Fish make up an important part on the Animal Crossing series- they are a major source of income and can be donated to the museum in the Player's town. As the seasons change in Animal Crossing, so do the fish that can be found- the most exotic fish can only be caught in the summer months.

Here is a complete list of fish in the Animal Crossing series, and where in town they can be found.

Name Price in Bells Location Time Months Peak Time Peak Months
Angelfish 3000 River 4pm-9am May-Oct
Arapaima 10000 River 4pm-9am Jul-Sep
Arowana 10000 River 4pm-9am Jun-1st half Sep
Barbel Steed 200 River All Day All Year 9pm-4am Oct-Apr
Barred Knifejaw 5000 Ocean All Day Mar-Nov
Bass (GCN only) 300 River All Day All Year
Bitterling 900 River All Day Nov-Feb
Black Bass 300 River All Day All Year 4am-9pm May-Nov
Blue Marlin 10000 Ocean All Day Jul-Sep
Bluegill 120 River 9am-4pm All Year May-Nov
Brook Trout (GCN only) 150 River pool All Day All Year
Butterflyfish (CF only) 1000 Ocean All Day Apr-Sept
Carp 300 River All Day All Year 4pm-9am Apr-May, Oct-Nov
Catfish 800 River pool 4pm-9am May-Oct 9pm-4am Jun-Sep
Char 3800 Waterfall 4am-9am, 4pm-9pm Mar-Jun, Sep-Nov
Cherry Salmon 1000 River 4am-9am, 4pm-9pm Mar-Jun,Sep-Nov Mar-Apr, Sept-Oct
Clownfish 650 Ocean All Day Apr-Sept 9am-4pm Mar-Aug
Coelacanth 15000 Ocean(raining or snowing) 4pm-9am All Year
Crawfish 250 Holding pond All Day Apr-1st half Sept
Crucian Carp 120 River All Day All Year Mar-May, Sept-Nov
Dab 300 Ocean All Day Oct-Apr
Dace 200 River 4pm-9am All Year 4pm-9am Dec-Feb
Dorado 15000 River 4am-9pm Jun-Sept
Eel 2000 River 4pm-9am Jun-1st half Sept 9pm-4am Jul-Aug
Football Fish 2500 Ocean 4pm-9am Nov-Mar
Freshwater Goby 300 River 4pm-9am All Year
Frog 120 Holding Pond All Day May-Aug
Gar 6000 River pool 4pm-9am Jun-Sep
Giant Catfish (GCN only) 3000 River pool 4pm - 9am Jun - Aug
Giant Snakehead 5500 River pool 9am-4pm Jun-Aug
Goldfish 1300 River All Day All Year
Guppy 1300 River 9am-4pm Apr-Nov May-Nov
Hammerhead Shark 8000 Ocean 4pm-9am Jun-Sep
Horse Mackerel 150 Ocean All Day All Year
Jellyfish 100 Ocean All Day 2nd half Aug
Killifish 300 Holding Pond All Day Apr-Aug
King Salmon 1800 River All Day Sept
Koi 4000 River 4pm-9am All Year
Large Bass (GCN only) 3000 River All day All Year
Large Char (GCN only) 10000 Waterfall 4am-9am, 4pm-9pm Mar-Jun, Sept-Nov
Loach 300 River All Day Mar-May 4am-9pm Apr-Jun, Oct-Dec
Lobster (CF only) 2500 Ocean All Day Nov-Feb
Moray Eel (CF only) 2000 Ocean All Day Aug-Oct
Napoleonfish (CF only) 10000 Ocean All Day July-Aug
Neon Tetra (CF only) 500 River 9am-4pm Apr-Nov
Ocean Sunfish 4000 Ocean 4am-9pm Jun-Sept
Octopus 500 Ocean All Day Mar-Jul, 2nd half Sept-Jan 4am-9pm Jul-Aug
Olive Flounder 800 Ocean All Day All Year All Day Dec-Feb
Pale Chub 200 River 9am-4pm All Year 9am-4pm Apr-Jun,Sep-Nov
Pike (CF only) 1800 River 4am-9pm Sept - Dec
Piranha 2500 River 9am-4pm, 9pm-4am Jun-1st half Sep
Popeyed Goldfish 1300 River 9am-4pm All Year
Pond Smelt 300 River pool All Day Dec-Feb
Puffer Fish 240 Ocean All Day Jul-Sep All Day August
Rainbow Trout 800 River 4am-9am, 4pm-9pm Mar-Jun,Sep-Nov 4am-9am, 4pm-9pm

Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct

Ray (CF only) 3000 Ocean All Day Nov-Dec
Red Snapper 3000 Ocean All Day All Year All Day Apr-Jun
Salmon 700 River All Day Sept
Sea Bass 200 Ocean All Day All Year
Sea Butterfly 1000 Ocean All Day Dec-Feb
Seahorse 1100 Ocean All Day Apr-Nov 9am-4pm May-Sept
Shark 15000 Ocean 4pm-9am Jun-Sep
Small Bass (GCN only) 200 River All day All year
Squid 400 Ocean All Day Dec-1st half Aug 9pm-4am Feb-Jun
Stringfish 15000 River 4pm-9am Dec-Feb
Surgeonfish (CF only) 1000 Ocean All Day Apr-Sept
Sweetfish 900 River All Day Jul-1st half Sep 4am-9pm Jul-Aug
Tuna 7000 Ocean All Day Nov-Mar
Yellow Perch 240 River All Day Oct-March 4am-9pm Nov-Feb
Zebra Turkeyfish 400 Ocean All Day Apr-Nov 9am-4pm May-Sept