Introduction

Old Man Barlo

The daily fishing quests provide a modest amount of gold and a chance to gain rare items - some that will help you fish, others that you'll just want to have. Daily fishing quests can often be completed in around 10 minutes.

Outland daily fishing quests can be repeated once each day. There are 5 different daily fishing quests. Only one will be available each day: You will not get a choice. The Outland daily can be completed in addition to fishing daily quests on other continents.

All the daily fishing quests start and finish at Old Man Barlo, pictured right. He can be found on the west side of Silmyr Lake, which is just north-east of Shattrath City in Outland. Old Man Barlo is normally fishing.

The minimum level to take the quests is 70. There is no need for a flying mount.

There is no minimum fishing skill required to accept the daily fishing quests: Fishing skill 1 will allow at least the Crocolisks in the City quests to be accepted and completed. Not all catches are this easy. The skill required to fish without junk is listed below by quest. The most difficult catch requires an effective skill of 490 to stop junk.

These quests require "quest only" items. If you are in a raid group you cannot gain them: Leave the group while fishing. For further information, read this discussion.

All quest fish are caught from open inland water - not pools of fish. With the exception of Shrimpin' Ain't Easy, all the quests require a single fish to be caught. Originally catches were terribly variable, but this has since changed: Expect the quest fish to bite within 10-20 catches.

Each of the 5 possible daily quests are described below.

Bait Bandits

Map of Bait Bandits Fishing
Blackfin Darter

Blackfin Darter can be caught from the open water between Tuurem, Firewing Point and Allerian Stronghold, including water within Allerian Stronghold. Although the quest description says "avoid the lakes", Blackfin Darter can also be caught from Blackwind Valley (the elevated waters around the Sha'tari Skyguard camp), Cenarion Thicket, and the small lake next to the east entrance to Shattrath City. The two locations closest to the quest-giver are Cenarion Thicket and the small lake next to the east entrance to Shattrath City. These are shown on the map, right.

Blackfin Darter cannot be caught from Silmyr Lake (that would be too easy) or the elevated lakes where Highland Mixed Schools are found - Blackwind Lake, Lake Ere'Noru and Lake Jorune (based on 100 unsuccessful catches).

The quest instructions also state:

"You have to pull your line at the last possible second, because they nibble at the bait before they take it."

When you reel in makes no difference to whether you catch Blackfin Darter: Just fish normally.

Crocolisks in the City

Baby Crocolisk

The Baby Crocolisk can be caught in any part of Stormwind - even the Valley of Heroes (entrance). Ironforge is not listed in the quest description, but the Baby Crocolisk can be caught there. For more evidence, see this discussion.

Felblood Fillet

Map of Pools of Aggonar
Monstrous Felblood Snapper

Only the Pools of Aggonar (shown on the map, right) can be fished in Hellfire Peninsula. Most of the lava and water in Shadowmoon Valley can be fished. Water on the boundary between Shadowmoon Valley and Terokkar Forest can also be fished for the Monstrous Felblood Snapper: Just make sure the bobber lands in water where the location is shown "Shadowmoon Valley" on the minimap. The closest location to the quest-giver is Hellfire Peninsula (Pools of Aggonar).

The "mammoth shark off the coast of Azshara" that Old Man Barlo refers to in the quest instructions did exist before the Cataclysm, but could not be caught by fishing.

The One That Got Away

Map of Lakes in Nagrand
World's Largest Mudfish

The World's Largest Mudfish is only known to be caught from open water in Lake Sunspring and Skysong Lake in Nagrand. Other lakes in Nagrand with slightly lower skill requirements do not seem to contain the fish, regardless of what the quest's instructions state.

The closest lake to the quest-giver is Skysong Lake (see map, right). Take care to ensure your bobber lands on water where the name of the location shows as "Skysong Lake" (next to the minimap). This is particularly important for Horde fishing from Garadar, since it is possible to visually be fishing in the correct lake, but technically still be fishing in "Nagrand" or "Garadar".

