NeutralNat Pagle
Image of Nat Pagle
Title The Anglers Quartermaster,
Master Fisherman
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Hunter
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Anglers
Occupation Leader and Quartermaster of the Anglers
Location Various
Status Alive
Student(s) Katoom
Companion(s) Grimnur Stonebrand, Lumak (old friends)

“Fishin's fer sissies.”

— Nat Pagle[1]

Nat Pagle is one of the most famous fishermen in all of Azeroth. Having licensed his own line of fishing equipment, Nat can be found in several locations around the world, offering training to aspiring fishermen who seek him out.

He states he has no particular interest in fishing, but has been fishing for 20–30 years.[2] He also says that fishing is "a great excuse to drink ... heavily", and therefore he enjoys the occasional drink now and then.[3]


World of Warcraft

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Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Marsh.

Nat Pagle gives the quest N Fishing [15-30] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme. A fishing skill of 225 and a minimum level of 35 are required to start the quest. After patch 3.1, this quest is no longer required to attain the Artisan fishing level. The quest now offers a special superior-quality fishing pole instead. If you already completed the quest, you can visit Nat Pagle to receive this fishing pole.

Prior to the Cataclysm expansion, players could obtain the quest N [60R] Nat's Measuring Tape when opening a Battered Tackle Box containing the tape, found at Pagle's Pointe in Zul'Gurub. This quest involved returning the tape to Nat. When completing this quest, he said it is his favorite measuring tape and shares information about the hydra Gahz'ranka.

Also prior to Cataclysm: In another repeatable quest given by Nat, after completing "Nat's Measuring Tape" and having a fishing skill of 300 or higher, he gave instructions for summoning Gahz'ranka at Pagle's Pointe. He also sold the lures needed for summoning Gahz'ranka. These  [Mudskunk Lure]s had to each be filled with 5  [Zulian Mudskunk] in order to be used. Zulian Mudskunk were caught in Zul'Gurub itself by fishermen with 300 skill or more. This Zul'Gurub boss encounter was optional and could be done only once after every reset of the instance. Note: As of patch 5.4.1, Pagle continues to offer to tell the player how to fish up Gahz'ranka and still sells the lure, even though Gahz'ranka was not part of the new Zul'Gurub instance after patch 4.0.3 and thus can no longer be caught.

In-game, various items besides the ones in Nat Pagle's line of fishing equipment (below) can be found. Most notorious is the book  [Nat Pagle's Guide to Extreme Anglin']. It is by this book that Nat Pagle was first connected to the quest for the legendary sword Ashbringer. The last readable page contains only the words: "... And so that's where you'll find the legendary sword of the Scarlet Highlord, Ashbringer. Ain't it amazin' what you run into in an ordinary day of fishin'?"

Old Hillsbrad

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Nat in Old Hillsbrad Foothills, back when he had more facial hair.

In the Escape from Durnholde Keep instance in the Caverns of Time, Nat is seen fishing alongside Hal McAllister on the southern dock of Southshore. Nat tells McAllister about his dreams of events that will happen in the future, like Tarren Mill being overrun by the undead, Arthas killing his father, Thrall escaping from Durnholde Keep, Tigule inventing the first ice cream, Archimonde being killed by "floating light things" (in that dream, Nat was a female night elf), and Nat himself becoming a world-famous fisherman and moving to Kalimdor. McAllister scoffs at every dream, which ironically are all to come true.

The Gods of Zul'Aman

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Starting in patch 2.3.0, Nat is involved in the A [15-30] Take Down Tethyr! quest line, started by Sergeant Amelyn (A [15-30] This Old Lighthouse), which ultimately has players fighting Tethyr, a Level ?? Elite (Boss) Sea monster, with the help of some guards from Theramore.

Nat's appearance begins with the quest A [15-30] Is it Real? offered by "Dirty" Michael Crowe. Nat offers A [15-30] Nat's Bargain. After accepting the quest, apply the  [Pagle's Fish Paste, Extra Strength] he gives you, then swim southwest to the wrecked ship. Swim around until a level 37 Lurking Shark aggros, then swim back up to Nat to complete the quest.

After completing Nat's Bargain, he offers A [15-30] Oh, It's Real directing players to Major Mills near the docks of Theramore.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Nat Pagle, as every fisherman, is very sturdy and remains untouched by the Shattering and Deathwing. Also, his  [Arcanite Fishing Pole] that he donated for Booty Bay's fishing contest is now more unique in terms of look.

Nat helps defend Sethria's Roost on Mount Hyjal against the minions of Ragnaros during the quest N [35 Daily] The Protectors of Hyjal and also occasionally makes an appearance on the Darkmoon Island at the Darkmoon Boardwalk overlooking the sea.

