Fishing Tourney

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The Fishing Tourney is a fish-catching event that occurs throughout the year in the Animal Crossing series. While the principle of the fishing tourney remains the same across the series, each incarnation has different variations.

Fishing Rod NH Inv Icon.png Fishing Tourney  
NHFishingTourney.jpg
C.J. during a Fishing Tourney in New Horizons
Occurrence
Varies between games (see recurrence)
Time 9 AM – 6 PM
Host Chip[nb 1]
C.J.[nb 2]
Main appearances

Contents

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Summer Fishing Tourney[edit]

In Animal Crossing during June, Chip the beaver will host a fishing tournament every Sunday where players can win furniture for record-breaking fish. However, he only accepts types of bass that are caught in the river (Small Bass, Bass, and Large Bass). Chip will give players a prize for every bass they give him that beats the previous record for the day. Bass caught before the tourney can be given to Chip for prizes. If the player have the record at the end of the day, they will receive an additional gift in the mail. The player can talk to Tortimer at any time during the tourney by the Wishing Well to receive an Angler Trophy.

Fall Fishing Tourney[edit]

The Fishing Tourney reappears in November. It is identical to the Summer Fishing Tourney; however, Tortimer now gifts the player a Fishing Trophy.

In Wild World[edit]

During the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: Wild World, players can take fish to Tortimer outside of the Town Hall. If it is the biggest fish caught that day, players get the prize of a random furniture item. A villager may later submit a larger fish, however, so players have to keep trying. If at 6 PM, players still have the largest fish caught, they win the Fish Trophy, which is mailed to them. If players do not have a fishing rod, they can talk to Tortimer for a free one.

In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, there are two types of tourney, running from 9 AM to 6 PM, with different fish available in each. Chip returns to the front of the Town Hall with his tent full of coolers, and is standing eagerly for contestants to bring in fish to be measured, after which he eats the player's submission. Winning the tourneys will get players a Gold or Silver Trophy, dependent on which tourney they entered, that arrives by post the next morning. Additionally, players receive a piece of common furniture from Chip every time they beat a previous record.

During the tournaments held on the second Saturday of the month, any fish is accepted. The prize is the Gold Trophy.

During the tournaments held on the third Saturday of the month, only specific fish will be accepted in the competition. For each of those tourneys, the specific fish is chosen at random from a potential three each month. The prize is the Silver Trophy.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the Fishing Tourney is slightly different compared to the last games. The heights of the fish are automatically recorded as part of the new updates in the game. But as it was in Animal Crossing: City Folk, there are certain months where Chip will accept any fish, while some months he will ask the player to catch a specific type of fish.

Tournaments Held[edit]

Month Tourney Type of Fish
January Specific fish Horse Mackerel
Pond Smelt
Sea Bass
February Any fish
March Specific fish Crucian Carp
Horse Mackerel
Loach
April Any fish
May Specific fish Carp
Black Bass
Sea Bass
October Any fish
November Specific fish Carp
Crucian Carp
Black Bass
December Any fish

Fish can be submitted to Chip from 9 AM to 6 PM Upon submitting the fish to Chip, he will give the player a piece of furniture, wallpaper or flooring. He will give out ordinary furniture, wallpaper or flooring if the player submits a record breaking fish at or below the average size of the fish. However, if the size is above average, he will give the player a furniture, wallpaper or flooring from the Fish set at random. The items given from the Fish set are split into two groups; one group in which can only be obtained during months where Chip will accept any fish, while the other group is for when Chip will only accept a certain kind of fish by what he tells the players to catch.

There will be a plinth inside Chip's tent. When the winners are announced inside the tent, the winners will stand on the first, second and third stands on the plinth. During the winners are announcements, they will let off party poppers and Chip will give each person an award (i.e. a trophy) according to their position. The awards ceremony must take place before 9 PM or else it will be canceled, and trophies will instead be mailed.

