sinking lure/hylian loach in OOT
Posted 25 July 2005 - 03:00 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 08:11 PM
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!
Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:18 AM
Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:38 PM
Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:50 PM
Posted 27 July 2005 - 03:38 PM
Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:47 PM
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.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:34 AM
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...
You need Quicktime.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:31 PM
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.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:49 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:32 AM
Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:00 PM
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.
Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:14 PM
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:32 AM
By the way, welcome to the boards!