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Animal Crossing December Fish List

by Georgie Peru

Each month there are different fish that appears in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. With December upon us, we’ve compiled a list of the fish available in Animal Crossing in December.

Note: Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere locations have different fish that can be caught in Animal Crossing during December.

With a total fish count of 80 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, 32 can be caught in the Northern Hemisphere in December, and 55 in the Southern Hemisphere.

Using the Nook Phone in-game, you can check the Critterpedia to find out which fish you’ve already caught in Animal Crossing.

Northern Hemisphere Fish – December 2021

In Animal Crossing in December, 5 new fish are available to catch throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Below is a table of the fish that can be caught, including their sell price (bells), location, size, and time of day.

Available Fish

NamePriceLocationShadow SizeTime
Bitterling900RiverTinyAll day
Pale chub200RiverTiny9am – 4pm
Crucian carp160RiverSmallAll day
Dace240RiverMedium-small4pm – 9am
Carp300PondMedium-largeAll day
Koi4,000PondMedium-large4pm – 9am
Goldfish1,300PondTinyAll day
Pop-eyed goldfish1,300PondTiny9am – 4pm
Ranchu goldfish4,500PondSmall9am – 4pm
Freshwater goby400RiverSmall4pm – 9am
Bluegill180RiverSmall9am – 4pm
Yellow perch300RiverMedium-smallAll day
Black bass400RiverMedium-largeAll day
Pike1,800RiverLargeAll day
Pond smelt500RiverSmallAll day
Stringfish15,000River (Clifftop)Large4pm – 9am
Sturgeon10,000River (Mouth)HugeAll day
Sea butterfly1,000SeaTinyAll day
Blowfish5,000SeaMedium-small9pm – 4am
Anchovy200SeaSmall4am – 9pm
Horse mackerel150SeaSmallAll day
Sea bass400SeaLargeAll day
Red snapper3,000SeaMedium-largeAll day
Dab300SeaMedium-smallAll day
Olive flounder800SeaLargeAll day
Squid500SeaMedium-smallAll day
Tuna7,000PierHugeAll day
Blue marlin10,000PierHugeAll day
Football fish2,500SeaMedium-large4pm – 9am
Oarfish9,000SeaHugeAll day
Barreleye15,000SeaSmall9pm – 4am

New Fish

NamePriceLocationShadow SizeTime
Pond smelt500RiverSmallAll day
Stringfish15,000River (Clifftop)Large4pm – 9am
Sea butterfly1,000SeaTinyAll day
Squid500SeaMedium-smallAll day
Oarfish9,000SeaHugeAll day

Leaving after December

NamePriceLocationShadow SizeTime
Pike1,800RiverLargeAll day

Southern Hemisphere Fish – December 2021

In the Southern Hemisphere, 14 new fish can be caught in Animal Crossing during December. Two fish will leave after December which means they cannot be caught after the month ends.

Available Fish

NamePriceLocationShadow SizeTime
Pale chub200RiverTiny9am – 4pm
Crucian carp160RiverSmallAll day
Dace240RiverMedium-small4pm – 9am
Carp300PondMedium-largeAll day
Koi4,000PondMedium-large4pm – 9am
Goldfish1,300PondTinyAll day
Pop-eyed goldfish1,300PondTiny9am – 4pm
Ranchu goldfish4,500PondSmall9am – 4pm
Killifish300PondTinyAll day
Crawfish200PondSmallAll day
Snapping turtle5,000RiverLarge9pm – 4am
Tadpole100PondTinyAll day
Frog120PondSmallAll day
Freshwater goby400RiverSmall4pm – 9am
Catfish800PondMedium-large4pm – 9am
Giant snakehead5,500PondLarge9am – 4pm
Bluegill180RiverSmall9am – 4pm
Black bass400RiverMedium-largeAll day
Tilapia800RiverMedium-smallAll day
Cherry salmon1,000River (Clifftop) PondMedium-small4pm – 9am
Char3,800River (Clifftop) PondMedium-small4pm – 9am
Guppy1,300RiverTiny9am – 4pm
Nibble fish1,500RiverTiny9am – 4pm
Angelfish3,000RiverSmall4pm – 9am
Betta2,500RiverSmall9am – 4pm
Neon tetra500RiverTiny9am – 4pm
Rainbowfish800RiverTiny9am – 4pm
Piranha2,500RiverSmall9am – 4pm & 9pm – 4am
Arowana10,000RiverMedium-large4pm – 9am
Dorado15,000RiverLarge4am – 9pm
Gar6,000PondHuge4pm – 9am
Arapaima10,000RiverHuge4pm – 9am
Saddled bichir4,000RiverMedium-large9pm – 4am
Sea horse1,100SeaTinyAll day
Clown fish650SeaTinyAll day
Surgeonfish1,000SeaSmallAll day
Butterfly fish1,000SeaSmallAll day
Zebra turkeyfish500SeaMedium-smallAll day
Anchovy200SeaSmall4am – 9pm
Horse mackerel150SeaSmallAll day
Barred knifejaw5,000SeaMedium-smallAll day
Sea bass400SeaLargeAll day
Red snapper3,000SeaMedium-largeAll day
Olive flounder800SeaLargeAll day
Squid500SeaMedium-smallAll day
Ribbon eel600SeaThinAll day
Giant trevally4,500PierLargeAll day
Mahi-mahi6,000PierLargeAll day
Saw shark12,000SeaHuge with fin4pm – 9am
Hammerhead shark8,000SeaHuge with fin4pm – 9am
Great white shark15,000SeaHuge with fin4pm – 9am
Whale shark13,000SeaHuge with finAll day
Suckerfish1,500SeaMedium with finAll day
Barreleye15,000SeaSmall9pm – 4am
Coelacanth15,000Sea (Raining)HugeAll day

New Fish

NamePriceLocationShadow SizeTime
Giant snakehead5,500PondLarge9am – 4pm
Tilapia800RiverMedium-smallAll day
Piranha2,500RiverSmall9am – 4pm & 9pm – 4am
Arowana10,000RiverMedium-large4pm – 9am
Dorado15,000RiverLarge4am – 9pm
Gar6,000PondHuge4pm – 9am
Arapaima10,000RiverHuge4pm – 9am
Saddled bichir4,000RiverMedium-large9pm – 4am
Ribbon eel600SeaThinAll day
Saw shark12,000SeaHuge with fin4pm – 9am
Hammerhead shark8,000SeaHuge with fin4pm – 9am
Great white shark15,000SeaHuge with fin4pm – 9am
Whale shark13,000SeaHuge with finAll day
Suckerfish1,500SeaMedium with finAll day

Leaving after December

NamePriceLocationShadow SizeTime
Cherry salmon1,000River (Clifftop) PondMedium-small4pm – 9am
Char3,800River (Clifftop) PondMedium-small4pm – 9am

Animal Crossing Helpful Guides

If you’re new to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or you’re looking for some tips and tricks, here’s a list of just some of our helpful guides to get you through this festive season.

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