El says: For new readers, I recommend the summary guide to the One That Didn't Get Away. Original post:
While most fishing achievements will not be possible to do before the 3.0 patch, or even the expansion itself, there are a few that you can do before that time.
Fish Don't Leave Footprints - learn the ability to find fish
Master Angler of Stranglethorn - win the Booty Bay fishing contest
Mr. Pinchy's Magical Crawdad Box - fish your way to Mr. Pinchy's Magical Crawdad Box
Old Crafty - fish up Old Crafty in Orgrimmar
Old Ironjaw - fish up Old Ironjaw in Ironforge
One That Didn't Get Away - fish up one of the rare fish
Those first 5 are pretty straightforward. I'm not saying that they're all easy, but it's clear what you have to do. But I'm wondering about the last achievement, get one of the rare fish. Now, if you're like me, you don't want to buy one at the auction house, even if they're available. Which one of the rare fishes would you think is the easiest to get? Should we fish in a starter area for a chance of a big Mudsnapper or Catfish? Should we head to Azshara for a Lobster or Mightfish? Should we try to get the Rockhide Strongfish during the tournament?