World of Warcraft Fishing Guide
Fishing in World of Warcraft is a rewarding, if frustrating experience.
Here is your World of Warcraft fishing guide to learning how to fish in Azeroth.
Learning to fish has several advantages
(1) You can sell the fish.
(2) Cook them (raising your cooking skill at the same time).
(3) Feed them to your pets if you are a hunter.
(4) Fish up other junk or items that might fetch money from the vendor or at the Auction House.
World of Warcraft fishing guide -Learning how to fish.
Just like the other professions, fishing requires you to learn the skill from a fishing trainer. However, unlike the primary professions like tailoring or mining, everyone can learn fishing on top of what they already know. Once you have learned the skill, you will also need to purchase a pole from a vendor. You might also consider investing in some lures or worms to help you to level your fishing up faster.
Once you are ready, you will have to find a body of water where you can fish. In most cases, the fishing trainer is next to water, so you don’t have to go far when starting out. Almost all bodies of water will be fishable, though a few small pools may be too shallow. You can stand on the land or in the water, but you cannot be swimming.
You must equip your fishing pole to start fishing! Add your lure on as well if you will be using one. Find your fishing skill in your spell book (you may want to drag this to a toolbar to make it easier), and click it to cast. Generally your character will cast in the direction that you’re facing, so make adjustments if your cast did not land in fishable water. If the cast is successful, you see a channeling spell appear. Watch for the bobber to splash, and then click it to retrieve your fish. Repeat as often as necessary.
Depending on your skill area and where you are fishing, you may catch gray junk items or usable fish. Watch for schools of fish in the water, as these often have more valuable fish in them.
World of Warcraft fishing guide – Fishing requirements
Thanks to a recent patch, players can now fish anywhere for fish and still have a chance to gain fishing experience. However, keep in mind that if your fishing skill is too low for the zone that you are in, then you will likely only catch junk. To catch actual usable fish, you will want to move to a lower level zone where you have a higher likelihood of success. Most junk items are relatively worthless, selling back to the vendor for mere coppers, though some are needed for achievements, such as the coins fished out of the fountain in Dalaran.
World of Warcraft fishing guide – Training and leveling
Unlike other professions, fishing does not require you to learn individual recipes or spells, just the next proficiency level. This can be taught by your nearest fishing trainer. To learn Master and Grand Master fishing, however, you must have the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King expansions.
Your fishing skill is raised by the number of fish you catch, and only that. In the early levels you will earn a skill point for nearly every fish you catch, and then the higher your skill the more fish you will have to catch to earn that point. As you might imagine, grinding fishing can get a bit boring. Try fishing as you level, as a little bit each day will be easier than several hours all at once, and try to fish areas that will not only give you experience but also usable fish that you can cook or sell. It will take an approximate 12 hours of fishing time to earn a 400 fishing skill.
World of Warcraft fishing guide – Improving your success
You can improve your chance of getting fish with each cast by using tools that provide a fishing skill bonus. There are several poles out there with an increased fishing skill bonus. You may also use fishing lines and/or fishing lures to increase the skill bonus. There are a few pieces of fishing gear that can be earned, and an enchanter can enchant your gloves with fishing skills. There are also a few drinks that will give you a temporary fishing buff.
World of Warcraft fishing guide – Daily quests
Once you hit level 70 and then again at level 80 you will have the opportunity to do daily fishing quests. These quests require you to go to a specific location and fish up a specific fish. Return the fish to the quest giver and you will be rewarded with a bag of loot, which may include money, junk items, or the occasional rare item or pet.
World of Warcraft fishing guide – Fishing in Stranglethorn
Every Sunday there’s a fishing tournament from 2-4 PM server time. To become a Master Angler you must be the first to catch and deliver 40 speckled tastyfish. There are also prizes for catching other rare fish during the tournament.