Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Fish Guide, spawns and prices

That’s a lot of fish.

Summer

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is filled with different types of fish to catch. They spawn in different places, at different times of the year, and at different times a day. This will also vary depending on whether you are in the northern or southern hemisphere.

Below, you will find two tables, one for the northern hemisphere and one for the southern hemisphere, detailing fish types, spawns, times of the year, times of day, and the price that you can get for selling the fish.

The list is not complete, but we will be updating it daily as we catch more fish.

Nothern Hemisphere

NameSpawns AtMonthTimePrice
AnchovySeaAll year4 AM – 9 PM200
AngelfishRiverMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct4 PM – 9 AM3000
ArapaimaRiverJun, July, Aug, Sept4 PM – 9 AM10000
ArowanaRiverJun, Jul, Aug, Sept4 PM – 9 AM10000
Barred KnifejawSeaMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov24 hours5000
BarreleyeSeaAll year9 PM – 4 AM15000
BetttaRiverMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct9 AM – 4 PM2,500
BitterlingRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec24 hours900
Black BassRiverAll year24 hours400
BlowfishSeaJan, Feb, Nov, Dec6 PM – 4 AM5000
Blue MarlinPierJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sept, Nov, Dec24 hours10000
BluegillRiverAll year9 AM – 4 PM180
Butterfly FishSeaApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours1000
CarpPondAll year24 hours300
CatfishPondMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct4 PM – 9 AM800
CharRiver – clifftopMar, Apr, May, Jun, Sept, Oct, Nov4 PM – 9 AM3,800
Cherry SalmonRiver – clifftopMar, Apr, May, Jun, Sept, Oct, Nov4 PM – 9 AM1000
Clown FishSeaApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours650
CoelacanthSea – only when rainingAll year24 hours1500
CrawfishRiverApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours200
Crucian CarpRiverAll year24 hours160
DabSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours300
DaceRiverAll year4 PM – 9 AM240
DoradoRiverJun, Jul, Aug, Sept4 AM – 9 PM15000
Football FishSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec4 PM – 9 AM2,500
Freshwater GobyRiverAll year4 PM – 9 AM400
FrogPondMay, Jun, Jul, Aug24 hours120
GarPondJun, Jul, Aug, Sept4 PM – 9 AM6000
Giant SnakeheadPondJun, Jul, Aug9 AM – 4 PM5,500
Giant TrevallyPierMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours4,500
Golden TroutRiver – clifftopMar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov4 PM – 9 AM15000
GoldfishPondAll year24 hours1,300
Great White SharkSeaJun, Jul, Aug, Sept4 PM – 9 AM15000
GuppyRiverApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov9 AM – 4 PM1,300
Hammerhead SharkSeaJun, Jul, Aug, Sept4 PM – 9 AM8000
Horse MackerelSeaAll year24 hours150
KillifishPondApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug24 hours300
King SalmonRiver mouthSept24 hours1,800
KoiPondAll year4 PM – 9 AM4000
LoachRiverMar, Apr, May24 hours400
Mahi-mahiPierMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct24 hours6000
Mitten CrabRiverSept, Oct, Nov4 PM – 9 AM2000
Moray EelSeaAug, Sept, Oct24 hours2000
NapoleonfishSeaJul, Aug4 AM – 9 PM10000
Neon TetraRiverApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov9 AM – 4 PM500
Nibble FishRiverMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept9 AM – 4 PM1,500
OarfishSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec24 hours9000
Ocean SunfishSeaJul, Aug, Sept4 AM – 9 PM4000
Olive FlounderSeaAll year24 hours800
Pale ChubRiverAll year9 AM – 4 PM200
PikeRiverSept, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours1,800
PiranhaRiverJun, Jul, Aug, Sept9 AM – 4 PM & 9 PM – 4 AM2,500
Pond SmeltRiverJan, Feb, Dec24 hours500
Pop-eyed GoldfishPondAll year9 AM – 4 PM1,300
Puffer FishSeaJul, Aug, Sept24 hours250
RainbowfishRiverMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct9 AM – 4 PM800
Ranchu GoldfishPondAll year9 AM – 4 PM4,500
RaySeaAug, Sept, Oct, Nov4 AM – 9 PM3000
Red SnapperSeaAll year24 hours3000
Ribbon EelSeaJun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct24 hours600
Saddled BichirRiverJun, Jul, Aug, Sept9 PM – 4 AM4000
SalmonRiver mouthSept24 hours700
Saw SharkSeaJun, Jul, Aug, Sept4 PM – 9 AM12000
Sea BassSeaAll year24 hours400
Sea ButterflySeaJan, Feb, Mar, Dec24 hours1000
SeahorseSeaApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov24 hours1,100
Snapping TurtleRiverApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct9 PM – 4 AM5000
Soft-shelled TurtleRiverAug, Sept4 PM – 9 AM3,750
SquidSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec24 hours500
StringfishRiver – clifftopJan, Feb, Mar, Dec4 PM – 9 AM15000
SturgeonRiver mouthJan, Feb, Mar, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours10000
SuckerfiskSeaJun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours1,500
SurgeonfishSeaApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours1000
SweetfishRiverJul, Aug, Sept24 hours900
TadpolePondMar, Apr, May, Jun, July24 hours100
TilapiaRiverJun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct24 hours800
TunaPierJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec24 hours7000
Whale SharkSeaJun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours13000
Yellow PerchRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours300
Zebra TurkeyfishSeaApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov24 hours500

