Fishing Tourney

The Fishing Tourney is an event hosted by Chip in the event plaza. The objective is to catch the biggest fish. For some Fishing Tourneys, Chip asks for a specific type of fish. For others, Chip will accept any type of fish. You can get a trophy, as well as rare furniture from the Fish Set.

Entering the Fishing Tourney

To enter the Fishing Tourney, just talk to Chip in your event plaza. He will tell you which type of fish you need to catch, or if any type of fish is OK. After that, just catch fish, then talk to Chip to give the fish to him.

Need a Fishing Rod?

If you don't have a fishing rod, you can buy one from Chip for 500 bells.

Getting Fish Set Furniture

You can get Fish Set furniture during the Fishing Tourney. Chip will give you an item whenever you break your personal record. In other words, if you give Chip a fish, then give him a larger fish, he will give you an item in exchange for the larger fish. Keep giving him larger and larger fish to get more items.

How Big is the Fish?

When you catch a fish, the game shows you its size. After that, the only way to find the size of a fish in your inventory is to give it to Chip. Therefore, you might want to store your fish in a room, arranged by size, so you can give them to Chip in the order of smallest to largest so you get as many items as possible.

Items that You can Get from Chip

You can get the following items from Chip during a Fishing Tourney.

  • A random item
  • Fish Wall
  • Fish Floor
  • A Fish Set item from this list: Coral Bed, Crab Clock, Dab Table, Fish Floor, Football Fish Lamp, Squid Chair
  • A Fish Set item from this list: Fish Wall, Jellyfish Lamp, Octopus Chair, Olive Flounder Table, Puffer Fish TV, Red Snapper Sofa

Fishing Tourney Schedule

Every Fishing Tourney starts at 9AM and ends at 6PM the same day. Between 6PM and 9PM, you can go into the tent on the event plaza for the award ceremony. If you miss the award ceremony but you won a trophy, you will get it in the mail the next day. The winners are displayed on your town bulletin board next to the train station.

Fishing Tourney Days and Details

The Fishing Tourney takes place on the following days:

When?What Type of Tourney?
Third Saturday in JanuaryChip will ask for one of these types:
Horse Mackerel, Pond Smelt, or Sea Bass
Second Saturday in FebruaryAny fish
Third Saturday in MarchChip will ask for one of these types:
Crucian Carp, Horse Mackerel, or Loach
Second Saturday in AprilAny fish
Third Saturday in MayChip will ask for one of these types:
Carp, Black Bass, or Sea Bass
Second Saturday in OctoberAny fish
Third Saturday in NovemberChip will ask for one of these types:
Carp, Crucian Carp, Black Bass
Second Saturday in DecemberAny fish