How to make fish bait in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Angle for greatness with our guide on how to make fish bait in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

My, my, you’re quite the catch. Oh, sorry, didn’t see you there - we were just admiring a Sturgeon we just caught.If you want to get in on the fishing game in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you could just run around your island hoping the fish will come to you, or you make your own bait. Learning how to make fish bait in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will let you spawn fishies in any environment you want, which is fantastic if you’re trying to fill out your critterpedia. Below, we’ll talk you through the simple steps to make fish bait in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to make fish bait in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to make fish bait in animal crossing new horizons
 
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To make fish bait in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you need to craft it at a workbench using the following ingredients:

  • Manila Clam x1

Manila Clams can be found on any of the beaches of your island, but you’ll need a shovel. They don’t appear above the soil, instead showing their location with little spurts of water/sand that you’ll see shoot out of a hole. If you see this happen, run over and dig the place the small hole appeared to get a Manila Clam. 

Craft Fish bait in Animal Crossing: new horizons
These tiny holes are where you need to dig for Manila Clams in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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If this is the first time you’ve picked up a Manila Clam, your character will get an idea and gain the crafting recipe for fish bait. Then all you need to do is head to a crafting bench (there’s one inside Residents Services) and craft your fish bait! We suggest collecting a bunch of Manila Clams before you go to the crafting bench, so you can make lots of bait in one go.

Now that you’ve learned how to make fish bait in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, why not check out our comprehensive fish list to see what kind of creatures you can catch! Otherwise, head over to our game hub for more tips and tricks for New Horizons.

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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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