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This article is about the Link's Awakening and Ocarina of Time location. For the Twilight Princess location, see Fishing Hole.
Fishing Pond
Fishing Pond (Ocarina of Time)
The Fishing Pond from Ocarina of Time
First appearance Link's Awakening (1993)
Appears in Link's Awakening
Ocarina of Time
Country (Link's Awakening)
Koholint Island
(Ocarina of Time)
Hyrule
Region (Link's Awakening)
Mysterious Woods
(Ocarina of Time)
Lake Hylia
Terrain Pond
Climate Temperate
Inhabitants (Link's Awakening)
Fisherman
(Ocarina of Time)
Pond Owner
"Hey, mister! I remember you! It's been a long time! How many years has it been? Seven years?! What have you been doing all this time?! You're my only customer. I'm almost out of business! Seriously! On top of that, my hair... Uh, I mean, never mind... Well, do you want to go fishing? It costs only 20 Rupees!"
Pond Owner

The Fishing Pond is a recurring location in Legend of Zelda series.

Appearances

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Fishing Pond (Link's Awakening)

The Fishing Pond from Link's Awakening

The Fishing Pond is located just north of Mabe Village, on the edge of the Mysterious Woods. Link can pay the Fisherman ten Rupees for a single cast, and if he manages to catch the big fish underneath the ridge, he is rewarded with a Piece of Heart plus twenty Rupees. Link is also rewarded with five Rupees for catching small fish, and twenty Rupees for catching large ones.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Fishing Pond is a secluded pond located on the banks of Lake Hylia. For the price of 20 Rupees, the Pond Owner allows customers to fish for as long as they like using a rented Fishing Rod.

Most of the big fish can be found in the deeper waters in the middle of the pond, or near objects like the submerged log. Once Link catches a fish, he can show it to the Pond Owner, who will reward Link with a prize if the fish is big enough. If Link has already shown the Pond Owner a larger fish than the one he just caught, he is given the option to let the fish go upon reeling it in. Initially, the largest fish caught in the pond weighs six pounds and was caught by the Pond Owner himself.

If Link manages to catch a fish weighing 10 pounds or more as a youth, he receives a Piece of Heart as a prize. As an adult, if he catches a fish of at least 13 pounds, he is given the Golden Scale.

It is much easier to catch bigger fish with the addition of the Sinking Lure, which can be found by simply walking in a number of places. These areas include: the sunken log toward the middle of the pond, right where the branch sticks out of the water; the stream that flows into the pond, as well as the wall and rocks around it; the various Lily Pads and rocks at the water's edge; and the grass along the walls of the pond. The Sinking Lure is "illegal" according to the Pond Owner, which renders prizes unobtainable for fish that were caught with it. However, if Link says "Let's talk about something else" to the Pond Owner with the Sinking Lure equipped, he may legalize the lure for use within the Fishing Pond.

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