Vanilla WoW Fishing Guide (1-300)
Classic Fishing Guide
This Vanilla World of Warcraft fishing guide will show you how to get from 1-300 fishing as fast as possible!
It also contains a lot of extra information to help you make money or accomplish other fishing goals.
1-50: Buy some shiny baubles and fish in the Durotar river or Elwynn forest.
50-100: Fish in the pools of wreckage off the pier in Ratchet. The crates give low-medium level trade good mats which sell quite well. You will need to use shiny baubles until you reach 75 skill.
100-175 (Horde): If you’re Horde, go to Revantusk Village in the Hinterlands, do the quest ‘Snapjaws Mon!’ from the fisherman at the pier to get a fishing rod with +25 skill. Then get some aquadynamic fish attractors (engineers can make these, fishing vendors often sell these on a limited supply), and fish in the Cape of Stranglethorn. The coastline has pools of stonescale eels which sell very well, as well as wreckage pools. You can also fish inland for greater sagefish, which also sell for a nice profit when cooked. Once you hit 125 fishing you can start using bright baubles instead of the fish attractors.
125-200 (Alliance): Alliance can’t get the pimp fishing rod, so you’ll have to fish in ratchet for another 20 skill points, then get hold of a strong fishing pole (+5 fishing) and follow the previous paragraph. Alternately you can look on the AH for a Big Iron Fishing Pole (+20 fishing).
175-300 (Horde): Go to the Tanaris coast, with a stock of aquadynamic fish attractors, and start fishin’. Stonescale eel pools are abundant here, and I find fishing in this zone to be a great way of earning gold. Once you hit 200 fishing you can switch to bright baubles.
200-300 (Alliance): Same as before, keep fishing in Stranglethorn until you reach 200 skill (less if you have a strong/big iron rod), then follow the above paragraph.
- Getting Started – Contains a simple summary of other factors affecting fish catches.
- Equipment – This chapter contains most fishing equipment.
- Frequently Asked Questions – This chapter contains short answers to the most common questions.
- Valuable Fish – This chapter describes other valuable fish, and how to catch them.
- Pools and Wreckage – This chapter describes basic pool-fishing techniques.
- Pool Appearance – This topic examines how pools of fish appear, and suggests some basic rules and timings.
- Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza – This chapter describes a contest based around pools of Tastyfish.
- Variation by Time – This topic explores how catch rates for fish vary by time of day.
- Catching Winter Squid – This topic explains the best place and time to catch Winter Squid.
- Catching Stonescale Eels – This topic answers the question, where is the best place to catch a Stonescale Eel?