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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Guide – How To Catch, Prices, Shadow Sizes, And More

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Guide - How To Catch, Prices, Shadow Sizes, And More

There are loads of alternative ways to generate income in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and probably the greatest is by fishing for uncommon species. Equally to bugs, there are tons of various kinds of fish that fluctuate relying on a wide range of components, together with the time of day, climate, and season. There are 80 to catch in New Horizons, and you may promote them, reward them, donate them, or show them. What you selected to do with them is as much as you, however you may want to truly catch them earlier than making that call.

Under, we’ve two tables–one for the Northern Hemisphere and one for the Southern Hemisphere–listing each fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the place and when you’ll be able to catch them, and the way a lot you’ll be able to promote them for (which is an effective method to generate income in Animal Crossing). We have additionally damaged down the basics of fishing in Animal Crossing, together with how one can craft your first fishing rod, all the things that may have an effect on how and when fish spawn, and which seasonal fish it is best to deal with every month.

If you happen to’re decided to fill out your museum, you must also take a look at our information to Redd’s artwork and how one can inform actual artwork from the fakes. You can too lookup each merchandise within the sport utilizing the New Horizons catalog instrument from our sister web site GameFAQs.

Each Fish In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The listing beneath incorporates the time of yr, time of day, location, shadow dimension, and worth for each fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That is divided into two separate tables, because the months of the yr might be totally different for every hemisphere.

Location

There are three varieties of environments for fish on the island: sea (the ocean), river, and pond. The river is additional break up into three categories–river mouth, river clifftop, and normal river–and the ocean additionally contains the extra particular pier location, which is the picket pier someplace in your island (however not the one resulting in the airport). Fish like salmon can solely be discovered on the river mouth, which is the place the river meets the ocean, whereas others, just like the cherry salmon, can solely be discovered at elements of the river in your island’s cliffs, for instance.

Shadow Dimension

Fish are available a couple of totally different sizes, and every sort of fish seems as the identical dimension shadow every time. The shadow sizes are: additional small (1), small (2), medium (3), massive (4), additional massive (5), and big (6). Longer, skinnier shadows within the ocean are eels, which will be caught like every other fish, and a few shadows may even seem with a fin on high, signaling a shark or different uncommon, finned fish. You should use our chart and the tables beneath to assist decide the dimensions of a fish’s shadow and which fish it could be.

A chart of the standard fish sizes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
A chart of the usual fish sizes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Northern Hemisphere

Fish Months Location / Dimension Time Value
Anchovy All yr Sea
2
Four AM –
9 PM
200
Angelfish Might – Oct River
2
Four PM –
9 AM
3,000
Arapaima June – Sept

River
6

Four PM –
9 AM
10,000
Arowana June – Sept River
4
Four PM –
9 AM
10,000
Barred Knifejaw Mar – Nov Sea
3
All day 5,000
Barreleye All yr Sea
2
9 PM –
Four AM
15,000
Betta Might – Oct River
2
9 AM –
Four PM
2,500
Bitterling Nov – Mar River
1
All day 900
Black Bass All yr River
4
All day 400
Blowfish Nov – Feb Sea
3
9 PM –
Four AM
5,000
Blue Marlin Nov – Apr
July – Sept
Pier
6
All day 10,000
Bluegill All yr River
2
9 AM –
Four PM
180
Butterfly Fish Apr – Sept Sea
2
All day 1,000
Carp All yr River
4
All day 300
Catfish Might – Oct Pond
4
Four PM –
9 AM
800
Char Mar – June
Sept – Nov
River
3
Four PM –
9 AM
3,800
Cherry Salmon Mar – June
Sept – Nov
River (Clifftop)
3
Four PM –
9 AM
1,000
Clown Fish Apr – Sept Sea
1
All day 650
Coelacanth All yr

Sea (Rain)
6

All day 15,000
Crawfish Apr – Sept Pond
2
All day 200
Crucian Carp All yr River
2
All day 160
Dab Oct – Apr Sea
3
All day 300
Dace All yr River
3
Four PM –
9 AM
240
Dorado June – Sept

