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    Animal Crossing City Folk Fishing FAQ
    Author:  TheResidentEvil 
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    VERSION 1.34
    
    -fixed Koi pricing error
    -Fixed December fish by month chart
    __________________________________________
    
    Fishing in Animal Crossing is one of the main activities to do. You will most
    likely be spending a lot of time fishing. You want to make sure you know which
    fish to sell and which fish to throw back. Also, so you know what you should be
    looking for during that time of year in your quest for the Golden Fishing Rod.
    This guide will tell you how to fish, what fish to catch and will list a lot of
    information regarding all the fish found in Animal Crossing.
    
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    Word Find Codes:
    
    1.0.0 - The Basics
    1.0.1 - Fish by TYPE
    1.1.1 - River Fish
    1.1.2 - Ocean Fish
    1.0.2 - Fish +/- by MONTH
    1.0.3 - All Fish by MONTH
    1.0.4 - Fishing Tournaments
    ____________________________
    
    -----------------------------
    1.0.0 - The Basics
    -----------------------------
    
    There are six different areas where you can fish. Some fish will only appear in
    specific areas. The list of areas is as follows:
    
    Holding Pond
    Ocean
    River
    River Mouth
    River Waterfall
    River Pond
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Holding Pond
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    A holding pond is a little pond found in your town that is all alone. It is not
    connected to any other body of water and is pretty small. Each town has at 
    least one holding pond. The fish found in these ponds are small and not worth
    much. Some months out of the year will not have a single fish in the holding
    pond. 
    
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ocean
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    The ocean is the body of water at the far south of town. You can see the tide
    in the water so you know it's the ocean. The ocean has the biggest and most
    expensive fish. It also has Sea Bass...
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    River
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    The river runs through your town and down to the ocean. There are a couple
    bridges to cross the river. Fish sometimes go under these bridges and it can be
    quite difficult to flush them out. If you are having a hard time catching a
    fish under the bridge, throw the bobber upstream so it will float down under
    the bridge. You will have to catch the fish with your ears when you hear the
    bobber go underwater.
    
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    River Mouth
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    The mouth of a river is where the river meets the ocean. It can be hard to see
    a fish that goes from the river to the ocean as there is a spot that the fish
    becomes invisible. 
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    River Waterfall
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Your town should have two waterfalls. One at the top of the town and one
    somewhere along the river. If a fish is found in the waterfall, you have to
    fish for it at the bottom of the waterfall. You can stand at the top cliff and
    throw your bobber to the bottom if need be. The waterfall at the top of your
    town can be pretty difficult to fish in as you cant reach the base. I do not
    think the Char can be caught at that waterfall anyway. 
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    River Pond
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Somewhere along the river is a large open body of water. It is easy to spot
    because the river becomes much wider and looks like a pond. 
    
    -----------------------------
    Tools
    -----------------------------
    
    This is a given. You can either shake the remote to cast and catch a fish or
    you can use the C button on the nunchuk. 
    
    Fishing Rod        - Bought from Tom Nook.
    Silver Fishing Rod - Bought at Nooks shop, fish attract to bobber more.
    Golden Fishing Rod - Catch all fish and get this, Fish attract more to bobber
                         and you have a little longer to press the button after a
                         bite.
    
    -----------------------------
    Before You Start:
    -----------------------------
    
    Animal Crossing has a lot of fish and bugs to catch. Fishing in Animal Crossing
    consistently gives you money. It's an everlasting source of bells. Bug catching
    can also be used for money making purposes. The bugs/fish you see depend on the
    season, the time of day and where you are looking. For example, the river fish
    are completely different from the ocean fish. Each month, the fish you can
    catch in either the river or the ocean changes, so does the bugs you can catch.
    I will list every fish, where you can catch it, what time of day you can catch
    it and how much it is worth.
    
