Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Blue Marlin

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Blue Marlin

The Blue Marlin is worth a lot of Bells if you manage to catch one. Here's how to do so.

The Blue Marlin is one of the largest fish you can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons, but they are pretty rare. If you know where to cast your rod however, and what shadow size to look for, you'll catch one in no time. To make sure you do, we've put together this guide on catching a Blue Marlin. We'll list when and where you should fish, as well as the price you'll get for selling one.

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How to Catch a Blue Marlin in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To catch a Blue Marlin in Animal Crossing New Horizons you will need to head to one of the piers on your island, at any time of the day. The key to catching a Blue Marlin is to make plenty of fish bait, and only fish once you see the correct shadow size. If you'd rather not use fish bait you can run around your beaches scaring off any other fish, though this will take a while as fish do not spawn at the pier very often. Be aware that the Blue Marlin is only available between Jan-Apr, July-Sept, Nov-Dec in the Northern Hemisphere and Jan-Mar, May-Oct in the Southern Hemisphere. To see a full list of bugs and fish that are leaving the game this month, head here.

How Many Bells is a Blue Marlin Worth?

If you manage to land yourself a Blue Marlin you'll want to sell it to Nook's Cranny as it is worth 10,000 Bells. Alternatively you could wait for CJ to visit your island, as you'll get more Bells per fish.

We've been busy plugging away on a bunch more Animal Crossing New Horizons guides. You can find close to 100 guides right here on USG, and if you head to our AC: New Horizons Walkthrough you'll see them all in one handy place. From guides on the different kinds of buildings, to detailed breakdowns of how to catch specific bugs and fish, we've got you covered.

Blue Marlin Shadow Size

The Blue Marlin will only show up as the largest shadow size. If you come across anything smaller, throw more bait or scare the fish away.

Here's what you need to know about the Blue Marlin | Jake Green/USG

There's so many more Animal Crossing New Horizons articles to read, right here on USG. First up, check out Hirun's article on the player that recreated Hrule using the island editor found in the game. After that, head on over to Eric's piece on the swap shops that have opened up since launch.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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