Animal Crossing: New Horizons New August Fish

Not much changes in August, but that turtle's worth some serious scratch!

We’re coming to the end of the month, and all you Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans know what that means. Once August finally starts not only are the fireworks going to come out, but so are some new fish and bugs that weren’t available during July. When it comes to fish, you’ll need to be a Northern Hemisphere player to actually find anything new. But on the plus side, Southern Hemisphere folks won’t be losing anything from July.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons New August Fish

If you’re playing in the Northern Hemisphere, the following three fish will be added to the overall pool for the month:

  • Soft-shelled turtle – worth 3,750 Bells, found in Rivers, appears from 4 PM to 9 AM
  • Moray eel – worth 2,000 Bells, found in the Sea, appears all day
  • Ray – worth 3,000 Bells, found in the Sea, appears from 4 AM to 9 PM

Related: What’s New in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Summer Update Wave 2?

Once September rolls around, you’ll have to say goodbye to these aquatic creatures:

  • Killifish
  • Frog
  • Giant snakehead
  • Napoleonfish
  • Squid

And leading into August, the following July critter takes its leave:

  • Tadpole

For the Southern Hemisphere, things aren’t changing nearly as much. There are no new fish, and none of the fish already present are leaving once the month starts. Basically, nothing changes. But once August is over, a couple of fish are taking off for September:

  • Pond smelt
  • Blowfish

That’s all you’ll need to consider for August, in terms of catching fish. Being able to hook rays is definitely exciting, although it’s a bummer they’re restricted by hemisphere. That said, August is full of other new activities regardless of that setting, so there will still be plenty to do thanks to the new update.

Are you planning on hanging out in Animal Crossing: New Horizons through the rest of the summer? Are you excited about the new fish, or sad about any of the departures? Are you going to have to scramble to get the ones you haven’t caught yet? Talk to us over at the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels!


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