The ever-changing seasons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are one of the game’s best aspects. You’ll never run out of things to do in Animal Crossing while it’s winter in the real world. Fish in the game vary every month, so it’s important to keep track of what’s available at any given time so you don’t miss out on anything.
Some species are only available for a few months out of the year, while others are available year-round. Depending on which hemisphere you’re located in, you’ll see a different variety of fish in your local waters. As of April 2022, New Horizons has a number of new fish to choose from. We will go through all of the new additions to ACNH items in detail below.
Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish Guide
However, there are a few things to keep in mind when fishing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As a starting point, each fish will offer you some kind of sign of its presence, such as a shadow or fin. Using the fish’s shadow as an indicator of its size seems logical. So, if you’re focusing on a giant fish, you may safely ignore the smaller shadows.
At Nook’s Cranny you can buy a fishing pole, which is required to fish (or crafted). Make your way to a watery area and keep your eyes peeled for a shadow. Shadows like this one are usually indicative of fish, but they can also be a sign of something else entirely. After casting your line at the shadow of the fish, wait a few moments, and then reel in the line. A well-timed cast will provide results. On a conventional Nintendo Switch, you’ll get a vibration when it’s time to pull in the fish, but this won’t be present on Switch Lite. The new 2.0 version, which went live on November 4, allows you to sometimes conceive of a new cooking dish depending on the fish you catch.
In addition to the option of selling at Nook’s Cranny, CJ visits your island once a week and offers higher bells animal crossing than anybody else, thus it pays to sell to him instead of Nook’s Cranny. Before CJ accepts your fish, you must complete his fishing challenge. Keep a watch out for CJ while you explore your island because he could emerge anywhere.
In April, there will be a lot of changes.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the bitterling, yellow perch, stringfish, sturgeon, sea butterfly, and football fish have all left for the month of April. Instead, you’ll find the killifish, guppy, neon tetra, snapping turtle, and many more.
It’s not just crawfish, sweetfish, gar, and clownfish that have become extinct in the Southern Hemisphere; there are many other species that have been wiped off. Yellow perch and dab are among the new species that have replaced them. Overall, the fish list has altered significantly from March to April in both the northern and southern hemispheres.