Fish Journal

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The Fish Journal is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name references needed] It is used to document the amount and type of fish Link catches while fishing, as well as the size record of each.[2]

Locations and Uses

Twilight Princess

The Fish Journal in Twilight Princess is obtained after catching a fish with the Fishing Rod obtained from Uli, Colin's mother. It keeps a record of all the fish that Link has caught while Bobber Fishing; that is, any fish that are caught while Lure Fishing in Hena's Fishing Hole will not be recorded in the journal. Moreover, the journal does not record any Skullfish or Bombfish caught since they are considered illegal.[3][4]

The Fish Journal is located in the Start menu, and it shows a picture of the type of fish, how many have been caught, and the biggest size of the fish caught thus far.[2]

Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, the Fish Journal is only accessible after receiving the Fishing Rod from the Old Wayfarer. It can be viewed from the left portion inside the Collection menu. Like in Twilight Princess, the Fish Journal records a picture of each fish, how many of each have been caught as well as the size of the largest one caught thus far, and the total number of fish caught.


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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 123 (TP)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A bobber-fishing journal. Press A Button to open it and view the largest size and number of fish Link's caught." — N/A (Twilight Princess HD)
  3. "You caught a skullfish! It looks stronger than it is... This fish is forbidden, so it won't be added to your fish journal." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  4. "You caught a bombfish! This handy fish can be used as a bomb! Actually, catching this fish is forbidden, so it won't be added to your fish journal." — N/A (Twilight Princess)