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Animal Crossing New Horizons features a total of 80 fish that can be caught. To catch fish, you simply need to cast your bobber in front of a fish shadow that can be found in any body of water. Once the shadow pulls the bobber under, usually after a few nibbles, quickly press and hold A to reel it in.

The variety of fish available on your island depends on a number of factors. They include location, month, time of day, and weather. Some fish are of course more rare than others as well. The rarity of the fish is usually reflected in their sell price. Note that prices listed are for Nook's shop, and they can be sold at 1.5x this value to C.J.

The primary bodies of water to find fish in are the sea (ocean), rivers, and ponds. A few fish are found in more specific subsets of these locations. Every island has a pier (dock) leading to the sea where a few rare fish can be exclusively found. Some fish can only be found in the river in higher elevations or clifftops. There are also a few that can be found in the wide area (mouth) of the river that connects to the sea.

Want to narrow down this list to the fish you can catch in the current month?

List of fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Anchovy

Price: 200
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 4am-9pm

Angelfish

Price: 3,000
Location: River
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): May-Oct
Months (Southern): Nov-Apr
Time: 4pm-9am

Arapaima

Price: 10,000
Location: River
Shadow Size: Huge
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 4pm-9am

Arowana

Price: 10,000
Location: River
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 4pm-9am

Barred Knifejaw

Price: 5,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Mar-Nov
Months (Southern): Sep-May
Time: Any

Barreleye

Price: 15,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 9pm-4am

Betta

Price: 2,500
Location: River
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): May-Oct
Months (Southern): Nov-Apr
Time: 9am-4pm

Bitterling

Price: 900
Location: River
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): Nov-Mar
Months (Southern): May-Sep
Time: Any

Black Bass

Price: 400
Location: River
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Blowfish

Price: 5,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Nov-Feb
Months (Southern): May-Aug
Time: 9pm-4am

Blue Marlin

Price: 10,000
Location: Pier
Shadow Size: Huge
Months (Northern): Nov-Apr
Months (Southern): May-Oct
Time: Any

Bluegill

Price: 180
Location: River
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): Any
Months (Southern): Any
Time: 9am-4pm

Butterfly Fish

Price: 1,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): Apr-Sep
Months (Southern): Oct-Mar
Time: Any

Carp

Price: 300
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Catfish

Price: 800
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): May-Oct
Months (Southern): Nov-Apr
Time: 4pm-9am

Char

Price: 3,800
Location: River Clifftop, Pond
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Mar-June, Sep-Nov
Months (Southern): Mar-May, Sep-Dec
Time: 4pm-9am

Cherry Salmon

Price: 1,000
Location: River Clifftop
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Mar-June, Sep-Nov
Months (Southern): Mar-May, Sep-Dec
Time: 4pm-9am

Clown Fish

Price: 650
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): Apr-Sep
Months (Southern): Oct-Mar
Time: Any

Coelacanth

Price: 15,000
Location: Sea (Rain)
Shadow Size: Huge
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Crawfish

Price: 200
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): Apr-Sep
Months (Southern): Oct-Mar
Time: Any

Crucian Carp

Price: 160
Location: River
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Dab

Price: 300
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Oct-Apr
Months (Southern): Apr-Oct
Time: Any

Dace

Price: 240
Location: River
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 4pm-9am

Dorado

Price: 15,000
Location: River
Shadow Size: Extra Large
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 4am-9pm

Football Fish

Price: 2,500
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): Nov-Mar
Months (Southern): May-Sep
Time: 4pm-9am

Freshwater Goby

Price: 400
Location: River
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 4pm-9am

Frog

Price: 120
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): May-Aug
Months (Southern): Nov-Feb
Time: Any

Gar

Price: 10,000
Location: Pier
Shadow Size: Huge
Months (Northern): Nov-Apr
Months (Southern): May-Oct
Time: Any

Giant Snakehead

Price: 5,500
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): Jun-Aug
Months (Southern): Dec-Feb
Time: 9am-4pm

Giant Trevally

Price: 4,500
Location: Pier
Shadow Size: Extra Large
Months (Northern): May-Oct
Months (Southern): Nov-Apr
Time: Any

Golden Trout

Price: 15,000
Location: River Clifftop
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Mar-May, Sep-Nov
Months (Southern): Mar-May, Sep-Nov
Time: 4pm-9am

Goldfish

Price: 1,300
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Great White Shark

Price: 15,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Huge (fin)
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 4pm-9am

Guppy

Price: 1,300
Location: River
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): Apr-Nov
Months (Southern): Oct-May
Time: 9am-4pm

Hammerhead Shark

Price: 8,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Huge (fin)
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 4pm-9am

Horse Mackerel

Price: 150
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Killifish

Price: 300
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): Apr-Aug
Months (Southern): Oct-Feb
Time: Any

King Salmon

Price: 1,800
Location: River Mouth
Shadow Size: Huge
Months (Northern): Sep
Months (Southern): Mar
Time: Any

