Fish that can be caught in Uldum.

About Uldum

Fishing in Uldum

  • Open Water Skill:

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

    After completing the quest, The Coffer of Promise, Cradle of the Ancients contains coastal fish (in spite of being inland). The Chamber of the Moon (which is underground) also contains coastal fish. Thanks Hoddie, Kaliope, Yoco, Bonzoh.
  • History:

    Cataclysm: First fish caught.
Catches in Uldum
Water and AreaFishCatch RateNotesOther Catches
% of CatchSample
Blackbelly Mudfish School - InlandBlackbelly Mudfish90%
Volatile Water10%
1-3 items per catch
Sea Turtle<1%-
Tome of Polymorph: Turtle<1%-
Fathom Eel Swarm - CoastalFathom Eel90%
Azshara's Veil5%
1-2 items per catch
Volatile Water5%
1-3 items per catch
Sea Turtle<1%-
Tome of Polymorph: Turtle<1%-
Open Water - CoastalMurglesnout50%
Deepsea Sagefish33%
Fathom Eel15%
Azshara's Veil1%
1-2 items per catch
Volatile Water1%
1-2 items per catch
Open Water - InlandSharptooth50%
Lavascale Catfish33%
Blackbelly Mudfish15%
Volatile Water2%
1-2 items per catch

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Cata fishing

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    El says: Please see Cataclysm for a summary of known changes. Original post:

    Fishing in the new zones has been enabled in the latest Beta build.

    35 casts in Mount Hyjal and I've received:

    13 x Sharptooth
    11 x Striped Lurker
    3 x Mountain Trout
    1 x Volatile Water (x2)
    7 x casts with no loot window (assume junk not yet implemented)

    Fishing skill of 450 + 30 hat + 30 pole + 75 lure = 585 total.

    Gained 1 skill point from the 10 casts.

    Tried fishing in Uldum, it works but no loot windows yet, again I assume junk.

  • el, September 2010

    Thanks again Hoddie. I wonder what else there is to be found. For reference, Kaliope also posted something similar.

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    10 minutes fishing at The Cursed Landing in Uldum:

    21 Sharptooth
    7 Volatile Water (3x twice, 1x once)
    12 Lavascale Catfish
    5 Blackbelly Mudfish
    1 Weeds

    I used the 12 Lavascale Catfish to level cooking to 462. Recipe for Lavascale Minestrone remained orange throughout, and only 1 point gained with each craft - supposedly orange recipes will give more points but maybe not in secondary professions?

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  • el, September 2010

    Lavascale Minestrone is worth flagging as a bug, because the recipe uses the same skill-up profile as the recipes learnt at 500, hence remains orange for 65 points. Instinctively it doesn't feel right.

    Added: I assume Weeds were your only junk item? That's curious, because it would suggest lower skill than Mount Hyjal.

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    10 minutes at the Lost City of the Tol'vir in uldum:

    2 Blackbelly Mudfish
    16 Sharptooth
    14 Lavascale Catfish
    9 Volatile Water (3x once, 2x thrice)

    Fishing now at 462, cooking at 476.

  • el, September 2010

    Looking at Kaliope's junk, Hyjal's skill is probably 525, so your empty loot windows probably weren't junk at all. Weird theory #1 is therefore that being in excess of the no-junk skill will give you a chance to catch something special, which is not yet implemented. That weird theory obviously needs testing...

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    el wrote:

    Lavascale Minestrone is worth flagging as a bug, because the recipe uses the same skill-up profile as the recipes learnt at 500, hence remains orange for 65 points. Instinctively it doesn't feel right.
    Added: I assume Weeds were your only junk item? That's curious, because it would suggest lower skill than Mount Hyjal.

    Yes weeds was the only junk catch that time, and no junk at the Lost City. I'm beginning to think the 'no loot window' casts were because game data hadn't finished downloading? It finished while I was flying from MH to Uldum. Strange though.

    And aye, the Minestrone is still orange while all the other new recipes I grabbed at the trainer are now yellow.

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    I'm gonna try out the west side of Silithis now, because I'm curious, then the boiling lakes in the hills of Feralas, then hearth should be available so I can try out Deepholme or Vash.

