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

There are a large number of other ways to become profitable in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and some of the easiest is through fishing for uncommon species. In a similar fashion to insects, there are heaps of several types of fish that fluctuate relying on plenty of elements, together with the time of day, climate, and season. There are 80 to catch in New Horizons, and you’ll promote them, present them, donate them, or show them. What you selected to do with them is as much as you, however you’ll be able to want to in reality catch them ahead of making that call.

Beneath, we’ve got 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 catch them, and what sort of you’ll promote them for (which is a great way to become profitable in Animal Crossing). We have additionally damaged down the basics of fishing in Animal Crossing, together with tips on how to craft your first fishing rod, the entirety that may impact how and when fish spawn, and which seasonal fish you will have to center of attention on each and every month.

If you are made up our minds to fill out your museum, you will have to additionally take a look at our information to Redd’s artwork and tips on how to inform actual artwork from the fakes. You’ll additionally glance up each merchandise within the recreation the usage of the New Horizons catalog software from our sister web site GameFAQs.

Each Fish In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The listing underneath incorporates the time of 12 months, time of day, location, shadow measurement, and value for each fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That is divided into two separate tables, because the months of the 12 months might be other for each and every hemisphere.

Location

There are 3 kinds of environments for fish at the island: sea (the sea), river, and pond. The river is additional cut up into 3 categories–river mouth, river clifftop, and common river–and the ocean additionally comprises the extra particular pier location, which is the wood pier someplace in your island (however no longer the only resulting in the airport). Fish like salmon can handiest be discovered on the river mouth, which is the place the river meets the sea, whilst others, just like the cherry salmon, can handiest be discovered at portions of the river in your island’s cliffs, as an example.

Shadow Dimension

Fish are available in a couple of other sizes, and each and every form of fish seems as the similar measurement shadow each and every time. The shadow sizes are: additional small (1), small (2), medium (three), massive (four), additional massive (five), and massive (6). Longer, skinnier shadows within the ocean are eels, which will also be stuck like every other fish, and a few shadows can even seem with a fin on most sensible, signaling a shark or different uncommon, finned fish. You’ll use our chart and the tables underneath to lend a hand decide the scale of a fish’s shadow and which fish it may well 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 Worth
Anchovy All 12 months Sea
2
four AM –
nine PM
200
Angelfish Would possibly – Oct River
2
four PM –
nine AM
three,000
Arapaima June – Sept

River
6

four PM –
nine AM
10,000
Arowana June – Sept River
four
four PM –
nine AM
10,000
Barred Knifejaw Mar – Nov Sea
three
All day five,000
Barreleye All 12 months Sea
2
nine PM –
four AM
15,000
Betta Would possibly – Oct River
2
nine AM –
four PM
2,500
Bitterling Nov – Mar River
1
All day 900
Black Bass All 12 months River
four
All day 400
Blowfish Nov – Feb Sea
three
nine PM –
four AM
five,000
Blue Marlin Nov – Apr
July – Sept
Pier
6
All day 10,000
Bluegill All 12 months River
2
nine AM –
four PM
180
Butterfly Fish Apr – Sept Sea
2
All day 1,000
Carp All 12 months River
four
All day 300
Catfish Would possibly – Oct Pond
four
four PM –
nine AM
800
Char Mar – June
Sept – Nov
River
three
four PM –
nine AM
three,800
Cherry Salmon Mar – June
Sept – Nov
River (Clifftop)
three
four PM –
nine AM
1,000
Clown Fish Apr – Sept Sea
1
All day 650
Coelacanth All 12 months

Sea (Rain)
6

All day 15,000
Crawfish Apr – Sept Pond
2
All day 200
Crucian Carp All 12 months River
2
All day 160
Dab Oct – Apr Sea
three
All day 300
Dace All 12 months River
three
four PM –
nine AM
240
Dorado June – Sept

River
five

four AM –
nine PM
15,000
Soccer Fish Nov – Mar Sea
four
four PM –
nine AM
2,500
Freshwater Goby All 12 months River
2
four PM –
nine AM
400
Frog Would possibly – Aug Pond
2
All day 120
Gar June – Sept Pond
five
four PM –
nine AM
6,000
Massive Snakehead June – Aug Pond
five
nine AM –
four PM
five,500
Massive Trevally Would possibly – Oct Pier
five
All day four,500
Golden Trout Mar – Would possibly
Sept – Nov

River (Clifftop)
three

four PM –
nine AM
15,000
Goldfish All 12 months Pond
1
All day 1,300
Nice White Shark June – Sept Sea
Fin
four PM –
nine AM
15,000
Guppy Apr – Nov River
1
nine AM –
four PM
1,300