    Some Tips:
    *Fish only go at the bobber 5 times max, 5th time is an easy catch
    *WALK! Running scares away fish and bugs
    *Pay attention to the size of fish shadows
    *You can sell trash you catch to Nook but you need another item with it
    *The sound is played before the bobber goes under, use your ears for rare fish
    *Always fish when it rains or snows, rarer fish are much easier to find
    
    -----------------------------
    1.0.1 - Fish by TYPE
    -----------------------------
    
    RIVER FISH: 1.1.1
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Angelfish
    Area:   River
    Worth:  3,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: May-Oct.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Arapaima
    Area:   River
    Worth:  10,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: July-Sept.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Arowana
    Area:   River
    Worth:  10,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: June-Sept. (Only in 1st half of Sept.)
    Shadow: - 
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Barbel Steed
    Area:   River
    Worth:  200
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Bitterling
    Area:   River
    Worth:  900
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Nov-Feb.
    Shadow: Tiny
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Black Bass
    Area:   River
    Worth:  300
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Medium
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Bluegill
    Area:   River
    Worth:  120
    Time:   Daytime (9am-4pm)
    Months: Any
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Carp
    Area:   River
    Worth:  300
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Medium
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Catfish
    Area:   River Pond
    Worth:  800 
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: May-Oct.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Char
    Area:   River
    Worth:  3,800
    Time:   4am-9am, 4pm-9pm (Mar-June); 4am-9pm (Sept-Nov)
    Months: Mar-June; Sept-Nov
    Shadow: Medium
    Rarity: Uncommon (only at the base of waterfalls in the river)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Cherry Salmon
    Area:   River
    Worth:  1,000
    Time:   4am-9am, 4pm-9pm (Mar-June); 4am-9pm (Sept-Nov)
    Months: Mar-June; Sept-Nov
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Crucian Carp
    Area:   River
    Worth:  120
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Dace
    Area:   River
    Worth:  200
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: Any
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Dorado
    Area:   River
    Worth:  15,000
    Time:   4am-9pm
    Months: June-Sept.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Eel
    Area:   River
    Worth:  2,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: June-Sept. (Only in 1st half of Sept.)
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Freshwater Goby
    Area:   River
    Worth:  300
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: Any
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Gar
    Area:   River
    Worth:  6,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: June-Sept.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Giant Snakehead
    Area:   River Pond
    Worth:  5,500
    Time:   Daytime (9am-4pm)
    Months: June-Aug.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Goldfish
    Area:   River
    Worth:  1,300
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Tiny
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Guppy
    Area:   River
    Worth:  1,300
    Time:   9am-4pm
    Months: Apr-Nov
    Shadow: Tiny
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   King Salmon
    Area:   River/Mouth of River
    Worth:  1,800
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Second half of Sept (ONLY!)
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Koi
    Area:   River
    Worth:  4,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Medium
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Loach
    Area:   River
    Worth:  300
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Mar-May
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Neon Tetra
    Area:   River
    Worth:  500
    Time:   9am-4pm
    Months: Apr-Nov.
    Shadow: Tiny
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Pale Chub
    Area:   River
    Worth:  200
    Time:   Daytime (9am-4pm)
    Months: Any
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Pike
    Area:   River
    Worth:  1,800
    Time:   4am-9pm
    Months: Sept-Dec.
    Shadow: Large/Medium
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Piranha
    Area:   River
    Worth:  2,500
    Time:   9am-4am
    Months: June-Sept. (Only in 1st half of Sept.)
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Pond Smelt
    Area:   River
    Worth:  300
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Dec-Feb.
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Popeyed Goldfish
    Area:   River
    Worth:  1,300
    Time:   Daytime (9am-4pm)
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Tiny
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Rainbow Trout
    Area:   River
    Worth:  800
    Time:   4am-9am, 4pm-9pm (Mar-June); 4am-9pm (Sept-Nov)
    Months: Mar-June; Sept-Nov
    Shadow: Medium
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Salmon
    Area:   River/River Mouth
    Worth:  700
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Second half of Sept (ONLY!)
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Stringfish
    Area:   River
    Worth:  15,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: Dec-Feb.
    Shadow: Large
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Sweetfish
    Area:   River
    Worth:  900
    Time:   Any time
    Months: July-Sept. (Only in 1st half of Sept.)
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Yellow Perch
    Area:   River
    Worth:  240
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Oct-Mar.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Ocean Fish: 1.1.2
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Barred Knifejaw
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  5,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Mar-Nov.
    Shadow: Medium/Small
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Blue Marlin
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  10,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: July-Sept.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Butterfly Fish
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  1,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Apr-Nov.
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Clownfish
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  650
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Apr-Sept.
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Coelacanth
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  15,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: Any
    Shadow: V. Large
    Rarity: Rare (must be raining or snowing)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Dab
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  300
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Oct-Apr.
    Shadow: Medium/Small
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Football Fish
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  2,500
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: Nov-Mar.
    Shadow: Medium
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Hammerhead Shark
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  8,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: June-Sept.
    Shadow: Large
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Horse Mackerel
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  150
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Jellyfish
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  100
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Second half of August (ONLY!)
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Lobster
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  2,500
    Time:   Anytime
    Months: Nov-Feb.
    Shadow: Large
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Moray Eel
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  2,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Aug-Oct.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Napoleonfish
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  10,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: July-Aug.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Ocean Sunfish
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  4,000
    Time:   4am-9pm
    Months: June-Sept.
    Shadow: Large
    Rarity: Rare (has fin sticking out of water)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Octopus
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  500
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Mar-July, Sept. - Jan.
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Olive Flounder
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  800
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Medium/Large
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Puffer Fish
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  240
    Time:   Any time
    Months: July-Sept.
    Shadow: -
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Ray
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  3,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Large (looks like sea bass but longer)
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Red Snapper
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  3,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Medium/Small
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Sea Bass
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  200
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Any
    Shadow: Large
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Sea Butterfly
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  1,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Dec-Feb.
    Shadow: Tiny
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Seahorse
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  1,100
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Apr-Nov.
    Shadow: Tiny
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Shark
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  15,000
    Time:   4pm-9am
    Months: June-Sept.
    Shadow: V. Large
    Rarity: Rare (has fin sticking out of water)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Surgeonfish
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  1,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Apr-Sept.
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: -
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Squid
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  400
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Dec-Aug. (Only in 1st half of Aug.)
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Tuna
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  7,000
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Nov-Mar.
    Shadow: V. Large
    Rarity: Rare
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Zebra Turkeyfish
    Area:   Ocean
    Worth:  400
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Apr-Nov.
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Holding Pond Fish: 
    These fish are found in the small ponds located in your town.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Crawfish
    Area:   Holding Pond
    Worth:  250
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Apr-Sept. (Only in first half of sept.)
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Frog
    Area:   Holding Pond
    Worth:  120
    Time:   Any time
    Months: May-Aug.
    Shadow: Small
    Rarity: Common
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fish:   Killifish
    Area:   Holding Pond
    Worth:  300
    Time:   Any time
    Months: Apr-Aug.
    Shadow: Tiny
    Rarity: Uncommon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -----------------------------
    1.0.2 - Fish +/- by MONTH
    -----------------------------
    
