Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – 1st Fishing Tourney now live

First teased a couple of weeks ago, the first Fishing Tourney is now live in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! It’s a new type of event, which takes place in Saltwater Shores. The goal is to catch as many tourney fish as you can, and then bring them to Chip in order to earn in-game trophies and prizes based on the number and size of the fish.

But that’s not all: you can also decorate your campsite with some really fishy terrain parts, available from the Arrange menu. You will need some Leaf Tickets for that, though!

This first Fishing Tourney event runs from March 15th to March 20th. If you earn a trophy during the event, you can pick it up between March 20th and March 23rd from your mailbox (you will get to see the tophy-award scene then).

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Fishing Tourney: How to play

As mentioned above, the goal of this event is to catch as many little fishies as you can. But there’s a “catch”: only tourney fish will count, and those are only found in Saltwater Shores.

Here’s the three types of tourney fish:

  • clown fish
  • surgeonfish
  • barred knifejaw

Fortunately, those are pretty easy to spot: they have a sparkling shadow in the water. Using those fish, you can complete tasks, and then earn various reward.

Once you’ve caught some fish, you can bring them to Chip, who will measure them for you. If you reach a total-size goal (ie: total size of all the fish caught during the event), then you will be able to earn some sweet rewards.

There’s also various Chip Challenges for you to tackle, and completing those will allow you to get some more sweet rewards! To claim them, simply press the Claim button next to them in the Chip Challenges list (available from the fishing tourney menu, that you can find by talking to Chip in Saltwater Shores).

By the way, you can sometimes catch not one, but two tourney fish with the regular fishing rod (regular fish is still one at a time). But if you go talk to Chip, and are willing to part with a few Leaf Tickets, you can rent the gold rod: this allows you to catch 2 tourney fish at once every time, but only if there’s some available in the area (again, this does not work for regular fish).

But if you really want to catch lots of fish at once, you have to use the tourney throw net. There’s two types:

  • tourney throw net
  • lg. tourney throw net (requires Leaf Tickets)

Once the fishing tourney is over, all players will get a trophy as long as they have turned in at least one tourney fish. The size of the trophy changes depending on the total size of all the fish caught during the event. You have to pick it up between March 20th and March 23rd, from your mailbox. It will then stay in your mailbox even after the pick-up period has ended, but if you wait too long, your records may not be recorded properly on it.

Here’s the various types of terrain you can get during this event:

  • seafloor (back)
  • ocean sky
  • coral fence

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Fishing Tourney: Rewards

Here’s the various types of rewards available during the event (awards randomly):

Total size of 250, 500, and 750cm

  • clown fish hairpin
  • clown fish tank
  • sea throw net

Total size of 1 000, 1 250, 1 500, 1 750, 2 000, 2 250, 2 500, and 2 750cm

  • seaweed screen
  • coral bench
  • surgeonfish tank
  • rustic essence x5
  • hip essence x5
  • harmonious essence x5
  • sea throw net
  • sea throw net

Total size of 3 000, 3 250, 3 500, 3 750, 4 000, and 4 250cm

  • decorated coral
  • barred knifejaw tank
  • seaweed screen
  • harmonious essence x5
  • harmonious essence x5
  • hip essence x5

Total size of 4 850cm, and every 600cm beyond that

  • clown fish hairpin
  • clown fish tank
  • sea throw net
  • seaweed screen
  • coral bench
  • surgeonfish tank
  • rustic essence x5
  • harmonious essence x5
  • hip essence x5
  • sea throw net
  • sea throw net
  • decorated coral
  • barred knifejaw tank
  • seaweed screen
  • harmonious essence x5
  • harmonious essence x5
  • hip essence x5

NB: rewards for this category are also awarded randomly, but there’s no duplicates until all items have been awards at least once.

Chip Challenge Prizes (can only be collected while the event is live!)

  • tourney throw net
  • clown fish tank
  • surgeonfish tank
  • barred knifejaw tank
  • Leaf Ticket x5
  • Leaf Ticket x10
  • seaweed screen
  • sparkle stones x1

Fishing Tourney Trophies

  • wood fish trophy: 10 to 799.9cm
  • bronze fish trophy: 800 to 2 099.9cm
  • silver fish trophy: 2 100 to 4 199.9cm
  • gold fish trophy: 4 200cm

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Fishing Tourney: additional notes

Some quick notes about the event:

  • as you can imagine, tourney fish can only be caught during fishing tournaments
  • the following will no longer be available once the event is over: tourney throw net, golden rod (has to be rented at each fishing tourney), fish caught during the tourney (NB: if you still have fish in your inventory during the trophy pick-up period, it will be automatically measured and reflected in your total-size record. If turning those fish would have earned you some rewards, they will be automatically sent to your mailbox)

Source: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp


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