Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Prices – when and where to find every fish

By James Billcliffe, Friday, 27 March 2020 16:07 GMT

Completing your collection of fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a cornerstone of your island experience. Here’s when and where you can find each and every one – from guppies to sharks, from eels and rays to the illusive coelacanth – along with a list of the fish prices in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so you know which to prioritise.

First, before you can stuff any wriggling fish into your waiting pockets, you’ll need to craft a fishing rod at a DIY bench, or at Residential Services using Tom Nook’s station. If you’re out and about on another island, speak to Wilbur and he can put in a requisition order for tools – but will charge you in Nook Miles.

As you acquire more DIY recipes, you’ll gain access to better tools. However, if you want the best of the best, you’ll need to make Golden Tools – which we have a full page on how to make here.

Fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons appear in a variety of places. You can see their shadows in the sea, in rivers, as well as in-land ponds.

That’s not all you have to contend with though. Some fish can only be found in ponds on cliff tops you reach with a ladder. Others are seen in the river mouth where it meets the seas. While some fish can only be caught off the wooden piers that jut out onto the ocean.

Below is a list of all 80 species of fish you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including the time of day they’re active, where on islands they pop up, and the months of the year they reveal themselves.

This data comes from the embedded YouTube video by BeardBear, so if you want a visual representation of what all of the fish look like when you catch them, start the following video from 6:43:

Check out their channel, and the rest of the video for a list of all the bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

If for whatever reason you can’t watch the video, the information is also in a table below. The additional price data comes from the Animal Crossing wiki community under CC-BY-SA license, which means you can also use and remix the data as you wish.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Prices List

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish list:Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Prices:Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish locations:Animal Crossing: New Horizons Active hours:Animal Crossing: New Horizons Months active:
Bitterling900RiverAllJanuary, February, March, November, December
Pale Chub200River9AM-4PMAll
Crucian Carp160RiverAllAll
Dace240River4PM-9AMAll
Carp300PondAllAll
Koi4000Pond4PM-9AMAll
Goldfish1300PondAllAll
Pop-eyed Goldfish1300Pond9AM-4PMAll
Ranchu Goldfish4500Pond9AM-4PMAll
Killifish300PondAllApril, May, June, July, August
Crawfish200PondAllApril, May, June, July, August, September
Soft-shelled Turtle3750River4PM-9AMAugust, September
Snapping Turtle5000River9PM-4AMApril, May, June, July, August, September, October
Tadpole100PondAllMarch, April, May, June, July
Frog120PondAllMay, June, July, August
Freshwater Goby400River4PM-9AMAll
Loach400RiverAllMarch, April, May
Catfish800Pond4PM-9AMMay, June, July, August, September, October
Giant Snakehead5500Pond9AM-4PMJune, July, August
Bluegill180River9AM-4PMAll
Yellow Perch300RiverAllJanuary, February, March, October, November, December
Black Bass400RiverAllAll
Tilapia800RiverAllJune, July, August, September, October
Pike1800RiverAllSeptember, October, November, December
Pond Smelt500RiverAllJanuary, February, December
Sweetfish900RiverAllJuly, August, September
Cherry Salmon1000River (clifftop)4PM-9AMMarch, April, May, June, September, October, November
Char3800River (clifftop)4PM-9AMMarch, April, May, June, September, October, November
Golden Trout15000River (clifftop)4PM-9AMMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Stringfish15000River (clifftop)4PM-9AMJanuary, February, March, December
Salmon700River (mouth)AllSeptember
King Salmon1800River (mouth)AllSeptember
Mitten Crab2000River4PM-9AMSeptember, October, November
Guppy1300River9AM-4PMApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Nibble Fish1500River9AM-4PMMay, June, July, August, September
Angelfish3000River4PM-9AMMay, June, July, August, September, October
Betta2500River9AM-4PMMay, June, July, August, September, October
Neon Tetra500River9AM-4PMApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Rainbowfish800River9AM-4PMMay, June, July, August, September, October
Piranha2500River9AM-4PM, 9PM-4AMJune, July, August, September
Arowana10000River4PM-9AMJune, July, August, September
Dorado15000River4AM-9PMJune, July, August, September
Gar6000Pond4PM-9AMJune, July, August, September
Arapaima10000River4PM-9AMJune, July, August, September
Saddled Bichir4000River9PM-4AMJune, July, August, September
Sturgeon10000River (mouth)AllJanuary, February, March, September, October, November, December
Sea Butterfly1000SeaAllJanuary, February, March, December
Sea Horse1100SeaAllApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Clown Fish650SeaAllApril, May, June, July, August, September
Surgeonfish1000SeaAllApril, May, June, July, August, September
Butterfly Fish1000Sea AllApril, May, June, July, August, September
Napoleonfish10000Sea4AM-9PMJuly, August
Zebra Turkeyfish500SeaAllApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Blowfish5000Sea9PM-4AMJanuary, February, November, December
Puffer Fish250SeaAllJuly, August, September
Anchovy200Sea4AM-9PMAll
Horse Mackerel150SeaAllAll
Barred Knifejaw5000SeaAllMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Sea Bass400SeaAllAll
Red Snapper3000SeaAllAll
Dab300SeaAllJanuary, February, March, April, October, November, December
Olive Flounder800SeaAllAll
Squid500SeaAllJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, December
Moray Eel2000SeaAllAugust, September, October
Ribbon Eel600SeaAllJune, July, August, September, October
Tuna7000PierAllJanuary, February, March, April, November, December
Blue Marlin 10000PierAllJanuary, February, March, April, July, August, September, November, December
Giant Trevally4500PierAllMay, June, July, August, September, October
Mahi-mahi6000PierAllMay, June, July, August, September, October
Ocean Sunfish4000Sea4AM-9PMJuly, August, September
Ray3000Sea4AM-9PMAugust, September, October, November
Saw Shark12000Sea4PM-9AMJune, July, August, September
Hammerhead Shark8000Sea4PM-9AMJune, July, August, September
Great White Shark15000Sea4PM-9AMJune, July, August, September
Whale Shark13000SeaAllJune, July, August, September
Suckerfish1500SeaAllJune, July, August, September
Football Fish2500Sea4PM-9AMJanuary, February, March, November, December
Oarfish9000SeaAllJanuary, February, March, April, May, December
Barreleye15000Sea9PM-4AMAll
Coelacanth15000Sea (rainy day)AllAll

For more information on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out our full guide.

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