Fishing icon WoW Icon update.png Fishing (Profession)
  • Fishing quests can not be completed while in a raid group. Instead you will receive 'empty' loot (you can still gain fishing skill points though).
  • The quest fish is believed never to drop in a pool of fish. As a result, you must fish outside a pool of fish (anywhere in the water, just not in a pool) in order to complete the quest. This does not encourage good fishing practices.
  • Although not numerically verified, it is believed that a higher fishing skill will result in a (much) better catch rate. Basically, in Outland you will always want to use a fishing lure; the only place this isn't necessary would be in Stormwind or Orgrimmar because your fishing skill will probably already be capped.
  • At level 70, you can obtain daily fishing quests. Those quests do not have any explicit fishing skill requirement, but the areas which must be fished for the quests do (note with patch 3.1 these requirements have changed). In practice most of them require a high fishing skill (approx 250 minimum, 300+ recommended) and additional fishing skill buffs from fishing equipment, especially fishing lures. These quests often reward the character with fishing equipment, most often (approx. 75% chance) with a small stack (4 to 6) of [Sharpened Fish Hook]s, a +100 fishing skill fishing lure, so the fishing skill buffs become somewhat self sustaining. The recipe for [Captain Rumsey's Lager], a consumable which provides a +10 fishing skill buff, has a just under 10% chance to be awarded. These buffs will help you level your fishing, but become vital when you want to fish the most difficult areas.

Fishing Quests

Name Start End Quest Reward Special Notes
Bc icon.gifA [1-30] Red Snapper - Very Tasty! Diktynna Azuremyst Isle Diktynna [Fishing Pole] and [Shiny Bauble] This Quest is completed by net-fishing instead of line-fishing, using the provided  [Draenei Fishing Net].
A Fishing [12] Gaffer Jacks Wizbang Cranktoggle on the upper floors of the inn at Auberdine, Darkshore. Wizbang Cranktoggle 2s 50c Follow Up Quest: A Fishing [12] Electropellers
A Fishing [12] Electropellers Wizbang Cranktoggle Wizbang Cranktoggle 5s and 20 [Aquadynamic Fish Lens]
A [14] The Family and the Fishing Pole Gubber Blump just below the Hippogryph roost at Auberdine, Darkshore. Gubber Blump [Blump Family Fishing Pole]
A [21] Selling Fish Dockmaster Baren in Lakeshire, Redridge Mountains. Dockmaster Baren  [Murloc Fin Soup], Fishliver Oilx5,  [Recipe: Murloc Fin Soup] Fish used in this quest can also be obtained through killing Murlocs in the area
A [45] I Got Nothin' Left! Grimnur Stonebrand <Fishing Trainer> in Forlorn Cavern, Ironforge Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Bay Leads to: N Fishing [15-30] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme to uncap your fishing skill.
H [15-30] You Too Good. Lumak <Fishing Trainer> at Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Bay Leads to: N Fishing [15-30] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme to uncap your fishing skill.
N Fishing [15-30] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Bay Nat Pagle [Nat's Lucky Fishing Pole]
H [10-30] Snapjaws, Mon! Katoom the Angler <Fishing Trainer & Supplies> at Revantusk Village, Hinterlands. Katoom the Angler [Nat Pagle's Extreme Angler FC-5000]
N Fishing [1-60] Apprentice Angler Jang <Fishmaster Apprentice> in Booty Bay Jang 1g 12s Repeatable with each turn in of 5  [Speckled Tastyfish] during the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.
N Fishing [1-60] Rare Fish - Brownell's Blue Striped Racer Fishbot 5000 in Booty Bay Fishbot 5000 [Nat Pagle's Extreme Anglin' Boots] Can only be completed during the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.
N Fishing [1-60] Rare Fish - Keefer's Angelfish Fishbot 5000 in Booty Bay Fishbot 5000 [Lucky Fishing Hat] Can only be completed during the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.
N Fishing [1-60] Rare Fish - Dezian Queenfish Fishbot 5000 in Booty Bay Fishbot 5000 [High Test Eternium Fishing Line] Can only be completed during the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.
Master Angler Riggle Bassbait<Fishmaster> in Booty Bay Riggle Bassbait [Arcanite Fishing Pole] or [Hook of the Master Angler] Can only be completed by one person per server during the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.
Bc icon.gifN [15-30] Rather Be Fishin' Seth in the Lower City part of Shattrath City. Seth [Seth's Graphite Fishing Pole]
Bc icon.gifA Fishing [60] Strange Engine Part  [Strange Engine Part] fished item from Steam Pump Flotsam pools in Zangarmarsh K. Lee Smallfry 9g 79s Repeatable Quest.