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    OK the coast of Silithus is actually flagged as Feralas so same fishing. I did find a tiny bit of coast marked as Silithus but casts were no different. Nothing exciting at the boiling pools in Feralas either.

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    No fish in Vashj'ir, either on the island or inside caves, etc. Oh yeah, and Deepholm doesn't have any water lol

  • el, September 2010

    Were the Uldum locations inland or coastal, or is there any difference?

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    The Cursed Landing is on the east coast, and the Lost City is inland. Run out of places to go, have another hour if you have any requests lol

  • el, September 2010

    So there is no difference between inland and coastal - interesting.

    Any of the new zones (including Gilneas, etc) are useful to know about. Are there any new pools? There are plenty of more specific things, like what happened to Deviate Fish, what sort of fish does (coastal) Thousand Needles have now?

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    Stuck in Deepholm waiting for HS. There's a new fishing achievement: http://cata.wowhead.com/achievement=5036

    No fishing pools anywhere in Mount Hyjal. All lakes there offer the same fish.

    Azshara inland now offers Raw Redgill, Raw Nightfin Snapper, Raw Mithril Head Trout, Oily Blackmouth.

    Deviate Fish schools remain outside the Wailing Caverns.

    The lava in Mount Hyjal and Southern Barrens offer normal fish.

    I'm wondering if the fishing spear is what you need to fish underwater in Vashj'ir. Anyone know where to get it?

    Thousand Needles offers Raw Mithril Head Trout and Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish only. Both at the coast, the inland 'lake' (which is technically sea) and the lakes in the mountains.

  • el, September 2010

    Sounds like it's either unchanged or messy...

    As I understand it (which is partial, since I'm not a Blizzard programmer), originally zones were separately defined for coastal and inland. That was forgotten in TBC (because it wasn't relevant) and by the time Northrend zones were drawn, there was only one region per zone, unless a specifically named sub-zone. Hence coastal fish were only made coastal when they were in a named sub-zone. Now, it looks like we're seeing the same thing again, but only for new or changed zones.

    This is dreadfully confusing, so I hope it is temporary. Even if only one zoning was possible, Thousand Needles would now be much more logical as all-coastal fish. Azshara still has mid-level fish, even though it is now a low-level zone. (Any information about Bilgewater Harbor?) Gut feeling is that this is all very incomplete.

    The Fishing Spear was "NYI" (Not Yet Implemented) data-mined. Highly likely that it isn't available.

  • Hoddie, September 2010

    10 minutes at Loch Verrall (inland) at the Twilight Highlands:

    10 Striped Lurker
    1 Tangled Fishing Line
    13 Sharptooth
    11 Volatile Water (6 casts)
    1 Tattered Cloth
    1 Weeds
    1 Sickly Fish
    6 Highland Guppy
    1 Driftwood

    and 2 of those casts with no loot and no loot window. Very strange.

    Finished with skill 476 plus the bonuses I mentioned above.

  • Yoco, September 2010

    I just tried a little fishing on a character that has decent fishing skill and is on the beta as well. I didn't keep track of catches, as the first few catches were 'nothing' - after that most catches 'caught' something. It is very well possible that the train of nothings at the start was just coincidence; it may also be that there is something strange with caching of fished up items the first time you catch them. (for reference: I fished at the lake at Nordrassil, mt Hyjal, fishing skill 450 + kalu'ak rod plus lucky fishing hat)

    The thing I noticed was that my character that was able to learn the illustrious grand master fishing rank was retaining the fishing skill through zoning and logging out. Another of my characters who is a little lower in skill (only just above 400) still loses her fishing skill every time she logs out or sees a loading screen.

  • Lilitheen, September 2010

    Please keep posting new info...it's a bit like a peek into christmas presents.

  • KaliopeLlane, September 2010

    Just to add to the data collection efforts, I did another round at Mount Hyjal, this time at the Ashen Lake. Got cut off at 45 casts before a server reboot. Here's the booty:

    16 Sharptooth, 13 Striped Lurker, 9 Mountain Trout, 1 volatile water
    6 Junk (2 weeds, 2 tangled line, 1 tattered cloth, 1 driftwood)

    I know this is a small sample, but it looks like I got twice as much Mountain Trout this time than my first round at Nordrassil. It may not be statistically significant, but it could be worth more investigation.

