Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) Guide on Golden trout. Find out the sell price, how to catch, what time of the day and year it spawns, and more.
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Golden trout - Price and Spawn Conditions
Golden trout - Appearance and Price
|Shadow Size||Sell Price|
Spawn Conditions・Time Of Day
|Time Of Year||N：Mar ~ May, Sept ~ Nov|
S：Mar ~ May, Sept ~ Nov
|Time Of Day||4pm ~ 9am|
Best Way To Catch Golden Trout
Can Only Be Caught On Cliffs
The Golden Trout is a fish which only inhabits bodies of water found on top of cliffs. As long as the water is on an elevated place reachable with stairs or a ladder, a pond or river are both okay!
Increase The Number Of Cliffs On Your Island
By using the Island Designer tool, you'll be able to make more cliffs on your island, meaning it's possible to increase your chance of catching this fish even without using bait. You'll need to get a rank 3 island rating to unlock this feature, however!> Island Designer Tool Details
Make Bodies Of Water On The Cliffs
Try expanding the amount of water you have on top of cliffs to improve your chances of seeing a Golden Trout. If you don't care too much about appearances, just build a whole bunch of lakes and rivers on top of cliffs to get the best results.
If you want to catch Golden Trout in an efficient manner, you're definitely going to want to use bait. Go fishing after you've made enough bait - the manila clams needed to make the bait can be obtained easier on rainy days, so give that a try!> More Info On Manila Clams
Also Spawn On Mystery Islands
By using Nook Miles to go on a Mystery Island Tour, you have the chance of ending up on an island with 4 waterfalls. This is an ideal spot for those who don't have the Island Designer Tool unlocked and lack fish bait. If you've got miles to spare, try this method out.Check Out Our Full Mystery Island Guide