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Fish are generally not the most readily available food supply but you don't get naughtiness points for catching them so they can be a good food source if you're close to drawing a Krampus. They have to be caught out of a pond (or found) using a Fishing Rod (which in turn is made using silk) but they cannot be caught from the ocean. When coupled with the Frogs frequently found around ponds and their short shelf life, fish are generally not a high priority early on.
The best use for fish is in the Fishsticks dish. It provides 40 health, decent hunger (37.5) and aside from a fish and a twig is a pretty flexible recipe. Just don't use two twigs in one recipe or you'll ruin it. Alternatively, you can use two pieces of Monster Meat because Monster Lasagna can't have a twig in it making this a great dish for using monster meat as well.