How to catch Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Learn the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Salmon price and where to catch them with our handy guide.

September brings a fresh batch of fish to our rivers, including the mighty salmon, leaping dramatically upstream. If you want to catch this very specific fish, you’ll need to know exactly when to hunt. In this guide we’ll teach you exactly how to catch Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to catch Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Salmon can only be caught in September, so get to it! 
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You can only catch Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons at a very specific part of the year, and only in a very specific location. To help you out, here are the key details you need to know, including the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Salmon price.

  • When: All day, September only
  • Where: River mouth
  • Shadow Size: Large
  • Price: 700 bells

Salmon can only be caught during the month of September for northern hemisphere islands, or March for southern hemisphere islands. A particularly picky fish, it’ll also only appear in river mouths, much like its rarer King Salmon variant. 

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In case you’re not sure where that is, the river mouth is the area where the river meets the sea. You’ll see the river expand outwards as it reaches open water, and there will usually be some rocks lining the sides or underwater. You should have two river mouths on your island. Basically, head to these areas and look for large fish shadows in the water, then cast your line in front of them. You can also craft plenty of fish bait and toss it in until you see a large shadow appear. They’re not rare, so keep it up and you’ll catch a Salmon before long!

Now that you’ve learned how to catch Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, head over to our September bug and fish list by clicking here to see everything else that arrived during the Salmon’s reign. One crustacean you’ll definitely want to grasp in your claws is the Mitten Crab, so find out how, here.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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