One-Type Fishing Tourney[edit]

One-Type Fishing Tourney Rewards in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) HHA Theme Style Size Info Customize
Flounder Table   - 600 Chip Green (x2) Toy Shop/Cute -   Table No
Jellyfish Lamp   - 625 Chip Aqua (x2) Toy Shop/Cute -   Light, wall furniture No
Octopus Chair   - 600 Chip Red (x2) Toy Shop/Cute -   Chair No
Puffer Fish TV   - 600 Chip Orange / White Toy Shop/Cute -   TV No
Red-Snapper Chair   - 600 Chip Red (x2) Toy Shop/Cute -   Chair No
Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Color HHA Theme Style Available From
Marine Pop Wall   - 410 - - - Chip

Any-Type Fishing Tourney[edit]

Any-Type Fishing Tourney Rewards in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) HHA Theme Style Size Info Customize
Crab Clock   - 600 Chip Red (x2) Toy Shop/Cute -   Clock No
Dab Table   - 600 Chip Brown (x2) Toy Shop/Cute -   Table No
Football-Fish Lamp   - 600 Chip Blue (x2) Toy Shop/Cute -   Light No
Sea-Anemone Bed   - 600 Chip Red (x2) Toy Shop/Cute -   Bed No
Squid Chair   - 600 Chip White (x2) Toy Shop/Cute -   Chair No
Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Color HHA Theme Style Available From
Marine Pop Floor   - 410 - - - Chip


In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Fishing Tourney is hosted by C.J. instead of Chip. Players are tasked with catching as many fish as possible within three minutes. The player can participate as many times as they choose until the event ends at 6:00 PM; however, every entry after the first costs 500 Bells. While the timer is active, a generic message is displayed whenever a fish is caught as opposed to the player's normal joke/pun, and the "Yes!" message that normally displays for a first-time catch will not be displayed either. Fishing Rods will not break during the tourney, but they still sustain damage, and will break after the timer is up if their durability runs out during a round.

Fish the player catches are sent to a cooler in the plaza rather than their pockets. After scoring, the player can sell the cooler's contents to C.J. for 1.5 times the sell price at Nook's Cranny, and they are required to do so before they may participate again or swap their points for items. To keep any caught fish, the player must select fish from the cooler before bulk-selling.

During the event, villagers are seen fishing along rivers or near ponds on the island, and will usually wear an athletic jacket with a matching hat.

Scoring[edit]

Players receive points based on the number of fish caught, regardless of their rarity.

  • 1 point per fish
  • 2 bonus points if three or more fish were caught

Multiplayer[edit]

There are additional benefits for participating in the Fishing Tourney on local or Internet multiplayer. In a multiplayer tournament, the 500 bell entry fee is waived for all participants. In addition, there is a cooperative bonus: if 5 or more fish are caught between the players, all players will earn 10 bonus points each (regardless of the number of fish caught individually).

To begin a tournament, only one player needs to ask C.J. to start the timer. The timer will begin for everyone without prior warning, meaning that other players can move nearer to a body of water ahead of time. A tournament can also only be started after everyone has cleared their coolers (whether by selling to C.J. or manually removing fish from it).

Players can join or leave the island during the tournament, but the timer will not pause. If connection is lost and/or the island state is reset, it is possible for everyone to lose fishing progress.

Rewards[edit]

After obtaining 10 or more points, players can exchange their points for "fish swag." The 13 possible items are distributed in a random order, after which the player will start receiving duplicate items. In addition, if the player obtains 100, 200, or 300 points, C.J. will mail them a corresponding trophy (bronze, silver, or gold). This total is cumulative; points that have been traded in for swag still contribute to the total, and points from previous tourneys are also counted.

Although the tourney ends at 6:00 PM, C.J. will remain in the plaza until 8:00 PM, so points can still be exchanged for rewards and fish can be sold until he leaves. After he has left, the cooler remains in the plaza for the rest of the night, in case the player still needs to retrieve their fish from there.

Fishing Tourney furniture in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From HHA Theme(s) Info Customizable Size
Anchor Statue   Not for sale   1400 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Ocean - Yes  
Bronze Fish Trophy   Not for sale   400 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Expensive - No  
Fish Doorplate   Not for sale   90 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Child's Room / Fancy - Yes  
Fish Print   Not for sale   700 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Ocean / Living Room - Yes  
Fish-Drying Rack   Not for sale   750 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Ocean / Garden - Yes  
Fishing-Rod Stand   Not for sale   300 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Ocean / Living Room - Yes  
Fresh Cooler   Not for sale   450 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Ocean / Shop - No  
Gold Fish Trophy   Not for sale   450 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Expensive - No  
Silver Fish Trophy   Not for sale   425 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Expensive - No  

Clothing[edit]

Fishing Tourney clothing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Style Label Theme(s)
Fish-Print Tee   Not for sale   160 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Simple
Active
Everyday / Comfy
Fish Pochette   Not for sale   210 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Cute Formal / Party
Tackle Bag   Not for sale   175 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Active Outdoorsy / Sporty / Work
Fish Umbrella   Not for sale   80 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, and Aeon.

