For STORY OF SEASONS: A Wonderful Life players, this is a guide to help you catch all the fish in A Wonderful Life and get the “Fish Fear Me” achievement, as well as the three achievements for the message in a bottle, golden axe, and legendary sword.
Fish come in four sizes: little, normal, large, and huge. Catching huge fish adds a special marker for that fish in the encyclopedia. Large and huge fish are the most profitable to sell, and little or normal fish should be saved for gifting villagers or cooking.
Villagers that like fish as gifts are: Charlie, Daryl, Sebastian, Gary, Nina, Gavin, MukuMuku, & Baddoch.
The Goddess Pond is located north from your farm directly across from the dig site. You can cross the upper river area to get here from the dig site by walking across the rocky water path.
You’ll also see the Sprite Tree here.
The Upper River is around the waterfall area by the dig site, and extends somewhere between there and before the bridge.
The Lower River is below the bridge between town and Vesta’s Farm, and extends all the way down toward the ocean.
The ocean is beyond Gustafa’s tent.
Turtle Pond is located next to Daryl’s lab, Gustafa’s tent, and Gordy’s trailer. There’s a large turtle with a red necktie here sometimes.
The first upgrade costs 1,000 G from Van. You’ll upgrade to the Copper Fishing Rod once you’ve
- reached the 8th of Summer (Year 1)
- caught at least 50 fish
The second upgrade costs 10,000 G from Van. You’ll upgrade to the Silver Fishing Rod once you’ve
- reached the 3rd of Spring (Year 2)
- caught at least 200 fish
The third upgrade costs 50,000 G from Van. You’ll upgrade to the Gold Fishing Rod once you’ve
- reached the 3rd of Spring (Year 3)
- caught at least 500 fish.
Lastly, you will be able to upgrade to the Goddess Fishing Rod starting in Spring of Year 4. To get this one you’ll need to accept a request from Gary on the bulletin board. He will want one huge sized fish.
Gary must have high friendship status with you for you to get this request, and he becomes UNGIFTABLE after year one! Be sure to befriend him before moving on to year two. I was able to max his friendship exclusively gifting him herbs like the aromatic herb, but he also likes fish.
Encyclopedia of Fish
I am still in the process of catching all the fish and I’ll update this list should I find incorrect information later, such as names being different since localization.
The Golden Axe
This Golden Axe is caught from the Goddess Pond. Catching it will unlock the “True of Heart” wonder.
The Legendary Sword
This is caught from the Ocean. Catching it will unlock the “The Chosen One” wonder.
The Message In The Bottle
This is caught from the Ocean. Catching it will unlock the “I’ll Never Tell” wonder.
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