How to catch a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons

The Golden Trout is a beautiful but challenging fish to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is only available only in certain months of a year and specific hours of a day. It is easily one of the rarest fish in the game, and the price you get for it justifies the rarity. If you are in urgent need of bells, then the Golden Trout can be a good fish to catch and sell.

Now catching a Golden trout won’t be easy though, and will probably take a while and few failed attempts. But there are some things that you should know if you plan on catching one. It will increase your odds of catching the Golden trout. In this guide, we will tell you what you need to know from how to catch it to how much you can get for it. So let’s get into it.

How to catch a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons

How to catch the Golden Trout?

The first thing that you need to know is the spawn time. In the northern hemisphere, the Golden Trout spawns in March, April, May, September, October, and November. And as for the daily time, you can expect to see this fish from 4 pm to 9 am.

Next, you should know that this fish mostly spawns in water bodies that are above the ground level. So it is wise to get to the highest point of your island and try catching the fish there. You might need a ladder while getting to the highest point. You can get the ladder from Nooks Cranny.

How to catch a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Next, we have the materials to catch the fish, which is a fishing rod and some bait. Make sure to go to the beaches and collect a fair share of clams to use as bait. You will need some as it is rare fish and it will take you a few attempts to catch one. So be sure to have a fair share of bait before you get to the top of your island.

Now once you are near a river which is higher than your island’s ground level, pull out your fishing rod and keep it in the water. Remember that the shadow size for the Golden trout is medium. Avoid tiny, small or large-sized shadows if you don’t want any other fish. Keep on repeating the process of throwing bait at the river above the ground level until you finally catch a Golden trout. It will surely take more than just a couple of tries, though.


How much do you get for it?

When you catch a Golden Trout, you can either sell it or donate it. If you choose to sell it, then you can sell it over to Timmy and Tommy for 15,000 Bells. Or you can wait till CJ is around, as he will pay you 22,500 bells for that fish. Not bad for a little fish, right?

Well if you feel generous, then you can even donate the fish to Blathers at the museum. You won’t receive any bells for it though.

So that is basically how you can catch a golden trout and get a hefty amount of bells for it. If you have any questions or queries about this guide on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. And you can find other similar guides on Animal Crossing: New Horizons on our website in the games section too. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.


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