Animal Crossing: New Horizons — All fish you can catch in September 2020

Animal Crossing New Horizons Monthly Fish Bugs Hero
Animal Crossing New Horizons Monthly Fish Bugs Hero (Image credit: iMore)

Spending the day staring at the water with a fishing pole in hand is a relaxing way to pass the time in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you're a serious angler, you'll need to keep in mind the time of year and the hemisphere you've selected to know what fish you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That's because the real-world time of day, as well as the real-life time of year, affects what happens in-game. Some fish only appear in the winter months, or they might only show up in the summer.

To help you know what catches are available to you, we've made a list of all the fish you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons this month as well as lists for fish that will be coming into and leaving from the game this next month. We also have a list of the bugs you can catch this month.

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Northern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing New Horizons Cj Fish

Animal Crossing New Horizons Cj Fish (Image credit: iMore)

For anyone who has their Animal Crossing: New Horizons game playing in the northern hemisphere, here are the fish you'll be able to encounter this month.

September fish Northern Hemisphere

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NameBell PriceShadow SizeLocationSeasonalityActive Hours
Anchovy200 BellsSmallSeaAll Year4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Angelfish3,000 BellsSmallRiverMay-Oct4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
Arapaima10,000 BellsLargestRiverJun-Sep4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
Arowana10,000 BellsLargeRiverJun-Sep4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Barred Knifejaw5,000 BellsMediumSeaMar - NovAll Day
Barreleye12,000 BellsSmallSeaAll Year9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Betta2,500 BellsSmallRiverMay-Oct9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Black Bass400 BellsLargeRiverAll YearAll Day
Blue Marlin10,000 BellsLargestPierJuly-Sep, Nov-AprilAll Day
Bluegill180 BellsSmallRiverAll Year9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Butterfly Fish1,000 BellsSmallSeaApr-SepAll Day
Carp300 BellsLargePondAll YearAll Day
Catfish800 BellsLargePondMay-Oct4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Char3,800 BellsMediumRiver/PondMar-June, Sep-Nov4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Cherry Salmon1,000 BellsMediumRiverMar-June, Sep-NovAll Day
Clownfish650 BellsSmallestSeaApr-SepAll Day
Coelacanth15,000 BellsLargestSea (rainy days)All YearAll Day
Crawfish200 BellsSmallPondApr-SepAll Day
Crucian Carp160 BellsSmallRiverAll YearAll Day
Dace240 BellsMediumRiverAll Year4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Dorado15,000 BellsLargestRiverJune-Sep4 a.m.- 9p.m.
Freshwater Goby400 BellsSmallRiverAll Year4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Gar6,000 BellsLargestPondJun-Sep4 p.m.-9a.m.
Giant Trevally4,500 BellsLargePierMay-OctAll Day
Golden Trout15,000 BellsMediumRiver (clifftop)Mar-June, Sep-Nov4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Goldfish1,300 BellsSmallestPondAll YearAll Day
Great White Shark15,000 BellsLargest with finSeaJune-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Guppy1,300 BellsSmallestRiverApr-Nov9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hammerhead Shark8,000 BellsLargest with finSeaJun-Sep4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
Horse Mackerel150 BellsSmallSeaAll YearAll Day
King Salmon1,800 BellsLargestRiver (mouth)SepAll Day
Koi4,000 BellsLargePondAll Year4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Mahi-mahi6,000 BellsLargeSeaMay-OctAll Day
Mitten Crab2,000 BellsSmallRiverSep-Nov4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Moray Eel2,000 BellsNarrowSeaAug-OctAll Day
Neon Tetra500 BellsSmallestRiverApr-Nov9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nibble Fish1,500 BellsSmallRiverMay-Sep9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Ocean Sunfish4,000 BellsLargest with finSeaJuly-Sep4 a.m.-9 p.m.
Olive Flounder800 BellsLargeSeaAll YearAll Day
Pale Chub160 BellsSmallestRiverAll Year9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pike1,800 BellsLargestRiverSep-DecAll Day
Piranha2,500 BellsSmallRiverJune-Sep9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Pop-eyed Goldfish1,300 BellsSmallestPondAll Year9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Puffer Fish250 BellsMediumSeaJuly-SepAll Day
Rainbowfish800 BellsSmallRiverMay-Oct9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ranchu Goldfish4,500 BellsSmallPondAll Year9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ray3,000 BellsLargestSeaAug-Nov4 a.m.-9 p.m.
Red Snapper3,000 BellsLargeSeaAll YearAll Day
Ribbon Eel600 BellsNarrowSeaJune- OctAll Day
Saddled Bichir4,000 BellsLargeRiverJune-Sep9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Salmon700 BellsLargeRiver (mouth)SepAll Day
Saw Shark12,000 BellsLargest with finJune-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.Row 51 - Cell 5
Sea Bass400 BellsLargestSeaAll YearAll Day
Seahorse1,100 BellsSmallestSeaApr-NovAll Day
Snapping Turtle5,000 BellsLargestRiverApr-Oct9 a.m.-4 a.m.
Soft-shelled Turtle3,750 BellsLargeRiverAug-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Sturgeon10,000 BellsSmallRiver (mouth)Sep-MarAll Day
Suckerfish1,500 BellsLarge with finSeaJune-SepAll Day
Surgeonfish1,000 BellsSmallSeaApr-SepAll Day
Sweetfish900 BellsMediumRiverJuly-SepAll Day
Tilapia800 BellsMediumRiverJune-OctAll Day
Whale Shark13,000 BellsLargest with finSeaJune-SepAll Day
Zebra Turkeyfish500 BellsMediumSeaApr-NovAll Day

