Detailed catching guides, analysis of fishing mechanics, and expansion/patch changes.
"No matter what you do, players will decode every formula, statistic, and algorithm in your world via experimentation." - Raph Koster
Catching Specific Fish
Catching Deviate FishHow to catch Deviate Fish, which may be cooked to make Savory Deviate Delight.
Fishing Pool of Fire (Volatile Fire)Explains how to fish Pool of Fire for Volatile Fire.
Fishing Pure WaterHow to fish pools of Pure Water in Nagrand for Mote of Water, which combine to make Primal Water.
Catching Stonescale EelsAnswers the question, where is the best place to catch a Stonescale Eel?
Catching Winter SquidExplains the best place and time to catch Winter Squid.
Also see Catching Mr. Pinchy, Catching the Sea Turtle Mount, Catching Tiny Carp, and Catching Lunkers with Nat Pagle in the Valuable Fish chapter. The Fish Finder contains information to help catch other fish.
Fishing Mechanics and Analysis
GazetteerThis topic develops a simple gazetteer that shows which fish may be caught in which zones.
Pool AppearanceExamines how pools of fish appear, and suggests some basic rules and timings.
Pool ContentsDescribes the contents of pools and trunks found in Azeroth.
Variation by TimeExplores how catch rates for fish vary by time of day.
The Role of Skill (Revised)Considers the role skill plays in fishing, including how skill changes the proportion of junk items caught.
Darkmoon Skill TiersDescribes how personal fishing skill determines the set of fish you may catch from open water around Darkmoon Island.
Zone Base Fishing SkillDetailed analysis that attempts to answer the question, what fishing skill will I need to fish in a certain zone?
Also see Draenor Size and Skill.
Changes: Warlords of Draenor
Warlords of Draenor Essentials10 things you really need to know about Warlords of Draenor fishing.
Warlords of Draenor FishingDescribes general aspects of fishing in Warlords of Draenor, including training, achievements and equipment.
Warlords of Draenor CatchesExplains the pattern of Draenor fish by zone, and summarises the uses of Draenor fish.
Size and SkillAnalyses the relationship between fishing skill and the size of Draenor fish caught.
Patch 6.1Changes to fishing in patch 6.1, including fillet on loot, Lunkers, and new cooked fish.
Changes: Mists of Pandaria
Mists of Pandaria EssentialsShort guide to everything you really need to know about fishing in Mists of Pandaria.
Mists of Pandaria FishingDescribes general aspects of fishing in Mists of Pandaria, including training, equipment and achievements.
Mists of Pandaria CatchesDescribes Mists of Pandaria's fish catches, and where to catch them.
Mists of Pandaria CookingDescribes Mists of Pandaria's fish-based cooked food, cooking specializations (Ways), and Ironpaw Tokens. Also covers friendship with Nomi.
Patch 5.2Describes changes to fishing and farming in patch 5.2, 'The Thunder King'.
Cataclysm FishingIntroduction to fishing changes in the Cataclysm.
Cataclysm CatchesLists new fish caught in Cataclysm, including cooked dishes, alchemy and supplies, and catch rates.
Cataclysm Old Azeroth ChangesDescribes how the Cataclysm changes the waters of Old Azeroth.
Cataclysm Frequently Asked QuestionsAnswers common questions about fishing in Cataclysm.
Changes: Wrath of the Lich King
Wrath of the Lich King EssentialsShort guide to everything you really need to know about fishing in Wrath of the Lich King.
Introduction to NorthrendExplore the continent of Northrend: Locations and how to get there.
Wrath of the Lich King Fishing ChangesOverview of changes to fishing in Wrath of the Lich King, including training, locations and equipment.
Wrath of the Lich King FishNew fish and catches in WotLK.
Wrath of the Lich King PoolsNew and changed pools/schools in WotLK.
Dalaran Cooking QuestsHow to complete the Dalaran daily cooking quests.
3.1 ChangesPatch 3.1's changes to fishing, including new fishing poles and Wintergrasp.
Changes: The Burning Crusade
The Burning CrusadeFishing changes in the first expansion to the World of Warcraft.
Faster Fishing with Patch 2.1.0Summarises and clarifies the changes to fishing speed with patch 2.1.
2.3 ChangesPatch 2.3's changes to fishing, including the pool Tracking Journal.
2.4 ChangesPatch 2.4's changes to fishing, including daily quests and Isle of Quel'Danas.
Archive articles are not currently accurate. These articles normally describe fishing activity that is no longer possible. Or in some cases, never was...
AquariumPreviews the Aquarium in Cataclysm. 1 April 2010.
Catching DjakarHow to catch Djakar, the rare fish rumoured to be caught before one can gain the key to the Black Temple. 1 April 2007.
The Deadliest CatchGuide to fishing up the Hydra in Zul'Gurub. This achievement is impossible to complete since the Cataclysm.
Fishing Elemental WaterHow to fish Patches of Elemental Water, formerly found in Azshara.
Kalu'ak Fishing DerbyWhen and where the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby takes places, what you have to do to compete, and what rewards you can gain. This contest ceased at the start of Mists of Pandaria.
Kalu'ak Fishing Derby StrategyDiscusses preparation and strategies for winning the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby. This contest ceased at the start of Mists of Pandaria.
Random CatchesUses data gathered from the daily fishing quests to explain the random nature of fish catches.
The Role of Skill (Original)Considers the role skill plays in fishing.