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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Leaving in March

There are all manner of sights to see in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can catch fish, track down insects, or spend your time simply soaking in the sights. Let’s get real, though: You want to catch fish, not only to pad out the museum, but to earn a few Bells in the process. However, if you consider yourself a dedicated angler, time is running out to catch this season’s rarest creatures. Here’s a list of all the fish leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March.

Fish Leaving in March | Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons fish leaving in March

As you’re likely aware, flora and fauna in Animal Crossing: New Horizons shift around depending on seasons. As such, some of the game’s many creatures such as fish can only be found in certain months. Naturally, players are by now keen to catch all the fish that will disappear after March ends.

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Fortunately, the list of fish leaving in March isn’t too long. The main species you’ll want to catch before March ends is the Stringfish. Beware, however: You’ll need a ladder to reach the cliff tops where the Stringfish can be caught.

Here’s a look at each of the fish leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March. Note that this list applies specifically to players in the northern hemisphere. Also, some fish can only caught during specific hours, so be sure to cast a reel when the time is right.

  • Bitterling
    • Size: Tiny
    • Location: River
    • Time: All Day
    • Returns: November
  • Football Fish
    • Size: Medium
    • Location: Sea
    • Time: 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
    • Returns: November
  • Sea Butterfly
    • Size: Tiny
    • Location: Sea
    • Time: All Day
    • Returns: December
  • Stringfish
    • Size: Large
    • Location: River Clifftop
    • Time: 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
    • Returns: December
  • Sturgeon
    • Size: Large
    • Location: River Mouth
    • Time: All Day
    • Returns: September
  • Yellow Perch
    • Size: Small
    • Location: River
    • Time: All Day
    • Returns: October

Since all of these fish are leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March, you don’t have long to catch them. Most will be gone for months, only to return around the end of the year 2020. If you’re eager to start reeling in the rare Stringfish, you better act quickly.