El's Extreme Anglin' - World of Warcraft Fishing Guide
A Guide to Fishing in the World of Warcraft
New to fishing? Confused about where to fish? Looking for definitive answers? This guide is for you!
Getting Started－ For new anglers. Basics and skill.
Training－ Teaches you how to level your fishing skill.
Equipment－ Gear to help you fish. Poles, clothing, lures, and addons.
Pools and Schools－ Pool fishing, locations and spawning.
Valuable Fish－ The most valuable fish, and how to catch them. Buff food to battle pets.
Contests－ Compete in the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.
Quests－ Quests for anglers.
Achievements－ Achievements that involve fishing.
Fish Finder－ Where to catch fish.
Advanced Topics－ Detailed catching guides, analysis of fishing mechanics, and expansion/patch changes.
Forums－ Discussion about fishing in World of Warcraft.
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Warlords of Draenor adds several items of fishing gear with high skill bonuses, but finite durations: A certain amount of time after obtaining items, they disappear. Two are confirmed rare catches:
- Ephemeral Fishing Pole - +100 skill, 1 day (played time) duration. Looks like a Jeweled Fishing Pole.
- Tentacled Hat - +100 skill, 7 day (calendar time) duration. Watch the hat dancing.
The Hightfish Cap behaves exactly the same as the Tentacled Hat, but looks like a Darkmoon Fishing Cap. It can be looted from Cavedweller (summoned using a Lunarfall Carp - see Garrison Fishing), but has also been reported catchable in Nagrand (Draenor).
The minimum skill required to catch only Enormous sizes of fish in Draenor is 950 - +250 bonus on the new maximum personal skill of 700. 950 skill effectively yields 50% more fish Flesh than 700 skill, so skill matters in Draenor. All the new WoD gear allows some very high net skill bonuses. The absolute theoretical maximum is expected to be +600 (1300 total) - but not sustainably. In practice most of the new skill bonuses are for limited periods of time only. Anglers with older (fixed bonus) fishing gear maintain the advantage of consistently high skill bonuses.
- 22 August 2014
WoD adds a new version of Savory Deviate Delight: Ashran's combat zone (not its faction towns) contains Savage Piranha, caught from Savage Piranha Pool or (less commonly) open inland water. Stacks of Savage Piranha are filleted to reveal Savory Savage Delight. Using this causes you to transform into either a Draenor orc pirate ("Yaaarrrr") or ninja ("Flip Out") for an hour. See Savage Piranha for images.
- 14 August 2014