Today Is The Last Chance For These Animal Crossing Fish And Bugs

The rare Stringfish is among the critters leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons after this month, so you better hurry!


Update: March has come and gone. Here are the new fish and bugs you'll be able to catch in April and the critters leaving after April is up.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the fish and bugs you can catch change with the seasons. As each month ends, there will be a handful of fish and bugs you won't be able to catch again for several months, so it's a good idea to catch them as soon as possible so you can donate them to your museum and enter them into your Critterpedia. In addition to being seasonal, some of the aforementioned critters are rare too, so if you haven't caught them yet, you might have to do some last-minute scrambling if you want to get them in time.

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These are the fish and bugs that are leaving at the end of March in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. See our full fish guide for details on these March fish and our bugs guide for what you need to know about bugs.

Northern Hemisphere

March isn't a big month for fish and bug departures in the Northern Hemisphere, but you'll definitely want to get a Stringfish if you're able. These ultra-rare fish only appear in the rivers on your cliffs; the exact elevation doesn't matter. Stock up on fish bait and be prepared to fish for a while.


  • Bitterling
  • Football Fish
  • Sea Butterfly
  • Stringfish - rare!
  • Sturgeon
  • Yellow Perch


  • Emperor Butterfly

Southern Hemisphere

In the Southern Hemisphere, March marks the end of the summer shark boom. Quite a few high-value, rare fish are leaving this month--you especially want to catch salmon and king salmon, which only appear in March.


  • Arapaima
  • Arowana
  • Blue Marlin (returning in May)
  • Clownfish
  • Crawfish
  • Dorado
  • Gar
  • Great White Shark
  • Hammerhead Shark
  • King Salmon
  • Nibble Fish
  • Ocean Sunfish
  • Piranha
  • Puffer Fish
  • Salmon
  • Saw Shark
  • Soft-shelled Turtle
  • Suckerfish
  • Surgeonfish
  • Sweetfish
  • Whale Shark


  • Agris Butterfly
  • Atlas Moth
  • Diving Beetle
  • Earth-boring Dung Beetle
  • Emperor Butterfly (returns in June)
  • Grasshopper
  • Madagascan Sunset Moth
  • Mosquito
  • Pondskater
  • Queen Alexandra's Birdwing
  • Rainbow Stag
  • Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (returns in June)
  • Tiger Butterfly
  • Walker Cicada
  • Walking Leaf

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