Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – 5th Fishing Tourney now live

As teased last week, the 5th Fishing Tourney is now live in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! It takes place in Lost Lure Creek this time around, but the goal is still to catch as many tourney fish as you can, before bringing them to Chip in order to earn in-game trophies and prizes based on the number and size of the fish.

This 5th Fishing Tourney event runs from August 14th to August 19th. If you earn a trophy during the event, you can pick it up between August 19th and August 20th from your mailbox (you will get to see the tophy-award scene then. NB: the trophy pick-up period now lasts only 24h). You can pick up your trophy from your mailbox after the tourney has ended, but then there will be no award scene.

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 Lost Lure Creek.

Here’s the three types of tourney fish:

  • guppy
  • piranha
  • golden koi

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 rewards. The fish respawn every 3 hours, and there’s nothing you can do to make them respawn faster (no, using the Golden Fishing Rod doesn’t do anything). You can catch them up to 7 times per spawn.

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. You also get a special conversation with Chip if you reach the gold rank for your trophy!

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). Make sure to check out the Events and Content Updates page for more details about the Chip Challenges!

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). You can rent it until the very end of the tourney, but you first need to catch a tourney fish by yourself. Of course, after the event has ended, you get your regular fishing rod back.

If you really want to catch lots of fish at once, you have to use the tourney throw net (NB: they also disappear once the event is over). 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 August 19th and August 20th, 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.

And starting with the 4th Fishing Tourney, there’s a special prize for you to win after you get the gold trophy, so keep fishing! The prize for this tourney is none other than… Chip’s hat and Chip’s vest!

Here’s some of the rewards you can get during this event:

  • grand elephant statue
  • lotus hairpin
  • orange sari
  • tropical sandals
  • purple kurta
  • golden-koi tank
  • piranha tank
  • guppy tank

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Fishing Tourney: Rewards

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

Total size of 250cm

  • purple kurta

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

  • guppy tank
  • tropical sandals
  • river throw net x1

Total size of 1 300cm, 1 600cm, 1 900cm

  • lotus hairpin
  • elegant essence x5
  • river throw net x1

Total size of 2 200cm, 2 500cm, 2 800cm

  • piranha tank
  • cute essence x5
  • river throw net x1

Total size of 3 100cm, 3 400cm, and 3 700cm

  • orange sari
  • natural essence x5
  • river throw net x1

Total size of 4 000cm, 4 350cm, 4 700cm, and 5 050cm

  • golden koi tank
  • harmonious essence x5
  • rustic essence x5
  • river throw net x1

Total size of 5 400 cm, 5 750cm, 6 100cm, 6 450cm, and 6 800cm

  • grand elephant statue
  • cool essence x5
  • modern essence x5
  • historical essence x5
  • river throw net x1

Total size of 7 200cm, and every 400cm beyond that

  • grand elephant statue
  • guppy tank
  • piranha tank
  • golden-koi tank
  • lotus hairpin
  • orange sari
  • tropical sandals
  • purple kurta
  • Chip’s hat
  • Chip’s vest

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
  • golden-koi tank
  • piranha tank
  • guppy tank
  • lotus hairpin
  • orange sari
  • Leaf Ticket x5
  • Leaf Ticket x10
  • sparkle stones
  • silver treats
  • bronze treats

Fishing Tourney Trophies

  • wood fish trophy: 10 to 1 199.9cm
  • bronze fish trophy: 1 200 to 3 799.9cm
  • silver fish trophy: 3 800 to 6 699.9cm
  • gold fish trophy: over 7 000cm

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
  • remaining tourney fish not given to Chip before the end of the event will simply disappear
  • 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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