This Animal Crossing: New Horizons tourney seems a little fishy. Fishing enthusiasts will be delighted to know that CJ’s Fishing Tourney is available today. The event is only available for a limited time, so here is everything you need to know about the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
What You Need to Know about the Fishing Tourney
Players will first need to make sure that they have rods and bait in their inventory. They will then need to find CJ, an otter with a cooler, on their island’s plaza. CJ will ask if the player would like to join the tourney. Players can enter the tourney multiple times. The first entry will be free, but additional entries will cost 500 bells each.
Players will then need to go to the closest body of water and catch as many fish as possible within three minutes. The first three fish are worth one point each. The player will be awarded two bonus points if they manage to catch any more fish.
The player’s points accumulate during the event and the player can trade in points for a variety of prizes. The prizes are “fishing” themed and range from fish t-shirts to fish wands. Each of the prizes cost 10 points. The player can earn a Bronze Trophy for acquiring 100 points, a Silver Trophy for 200 points, and a Gold Trophy for 300 points. CJ will also mail the player a special prize the day after the event if the player reaches 100 points.
Tips and Trick for Catching Fish
Second, players will want to keep a shovel on hand to dig up Manila Clams. Manila Clams can be used to make bait. Fishing bait helps make a fish shadow appear anywhere you desire.
Last but not least, be aware that the Bunny Day event may interfere with the tourney. Water Eggs must be fished out of bodies of water and will appear in the same shape as the fish shadow. Players may find themselves catching a few more eggs than anticipated. Thankfully most players seem to have still been able to catch plenty of fish for the Fishing Tourney. You can check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day event guide here.