Shrimpin' Ain't Easy

Bloated Barbed Gill Trout

Bloated Barbed Gill Trout can be caught from any open water in Zangarmarsh, however the southern side of Umbrafen Lake is both the closest to the quest-giver, and has the lowest skill requirement. Why try harder?

Bloated Barbed Gill Trout contain 1-2 Giant Freshwater Shrimps (plus Partially Digested Weeds), until you have 10 Giant Freshwater Shrimps in your inventory. If you catch many Bloated Barbed Gill Trout (and do not open them), you will only find Giant Freshwater Shrimps while you have less than 10 in your inventory. Bloated Barbed Gill Trout are soulbound and only stay fresh for 2 hours (like Speckled Tastyfish). This means that you cannot stock up on Bloated Barbed Gill Trout or Giant Freshwater Shrimps in preparation for a later quest.

Until you have 10 Giant Freshwater Shrimps in your inventory, all Barbed Gill Trout catches in Zangarmarsh are replaced by Bloated Barbed Gill Trout. 70% of the catch from open water in Zangarmarsh will be Bloated Barbed Gill Trout, with an equal change of 1 or 2 Giant Freshwater Shrimps from each fish. You should complete the quest within 10 catches.

It is possible to gain 11 shrimps while fishing, if you have 9 shrimps in your inventory and the final Barbed Gill Trout contains 2 shrimps. The spare shrimp can be saved till the next day the quest is offered.

Finding a lot of weeds, but no Giant Freshwater Shrimps? Read this discussion - you are probably in a raid group.

Rewards

The reward for all 5 daily fishing quests is a Bag of Fishing Treasures. This contains around 7g, a few regular treasures, and rarely a "notable" treasure.

Notable Treasures

El with Snarly

Notable treasures are far less common than other rewards: The majority of Bags of Fishing Treasures will not contain any of these items:

Chuck's Bucket

Bucket pets may only be gained after completing the quest "Crocolisks in the City", not from the other fishing dailies. Patch 3.2 greatly increased the chance of gaining a pet.

Eye of the Sea

Eye of the Sea can be traded.

Recipe: Captain Rumsey's Lager

Captain Rumsey's Lager's skill bonus stacks with existing bonuses from lures and gear. That means the maximum possible effective fishing has risen from 527 to 537. The lager requires a Skin of Dwarven Stout and a Flagon of Mead to brew 5 drinks. The lager's raw materials are all purchased from vendors, at a cost of about 16s each. The recipe requires a cooking skill of 100 to learn, and binds when picked up. Like the cooking daily quest rewards, once the recipe is known you will not receive it again as a reward.

Spun Truesilver Fishing Line

Spun Truesilver Fishing Line is used in the same way as High Test Eternium Fishing Line: Apply it to a fishing pole to permanently give that pole an extra +3 bonus to fishing skill. Spun Truesilver Fishing Line does not stack with High Test Eternium Fishing Line. Apply one or the other.

The 2 Ring
  • The 2 Ring
  • Bonuses: +22 Strength, +22 Agility, +22 Stamina, +22 Intellect, +22 Spirit.
  • Requires level 70. Binds when equipped, so can be traded.

Epic quality and "vastly superior to The 1 Ring". The 2 Ring is exceptionally rare: The daily fishing quests had been completed thousands of times before the ring was even discovered: Chances are you will never find The 2 Ring.

El Wearing Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat
Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat
  • Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat (illustrated right)
  • Bonus: +3 Stamina bonus, +3 Spirit bonus, +5 to fishing skill.
  • Use: "Attach a lure to your equipped fishing pole, increasing Fishing by 75 for 10 minutes (10 minute cooldown)"

The Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat is effectively a reusable +75 lure. About 1 out of every 100 bags contain the hat. The Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat can also be found in reward bags from other daily fishing quests.

Regular Treasures

Some of the other items are still of value, mostly to vendors. Some of the equip-able items will sell at auction - they are often worn by bankers:

Northrend's daily fishing quests start in Dalaran.