Fish leaving at the end of September Northern Hemisphere

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NameBell PriceShadow SizeLocationSeasonalityActive Hours
Arapaima10,000 BellsLargestRiverJun-Sep4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
Arowana10,000 BellsLargeRiverJun-Sep4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Blue Marlin10,000 BellsLargestPierJuly-Sep, Nov-AprilAll Day
Butterfly Fish1,000 BellsSmallSeaApr-SepAll Day
Clownfish650 BellsSmallestSeaApr-SepAll Day
Crawfish200 BellsSmallPondApr-SepAll Day
Dorado15,000 BellsLargestRiverJune-Sep4 a.m.- 9p.m.
Gar6,000 BellsLargestPondJun-Sep4 p.m.-9a.m.
Great White Shark15,000 BellsLargest with finSeaJune-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Hammerhead Shark8,000 BellsLargest with finSeaJun-Sep4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
King Salmon1,800 BellsLargestRiver (mouth)SepAll Day
Nibble Fish1,500 BellsSmallRiverMay-Sep9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Ocean Sunfish4,000 BellsLargest with finSeaJuly-Sep4 a.m.-9 p.m.
Piranha2,500 BellsSmallRiverJune-Sep9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Puffer Fish250 BellsMediumSeaJuly-SepAll Day
Saddled Bichir4,000 BellsLargeRiverJune-Sep9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Salmon700 BellsLargeRiver (mouth)SepAll Day
Saw Shark12,000 BellsLargest with finJune-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.Row 17 - Cell 5
Soft-shelled Turtle3,750 BellsLargeRiverAug-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Suckerfish1,500 BellsLarge with finSeaJune-SepAll Day
Surgeonfish1,000 BellsSmallSeaApr-SepAll Day
Sweetfish900 BellsMediumRiverJuly-SepAll Day
Whale Shark13,000 BellsLargest with finSeaJune-SepAll Day

Fish coming next month in October Northern Hemisphere

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NameBell PriceShadow SizeLocationSeasonalityActive Hours
Dab300 BellsMediumSeaOct-AprilAll Day
Yellow Perch300 BellsMediumRiverOct-MarAll Day

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing New Horizons Valuable Bugs Fish Shells

Animal Crossing New Horizons Valuable Bugs Fish Shells (Image credit: iMore)

For anyone who has their Animal Crossing: New Horizons game playing in the southern hemisphere, here are the fish you'll be able to encounter this month.

