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Fish

Fish can be caught in the sea, rivers and ponds.

The in-game encyclopedia contains information about all 80 fish. Collect them all!

This table lists all of the different fish, along with their sale price in bells. Some fish are worth a lot more than others, especially sharks which can be identified by their fins.

Name Value Next Month Time of Day Location
Bitterling 900 November All day River
Pale chub 200 July 9AM-4PM River
Crucian carp 160 July All day River
Dace 240 July 4PM-9AM River
Carp 300 July All day Pond
Koi 4,000 July 4PM-9AM Pond
Goldfish 1,300 July All day Pond
Pop-eyed goldfish 1,300 July 9AM-4PM Pond
Ranchu goldfish 4,500 July 9AM-4PM Pond
Killifish 300 July All day Pond
Crawfish 200 July All day Pond
Soft-shelled turtle 3,750 August 4PM-9AM River
Snapping turtle 5,000 July 9PM-4AM River
Tadpole 100 July All day Pond
Frog 120 July All day Pond
Freshwater goby 400 July 4PM-9AM River
Loach 400 March All day River
Catfish 800 July 4PM-9AM Pond
Giant snakehead 5,500 July 9AM-4PM Pond
Bluegill 180 July 9AM-4PM River
Yellow perch 300 October All day River
Black bass 400 July All day River
Tilapia 800 July All day River
Pike 1,800 September All day River
Pond smelt 400 December All day River
Sweetfish 900 July All day River
Cherry salmon 1,000 September Varies River (clifftop)
Char 3,800 September Varies River (clifftop)
Golden trout 15,000 September 4PM-9AM River (clifftop)
Stringfish 15,000 December 4PM-9AM River (clifftop)
Salmon 700 September All day River (mouth)
King salmon 1,800 September All day River (mouth)
Mitten crab 2,000 September 4PM-9AM River
Guppy 1,300 July 9AM-4PM River
Nibble fish 1,500 July 9AM-4PM River
Angelfish 3,000 July 4PM-9AM River
Betta 2,500 July 9AM-4PM River
Neon tetra 500 July 9AM-4PM River
Rainbowfish 800 July 9AM-4PM River
Piranha 2,500 July 9AM-4PM & 9PM-4AM River
Arowana 10,000 July 4PM-9AM River
Dorado 15,000 July 4AM-9PM River
Gar 6,000 July 4PM-9AM Pond
Arapaima 10,000 July 4PM-9AM River
Saddled bichir 4,000 July 9PM-4AM River
Sturgeon 10,000 September All day River (mouth)
Sea butterfly 1,000 December All day Sea
Sea horse 1,100 July All day Sea
Clown fish 650 July All day Sea
Surgeonfish 1,000 July All day Sea
Butterfly fish 1,000 July All day Sea
Napoleonfish 10,000 July 4AM-9PM Sea
Zebra turkeyfish 500 July All day Sea
Blowfish 5,000 November 9PM-4AM Sea
Puffer fish 250 July All day Sea
Anchovy 200 July 4AM-9PM Sea
Horse mackerel 150 July All day Sea
Barred knifejaw 5,000 July All day Sea
Sea bass 400 July All day Sea
Red snapper 3,000 July All day Sea
Dab 300 October All day Sea
Olive flounder 800 July All day Sea
Squid 500 July All day Sea
Moray eel 2,000 August All day Sea
Ribbon eel 600 July All day Sea
Tuna 7,000 November All day Pier
Blue marlin 10,000 July All day Pier
Giant trevally 4,500 July All day Pier
Mahi-mahi 6,000 July All day Pier
Ocean sunfish 4,000 July 4AM-9PM Sea
Ray 3,000 August 4AM-9PM Sea
Saw shark 12,000 July 4PM-9AM Sea
Hammerhead shark 8,000 July 4PM-9AM Sea
Great white shark 15,000 July 4PM-9AM Sea
Whale shark 13,000 July All day Sea
Suckerfish 1,500 July All day Sea
Football fish 2,500 November 4PM-9AM Sea
Oarfish 9,000 December All day Sea
Barreleye 15,000 July 9PM-4AM Sea
Coelacanth 15,000 July All day Sea (rainy days)

Spawn rates for fish vary every hour are are influenced by the weather. You can see rough spawn rates here.


While fishing you will sometimes fish up junk. Junk acts just like fish (swims around, bites at your lure), but it worth very little money. However, you can craft each piece of junk into furniture, using recipes which you will 'discover' as you fish up the junk. This furnitue sells for more money than the junk items are worth. You can catch:

Old tire
Empty can
Boot
Stone Stone is not really 'junk', but can be fished up just the same

Junk items can also be used to lure and catch the Fly .


You will also find shells scattered along the beach. Early in the game, these are a quick source of bells. Later, their value is generally too low to bother collecting.

Name Value
Conch 700
Coral 500
Cowrie 60
Giant clam 900
Manila clam 100
Sand dollar 120
Sea snail 180
Summer shell 600 (Summer only)
Venus comb 300

The Manila Clam is unique in two ways. Firstly, it has to be dug up on the beach; you can see a tiny hole with water being periodically squirted out. Secondly, it can be used to craft Fish bait , which attracts a single fish wherever you use it.