Learn More

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Comments about Outland Daily Fishing Quests

Below are readers' comments about "Outland Daily Fishing Quests":

Daily Quest Fish Catch Rates (Data Wanted)

  1. el, March 2008:

    4 of the 5 new daily fishing quests require catching a special quest-only fish. The catch rates for these fish are very variable. I'd like to gather reliable data about how many catches each quest fish takes. In the PTR thread we saw that even with the equivalent of months' worth of data from one character, the pattern wasn't clear. This isn't something I can do alone, nor is it information that the database sites will collect correctly.

    So, I'd like you to please:

    Count the number of catches from starting to fish for the quest fish, to catching the quest fish. If you caught 7 non-quest fish, and then the 8th catch was the quest fish, record 8 against the quest.

    Please post data in this thread using the following format:

    Away:
    Bait:
    Crocs:
    Felblood:

    Here's an example:

    Away: 10,12
    Bait: 1,32,15
    Crocs: 3
    Felblood:

    The first line, "Away", is for The One That Got Away. The two numbers mean that you recorded the quest twice, the first time got World's Largest Mudfish on the 10th catch, the second on the 12th catch. Put a comma between numbers. So Bait Bandits ("Bait") was done 3 times, with the Blackfin Darter caught on the 1st, 32nd, and 15th catch. Crocolisks in the City ("Crocs") was only done once (3rd catch), Felblood Fillet ("Felblood") wasn't completed.

    Please:

    • Only record results for catches that are in the correct location (open water, not pools) when the quest is active: Only submit catch rates if you are sure it is reliable.
    • Don't record anything for Shrimpin' Ain't Easy - the catch rate from that is well understood.
    • Wait until you have done more than a few quests before posting data - ideally post sets every few weeks.
    • If you post several times do not post the same data again! Start a fresh template for each post.

    I'm curious about the catch rate, and I'm hoping enough other people will be to record and post their numbers. This first post will be used to summarise data posted. I'll update it from time to time - don't be concerned if updates don't happen immediately. Any questions or comments can be posted in here to.

    Current Results (to 25 June 2008):

    Value/Quest … Away … Bait … Crocs … Felblood
    Sample ………...… 172 ..… 170 ….. 203 ..… 179
    Maximum ……....… 53 ….. 59 ..… 110 ..… 41
    Mean (Average) ... 10.1 … 10.5 … 9.9 … 7.5
    Median (Middle) … 7.5 … 7 … 7 … 4
    Std Dev ……......… 8.9 … 10.2 … 11.5 … 7.6

  2. Pipre, March 2008:

    Crocs: 2,1

  3. nast13, March 2008:

    Bait: 38, 59

  1. OneSoulLegion, March 2008:

    Felblood: 31,9,2

    As an aside, since you have unconfirmed skill levels in Hellfire Peninsula according to the quest page: The character I did this quest with had an effective skill of 314-318 (292, plus Seth's pole and enchanted gloves, and I got four skillups during the quest at an average of 6-7 casts per skill point) I was getting "Your Fish Got Away" fairly often unless I was using a lure. As such, we can at least guess that the skill required for the Pools is at least 224 and at most 314. I have a lot more alts who are able to travel through Hellfire and at a variety of fishing skills, so I'll try to investigate this further.

    Update: Second character, 9 catches at effective skill of 364 (344+Seth's). No "got away" in ten catches, suggesting (but not proving, could have gotten lucky in the ten catches) required skill is probably between 224 and 269.

  2. Pipre, March 2008:

    Felblood: 3,2

  3. Zariya, March 2008:

    Away: 4
    Bait: 2, 8
    Crocs: 1, 1
    Felblood:

  4. Kraal, April 2008:

    Crocs: 12

  5. rys, April 2008:

    Away: 18, 9, 5
    Bait: 2
    Croc: 12
    Felblood: 2, 21

  6. Aggy70, April 2008:

    Away: 1
    Bait: 9 At the falls just north of Allerion SH
    Croc: 10,3 Docks by Stocks :)
    Felblood: 22,5

  7. Pipre, April 2008:

    Away: 14

  8. Kraal, April 2008:

    Crocs: 22

  9. hurricane567, April 2008:

    Away:11

  10. Ruana, April 2008:

    Crocs: 1, 25, 15, 13

  11. Longhunter, April 2008:

    "Away", 1st cast, 8th cast, 10th
    "Bait", 1st ,12th "near the horde camp"
    "Crocs" 3rd ,12th 2nd 3rd cast"dock"
    "Felblood" 23rd , 1st, 4th 6th "pools of agnor by the boss"

    i will update this daily

  12. Zahngril, April 2008:

    Away: 31, 22, 15, 17
    Bait:
    Crocs:
    Felblood: 21, 16

    Anyone else getting the same daily many days in a row? My order has been: A, F, F, A, A, A. I'm hoping for one of the others soon!