September fish Southern Hemisphere

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NameBell PriceShadow SizeLocationSeasonalityActive Hours
Anchovy200 BellsSmallSeaAll Year4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Barred Knifejaw5,000 BellsMediumSeaSep-MayAll Day
Barreleye12,000 BellsSmallSeaAll Year9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Betta2,500 BellsSmallRiverMay-Sep9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bitterling900 BellsSmallestRiverMay-SepAll Day
Black Bass400 BellsLargeRiverAll YearAll Day
Blue Marlin10,000 BellsLargestPierJan-Mar, May-NovAll Day
Bluegill180 BellsSmallRiverAll Year9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Carp300 BellsLargePondAll YearAll Day
Char3,800 BellsMediumRiver/PondMar-May, Sep-Dec4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Cherry Salmon1,000 BellsMediumRiverMar-May, Sep-DecAll Day
Coelacanth15,000 BellsLargestSea (rainy days)All YearAll Day
Crucian Carp160 BellsSmallRiverAll YearAll Day
Dab300 BellsMediumSeaApr-OctAll Day
Dace240 BellsMediumRiverAll Year4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Football Fish2,500 BellsLargeSeaMay-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Freshwater Goby400 BellsSmallRiverAll Year4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Golden Trout15,000 BellsMediumRiver (clifftop)March-May, Sep-Dec4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Goldfish1,300 BellsSmallestPondAll YearAll Day
Horse Mackerel150 BellsSmallSeaAll YearAll Day
Koi4,000 BellsLargePondAll Year4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Loach400 BellsSmallRiverSep-NovAll Day
Oarfish9,000 BellsLargestSeaJune-NovAll Day
Olive Flounder800 BellsLargeSeaAll YearAll Day
Pale Chub160 BellsSmallestRiverAll Year9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pop-eyed Goldfish1,300 BellsSmallestPondAll Year9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ranchu Goldfish4,500 BellsSmallPondAll Year9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Red Snapper3,000 BellsLargeSeaAll YearAll Day
Sea Bass400 BellsLargestSeaAll YearAll Day
Sea Butterfly1,000 BellsSmallestSeaJune-SepAll Day
Stringfish15,000 BellsLargestRiver (clifftop)June-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Sturgeon10,000 BellsLargestRiver (mouth)Mar-SepAll Day
Tadpole100 BellsSmallestPondSep-JanAll Day
Tuna7,000 BellsLargestPierMay-OctAll Day
Yellow Perch300 BellsMediumRiverApr-SepAll Day

Fish leaving at the end of September Southern Hemisphere

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NameBell PriceShadow SizeLocationSeasonalityActive Hours
Betta2,500 BellsSmallRiverMay-Sep9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bitterling900 BellsSmallestRiverMay-SepAll Day
Football Fish2,500 BellsLargeSeaMay-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Sea Butterfly1,000 BellsSmallestSeaJune-SepAll Day
Stringfish15,000 BellsLargestRiver (clifftop)June-Sep4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Sturgeon10,000 BellsLargestRiver (mouth)Mar-SepAll Day
Yellow Perch300 BellsMediumRiverApr-SepAll Day

Fish coming next month in October Southern Hemisphere

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NameBell PriceShadow SizeLocationSeasonalityActive Hours
Butterfly Fish1,000 BellsSmallSeaOct-MarAll Day
Clownfish650 BellsSmallestSeaOct-MarAll Day
Crawfish200 BellsSmallPondOct-MarAll Day
Guppy1,300 BellsSmallestRiverOct-May9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Killifish300 BellsSmallestPondOct-FebAll Day
Neon Tetra500 BellsSmallestRiverOct-May9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Seahorse1,100 BellsSmallestSeaOct-MayAll Day
Snapping Turtle5,000 BellsLargestRiverOct-Apr9 a.m.-4 a.m.
Surgeonfish1,000 BellsSmallSeaOct-MarAll Day
Zebra Turkeyfish500 BellsMediumSeaOct-MayAll Day

Gone fishing

Those are all of the fish you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons this month, along with the fish that are coming and leaving soon. Make sure to nab all of these fish before they disappear for a while. I hope you're able to catch plenty of rare fish and make tons of Bells.