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This is a Fish Guide that shows all the fish you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. In addition to the months and times that fish appear, you can find other information here to help you complete your fish encyclopedia.

List of Fish (Fish Encyclopedia)

Fish by Month (Northern and Southern Hemisphere)
January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Note: The pages above show fish appearances for both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere

No. Name Shadow Size Area Months Time of Day
1 Bitterling ImageBitterling Tiny ShadowTiny River November to March Any time
2 Pale Chub ImagePale Chub Tiny ShadowTiny River Year round 9 AM to 4 PM
3 Crucian Carp ImageCrucian Carp Small ShadowSmall River Year round Any time
4 Dace ImageDace Medium ShadowMedium River Year round 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
5 Carp ImageCarp Large ShadowLarge Pond Year round Any time
6 Koi ImageKoi Large ShadowLarge Pond Year round 2 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
7 Goldfish ImageGoldfish Tiny ShadowTiny Pond Year round Any time
8 Pop-Eyed Goldfish ImagePop-Eyed Goldfish Tiny ShadowTiny Pond Year round 9 AM to 4 PM
9 Ranchu Goldfish ImageRanchu Goldfish Small ShadowSmall Pond Year round 9 AM to 4 PM
10 Killifish ImageKillifish Tiny ShadowTiny Pond April to August Any time
11 Crawfish ImageCrawfish Small ShadowSmall Pond April to September Any time
12 Soft-Shelled Turtle ImageSoft-Shelled Turtle Medium ShadowMedium River August and September 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
13 Snapping Turtle ImageSnapping Turtle Medium ShadowMedium River April to October 9 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
14 Tadpole ImageTadpole Tiny ShadowTiny Pond March to July Any time
15 Frog ImageFrog Small ShadowSmall Pond May to August Any time
16 Freshwater Goby ImageFreshwater Goby Small ShadowSmall River Year round 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
17 Loach ImageLoach Small ShadowSmall River March to May Any time
18 Catfish ImageCatfish Large ShadowLarge Pond May to October 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
19 Giant Snakehead ImageGiant Snakehead Large ShadowLarge Pond June to August 9 AM to 4 PM
20 Bluegill ImageBluegill Small ShadowSmall River Year round 9 AM to 4 PM
21 Yellow Perch ImageYellow Perch Medium ShadowMedium River October to March Any time
22 Black Bass ImageBlack Bass Large ShadowLarge River Year round Any time
23 Tilapia ImageTilapia Medium ShadowMedium River June to October Any time
24 Pike ImagePike Large ShadowLarge River September to December Any time
25 Pond Smelt ImagePond Smelt Small ShadowSmall River December to February Any time
26 Sweetfish ImageSweetfish Medium ShadowMedium River July to September Any time
27 Cherry Salmon ImageCherry Salmon Medium ShadowMedium Above the Cliff March to June|September to November 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
28 Char ImageChar Medium ShadowMedium Above the Cliff March to June|September to November 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
29 Golden Trout ImageGolden Trout Medium ShadowMedium Above the Cliff March to May|September to November 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
30 Stringfish ImageStringfish Huge ShadowHuge Above the Cliff December to March 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
31 Salmon ImageSalmon Large ShadowLarge River (Mouth) September Any time
32 King Salmon ImageKing Salmon Huge ShadowHuge River (Mouth) September Any time
33 Mitten Crab ImageMitten Crab Small ShadowSmall River September to November 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
34 Guppy ImageGuppy Tiny ShadowTiny River April to November 9 AM to 4 PM
35 Nibble Fish ImageNibble Fish Small ShadowSmall River May to September 9 AM to 4 PM
36 Angelfish ImageAngelfish Small ShadowSmall River May to October 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
37 Betta ImageBetta Small ShadowSmall River May to October 9 AM to 4 PM
38 Neon Tetra ImageNeon Tetra Tiny ShadowTiny River April to November 9 AM to 4 PM
39 Rainbowfish ImageRainbowfish Tiny ShadowTiny River May to October 9 AM to 4 PM
40 Piranha ImagePiranha Small ShadowSmall River June to September 9 AM to 4 PM|9 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
41 Arowana ImageArowana Large ShadowLarge River June to September 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
42 Dorado ImageDorado Large ShadowLarge River June to September 4 AM to 9 PM
43 Gar ImageGar Huge ShadowHuge Pond June to September 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
44 Arapaima ImageArapaima Huge ShadowHuge River June to September 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