    For Away, my best success is on the 'continental shelf' near the Throne of Elements at Skysong Lake. Go to the throne and wade out until the named area changes. This is a nice spot because you'll get your catch and have 6-8 min. left on lure to fish the 3-4 pools of Bluefin that pop up (Bluefin makes a great spell damage buff food for those cooks out there).

    Felblood was at the Boss' front door each time. I have an action bar for fishing set up with some ranged abilities so if someone comes to do the boss while I am there I can lend some secondary support.

  13. Calabar, April 2008:

    I’m taking four characters through these quests. Here’s what I have for the past couple of days.

    Away: 21, 18, 18, 2
    Bait: 14, 18, 26, 6
    Crocs:
    Felblood:

    Just as an aside, I don’t know if all the realms get the same quest each day but on Blackhand we’ve only gotten the croc quest once thus far. And as that’s the one that can drop the baby croc pet I’m getting a bit frustrated. Grr… *deep breaths* *deep breaths*

  14. Pipre, April 2008:

    felblood: 1

  15. hurricane567, April 2008:

    bait 5

  16. Calabar, April 2008:

    Away:
    Bait:
    Crocs:
    Felblood: 3, 22, 3, 1

  17. Kraal, April 2008:

    Crocs: 9

Fishing changes in 2.4 - The Dailies

  1. Calixa, February 2008:

    So who is excited about the daily fishing quests coming soon? I know I am! I'm on my fourth 375 angler and another daily is a good source of cash and fun when I am not trying to catch Mr Pinchy. :)

    Anyone heard when the patch is coming?

  2. DarvenTHO, February 2008:

    I had no idea that Blizz was supposed to be introducing daily fishing quest. Got any details on this new development?

    "Go check the official site, dummy!" <you
    "Oh yeah, hehe..." <me

  3. el, February 2008:

    Post by Drysc:

    "Anyway, along the lines of fishing we're adding a new daily quest for fishing. Once 2.4 goes live (or once the PTRs are up) you'll want to visit "the mysterious old man" near Silmyr Lake outside of Shattrath. He's sure to offer treasures beyond your wildest dreams... or ramble on about how they had to color their own margarine during the war. Either/Or."

    Blizzard have been about to release 2.4 onto the test realms for over 2 weeks now. My guess is there is some unforeseen problem that is preventing a public test.

  1. Siha, February 2008:

    Hi - big fan of the site :)

    Anyway, I noticed you'd posted some of the quest details I'd blogged about, and I thought I'd contribute some more.

    http://www.bananashoulders.com/tag/fishing/ -- I'll be including all the daily fishing quests under this tag for now. There's one there that I didn't see listed on the front page, and I'll keep it up to date as more pop up.

    Hope it's useful - feel free to incorporate the info into your site. :)

  2. Stephenn, February 2008:

    The PTR's are open now.

    Quest #1: Shrimpin' Ain't Easy

    Old Man Barlo is located on the west side of Lake Silmyr in Terrokar Forest. He gives the fishing daily quest. Watch out for the Basilisks in the area. The first quest was “Shrimpin’ Aint Easy.” With memories of Bubba Gump flashing through my mind I headed to Zangarmarsh to get me ten Giant Freshwater Shrimp. You can’t actually catch shrimp, evidently they are too small, but you can catch Bloated Barbed Gill Trout now and inside their bloated stomachs are the shrimp that you need. Usually 2 per trout.