    This will list what fish are new from the previous month, what fish are gone
    from the previous month and what fish are in their last month. It does not list
    all the fish you can catch on any given day of that month. 
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    January:
    
    *GONE*
    -Pike
    
    *NEW*
    -
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Octopus
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    February:
    
    *GONE*
    -Octopus
    
    *New*
    -
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Bitterling
    -Lobster
    -Pond Smelt
    -Sea Butterfly
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    March:
    
    *GONE*
    -Bitterling
    -Lobster
    -Pond Smelt
    -Sea Butterfly
    
    *NEW*
    -Barred Knifejaw
    -Char
    -Cherry Salmon
    -Loach
    -Octopus
    -Rainbow Trout
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Football Fish
    -Tuna
    -Yellow Perch
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    April:
    
    *GONE*
    -Football Fish
    -Tuna
    -Yellow Perch
    
    *NEW*
    -Butterfly
    -Crawfish
    -Clownfish
    -Killifish
    -Guppy
    -Neon Tetra
    -Seahorse
    -Surgeonfish
    -Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Dab
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    May:
    
    *GONE*
    -Dab
    
    *NEW*
    -Angelfish
    -Catfish
    -Frog
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Loach
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    June:
    
    *GONE*
    -Loach
    
    *NEW*
    -Arowana
    -Dorado
    -Eel
    -Gar
    -Giant Snakehead
    -Hammerhead Shark
    -Ocean Sunfish
    -Piranha
    -Shark
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Cherry Salmon
    -Char
    -Rainbow Trout
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    July:
    