Interior[edit]

Fishing Tourney interior in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Colors HHA Theme(s)
Marine Pop Wall   Not for sale   805 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Aqua
Blue
Ocean / Child's Room
Fish Rug   Not for sale   375 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Aqua
Aqua
Ocean / Child's Room
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, and Aeon.

Tools[edit]

Fishing Tourney tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Durability Customizable
Fish Wand   Not for sale   1500 Bells   Fishing Tourney
Unlimited No


In amiibo Festival[edit]

During the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Chip will visit and all spaces will turn into Fishing Rod Spaces. After every turn is over, an awards ceremony will occur. Happy Points will be given out depending on the place that the player ranked.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the Fishing Tourney occurs in Saltwater Shores‎ or Lost Lure Creek (depends on event) and is also different from other games. Players can catch only specific species of fish with the sparkling shadow for the tourney, and they should give them to Chip so he can measure the size of each fish. Balloons might appear along with Chip's face on some. Players can rent a golden fishing rod for 80 Leaf Tickets, giving them guarantee chances of catching two fish at once. Also, the player can use a tourney throw net to catch several fish at once.

On occasion, Fishing Tourneys are hosted by characters other than Chip. Candied Catches and Pumpkins were hosted by Jack, Island Excursion was hosted by Tom Nook, and Fun Bunny Day Land was hosted by Zipper T. Bunny.

Event name Set Event fish Dates
1st Fishing Tourney Underwater World Set  
Clown Fish
 
Surgeonfish
 
Barred Knifejaw
March 15, 2018 – March 20, 2018
Fishing Tourney #2 Underwater World Set  
Puffer Fish
 
Sea Butterfly
 
Zebra Moray
May 19, 2018 – May 24, 2018
Fishing Tourney #3 Underwater World Set  
Bluegill
 
Angelfish
 
Arowana
June 29, 2018 – July 4, 2018
Fishing Tourney #4 Underwater World Set  
Achilles Surgeonfish
 
Spotted Knifejaw
 
Black Clown Fish
July 25, 2018 – July 30, 2018
Fishing Tourney #5 Vibrant Set  
Guppy
 
Piranha
 
Golden Koi
August 14, 2018 – August 19, 2018
Fishing Tourney #6: Splatoon 2 Splatoon 2 Set  
Green Squid
 
Pink Squid
 
Purple Octopus
September 19, 2018 – September 26, 2018
Candied Catches Halloween Set  
Orange Candy Fish
 
Melon Candy Fish
 
Grape Candy Fish
October 23, 2018 – October 29, 2018
Fishing Tourney #8 First Anniversary Set  
Gold Horse Mackerel
 
Gold Olive Flounder
 
Gold Football Fish
 
Gold Tuna
November 21, 2018 – November 27, 2018
Fishing Tourney #9 Snow Festival Set  
Sweet Shrimp
 
Horsehair Crab
 
Lobster
December 19, 2018 – December 26, 2018
Fishing Tourney #10 Ice Fishing Set  
Pond Smelt
 
Dace
 
Salmon
January 22, 2019 – January 29, 2019
Fishing Tourney #11: Pink Crystal Crystal Collection (Pink) Set  
Horseshoe Crab
 
Chambered Nautilus
 
Coelacanth
February 18, 2019 – February 25, 2019
Fishing Tourney #12: Super Mario Super Mario (Part 2) Set  
Cheep Cheep
 
Eep Cheep
 
Blooper
 
Cheep Chomp
March 14, 2019 – March 21, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Schoolroom Schoolroom Set  
Killifish
 
Goldfish
 
Catfish
 
Pink Koi
April 24, 2019 – April 29, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Monochromatic Cat Monochromatic Cat Set  
Atlantic Mackarel
 
Pacific Saury
 
Sea Bass
May 24, 2019 – May 29, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Aquarium Electric Aquarium Set  
Blue Moon Jellyfish
 
Green Moon Jellyfish
 
Yellow Moon Jellyfish
June 19, 2019 – 24, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Poolside Poolside Set  
Saw Shark
 
Hammerhead Shark
 
Shark
July 23, 2019 – July 29, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Fireworks Fireworks Set  
Goldfish
 
