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Animal Crossing Fishing Tourney guide - Prizes, tips and more

Animal Crossing Fishing Tourney principal – Prizes, tips and more

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Bunny Day save is just around the corner, but before then, the game is holding new Fishing Tourney. The fish catching competition returns tomorrow, Apr. 9, giving you new chance to earn trophies and other exclusive prizes. Here’s everything you need to know nearby the event.

When is the Fishing Tourney?

The Fishing Tourney takes set on Saturday, Apr. 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. your time.

How does the save work?

While the Fishing Tourney has been a staple of the Animal Crossing series right its earliest installment, the event works a little differently in New Horizons than in last games. To enter the competition, first speak to C.J. in your town’s plaza. After paying a small entry fee of 500 bells, you’ll have three minutes to reel in as many fish as you can.

After the time has approved, return to C.J. and he’ll tally up the number of points you earned based on how many fish you were able to secure. You’ll receive one point for each fish you reel in, with second points awarded if you’re able to land three or more fish beforehand time runs out.

The points you accrue can be redeemed for odd fish-themed items from C.J., such as a tackle bag and a fish umbrella. You’ll also receive a special trophy if you hit Dangerous point milestones. You can enter the tourney again as many times as you’d like pending the event ends at 6 p.m.

What are the prizes?

For every 10 points you earn, C.J. will gift you a special fish-themed item that can’t be needed outside of the Fishing Tourney. You can’t choose which item to Use your points on, as they’ll be given out at random, but you’ll receive one of each before C.J. starts giving you duplicates. Here’s the full list of prizes:

  • Anchor statue
  • Fish door plate
  • Fish-drying rack
  • Fish pochette
  • Fish-print tee
  • Fishing rod stand
  • Fish rug
  • Fish umbrella
  • Fish wand
  • Fresh cooler
  • Marine pop wall
  • Tackle bag

As mentioned, you’ll also take home a special fishing trophy when you’ve created certain point milestones. Here are all the trophies and how many points you need to earn in total to claim them:

  • Bronze Fish Trophy (mailed to your house when amassing 100 points)
  • Silver Fish Trophy (mailed to your house when amassing 200 points)
  • Gold Fish Trophy (mailed to your house when amassing 300 points)

Fishing Tourney tips

While you can participate in the Fishing Tourney alone, you’ll be much more effective if you team up with a rotten for the event. The number of fish each player catches will be added together at the end of the fake, making it much easier to amass points and earn prizes. 

It’s also a good idea to drawn from the tap for the Fishing Tourney by crafting lots of bait forward of the event. With this bait, you can just camp out and fish in one spot, rather than having to run nearby your island searching for fish spawns. C.J. will also seize any fish you catch for the same increased rate he usually pays when he visits your island, making this a good opportunity to rake in some incredible bells as well.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ big 2.0 update arrived back in November and introduced a variety of new items and features to the game, counting gyroids, Brewster’s cafe and cooking. In addition to the free update, Nintendo released a paid DLC expansion named Happy Home Paradise, which is free to access for Nintendo Switch Online plus Expansion Pack subscribers.