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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Not Catch Eggs When Fishing

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Not Catch Eggs When Fishing

The Bunny Day event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons might have just started yesterday, but many players are already sick of Zipper T. Bunny’s egg-centric shenanigans. Most notably, players are peeved that many of the game’s previously lucrative fish have become eggs instead, depriving them of some serious dough. Here’s how to not catch eggs when fishing in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

There is a way to bypass Zipper’s soggy egg shenanigans and ensure that you only catch fish again. Animal Crossing New Horizons’ eggs have a neat little trick to help avoid them. To that end, we’ve prepared this guide to help you evade these waterlogged treats.

How Not to Catch Eggs While Fishing in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Look For the Silhouettes

Animal Crossing New Horizon Egg Shadow

One method to avoid getting egg on fishing hook, and therefore, your face, is to keep an eye on the size of the shadow you’re fishing for. Animal Crossing New Horizons’ Eggs only come in one size, meaning their shadow will be the same every time.

Just skip throwing your line out to shadows of that size, and you won’t catch any eggs. We’ve even included a helpful image of an egg’s shadow above.

Bring Bait

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bait

The guaranteed way to fish any size shadows without a soggy egg surprise is to use bait first. Bait can be made by using manila clams, which can be found buried on your island’s beaches.

When you use bait to spawn a fish silhouette, it will always be an actual fish and not an egg. With this handy trick, your shores can be money-makers once more.

There’s our guide on how not to catch eggs when fishing in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Hope this helps make your egg-fishing woes a bit less prevalent. While you’re at it, check out our other guides for New Horizons, such as our guide to Bunny Day’s exclusive items. We also have a guide for the much-sought-after Cherry Blossom recipes.

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