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How to catch stringfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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There are some seriously rare fish to catch as you exist on your island, including the Animal Crossing: New Horizons stringfish. These beastly fish are one of the hardest to find, and are only available for a short amount of time. Plus, they only appear at certain locations on your island. Handy right?

Here's everything you need to know about catching this rare Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish (opens in new tab):

How to catch a stringfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Stringfish can only be found in the clifftop river location on your island. This means you'll need to use the Animal Crossing: New Horizons ladder (opens in new tab) to climb up to the highest water source available on your island - think the source of the highest waterfall. 

In order to increase your chances, you'll want to craft bait using Manila Clams dug from the beach sands with your Animal Crossing: New Horizons shovel (opens in new tab)

When can you catch a stringfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

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Northern Hemisphere:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec| 4PM - 9AM

Southern Hemisphere:
Jun, July, Aug, Sept | 4PM - 9AM

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