In this World of Warcraft guide everything revolves around Burning Crusade Classic Fishing and how to level it.

This guide may undergo changes after the release of Burning Crusade Classic.
It may also contain information that is not viable until a certain Phase of the AddOn.

Outland Fishing Trainer

There are no particular fishing trainers in Outland.

You need to purchase Master Fishing – The Art of Angling from WoW AllianzWoW Horde Juno Dufrain at Cenarion Refuge, Zangarmarsh and read it to unlock a potential Fishing skill of 375.

“Find Fish” Tracking

There is one key fishing ability: Find Fish, which is not a required skill nor trainable by purchasing a book or doing a quest. You have to read the Weather-Beaten Journal, which is contained in trunks fished up from wreckage pools on any continent. One read, you can track fishing pools on your minimap.

You can find the journal in all types of trunks fished from wreckage, it has the highest chance to be contained in a Curious Crate. The Curious Crate can be fished from any school in the Burning Crusade zones.

Of course you can also level fishing without this journal, it just makes fishing for specific fish a lot faster.

Fishing: 1-300

To get your profession to 300 you can use our Classic Fishing Guide.

Fishing: 300-385

300-335

Dustwallow Marsh

Like other gathering professions, you can stay in Old World content as long as you want.

335-375

Zangarmarsh

You will find a lot of fish schools and wreckage pools in Zangarmarsh. Just keep going until you hit 375.
Start near Umbrafen Lake and The Lagoon until you have a fishing skill of 350, then move between Marshlight, Serpent, or Sporewind Lakes. The last levels can be extremely time consuming but it will be worth it once you can catch everything you want.

Fishing Equipment

When fishing at higher levels your equipment can affect your success!
By completing certain quests, winning the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza or adding enhancements, dailies and fishing can be easier. There are several ways to improve your fishing experience. Find them in the lists below.

Fishing Poles

Wearable Items

Item Enhancements

Lures

  • Shiny Bauble
    + 25 Fishing for 10 minutes – sold by most Trade and Fishing Supplies vendors
  • Nightcrawlers (requires Fishing 50)
    + 50 Fishing for 10 minutes – dropped by Undead mobs in Vanilla
  • Bright Baubles (requires Fishing 100)
    + 75 Fishing for 10 minutes – Sold by most Trade and Fishing Supplies vendors
  • Aquadynamic Fish Attractor (requires Fishing 100)
    + 100 Fishing for 10 minutes – sold by most Fishing Supplies vendors.
  • Sharpened Fish Hook (requires Fishing 100)
    + 100 Fishing for 10 minutes – drops from Bag of Fishing Treasures, 75% chance.

Enchant

Consumable

Fishing Dailies

To pick up Fishing Dailies you need to be Level 70 and have a Fishing skill of at least 350.
Head over to Old Man Barlo at the lake north of Shattrath in Terokkar. He has these quests to offer:

Its a good idea to add a lure of some sort (Aquadynamic Fish Attractor, Sharpened Fish Hook or Bright Baubles) to your fishing rod. It will help to fish the right fish instead of unneeded ones.

The quest always rewards the same: a Bag of Fishing Treasures. This Bag can contain companion pets, cooking recipes, and fishing equipment. The most notable items that CAN be in the bag are:

When WoW Quest-IconCrocolisks in the City is up, you also have a small chance to find a mini-crocolisk companion pet in the Bag of Fishing Treasures. These are the potential pets:

Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza

Every Sunday from 14:00 – 16:00 server time there is a realm-wide event which takes place in Stranglethorn Vale called Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza. During the event, rare fish are able to be caught throughout Stranglethorn Valley from the event-exclusive School of Tastyfish. You can win the contest by being the first to bring 40x Speckled Tastyfish to Riggle Bassbait in Booty Bay. If you are lucky enough to win, you can choose between these prices:

If you don’t win, there are other rare fish that can be turned in to Fishbot 5000 while the event is live for different rare items. These are:

Terokkar Forest – Flying Only Lakes

There are 3 lakes in the mountains of Terokkar you can only reach with a flying mount: Blackwind Lake, Lake Ere’Noru, and Lake Jorune. These are the best spots to find Highland Mixed School in which you can fish for the most needed fish. These schools have the highest drop rate for Furious Crawdad in the entire game. They also contain Golden DarterEnormous Barbed Gill Trout,and Huge Spotted Feltail.

Mr. Pinchy and Fishing 527

Finally, these pools are also the only place where you’ll be able to catch Mr. Pinchy, the item which gives you a chance of acquiring Magical Crawdad Box, the rarest mini-pet in the game.

To catch Mr. Pinchy, you’re best bet is to use enough gear in order to reach an effective skill level of 527 in Fishing — the highest possible. To do this, you’ll need:

And here is a picture of the lakes locations:

Special (Flying Mount) Lake Locations in Terokkar Forest