How to Catch Fish in Animal Crossing

The best way to make money in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is by fishing for rare species fish and sell it for a higher price. The Fish price is varies depending on how rare the fish itself. The rarest fist you can get, the higher amount of money can fill your pocket.

There are actually 80 types of fish you can get in animal crossing. The easiest way to get them by fishing near rivers. Below you’ll get the exact gear or equipment needed before you go fishing.


  • Flimsy Fishing Rod
  • Fishing Bait

How to Catch Fish in Animal Crossing

To catch fish in Animal Crossing, Equip yourself with Fishing Rod, Get into the fish-shaped shadow in the water near you (river or ocean). Cast out your line near the shadow of a fish. Then, the bobber will fly near the outline of that fish. You have to wait until it starts nibbling. When you hear the “plop” sound and the lure started to go under, it means the fish started to catch the bait. Immediately you have to press the ‘A’ to catch the fish.

Pro Tips:

  1. You may want to upgrade your fishing rod from Flimsy Fishing Rod to a propper one.
  2. You may want to Cast your line so the lure can land in front of the fish shadow. It’s useful to get the fish’s attention immediately.
  3. You may want to turn up your Volume so it can help you hear the plop sound so you can take action before it’s too late and the fish got away.

Manila Clam Fish Bait

You can use the Manila Clam fish bait to force fish to spawn in the empty location. To get manila clam simply dig near the shores of your island. Specifically, if you find little holes appear with spirts of water that’s the exact location for you to dig for manila clam in Animal Crossing. Next step, learn a DIY recipe for Fish Bait then go to the DIY workshop to craft it.

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