Southern Hemisphere

NameSpawns AtMonthTimePrice
AnchovySeaAll year4 AM – 9 PM200
AngelfishRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec4 PM – 9 AM3000
ArapaimaRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Apr4 PM – 9 AM10000
ArowanaRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Dec4 PM – 9 AM10000
Barred KnifejawSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours5000
BarreleyeSeaAll year9 PM – 4 AM15000
BetttaRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec9 AM – 4 PM2,500
BitterlingRiverMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours900
Black BassRiverAll year24 hours400
BlowfishSeaMay, Jun, Jul, Aug9 PM – 4 AM5000
Blue MarlinPierJan, Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Hul, Aug, Sept, Oct24 hours10000
BluegillRiverAll year9 AM – 4 PM180
Butterfly FishSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours1000
CarpPondAll year24 hours300
CatfishPondJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec4 PM – 9 AM800
CharRiver – clifftopMar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec4 PM – 9 AM3,800
Cherry SalmonRiver – clifftopMar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec4 PM – 9 AM1000
Clown FishSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours650
CoelacanthSea only when rainingAll year24 hours1500
CrawfishRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours200
Crucian CarpRiverAll year24 hours160
DabSeaAug, Sept, Oct24 hours300
DaceRiverAll year4 PM – 9 AM240
DoradoRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Dec4 AM – 9 PM15000
Football FishSeaMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept4 PM – 9 AM2,500
Freshwater GobyRiverAll year4 PM – 9 AM400
FrogPondJan, Feb, Nov, Dec24 hours120
GarPondJan, Feb, Mar4 PM – 9 AM6000
Giant SnakeheadPondJan, Feb, Dec9 AM – 4 PM5,500
Giant TrevallyPierJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec24 hours4,500
Golden TroutRiver – clifftopMar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec4 PM – 9 AM15000
GoldfishPondAll year24 hours1,300
Great White SharkSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Dec4 PM – 9 AM15000
GuppyRiverJan, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov9 AM – 4 PM1,300
Hammerhead SharkSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Dec4 PM – 9 AM8000
Horse MackerelSeaAll year24 hours150
KillifishPondJan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec9 AM – 4 PM300
King SalmonRiver mouthMar24 hours1,800
KoiPondAll year4 PM – 9 AM4000
LoachRiverSept, Oct, Nov24 hours400
Mahi-mahiPierJan, Feb, Mar24 hours6000
Mitten CrabRiverMar, April, May4 PM – 9 AM2000
Moray EelSeaFeb, Mar, April24 hours2000
NapoleonfishSeaJan, Feb4 AM – 9 PM10000
Neon TetraRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, OCt, Nov, Dec9 AM – 4 PM500
Nibble FishRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec9 AM – 4 PM1,500
OarfishSeaJun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov24 hours9000
Ocean SunfishSeaJan, Feb, Mar4 AM – 9 PM4000
Olive FlounderSeaAll year24 hours800
Pale ChubRiverAll year9 AM – 4 PM200
PikeRiverMar, April, May, June24 hours1,800
PiranhaRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Dec9 AM – 4 PM & 9 PM – 4 AM2,500
Pond SmeltRiverJun, Jul, Aug24 hours500
Pop-eyed GoldfishPondAll year9 AM – 4 PM1,300
Puffer FishSeaJan, Feb, Mar24 hours250
RainbowfishRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec9 AM – 4 PM800
Ranchu GoldfishPondAll year9 AM – 4 PM4,500
RaySeaFeb, Mar, Apr, May4 AM – 9 PM3000
Red SnapperSeaAll year24 hours3000
Ribbon EelSeaJan,Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec24 hours600
Saddled BichirRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Dec9 PM – 4 AM4000
SalmonRiver mouthMar24 hours700
Saw SharkSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Dec4 PM – 9 AM12000
Sea BassSeaAll year24 hours400
Sea ButterflySeaJan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours1000
SeahorseSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, MAy, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours1,100
Snapping TurtleRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct,Nov, Dec9 PM – 4 AM5000
Soft-shelled TurtleRiverFeb, Mar4 PM – 9 AM3,750
SquidSeaAll year24 hours500
StringfishRiver – clifftopUnknown4 PM – 9 AM15000
SturgeonRiver mouthMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours10000
SuckerfiskSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Dec24 hours1,500
SurgeonfishSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours1000
SweetfishRiverJan, Feb, Mar24 hours900
TadpolePondJan, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours100
TilapiaRiverJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec24 hours800
TunaPierMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct24 hours7000
Whale SharkSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Dec24 hours13000
Yellow PerchRiverApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept24 hours300
Zebra TurkeyfishSeaJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec24 hours500

Some if the information in the above tables was drawn from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons wiki.