    Turn them in for a Bag of Fishing Treasures which contained 1g 87s 26c, 4 Sharpened Fish Hooks (+100 to fishing for 10 min), and 3 Salvaged Scrap Metal.

    and

    Weather Beaten Fishing Hat (Blue Item)
    Cloth
    +94 STA
    +75 Fishing

    (I think the fishing stat is correct. The tooltip for the item is incorrect in game at the moment so it may change. Right now it says to attach to fishing pole like a lure)

    Quest #2: The One That Got Away

    The quest can be obtained from Old Man Barlo on the west side of Silmyr lake in Terrokar Forest. He says that he once caught the Worlds Largest Figluster’s Mudfish but it got away when his line snapped. He sents you off to catch it. I caught it on the third cast. Your mileage may vary.

    Rewards you with a Bag of Fishing Treasures that contains one gold and some change, some fishing hooks (+100 to fishing for 10 minutes) and a gray item and has a chance to drop a nice blue item as well. So far we’ve seen the Weather Beaten Fishing Hat and a Silver Statuette reported to vendor for 15 gold.

    I'm keeping track of 2.4 stuff on my blog. The address is in my profile if you want to have a look.

  3. Siha, February 2008:

    Also, a correction on your "changes in 2.4" page:

    Re the Shrimpin' quest, "1-2 are found in Bloated Barbed Gill Trout, which (apparently) make up 100% of the catch from Zangarmarsh until the quest is complete".

    This isn't strictly true; I was fishing up fish other than the Bloated Barbed Gill Trout before I had any quest drops at all; however, they were from specific pools, whereas the Bloated Barbed Gill Trout made up 100% of catches in open water.

  4. el, February 2008:

    Thanks for the updates. Please keep them coming.

    I am also trying to track down the precise use/bonus of Spun Truesilver Fishing Line.

  5. Stephenn, February 2008:

    Use of the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat:

    For some reason I thought you got the +75 buff from just wearing the hat. That isn't true.

    Right clicking the hat will put a +75 fishing lure/buff on your fishing pole. This lure does not stack with other lures. For instance if you add one of the new +100 fishing hooks it will cancel the +75 buff from the hat lure giving you +100 and not +175.

    Edit (Wed am): Wednesday's quest is Crocolisks in the City. Very easy to do. I caught one on the 4th cast. The usual reward. I didn't get any of the good stuff in the bag this time.

  6. jincy, February 2008:

    I find the funniest item they've added is Elixir of Water Walking. For all us short gnomes who had been complaining about not being able to reach certain pool spawns.

    I'm also wondering if Eye of the Sea is the only gem we will be seeing from the fishing daily rewards.

    These updates are really nice, but sad for me in a way.... I don't want MORE competition for fishing! Blizz please don't make this too much fun to do...

  7. Gummo, February 2008:

    Does anyone know what, if any, minimums there are for the daily fishing quest, either level or fishing skill? If it's available to below-70s, does it give XP?

  8. Stephenn, February 2008:

    Add one to the loot table for Crocolisks in the City. Today I received [Muckbreath's Bucket] (a blue item that summons a baby crockolisk non-combat pet named Muckbreath), in the quest reward bag. I am assuming that this is only available when doing the Crocolisk quest. I could be wrong, but it wouldn't make sense as a reward for Shrimpin', etc..

    Ah ya beat me to it. I see it's already on the Updates page. LOL

    Screenshot on my blog. See the URL in my profile.

    While doing the quest I noticed that I wasn't catching any baby crocolisks when my fishing wasn't buffed (395 with Seth's pole). I didn't think that I would need a lure in SW. But since I wasn't catching any crocolisks I used a +100 hook and immediately caught one. It could be a coincidence but it could also mean that you need better than 395 to catch one.

  9. Kylkiluut, February 2008:

    That's interesting. Can anyone verify (or counter-verify) that your actual 'effective level' of fishing has a bearing on what you catch?

  10. Oberweiss, February 2008:

    El, thank you for compiling this site. You've got a ton of useful information here.

    I'll give you what I've learned about the fishing daily quests so far. Hopefully it will help. :)

    Possible Quests (from wowhead.com)

    • Bait Bandits
    Fish northeast of Shattrath City by Silmyr Lake to catch a [Blackfin Darter]. You have to pull your line at the last possible second to catch this fish, because they nibble at the bait before they take it. Avoid the lakes, as the blackfin only thrive in moving water.

