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Lazier fish which are easier to catch!

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Lazy Fish

Here at JojaCorp we are dedicated to customer satisfaction! And so when it came to our notice that anglers across Stardew Valley were having problems landing fish, especially new anglers, we decided to step in! Using Perfectly Safe!(tm) genetic splicing technology, we have made all the fish in the valley up to 120% more sedate, which should make them significantly easier to land.

Remember, JojaCorp has your best interests in mind!*

* Void where prohibited by law. Some exceptions may apply. Not valid in locations outside Pelican Town or immediate surrounding areas. If you are pregnant or may become pregnant, then congratulations. Fishing encounters lasting more than four hours are not expected or anticipated. This statement is not to be taken as any form of warranty and, indeed, no warranties are explicit or implied, fish at your own risk. JojaCorp is not to be held liable or responsible if the fish affected by this product suddenly mutate into ravenous horrors who go on a rampage. All rights reserved.

What this mod does:

This mod edits the fish.xnb file to make fish less active. It not only decreases the speed in most cases, but it also changes the AI behavior of many of the more troublesome fish to be a smoother and less jarring pattern. However, this mod uses Content Patcher so you can leave it in its own folder in your Stardew Valley/Mods folder instead of having to manually edit .xnb files in the Content folder, making it easier to run and less problems when the game updates or you have to Verify Integrity.


As of 1.1 update, this mod is fully compatible with all other mods, including any other mods which modify Fish.xnb or any of the translation files. However, if you use another XNB file that changes how the fish move, this mod will overwrite that part of the functionality, and cause the fish to continue to be lazy.

Also, by virtue of how this mod utilizes Content Patcher to inject code to make fish lazier, it is innately multilingual, and is compatible with any changes made to local translations concerning fish.


This mod is dependent upon SMAPI and Content Patcher, and will not run without them.

  1. Install the latest version of SMAPI.
  2. Install Content Patcher.
  3. Download this mod and unzip it into Stardew Valley/Mods.
  4. Run the game using SMAPI.

IMPORTANT: This mod is uploaded to nexusmods.com and the Chucklefish forums ONLY. If you have found this mod at any other website, including stardewmods.com or others like it, please report this copyright violation promptly.