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Fisherman (Link's Awakening)

This article is about character in Link's Awakening. For other Fishermen, see Fisherman (Disambiguation).
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The first Fisherman in Link's Awakening (2019)



In Link's Awakening, there are two Fishermen on Koholint Island.

First Fisherman

The first Fisherman can be found at the Fishing Pond in the north of Mabe Village. He lets Link fish for 10 Rupees.[1] If Link catches one of the larger fish, he gets a Piece of Heart or 20 Rupees.[2] If it is a small one, he gives Link 5 Rupees.[3] He also rewards Link Chamber Stones and Secret Seashells for certain catches in the Switch remake.

Second Fisherman

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The second Fisherman plays a role in the Trading Sequence. He spends his time Under the Bridge in Martha's Bay. However, he loses his Fishing Hook and cannot catch anything.[4] If Link gives Grandma Yahoo a Broom, she hands him the Fisherman's lost hook, which she claims to have found by the river.[5] The Fisherman gladly takes the hook back, in return for his next catch.[6] His next catch turns out to be the Mermaid's Necklace.[7]

In the DX version of the game, the Photographer appears Under the Bridge after Link returns the Fishing Hook, swimming in the water. The Fisherman accidentally catches him and gets pulled into the water. The Photographer takes a picture, saying, "Be more careful next time!"




  1. "How about some fishing, little buddy? I'll only charge you 10 Rupees... Fish Not Now" — Fisherman, Link's Awakening.
  2. " Wow! Nice Fish! It's a lunker!! I'll give you a 20 Rupee prize! Try again? Cast Not Now" — Fisherman, Link's Awakening.
  3. " 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.
  4. "It's no use, little buddy! A fish took my hook... I keep casting my line into the water, but I haven't got a bite... I thought this would happen..." — Fisherman, Link's Awakening.
  5. "Okay! In return you can have this fishing hook I found when I swept by the river bank!" — Grandma Yahoo, Link's Awakening.
  6. "Oh! What is that you have in your hand? It's not a fishing hook, is it? You had better let me have it. I'll give you my next catch if you let me have it... Okay No" — Fisherman, Link's Awakening.
  7. " The   became a necklace  ! L-l-lucky!" — In-Game Description, Link's Awakening.