CJ Appearing Time & Fishing Tournament in Animal Crossing New Horizons

CJ is one of the characters in Animal Crossing New Horizons. He’s a beaver who’s into fishing, and he runs the local fishing tourney. Although he rarely appears on the island, we now know more about him, thanks to the diligent research of time travelers. Every time he comes, he’ll organize a fishing tournament. In this guide, we’re going to tell you about CJ appearing time & fishing tournament in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

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CJ Appearing Time & Fishing Tournament in Animal Crossing New Horizons

When does CJ appear on your island?

CJ the beaver only appears once a month, so you’ll have to memorize his schedule if you want to catch him. He’ll be on your island on every third Saturday of each month, regardless of the weather. He’ll spawn at a random location, which means you will have to look around for him.

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Apart from organizing the tourney, he’ll also buy any fish you might want to sell. He can even make realistic fish statues for you, if you bring him three specimens of the fish in question. How can you say no to piscine furniture?

What does the fishing tournament look like?

From what we’ve heard, there are at least two different variations of the fishing tourney. In one, you have to catch as many fish as you can in the alloted time. It’s a classic time trial, and it begins as soon as you equip your rod.

The second variant tasks you with catching three fish of the same size in a row. This can be pretty difficult, since the only way to tell the size of a fish before you actually catch it is by judging the silhouette in the shallow water. It’s an imperfect method, like any other that relies on the senses, and you might easily misjudge the situation and ruin the streak.

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  1. J

    This information is incorrect for New Horizons.
    He’s currently on my island on a Monday, so it can’t be that he only appears on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
    This was for the 2nd type of fishing competition where I had to catch 3 of the same size.

    1. P

      Ditto, he’s on my island today March 31 which is a Tuesday, for a same-size competition.

      1. A

        On the third Saturday of the month, he comes for the Fishing Tournament. But he will also come on a random day, only once a month. When he shows up randomly and the tournament are different things.

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