River
5

Four AM –
9 PM
15,000
Soccer Fish Nov – Mar Sea
4
Four PM –
9 AM
2,500
Freshwater Goby All yr River
2
Four PM –
9 AM
400
Frog Might – Aug Pond
2
All day 120
Gar June – Sept Pond
5
Four PM –
9 AM
6,000
Big Snakehead June – Aug Pond
5
9 AM –
Four PM
5,500
Big Trevally Might – Oct Pier
5
All day 4,500
Golden Trout Mar – Might
Sept – Nov

River (Clifftop)
3

Four PM –
9 AM
15,000
Goldfish All yr Pond
1
All day 1,300
Nice White Shark June – Sept Sea
Fin
Four PM –
9 AM
15,000
Guppy Apr – Nov River
1
9 AM –
Four PM
1,300

Hammerhead Shark

June – Sept Sea
Fin
Four PM –
9 AM
8,000
Horse Mackerel All yr Sea
2
All day 150
Killifish Apr – Aug Pond
1
All day 300
King Salmon Sept River (Mouth)
6
All day 1,800
Koi All yr Pond
4
Four PM –
9 AM
4,000
Loach Mar – Might River
2
All day 400
Mahi-mahi Might – Oct Pier
5
All day 6,000
Mitten Crab Sept – Nov River
2
Four PM –
9 AM
2,000
Moray Eel Aug – Oct Sea
Slim
All day 2,000
Napoleonfish July – Aug Sea
6
Four AM –
9 PM
10,000
Neon Tetra Apr – Nov River
1
9 AM –
Four PM
500
Nibble Fish Might – Sept River
1
9 AM –
Four PM
1,500
Oarfish Dec – Might Sea
6
All day 9,000
Ocean Sunfish July – Sept Sea
Fin
Four AM –
9 PM
4,000
Olive Flounder All yr Sea
5
All day 800
Pale Chub All yr River
1
9 AM –
Four PM
200
Pike Sept – Dec River
5
All day 1,800
Piranha June – Sept River
2

9 AM –
Four PM,
9 PM –
Four AM

2,500
Pond Smelt Dec – Feb River
2

All day

400
Pop-eyed Goldfish All yr Pond
1
9 AM –
Four PM
1,300
Puffer Fish July – Sept Sea
3
All day 250
Rainbowfish Might – Oct River
2
9 AM –
Four PM
800
Ranchu Goldfish All yr Pond
2
9 AM –
Four PM
4,500
Ray Aug – Nov Sea
5
Four AM –
9 PM
3,000
Purple Snapper All yr Sea
4
All day 3,000
Ribbon Eel July – Oct Sea
Slim
All day 600
Saddled Bichir June – Sept River
4
9 PM –
Four AM
4,000
Salmon Sept River (Mouth)
4
All day 700
Noticed Shark June – Sept Sea
Fin
Four PM –
9 AM
12,000
Sea Bass All yr Sea
5
All day 400
Sea Butterfly Dec – Mar Sea
1
All day 1,000
Sea Horse Apr – Nov Sea
1
All day 1,100
Snapping Turtle Apr – Oct River
4
9 PM –
Four AM
5,000
Smooth-shelled Turtle Aug – Sept River
4
Four PM –
9 AM
3,750
Squid Dec – Aug Sea
3
All day 500
Stringfish Dec – Mar River (Clifftop)
5
Four PM –
9 AM
15,000
Sturgeon Sept – Mar River (Mouth)
6
All day 10,000
Suckerfish June – Sept Sea
Fin
All day 1,500
Surgeonfish Apr – Sept Sea
2
All day 1,000
Sweetfish July – Sept River
3
All day 900
Tadpole Mar – July Pond
1
All day 100
Tilapia June – Oct River
3
All day 800

Tuna

Nov – Apr Pier
6
All day 7,000
Whale Shark June – Sept Sea
Fin
All day 13,000
Yellow Perch Oct – Mar River
3
All day 300
Zebra Turkeyfish April – Might
July – Nov
Sea
3
All day 500
A medium-sized fish (size 3) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
A medium-sized fish (dimension 3) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Southern Hemisphere

