With it being only available four months out of the year, the Stringfish is one of the rarer fish that players can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. With that rarity comes a desire to catch. For players that want to know how to do just that, this guide will show players how to catch a Stringfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
How to Catch a Stringfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons
The Stringfish can be caught between December and March with the times it is available being between 4 PM and 9 AM. It is extremely rare and, more importantly, very expensive. Catching one of these fish and trading it will get you 15,000 Bells to use in improving your island. You will be able to find Stringfish in clifftop rivers. Follow your rivers and waterfalls until you find the source on top of a cliff. You are going to need a fishing rod to get the fish, but you will also need to build a ladder to get to the clifftop. Before you make your way up to that clifftop, however, make sure to craft fish to aid you in your attempt to catch the Stringfish. Fish bait can be crafted with one manila clam at a DIY workbench.
With the supplies crafted and ready, you should head to the clifftop river. Use the fish bait to force a fish to spawn at the clifftop river. The stringfish is a a large fish and its shadow in the water is pretty big. Keep an eye out for the big shadow, just know that there are other fish in the water that might spawn. When a large shadow spawns, throw the fishing line and reel it in. It will hopefully be the Stringfish. If not, don’t worry simply try again. You can also try and visit a Mystery Island where the spawn rates of fish is higher than their own island.