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How to Catch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Catfish

by Nicholas Barth

May has officially arrived in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This month has brought a variety of fish into the popular game allowing players to encounter and catch them. One of these May fish is the Catfish. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know to find and catch the Catfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons covered for you.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Catfish

Players who are interested in finding and catching this fish during the month of May will need to make their way to a pond, as this is the location on your island where this particular aquatic creature will be found. This fish has a medium to large shadow size, so players will want to keep a lookout for shadows that fit in this size range and cast at them if they’re going to have the best chance of catching the Catfish during their fishing adventures. 

This particular creature will spawn between the hours of 4 PM and 9 AM, so individuals will have to set aside dedicated time during this specific portion of the day to have a chance of encountering and catching the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Catfish. Players will see that the Catfish will be in the game until October. 

animal crossing new horizons catfish

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Unfortunately, players in the South Hemisphere will not have the ability to encounter and catch this particular fish during May, as it will only be appearing in the Northern Hemisphere during this time of year. 

This fish can be sold for a total of 800 Bells, making it one of the least valuable ones in the game. Players will be able to improve their financial situation by a great deal if they can catch and sell many of these fish, so players should do their best to gather a decent amount of them if they wish to get a large number of Bells when selling the Catfish. 

You can find all of the additional fish that will be coming to the title in May in our comprehensive guide. Players can also see all of the fish that left the game with the end of April in our additional guide. 

Check out our latest video guide for the game where we show you how to find Rover in the May Day Maze:

Do you want to learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons besides how to catch the Catfish? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the high-profile game or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:

What are your thoughts on the Catfish? How excited are you to catch this aquatic creature? Let us know over on Twitter and Facebook! You can grab a copy of the latest entry in the Nintendo franchise and support Prima Games at the same time by purchasing Animal Crossing: New Horizons through this link.

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