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How to get Fish Models in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish models are a great way to decorate your island, while also showing your fishing skills. If you invest a bunch of time into catching fish and unlocking many fish statues then you’ll be able to place several models about your island. Or, if that doesn’t sound appealing, you can also sell them for big money. The Shark Model and Oarfish are especially valuable! Here’s how to get fish models in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Models Location

Animal Crossing New Horizons fish models

In order to get fish models in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the player must first have C.J. visit the island. This can happen during a fishing tournament or at random. Once he’s on your island, you’ll need to follow the instructions below to unlock a fish model.

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How to get a fish model in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  1. Have C.J. visit your island during a fishing tournament or at random.
  2. Show him three of the same fish.
  3. C.J. will have his friend Flick create a model of the fish.
  4. The fish model will be delivered to you the following day.

What is the best fish model in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Animal Crossing New Horizons fish models

If you consider the “best” fish model to be the most expensive, then the best fish model in Animal Crossing: New Horizons would be one of the rarer deepsea fish. The Coelacanth Model and Great White Shark Model, for example, each bring in 45,000 Bells.

If you’re looking to impress players as they visit your island, surely collecting a bunch of Great White Shark Models is the way to go! Having them stand guard at the entrance to your island would be an intimidating sight indeed… Then again, the Coelacanth is also pretty damn scary!