Animal Crossing New Horizons: All Fish Arriving and Leaving in January

A player is on the decorated beach of their island trying to fish while a resident sunbathes.

Animal Crossing New Horizons is known for its encyclopaedia of bugs and fish for players to collect, sell, and show off. However, the colourful creatures across your island will regularly change with the passing months and seasons. During January – the middle of winter – which fish should you expect to find swimming around your island?

In this guide, we explain which fish arrive and leave your island (across both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres) during January.

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January Fish: Northern Hemisphere 

In Animal Crossing New Horizons northern islands, there appears to be no new fish coming or leaving the Northern Hemisphere during January. This only happens occasionally, so you're in luck if you have not caught all the fish for the winter months!

January Fish: Southern Hemisphere

Islands located in the Southern Hemisphere of Animal Crossing New Horizons, however, will have some new fish to go about acquiring. And one to bid farewell to.

Fish Arriving

  • Sweetfish - River
  • Napoleonfish - Sea
  • Puffer Fish - Sea
  • Blue Marlin - Pier
  • Ocean Sunfish - Sea

Fish Leaving

  • Tadpole - Pond

Those are all the fish coming or leaving Animal Crossing New Horizons within January for both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Good luck with catching them all and filling out your museum. While you're at it and enjoying the final glimpse of winter, check out how to unlock Brewster's café, how to build a perfect snowboy, and make sure to collect all the Christmas ornament recipes available!

This article was updated on 3rd January 2022 by Kelsey Raynor. Contributions from Nick Farrell.

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