While there’s tons of beloved characters that have returned for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there’s also a handful of new semi-regular visitors to your island that you won’t have met before.
C.J. is one of these new characters, a self-professed “fishionista” beaver who’ll come to your island seeking big fish, little fish, and probably squid as well. He’ll buy them from you at much higher rates than Nook’s Cranny will, and not only that, but if you want a fish-themed model, he can get his partner to make those for you as well.
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When and how to find C.J.
C.J. is one of the semi-regular characters in the game who’ll visit your island through the week, but unlike sellers like Kicks or Label who will stick to the Plaza, he’ll wander around the island. Keep an eye out for him as you’re doing your daily fossil and fruit gathering chores.
There’s also rumours (from people who’ve done a bit of time skipping) that C.J. will host a Fishing Tournament on the 3rd Saturday of each month, though he will appear at other times.
What does C.J. buy?
C.J. is a fishing enthusiast, all about getting a big catch and then getting his TV audience hyped up from it. Anything that swims in the rivers and seas, he’s happy to take off your hands, and the bigger the better! He’ll happily buy fish from you at 1.5x the going rate in Nook’s Cranny.
The one condition is that you must first complete his seasports challenge.
So when C.J. is around, you’d be silly to sell anything to the Nooklings, and will likely want to do as much fishing as possible in that time – get your stocks of fish bait up, so you won’t have to run around so much!
C.J’s Seasports Challenge
Before he’ll buy your fish, C.J. insists that you complete his seasports challenge. This might be to catch a particular fish size, so you might need to try and catch smaller fish judging their size from their shadow in the water, but for his first visit he challenges you to catch five fish in a row, without any of them getting away from you. If you miss one, you’ll have to start all over again.
Once you’ve caught enough fish and returned to C.J., he will offer to buy whatever fish you’ve caught. From that point on you can sell him as many fish as you can catch, all with that lovely bump in profits.
C.J’s partner’s Fish Model Collectables
He will make models of any fish for you that you want, and he’ll do it for free. The only requirement is that you bring three of that particular fish to him. That’s pretty simple for common fish like carp and sea bass, but if you want something a bit more rare, you might want to store them in your home’s inventory for C.J.’s next visit.
Once he has the trio of fish in hand, he’ll then set his partner to work on that model and have it delivered to your mail box the next day.
Oh, and he’ll only work on one model at a time, so you’ll have to wait until the next time he visits if you want more.
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