Fish Months Location / Dimension Time Value
Anchovy All yr Sea
2
Four AM –
9 PM
200
Angelfish Nov – Apr River
2
Four PM –
9 AM
3,000
Arapaima Dec – Mar River
6
Four PM –
9 AM
10,000
Arowana Dec – Mar River
4
Four PM –
9 AM
10,000
Barred Knifejaw Sept – Might Sea
3
All day 5,000
Barreleye Nov – Apr Sea
3
9 PM –
Four AM
15,000
Betta Nov – Apr River
2
9 PM –
Four AM
2,500
Bitterling Might – Sept River
1
All day 900
Black Bass All yr River
4
All day 400
Blowfish Might – Aug Sea
3
9 PM –
Four AM
5,000
Blue Marlin Jan – Mar
Might – Oct
Pier
6
All day 10,000
Bluegill All yr River
2
9 AM –
Four PM
180
Butterfly Fish Oct – Mar Sea
2
All day 1,000
Carp All yr River
4
All day 300
Catfish Nov – Apr Pond
4
Four PM –
9 AM
800
Char Mar – Might
Sept – Dec
River
4
Four PM –
9 AM
3,800
Cherry Salmon Mar – Might
Sept – Dec
River (Clifftop)
3
Four PM –
9 AM
1,000
Clown Fish Oct – Mar Sea
1
All day 650
Coelacanth All yr

Sea (Rain)
6

All day 15,000
Crawfish Oct – Mar Pond
2
All day 200
Crucian Carp All yr River
2
All day 160
Dab Apr – Oct Sea
3
All day 300
Dace All yr River
3
Four PM –
9 AM
240
Dorado Dec – Mar River
5
Four AM –
9 PM
15,000
Soccer Fish Might – Sept Sea
4
Four PM –
9 AM
2,500
Freshwater Goby All yr River
2
Four PM –
9 AM
400
Frog Nov – Feb Pond
2
All day 120
Gar Dec – Mar Pond
5
Four PM –
9 AM
6,000
Big Snakehead Dec – Feb Pond
5
9 AM –
Four PM
5,500
Big Trevally Nov – Apr Pier
5
All day 4,500
Golden Trout Mar – Might
Sept – Nov

River (Clifftop)
3

Four PM –
9 AM
15,000
Goldfish All yr Pond
1
All day 1,300
Nice White Shark Dec – Mar Sea
Fin
Four PM –
9 AM
15,000
Guppy Oct – Might River
1
9 AM –
Four PM
1,300
Hammerhead Shark Dec – Mar Sea
Fin
Four PM –
9 AM
8,000
Horse Mackerel All yr Sea
2
All day 150
Killifish Oct – Feb Pond
1
All day 300
King Salmon Mar River (Mouth)
6
All day 1,800
Koi All yr Pond
4
Four PM –
9 AM
4,000
Loach Sept – Nov River
2
All day 400
Mahi-mahi Nov – Apr Pier
5
All day 6,000
Mitten Crab Mar – Might River
2
Four PM –
9 AM
2,000
Moray Eel Feb – Apr Sea
Slim
All day 2,000
Napoleonfish Jan – Feb Sea
6
Four AM –
9 PM
10,000
Neon Tetra Oct – Might River
1
9 AM –
Four PM
500
Nibble Fish Nov – Mar River
1
9 AM –
Four PM
1,500
Oarfish June – Nov Sea
6
All day 9,000
Ocean Sunfish Jan – Mar Sea
Fin
Four AM –
9 PM
4,000
Olive Flounder All yr Sea
5
All day 800
Pale Chub All yr River
1
9 AM –
Four PM
200
Pike Mar – June River
5
All day 1,800
Piranha Dec – Mar River
2