    Previous numbers from Nordrassil were:

    Catch: 22 Sharptooth, 14 Striped Lurker, 5 Mountain Trout, 5 Junk, 4 Volatile Water

    With both data sets was using only Kaluak Fishing pole and personal skill level of 455-465.

    I'd be happy to do more rounds of testing as it looks to be a slow week for professions. At this point I only have cooking/fishing on the table, so I may as well collect some useful data while I'm building up my fishy stash for Cooking :)

    Just let me know what I can do to help out!

  • el, September 2010

    An immediate todo-list looks something like this:

    1. Other new zones. Probably not yet, but there is still a lot of ocean seafood missing (Abyssal Clam, Algaefin Rockfish, Deepsea Sagefish and Fathom Eel). I can't imagine it will all come from Vashj'ir, and fishing doesn't fit Deepholm. So I wonder if there is a new equivalent of the Frozen Sea somewhere?
    2. Hard to spot variations. At the very least we're missing details on coastal Twilight Highlands. Unlikely, but possible is variation betwen sub-zones. Highly unlikely is variation by time or something similarly non-obvious. I'm still intrigued as to why Hoddie is getting empty loots and Kaliope isn't.
    3. No-junk skill. Simply more samples, especially with different sets of gear needed to improve the estimate. More samples are good anyway, since catch rates should ideally be based on a couple of hundred catches. In this case, the pattern already looks fairly simple, so not much more is needed here.

    Beyond that (probably once things seem to have been more implemented):

    • Checking of old zones - catches, skill (via junk), variations, weirdness. Especially split/rejoined zones, where things are very likely to change - Zul'Gurub/Stranglethorn, Alterac Mountains/Hillsbrad (Hoddie didn't see any changes in the Barrens). Or anything like the Eventide Fountain - check sub-zones in cities.
    • Booty Bay contest - what's happened to it? Does it spread over zones?
    • Pools when they are implemented.
    • Rare, 1-in-thousand catches that everyone will want to know about, but are really hard to find.
    • Trainer changes. It will also be interesting to see if anything happens to cooking recipes or the Dalaran Cooking Awards.
    • Quests - especially Pagle (pole and Gahz'ranka), Katoom, etc. Can Darkshore Grouper only be caught with the quest now, rather than being general zone catches? And what happened to Wizbang Cranktoggle? I'm guessing the Craftsman's Writs are history.
    • Skill-up values. Potentially plus any other changes to the mechanics - but it doesn't feel like there are any yet. Oh, and don't forget dynamite...

    There's a Fish Finder Status Page which I plan to help keep track of what's known and what's not - but currently that's fairly useless because nothing is obviously complete.

    Really, anything you can discover is useful at this point. My list is just there to give ideas. Please keep on posting plenty of details, like precise location, your skill/gear, unexpected weirdness, as you have been doing. Sometimes that's very useful to know. Thanks again for all the contributions - I'd be lost without you!

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Fished up a Tome of Polymorph: Turtle

  • animism, December 2010

    Hey guys, as the title says, I fished up a Tome of Polymorph: Turtle relatively soon after launch. I posted on wowhead but there hasn't been any response. Has anybody else has gotten this item from fishing after the removal of ZG?

    Here is a link to my shamans' armory feed:
    Scroll down and you'll see it was looted about a day ago. I also have screenshots but not on this computer atm.

    For anybody wondering, I got it from a school of Fathom Eeels.

  • Astragal, December 2010

    Gratz. Fun Stuff! Now that is very appropriate way for it to drop and lovely to see as a mage. Well done Blizzard on this.

    I did buy some as players were thinking they may be sold by a vendor. But I guess this would be something like the rare zone drops (1:1000) from any mob in a zone rather than specific ones. But this looks like maybe any pool and lower drop rate as I imagine quite a few pools have been fished already. Guess time will tell.

    Main thing, we have fun stuff :) Here's for some more. Still waiting for any data on the Shatterscale Mightfish

  • el, December 2010

    Thanks. I guess this has a very low chance from any of the new pools, although it is possible it is just from Fathom Eel Swarm or even just from Uldum pools. If anyone else catches it, please post details.

