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Golden Trout Animal Crossing: New Horizons – How to Get

We have the details for how you can get a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing: New Horizons covered for you.
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There is a wide range of fish that players can encounter and catch in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. One of these fish is the Golden Trout and can only be found at a certain kind of location at certain times. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know to catch a Golden Trout covered for you.

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Golden Trout Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Players will find that a clifftop river is where the Golden Trout will spend its time whenever it does spawn in the world of the latest entry in the fan-favorite Nintendo franchise.

However, there is a specific time that it will spawn in the game’s world during the year. Individuals in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to find this particular aquatic creature in a river mouth between March and June and September and November. Those in the Southern Hemisphere will be able to encounter and catch this fish between March and May and September and December. 

Golden Trout Animal Crossing New Horizons

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This fish spawns between the hours of 4 PM and 9 AM, which means players will have to wait for this specific period to be able to catch the Golden Trout. 

Individuals who can catch this fish will be able to sell the fish for a total of 15,000 Bells, making it one of the most lucrative fish that players can sell in the title. 

Do you want to learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons besides how to get a Golden Trout? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the popular game or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:

We here at Prima Games wish you the best of luck in your mission to get as many Golden Trout as possible. Let us know how many you get over on Twitter and Facebook! You can grab a copy of the popular game for yourself and support Prima Games at the same time by purchasing Animal Crossing: New Horizons through this link.


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