    *GONE*
    -Cherry Salmon
    -Char
    -Rainbow Trout
    
    *NEW*
    -Arapaima
    -Blue Marlin
    -Napoleon
    -Puffer
    -Sweetfish
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Octopus
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    August:
    
    *GONE*
    -Octopus
    
    *NEW*
    -Jellyfish       
    -Moray Eel
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Frog
    -Giant Snakehead
    -Jellyfish       (can't be caught in 1st half of Aug.)
    -Killifish
    -Napoleon
    -Squid           (can't be caught in 2nd half of Aug.)
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    September:
    
    *GONE*
    -Frog
    -Killifish
    -Giant Snakehead
    -Napoleon
    -Squid
    
    *NEW*
    -Char
    -Cherry Salmon
    -King Salmon
    -Pike
    -Rainbow Trout
    -Salmon
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Arapaima
    -Arrowana        (can't be caught in 2nd half of Sept.)
    -Blue Marlin
    -Butterly
    -Clownfish
    -Crawfish        (can't be caught in 2nd half of Sept.)
    -Dorado
    -Eel             (can't be caught in 2nd half of Sept.)
    -Gar
    -Hammerhead Shark
    -King Salmon     (can't be caught in 1st half of Sept.)
    -Ocean Sunfish
    -Piranha         (can't be caught in 2nd half of Sept.)
    -Puffer 
    -Salmon          (can't be caught in 1st half of Sept.)
    -Shark
    -Surgeon
    -Sweetfish       (can't be caught in 2nd half of Sept.)
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    October:
    
    *GONE*
    -Arapaima
    -Arrowana
    -Blue Marlin
    -Butterly
    -Clownfish
    -Crawfish
    -Dorado
    -Eel
    -Gar
    -Hammerhead Shark
    -King Salmon
    -Ocean Sunfish
    -Piranha
    -Puffer 
    -Salmon
    -Shark
    -Surgeon
    -Sweetfish
    
    *NEW*
    -Dab
    -Yellow Perch
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Angelfish
    -Catfish
    -Moray Eel
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    November:
    
    *GONE*
    -Angelfish
    -Catfish
    -Moray Eel
    
    *NEW*
    -Football Fish
    -Lobster
    -Tuna
    
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Barred Knifejaw
    -Char
    -Cherry Salmon
    -Guppy
    -Rainbow Trout
    -Neon Tetra
    -Seahorse
    -Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    December:
    
    *GONE*
    -Barred Knifejaw
    -Char
    -Cherry Salmon
    -Guppy
    -Neon Tetra
    -Rainbow Trout
    -Seahorse
    -Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    *NEW*
    -Pond Smelt
    -Sea Butterfly
    -Squid
    -Stringfish
    
    *Last Chance*
    -Pike
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    All Year:
    
    Barbel Steed
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Carp
    Coelacanth
    Crucian Carp
    Dace
    Goldfish
    Horse Mackerel
    Koi
    Olive Flounder
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -----------------------------
    1.0.3 - All Fish by MONTH
    -----------------------------
    
    This part will list every fish you can catch on any given day of a month.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    January:
    
    Barbel Steed
    Bitterling
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Carp
    Coelacanth
    Crucian Carp
    Dab
    Dace
    Football Fish
    Freshwater Goby
    Goldfish
    Horse Mackerel
    Koi
    Lobster
    Octopus
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Pond Smelt
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Sea Butterfly
    Squid
    Stringfish
    Tuna
    Yellow Perch
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    February:
    
    Barbel Steed
    Bitterling
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Carp
    Coelacanth
    Crucian Carp
    Dab
    Dace
    Football Fish
    Freshwater Goby
    Goldfish
    Horse Mackerel
    Koi
    Lobster
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Pond Smelt
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Sea Butterfly
    Squid
    Stringfish
    Tuna
    Yellow Perch
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    March:
    
    Barbel Steed
    Barred Knifejaw
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Carp
    Char
    Cherry Salmon
    Coelacanth
    Crucian Carp
    Dab
    Dace
    Football Fish
    Freshwater Goby
    Goldfish
    Horse Mackerel
    Koi
    Loach
    Octopus
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Rainbow Trout
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Squid
    Stringfish
    Tuna
    Yellow Perch
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    April:
    
