No, it’s not just you. Early on in Resident Evil Village I was happily collecting every piece of hunting material there was. Meat, Quality Meat, Poultry. There’s heaps that you’re able to find in the opening moments of the game.
But first of all – even though you’re introduced to them first – DON’T SELL YOUR FISH. If you’re used to Resident Evil 4, it’s probably a habit at this point. But fish play a bit more of an important role in the game. So hold on to them until the Duke tells you he needs them. I won’t tell you more than that in the interest of spoilers.
Fish are more common towards the second half of the game, so you might have thought you’d missed some. But fear not, you probably haven’t.
Here’s four locations where you can find fish in Resident Evil Village. There might be more, but these are the four main ones I’ve been repeatedly farming on each playthrough.
FISH LOCATION #1 – JUST AFTER YOUR FIRST MAJOR BOSS BATTLE
This one is literally impossible to miss – given it takes place straight after your first major boss battle. If you’re not sure what location I’m referring to, it rhymes with schmastle. In this area you’ll find at least two fish that you can reap for their juicy fillets.
FISH LOCATION #2 – NEAR MOREAU’S RESERVOIR
This one eluded me originally, and it’s easily missable. After starting up the boat in Moreau’s Reservoir, you’ll eventually find yourself on a jetty of sorts. The path ahead leads to a shack where a major story event will take place. Don’t worry – I won’t spoil it here. But if you take the path to the right, you’ll eventually find yourself in a small shallow lake with sleeping catfish. They tend to hide, but make sure to shoot them to get some even more juicy fillets.
FISH LOCATION #3 – A QUICK DETOUR BEFORE LEAVING MOREAU’S RESERVOIR
Following all of the events that go down in Moreau’s Reservoir, before leaving the area, turn around and enter it again. The location has changed quite a bit since recent story events, and if you head to the area where you first got on the boat before shit went down, you’ll notice it’s changed quite a bit. Not only can you travel down this new path to a chest with a fancy statue to sell, but you’ll also find at least two more catfish to pilfer. Delicious.
FISH LOCATION #4 – DOWN THE RIVER WITH THE FINEST FISH
After finishing Moreau’s Reservoir, you’ll be in possession of a fancy new crank. Using this crank, you can lower a drawbridge and board a boat that you can then use to move up and down a river. Move to the SOUTH under and around the ceremony site to eventually get to a small shallow body of water. You’ll find at least two fish here, and the mythical “finest fish”, which allows you to craft something for Ethan that increases his movement speed.
And that’s pretty much it! Make sure you save your Fish for the Duke and don’t sell them even if it takes you back to the glory days of Resident Evil 4.
If there’s any other fish locations, I’ll be sure to update them here. But for now, here’s more than enough to get you the items you want in Resident Evil Village.