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Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Fish Price List
Here you can find the complete list of fish prices and how much they are worth in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as a guide for which fish you should sell and which you can release. We will also give some tips and techniques you can use to make fishing your primary way of earning money. Grab your fishing rod. aim for the big catch, and become a master angler!

For more details about fish appearance times and seasons, click on the individual fish icons. You can also visit our complete Fish List!

ACNH Fish Guide

Fish Money Making Guide

Where to Fish

ACNH - Big Fish Island

On Your Island

Easily available and completely free, your own island is a great place to fish. We recommend having one of each type of area, like a pond and rivers above the cliff, so you can catch all the valuable ACNH fish from the comfort of your home island. If you can't terraform yet, the more rare and expensive fish can be caught in river in clifftops, and the sea.

On Mystery Islands

Depending on the season and layout of your island, you might be able to catch better fish on some of the Mystery Islands out there. For example, there is an island with only dorsal-finned fish (sharks), and islands where Coelacanths can be caught in any weather!

Mystery Island List and Guide

How to Catch Fish

Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish - Fishing Guide
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

Where to Sell Fish

ANCH - C.J. and the Fishing Tourney
You can sell your fish to C.J. or at Nook's Cranny. It is much more profitable to sell them to C.J. as he buys them at 1.5x the original price. It's recommended that you time travel to Fishing Tourneys in order to get the most money out of fishing.

Fishing Tourney Dates

Best Times to Fish

The rarer fishes come out after 4 PM and 9 PM. It's recommended to fish during these times. The Coelacanth can be caught all year, all day long as long as it rains. Whenever there's a downpour, you should try your luck in catching this legendary fish!

Fishing Bait

Always store up on manila clams whenever you can. These can be used to craft fishing bait to help you look for a specific fish. Look out for their shadow size to narrow down your choices!

Complete Fishing Guide

What Fish Should you Sell?

ACNH - Sell Fish for loads of Bells

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How to Fish for Bells

Fishing is a great way to make money in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as they never run out and can earn you quite a lot of money, depending on the fish. Basically, you can keep fishing as long as you want, providing your have a fishing rod!

Some fish are worth more (a lot more!) than others, however, so here you can find our guide on which fish to keep and which you can release.

Not all Fish are Listed

We have left out some of the rarer fish, like Tuna and Mahi-Mahi, since they don't sell for enough to make it worth trying to catch them. We've also left out some of the fish worth around 1000 Bells, as that's up to the amount of time you want to spend fishing. For a full list of all prices, click here!

Best Rare Fish to Sell

These are the rarest and most expensive fish in ACNH. They sell for so much, you might want to save them for when C.J. visits to really reel in the bells! Whether you sell them, order a commision from C.J. or keep them as trophies is up to you, but never release these!

Fish and Sell Price
Coelacanth Image Coelacanth
15000 Bells
(C.J.: 22500)
Dorado Image Dorado
15000 Bells
(C.J.: 22500)
Golden Trout Image Golden Trout
15000 Bells
(C.J.: 22500)
Great White Shark Image Great White Shark
15000 Bells
(C.J.: 22500)
Stringfish Image Stringfish
15000 Bells
(C.J.: 22500)
Whale Shark Image Whale Shark
13000 Bells
(C.J.: 19500)
Barreleye Image Barreleye
12000 Bells
(C.J.: 18000)
Saw Shark Image Saw Shark
12000 Bells
(C.J.: 18000)
Arapaima Image Arapaima
10000 Bells
(C.J.: 15000)
Arowana Image Arowana
10000 Bells
(C.J.: 15000)
Blue Marlin Image Blue Marlin
10000 Bells
(C.J.: 15000)
Napoleonfish Image Napoleonfish
10000 Bells
(C.J.: 15000)
Sturgeon Image Sturgeon
10000 Bells
(C.J.: 15000)

Best Common Fish to Sell

These fish can fetch a hefty price. Consider keeping these in your inventory to get some extra bells later on!

