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Not to be confused with other Fishes.

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Fresh from the murky depths.

Maxwell, 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 Fish[]

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A proper grilling puts a stop to the flopping.

Wendy, 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.png Gathering[]

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.png Downloadable Content[]

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Fish can be obtained by using a Trawl Net in the Ocean.

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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.png Freshwater Fish[]

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

Winona

Freshwater Fish replaced Fish in Don't Starve Together since Return of Them. It can be killed to produce one Fish Morsel. When cooked, it produces a Cooked Fish Morsel.

Wurt regains +3.33 Sanity Meter.png/min 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. Fish can be placed in Fish Scale-O-Matic.

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Placeholder.png Trivia[]

  • 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."

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