Where to find Eel in Stardew Valley: Spawn conditions, variants, more

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Eel and its variants in Stardew Valley

Eel is one of the most sought-after fish in Stardew Valley and catching it can be tricky due to fixed spawn conditions. Here’s everything to know about Eel in Stardew Valley, including where to find all its variants and their best uses.

Stardew Valley, one of the most popular life simulator games out there, turned eight in March 2024 and the developers celebrated the massive milestone by releasing patch 1.6. From festivals and events to farm types and NPC dialogues, there’s a ton of new content worth exploring.

Two mini-fishing festivals have also been added to Stardew Valley with the 1.6 update and you can now make fish-specific bait too. Although Eel isn’t featured in these events, it is still one of the most popular fish in the game that you’d want to collect, regardless.

So, here’s how to catch Eel in Stardew Valley.

Where & when to catch Eel in Stardew Valley

Eel can be found at The Ocean in Stardew Valley and the exact location has been marked in the image below:

Eel spawn location in Stardew Valley
The Void Eel is available in Stardew Valley Expanded, a prominent mod for the game.

To make your search better, here are the exact spawn conditions such as weather and time:

  • Eel spawn time – 4 PM to 2 AM
  • Eel spawn weather – Rainy weather
  • Eel spawn season – Spring or Fall

You can remove all these spawn conditions by using a Magic Bait.

How to catch Lava Eel in Stardew Valley

You can find Lava Eels on the 100th floor of The Mines and Volcano Caldera in Stardew Valley. The fish spawns in the lava and has a meager spawn rate, implying that you might have to wait a lot even though there are no other spawn conditions, such as time, weather, and seasons.

The location to enter the mines in the game has been marked below:

Location to enter mine in Stardew Valley
The mines can be dangerous but are full of exciting resources.

You can slightly increase the chances of catching a Lava Eel through a Curiosity Lure.

Best Eel uses in Stardew Valley

Here are the best Eel uses in Stardew Valley:

  • You can craft these dishes with an Eel:
    • Maki Roll – 1x Fish, 1x Seaweed, and 1x Rice
    • Sashimi – Any fish
    • Quality Fertilizer – 4x Sap and 1x Fish
    • Fried Eel – 1x Eel and 1x Oil
    • Spicy Eel – 1x Eel and 1x Hot Pepper
  • Eel is a part of the Night Fishing Bundle that also features Bream and Walleye.
  • Lava Eel is a part of the Master’s Fishing Bundle that also features Scorpion Carp, Octopus, and Blobfish.
  • In sewing, Eel helps in making a dyeable Sailor Shirt while Lava Eel is used to create the Logo Cap.

Like all fish, you wouldn’t get anything by gifting Eel to villagers. Demetrius, Willy, Sebastian, Elliott, Leo, Pam, and Linus have a neutral reaction to receiving Eel as a gift while Evelyn, Haley, and Pierre hate it.

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