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Posted 25 July 2005 - 03:00 PM

I wanted to know if anyone has any tips for catching the hylian loach in the fishing game. i'll i know is that it can only be caught with the sinking lure. also i found the sinking lure once and then went back and couldn't get it again. can you only obtain it once per game?

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 08:11 PM

Actually, apparently it can be caught with the normal lure. It's just very difficult. You need to get it when it goes up near the surface, which it sometimes does.

And I'm fairly certain the Sinking Lure can be collected multiple times. It just appears in a very wide number of locations. Near the sticks at the end of the small stream, on the log, in the grass all around the edge of the pond, in the reeds, near the rocks, in the small stream itself. Basically anywhere notable, and it might not appear every time either.

By the way, you can tell the Hyrule Loach is there if you hear a 'thap' sound occasionally. That is it hitting the surface of the water, and is quite distinctive when you hear it. But it's best to just go looking with the Iron Boots. You *might* have to pay to fish before it shows up though, so just going in and out waiting until you see it might not help.

Oh, and if you see it and it appears to vanish, don't leave, he's probably just moved. Wait a little while and check again, and listen out for that noise.

I actually have a video showing how to catch the loach, not using the Sinking Lure either. Downloaded from the European Nintendo website. The video is quite good, it shows you what the loach looks like, and shows you that it can be caught with a normal lure. Here's what the information that comes with the video says...

Catching the Hyrule Loach
The hardest fish to catch, the Hyrule Loach, hides deep underwater in the middle of the fishing pond located near Lake Hylia. You can see it if you wear the Iron Boots and scan the sandy bed below. If it's not there, simply exit the area and go back in. (To see what it looks like, check the screenshots.)
Catching the eel-like loach can take up to an hour, so you must be patient. Position yourself in the middle of the pond, standing on the tree stump, facing the floating plants directly opposite the entrance. After a long wait, the loach will slowly swim towards the shallow edge of the pond, where you can catch it.
To increase your chances, use the sinking lure found in the pond area. It is usually located on the tree stump or in the small fountain (see screenshots). With the sinking lure, fish can't break free.
Once you've caught the loach, take it to the fisherman, who will give you 50 Rupees. But because it's so rare, he'll throw it right back in the water!



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Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:18 AM

Finally some guidelines! I think i'll actually b reak out the old OoT tonight and try it!

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:38 PM

thanks for all of the info. i'll try it out

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:50 PM

i tried cathching the loach for 45 minutes yesterday without success. I easily found the sinking lure and was able to locate the loach using the iron boots trick. can the loach be caught with the sinking lure when it is waiting at the bottom of the pond? I have a feeling it can only be caught when it comes up to the top of the water briefly. is it me or does the fish only stay at top of the water for about 5 seconds? i've waited for over 10 minutes for the fish to surface, is this normal? also do you have the link from the european nintendo site with the video? do you have a link with the picture of the loach?
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 03:38 PM

i cant get it on the bottom cuz it ignores the lure and the other fish constantly grab the lure and toss it around. i DID see it ONCE though..

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:47 PM

When I caught it, I followed instruction from a random website which I can't find again.

Basically, you have to cast the lure near enough to the loach that when he begins his swim to the surface he notices your lure. This is basically luck as you don't really know which direction he's going to move in.

Another, even harder, method is to watch where the loach is and when he makes his move to the surface, reel in the lure and recast in the general area where he breaks the surface.


Once I had him on the line, he didn't get away - apparently hooking him is the hard part, reeling him in is easy.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:29 PM

http://www.geocities...mfpchoices.html

Perhaps this is the page with super-fishing-pond info ye spoke of?

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:34 AM

That sounds like information from a FAQ on GameFAQs.

My video seems to suggest that waiting for it to go to the reeds need the start is the easiest way to hook it, but like they said you have to wait for ages.

The screenshots no longer exist on the website, but I have the video. Try this link...

http://www.nintendo-...p=video&index=1

You need Quicktime.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 02:30 PM

:linkT_T:

I got the video but the website was very slow so I'm mirroring it for 7 days:

http://s44.yousendit...JJ1O57O5WM2WAWB

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:31 PM

I caught the loach once on the N64 and I spent a good afternoon trying.

The fact it was thrown back into the pond annoyed me.

I never caught it again. Saw it still on the N64, but never saw it on the GCN for some reason.

I also once caught a 21 lb. fish and since then cannot find one greater than 19 lbs, which also annoys me.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:49 PM

Apparently the fish just keep getting bigger. It might stop at some point but you need to get a big one and keep it to get bigger ones next time.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:32 AM

the way i figured it, each record reset the values or something, and each record had its own biggest fish that didn't change. i kept getting 20 in one, 19 in the other, and 21 in the other.. and they were consistent within that record when i recaught them

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:00 PM

OMG got the loach! It didn't take long at all. The biggest obstacle was the other fish constantly nipping at my lure. All I did was waited for the bastard to start moving and gave the lure the old jiggle.. he went right for it.
Some advice, once you've located him, try to get close enough to overshoot, but at an angle that other fish will leave you alone. :D

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:14 PM

That video made me realise that the loach isn't that big, I thaught it was huge!

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 04:44 PM

True enough.. at least not compared to the 20-pound fish :P

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 07:20 PM

i was just wondering if anyone caught the loach with the sinking lure. it is supposed to make it easier. i read on website that you are supposed to lay the sinking lure in front of its face when it is waiting at the bottom and then when it comes up for air it will see your lure and bite it. i tried this multiple times but it did not work. the sinking lure was not helpful when it comes up for air b/c it sinks. any suggestions?

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 07:29 PM

I used the s.l. and it was still hard.

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 04:40 PM

the legend of zelda: sinking lure of twilight

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 12:21 AM

even if you do catch it, and even if you go talk to the guy at the counter and he excuses you from the sinker rule, you still won't get a reward for it, however.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:36 AM

Can you find the loach in Ocarina of Time on Gamecube?

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:32 AM

There's no reason not to, as it's just a port... It's still very hard to find, though.

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