How to catch a Great White Shark in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

You won't need a bigger boat to catch this mighty sea shark.

It’s June, which means Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have the ability to catch new fish including the Great White Shark. The mighty Great White isn’t the only shark you can hook in Animal Crossing right now, but it is the most valuable. We’d also argue it’s the coolest of the bunch. To help you see what we mean, we’ve put together a guide explaining how to catch a Great White Shark in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

How to catch a Great White Shark in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch a Great White Shark in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
To catch a Great White Shark in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you'll need to look for a fish shadow with a visible fin on top.
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  • The Great White Shark is available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as of June 1 in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • You can catch a Great White Shark from 4 p.m. until 9 a.m. in the sea.
  • To catch a Great White Shark, look for a large fish shadow with a fin.
  • The Great White Shark sells for 15,000 Bells.

A common question that Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have now that it’s officially June is how to catch a Great White Shark. Other questions include: are they available, where can you find them, when are they active, and how much do they sell for? To start, the Great White Shark is available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as of June 1 in the Northern Hemisphere.

Similar to other sharks like the Whale Shark, you can catch a Great White Shark by fishing in the sea and looking for a large fish shadow with a fin. The Great White Shark is the rarest of the newly added sharks, so you may end up catching a Suckerfish, Hammerhead Shark, or a Whale Shark before you reel in a Great White.

The Great White Shark is only active from 4 p.m until 9 a.m. while fish like the Whale Shark are active all day. If you’re fishing and see a fish shadow with a fin at 2 p.m. it’s not a Great White Shark. To get a Great White Shark, you’ll want to start fishing at 4 p.m. and scan the deeper parts of your ocean coastline as they tend to spawn here the most.

If you’re having a hard time getting finned fish to spawn, you can try using a little Fish Bait to try and lure them out. Alternatively, you can go on a Mystery Island Tour as you may get lucky and land on a fish island. We caught our Great White Shark on a fish island with a spiral in the center. We also caught other rare fish like the Arapaima and Arowana.

No matter where you fish though, you can catch a Great White Shark on Northern Hemisphere islands and Mystery Island Tours from 4 p.m. until 9 a.m. in the sea.

The Great White Shark sells for a whopping 15,000 Bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The Great White Shark sells for a whopping 15,000 Bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Now that you know how to catch a Great White Shark in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to read some of our other fishing guides including:

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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