With tons of fish to catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons, the Golden Trout is among the rarest. If you plan to go fishing for this prized catch, there are a few things you’ll need to know before you set out for a day of fishing. Here’s everything we know about how to catch a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
When to Catch, Where to Find, and How to Sell
As you might have learned already, there are certain fish in New Horizons that can only be caught in specific months of the year at specific times of day – and the Golden Trout is one of them. In New Horizons, the Golden Trout can be caught between 4pm – 9am in the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.
To find a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you’ll need to travel to the highest point on your island and cast your line. This means you’ll need to have built a ladder, which will unlock after building Nooks Cranny. Obviously, you’ll also want to make sure you have a fishing pole or two handy for the trip.
Lastly, you’ll need to walk along the beach and collect a decent amount of clams to craft into fish bait at Resident Services. With your bait, pole, and ladder in hand, you should be all set to begin your hunt for a valuable trout, assuming its the right month and time.
Using your ladder, travel to the highest point on your island and make your way to a body of water. If you don’t see a fishing spot, throw some bait in the water and then cast your line. Since the Golden Trout is one of the rarest fish in the game, it’ll likely be a while before you reel in the big catch.
To recap, to catch a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons:
- Make sure you have a ladder, fishing pole, and bait in your inventory
- Check the date and time to make sure a Golden Trout can be caught
- Travel to the highest point on your island and find a pond to fish in
- Keep fishing until you reel in the big catch
While it may seem like a lot of work, the seasonal fish is actually quite valuable. Specifically, the Golden Trout can be sold at the shop for 15,000 Bells – not a bad day’s work, huh? However, if you’re feeling generous, you can also donate your catch to Blathers at the museum, who will proudly display your prized catch.