Horse Mackerel Animal Crossing

Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) Guide on Horse mackerel. Find out the sell price, how to catch, what time of the day and year it spawns, and more!!!

Fishing Tourney[edit]

During a Fishing Tourney, when given a Horse Mackerel, Chip will say the following dialogue.


An information board in the aquarium will provide information about this fish.

With their appealing flavor, horse mackerel have long been a cheap and common food source. However, in certain regions, they have actually been branded as something of a luxury dish. They have tough scales on both sides of their bodies that must be removed before preparing. Though small, they are formidable carnivores. Since they go after bait, they are popular with fishers.

In Wild World[edit]#42

“I caught a horse mackerel! Nay!? Yay!”

Description They have hard scales called “scutes.”
Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location Sea
Shadow size Small
Fish size 40 cm
Selling price 150 Bells
Furniture size


How much does a horse mackerel sell for in Animal Crossing?

Horse Mackerel can be fished up at any ocean location on your island. It has a small shadow size, so you can go ahead and ignore fish of larger shadow sizes while hunting for Mackerel!

How big are horse mackerel in Animal Crossing?

The horse mackerel features in the DLC quest ‘Animal Crossing: Fisher King’ for the game Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, where it can be caught by fishing, and it sells for 150z.

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