Every Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish & Bug Leaving After March in April (Northern Hemipshere)

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The month of March is rapidly coming to an end, so it’s time to start checking your Museum to make sure you’ve caught and donated every creature leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons when April begins!

For those unfamiliar, different fish and bug creatures appear on an Animal Crossing island depending on the current month from the real-time clock. This means that after the month of March ends, some fish and bugs will be unavailable to catch on your island until later in the year.

It’s important to be sure you catch all of the fish and bugs that leave in a month, and ideally donate them to the Museum, so you don’t have to wait potentially months to be able to do so again whenever they return.

That’s why we’ve made this list of every Animal Crossing: New Leaf fish and bug creature that’s currently available to catch in March, but will be leaving once April begins! We’ll tell you when and where you can find the create, plus information on when you can next catch it.

Please note that this list only applies to Northern Hemisphere islands. If you play on a Southern Hemisphere island and would like to help us out, please feel free to share which creatures are leaving for you in the comments.

Fish Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons After March in April

There are 6 fish leaving your island after March ends that will no longer be available to catch when April begins.

Bitterling

  • Catch in the River
  • Available All Day
  • Returns in November
  • Sells for 900 Bells

Yellow Perch

  • Catch in the River
  • Available All Day
  • Returns in October
  • Sells for 300 Bells

Stringfish

  • Catch in the River (Clifftop)
  • Available 4PM – 9AM
  • Returns in December
  • Sells for 15,000 Bells

Sturgeon

  • Catch in the River (Mouth)
  • Available All Day
  • Returns in September
  • Sells for 10,000 Bells

Sea Butterfly

  • Catch in the Sea / Ocean
  • Available All Day
  • Returns in December
  • Sells for 1,000 Bells

Football Fish

  • Catch in the Sea / Ocean
  • Available 4PM – 9AM
  • Returns in November
  • Sells for 2,500 Bells

River (Mouth): Fish with the River (Mouth) location can be found in the area where the ocean meets the river on your island’s shoreline.
River (Clifftop): Fish with the River (Clifftop) location can be found in rivers on elevated cliffs areas of your island.

Bugs Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons After March in April

There is 1 bug leaving your island after March ends that will no longer be available to catch when April begins.

Emperor Butterfly

  • Catch Everywhere
  • Available 5PM – 8AM
  • Returns in June
  • Sells for 4,000 Bells

That covers the complete list of bugs and fish leaving after March in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that you need to catch before April begins! Check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides page here for more on the game.

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