Pop-Eyed Goldfish
 
Eel
August 13, 2019 - August 19, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Dance Sidewalk Showstopper Set  
Black Clown Fish
 
Black Horsehair Crab
 
Giant Isopod
September 11, 2019 – September 17, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Pumpkins Personal Pumpkins Set  
Orange Bonefish
 
Green Bonefish
 
Purple Bonefish
October 10, 2019 – October 17, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Blue Jazz Blue Jazz Set  
Platinum Pale Chub
 
Platinum Black Bass
 
Platinum Catfish
 
Platinum Gar
November 13, 2019 – November 19, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Starry Suite Starry Lights Set  
White Starfish
 
Yellow Starfish
 
Blue Starfish
December 12, 2019 – December 18, 2019
Fishing Tourney: Knitted Knitted (Event) Set  
Green Discus
 
Orange Discus
 
Ivory Arowana
January 14, 2020 – January 19, 2020
Fishing Tourney: Honeycomb Home Honeycomb Home Set  
Honey Eel
 
Honey Sea Horse
 
Honey Sea Slug
February 12, 2020 – February 17, 2020
Fishing Tourney: Island Excursion Island Excursion Invite Set  
Island Horse Mackerel
 
Island Red Snapper
 
Island Olive Flounder
 
Island Tuna
March 12, 2020 – March 19, 2020
Fishing Tourney: Fun Bunny Day Land Bunny Day Bash Set  
Yellow Eggler Fish
 
Aqua Eggler Fish
 
Pink Eggler Fish
April 12, 2020 – April 19, 2020
Fishing Tourney: Terrarium Fishing Tourney (Terrarium) Set  
Crystal Red Shrimp
 
Gourami
 
Betta
May 13, 2020 – May 20, 2020
Fishing Tourney: Joyful Ceremony Joyful Ceremony Set  
White Tuxedo Guppy
 
White Angelfish
 
White Butterfly Koi
June 13, 2020 – June 20, 2020
Fishing Tourney: Pirate Life Pirate Life Set  
Bering Wolffish
 
Great Barracuda
 
Smalltooth Sand Tiger
July 12, 2020 – July 20, 2020
Fishing Tourney: Elegant Aquarium Elegant Aquarium Set  
Red Wakin Goldfish
 
Black Wakin Goldfish
 
Ranchu Goldfish
August 12, 2020 – August 20, 2020
Fishing Tourney: Gallery Forest Painting Set  
Bicolor Dottyback
 
Flame Angelfish
 
Yellow Boxfish
September 12, 2020 – September 19, 2020

Recurrence[edit]

Game Recurrence This year Next year
2020 2021
Doubutsu no Mori
Animal Crossing
Doubutsu no Mori e+
  • First, second, third and fourth Sunday in June
  • First, second, third and fourth Sunday in November
Jun 7, Jun 14
Jun 21, Jun 28

Nov 1, Nov 8
Nov 15, Nov 22

Jun 6, Jun 13
Jun 20, Jun 27

Nov 7, Nov 14
Nov 21, Nov 28

Wild World
City Folk Jan 18, Feb 8
Mar 21, Apr 11
May 16,Oct 10
Nov 21, Dec 12
Jan 16, Feb 13
Mar 20, Apr 10
May 15,Oct 9
Nov 20, Dec 11
New Leaf Jan 18, Feb 8
Mar 21, Apr 11
May 16,Oct 10
Nov 21, Dec 12
Jan 16, Feb 13
Mar 20, Apr 10
May 15,Oct 9
Nov 20, Dec 11
New Horizons Jan 11, Apr 11
Jul 11, Oct 10
Jan 9, Apr 10
Jul 10, Oct 9


Names in other languages[edit]

  釣り大会
Tsuri taikai
Fishing competition

  낚시대회
nakksidaehoe
Fishing competition

 
 
季钓鱼大赛 / 季釣魚大會
Jì diàoyú dàsài
Seasonal fishing competition

  Турнир «Мастер удочки»
Turnir «Master udochki»
"Master of the fishing rod" tourney

  Vistoernooi Fishing tourney

  Angelturnier Fishing tourney

  Torneo de Pesca Fishing Tourney

  Tournoi de pêche Fishing tourney

  Torneo di pesca Fishing tourney

Notes[edit]

  1. From Doubutsu no Mori to Pocket Camp
  2. In New Horizons only


 
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