Once you open a museum on your desert island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll want to collect all the bugs, minerals, fish and especially rare specimens of wildlife.

Golden trout in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – How and where to find it.

Of course, as with any other fish in the game, you’ll need a fishing rod. For all types and especially for the Golden Trout, you will also need access to higher ground, so you will also need a ladder.

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When you get both of these items, climb the highest rock on your island and find a stream of water or a pond. Golden Trout can only be found in rocky rivers, so just set your character’s direction there and catch fish until you catch one.

It is also worth noting that this fish can only be found at certain times of year and certain hours for. Golden Trout can be caught in March, April, May, September, October and November from 16:00 to 9:00. This means that you will not be able to find it between 9:00 and 16:00. You can donate it to the museum when you finally catch it, or sell it to Timmy and Tommy for a very high price of 15,000 bells.

To sum up, how to get (catch) a gold trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons:


Climb the stairs to the high rocky terrain and start fishing in the streams;
Fish is available during March, April, May, September, October and November from 4pm to 9am;
You can donate it or sell it in a shop for 15,000 bells.
If you are looking for more tips and tricks, we invite you to our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides.

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