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CJ's Challenge & Schedule
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CJ's Challenge & Schedule

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Check out this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on the new villager, CJ. Including the challenge he runs, when he comes, fish models (collectibles), and more!

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CJ Video Guide

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If you'd prefer to get your information via video, check out our concise video above. It also contains info on the Fishing Tourney!

How To Meet CJ

Appears On Island Every 3rd Saturday

Appears On Island Randomly

CJ is the new host of the fishing tournament on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His regular spawn time appears to be random. However, he will also come to your island at specific times to hold a tournament.

Check Out The Fishing Tourney Dates Here!

Times When CJ Appears

Day of the WeekRandom
PlaceAround the island

What You Can Do With CJ

Catch 3 Fish Of The Same Size In A Row

Catch 3 Fish Straight Of Same Size

CJ will ask you to catch 3 fish of the same size in a row. The best way to do this successfully is to check the shadow of the fish in the water to determine their size.

Check Out All Fish List & Critterpedia!

Check Fish Shadow Size In Water

Check Fish Shadow Size In Water

To make sure you're able to catch the same size of fish in a straight row, check the size of the fish's shadow. This helps you estimate the size of the fish you'll catch.

No Distinct Rewards Confirmed Yet

When you complete CJ's fishing challenge, he'll offer to buy what you caught. No distinct or special rewards have been confirmed yet in the game.

Sell Fish For Bells

Sell Fish For Bells

CJ will also offer to buy any of the fish that you've caught. This is a great way to offload your inventory after the fishing tournament.

Check Out How To Farm Money (Bells) Fast!

Create Fish Models (Collectibles)

Create Fish Models (Collectibles)

Talking to CJ will also allow you to create fish models or collectibles for free. Just bring 3 of the same fish to him and he'll mail it to you once the model has been created.

Check Out Rare Fish List Here!

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Anonymous 4

Prizes I've gotten:
Fish-print tee
Anchor statue
Fresh cooler
Fish Umbrella
Fishing-rod stand
Tackle bag
Fish print
Fish rug
Fish pochette
Fish-drying rack

At 100 pts you get a special gift that comes in the mail. I haven't checked that yet.

Anonymous 3

I was able to get 8 fish in 3 minutes, and so got 10 points. If you can get 8 each time, you'll have enough after each for swag. So far I've gotten an anchor statue, some fish wallpaper, a fishing shirt, a cooler like the one CJ has, and a tackle bag you can wear.

Anonymous 2

...Something I've been doing is getting 10 fish bait ready, starting the contest, then I just have to run down to the ocean and throw in bait, catch that fish, throw in bait, catch the next etc...

Bria 1

Here's my experience so far...
Once you have at least ten points, you can trade them for some "swag". If you get more than 3 fish, an extra 2 points are added on to your total at the end...

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