New Fish in June – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

By on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:52 pm. Filed in Guides under Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Grab your fishing pole and get to catching new fish in June in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

There are new fish available to catch on your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons now that it’s June. It might be hard to keep track of what is coming and going, but this guide will help you keep track.

New Fish in June

Catching bugs and fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an enjoyable way to see what creatures inhabit your island. It is also a great chance for players to fill out their Critterpedia and donate any bugs or fish missing from the museum.

Northern Hemisphere

With summer approaching the Northern Hemisphere, things are starting to get jawsome in the waters of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Now that sharks have begun to appear, keep an eye out for a fin accompanied by a shadow. Below you will find where and what time you can catch each of the new fish for June.

TypeCritterLocationShadow SizeTime
FishGiant SnakeheadPondExtra Large9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FishPiranhaRiverSmall9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
FishArowanaRiverLarge4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishDoradoRiverExtra Large4 a.m. – 9 p.m.
FishGarPondLarge4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishArapaimaRiverLarge4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishSaddled BichirRiverLarge9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
FishRibbon EelSeaNarrowAll-day
FishSaw SharkSeaLarge (Fin)4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishHammerhead SharkSeaLarge (Fin)4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishGreat White SharkSeaLarge (Fin)4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishWhale SharkSeaLarge (Fin)All-day
FishSuckerfishSeaLarge (Fin)All-day

Southern Hemisphere

The Southern Hemisphere is seeing some change as well. The Sea Butterfly will be making its appearance and is my personal favorite. Below you will find where and when you can catch the new fish for June.

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TypeCritterLocationShadow SizeTime
FishPond SmeltRiverSmallAll-day
FishStringfishRiver (Clifftop)Extra Large4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishSea ButterflySeaSmallAll-day

Now that you know which fish are new to your island, make sure to check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons archives for even more content.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020)
Nintendo Switch

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.