Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme

Walkthrough for the fishing quest, Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme, which rewards Nat's Lucky Fishing Pole. On this page:

"Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme" no longer trains Artisan Fishing. Visit a fishing trainer to learn Artisan rank.

This page describes the Nat Pagle found in Kalimdor. For Nat Pagle's quests in Pandaria, see Nat Pagle's Friendship. For Nat Pagle at your Garrison in Draenor, see Catching Lunkers with Nat Pagle.

Overview

Nat's Landing
Nat's Landing - In Dustwallow Marsh.

Before patch 3.1 every angler had to complete the quest "Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme" to train Artisan rank fishing. This quest does not now train Artisan rank: Learn it from any Fishing Trainer. Instead "Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme" rewards a fishing pole:

Nat's Lucky Fishing Pole
  • Skill bonus: +25
  • Minimum fishing skill required: 225

Nat's Lucky Fishing Pole is one of the best poles available at lower level (between level 35 and about 70), unless you can win the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza or are lucky with the reward from the Azeroth Daily Fishing Quests.

There are 2 requirements to start the quest:

The quest requires 4 quest-only fish to be caught and delivered to Nat Pagle (read on for details):

Completed the quest before patch 3.1, but want the pole? Simply visit Nat Pagle and he will give you Nat's Lucky Fishing Pole!

Nat Pagle

Map of Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Marsh
Map of Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Marsh

Each faction has an introductory pre-quest. These are optional, but will help you find Nat Pagle (by adding a direction marker on the mini-map): I Got Nothin' Left!" from Grimnur Stonebrand in Ironforge for Alliance, and You Too Good from Lumak in Orgrimmar for Horde. The Alliance quest may have been (accidently) removed when Ironforge's Daily Fishing Quests started.

Each quest sends you to visit Nat Pagle (pictured right), in Dustwallow Marsh. Nat is located on his own island, due west of Theramore's piers (map left).

Alliance can reach Theramore using the boat from Menethil Harbor (in the Wetlands). Horde can walk to the area from the Southern Barrens - either east along road or south along the coast. The water is full of hostile creatures, but with care these can be avoided.

A younger Nat Pagle can also be found in the Caverns of Time, however the young Pagle will not be able to help you fish (although he does dream about it a lot). You must visit Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Marsh.

Locations and Strategy

The quest is rated at level 45, which means at low level they appear red in the quest log. It is possible to complete "Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme" on your own at level 35.

The 4 quest fish are described below in detail. They can be caught in any order. Completing the quest will require a lot of travelling, particularly if you haven't already extensively explored Azeroth, and do not yet have access to all the flight points. For those that prefer to be guided, my suggested route is:

  1. Set Hearthstone in Dustwallow Marsh.
  2. The Cape of Stranglethorn/Northern Stranglethorn (for Savage Coast Blue Sailfin) - north and east from Dustwallow Marsh via Ratchet in Northern Barrens.
  3. Swamp of Sorrows (for Misty Reed Mahi Mahi) - north and east from the Stranglethorn peninsula, via Duskwood and Deadwind Pass.
  4. Hearth back to Dustwallow Marsh.
  5. Feralas (for Feralas Ahi) - west from Dustwallow Marsh via Thousand Needles.
  6. Desolace (for Sar'theris Striker) - north from Feralas.
  7. Hearth back to Dustwallow Marsh and complete the quest.

Some rules to observe while fishing for quest fish:

Feralas Ahi

Map of Verdantis River in Feralas
Map of Verdantis River in Feralas
  • What to catch: Feralas Ahi.
  • Where to catch it: Verdantis River, Feralas (map right). ((Coordinates approximately 63,51.))
  • Skill required: 300 to avoid junk.

There are several rivers in Feralas, so ensure you have the correct one. The main road through Feralas crosses the river - you can fish just to the west of the bridge. You can reach the river by taking the road west from Thousand Needles or south-east from Desolace. Alliance approaching from Thousand Needles can avoid the Horde base at Camp Mojache by taking a detour path to the south of the nearby lake.

Misty Reed Mahi Mahi

Map of Misty Reed Strand
Map of Misty Reed Strand - Yellow pin and net shows the area covered by Misty Reed Strand.

The strand covers the coastal area of the Swamp of Sorrows. To reach it, you will need to travel through Deadwind Pass, which links Duskwood to the Swamp of Sorrows, and then walk across the swamp. Stay close to either the northern or southern edges of the swamp, to avoid the Dragonkin near the Temple of Atal'Hakkar. Swamp of Sorrows is a level 52+ zone, so is dangerous at level 35. The safest route at low level is to swim north-east up the coast from Booty Bay in The Cape of Stranglethorn.

Map of Sar'theris Strand
Map of Sar'theris Strand

Anglers completing this quest with just 225 fishing skill are advised to bring the best lures possible: The Swamp of Sorrows' open water requires 425 skill to avoid junk. With only 225 skill, 3/4 of catches will be junk: The quest fish will take 4 times as long to catch here, compared to other quest zones.

Sar'theris Striker

  • What to catch: Sar'theris Striker.
  • Where to catch it: Sar'theris Strand, Desolace (map right).
  • Skill required: 225 to avoid junk.

The strand covers the south-west coast of Desolace, just south of Shadowprey Village. Desolace can be reached from the Stonetalon Mountains, however, since you will need to travel through Feralas to fish Feralas Ahi, travelling up from Feralas may be the easiest option.

Savage Coast Blue Sailfin

Map of the Savage Coast
Map of the Savage Coast - Yellow pins and nets show the areas covered by the Savage Coast.

The Savage Coast covers much of Northern Stranglethorn's western coastline, excluding islands. The quest fish can also be caught from the Southern Savage Coast of The Cape of Stranglethornm, or any coastal waters of Northern Stranglethorn, not just the Savage Coast.

I suggest you fish just south of Grom'Gol Base Camp, where the river falls into the sea. This is the safest location. However almost any part of the Savage Coast is viable. Above about level 30, it may be easiest to fish from the coast just north-west of Booty Bay.

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Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme

  • Quelrana, January 2009

    I've been powering up my fishing after having pulled cooking all the way up to over 400 and realizing that I just absolutely needed fishing to get some of the good recipes. Turns out, I'm really enjoying the fishing. I found this site and have been using it to help keep me on track and enjoying myself.

    Anyhow, along the way, I ended up having to do Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme (of course), and noticed in the walkthrough that it seems that the drop rates probably need to be updated. All 4 of these were one cast catches for me; which could be extreme luck, but it seems more likely they've made them 100% catch rates.

    (PS: After catching Old Crafty the first time (in about 600 casts), I just was doing the daily croc quest and one cast him to get him the second time!)

  • Chasidim, January 2009

    Quelrana wrote:

    Anyhow, along the way, I ended up having to do Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme (of course), and noticed in the walkthrough that it seems that the drop rates probably need to be updated. All 4 of these were one cast catches for me; which could be extreme luck, but it seems more likely they've made them 100% catch rates.
    (PS: After catching Old Crafty the first time (in about 600 casts), I just was doing the daily croc quest and one cast him to get him the second time!)

    same with the daily fishing quest.
    seems to be a bug (or a feature)
    p.s.: if you have the daily croc quest and do not loot the croc the next cast will automaticly contain old crafty and the croc.

  • Gilmar, October 2012

    Drop rates are no longer 100% catch on the first cast, probably a bug they fixed. I just did it and had to make about 10 casts each.

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