    • Crocolisks in the City
    Fish in Orgrimmar/Ironforge for a [Baby Crocolisk]. The four times I completed this quest, it took {2, 7, 3, 5} casts.

    • Felblood Fillet
    Fish in Hellfire Peninsula or Shadowmoon Valley for a [Monstrous Felblood Snapper].

    • Shrimpin' Ain't Easy
    Fish in Zangarmarsh for [Bloated Barbed Gill Trout] which can be opened to obtain [Giant Freshwater Shrimp] (need 10 shrimp). [Bloated Barbed Gill Trout] are ~100% drop from open water while on the quest, and contain 1-2 of the shrimp you need.

    • The One That Got Away
    Fish in Nagrand (open water) for the [World's Largest Mudfish].

    Daily Fishing Quest Rewards

    Inside a [Bag of Fishing Treasures], you may find...

    • [Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat]
    Note: I attempted to use this on my Arcanite Fishing Pole, and got a "Target too low level" error message. I suspect this is a bug, so I submitted it via the feedback method.

    • [Sharpened Fishing Hook]
    Fishing lure that gives +100 fishing for 10 minutes.

    • [Eye of the Sea]
    BOE Unique-Equipped +15 stamina blue gem

    • [Recipe: Captain Rumsey's Lager]
    [Captain Rumsey's Lager] Use: Makes you slightly tipsy and increases your skill in fishing by 10 for 3 min. Created by: 1x[Skin of Dwarven Stout] + 1x[Flagon of Mead]. Both items are sold by Kylene the Barmaid in Shattrath (among others).

    • [Spun Truesilver Fishing Line]
    "Binds when picked up, Requires Fishing (300). Use: Replaces the fishing line on your fishing pole with a delicately spun truesilver line." Gives +3 fishing, so it's not quite as good as the +5 [High Test Eternium Fishing Line] from the fishing contest.

    • [Elixir of Water Walking]
    Requires Level 24. Use: Lets you walk on water for 10 min. Note that this is slightly different from the Elixir of Water Walking that was datamined in beta, which lasted for 30 minutes.

    • [Chuck's Bucket]
    Baby crocolisk non-combat pet

    • [Muckbreath's Bucket]
    Baby crocolisk non-combat pet

    It's rumored that there are 2 other baby crocolisk pets that haven't been "discovered" yet.

  11. el, February 2008:

    Thanks for the information.

    I'm not sure how to confirm the minimum requirements for the fishing dailies. Thottbot states "Level 70, Obtained at level 91", while Wowhead shows a difficulty range of "1 66 68 73 83", which isn't too helpful either.

    Neither list an XP reward, which suggests a minimum level 70. but then almost everyone who copied to the PTRs is level 70 already.

    My guess is there is a character level or fishing skill restriction, otherwise there would be a lot of low level characters getting ported to Shattrath every day the "Crocolisks in the City" quest came up. The other quests are somewhat restricted by the territory - you need to have fairly high skill to fish in Nagrand, Terokkar or Zangarmarsh; and none of those are particularly safe below level 60.

  12. Balazar, February 2008:

    Mmm…crocolisk pets!

    I'm certainly glad they are adding in a pet bag as well, I'm going to need it for sure.

  13. Gummo, February 2008:

    I have a particular interest in whether lowbies can get the quests (and XP), since I'm leveling a pacifist rogue who doesn't do quests that require killing. She's level 37 with 300 fishing plus gloves, big iron pole, eternium line and lucky fishing hat, and she has the Allerian Stronghold FP so she can fish in Terrokar, and she can stealth from Shattrath to Zangarmarsh and fish open water there, too. Only the Hellfire and Nagrand quests look difficult/impossible. She should be able to get 375 fishing at level 45. A daily fishing quest with XP would really help. I agree that wowhead.com is confusing, though at the moment it looks like it's level 70 only... If it isn't, it looks like (judging from one cite of the gold from the quest as being 1g 87s 26c) the XP would be 3120, which seems reasonable. Not much for a high level, but at level 37 a BG daily is worth 3700 XP.