9 AM –
Four PM,
9 PM –
Four AM

2,500
Pond Smelt June – Aug River
2

All day

400
Pop-eyed Goldfish All yr Pond
1
9AM –
4PM
1,300
Puffer Fish Jan – Mar Sea
3
All day 250
Rainbowfish Nov – Apr River
2
9 AM –
Four PM
800
Ranchu Goldfish All yr Pond
2
9 AM –
Four PM
4,500
Ray Feb – Might Sea
5
Four AM –
9 PM
3,000
Purple Snapper All yr Sea
4
All day 3,000
Ribbon Eel Jan – Apr Sea
Slim
All day 600
Saddled Bichir Dec – Mar River
4
9 PM –
Four AM
4,000
Salmon Mar River (Mouth)
4
All day 700
Noticed Shark Dec – Mar Sea
Fin
Four PM –
9 AM
12,000
Sea Bass All yr Sea
5
All day 400
Sea Butterfly June – Sept Sea
1
All day 1,000
Sea Horse Oct – Might Sea
1
All day 1,100
Snapping Turtle Oct – Apr River
4
9 PM –
Four AM
5,000
Smooth-shelled Turtle Feb – Mar River
4
Four PM –
9 AM
3,750
Squid June – Feb Sea
3
All day 500
Stringfish June – Sept River (Clifftop)
5
Four PM –
9 AM
15,000
Sturgeon Mar – Sept River (Mouth)
6
All day 10,000
Suckerfish Dec – Mar Sea
Fin
All day 1,500
Surgeonfish Oct – Mar

Sea
2

All day 1,000
Sweetfish Jan – Mar River
3
All day 900
Tadpole Sept – Jan Pond
1
All day 100
Tilapia Dec – Apr River
3
All day 800

Tuna

Might – Oct Pier
6
All day 7,000
Whale Shark Dec – Mar Sea
Fin
All day 13,000
Yellow Perch Apr – Sept River
3
All day 300
Zebra Turkeyfish Jan – Might
Oct – Nov
Sea
3
All day 500

Fish To Catch In April

As talked about above, fish will come and exit of season in Animal Crossing. For gamers within the Northern Hemisphere, April sees the arrival of a bunch of recent fish and aquatic life, together with the elusive Snapping Turtle. That is additionally the final month to catch the uncommon and worthwhile Blue Marlin and Tuna, which each exit of season in Might, so hit up that pier when you nonetheless have the prospect!

Gamers within the Southern Hemisphere will see the arrival of two new fish and must work diligently to catch the over half a dozen that might be going out of season after the month is up. See a extra complete listing of what is coming and moving into April in our guides beneath.

How To Fish

To catch a fish, discover a fish-shaped shadow within the water across the island and equip any type of fishing rod. Whereas dealing with the water, press A to solid your line–though you’ll not solid correctly in case you are too far-off from the sting of the water. Wait in your fishing rod’s floater to submerge below the floor of the water and shortly press A once more to reel within the fish. Urgent the A button too shortly or too slowly can lead to failure, scaring away the fish.

Gear

In an effort to catch any fish, you have to a fishing rod. The primary rod you get within the sport is the flimsy fishing rod, which will be upgraded to the fishing rod at a DIY bench. Do not be thrown off an excessive amount of by the varied fishing rod sorts; it simply determines what number of occasions the instrument can be utilized earlier than breaking. As soon as a fishing rod breaks, simply craft a brand new one at a DIY bench with sources discovered across the island or buy a brand new one at Nook’s Cranny.

Fishing bait can be a helpful merchandise for forcing fish spawns to seem in empty water. You possibly can craft it at any DIY workbench utilizing manila clams, which you’ll dig up from seashores with a shovel. You will know the place they’re whenever you see a squirt of water emerge from the sand. One manila clam can craft one fish bait. Sadly, you’ll be able to’t bulk craft fish bait.

Time And Date

Since time in Animal Crossing is synced up with the actual world, or no matter time you could have entered into your Nintendo Change, the time you select to play issues. The sport goes via all of the phases of a 24-hour interval in actual time, with totally different fish showing at totally different occasions. Fish additionally fluctuate relying on what month it’s, which the sport refers to as seasonality. If you wish to accumulate each type of fish, you have to to play the sport in any respect totally different hours and all year long. The seasonality of fish adjustments relying on which hemisphere you selected, too.

For reference, you’ll be able to at all times test what time and months the fish that you’ve caught will spawn in your Critterpedia.

If you happen to’re out there for a Nintendo Change, see our roundup of the place you should buy a Change proper now. We have additionally rounded up all one of the best Animal Crossing merch on the market.

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