Fish Shop

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Fish Shop
Fish Shop.png
Open Hours: 9am to 5pm
Closed: Non-rainy Saturdays (Building Open, no sales)

Willy Icon.png Willy

The Fish Shop is the home of Willy. It's located on the docks of the Beach, south of Pelican Town. If the player has not read the mail from Willy sent on Spring 2, then this shop cannot be entered. Although the door will unlock on Saturdays, the shop will be closed unless it is raining.

Willy offers a variety of fishing supplies inside, including rods, bait, tackle and crab pots, and more goods become available as the player increases their fishing skill. These items can be bought from the shop as soon as the appropriate skill level is achieved, without needing to wait until the next day.


Note that the Copper Pan unlocks in the Fish Shop after obtaining the first one from Willy in the cutscene after completing the Fish Tank Bundles or purchasing "Panning" from the Joja Community Development Form. Trout Soup, the Training Rod, and the Bamboo Pole are available as soon as the Fish Shop is open.

Item Description Price Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level Required
Trout Soup.png Trout Soup Pretty salty. Gold.png250g 0
Bait.png Bait Causes fish to bite faster. Must first be attached to a fishing rod. Gold.png5g 2
Crab Pot.png Crab Pot Place it in the water, load it with bait, and check the next day to see if you've caught anything. Works in streams, lakes, and the ocean. Gold.png1,500g 3
Spinner.png Spinner The shape makes it spin around in the water. Slightly increases the bite-rate when fishing. Gold.png500g 6
Trap Bobber.png Trap Bobber Causes fish to escape slower when you aren't reeling them in. Gold.png500g 6
Lead Bobber.png Lead Bobber Adds weight to your "fishing bar", preventing it from bouncing along the bottom. Gold.png200g 6
Treasure Hunter.png Treasure Hunter Fish don't escape while collecting treasures. Also slightly increases the chance to find treasures. Gold.png750g 7
Cork Bobber.png Cork Bobber Slightly increases the size of your "fishing bar". Gold.png750g 7
Barbed Hook.png Barbed Hook Makes your catch more secure, causing the "fishing bar" to cling to your catch. Works best on slow, weak fish. Gold.png1,000g 8
Dressed Spinner.png Dressed Spinner The metal tab and colorful streamers create an enticing spectacle for fish. Increases the bite-rate when fishing. Gold.png1,000g 8
Magnet.png Magnet Increases the chance of finding treasures when fishing. However, fish aren't crazy about the taste. Gold.png1,000g 9
Bamboo Pole.png Bamboo Pole Use in the water to catch fish. Gold.png500g N/A
Fiberglass Rod.png Fiberglass Rod Use in the water to catch fish. Allows use of Bait. Gold.png1,800g 2
Iridium Rod.png Iridium Rod Use in the water to catch fish. Allows use of Tackle. Gold.png7,500g 6
Training Rod.png Training Rod It's a lot easier to use than other rods, but can only catch basic fish. Gold.png25g 0
Copper Pan.png Copper Pan Use to gather ore from streams. Gold.png2,500g N/A
Large Fish Tank.png Large Fish Tank Can be placed inside your house. Gold.png2,000g N/A
Small Fish Tank.png Small Fish Tank Can be placed inside your house. Gold.png500g N/A
Fisher Double Bed.png Fisher Double Bed Can be placed inside your house. Gold.png25,000g N/A


Willy will buy the following items from the player:[1]

He will not buy any other catchable items (Trash, Green Algae, Seaweed, or White Algae).

Player-Derived Stock

If the player chooses to sell items to Willy, there is a chance they will appear in the list of items for sale, especially if sold to Willy in large quantity. Any of these items will be available for purchase in limited quantities. Additional villager dialogues may appear indicating they've seen or purchased the items.

Willy's Boat

After repairing the Community Center or JojaMart, Willy mails the player an invitation to the back room of his shop. On arriving, the player finds a hidden dock with an old boat that can be repaired to travel to Ginger Island for a fee of Gold.png1,000g. Once the boat is repaired, the store's doors unlock at 8AM, though Willy's own schedule is unchanged. He doesn't need to be in the shop to ride the boat.


  • By Fishing inside the boat room you may catch a Lifesaver.


  • Interacting with the ladder at the back of the shop results in a message that suggests Willy lives upstairs.


  1. See game code in ShopMenu::setUpStoreForContext, case FishShop.


  • 1.4: Player-derived stock sold to Willy appears in the Fish Shop menu instead of at Pierre's General Store. Added Training Rod and Copper Pan to shop stock.
  • 1.5: Large Fish Tank, Small Fish Tank, and Fisher Double Bed added to shop stock, Willy's Boat appears.
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