Last Chance To Catch These Fish And Bugs In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

There are only a few days left in April to catch these fish and bugs before they go out of season in New Horizons.


With each new month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes a new batch of fish and bugs to catch, but also seasonal fish and bugs that will no longer be available--sometimes for months at a time. If you're a completionist, these limited and sometimes extremely rare critters are the ones you should focus on, and it's recommended that you get a head start. There are only a few days left in April--May 1 is on Friday--so unless you want a repeat of last month's last-minute Stringfish hunts, it's time to start tracking these critters down as soon as you can! In particular, April marks your last chance to catch some big, rare fish in the Northern Hemisphere and say goodbye to the notorious tarantula until later this year. Southern Hemisphere players will see a load of fish and bugs leaving at month's end.

For a more comprehensive list of critters, hit up our Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish guide and bug guide, which include the full list of what we've caught so far, tips on how to catch, and more. Don't forget to check out what fish and bugs are new in April as well. Here's the list of fish and bugs that are leaving after this month is up, for players in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Catch them while you still can!

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Fish And Bugs Leaving After April

Northern Hemisphere

Blue MarlinAll dayPier10,000
DabAll dayOcean300
TunaAll dayPier7,000

Blue Marlin and Tuna are both ocean fish, but to catch them specifically, you'll need to cast your reel off the wooden pier on your island. This is not the same pier as the one leading to your airport. If there are no fish near your pier, you can craft and throw bait to attract new spawns until you get what you want.

Tarantula7 PM - 4 AMGround8,000

That's right--the tarantula is going out of season until November! If you're up for it, going on a deserted island Mystery Tour to find the rare tarantula island is one of the best ways to make money in New Horizons right now, so stock up while you still can. You can also create a tarantula island farm, but the recent arrival of the giant water bug has broken tarantula farming spawn rates. It hasn't been rendered impossible, just a lot more tedious.

Southern Hemisphere

Angelfish4 PM - 9 AMRiver3,000
Betta9 AM - 4 PMRiver2,500
Catfish4 PM - 9 AMPond800
Moray EelAll dayOcean2,000
Rainbowfish9 AM - 4 PMRiver800
Ribbon EelAll dayOcean600
Snapping Turtle9 PM - 4 AMRiver5,000
TilapiaAll dayRiver800

The snapping turtle is a river-only critter that appears as a medium-sized fish shadow, despite not being a fish. It's one of the rarest of this bunch and it makes for very unique decor when placed as "furniture." But if you want to catch it before time is up, you'll have to do some late-night fishing--it only shows up between 9 PM and 4 AM.

Darner Dragonfly8 AM - 5 PMFlying230
Ladybug8 AM - 5 PMFlowers200
Man-Faced Stink Bug7 PM - 8 AMFlowers1,000
Mantis8 AM - 5 PMFlowers430
Red Dragonfly8 AM - 7 PMFlying180
Scorpion7 PM - 4 AMGround8,000
StinkbugAll dayFlowers120
Tiger BeetleAll dayGround1,500
Yellow Butterfly4 AM - 7 PMFlying160

Southern Hemisphere players still have the rest of April and the entire month of May to catch fleas, but after that the blood-sucking critters won't be around again until October. Since they're so rare, it might be wise to start chatting up your neighbors daily if you haven't been already and keeping a close eye out for itchy villagers.

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