Effective Fishing Skill: 450 + 30(pole) + 100(lure) = 580 skill
Successful Casts: 17 Imperial Manta Rays + 1 Crystallized Water + 1 Blacktip Shark = 19 Casts
Pygmy Suckerfish Caught: 8
Where Shark Caught: Imperial Manta Ray School, Howling Fjord
Turn-in Time: Don't have the exact time but I think it was around 14.05-14.06
Anything Unusual: Thing is I had forgotten the whole contest was today, guilde gave us heads up 15 mins before it started so I immidiately flew to Howling Fjord, figured Id go as far away as I could to not compete for schools with other people.
As soon as I landed in Howling Fjord I flew to the south of the map (I knew schools werent as frequent there and I had to fly quite a bit between them) but I got no competition whatsoever on my server Al'akir who is one of the busiest servers always full, always que in evenings a.s.o.
When I landed I equipped my fishing pole, attached a +100 1hour lure (didnt bother with any fishing hat or boots) and used a water walking potion. Then as a paladin I used my crusader aura and my 310% flying mount. Also equipped my Kirin Tor ring for teleport, I read about lowering your graphics setting for the teleport to dalaran cause of decreased loading time etc but I didnt bother with that. I only use 2GB ram so usually I get really really lagged out in dalaran on our server since its always busy but as soon as I caught the fish I used teleport on ring and got quite a long loading screen but surprisingly little lag and loading time once I started moving to dala, had to wait maybe 15 secs for npc to load to turn in quest to.
Had no idea at the time what rewards were so I took 2 secs to check both and quickly chose the boots since I never level alts. Really happy to be the first one on my server to win this, specially considering it's a very busy server with loads of people and I always failed on winning the STV contest :D