How Do You Get an Iron Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a fantastic game that is loved by many gamers. One of the fun activities that you can do in the game is fishing. You can catch various types of fish, some of which are worth more than others. To do so, you need a fishing rod, and one of the best ones available is an iron fishing rod.

An iron fishing rod is a special type of fishing rod that allows you to catch rarer and more valuable fish. It’s much sturdier than other types of rods, so it won’t break as easily and can allow you to catch larger and more valuable fish. The downside to this type of rod is that it’s much harder to get your hands on one.

To get an iron fishing rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are a few different methods that you can use. One way is to purchase one from Nook’s Cranny for 5,000 bells. This may seem expensive at first, but it will save you from having to craft one yourself or paying for a DIY recipe from another player or the Nook Stop terminal in Resident Services.

Another way to get an iron fishing rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is by completing the ‘Fishing Tourney’ event hosted by CJ every month on the second Saturday at 6pm local time. During this event, players have the chance to win various prizes including an Iron Fishing Rod if they manage to catch enough fish during the event’s two-hour duration.

Finally, players also have the option of crafting their own Iron Fishing Rod using DIY recipes they can find by talking to villagers or purchased from other players or through Nook Stop terminals in Resident Services. Crafting your own Iron Fishing Rod will require 30 iron nuggets as well as five stringfish which can be caught with regular fishing rods.


In conclusion, there are three main ways to get an Iron Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – purchasing one from Nook’s Cranny for 5,000 bells; completing CJ’s ‘Fishing Tourney’ event; or crafting one with DIY recipes found around your island or acquired from other players and Nook Stop terminals.

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Daniel Bennet