03 Aug 2021 10:55 AM +00:00

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Shark

Animal Crossing New Horizons has no shortage of fish to catch, but one of the biggest and rarest is a full-on shark, found in the waters around your island. We'll show you how to catch a shark below, as well as what it's worth and the specifics of finding them.

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How to Catch a Shark in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To catch a shark in Animal Crossing New Horizons, players need to understand that there's actually four kinds of shark to be found: the Whale Shark, the Great White Shark, the Saw Shark and the Hammerhead Shark, both of which come out and can be caught at different points of the year. You can catch them in the same way as any other fish, but it's important to note that they are incredibly rare. The best thing you can do is use a lot of Fish Bait and keep trying.

How to Catch All Sharks

Below we've laid out all the times and dates at which all four species of shark are available. When your game meets the conditions below, head to any beach and start throwing in Fish Bait to look for large shadows with fins extending above the water level.

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Shark Months (Northern Hemisphere) Months (Southern Hemisphere) Time of Day
Great White SharkJune-SeptemberDecember-March4PM-9AM
Whale SharkJune-SeptemberDecember-March24 Hours a Day
Hammerhead SharkJune-SeptemberDecember-March4PM-9AM
Saw SharkJune-SeptemberDecember-March4PM-9AM

How Many Bells Can You Sell Sharks For?

Sharks are definitely some of the more expensive fish - if you've caught one and have no current use for it, it's definitely worth pawning off on Tom Nook, as they're all worth thousands of bells. We've laid out their prices here for you to check.

  • Great White Shark - 15,000 Bells
  • Whale Shark - 13,000 Bells
  • Hammerhead Shark - 8,000 Bells
  • Saw Shark - 12,000 Bells
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