45 Saddled Bichir ImageSaddled Bichir Large ShadowLarge River June to September 9 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
46 Sturgeon ImageSturgeon Huge ShadowHuge River (Mouth) September to March Any time
47 Sea Butterfly ImageSea Butterfly Tiny ShadowTiny Sea December to March Any time
48 Seahorse ImageSeahorse Tiny ShadowTiny Sea April to November Any time
49 Clownfish ImageClownfish Tiny ShadowTiny Sea April to September Any time
50 Surgeonfish ImageSurgeonfish Small ShadowSmall Sea April to September Any time
51 Butterfly Fish ImageButterfly Fish Small ShadowSmall Sea April to September Any time
52 Napoleonfish ImageNapoleonfish Huge ShadowHuge Sea July to August 4 AM to 9 PM
53 Zebra Turkeyfish ImageZebra Turkeyfish Medium ShadowMedium Sea April to November Any time
54 Blowfish ImageBlowfish Medium ShadowMedium Sea November to February 9 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
55 Puffer Fish ImagePuffer Fish Medium ShadowMedium Sea July to September Any time
56 Anchovy ImageAnchovy Tiny ShadowTiny Sea Year round 4 AM to 9 PM
57 Horse Mackerel ImageHorse Mackerel Small ShadowSmall Sea Year round Any time
58 Barred Knifejaw ImageBarred Knifejaw Medium ShadowMedium Sea March to November Any time
59 Sea Bass ImageSea Bass Large ShadowLarge Sea January to December Any time
60 Red Snapper ImageRed Snapper Medium ShadowMedium Sea January to December Any time
61 Dab ImageDab Medium ShadowMedium Sea October to April Any time
62 Olive Flounder ImageOlive Flounder Large ShadowLarge Sea Year round Any time
63 Squid ImageSquid Medium ShadowMedium Sea December to August Any time
64 Moray Eel ImageMoray Eel Long and Thin ShadowLong and Thin Sea August to October Any time
65 Ribbon Eel ImageRibbon Eel Long and Thin ShadowLong and Thin Sea June to October Any time
66 Tuna ImageTuna Huge ShadowHuge Pier November to April Any time
67 Blue Marlin ImageBlue Marlin Huge ShadowHuge Pier November to April | July to September Any time
68 Giant Trevally ImageGiant Trevally Large ShadowLarge Pier May to October Any time
69 Mahi-Mahi ImageMahi-Mahi Huge ShadowHuge Pier May to October Any time
70 Ocean Sunfish ImageOcean Sunfish Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea July to September 4 AM to 9 PM
71 Ray ImageRay Large ShadowLarge Sea August to November 4 AM to 9 PM
72 Saw Shark ImageSaw Shark Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea June to September 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
73 Hammerhead Shark ImageHammerhead Shark Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea June to September 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
74 Great White Shark ImageGreat White Shark Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea June to September 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
75 Whale Shark ImageWhale Shark Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea June to September Any time
76 Suckerfish ImageSuckerfish Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea June to September Any time
77 Football Fish ImageFootball Fish Large ShadowLarge Sea November to March 4 PM to 9 AM (Next Day)
78 Oarfish ImageOarfish Huge ShadowHuge Sea December to May Any time
79 Barreleye ImageBarreleye Small ShadowSmall Sea Year round 9 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
80 Coelacanth ImageCoelacanth Huge ShadowHuge Sea Year Round (Rainy Days Only) Any time

Note: the months shown in this list are for the Northern Hemisphere. To find those of the Southern Hemisphere, simply add or subtract six months to the months shown here, or click on the fish's icon.

Fishing Guide

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In order to catch fish, you will first need to craft or buy a Fishing Rod. After equipping the fishing rod, go to a body of water (sea, river, or pond) and find a fish shadow. Cast your pole by pressing A, and wait for the fish to bite. Once it bites your lure and pulls it underwater, press A again to catch the fish!

For an in-depth walkthrough on how to catch fish and become the best fisher your island has ever seen, check out the guide below!

How to Catch Fish Easily | Fishing Guide

Once you have caught fish, there are two things you can do with them (aside from keeping them as pets): sell them, or donate them to the museum. Depending on the fish's rarity, you will fetch a different price when selling them, so see the list below to find out how much you can reel in when selling each one!

Fish Prices List

List of Fish Types

Fish can be found in the three types of water: Sea, Rivers, and Ponds. The exact area of the body of water they can be found in can sometimes differ (pier, waterfall, etc), so be sure and check with the lists below.

Types of Fish
Sea FishSea Fish River FishRiver Fish Pond FishPond Fish

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>>18 Really

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