Daily Quests

Old Man Barlo

Bc icon.gifShattrath

Patch 2.4 introduced Daily fishing quests handed out by Old Man Barlo outside Shattrath City. The quest is random each day (although will be the same for everyone on the same server) and requires Level 1 Fishing and a Level 70 character. Each quest involves travel across Outland to different locations.

The reward for these quests is a [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Terokkar Forest)] which contains some gold and grey items. In addition, you have a chance to get[Weather-Beaten Journal], [Sharpened Fish Hook], [Elixir of Water Walking], [Spun Truesilver Fishing Line], [Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat], and a cooking recipe to make [Captain Rumsey's Lager]. There is also a chance to receive one of four rare pets when completing theN Fishing [30 Daily] Crocolisks in the City quest: [Chuck's Bucket], [Muckbreath's Bucket], [Snarly's Bucket], or [Toothy's Bucket].

Marcia Chase

Wrath of the Lich KingDalaran

Patch 3.1 added a new set of daily fishing quests initiated by Marcia Chase next to the Eventide Fountain in southern Dalaran. The quest is random each day, but the same server-wide.

The reward for these quests is a [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Dalaran)] which contains some gold, vendor trash, and common items of variable utility. In addition, you have a chance to get [The 5 Ring], [Rigid Stormjewel], [Solid Stormjewel], [High Test Eternium Fishing Line], [Sealed Vial of Poison], [Strand Crawler], [Tiny Titanium Lockbox], [Unusual Compass], [Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat], [Bone Fishing Pole], or [Jeweled Fishing Pole].

Cataclysm fishing dailies

Each day, one of the five quests is randomly chosen for each city, and offered to all characters on the realm. A character may only have one of these quests in their log at a time, and only one may be completed per day.

Stormwind City Ironforge Darnassus
Quest Skill Points Quest Skill Points Quest Skill Points
A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Big Gulp +1 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Cold Water Fishing +1 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] A Slippery Snack +2
A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Diggin' For Worms +2 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Fish fer Squrky +1 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] An Old Favorite +1
A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Hitting a Walleye +1 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Live Bait +1 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Happy as a Clam Digger +1
A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Rock Lobster +1 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] One fer the Ages +1 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Stocking Up +1
A Fishing [10-60 Daily] Thunder Falls +1 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] The Gnomish Bait-o-Matic +1 A Fishing [10-60 Daily] The Sister's Pendant +1
by Catherine Leland by Grimnur Stonebrand by Astaia
Orgrimmar Undercity Thunder Bluff
Quest Skill Points Quest Skill Points Quest Skill Points
H Fishing [10-60 Daily] A Furious Catch +1 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] Fish Head +1 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] Craving Crayfish +1
H Fishing [10-60 Daily] A Golden Opportunity +1 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] Like Pike? +2 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] Pond Predators +1
H Fishing [10-60 Daily] A Staggering Effort +2 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] Moat Monster! +1 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] Shiny Baubles +2
H Fishing [10-60 Daily] Clammy Hands +1 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] Tadpole Terror +1 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] The Race to Restock +1
H Fishing [10-60 Daily] No Dumping Allowed +1 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] Time for Slime +1 H Fishing [10-60 Daily] The Ring's the Thing +1
by Razgar by Armand Cromwell by Kah Mistrunner

The rewards for these quests are:

Mists of Pandaria dailies

The Anglers faction offers a variety of fishing daily quests. Not all of them involve the use of a fishing pole, but they all reward the player with +1 Fishing skill point. Every day, 3 random dailies will be available.

Nat Pagle dailies

Reputation can also be earned with renowned fisherman Nat Pagle. The fish must be caught first, which then start a daily quest. Once completed, you are still able to fish up all 3 again ready to be turned in for the following day.

Weekly Fishing Quests

Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza

On 13 September 2005 Patch 1.7 introduced Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza held in Booty Bay every Sunday from 2pm till 4pm (server time). With Mists of Pandaria Pandaria the time was changed to 2pm to 4pm PST for US servers.

Kalu'ak Fishing Derby

Patch 3.3 introduced Kalu'ak Fishing Derby, Elder Clearwater stands in Dalaran close to Marcia Chase for one hour awaiting the return of the quickest, most experienced fisher to bring him a [Blacktip Shark]. Every Saturday beginning at 2 pm (server time) players can try to catch the elusive [Blacktip Shark]. [Blacktip Shark] is catchable from any fish pool in Northrend.

Due to problems that occurred with the introduction of cross-realm zones, all fishing tournaments where disabled. When they were reenabled in Patch 5.1.0 however, the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza had been redesigned to allow three winners, and included the rewards from winning the fishing derby. Thus the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby became redundant, and was removed altogether.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-04-16): Certain fishing nodes for one of the fishing daily quests should no longer be spawned on land.[1]


  1. ^ Blizz.gif Bornakk 2009-04-16. Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09. Retrieved on 2009-05-24.