600 Zen Master Fishing Skill
+ 40 Arcanite Fishing Pole
+ 5 High Test Eternium Fishing Line (enchants your fishing pole)
+ 15 Boots of the Bay (feet)
+ 15 Sharpened Tuskarr Spear (AoE buff)
+ 5 Enchant Gloves - Angler (on hands)
+ 5 Nat's Hat (head)
+ 10 Captain Rumsey's Lager (Food/Drinking buff)
+150 Lure (from Nat's Hat, or Heat-Treated Spinning Lure
845 = maximum possible Fishing Skill
Now, one might ask, *why* would a person go to such lengths to achieve the maximum possible fishing skill?
Because, only at this skill level can you catch Nessy, the legendary beast seldom seen in the Deeprun Tram's "aquarium"! But the elusive Nessy can only be fished at it's lair, rumored to be near the underwater cave located on Darkmoon Island! Nessy is a *legendary mount* - only one available per Realm. The catch rate is nearly impossible (1:1,000,000), but to the dedicated few, the bragging rights are epic! Nessy is a 5-seat, aquatic dragon mount, usable underwater, on land, and flying. Nessy grants underwater breathing to the rider and 4 passengers, but sadly it has an AoE fear effect on all NPCs *and players*, unless they have their Darkmoon Rabbit out. As of this posting, and due to the extreme difficulty involved in fishing up Nessy, this mount has not yet appeared on the PTRs or in the Armory. But, it does exist - and true believers will prove it to the world!