Mists of Pandaria

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Nat Pagle at Anglers Wharf.

Nat makes an appearance at Anglers Wharf, off the southern shore of the Krasarang Wilds. He has affiliated himself with the Anglers alongside his buddy John "Big Hook" Marsock. He reprises his role as a fishing trainer but is also the Anglers' quartermaster.

Warlords of Draenor

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Nat Pagle is asked to join the Garrisons of the Horde and Alliance in Frostwall and Lunarfall from Pandaria. He can also become a follower.

He can also be seen watching fights between garrison commanders in the Coliseum of Highmaul.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Nat is fishing at Ashamane's Fall in Val'sharah.


Faction description

The consummate fisherman and lover of fine alcohol from across the land, Nat's irascible exterior belies a love of teaching.

Nat Pagle
<The Anglers Quartermaster>
Rep Item Cost Type
Friendly  [Recipe: Krasarang Fritters] 5g Cooking (525)
 [Recipe: Viseclaw Soup] 5g Cooking (525)
Honored  [Pandaren Fishing Pole] 25g Fishing pole
 [Tiny Goldfish] 250g Companion
Revered  [Grand Commendation of the Anglers] 50g Rep token
 [Sharpened Tuskarr Spear] 1500g Fishing banner
 [Dragon Fishing Pole] 500g Fishing pole (525)
 [Anglers Fishing Raft] 1000g "Mount"
 [Bipsi's Bobbing Berg] (Mage only) 1000g "Mount"
Exalted  [Reins of the Azure Water Strider] 5000g Riding (300)
 [Anglers Tabard] 10g Tabard
Nat Pagle Revered  [Nat's Fishing Journal] 1000g +50 skill
Nat Pagle Exalted  [Nat's Hat] 250g Fishing hat

Garrison vendor

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Item Cost Type
 [Nat's Drinking Hat] 25 Nat's Lucky Coin Fishing hat
Alliance  [Draenic Fishing Pole] 25 Nat's Lucky Coin Fishing pole
Horde  [Savage Fishing Pole] 25 Nat's Lucky Coin Fishing pole
 [Land Shark] 50 Nat's Lucky Coin Companion
 [Sea Calf] 50 Nat's Lucky Coin Companion
 [Nat's Draenic Fishing Journal] 25 Nat's Lucky Coin Skillup book
 [Reins of the Crimson Water Strider] 100 Nat's Lucky Coin Mount


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Dustwallow Marsh 45 2,152
Old Hillsbrad Foothills 38 1,395
Darkmoon Island 45 1,766
Krasarang Wilds 85 - 90 13,793
Garrison 85 - 90 10,608
Gloaming Reef 105 734,116


Dustwallow Marsh

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Krasarang Wilds

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He is also involved in the following daily quests on Pandaria which increases his reputation by +600:

Lunarfall / Frostwall

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In order to have Nat in your Garrison, you must complete the following:

  1. B Fishing [20-40] Luring Nat
  2. N Fishing [20-40] Finding Nat Pagle
  3. B Fishing [20-40] The Great Angler Returns
  4. N Fishing [20-40] A True Draenor Angler
  5. N Fishing [20-40] An Angler on Our Team

Once he is a garrison follower, additional quests also increase his reputation by +350 and you can collect Nat's Lucky Coins:


  • "Can't say I really enjoy fishin' much. Figure I been at it for a good 20 or 30 years now. I reckon people are driven to do what they do for different reasons. Now, I'm not saying you need to fish for 30 years or catch every fish in the sea to become a master fisherman. I reckon you just need to be determined - determined enough to sit on your duff for hours at a time, doin' nothin'."[2]
  • "Normally bugs are for bait, but how could you look into its eyes and even think that?"[4]

Dustwallow Marsh

If you ask me, the best part about fishing is its slow pace. It gives one time to think, to reflect on past events and to plan for future ones.
Oh, and it's also a great excuse to drink. Heavily.

