Borean Tundra

Fish that can be caught in Borean Tundra.

About Borean Tundra

Fishing in Borean Tundra

  • Open Water Skill:

    475 to fish open water without junk. Pools can be fished effectively with skill 1.
  • Notes:

    The Borean Tundra is mostly flat and tree-less. Hot geysers feed many shallow inland pools. The Horde fortress of Warsong Hold is the largest base in Northrend. Coldarra is the rocky island on the west side of the zone, containing the Nexus. The largest Tuskarr (Kalu'ak) town, Unu'pe, is found on the southern coast. A "turtle boat" can be used to travel between here, Moa'ki Harbor (Dragonblight), and Kamagua (Howling Fjord). The Tuskarr are a fishing-orientated faction, also found in the Howling Fjord and Dragonblight. The murlocs of Borean Tundra also enjoy fishing. They even fish a pole - how very civilised! Almost the entire coastline of the Borean Tundra is a beach or broken ice, and very accessible.
  • Commentary:

    The Borean Tundra contains a few unusual pool spawning locations: Musselback Sculpin School can sometimes be found inside the Gammoth and Magmoth caves. Anglers can fly into these caves, and drop down into the water below. You will need to ride back out of the cave once you have caught your fish.
  • Quests:

    Blood is Thicker requires 5 Bloodtooth Frenzy to be caught from a Pool of Blood. 1 of 5 possible Northrend Daily Fishing Quests.
  • History:

Catches in Borean Tundra
Water and AreaFishCatch RateNotesOther Catches
% of CatchSample
Borean Man O' War School - CoastalBorean Man O' War90%
1045--
Pygmy Suckerfish65%
Caught alongside another fish (total catch rate will add up to more than 100%)
Crystallized Water5%
-
Reinforced Crate5%
-
Dustbringer<1%-
Sea Turtle<1%-
Imperial Manta Ray School - CoastalImperial Manta Ray90%
1045--
Pygmy Suckerfish65%
Caught alongside another fish (total catch rate will add up to more than 100%)
Crystallized Water5%
-
Reinforced Crate5%
-
Dustbringer<1%-
Sea Turtle<1%-
Musselback Sculpin School - InlandMusselback Sculpin90%
1045--
Pygmy Suckerfish65%
Caught alongside another fish (total catch rate will add up to more than 100%)
Crystallized Water5%
-
Reinforced Crate5%
-
Dustbringer<1%-
Sea Turtle<1%-
Open Water - Named CoastalRockfin Grouper50%
849--
Borean Man O' War20%
Imperial Manta Ray20%
Darkwater Clam10%
Crystallized Water<1%
Dustbringer<1%
Reinforced Crate<1%
Open Water - Inland and Unnamed CoastalBonescale Snapper55%
326--
Dragonfin Angelfish22%
-
Musselback Sculpin22%
-
Pygmy Suckerfish10%
Caught alongside another fish (total catch rate will add up to more than 100%)
Crystallized Water<1%-
Dustbringer<1%-
Reinforced Crate<1%-
Pool of Blood - Wherever you JumpMostly-eaten Bonescale Snapper100%
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Sea Turtle<1%-
Bloodtooth Frenzy-Quest Only, 1-3 items per catch

Images and Maps

Angler at Valiance Keep
Angler at Valiance Keep - The boat from Stormwind arrives in the distance.
Map of Borean Tundra
Map of Borean Tundra - Yellow pins mark important locations.

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Borean Tundra fishing

  • theonlymoose, December 2008

    I've found a nice rock to fish off of when fishing just outside of Valiance Keep (great for alliance, risky for horde). You can catch both inland water & coastal fish from the same spot.

    Here are my results from my most recent fishing session (raised skill from 404 to 416):

    Rockfin Grouper - 37
    Bonescale Snapper - 33
    Musselback Sculpin - 14
    Borean Man O' War - 13
    Dragonfin Angelfish - 13
    Imperial Manta Ray - 10
    Darkwater Clam - 8 (got 1 Crystallized Water & 1 Northsea Pearl upon opening)

    Also gathered 6 Pygmy Suckerfish in the process

  • Kelemeth, May 2009

    Screeny of said rock.

    Inland Fishing on the coast

    Very handy for Alliance with it being next to the Keep and so, little chance of horde.

  • Mkreegs, July 2009

    An update on this post. From my experience the zone name above your minimap must say Valiance Keep. If it says Borean tundra all I have caught is of the inland variety. While fishing in the Valiance Keep zone I was catching both inland and costal fish.

  • Lyps, August 2009

    The fish you pull up actually depends on where your bobber lands, not where you are standing. That would explain how you could catch fish from two different zones from the same spot.

    Just out of curiosity, what is the advantage of fishing from this spot? Wouldn't you be able to make more money fishing up Musselback Sculpin schools in Lake Kum'uya while in the Borean Tundra? Or are you looking for these specific fish?

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