Animal Crossing New Horizons Monthly Fish Bugs HeroSource: 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.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Northern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing New Horizons Cj FishSource: 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

Name Bell Price Shadow Size Location Seasonality Active Hours
Anchovy 200 Bells Small Sea All Year 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Angelfish 3,000 Bells Small River May-Oct 4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
Arapaima 10,000 Bells Largest River Jun-Sep 4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
Arowana 10,000 Bells Large River Jun-Sep 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Barred Knifejaw 5,000 Bells Medium Sea Mar - Nov All Day
Barreleye 12,000 Bells Small Sea All Year 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Betta 2,500 Bells Small River May-Oct 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Black Bass 400 Bells Large River All Year All Day
Blue Marlin 10,000 Bells Largest Pier July-Sep, Nov-April All Day
Bluegill 180 Bells Small River All Year 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Butterfly Fish 1,000 Bells Small Sea Apr-Sep All Day
Carp 300 Bells Large Pond All Year All Day
Catfish 800 Bells Large Pond May-Oct 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Char 3,800 Bells Medium River/Pond Mar-June, Sep-Nov 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Cherry Salmon 1,000 Bells Medium River Mar-June, Sep-Nov All Day
Clownfish 650 Bells Smallest Sea Apr-Sep All Day
Coelacanth 15,000 Bells Largest Sea (rainy days) All Year All Day
Crawfish 200 Bells Small Pond Apr-Sep All Day
Crucian Carp 160 Bells Small River All Year All Day
Dace 240 Bells Medium River All Year 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Dorado 15,000 Bells Largest River June-Sep 4 a.m.- 9p.m.
Freshwater Goby 400 Bells Small River All Year 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Gar 6,000 Bells Largest Pond Jun-Sep 4 p.m.-9a.m.
Giant Trevally 4,500 Bells Large Pier May-Oct All Day
Golden Trout 15,000 Bells Medium River (clifftop) Mar-June, Sep-Nov 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Goldfish 1,300 Bells Smallest Pond All Year All Day
Great White Shark 15,000 Bells Largest with fin Sea June-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Guppy 1,300 Bells Smallest River Apr-Nov 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hammerhead Shark 8,000 Bells Largest with fin Sea Jun-Sep 4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
Horse Mackerel 150 Bells Small Sea All Year All Day
King Salmon 1,800 Bells Largest River (mouth) Sep All Day
Koi 4,000 Bells Large Pond All Year 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Mahi-mahi 6,000 Bells Large Sea May-Oct All Day
Mitten Crab 2,000 Bells Small River Sep-Nov 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Moray Eel 2,000 Bells Narrow Sea Aug-Oct All Day
Neon Tetra 500 Bells Smallest River Apr-Nov 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nibble Fish 1,500 Bells Small River May-Sep 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Ocean Sunfish 4,000 Bells Largest with fin Sea July-Sep 4 a.m.-9 p.m.
Olive Flounder 800 Bells Large Sea All Year All Day
Pale Chub 160 Bells Smallest River All Year 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pike 1,800 Bells Largest River Sep-Dec All Day
Piranha 2,500 Bells Small River June-Sep 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Pop-eyed Goldfish 1,300 Bells Smallest Pond All Year 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Puffer Fish 250 Bells Medium Sea July-Sep All Day
Rainbowfish 800 Bells Small River May-Oct 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ranchu Goldfish 4,500 Bells Small Pond All Year 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ray 3,000 Bells Largest Sea Aug-Nov 4 a.m.-9 p.m.
Red Snapper 3,000 Bells Large Sea All Year All Day
Ribbon Eel 600 Bells Narrow Sea June- Oct All Day
Saddled Bichir 4,000 Bells Large River June-Sep 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Salmon 700 Bells Large River (mouth) Sep All Day
Saw Shark 12,000 Bells Largest with fin June-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Sea Bass 400 Bells Largest Sea All Year All Day
Seahorse 1,100 Bells Smallest Sea Apr-Nov All Day
Snapping Turtle 5,000 Bells Largest River Apr-Oct 9 a.m.-4 a.m.
Soft-shelled Turtle 3,750 Bells Large River Aug-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Sturgeon 10,000 Bells Small River (mouth) Sep-Mar All Day
Suckerfish 1,500 Bells Large with fin Sea June-Sep All Day
Surgeonfish 1,000 Bells Small Sea Apr-Sep All Day
Sweetfish 900 Bells Medium River July-Sep All Day
Tilapia 800 Bells Medium River June-Oct All Day
Whale Shark 13,000 Bells Largest with fin Sea June-Sep All Day
Zebra Turkeyfish 500 Bells Medium Sea Apr-Nov All Day