Koi

Price: 4,000
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 4pm-9am

Loach

Price: 400
Location: River
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): Mar-May
Months (Southern): Sep-Nov
Time: Any

Mahi-mahi

Price: 6,000
Location: Pier
Shadow Size: Extra Large
Months (Northern): May-Oct
Months (Southern): Nov-Apr
Time: Any

Mitten Crab

Price: 2,000
Location: River
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): Sep-Nov
Months (Southern): Mar-May
Time: 4pm-9am

Moray Eel

Price: 2,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Thin
Months (Northern): Aug-Oct
Months (Southern): Feb-Apr
Time: Any

Napoleonfish

Price: 10,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Huge
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 4am-9pm

Neon Tetra

Price: 500
Location: River
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): Apr-Nov
Months (Southern): Oct-May
Time: 9am-4pm

Nibble Fish

Price: 1,500
Location: River
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): May-Sep
Months (Southern): Nov-Mar
Time: 9am-4pm

Oarfish

Price: 9,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Huge
Months (Northern): Dec-May
Months (Southern): Jun-Nov
Time: Any

Ocean Sunfish

Price: 4,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Huge (fin)
Months (Northern): Jul-Sep
Months (Southern): Jan-Mar
Time: 4am-9pm

Olive Flounder

Price: 800
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Extra Large
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Pale Chub

Price: 200
Location: River
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 9am-4pm

Pike

Price: 1,800
Location: River
Shadow Size: Extra Large
Months (Northern): Sep-Dec
Months (Southern): Mar-Jun
Time: Any

Piranha

Price: 2,500
Location: River
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 9am-4pm, 9pm-4am

Pond Smelt

Price: 500
Location: River
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): Dec-Feb
Months (Southern): Jun-Aug
Time: Any

Pop-eyed Goldfish

Price: 1,300
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 9am-4pm

Puffer Fish

Price: 250
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Jul-Sep
Months (Southern): Jan-Mar
Time: Any

Rainbowfish

Price: 800
Location: River
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): May-Oct
Months (Southern): Nov-Apr
Time: 9am-4pm

Ranchu Goldfish

Price: 4,500
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): Any
Months (Southern): Any
Time: 9am-4pm

Ray

Price: 3,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Extra Large
Months (Northern): Aug-Nov
Months (Southern): Feb-May
Time: 4am-9pm

Red Snapper

Price: 3,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Ribbon Eel

Price: 600
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Thin
Months (Northern): Jun-Oct
Months (Southern): Dec-Apr
Time: Any

Saddled Bichir

Price: 4,000
Location: River
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 9pm-4am

Salmon

Price: 700
Location: River Mouth
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): Sep
Months (Southern): Mar
Time: Any

Saw Shark

Price: 12,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Huge (fin)
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 4pm-9am

Sea Bass

Price: 400
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Extra Large
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Sea Butterfly

Price: 1,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): Dec-Mar
Months (Southern): Jun-Sep
Time: Any

Sea Horse

Price: 1,100
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): Apr-Nov
Months (Southern): Oct-May
Time: Any

Snapping Turtle

Price: 5,000
Location: River
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): Apr-Oct
Months (Southern): Oct-Apr
Time: 9pm-4am

Soft-shelled Turtle

Price: 3,750
Location: River
Shadow Size: Large
Months (Northern): Aug-Sep
Months (Southern): Feb-Mar
Time: 4pm-9am

Squid

Price: 500
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Dec-Aug
Months (Southern): Jun-Feb
Time: Any

Stringfish

Price: 15,000
Location: River Clifftop
Shadow Size: Extra Large
Months (Northern): Dec-Mar
Months (Southern): Jun-Sep
Time: 4pm-9am

Sturgeon

Price: 10,000
Location: River Mouth
Shadow Size: Huge
Months (Northern): Sep-Mar
Months (Southern): Mar-Sep
Time: Any

Suckerfish

Price: 1,500
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Huge (fin)
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: Any

Surgeonfish

Price: 1,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Small
Months (Northern): Apr-Sep
Months (Southern): Oct-Mar
Time: Any

Sweetfish

Price: 900
Location: River
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Jul-Sep
Months (Southern): Jan-Mar
Time: Any

Tadpole

Price: 100
Location: Pond
Shadow Size: Tiny
Months (Northern): Mar-Jul
Months (Southern): Sep-Jan
Time: Any

Tilapia

Price: 800
Location: River
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Jun-Oct
Months (Southern): Dec-Apr
Time: Any

Tuna

Price: 7,000
Location: Pier
Shadow Size: Huge
Months (Northern): Nov-Apr
Months (Southern): May-Oct
Time: Any

Whale Shark

Price: 13,000
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Huge (fin)
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: Any

Yellow Perch

Price: 300
Location: River
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Oct-Mar
Months (Southern): Apr-Sep
Time: Any

Zebra Turkeyfish

Price: 500
Location: Sea
Shadow Size: Medium
Months (Northern): Apr-Nov
Months (Southern): Oct-May
Time: Any

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