Last Sunday and This Sunday/Saturday, I tried the STV competition for the first time, altogether twice, and the Derby once, for the first time. This is on a Normal server, and I am an Undead Frost DK with Find Fish, +5 Fishing Boots and a +5 Rod.
Last Sunday, I started in the northern STV area and stayed around that area, catching 24 Tastyfish before the inevitable announcement of the Master Angler took place. I was discouraged, but knew that I would get better. I blamed it on the poor aim of the Lure.
This Saturday, I tried the Fishing Derby. I started in the Heart of the River in Sholazar Basin, and met with a Blood Elf. We half-grouped together, she buffed me with battle buffs and I buffed her with Path of Frost. Kind of an unfair trade considering the battle buffs will help me in no way, but whatever. Anyways, I see a pair of people come along, one of them a dwarf. The dwarf fishes the pools I am at, and I think, 'Damn douchebag.' But hey, it's a competition and I can't really blame him. The contest begins, and there are no pools to fish so I fly up the river(s) quickly and within the first 10 minutes the winner is announced, I have only fished about 3 or 4 pools and caught about 8 Pygmy Suckerfish. I am discouraged.
Today (Sunday), I tried the competition again with a better feeling of winning, as I am in a good spot and I see no people around the pool. I spot a few people coming in with mounts and there is a Night Elf slightly above the area that I was planning on heading. How dare him! >:[ So the contest begins and suddenly the pools disappear, I wasn't sure if they disappeared or not but soon enough I found more pools. There are just WAY. TOO. MANY. PEOPLE. FISHING. I mean god, there are always at the least 1 person fishing at a pool, only twice in the contest I found a lone pool. Again the Master Angler is announced, with the same unlucky number as the last one, twenty-four tastyfish.
That is where YOU come in! You tell me about all your tips and tricks, lend me a hand, and I could within the next 6 weeks win the STV Fishing Extravaganza (Or the Fishing Derby, really want that Arcanite Rod though)! I hope I do win within the next 6 weeks at least, since Booty Bay is getting screwed I don't think the contest will exist anymore and there goes my chance to get the best fishing rod EVAR (as of now). I already know all the tips listed on the STV Contest Strategy page.