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New Horizons Fish

Introduction

Which of the 80 fish types available in New Horizons will you discover lurking in your island's waters? Keep your eyes peeled for the legendary finned fish such as the Great White Shark (represented by SH), or will a slimy eel (with a skinny long shadow indicated by an E) slither its way to the Museum? Use your Critterpedia to keep track of all the fish you've caught and which ones have been donated to the museum! Your Critterpedia will also show you each fishes' seasonality and its active hours. We've compiled everything for you below to use!

The list below indicates the best months and times to reel in your desired catch, as well as shadow size, ranging from XS (extra small) to XXL (extra extra large). We've also added the selling prices for each fish.


River Fish

Angelfish
• Months — Northern: May through October
• Months — Southern: November through April
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 3000

Arapaima
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: XXL
• Sell Price: 10,000

Arowana
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 10,000

Betta
• Months — Northern: May through October
• Months — Southern: November through April
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 2500

Bitterling
• Months — Northern: November through March
• Months — Southern: May through September
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 900

Black Bass
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 400

Bluegill
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 180

Char
• Months — Northern: March through June & September through November
• Months — Southern: September through December & March through Ma
• Hours: Spring/Summer: 4pm to 9am    Fall: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 3800

Cherry Salmon
• Months — Northern: March through June & September through November
• Months — Southern: September through December & March through May
• Hours: Spring/Summer: 4pm to 9am    Fall: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 1000

Crucian Carp
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 160

Dace
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: Al year
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 240

Dorado
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: 4am to 9pm
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 15,000

Freshwater Goby
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 400

Golden Trout
• Months — Northern: March through May & September through November
• Months — Southern: September through November & March through May
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 15,000

Guppy
• Months — Northern: April through November
• Months — Southern: October through May
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 1300

King Salmon
• Months — Northern: September
• Months — Southern: March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 1800

Loach
• Months — Northern: March through May
• Months — Southern: September through November
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 400

Mitten Crab
• Months — Northern: September through November
• Months — Southern: March through May
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 2000

Neon Tetra
• Months — Northern: April through November
• Months — Southern: October through May
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 500

Nibble Fish
• Months — Northern: May through September
• Months — Southern: November through March
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 1500

Pale Chub
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 200

Pike
• Months — Northern: September through December
• Months — Southern: March through June
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 1800

Piranha
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: 9am to 4pm & 9pm to 4am
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 2500

Pond Smelt
• Months — Northern: December through February
• Months — Southern: June through August
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 400

Rainbowfish
• Months — Northern: May through October
• Months — Southern: November through April
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 800
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Saddled Bichir
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: 9pm to 4am
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 4000

Salmon
• Months — Northern: September
• Months — Southern: March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 700

Snapping Turtle
• Months — Northern: April through October
• Months — Southern: October through April
• Hours: 9pm to 4am
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 5000

Soft-shelled Turtle
• Months — Northern: August through September
• Months — Southern: February through March
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 3750

Stringfish
• Months — Northern: December through March
• Months — Southern: June through September
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 15,000

Sturgeon
• Months — Northern: September through March
• Months — Southern: March through September
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XXL
• Sell Price: 10,000

Sweetfish
• Months — Northern: July through September
• Months — Southern: January through March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 900

Tilapia
• Months — Northern: June through October
• Months — Southern: December through April
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 800

Yellow Perch
• Months — Northern: October through March
• Months — Southern: April through September
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 300


Pond Fish

Carp
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 300

Catfish
• Months — Northern: May through October
• Months — Southern: November through April
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 800

Crawfish
• Months — Northern: April through September
• Months — Southern: October through March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 200

Frog
• Months — Northern: May through August
• Months — Southern: November through February
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 120

Gar
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 6000

Giant Snakehead
• Months — Northern: June through August
• Months — Southern: December through February
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 5500

Goldfish
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 1300

Killifish
• Months — Northern: April through August
• Months — Southern: October through February
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 300

Koi
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 4000

Pop-eyed Goldfish
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 1300

Ranchu Goldfish
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: 9am to 4pm
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 4500

Tadpole
• Months — Northern: March through July
• Months — Southern: September through January
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 100
Signature--------------
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~ No random FCRs please
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Ocean Fish

Anchovy
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 200

Barred Knifejaw
• Months — Northern: March through November
• Months — Southern: September through May
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 5000