    Barbel Steed
    Barred Knifejaw
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Butterfly
    Carp
    Char
    Cherry Salmon
    Clownfish
    Coelacanth
    Crawfish
    Crucian Carp
    Dab
    Dace
    Freshwater Goby
    Goldfish
    Guppy
    Horse Mackerel
    Killifish
    Koi
    Loach
    Neon Tetra
    Octopus
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Rainbow Trout
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Seahorse
    Squid
    Surgeonfish
    Stringfish
    Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    May:
    
    Angelfish
    Barbel Steed
    Barred Knifejaw
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Butterfly
    Carp
    Catfish
    Char
    Cherry Salmon
    Clownfish
    Coelacanth
    Crawfish
    Crucian Carp
    Dace
    Freshwater Goby
    Frog
    Goldfish
    Guppy
    Horse Mackerel
    Killifish
    Koi
    Loach
    Neon Tetra
    Octopus
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Rainbow Trout
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Seahorse
    Squid
    Surgeonfish
    Stringfish
    Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    June:
    
    Angelfish
    Arowana
    Barbel Steed
    Barred Knifejaw
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Butterfly
    Carp
    Catfish
    Char
    Cherry Salmon
    Clownfish
    Coelacanth
    Crawfish
    Crucian Carp
    Dace
    Dorado
    Eel
    Freshwater Goby
    Frog
    Gar
    Giant Snakehead
    Goldfish
    Guppy
    Hammerhead Shark
    Horse Mackerel
    Killifish
    Koi
    Neon Tetra
    Ocean Sunfish
    Octopus
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Piranha
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Rainbow Trout
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Seahorse
    Shark
    Squid
    Surgeonfish
    Stringfish
    Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    July:
    
    Angelfish
    Arapaima
    Arowana
    Barbel Steed
    Barred Knifejaw
    Black Bass
    Blue Marlin
    Bluegill
    Butterfly
    Carp
    Catfish
    Clownfish
    Coelacanth
    Crawfish
    Crucian Carp
    Dace
    Dorado
    Eel
    Freshwater Goby
    Frog
    Gar
    Giant Snakehead
    Goldfish
    Guppy
    Hammerhead Shark
    Horse Mackerel
    Killifish
    Koi
    Napoleon
    Neon Tetra
    Ocean Sunfish
    Octopus
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Piranha
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Puffer
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Seahorse
    Shark
    Squid
    Surgeonfish
    Stringfish
    Sweetfish
    Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    August:
    
    Angelfish
    Arapaima
    Arowana
    Barbel Steed
    Barred Knifejaw
    Black Bass
    Blue Marlin
    Bluegill
    Butterfly
    Carp
    Catfish
    Clownfish
    Coelacanth
    Crawfish
    Crucian Carp
    Dace
    Dorado
    Eel
    Freshwater Goby
    Frog
    Gar
    Giant Snakehead
    Goldfish
    Guppy
    Hammerhead Shark
    Horse Mackerel
    Jellyfish       (2nd Half ONLY)
    Killifish
    Koi
    Moray Eel
    Napoleon
    Neon Tetra
    Ocean Sunfish
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Piranha
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Puffer
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Seahorse
    Shark
    Squid           (1st half ONLY)
    Surgeonfish
    Stringfish
    Sweetfish
    Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    September:
    
    Angelfish
    Arapaima
    Arowana          (1st half ONLY) 
    Barbel Steed
    Barred Knifejaw
    Black Bass
    Blue Marlin
    Bluegill
    Butterfly
    Carp
    Catfish
    Char
    Cherry Salmon
    Clownfish
    Coelacanth
    Crawfish         (1st half ONLY) 
    Crucian Carp
    Dace
    Dorado
    Eel              (1st half ONLY)
    Freshwater Goby
    Gar
    Goldfish
    Guppy
    Hammerhead Shark
    Horse Mackerel
    King Salmon      (2nd half ONLY)
    Koi
    Moray Eel
    Neon Tetra
    Ocean Sunfish
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Pike
    Piranha          (1st half ONLY)
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Puffer
    Rainbow Trout
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Salmon           (2nd half ONLY)
    Sea Bass
    Seahorse
    Shark
    Surgeonfish
    Stringfish
    Sweetfish        (1st half ONLY)
    Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    October:
    