Fish and Sell Price
Oarfish Image Oarfish
9000 Bells
(C.J.: 13500)
Hammerhead Shark Image Hammerhead Shark
8000 Bells
(C.J.: 12000)
Gar Image Gar
6000 Bells
(C.J.: 9000)
Giant Snakehead Image Giant Snakehead
5500 Bells
(C.J.: 8250)
Barred Knifejaw Image Barred Knifejaw
5000 Bells
(C.J.: 7500)
Blowfish Image Blowfish
5000 Bells
(C.J.: 7500)
Snapping Turtle Image Snapping Turtle
5000 Bells
(C.J.: 7500)
Ranchu Goldfish Image Ranchu Goldfish
4500 Bells
(C.J.: 6750)
Koi Image Koi
4000 Bells
(C.J.: 6000)
Ocean Sunfish Image Ocean Sunfish
4000 Bells
(C.J.: 6000)
Saddled Bichir Image Saddled Bichir
4000 Bells
(C.J.: 6000)
Char Image Char
3800 Bells
(C.J.: 5700)
Soft-Shelled Turtle Image Soft-Shelled Turtle
3750 Bells
(C.J.: 5625)
Angelfish Image Angelfish
3000 Bells
(C.J.: 4500)
Ray Image Ray
3000 Bells
(C.J.: 4500)
Red Snapper Image Red Snapper
3000 Bells
(C.J.: 4500)
Betta Image Betta
2500 Bells
(C.J.: 3750)
Football Fish Image Football Fish
2500 Bells
(C.J.: 3750)
Piranha Image Piranha
2500 Bells
(C.J.: 3750)
Mitten Crab Image Mitten Crab
2000 Bells
(C.J.: 3000)
Moray Eel Image Moray Eel
2000 Bells
(C.J.: 3000)
King Salmon Image King Salmon
1800 Bells
(C.J.: 2700)
Pike Image Pike
1800 Bells
(C.J.: 2700)

Best Fish to Release

If you're fishing for a while, you'll quickly find your inventory cluttered with less lucrative fish. Unless you plan to make frequent trips to Nook's Cranny, you can safely release the fish below for bigger and better ones!

Fish and Sell Price
Clownfish Image Clownfish
650 Bells
(C.J.: 975)
Ribbon Eel Image Ribbon Eel
600 Bells
(C.J.: 900)
Neon Tetra Image Neon Tetra
500 Bells
(C.J.: 750)
Squid Image Squid
500 Bells
(C.J.: 750)
Zebra Turkeyfish Image Zebra Turkeyfish
500 Bells
(C.J.: 750)
Black Bass Image Black Bass
400 Bells
(C.J.: 600)
Freshwater Goby Image Freshwater Goby
400 Bells
(C.J.: 600)
Loach Image Loach
400 Bells
(C.J.: 600)
Pond Smelt Image Pond Smelt
400 Bells
(C.J.: 600)
Sea Bass Image Sea Bass
400 Bells
(C.J.: 600)
Carp Image Carp
300 Bells
(C.J.: 450)
Dab Image Dab
300 Bells
(C.J.: 450)
Killifish Image Killifish
300 Bells
(C.J.: 450)
Yellow Perch Image Yellow Perch
300 Bells
(C.J.: 450)
Puffer Fish Image Puffer Fish
250 Bells
(C.J.: 375)
Dace Image Dace
240 Bells
(C.J.: 360)
Anchovy Image Anchovy
200 Bells
(C.J.: 300)
Crawfish Image Crawfish
200 Bells
(C.J.: 300)
Pale Chub Image Pale Chub
200 Bells
(C.J.: 300)
Bluegill Image Bluegill
160 Bells
(C.J.: 240)
Crucian Carp Image Crucian Carp
160 Bells
(C.J.: 240)
Horse Mackerel Image Horse Mackerel
150 Bells
(C.J.: 225)
Frog Image Frog
120 Bells
(C.J.: 180)
Tadpole Image Tadpole
100 Bells
(C.J.: 150)