Hammerhead Shark

June – Sept Sea
Fin
four PM –
nine AM
eight,000
Horse Mackerel All 12 months 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 12 months Pond
four
four PM –
nine AM
four,000
Loach Mar – Would possibly River
2
All day 400
Mahi-mahi Would possibly – Oct Pier
five
All day 6,000
Mitten Crab Sept – Nov River
2
four PM –
nine AM
2,000
Moray Eel Aug – Oct Sea
Slender
All day 2,000
Napoleonfish July – Aug Sea
6
four AM –
nine PM
10,000
Neon Tetra Apr – Nov River
1
nine AM –
four PM
500
Nibble Fish Would possibly – Sept River
1
nine AM –
four PM
1,500
Oarfish Dec – Would possibly Sea
6
All day nine,000
Ocean Sunfish July – Sept Sea
Fin
four AM –
nine PM
four,000
Olive Flounder All 12 months Sea
five
All day 800
Light Chub All 12 months River
1
nine AM –
four PM
200
Pike Sept – Dec River
five
All day 1,800
Piranha June – Sept River
2

nine AM –
four PM,
nine PM –
four AM

2,500
Pond Smelt Dec – Feb River
2

All day

400
Pop-eyed Goldfish All 12 months Pond
1
nine AM –
four PM
1,300
Puffer Fish July – Sept Sea
three
All day 250
Rainbowfish Would possibly – Oct River
2
nine AM –
four PM
800
Ranchu Goldfish All 12 months Pond
2
nine AM –
four PM
four,500
Ray Aug – Nov Sea
five
four AM –
nine PM
three,000
Purple Snapper All 12 months Sea
four
All day three,000
Ribbon Eel July – Oct Sea
Slender
All day 600
Saddled Bichir June – Sept River
four
nine PM –
four AM
four,000
Salmon Sept River (Mouth)
four
All day 700
Noticed Shark June – Sept Sea
Fin
four PM –
nine AM
12,000
Sea Bass All 12 months Sea
five
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
four
nine PM –
four AM
five,000
Comfortable-shelled Turtle Aug – Sept River
four
four PM –
nine AM
three,750
Squid Dec – Aug Sea
three
All day 500
Stringfish Dec – Mar River (Clifftop)
five
four PM –
nine 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
three
All day 900
Tadpole Mar – July Pond
1
All day 100
Tilapia June – Oct River
three
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
three
All day 300
Zebra Turkeyfish April – Would possibly
July – Nov
Sea
three
All day 500
A medium-sized fish (size 3) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
A medium-sized fish (measurement three) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Southern Hemisphere

Fish Months Location / Dimension Time Worth
Anchovy All 12 months Sea
2
four AM –
nine PM
200
Angelfish Nov – Apr River
2
four PM –
nine AM
three,000
Arapaima Dec – Mar River
6
four PM –
nine AM
10,000
Arowana Dec – Mar River
four
four PM –
nine AM
10,000
Barred Knifejaw Sept – Would possibly Sea
three
All day five,000
Barreleye Nov – Apr Sea
three
nine PM –
four AM
15,000
Betta Nov – Apr River
2
nine PM –
four AM
2,500
Bitterling Would possibly – Sept River
1
All day 900
Black Bass All 12 months River
four
All day 400
Blowfish Would possibly – Aug Sea
three
nine PM –
four AM
five,000
Blue Marlin Jan – Mar
Would possibly – Oct
Pier
6
All day 10,000
Bluegill All 12 months River
2
nine AM –
four PM
180
Butterfly Fish Oct – Mar Sea
2
All day 1,000
Carp All 12 months River
four
All day 300
Catfish Nov – Apr Pond
four
four PM –
nine AM
800
Char Mar – Would possibly
Sept – Dec
River
four
four PM –
nine AM
three,800
Cherry Salmon Mar – Would possibly
Sept – Dec
River (Clifftop)
three
four PM –
nine AM
1,000
Clown Fish Oct – Mar Sea
1
All day 650
Coelacanth All 12 months

Sea (Rain)
6

All day 15,000
Crawfish Oct – Mar Pond
2
All day 200
Crucian Carp All 12 months River
2
All day 160
Dab Apr – Oct Sea
three
All day 300
Dace All 12 months River
three
four PM –
nine AM
240
Dorado Dec – Mar River
five
four AM –
nine PM
15,000
Soccer Fish Would possibly – Sept Sea
four
four PM –
nine AM
2,500
Freshwater Goby All 12 months River
2
four PM –
nine AM
400
Frog Nov – Feb Pond
2
All day 120
Gar Dec – Mar Pond
five
four PM –
nine AM
6,000
Massive Snakehead Dec – Feb Pond
five
nine AM –
four PM
five,500
Massive Trevally Nov – Apr Pier
five
All day four,500
Golden Trout Mar – Would possibly
Sept – Nov

