Catfish Guide: How to Catch a Catfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Know all about the Catfish

If your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island is in the Northern hemisphere, one of the new fish arriving in May is the Catfish. Want to know everything about the Catfish – how to catch the catfish, its location, selling price and more? Then, keep reading this guide!

Catfish Guide – Animal Crossing New Horizons

The Catfish is located in the pond area so head towards it between 4 pm to 9 am to catch it. It has a large shadow so if you spot one, there’s a good chance that it’s a Catfish. To get a fishing rod in order to catch a Catfish, check out our guide on how to get a flimsy fishing rod. Once you catch a catfish, a capture quote will appear which says ‘I caught a catfish! I’m more of a dogfish person…’ which is pretty darn cute.

Catfish – Months of Availability

  • For Northern hemisphere folks, you can catch the Catfish in May, June, July, August, September and October.
  • For the Southerners, the Catfish will be available in November, December, January, February, March and April. So, these players have to wait longer to get their hands on this slimy fish.

What is the Cost of Selling Catfish in ACNH?

You can sell the Catfish for 800 Bells at the Nook’s Cranny, which means that it isn’t a rare or highly prized fish. You can also sell it to CJ for 1200 Bells which is a great deal considering just how common this fish is. If you don’t want to sell it, you can choose to donate it to Blathers’ museum.

So, this is everything about the Catfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more information, tips, tricks, unlocks and more, make sure to head over to our ACNH Wiki Page.