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The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening - How To Fish

The fishing minigame returns in the Switch edition of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and while it comes with some new creatures to catch and new prizes to snag, it's more or less the same as it always was. Hand ten rupees to the fisherman, cast your line, wait for a fish to bite, then reel 'em in.


Okay, okay. It's a little more complicated than that. To cast your line, hold down the "A" button, then release. The longer that you hold down the button, the farther your line will go. In order to make your lure more enticing, you can move the "L" stick to wiggle it around. If you can, try to aim to the left of your preferred catch. Positioning your lure correctly gives you more chances to get things right.

Wait for your prey to chomp down — don't fall for the small, fake bites — before reeling them in. Once you have a fish hooked, mash the "A" button, but be careful. If your catch is facing away from you, your line might break, and you'll want to lay off until the fish turns back around. Yes, the fish might gain some distance on you while you wait. That's okay. As in real-life fishing, it pays to be patient.


Certain fish won't appear in the pond until you've completed specific dungeons, although they should all be available once you're done with the Face Shrine. If your prey isn't in the pond, catch other fish until your target appears. Finally, different lures sink at different speeds, so choose the one that's best for your situation: the Lightweight Lure for fish at the top, the Middleweight Lure for fish in the middle, and if you have it, the Heavyweight Lure for fish at the bottom of the pond.