Barreleye
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: 9pm to 4am
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 15,000

Blowfish
• Months — Northern: November through February
• Months — Southern: May through August
• Hours: 9pm to 4am
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 5000

Blue Marlin
• Months — Northern: July through September & November through April
• Months — Southern: January through March & May through October
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XXL
• Sell Price: 10,000

Butterfly Fish
• Months — Northern: April through September
• Months — Southern: October through March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 1000

Clown Fish
• Months — Northern: April through September
• Months — Southern: October through March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 650

Coelacanth
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XXL
• Sell Price: 15,000

Dab
• Months — Northern: October through April
• Months — Southern: April through October
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 300

Football Fish
• Months — Northern: November through March
• Months — Southern: May through September
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 2500

Giant Trevally
• Months — Northern: May through October
• Months — Southern: November through April
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 4500

Great White Shark
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: SH
• Sell Price: 15,000

Hammerhead Shark
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: SH
• Sell Price: 8000

Horse Mackerel
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 150

Mahi-mahi
• Months — Northern: May through October
• Months — Southern: November through April
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 6000

Moray Eel
• Months — Northern: August through October
• Months — Southern: February through April
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: E
• Sell Price: 2000

Napoleonfish
• Months — Northern: July through August
• Months — Southern: January through February
• Hours: 4am to 9pm
• Size: XXL
• Sell Price: 10,000

Oarfish
• Months — Northern: December through May
• Months — Southern: June through November
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XXL
• Sell Price: 9000

Ocean Sunfish
• Months — Northern: July through September
• Months — Southern: January through March
• Hours: 4am to 9pm
• Size: SH
• Sell Price: 4000

Olive Flounder
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 800

Puffer Fish
• Months — Northern: July through September
• Months — Southern: January through March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 250

Ray
• Months — Northern: August through November
• Months — Southern: February through May
• Hours: 4am to 9pm
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 3000

Red Snapper
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: L
• Sell Price: 3000

Ribbon Eel
• Months — Northern: June through October
• Months — Southern: December through April
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: E
• Sell Price: 600

Saw Shark
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: 4pm to 9am
• Size: SH
• Sell Price: 12,000

Sea Bass
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XL
• Sell Price: 400

Sea Butterfly
• Months — Northern: ]December through March
• Months — Southern: June through September
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 1000
Signature--------------
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The Spook
ACC Lead Researcher
~ No random FCRs please
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Sea Horse
• Months — Northern: April through November
• Months — Southern: October through May
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XS
• Sell Price: 1100

Squid
• Months — Northern: December through August
• Months — Southern: June through February
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 500

Suckerfish
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: SH
• Sell Price: 1500

Surgeonfish
• Months — Northern: April through September
• Months — Southern: October through March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: S
• Sell Price: 10,000

Tuna
• Months — Northern: November through April
• Months — Southern: May through October
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: XXL
• Sell Price: 7000

Whale Shark
• Months — Northern: June through September
• Months — Southern: December through March
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: SH
• Sell Price: 13,000

Zebra Turkeyfish
• Months — Northern: April through November
• Months — Southern: October through May
• Hours: All day/night
• Size: M
• Sell Price: 500


Trash

Boot
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Location: River, Ocean
• Sell Price: 10

Empty Can
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Location: River, Ocean
• Sell Price: 10

Old Tire
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Location: River, Ocean
• Sell Price: 10

Stone
• Months — Northern: All year
• Months — Southern: All year
• Hours: All day/night
• Location: River, Ocean
• Sell Price: 75

Tips

- You can buy a flimsy fishing rod for 500 bells from Nook's Cranny, or a more robust version for 2,500 bells once Tommy and Timmy's store has been upgraded.
- Be careful not to run near the ocean, rivers, or ponds, as you might scare the fish away!
- When waiting for a fish to take the bait, listen for the "splash" sound of the bait going underwater before smashing the A button to lure in your catch.

Information taken from in-game research & Official Companion Guide
Images from VillagerDB
Signature--------------
You took my heaven away
The Spook
ACC Lead Researcher
~ No random FCRs please
Bells: 2,797,560 Catalog: 0 Feedback: 0 WiFi:  (126) Patterns: 0 Pocket Camp ID: 5392 0809 731  
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