How to catch the Barreleye in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Worth his weight in Bells.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

One of the new fish that was added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the Barreleye. This fish is worth a whopping 15000 Bells, making it a very attractive prospect for islanders. If you need to make some Bells fast, then catching a Barreleye is a good way to go.

To find the Barreleye, you will need to look for fish spawns in the sea. The Barreleye has a medium-sized shadow, but that doesn’t guarantee you will catch it, as many fish share this shadow size. The Barreleye will be available to catch from 9 pm to 4 am all year round.

So, to recap:

Northern Hemisphere

  • Fish in the sea
  • Medium size shadow
  • 9 pm to 4 am
  • All year round

Southern Hemisphere

  • Fish in the sea
  • Medium size shadow
  • 9 pm to 4 am
  • All year round

One item that will prove very useful in your quest to catch the Barreleye or any other fish for that matter is Fish Bait. Be sure to bring some with you when you plan on fishing, as it will make more fish spawn.

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