    Angelfish
    Barbel Steed
    Barred Knifejaw
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Carp
    Catfish
    Char
    Cherry Salmon
    Coelacanth
    Crucian Carp
    Dab
    Dace
    
    Freshwater Goby
    Goldfish
    Guppy
    Horse Mackerel
    Koi
    Moray Eel
    Neon Tetra
    Ocean Sunfish
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Pike
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Puffer
    Rainbow Trout
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Seahorse
    Stringfish
    Yellow Perch
    Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    November:
    
    Barbel Steed
    Barred Knifejaw
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Carp
    Char
    Cherry Salmon
    Coelacanth
    Crucian Carp
    Dab
    Dace
    Football Fish
    Freshwater Goby
    Goldfish
    Guppy
    Horse Mackerel
    Koi
    Lobster
    Neon Tetra
    Ocean Sunfish
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Pike
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Puffer
    Rainbow Trout
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Seahorse
    Stringfish
    Tuna
    Yellow Perch
    Zebra Turkeyfish
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    December:
    
    Barbel Steed
    Bitterling
    Black Bass
    Bluegill
    Carp
    Coelacanth
    Crucian Carp
    Dab
    Dace
    Football Fish
    Freshwater Goby
    Goldfish
    Horse Mackerel
    Koi
    Lobster
    Octopus
    Olive Flounder
    Pale Chub
    Pike
    Popeyed Goldfish
    Pond Smelt
    Ray
    Red Snapper
    Sea Bass
    Sea Butterfly
    Squid
    Stringfish
    Tuna
    Yellow Perch
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -----------------------------
    1.0.4 - Fishing Tournaments
    -----------------------------
    
    Chip comes to town and holds a fishing tournament in Animal Crossing. Here are
    the dates of the fishing tournaments:
    
    January     -    3rd Saturday  -  Specific fish needed
    February    -    2nd Saturday  -  Biggest fish
    March       -    3rd Saturday  -  Specific fish needed
    April       -    2nd Saturday  -  Biggest fish
    May         -    3rd Saturday  -  Specific fish needed
    October     -    2nd Saturday  -  Biggest fish
    November    -    3rd Saturday  -  Specific fish needed
    December    -    3rd Sunday    -  Biggest fish
    
    The fishing tournament runs from 9am to 6pm. Talk to Chip the beaver to find
    out the tournament challenge. Chip will give out a Silver and Gold trophy to
    the winners of the tournament. 
    
    Silver Trophy   -   Win by catching a specific fish
    Gold Trophy     -   Win by catching the biggest fish
    
    The trophy does not change per tournament (although it should!) so if you get
    one of each, you have them all. You can submit fish that you have caught
    previously so if you know a tournament is coming, stock up on large fish.
    
    Start with a small fish and submit it to Chip. Each time you take the lead, you
    get a item from Chip. The items aren't that great though so I would not go out
    of my way to try and get them. Only the trophies are exclusive to Chip. If you
    talk to Chip and say you are not going to submit a fish, he will tell you what
    the biggest fish currently is. Submit the same one as the biggest.
    
    The size of the fish is not known until you submit it. Chip will tell you its
    length and then eat it. You do not get it back. If sea bass are winning and you
    submit a sea bass that doesnt take the lead, submit another one. All sea bass
    are not the same size. At 6pm, if you are the winner you will be mailed a
    trophy and it will be posted on that message board outside the town hall. You
    can talk to Chip at 6pm and he will tell you if you won the tournament.
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    This will list old previous versions of the guide.
    
    
    -December fish by month chart was wrong, fixed
    VERSION 1.31
    
    
    -More rarity and shadows added
    -Minor fixes
    
    VERSION 1.30
    
    -More rarity and shadows added
    -Added hint about fishing in rain/snow
    -Added fishing tourny info
    
    VERSION 1.20
    -Added all fish by month
    -Minor grammar changes
    -More rarity and shadows added
    -Table of Contents
    
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