgroundSurface FishInventory slot background TwigsInventory slot backgroundFillerInventory slot backgroundFillerCrock PotInventory slot backgroundFishsticks
Inventory slot backgroundFishInventory slot backgroundFishInventory slot backgroundFishInventory slot background Cut ReedsInventory slot background Cut ReedsInventory slot background Cut ReedsInventory slot backgroundBoards


Science MachineInventory slot backgroundCraftsmerm HouseDon't Starve Together iconWurt Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundFishInventory slot background Cut ReedsInventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot backgroundTwigsInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundClever DisguiseDon't Starve Together iconWurt Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundFish


Inventory slot background Kelp Fronds


Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin


Inventory slot backgroundBeefalo Wool


Interface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundRoyal Tapestry Map IconDon't Starve Together iconConstructed by placing DIY Royalty Kit

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • When a Fish is on the ground, it flops around, then perishes, its eyes becoming crossed out.
  • Fish having a spoilage time of 3 days could be a reference to one of Benjamin Franklin's quotes, "Guests are like fish. They stink after 3 days."
  • The Hamlet Fish has no unique Drying Rack texture.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Food and other Edible Items
Meats Morsel (Cooked) • Meat (Cooked) • Monster Meat (Cooked) • Leafy Meat (Cooked) • Deerclops EyeballDrumstick (Fried) • Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked) • Frog Legs (Cooked) • Koalefant Trunk (SteakWinter) • Jerky (SmallMonster) • Batilisk Wing (Cooked) • Guardian's Horn
(Dragoon HeartEye of the Tiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Fishes Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked)
(CrabbitDead DogfishDead SwordfishFish Morsel (Cooked) • Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried) • Limpets (Cooked) • Mussel (Cooked) • Neon Quattro (Cooked) • Pierrot Fish (Cooked) • Purple Grouper (Cooked) • Dead Rainbow Jellyfish (Cooked) • Raw Fish (Cooked) • Roe (Cooked) • Shark FinTropical FishWobster (DeadCooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Monster Food Durian (Extra Smelly) • Monster Meat (Cooked)
(Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried)Shipwrecked icon)
Mob Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked) • HoneyPhlegmTallbird Egg (FriedHatching)
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (Doydoy Egg (Fried) Shipwrecked icon) (Flytrap StalkNectar Hamlet icon) (Moon Moth WingsRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
Vegetables Carrot (Roasted) • Corn (Popcorn) • Eggplant (Braised) • FoliageGlow BerryLichenMandrake (Cooked) • Pumpkin (Hot) • Red Cap (Cooked) • Green Cap (Cooked) • Blue Cap (Cooked) • Petals (Dark)
(Cactus Flesh (Cooked) • Cactus Flower Reign of Giants icon) (Seaweed (CookedDried) • Sweet Potato (Cooked) Shipwrecked icon) (Aloe (Cooked) • NettleRadish (Cooked) • Tuber (FriedBloomingFried Blooming) Hamlet icon) (Asparagus (Cooked) Hamlet iconDon't Starve Together icon) (Garlic (Roasted) • Kelp Fronds (CookedDried) • Lesser Glow BerryOnion (Roasted) • Pepper (Roasted) • Potato (Roasted) • Ripe Stone Fruit (Cooked) • SucculentToma Root (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon)
Fruits Berries (Roasted) • Dragon Fruit (Prepared) • Durian (Extra Smelly) • Pomegranate (Sliced) • Banana (Cooked)
(Watermelon (Grilled) Reign of Giants icon) (Halved CoconutCooked CoconutCoffee Beans (Roasted) Shipwrecked icon) (Juicy Berries (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon)
Dairy Butter
(Electric Milk Reign of Giants icon)
Bug Hamlet icon (Bean Bugs (Cooked) • Gummy Slug (Cooked) Hamlet icon)
Crock Pot Bacon and EggsButter MuffinDragonpieFish TacosFishsticksFroggle BunwichFist Full of JamFruit MedleyHoney HamHoney NuggetsKabobsMandrake SoupMeatballsMeaty StewMonster LasagnaPierogiPowdercakePumpkin CookiesRatatouilleStuffed EggplantTaffyTurkey DinnerUnagiWafflesWet Goop
(Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon) (Banana PopBisqueCalifornia RollCaviarCevicheCoffee • (Fresh Fruit CrepesMonster TartareMussel BouillabaiseSweet Potato Souffle Portable Crock Pot) • Jelly-O PopLobster BisqueLobster DinnerSeafood GumboShark Fin SoupSurf 'n' TurfTropical Bouillabaisse Shipwrecked icon) (Asparagus SoupFeijoadaGummy CakeHard Shell TacosIced TeaNettle RollsSnake Bone SoupSpicy Vegetable StingerSteamed Ham SandwichTea Hamlet icon) (Creamy Potato PuréeFancy Spiralled TubersJellybeansSalsa FrescaStuffed Pepper Poppers (AsparagazpachoBone BouillonFish Cordon BleuGlow Berry MousseGrim GaletteHot Dragon Chili SaladMoquecaPuffed Potato SouffléVolt Goat Chaud-Froid Portable Crock Pot) Don't Starve Together icon)
Other RotRotten EggSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds)
(Birchnut (Roasted) • Ice Reign of Giants icon) (BlubberBrainy MatterBile-Covered Slop Shipwrecked icon) (Bramble BulbClippingsMagic WaterSeed Pod (Cooked) Hamlet icon) (Lune Tree Blossom Don't Starve Together icon)
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