How to catch fish in Animal Crossing : New Horizons


If you are new to Animal Crossing: New Horizons and you are looking to develop your skillset, then we are happy to help. This game comes with lots of fun activities, and fishing is one of them. But how exactly do you try fishing in New Horizons? Well, the process is somewhat similar to what we experience in real-life fishing, and this article will you through it.

Now, if you are having a hard time catching a fish, then the chances are that your timing is off. Practice to understand and develop the timing better with the help of the instructions we give you below.

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How to catch fish Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Now the first step towards catching a fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is crafting a Flimsy Fishing Rod. Once you have the crafted the rod, go to your inventory in the game and select the fishing rod. It should appear in your hand now. Now head over close to the water areas and look for the shadow of a fish. If you don’t see any fish shadows in the seawater, then try adding bait to your rod and then casting it into the river. This will bring in some fishes. If you do see a shadow, then cast the line ahead of that shadow. Casting the line behind the fish’s shadow is not be of any use as the fish simply won’t notice it.


For casting the line, press the line A and if you do not get the casting right, then tap on A button again to bring back the line. If you do end up casting the line in front of the shadow and the fish does notice it, then it will come close to the bait. Now, remember not to bring the line back the first time when the fish just tests the line and bumps into it, much like in real life scenario, you have to wait for the fish to take the bait.

Now once you notice the bait being dragged underwater and your console also gives a little rumble, this is where you know that it’s time. Press the A button now, and it will reel in the fish. Now you will know you have successfully caught a fish when you notice the fish circling around, causing ripples on the water surface. While reeling the fish in, don’t just press and hold on to the A button; just give it a tap for once, and it will do the job. Remember to hit the timing right while reeling the fish in, and it might take a few tries for you to actually get that timing right. So follow these instructions and keep practicing, and you will surely catch a fish soon.

So now you know how to catch a fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Feel free to comment if you have any queries and check our other guides for Animal Crossing: New Horizons too. Also check our all iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks and Android Tips and Tricks section to gather more knowledge, so feel free to check them out too.

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