Fish leaving at the end of September Northern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Shadow Size Location Seasonality Active Hours
Arapaima 10,000 Bells Largest River Jun-Sep 4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
Arowana 10,000 Bells Large River Jun-Sep 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Blue Marlin 10,000 Bells Largest Pier July-Sep, Nov-April All Day
Butterfly Fish 1,000 Bells Small Sea Apr-Sep All Day
Clownfish 650 Bells Smallest Sea Apr-Sep All Day
Crawfish 200 Bells Small Pond Apr-Sep All Day
Dorado 15,000 Bells Largest River June-Sep 4 a.m.- 9p.m.
Gar 6,000 Bells Largest Pond Jun-Sep 4 p.m.-9a.m.
Great White Shark 15,000 Bells Largest with fin Sea June-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Hammerhead Shark 8,000 Bells Largest with fin Sea Jun-Sep 4 p.m.- 9 a.m.
King Salmon 1,800 Bells Largest River (mouth) Sep All Day
Nibble Fish 1,500 Bells Small River May-Sep 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Ocean Sunfish 4,000 Bells Largest with fin Sea July-Sep 4 a.m.-9 p.m.
Piranha 2,500 Bells Small River June-Sep 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Puffer Fish 250 Bells Medium Sea July-Sep All Day
Saddled Bichir 4,000 Bells Large River June-Sep 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Salmon 700 Bells Large River (mouth) Sep All Day
Saw Shark 12,000 Bells Largest with fin June-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Soft-shelled Turtle 3,750 Bells Large River Aug-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Suckerfish 1,500 Bells Large with fin Sea June-Sep All Day
Surgeonfish 1,000 Bells Small Sea Apr-Sep All Day
Sweetfish 900 Bells Medium River July-Sep All Day
Whale Shark 13,000 Bells Largest with fin Sea June-Sep All Day

Fish coming next month in October Northern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Shadow Size Location Seasonality Active Hours
Dab 300 Bells Medium Sea Oct-April All Day
Yellow Perch 300 Bells Medium River Oct-Mar All Day

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing New Horizons Valuable Bugs Fish ShellsSource: 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

Name Bell Price Shadow Size Location Seasonality Active Hours
Anchovy 200 Bells Small Sea All Year 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Barred Knifejaw 5,000 Bells Medium Sea Sep-May All Day
Barreleye 12,000 Bells Small Sea All Year 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Betta 2,500 Bells Small River May-Sep 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bitterling 900 Bells Smallest River May-Sep All Day
Black Bass 400 Bells Large River All Year All Day
Blue Marlin 10,000 Bells Largest Pier Jan-Mar, May-Nov All Day
Bluegill 180 Bells Small River All Year 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Carp 300 Bells Large Pond All Year All Day
Char 3,800 Bells Medium River/Pond Mar-May, Sep-Dec 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Cherry Salmon 1,000 Bells Medium River Mar-May, Sep-Dec All Day
Coelacanth 15,000 Bells Largest Sea (rainy days) All Year All Day
Crucian Carp 160 Bells Small River All Year All Day
Dab 300 Bells Medium Sea Apr-Oct All Day
Dace 240 Bells Medium River All Year 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Football Fish 2,500 Bells Large Sea May-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Freshwater Goby 400 Bells Small River All Year 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Golden Trout 15,000 Bells Medium River (clifftop) March-May, Sep-Dec 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Goldfish 1,300 Bells Smallest Pond All Year All Day
Horse Mackerel 150 Bells Small Sea All Year All Day
Koi 4,000 Bells Large Pond All Year 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Loach 400 Bells Small River Sep-Nov All Day
Oarfish 9,000 Bells Largest Sea June-Nov All Day
Olive Flounder 800 Bells Large Sea All Year All Day
Pale Chub 160 Bells Smallest River All Year 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pop-eyed Goldfish 1,300 Bells Smallest Pond All Year 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ranchu Goldfish 4,500 Bells Small Pond All Year 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Red Snapper 3,000 Bells Large Sea All Year All Day
Sea Bass 400 Bells Largest Sea All Year All Day
Sea Butterfly 1,000 Bells Smallest Sea June-Sep All Day
Stringfish 15,000 Bells Largest River (clifftop) June-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Sturgeon 10,000 Bells Largest River (mouth) Mar-Sep All Day
Tadpole 100 Bells Smallest Pond Sep-Jan All Day
Tuna 7,000 Bells Largest Pier May-Oct All Day
Yellow Perch 300 Bells Medium River Apr-Sep All Day

Fish leaving at the end of September Southern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Shadow Size Location Seasonality Active Hours
Betta 2,500 Bells Small River May-Sep 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bitterling 900 Bells Smallest River May-Sep All Day
Football Fish 2,500 Bells Large Sea May-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Sea Butterfly 1,000 Bells Smallest Sea June-Sep All Day
Stringfish 15,000 Bells Largest River (clifftop) June-Sep 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Sturgeon 10,000 Bells Largest River (mouth) Mar-Sep All Day
Yellow Perch 300 Bells Medium River Apr-Sep All Day

Fish coming next month in October Southern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Shadow Size Location Seasonality Active Hours
Butterfly Fish 1,000 Bells Small Sea Oct-Mar All Day
Clownfish 650 Bells Smallest Sea Oct-Mar All Day
Crawfish 200 Bells Small Pond Oct-Mar All Day
Guppy 1,300 Bells Smallest River Oct-May 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Killifish 300 Bells Smallest Pond Oct-Feb All Day
Neon Tetra 500 Bells Smallest River Oct-May 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Seahorse 1,100 Bells Smallest Sea Oct-May All Day
Snapping Turtle 5,000 Bells Largest River Oct-Apr 9 a.m.-4 a.m.
Surgeonfish 1,000 Bells Small Sea Oct-Mar All Day
Zebra Turkeyfish 500 Bells Medium Sea Oct-May All 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.

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