Fishing Pond

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Fishing Pond
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Games

Inhabitants

Fisherman (Link's Awakening)
Fishing Hole Man (Ocarina of Time)

Items

Related

In Other Languages[show]
Language Name
Japan 日本語 つりぼり
France Française Étang
Spain Español Estanque
Germany Deutsch Fischweiher
Italy Italiana Lago di Pesca

The Fishing Pond is a location that appears in Link's Awakening and Ocarina of Time. In both games, it is operated by the Fisherman. It is the only location in both games where Link can enjoy fishing.

Appearances

Link's Awakening

The Fishing Pond in Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, the Fishing Pond is located north of Madam MeowMeow's House in Mabe Village. Link can fish there for 10 Rupees.[1] The pond is filled with three small fish and two large ones. The larger ones are more difficult to catch, but they yield better prizes. For each small fish Link catches, he receives 5 Rupees.[2] The large fish farthest from the platform gives Link 20 Rupees.[3] The other large fish gives him a Piece of Heart.

Ocarina of Time

The Fishing Pond of Ocarina of Time is found in the northeast of Lake Hylia. While Link is a child, it can be accessed immediately from Hyrule Field, but as an adult, Link must either complete the Water Temple to raise the lake's water level or play the Scarecrow's Song and then use the Hookshot to reach the pond.

The Fishing Hole Man at the Fishing Pond lends Link a Fishing Rod for 20 Rupees.[4] Link can fish for as long as he wants; however, Link cannot take the rod out of the pond, or else the Fishing Hole Man stops him.[5][6] A sign is also posted inside the pond with the rules written on it.[7]

The goal of the Fishing Pond is to catch a fish that beats the current record in weight. As a child, any fish weighing ten pounds or more gives him a Piece of Heart. As an adult, the fish must weigh at least fifteen pounds for Link to receive the Golden Scale. Once Link has managed to beat these records, he can search for the Sinking Lure, which can appear in four different places around the pond. The Sinking Lure, although against the rules, lets Link catch the rare Hylian Loach as an adult. The Hylian Loach grants Link 50 Rupees in prize money, no matter the size.[8]

References

  1. "How about some fishing, little buddy? I'll only charge you 10 Rupees... Fish Not Now" — Fisherman, Link's Awakening.
  2. " It's a runt! I'll only give you a 5 Rupees prize for that. You should try again! Okay No" — Fisherman, Link's Awakening.
  3. " Wow! Nice Fish! It's a lunker!! I'll give you a 20 Rupee prize! Try again? Cast Not Now" — Fisherman, Link's Awakening.
  4. "Well, do you want to go fishing for 20 Rupees? Yes No" — Fishing Hole Man, Ocarina of Time.
  5. "I'm so generous, I'll let you fish for as long as you want. However, you can keep only one fish. The biggest fish ever caught here weighed pounds. After you cast, you can change your view with (Z). Let's fish!" — Fishing Hole Man, Ocarina of Time.
  6. "Hey! Hey! You can't take the rod out of here! When you quit fishing, return the rod to the counter. I'm serious!" — Fishing Hole Man, Ocarina of Time.
  7. "Rules and Regulations 1. Don't use sinking lures. 2. Don't litter. 3. Walk quietly. 4. Don't cast at anyone." — Sign inside the Fishing Pond, Ocarina of Time.
  8. "Well, well... WOW! What a rare fish! This is a Hyrule Loach! For this fish, size doesn't matter. I'll give you this prize!" — Fishing Hole Man, Ocarina of Time.