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  • Enarka, December 2010

    Hm, most interesting.

    Well I'm on my way to Uldum, got 10,000 fish to catch for that recipe!

  • Astragal, December 2010

    From wowhead it looks like fish pools generally. Couple more reports:

    By Apiecost yesterday at 10 AM (Patch 4.0.3)
    I just fished this up in Deepholm from an Albino Cavefish pool. Haven't been able to determine a drop rate yet - will update if I come across this info.

    By Trilless 4 hours ago (Patch 4.0.3)
    Now obtained from fishing in Pools. I've caught two on the way to 525 fishing.

    Last one does not give location, but two. Just RNG? guess we shall see as more data comes in.

  • Durth, December 2010

    I just caught this from a albino catfish school in deepholm. It wasat the bottom of the place where you fight avalancion the earth elemental

  • Aequitas, December 2010

    Caught this in a Mountain Trout school in Hyjal.

  • Marlburo, December 2010

    caught in uldum (blackbelly mudfish school) took about 5k casts between blackbelly and eel pools

  • pukeman, January 2011

    Caught this in Azshara/Hyjal in a mountain trout school.

    Fish the waterfall between Azshara and Hyjal always atleast 5 pools of Mountain Trout. Seems to respawn Quick.

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Fishing in Uldum at 80?

  • kattiara17, December 2010

    I'd like to fish up a few stacks of Lavascale Catfish as soon as possible. Since Deepholm is locked until 82, any estimates as to how hard it might or might not be to fish in Uldum at level 80? Would it just be constant aggro from mobs, or are there some relatively safe spots?

  • Astragal, December 2010

    Last hotfix notes included (and posted few threads back)

    Crafty players again found a way to catch Cataclysm fish. Crafty designers have made this impossible without a Cataclysm key attached to a player’s account.

    So there is no way anymore to fish in these zones until release. Also, unless using an exploit, it was never possible to fish inland waters in these zones, at least in Uldum for those fish.

    On release, with flying enabled, it should be possible to find a safe spot.

  • kattiara17, December 2010

    Oh, I didn't mean now, I meant on release. I know it was hotfixed. Sorry I didn't state that more clearly.

    I just wasn't sure if there would be relatively safe fishing areas for me if I fly a level 80 character out there, or if it would be a constant stream of mobs aggroing me because they'd be 4-5 levels higher.

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  • el, December 2010

    If you are flying it will be fairly easy to find safe open waters in Uldum: For example, at neutral town of Ramkahen in the centre, or waters on the north-west side of the Obelisk of the Moon. Pools will be somewhat harder, because there are plenty of high-level crocodiles along the river bank. Without flight, fishing is possible, but not so easy: Inland fish can be caught in the delta of the river, just south of the Lost City of the Tol'vir, which can be reached by swimming along the coast.

  • Misskatonic, January 2011

    I tried the Uldam locations you mentioned today and found them to be the easiest spots to fish cata fish that I have tried. Not only are there tons of schools all around the areas mentioned but the aggro ranges and mob dispertion lends itself well to fishing for low level characters. My toon is level 31 and she is having a blast sneaking into the high level areas to ninja fish. I was able to catch a ton of fish, grab a few flight paths and explore the beautiful ruins around the area without dying more than 5 times or so. Highly recommended!

  • Marlburo, January 2011

    yeah ive been fishing uldum nearly exclusively. with water walking (or levitate) you can pretty much avoid 99% of the alligators. There are two spots in the northern part of the lake outside of ramkahen and another a couple pools north of that those water snakes will jump up and grab ya.

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New Lures in-game?

  • Faede, January 2011

    Flying around in Uldum this evening I spotted an odd brown object. Upon closer inspection, it was a cat-face bobble, appearing to be a new type of lure. No one around me was fishing. I cast a few times to try and "Fish" it up, tried looting it, nothing worked. What is it and will it be available as a future lure? Is it made by someone?

    I am including a link to the uploaded image on tinypic

  • el, January 2011

    The yellow duck appears in Gilneas (inside the Fishery during a Worgen phase), but can't be used. That cat bobber in Uldum is more curious, since it is just floating in the middle of the lake.

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