Caverns of Time

Nat Pagle says: Hal...
Hal McAllister says: Yea, Nat?
Nat Pagle says: Had that dream again last night...
Hal McAllister says: Which one?
Nat Pagle says: Out of nowhere, some 300 foot tall demon or somethin' walks up and starts climbin' the tree...
Nat Pagle says: And if that weren't crazy enough, that big demon gets killed by a bunch of little floating light things... Oh, I was also a female elf in that one... Yep...
  • Nat Pagle says: I can't even believe this one... You know that loud-mouthed ruffian, Tigule?
Nat Pagle says: Well in this dream, he somehow end[sic] up inventing something called ice-cream and flavoring it with strawberries... Well, long story short, he ends up striking it rich!
Nat Pagle says: If that weren't crazy enough, he decides to quit the ice-cream business and become an adventurer... He traveled all over the place and finally disappeared into some portal. I woke up in a cold sweat after that one...
  • Nat Pagle says: This one's real grim... So the king's kid, Arthas... Well he goes out to battle evil, along with Uther... *Nat pats his brow dry*
Nat Pagle says: But tragically, Arthas is consumed by the evil and becomes evil himself...
Nat Pagle says: Well, he comes back to the king all pretendin' to be nice, draws his sword, and runs the king through, elbow to ... well you know... kills him on the spot.
  • Nat Pagle says: In this dream, I was fishin' master of the world. I moved to some place called Kalimdor...
Nat Pagle says: And people from all over the world come to me to pay homage... and learn to fish.
Nat Pagle says: I'm like some kind of fishing god...
  • Nat Pagle says: That one dream... The crazy one. Remember?
Nat Pagle says: Tarren Mill is destroyed by some crazy force of undead and forever more becomes an enemy to Southshore.
Nat Pagle says: Could ya imagine such a thing, Hal? Could ya?
Nat Pagle says: He ends up destroying the whole keep, freeing all the orcs we're keeping in the camps, and rising to power as the king of orcs... Warchief or somethin'.
Nat Pagle says: Crazy, isn't it?
Nat Pagle says: We're like their puppets - we dance and cry and fight and say silly things for their amusement.
Nat Pagle says: Sometimes, even when I'm awake, I think they're watching us. Maybe they're watching us right now...

After each dream description (except for the one about Nat becoming a "fishing god"), Hal McAllister will reply to him with one of the following:

  • Nat, Nat, Nat...
  • Impossible!
  • It'll never happen, Nat.
  • What you got in that pipe, Nat?
  • Nat, I've heard a whopper or two in my day but that one takes the cake.
  • I worry about you sometimes, Nat.
  • No way.
  • Shut up and fish, Nat.
Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 9.1.5.

The description of the ice cream dream originally mentioned both Foror and Tigule, rather than just Tigule:

  • Nat Pagle says: I can't even believe this one... You know those two loud-mouthed ruffians, Foror and Tigule?
Nat Pagle says: Well in this dream, they somehow end up inventing something called ice-cream and flavoring it with strawberries... Well, long story short, they end up striking it rich!
Nat Pagle says: If that weren't crazy enough, they decide to quit the ice-cream business and become adventurers... They travel all over the place and finally disappear into some portal. I woke up in a cold sweat after that one...

Mists of Pandaria

Gossip text
A fellow angler I see! I have a variety of gear from these local fisherman[sic], just let me know what you need!
Hello fellow angler! Have you been around these parts long? Me and my buddy "Big Hook" here travel far and wide looking for the next big catch!
We ran into this place by accident and the locals were friendly with both their supplies and booze so we decided to stick around!
Gossip I want to browse your goods.
Gossip Train me.

Warlords of Draenor

Gossip Any regular fish bait?

What sort of bait would ya like?

Gossip (Selection of Draenor bait, listed by fish species in alphabetical order)

What are you waiting for? Let's catch some fish!

Gossip I want to browse your goods.
When fishing (random)
Nat Pagle says: Howdy <name>! Any luck out here?
Nat Pagle says: *HIC!* Was that a dolphin?! *HIC!* I love dolphins!
Nat Pagle says: See ya!

In the TCG

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He wrote Nat Pagle's Field Guide to Aquatic Life.[5]

In Hearthstone

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A corrupted version of Nat Pagle.

Nat appears as a legendary card in Hearthstone. His flavor text reads: "Nat Pagle, Azeroth's premier fisherman! He invented the Auto-Angler 3000, the Extendo-Pole 3000, and the Lure-o-matic 2099 (still in testing)."

A corrupted version of Nat, known as Nat, the Darkfisher, appears as a legendary card in the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion. His flavor text reads: "You can take away his humanity, but you will never take away his fishing pole."

Notes and trivia


Patch changes

See also


  1. ^  [Nat Pagle's Fish Terminator]
  2. ^ a b N Fishing [15-30] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme
  3. ^  [Follower: Nat Pagle] (spell)
  4. ^ Mount Journal entry for Azure and Crimson Water Striders
  5. ^ World of Warcraft Trading Card Game: War of the Ancients. Blizzard Entertainment. 177.
  6. ^ Heather Newman 2016-12-12. 9 Things You Didn't Know About 'Overwatch' Director Jeff Kaplan. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2017-07-19.
  7. ^ Pat Nagle Video Game Credits and Biography. MobyGames. Retrieved on 2019-09-15.
  8. ^ World of Warcraft 2019-09-14. WoW® Classic with Creators Episode 4: Pat Nagle. YouTube. Retrieved on 2019-09-15.
  9. ^  [Chuck's Bucket]

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