I was talking with my Dad today about leveling his fishing. He was saying he was finally going to do it because he had heard that, with the 3.1 patch, if you fish in areas that are "Fishing Skill Appropriate" you will gain skill points faster.
So while it would be nice for him to level his fishing so I don't have to catch his Dragon Fin for him anymore I don't think what he heard is correct.
I have not been able to find any evidence of this at all. I have been through the patch notes and forums here and on the main WoW boards with nothing close to that being stated.
Has anyone here heard of that or, more importantly seen any evidence of it?
I think it is likely that he is reading this statement from the patch notes and seeing what he wants to see.
Every catch has the potential for fishing skill gains
That in conjunction with the fact that every cast is a catch and the shortened timer is what will speed up leveling fishing but that where you fish has nothing to do with how fast you level.