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Do fish laugh at you while escaping with your bait and tackle?

You can now catch them without any struggle. Just hook them when they bite and you're done!

Now updated with auto-fish (enable via config).

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Thank you to all the generous people who have supported this mod through donations and kind words, it's very much appreciated! I am humbled at the popularity of this mod. I hope you all continue to enjoy this fantastic game!

This mod removes the fishing minigame after you hook a fish. As long as you pull your line when the fish bites, you will catch the fish!
Optionally, you can now enable auto-fish so when a fish bites, they will be hooked without any input required (see CONFIG section).

  1. Just fish like you normally would!

1. Can I still catch legendary fish?

2. Can I still get treasure?

3. Are quality and size of fish affected?
Not at all, the vanilla Stardew Valley calculations remain unaffected.

4. What about "perfect" catches?
All catches are "perfect" by default. The % chance of a perfect catch can now be configured (see CONFIG section).

4.1. Why are my catches no longer "purple" rating?
Several factors can affect this, the main ones are:
- Fish quality (location)
- Daily luck
- Perfect catch (a perfect catch raises the fish rating by 1, e.g. gold -> purple)

5. Will my Collection still update the number of fish caught?

6. Do I still get fishing experience?

7. Can you catch double-fish?
Received reports that double-fish can occur (thanks to user "skleetons").

8. Why has it taken so long for you to update the mod?
Been busy, just had our second baby!

9. Where is the config.json file?
You must launch the game at least once after installing the mod for it to create the "config.json" file.

Example location:
e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Stardew Valley\Mods\SkipFishingMinigameDotnet5\config.json"

10. Does this work on Ginger Island / Festivals?

11. Does this work on multiplayer?
I've yet to thoroughly test local / online multiplayer. Please let us know your experience! [UPDATED: See below post]
09 June 2022, 9:21PM
I have tested the mod on multiplayer for an in-game year. No issue, works fine

12. The mod doesn't work!
Highly appreciate the community contribution on the following info:
  1. SMAPI 3.14.4 does not work with this mod. Please try upgrading to SMAPI 3.14.5.
  2. Teh's Fishing Mod may be incompatible with this.

13. There is no "config.json" file!
If the "config.json" file is not being created for some reason:

You can create your own file and paste the below.
  "PerfectCatchChance": 100,
  "IsAutoFish": false,
  "IsAutoFishOptimisedMode": false
Use the CONFIG section below to configure the values.

Stardew Valley 1.5.6
SMAPI 3.14.3

  1. Download mod file
  2. e.g. "SkipFishingMinigame"
  3. Extract the contents of the mod file to your Stardew Valley mods folder
  4. e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Stardew Valley\Mods\"

  5. Launch Stardew Valley using SMAPI

YOU MUST launch the game at least once after installing the mod.

To edit the config, open the config.json file using any text editor (e.g. notepad).
e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Stardew Valley\Mods\SkipFishingMinigameDotnet5\config.json"

- Default value: 100
- Set to 50 for 50% chance of getting a perfect catch.

- Default value: false
- Set to true to enable auto-fishing which pull fish in as soon as they bite

- Default value: false
- Requires isAutoFish = true
- Set to true to auto-fish with less performance impact.
- This will have a small chance of missing fish bites.