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"I got the Golden Rod! I've got some fishing to do!" —Animal Crossing (GCN)

M fishingrod.pngF fishingrod.png Fishing rods are a type of tool in the Animal Crossing series. They have appeared in every game and are used when fishing to catch fish in any body of water in the town.

Usage

A fishing rod is the only tool capable of catching and collecting fish, which are recognized as dark fish-shaped, shadowy silhouettes of fish seen swimming underneath the surface of different bodies of water. These are: oceans, rivers, holding ponds, tropical seas and waterfalls, all holding different types of fish.

Fishing rods are used by standing near water and pressing the A Button, which will cast a line into the water. If a nearby fish spots the lure, they will approach it and nibble the line a maximum of four times before biting on the fifth. When the fish bites the line they will create a splash, and the line must quickly be reeled in by pressing the A Button before the fish swims away and disappears. Fish will be scared away by reeling in the line too soon, running, knocking balls or snowballs into the water, or using other tools near the fish.

Obtaining

In Animal Forest, Crossing and Forest e+

Below is a list of fishing rods in Animal Forest, Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+.

Image Name Obtained from Buy Price Sale Price
Tool AC Fishing Rod.png Fishing rod Tom Nook's Store
Can be re-ordered from the catalog
500 Bells 125 Bells
Tool AC Golden Fishing Rod.png Golden Rod Tortimer*
Catch all fish in the games.
- -
  • Note: Tortimer will appear outside the player's house the next time the game is played.
Tortimer's Speech on Golden Rod

Well now, young <name>... I do believe I have something for you. Oh, yepper! It's a love letter... Oh, just take 'er easy! It's not a love letter. It's a Golden Rod. I do believe you've caught every single kind of fish, haven't you? Well, I'm here to congratulate you, sprout! I want you to have this rod... Its current owner no longer has any need of it, in a manner of speaking. It's a very fine rod. Yepper! Even the most unlucky of fishermen will find fishing easier with this feller. I don't dare say this too loudly...but you can't get this anywhere else, get me? Take good care of it, sprout! I enjoy a good evening fish, but I don't do it too often. Can't waste my youth a-fishing! Heh hehh hooorf!

In Wild World

Below is a list of rods in Wild World.

Image Name Obtained from Buy Price Sale Price
Fishing Rod.gif Fishing rod Tom Nook's Store
Can be re-ordered from the catalog
500 Bells 125 Bells
Golden Fishing Rod.gif Golden Rod Tortimer*
Catch all 56 species of fish.
- -
  • Note: Tortimer will appear outside the player's house the next time the game is played.

In City Folk

Below are the fishing rods available in City Folk:

Image Name Obtained from Buy Price Sale Price Info
Fishingpole.png Fishing rod Tom Nook's Store
Can be re-ordered from the catalog
500 Bells 125 Bells -
Fishingpole silver.png Silver Rod Tom Nook's Store
Rarely sold
500 Bells 125 Bells Improved attraction rate
Longer catch time
Fishingpole gold.png Golden Rod Tortimer*
Catch all 64 species of fish.
- - Improved attraction
Longer catch time
  • Note: Tortimer will appear outside the player's house the next time the game is played.

In New Leaf

Below are the fishing rods available in New Leaf:

Image Name Obtained from Buy Price Sale Price Info
Acnl-fishingrod.png Fishing Rod Nookling Stores
Isabelle when completing 4th
"Advice for living here" task
500 Bells 125 Bells -
Acnl-silverrod.png Silver Rod Museum Store
Donate at least 30 fish
500 Bells 125 Bells Easier catches
Acnl-goldenrod.png Golden Rod Chip*
Collect all 72 fish.
- - Easier catches
  • Note: Chip will give the player a golden rod once they have caught the last fish in their encyclopedia in the game. Chip hosts the Fishing Tourney.
  • On the Island, only a regular fishing rod on loan from Lloid can be used (automatically provided during minigames when needed).

In Pocket Camp

The player owns a fishing rod by default that they use at Saltwater Shores and Lost Lure Creek. During Fishing Tourneys, it is possible to rent a Golden Rod using 80 leaf tickets. A Golden Rod allows the player to always catch two tourney fish at once and remains available for the rest of the event.

In New Horizons

Below are the fishing rods available in New Horizons:

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Buy Sell
Price
Flimsy fishing rod NH-Tools-Flimsy fishing rod.png 7-10 Recipe obtained from Tom Nook (first DIY workshop) x5 NH-tree branch-icon.pngtree branch 400 Bells 100 Bells
Fishing rod NH-Tools-Fishing Rod (blue).png 30 Recipe obtained from Pretty Good Tools Recipes, purchased for 3,000 Nook Miles on the Nook Stop x1 NH-Fishing rod icon.pngflimsy fishing rod
x1 NH-iron nugget-icon.pngiron nugget
N/A 600 Bells
Golden fishing rod NH-Tools-Golden rod.png 90 Recipe obtained by catching every Fish x1 NH-Fishing rod icon.pngfishing rod
x1 NH-gold nugget-icon.pnggold nugget
N/A 10,400 Bells
Colorful fishing rod NH-Tools-Colorful Fishing Rod (yellow).png 30 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Fish fishing rod NH-Tools-Fish Fishing Rod (Green).png 30 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Outdoorsy fishing rod NH-Tools-Outdoorsy Fishing Rod (avocado).png 30 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells

Trivia

  • In New Leaf, a villager watching the player fish and missing a fish will make them become shocked.

Gallery

Wild World

City Folk

New Leaf

New Horizons

In other languages

Fishing rod
Language Name
Japan Japanese '
France French Canne à pêche
Spain Spanish Caña de pescar
Germany German Angel
Italy Italian Canna da Pesca
The Netherlands Dutch Hengel
Russia Russian Удочка Udochka
China Chinese '
South Korea Korean '



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