    See pacifistundeadpriest.blogspot.com for more info on leveling as a pacifist.

  14. Gummo, February 2008:

    Aha! The Weather Beaten Fishing Hat requires level 60 to wear, so presumably the fishing quests are available at least at 60, and possibly by fishing skill (or no requirements, since you can't even cast if your skill is too low). There is hope after all...

  15. Oberweiss, February 2008:

    I just wanted to give a bit of an update here, since there was a patch to the test realm this evening.

    • [Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat]
    Note: I attempted to use this on my Arcanite Fishing Pole, and got a "Target too low level" error message. I suspect this is a bug, so I submitted it via the feedback method.

    They have fixed the hat so that it will properly apply a lure to the Arcanite Fishing Pole (huzzah!).

    Also, in case anyone was curious, you can use the [Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat] to apply a lure, and then switch to your [Lucky Fishing Hat]. The lure buff will remain on your fishing pole.

  16. Diodorus, February 2008:

    Mmm…crocolisk pets!

    I'm certainly glad they are adding in a pet bag as well, I'm going to need it for sure.

    I read the patchnotes for 2.4 and I didn't see anything about a pet bag. Is it going to be in some other patch?

  17. el, February 2008:

    The pet bag was reported by World of Raids, along with some other bags:

    - Leatherworking Supplies
    - Soulbound Equipment
    - Vanity Pets
    - The fourth is an internal one called "Unused"

    No known in-game source yet.

    (Thanks for the clarification on the hat, Oberweiss.)

Outland Fishing Daily

  1. Soliani, January 2009:

    Does anyone know if the fishing daily in Outland locks up (go away) once we train Grand Master Fisherman?

    I haven't trained because I enjoy this daily. Can you please let me know? Thanks.

  2. rakoth, January 2009:

    No it doesn't. My mage has 450 fishing skill and I still do the Outland daily.

  3. Azaguth, January 2009:

    Ditto.

    Although I've been really unlucky with getting the baby crockolisk.

    Do those just come as rewards from the "Crockolisks in the City" daily, or can any of them have it as a reward?

  1. Triseult, January 2009:

    The pet crocolisk comes only from the "Crocolisks in the City" quest. And you're not unlucky... These are just extremely rare: approx. 5% as a reward from Crocolisks in the City, but that quest only becomes available every few days.

  2. Azaguth, January 2009:

    Okay, I haven't been EXTREMELY unlucky...but at 5%, that should be a 1/20 odds...

  3. Triseult, January 2009:

    Well, it depends. Assuming a probability of 1/5 for the Crocolisks in the City quest to even become available, then your probability of getting the Crocolisk pet on *any given day*, that is, before even looking at what the quest is, is then 1/100.

    At the rate of 1 quest/day, that can still take a heck of a long time. There's every chance that you'll have run this six 4 months (approx. 122 tries) without success.

    Anyone remember the formula to calculate average length of time to get a result based on a 1/n probability?

  4. Utopia, January 2009:

    Triseult wrote:

    ........Anyone remember the formula to calculate average length of time to get a result based on a 1/n probability?

    No,but neither does Blizzard RNG it seems...unless the answer is +/- infinity ;)
    I've been doing the fishing dailies since the first day I made my way to shatt,and despite several ornate drinking steins,gold wedding bands,antique cufflinks,and even a noble's monocle (my bank alt is drowning in bling lol),I've not seen hide nor hair of a hat or a baby croc :(

  5. Triseult, January 2009:

    Man, tell me about it... 6 months in, haven't seen either, and I've seen 3 monocles, I think.

  6. Azaguth, January 2009:

    Sold my last monacle for 55g on the AH...still trying to get that epic flyier for my DK. 3500g and counting, ~1700 to go.

  7. rakoth, January 2009:

    I've been doing the daily for about 3 months now and have managed to get the Eye of the Sea, Spun Truesilver Fishing Line and the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat. No pets, recipes or rings though. I've also been fortunate enough to get three Mr. Pinchys and two of his pets.

