There are plenty of activities in Animal Crossing that you can spend your time on. One of them is fishing, which allows you to catch creatures that can be donated to the Blathers Museum, sold to pay off growing debts or simply given as a gift. We’ll talk about catching tuna. So: Tuna in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and how to catch it.

Tuna in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and how to catch it.


Fishing isn’t as easy as it sounds. What you can catch also depends on where you do the activity, what time of year, time of day and weather.

So you have to constantly switch your fishing methods if you want to catch all possible creatures. For some you will have to wait until the end of the year, while for others you will have to catch while it is snowing. As for the tuna, we’ll tell you in detail what you have to do to catch it.

In short, tuna is caught just like any other fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but the question is, when does it appear? Above all, it appears between November and April. So you’ll either have to wait until those months come, or change the date on your Nintendo Switch. Of course, the latter method will have some negative consequences for New Horizons Island, but you’ll have to take that step if you want to catch tuna off season.

Also, you can only catch tuna in the ocean, or rather at the pier. You should go there at any time of day, throw some baits and try to catch tuna if it appears. Once you catch one, you can sell tuna in Animal Crossing New Horizons for 7000 bells.

Let’s summarize in three main steps:

Wait until it’s between November and April, or change the time on the console;

Anytime of the day, head to the ocean dock;

Drop the bait and try to catch anything that comes up, hoping it’ll be tuna.

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