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This article is about the men who catch fish. For the men who run the Fishing Holes, see Fishing Hole Man.

Fishermen are recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]


Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, there are two Fishermen. One of them can be found in Mabe Village and will allow Link to go Fishing for 10 Rupees.[3] The second one can be found underneath a bridge in Martha's Bay and has lost his Fishing Hook.[4] Link can give him the Fishing Hook Grandma Yahoo finds while sweeping the river bank in exchange for his next catch,[5][6] which happens to be the Necklace.[7][8]

In Link's Awakening DX, he appears in a Photograph in The Travels of Link album.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, the Fisherman is found in the Fisherman's Hut at the Great Bay Coast. He tells Link that he has been fishing for 30 years and that he is a better Fisherman than the Zora.[9] However, he claims that he has not been able to catch many Fish lately because of the warm and murky waters.[10] He also mentions that he used to use a Hookshot to catch Fish off the coast, but he was suddenly attacked by female pirates who took away the Hookshot, claiming that it was a legendary treasure.[11] If Link inspects the Seahorse in his house, the Fisherman will say that it is a rare specimen, and that he was planning to sell it at the carnival. If Link brings him a Pictograph of a Gerudo pirate from the Pirates' Fortress, he will give him the Seahorse in exchange.[12][13]

After completing the Great Bay Temple and defeating Gyorg, the Fisherman will relocate to a small island near the Pirates' Fortress.[14] Link cannot reach the island unless he rides on a nearby motorboat and then Hookshot over to the island. He will let Link play the Fisherman's Jumping Game, in which he has to jump across several islands, trying to land on the island with a lit Torch.[15] If the young hero obtains at least 20 points, he will receive a Piece of Heart as a prize from the Fisherman. If Link wins, the Fisherman will tell him that he regrets having made the game so easy, saying that he was thinking of buying a big ship but cannot anymore because he might go bankrupt.[16]

Other Appearances

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)

In the Link's Awakening manga by Ataru Cagiva, the Fisherman appears at Mabe Village, asking Link is he wants to try fishing.


Names in Other Regions
  • 釣り人 (Tsurihito) (LA)
  • つりぼりの店主 (LANS)
  • Angler
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
釣魚池店主 (Diàoyúchídiànzhǔ) (LANS) 
The People's Republic of China
钓鱼池店主 (Diàoyúchídiànzhǔ) (LANS) 
The French Republic
Pêcheur (LA | LADX | MM3D)[22][23]Fisherman
The Federal Republic of Germany
  • Angler (LA)
  • Angelladen-besitzer (LADX)[21]
  • Fischer (LADX)[21]
  • Angler (LANS)
  • Same as English.
  • Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Pescatore (LA | LADX | LANS | MM | MM3D)[17][18][19][20]Fisherman
The Kingdom of Spain
Pescador (LANS)Same as English.
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  1. "Fisherman" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 244 (MM)
  3. "How about some fishing, little buddy? I'll only charge you 10 Rupees..." — Fisherman (Link's Awakening DX)
  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 DX)
  5. "Okay! In return you can have this fishing hook I found when I swept by the river bank!" — Grandma Ulrira (Link's Awakening DX)
  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..." — Fisherman (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "All right, boy, feast your eyes on a display of fishing skill! [...] Whoooah nellie!! It's a big one!! Big! Big! Yaaah!" — Fisherman (Link's Awakening)
  8. "The Fishing Hook became a necklace Necklace! L-l-lucky!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  9. "I've been catching fish in these seas for 30 years. When it comes to catching fish, I'm even better than the Zoras." — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  10. "Lately, the seawater has gotten really warm. It hasn't helped my fishing at all..." — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  11. "See, it was long ago when I used to use this thing called a hookshot to catch fish off the coast... But I was attacked by these pirates, and they took it away with them. They say... it's a legendary treasure.." — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  12. "It's a rare fish, isn't it? It's called a sea horse." — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  13. "If you want that sea horse, bring me a pictograph of a female pirate." — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  14. "Now that the seas are back to normal, I've started a little business aimed at tourists." — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  15. "I'm going to light the torches on each of the surrounding four islands in a particular order. Jump to the island that has the lit torch. If you can jump to it before the torch goes out, you'll get one point!" — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  16. "Uh-oh! That was a little too easy... Oh well, here's your prize! And I was thinking of saving up to buy a big ship... Now it looks like I may go bankrupt!" — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  17. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 233
  18. "Pescatore" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, Italian localization)
  19. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 244
  20. "Capanna del pescatore
    Entrate ed ammirate il pesce raro!
    " — Sign (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  21. 21.0 21.1 Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 233
  22. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 233
  23. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 244