ACNH Fish Prices

Icon Name Sell Price Location
80 Coelacanth Image Coelacanth 15000 Sea
74 Great White Shark Image Great White Shark 15000 Sea
42 Dorado Image Dorado 15000 River
30 Stringfish Image Stringfish 15000 River - Clifftop
29 Golden Trout Image Golden Trout 15000 River - Clifftop
75 Whale Shark Image Whale Shark 13000 Sea
79 Barreleye Image Barreleye 12000 Sea
72 Saw Shark Image Saw Shark 12000 Sea
67 Blue Marlin Image Blue Marlin 10000 Sea - Pier
52 Napoleonfish Image Napoleonfish 10000 Sea
46 Sturgeon Image Sturgeon 10000 River Mouth
44 Arapaima Image Arapaima 10000 River
41 Arowana Image Arowana 10000 River
78 Oarfish Image Oarfish 9000 Sea
73 Hammerhead Shark Image Hammerhead Shark 8000 Sea
66 Tuna Image Tuna 7000 Sea - Pier
69 Mahi-Mahi Image Mahi-Mahi 6000 Sea - Pier
43 Gar Image Gar 6000 Pond
19 Giant Snakehead Image Giant Snakehead 5500 Pond
58 Barred Knifejaw Image Barred Knifejaw 5000 Sea
54 Blowfish Image Blowfish 5000 Sea
13 Snapping Turtle Image Snapping Turtle 5000 River
68 Giant Trevally Image Giant Trevally 4500 Sea - Pier
9 Ranchu Goldfish Image Ranchu Goldfish 4500 Pond
70 Ocean Sunfish Image Ocean Sunfish 4000 Sea
45 Saddled Bichir Image Saddled Bichir 4000 River
6 Koi Image Koi 4000 Pond
28 Char Image Char 3800 River - Clifftop
12 Soft-Shelled Turtle Image Soft-Shelled Turtle 3750 River
71 Ray Image Ray 3000 Sea
60 Red Snapper Image Red Snapper 3000 Sea
36 Angelfish Image Angelfish 3000 River
77 Football Fish Image Football Fish 2500 Sea
40 Piranha Image Piranha 2500 River
37 Betta Image Betta 2500 River
64 Moray Eel Image Moray Eel 2000 Sea
33 Mitten Crab Image Mitten Crab 2000 River
32 King Salmon Image King Salmon 1800 River Mouth
24 Pike Image Pike 1800 River
76 Suckerfish Image Suckerfish 1500 Sea
35 Nibble Fish Image Nibble Fish 1500 River
34 Guppy Image Guppy 1300 River
8 Pop-Eyed Goldfish Image Pop-Eyed Goldfish 1300 Pond
7 Goldfish Image Goldfish 1300 Pond
48 Seahorse Image Seahorse 1100 Sea
51 Butterfly Fish Image Butterfly Fish 1000 Sea
50 Surgeonfish Image Surgeonfish 1000 Sea
47 Sea Butterfly Image Sea Butterfly 1000 Sea
27 Cherry Salmon Image Cherry Salmon 1000 River - Clifftop
26 Sweetfish Image Sweetfish 900 River
1 Bitterling Image Bitterling 900 River
62 Olive Flounder Image Olive Flounder 800 Sea
39 Rainbowfish Image Rainbowfish 800 River
23 Tilapia Image Tilapia 800 River
18 Catfish Image Catfish 800 Pond
31 Salmon Image Salmon 700 River Mouth
49 Clownfish Image Clownfish 650 Sea
65 Ribbon Eel Image Ribbon Eel 600 Sea
63 Squid Image Squid 500 Sea
53 Zebra Turkeyfish Image Zebra Turkeyfish 500 Sea
38 Neon Tetra Image Neon Tetra 500 River
59 Sea Bass Image Sea Bass 400 Sea
25 Pond Smelt Image Pond Smelt 400 River
22 Black Bass Image Black Bass 400 River
17 Loach Image Loach 400 River
16 Freshwater Goby Image Freshwater Goby 400 River
61 Dab Image Dab 300 Sea
21 Yellow Perch Image Yellow Perch 300 River
10 Killifish Image Killifish 300 Pond
5 Carp Image Carp 300 Pond
55 Puffer Fish Image Puffer Fish 250 Sea
4 Dace Image Dace 240 River
56 Anchovy Image Anchovy 200 Sea
11 Crawfish Image Crawfish 200 Pond
2 Pale Chub Image Pale Chub 200 River
20 Bluegill Image Bluegill 160 River
3 Crucian Carp Image Crucian Carp 160 River
57 Horse Mackerel Image Horse Mackerel 150 Sea
15 Frog Image Frog 120 Pond
14 Tadpole Image Tadpole 100 Pond

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Barreleye is 15000.

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