The third Fishing Tourney event has begun in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for iOS and Android! It runs from June 29th, 2018 to July 3rd, 2018. Learn how to catch tournament fish, win underwater furniture, claim free Leaf Tickets, and grab the Octopus Hat in our complete guide!
How to Catch Fishing Tourney Fish
During this event, head to the Lost Lure Creek river on your map and meet the friendly NPC Chip when he greets you on your first arrival. (later you can find him standing north of the dock) After you’ve begun the event by speaking to him, just start fishing on the river shore and throw your fishing rod towards sparkling shadows indicating a tourney fish ready to catch!
For Fishing Tourney #3, there are three special tournament fish to catch during the event: Bluegill, Angelfish, and Arowana. These fish will always be caught when you go after a sparkling shadow.
The bad news is that these special sparkling tourney fish are only available in limited quantities before they disappear until respawn. After catching around seven or so of these fish, a message will pop-up indicating there are no more left to catch for now. Thankfully, the respawn is directly tied to the 3-hour villager cycle meaning that every time villagers cycle around your map, there will be new tourney fish to catch!
In addition to the usual method of fishing in the river, you can sometimes receive tourney fish as gifts from villagers in your campsite when speaking to them! This happens during interactions where they share materials or bells with you.
Win Underwater Furniture and Octopus Hat Prizes
After you have caught all of the special tourney fish in the river during a cycle, walk over to Chip and speak to him to collect your rewards. He’ll assess your inventory of tourney fish and added up the measurements to add to your total-size goal. Then you’ll receive prizes according to your total-size goal milestones reached so far!
Here’s the full list of the special event prizes you can win during Fishing Tourney #3 and how to unlock them:
Chip Challenges: Free Leaf Tickets, Throw Nets, and Extra Items!
You don’t want to miss out on Chip Challenges during this event — they’re the Timed Goals for Fishing Tourney #3 and are a great way to fetch extra rewards! Get free tourney throw nets to help you complete the event faster, extra doubles of some event items, and a free sparkle stone. Most importantly, a total of 40 free Leaf Tickets are available if you complete all the relevant challenges!
Here’s the full list of Chip Challenges available to complete during Fishing Tourney #3 and their associated rewards:
|Catch 24 Bluegill||Octopus Hat|
|Catch 32 Angelfish||Sea-Turtle Cushion|
|Catch 8 Arowana||Arowana Tank|
|Catch 16 Angelfish||Angelfish Tank|
|Catch 12 Bluegill||Bluegill Tank|
|Catch 16 Arowana||10 Leaf Tickets|
|Catch 12 Arowana||5 Leaf Tickets|
|Catch 18 Bluegill||5 Leaf Tickets|
|Catch 45 Pale Chub||5 Leaf Tickets|
|Catch 4 Black Bass||5 Leaf Tickets|
|Catch 45 Crucian Carp||5 Leaf Tickets|
|Catch 45 Yellow Perch||5 Leaf Tickets|
|Catch 125 Angelfish||Sparkle Stone|
|Catch 8 Pale Chub at least 15.5cm||Tourney Throw Net|
|Catch 8 Yellow Perch at least 37.0cm||Tourney Throw Net|
|Catch 8 Crucian Carp||Tourney Throw Net|
|Catch 8 Pale Chub||Tourney Throw Net|
|Catch 8 Black Bass at least 52.5cm||Tourney Throw Net|
|Catch 1 Black Bass||Tourney Throw Net|
|Catch 8 Crucian Carp at least 21.5cm||Tourney Throw Net|
|Catch 8 Yellow Perch||Tourney Throw Net|
Complete the Fishing Tourney Faster with Golden Rod and Throw Nets
Looking for a leg up on this event? For 80 Leaf Tickets, you can purchase a Golden Rod from Chip to guarantee double catches for all of your tourney fishing for the duration of the event. With the regular fishing rod, there is a small chance of catching two fish at once but not often.
In our assessment of previous Fishing Tourney events, we don’t feel that the Golden Rod or additional tourney throw nets are at all necessary to complete the event and receive all of the rewards available.
However, this operates on the basis on being an active player participating in multiple fishing cycles every day during the event. If you don’t have as much time to play, you may find the Golden Rod to be worth purchasing!