This is a guide on how to catch fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. If you are having trouble catching fish and need some advice for becoming a fishing master, our fishing guide will help you learn how to catch them all!
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There are three places you can catch a fish from: the river, the beach, and the pond (as well as waterfall pools). The fish that you can catch in each location differ, so you'll first need to choose a spot with the fish you want!
After choosing the spot you want to fish at, walk around until you see a fish's shadow in the water. The shadow size ranges from very small to very large, and some will even have fins on them.
When close to the water's edge, make sure you walk instead of running. If you run close to the water, the fish will flee and ruin your chances of catching them!
Equip your fishing by opening your inventory and selecting it. Alternatively, press the left or right D-Pad button to switch around your favorited tools. You can create a fishing pole using a DIY Workbench with the right materials or by purchasing them at Nook's Cranny.
Once you've found your fish, face it and press A to cast your lure.
Always aim in the direction that the fish is facing. When casting the line, [red aim so that your lure lands in front of the fish's head[/red] so that it notices your lure.
When fishing from a river, your lure will gradually move downstream, so you should generally cast upstream from the fish so that your lure will naturally move towards the fish's field of vision.
You can't cast your fishing rod if you're too far away from the edge of the water. Make sure you're close enough to the edge, adjusting your location slightly so you can aim your lure in front of the fish.
The fish will draw near your lure once it notices it, and will also start nibbling on the lure. Your lure will bob anywhere from one to give times.
If you hear a loud bite, it means the fish took the bait! Quickly press A after it takes the bite so you can reel it in.
Note: If you wait too long to reel in the fish once it bites, the fish will flee!
If you find it difficult determining if the fish has bitten, listen to the audio cue. The sound of a bite is different from the sound of the lure bobbing.
If the fish takes small bites at your lure four times without biting, it will always bite on the fifth time. This knowledge is crucial to becoming a fishing master!
Pressing the A button just one time is enough to catch any fish, no matter how big it is. As long as your timing is good, it does not matter how many times you mash A after the first time!
When catching any fish for the first time, you should donate it to the museum. This will help your museum grow and become more lively when you and friends visit it later!
You can only donate a fish to the museum once. After that, you should either sell them at Resident Services or Nook's Cranny, or wait for C.J. to drop by and sell them for double the price!
You can also keep the fish around as pets! Placing a fish outside or in your house lets you display them in a small tank or aquarium. These serve as decorations and lets you showcase your best catch to your friends!
If you have three kinds of the same fish, you can have C.J. make a model of it that you can use to display around your house or island!
There are a huge number of fish in the game, and they each appear in different seasons, times, locations, and weather. If you're looking for a certain fish, you should check each of these conditions first before hunting for it.
Once you've caught a fish, you'll can check the conditions under which it appears in the Critterpedia at any time.
|Below the Waterfall|
Fish locations are not divided by an individual area of the island, but instead by the type of environment. Keep each of these in mind when searching for a certain fish.
When you see a fish in the water, it will be visible by its shadow. Depending on the size of the shadow, one of a select group of fish with that shadow size will appear.
Also, for rare fish in particular, the controller vibration will be stronger than for other fish.
Fish Bait is a one-use item which will immediately attract a single fish. Although Fish bait does not increase the odds of rare fish appearing, preparing Fish bait in advance can help you catch fish in a specific location more easily.
This is very useful if you're looking for fish in spots where they rarely appear, such as near the pier or in river mouths. So, dig up those Manila Clams and make some bait!
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