How to catch an Arowana in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Where you can find the Arowana in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have been searching for tips on catching new fish like the Arowana. If you’re looking to fill up your Museum, or you simply want to farm valuable fish for Bells, it’s worth it to learn how to catch an Arowana. To help, we’ve put together a guide explaining how to catch an Arowana in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

How to catch an Arowana in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch an Arowana in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
To catch an Arowana, you'll need to fish in river areas and keep an eye out for large fish shadows in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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  • The Arowana is available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as of June 1 in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • You can catch an Arowana from 4 p.m. until 9 a.m. in river areas.
  • To catch an Arowana, look for a large fish shadow.
  • The Arowana sells for 10,000 Bells.

If you’re wondering how to catch an Arowana in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’re not alone. Like the Arapaima, the Arowana is a rare fish found in river areas in the Northern Hemisphere. To elaborate on these things further, you’ll want to start river fishing at 4 p.m. and keep an eye out for a large fish shadow.

If you’re fishing during the correct time (4 p.m. until 9 a.m.) there’s a chance this large fish shadow is an Arowana. Alternatively, you could catch yourself an Arapaima, or a common fish like the Black Bass. We know, we’re sick of catching Black Bass too. The key to catching an Arowana is time and patience.

If you’re having a hard time getting fish to spawn, you can always try a little Fish Bait to lure them out. You can also go on a Mystery Island Tour and keep your fingers crossed for a fish island. We caught our Arowana on a fish island with a large spiral river in the center. We also caught a Great White Shark here.

It’s worth it to try a few Mystery Island Tours starting at 4 p.m. because you could seriously up your chances of catching rare fish on some of these islands! Once you catch an Arowana, be sure to give the first one to Blathers. After that, you can sell the rest of your freshly caught Arowana for 10,000 Bells a piece. Not bad, right?

Again, the Arowana can only be caught in river areas from 4 p.m. until 9 a.m. in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

You can sYou can sell the Arowana you catch for 10,000 Bells each in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
You can sell the Arowana you catch for 10,000 Bells each in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Now that you know how to catch an Arowana in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to check out some of our other helpful 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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