  8. rakoth, January 2009:

    Well wouldn't you know it, I got Chuck's Bucket tonight.

    I had originally been doing the fishing daily with my druid, then switched to my mage while leveling him. Rather than keeping my druid idle, I should have continued to do the daily to increase my chances of getting a good drop. So tonight I decided to start doing just that. I unparked my druid, did Crocolisks in the City, and got the pet. Talk about luck...

  9. Soliani, January 2009:

    Thanks for the info. So seems to me that I have been lucky since I already received a couple of cooking recipes and also Chuck!

    It's nice to know that there are other items to look forward in those rewards :)

  10. Azaguth, January 2009:

    Click here [link corrected] then scroll to the bottom. There are many other rewards you can get, and the chance at the 2 ring makes it worth doing on days that end in "y" as opposed to only doing the crocolisks quest.

  11. heraklen, January 2009:

    Been checking the quest from time to time just to do the Croc quest lately , no luck but I have gotten both the hat , recepies and 3 spun lines + the eye of the sea and countless of those grey items,

    No croc tho , bad luck as usual , but it will be mine!

Bugged Shripmin' Quest

  1. Khandril, April 2008:

    Just thought I'd report it in case it happens to anyone else...

    The first time I got "Shrimpin' Ain't Easy", every bloated fish I got had only partially digested weeds in it. I fished up about twenty, double-checked I still had the quest and it said "0/10" on my shrimp count. I abandoned the quest and got it again, same result. Didn't feel like waiting 90 minutes for a GM, so I just gave up on it, that day.

    Guild members reported it worked fine that day, and it worked for my alt, so I don't think it was server-wide. The next time it came around, it worked fine on both characters.

    -K

  2. Pipre, April 2008:

    Make sure you leave your raid group before doing this quest. That seems to be the most common reason for this quest not working from what I've read.

  3. el, April 2008:

    Thanks Petre.

    To break down the raid thing:

    1. "Quest Items" cannot be looted while in a raid group.

    2. Bloated Barbed Gill Trout can only be caught while on the quest, but is not itself a "Quest Item". So logically it can be caught while in a raid.

    3. Giant Freshwater Shrimp are a Quest Item, so logically if you are in a raid, you will never see them. Hence gain a lot of weeds, get frustrated, and page a GM who probably won't be able to work it out either.

    The quest item/raid group thing has always been the case. But this implementation is particularly evil, because I presume you can catch what appears to be the quest fish, yet never see the actual quest fish.

  1. Khandril, April 2008:

    Ah, of course. Yes, I'm pretty sure I did that quest while I was waiting for Karazhan to despawn so I could do a quest right before server maintenance...

    -K

  2. wheedle, April 2008:

    This happened to me as well...I was not in a raid group or even a party at the time.

    However, I was online during rollover and 'Shrimpin' had been the previous day's fishing quest as well. I suppose it's possible that this bug could also be related to dailies sometimes not rolling over correctly when logged in.

    GM suggested that I disable mods/restart WoW and all that. Unfortunately, that was 2 hours later and I was in an instance at the time. Never got around to testing if that fixed the problem.

  3. el, April 2008:

    On PTRs, it was possible to take the previous day's daily for a few minutes after the new day started. This could be exploited to give a choice of fishing dailies, so I presume it was changed. Currently on live servers there is a period of time when the new day starts at 03:00, but you can't take new dailies. However quests you complete during this time still count against the new day. That mechanic is partly broken: If you mouse-over the daily counter on the quest log, it shows something like "new day begins in ." - the game has lost count too.

    But, being able to catch quest-related fish should be linked to having the quest on your log, regardless of whether that quest is available today or not. That's how the other random dailies (like cooking and battlegrounds) work.

  4. olli, January 2009:

    OMG I fished up over 100 fish(stopped counting after that) before I realized I was in a raid. Btw, you can't do this quest while you're in a raid.

  5. Luiniel, January 2009:

    Actually, El, you can take the previous day's quest sometimes on Live -- I did it entirely by accident with the Dalaran Cooking Daily recently; picking it up just as the blue ! appeared.

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