Animal Crossing: New Horizons April bug and fish list

Learn the bugs and fish leaving in April for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as the new friends that'll join your island for both northern and southern hemisphers.

April marks the beginning of spring and the cherry blossom season for Northern Hemisphere Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans. It also means a new batch of bugs and fish that’ll begin populating your island, as well as the last chance to grab certain others. Want to know more? Our Animal Crossing New Horizons April bug and fish list will teach you all the new critters roaming the land and see, as well as making sure you know which fish and bugs are leaving this month.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons April bug and fish list

Animal Crossing New Horizons april bug and fish list
 
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April brings many new creatures to Northern Hemisphere islands, including the Madagascan Sunset Moth.. We’ll start by covering the fish and bugs leaving the island after April first, so you can ensure you’ve got all of them before moving on to the new creatures of the month.

Note: If you’re after Southern Hemisphere fish and bugs, please, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Fish leaving in April

Dab

  • When: All Day
  • Where: Sea
  • Shadow Size: Medium
  • Value: 300 Bells
  • Returns: October

Blue Marlin 

  • When: All Day
  • Where: Sea, from the pier only
  • Shadow Size: Massive
  • Value: 10,000 Bells
  • Returns: July
Fish leaving in April Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  
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Tuna 

  • When: All Day
  • Where: Sea, from the pier only
  • Shadow Size: Massive
  • Value: 6,000 Bells
  • Returns: November

Bugs leaving in April

Bugs leaving in April Animal Crossing New Horizons
 
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Tarantula

  • When: 7pm - 4am
  • Where: Ground (open spaces)
  • Value: 8,000 Bells
  • Returns: November

New fish in April

  • Crawfish - Pond, 200 bells, medium shadow, all day, April - September
  • Killifish - Pond, 300 bells, medium shadow, all day, April - August
  • Snapping turtle - River, 5,000 bells, medium shadow, 9pm - 4am, April - October
  • Guppy - River, 1,300 bells, medium shadow, 9am - 4pm, April - November
  • Zebra Turkeyfish - Sea, 500 bells, medium shadow, all day, April - May, and June - November
  • Sea Horse - Sea, 1,100 bells, tiny shadow, all day, April - November
  • Clownfish - Sea, 650 bells, tiny shadow, all day, April - September
  • Surgeonfish - Sea, 1,000 bells, small shadow, all day, April - September
  • Butterfly Fish - Sea, 1,000 bells, small shadow, all day, April - September

New bugs in April

  • Agrias Butterfly - Flying, 3,000 Bells, 8am - 5pm, April - September
  • Atlas Moth - On Trees, 3,000 Bells, 7pm - 4am, April - September
  • Common Bluebottle - Flying, 300 Bells, 4am - 7pm, April - August
  • Darner Dragonfly - Flying, 230 Bells, 8am - 5pm, April - October 
  • Flea - On residents, 70 Bells, all day, April - November
  • Giant Water Bug - Ponds/Rivers, 2,00 Bells, 7pm - 8am, April - September 
  • Jewel Beetle - On trees, 2,400 Bells, all day, April - August 
  • Long Locust - Ground, 200 Bells, 8am - 7pm, April - November
  • Madagascan Sunset Moth - Flying, 2,500 Bells, 8am - 4pm, April - September
  • Raja Brooke's Birdwing - Flying, 2,500 Bells, 8am - 5pm, April - September and December - February

And there you have it! All the fish and bugs leaving in April, as well as the new entries waiting for your net or hook to find them. Good luck tracking them all down, and don’t forget you can also check our comprehensive fish list to see the entire year’s run of scaly friends. Likewise our insect list will teach you all the creepy crawlies that’ll visit your shore. Remember that to catch the Blue Marlin or Tuna you'll need to fish on the island's pier. 

New bugs and fish april animal crossing new horizons
  
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Southern Hemisphere bugs and fish leaving in April

Rocking the lower half of the globe? Not to worry, we’ve listed all the bugs and fish leaving after April for southern hemisphere Animal Crossing: New Horizons islands.

Southern Hemisphere April fish leaving

  • Gar - Pond, 6,000 bells, largest shadow, 4pm - 9am, January - April
  • Snapping turtle - River, 5,000 bells, medium shadow, 9pm - 4am, October - April
  • Angelfish - River, 3,000 bells, small shadow, 4pm - 9am, November - April
  • Betta - River, 2,500 bells, small shadow, 9am - 4pm, November - April
  • Rainbowfish - River, 800 bells, small shadow, 9am - 4pm, November - April
  • Moray Eel - Sea, 2,000 bells, bigger shadow, all day, February - April
  • Ribbon Eel - Sea, 600 bells, Narrow shadow, all day, December - April
  • Giant Trevally - Sea, from the pier only, 4,500 bells, bigger shadow, all day, November - April
  • Mahi-mahi - Sea, from the pier only, 6,000 bells, bigger shadow, all day, November - April

Southern Hemisphere April bugs leaving

  • Bell Cricket - Ground, 430 Bells, 5pm - 8am, March - April
  • Red Dragonfly - Flying, 180 Bells, 8am - 7pm, March - April
  • Darner Dragonfly - Flying, 230 Bells, 8am - 5pm, Oct - April
  • Banded Dragonfly - Flying, 4,500 Bells, 8am - 5pm, Nov - April
  • Ladybug - Flowers, 200 Bells, 8am - 5pm, Sept - Dec and Apr
  • Violin Beetle - Tree stumps, 450 Bells, all day, Nov - Dec and Mar - Apr
  • Scorpion - Ground, 8,000 Bells, 7pm - 4am, Nov - Apr

And that’s it, the full April fish and bug list for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. By reading this article you should know which fish and bugs are leaving in April, as well as every new one that’s arrived. Visit our full fish list or insect guide to see the rest of them, or head to our New Horizons game hub by clicking here to see the full run of guides we have on offer.

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