Fishing Rod

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Artwork of a player with a fishing rod from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A Fishing Rod is a tool used to catch fish, which can be found in the sea, ponds, and the river running through town. Catching and donating fish is required to complete the museum's collection. All fish that are caught with a fishing rod are recorded in the player's encyclopedia.

Usage[edit]

A fishing rod is the only tool that can be used for fishing. Fish can be found as dark fish-shaped silhouettes seen swimming underneath the surface of water and vary in availability between the river, waterfalls, ponds and the sea. Fishing rods can only be used near water; pressing the A Button will cast a line into the water. When a fish spots a nearby lure, they will approach it and gently nibble at it. When the fish bites the line they will create a splash, and the line must quickly be reeled in by pressing the A Button before the fish swims away and disappears. Fish can be scared away by reeling in the line too soon, running, knocking balls or snowballs into the water, or using other tools near the fish. A fish can nibble the line a maximum of four times before biting on the fifth, though many fish will bit sooner.

More advanced versions of the fishing rod that have unique effects can be obtained. The Silver Rod and Golden Rod have increasingly attractive lures and increase the time in which the line can be reeled in.

Obtaining[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Fishing rods in Animal Crossing

# Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from
60 Golden Rod Golden Rod Not for sale Cannot be sold  Tortimer
64 Fishing Rod Fishing Rod  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, Cuyler, Ruthless Cutie, SuperHamster, and vmario.

In Wild World[edit]

Fishing rods in Animal Crossing: Wild World

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Fishing Rod Fishing Rod WW Inv Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Standard fishing rod
Golden Rod Golden Rod WW Inv Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Tortimer (after catching every fish)
Improved lure

In City Folk[edit]

Fishing rods in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Fishing Rod Fishing Rod CF Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Standard fishing rod
Silver Rod Silver Rod CF Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store (randomly replaces normal rod after first upgrade)
Improved lure
Easier catches
Golden Rod Golden Rod CF Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Tortimer (after catching every fish)
Improved lure
Significantly easier catches

In New Leaf[edit]

Fishing rods in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from Note
Fishing Rod Fishing Rod NL Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Timmy and Tommy's store
 Isabelle (if the player does not have one for her introductory tasks)
Standard fishing rod -
Silver Rod Silver Rod NL Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Museum Shop (after donating 30 fish/sea creatures)
Improved lure
Easier catches
Golden Axe Golden Rod NL Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Fishing Tourney (after catching every fish)
Improved lure
Significantly easier catches

In New Horizons[edit]

Fishing rods in New Horizons will break after a specific amount of uses. Making a successful catch with a fishing rod, whether that is fish, trash, or a Water Egg, will reduce its durability. A fishing rod's durability is not reduced when casting the rod or failing to catch anything.

Fishing rods in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from Durability Customizable
Colorful Fishing Rod Colorful Fishing Rod  2,500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
30 Yes
Fish Fishing Rod Fish Fishing Rod  2,500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
30 Yes
Fishing Rod Fishing Rod Not for sale  600 Bells  Crafting
30 Yes
Flimsy Fishing Rod Flimsy Fishing Rod  400 Bells
 100 Nook Miles
 100 Bells  Resident Services Tent
 Nook's Cranny
 Wilbur
 Crafting
5–10 No
Golden Rod Golden Rod Not for sale  10,400 Bells  Crafting
90 No
Outdoorsy Fishing Rod Outdoorsy Fishing Rod  2,500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
30 Yes
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, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Isabelle hooks Snake with her Fishing Rod.

The Fishing Rod appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Isabelle's side special move, acting as a high range command grab to pull far way enemies towards you. When activated, Isabelle casts the bobber out a little ways away from her. The bobber pulls enemies in if it hits them, then allowing Isabelle to throw them in any of the four directions by holding that direction. If she misses, however, the bobber will sit there until Isabelle presses B again to reel it back in. However, the bobber can still grab on the way back, effectively setting a trap for less knowledgeable opponents. It can also be used to help her recover, being used as a tether recovery.

Names in other languages[edit]

European Spanish Caña de pescar Fishing rod

European French Canne à pêche Fishing rod

Italian Canna da pesca Fishing rod

External links[edit]

Fishing Rod on other wikis
• SmashWiki