River (Clifftop)
three

four PM –
nine AM
15,000
Goldfish All 12 months Pond
1
All day 1,300
Nice White Shark Dec – Mar Sea
Fin
four PM –
nine AM
15,000
Guppy Oct – Would possibly River
1
nine AM –
four PM
1,300
Hammerhead Shark Dec – Mar Sea
Fin
four PM –
nine AM
eight,000
Horse Mackerel All 12 months 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 12 months Pond
four
four PM –
nine AM
four,000
Loach Sept – Nov River
2
All day 400
Mahi-mahi Nov – Apr Pier
five
All day 6,000
Mitten Crab Mar – Would possibly River
2
four PM –
nine AM
2,000
Moray Eel Feb – Apr Sea
Slender
All day 2,000
Napoleonfish Jan – Feb Sea
6
four AM –
nine PM
10,000
Neon Tetra Oct – Would possibly River
1
nine AM –
four PM
500
Nibble Fish Nov – Mar River
1
nine AM –
four PM
1,500
Oarfish June – Nov Sea
6
All day nine,000
Ocean Sunfish Jan – Mar Sea
Fin
four AM –
nine PM
four,000
Olive Flounder All 12 months Sea
five
All day 800
Light Chub All 12 months River
1
nine AM –
four PM
200
Pike Mar – June River
five
All day 1,800
Piranha Dec – Mar River
2

nine AM –
four PM,
nine PM –
four AM

2,500
Pond Smelt June – Aug River
2

All day

400
Pop-eyed Goldfish All 12 months Pond
1
9AM –
4PM
1,300
Puffer Fish Jan – Mar Sea
three
All day 250
Rainbowfish Nov – Apr River
2
nine AM –
four PM
800
Ranchu Goldfish All 12 months Pond
2
nine AM –
four PM
four,500
Ray Feb – Would possibly Sea
five
four AM –
nine PM
three,000
Purple Snapper All 12 months Sea
four
All day three,000
Ribbon Eel Jan – Apr Sea
Slender
All day 600
Saddled Bichir Dec – Mar River
four
nine PM –
four AM
four,000
Salmon Mar River (Mouth)
four
All day 700
Noticed Shark Dec – Mar Sea
Fin
four PM –
nine AM
12,000
Sea Bass All 12 months Sea
five
All day 400
Sea Butterfly June – Sept Sea
1
All day 1,000
Sea Horse Oct – Would possibly Sea
1
All day 1,100
Snapping Turtle Oct – Apr River
four
nine PM –
four AM
five,000
Comfortable-shelled Turtle Feb – Mar River
four
four PM –
nine AM
three,750
Squid June – Feb Sea
three
All day 500
Stringfish June – Sept River (Clifftop)
five
four PM –
nine 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
three
All day 900
Tadpole Sept – Jan Pond
1
All day 100
Tilapia Dec – Apr River
three
All day 800

Tuna

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

Fish To Catch In April

As discussed above, fish will come and move out of season in Animal Crossing. For gamers within the Northern Hemisphere, April sees the coming of a host of latest fish and aquatic existence, together with the elusive Snapping Turtle. This could also be the remaining month to catch the uncommon and treasured Blue Marlin and Tuna, which each move out of season in Would possibly, so hit up that pier whilst you nonetheless have the danger!

Avid gamers within the Southern Hemisphere will see the coming of 2 new fish and must paintings diligently to catch the over part a dozen that might be going out of season after the month is up. See a extra complete listing of what is coming and stepping into April in our guides underneath.

How To Fish

To catch a fish, discover a fish-shaped shadow within the water across the island and equip any roughly fishing rod. Whilst dealing with the water, press A to solid your line–though you’re going to no longer solid correctly if you’re too a ways clear of the brink of the water. Look forward to your fishing rod’s floater to submerge below the skin of the water and briefly press A once more to reel within the fish. Urgent the A button too briefly or too slowly can lead to failure, scaring away the fish.

Apparatus

With the intention to catch any fish, you’re going to desire a fishing rod. The primary rod you get within the recreation is the flimsy fishing rod, which will also be upgraded to the fishing rod at a DIY bench. Do not be thrown off an excessive amount of through the more than a few fishing rod varieties; it simply determines how time and again the software can be utilized ahead of breaking. As soon as a fishing rod breaks, simply craft a brand new one at a DIY bench with assets discovered across the island or acquire a brand new one at Corner’s Cranny.

Fishing bait could also be an invaluable merchandise for forcing fish spawns to look in empty water. You’ll craft it at any DIY workbench the usage of manila clams, which you’ll dig up from seashores with a shovel. You can know the place they’re while you see a squirt of water emerge from the sand. One manila clam can craft one fish bait. Sadly, you’ll’t bulk craft fish bait.

Time And Date

Since time in Animal Crossing is synced up with the actual international, or no matter time you’ve gotten entered into your Nintendo Transfer, the time you select to play issues. The sport is going thru the entire phases of a 24-hour length in actual time, with other fish showing at other occasions. Fish additionally range relying on what month it’s, which the sport refers to as seasonality. If you wish to accumulate each roughly fish, it is important to play the sport in any respect other hours and all over the 12 months. The seasonality of fish adjustments relying on which hemisphere you selected, too.

For reference, you’ll at all times test what time and months the fish that you’ve got stuck will spawn on your Critterpedia.

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