This Classic WoW Fishing guide will show you fastest way how to level Fishing from 1 to 300. You'll discover that it requires a lot of patience and time to build your skill level up to the maximum level. You will have to catch a lot of fish to get from start to finish.
If you haven't leveled cooking yet, I recommend using my Fishing and Cooking leveling guide instead.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend using Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game. All the detail that you need to complete the quest is included.
To learn Fishing, you need to reach level 5 and find a Fishing trainer.
Just click on any of these links below to see the trainer's exact location. You can also walk up to a guard in any city and ask where the Fishing trainer is, then it will be marked with a red flag on your map.
- Lumak in Orgrimmar.
- Armand Cromwell in Undercity.
- Kah Mistrunner in Thunder Bluff
- Clyde Kellen in Tirisfal Glades.
- Lau'Tiki in Durotar.
- Uthan Stillwater in Mulgore.
- Grimnur Stonebrand in Ironforge.
- Arnold Leland in Stormwind City.
- Astaia in Darnassus.
- Androl Oakhand in Teldrassil.
- Paxton Ganter in Dun Morogh.
- Lee Brown in Elwynn Forest.
Buy a Fishing Pole from any Fishing Supply or Trade Supply merchant. You should also buy a bunch of Shiny Bauble to help to catch your first fish a bit easier. (you have to apply it to your fishing pole)
1 - 75
Best place to start is any starting zone like the Durotar or Dun Morogh. Look for a lake, pond or river. Apply your Shiny Bauble lure and fish until you reach 75 skills.
75 - 150
Go to your trainer in one of the capital cities and learn Journeyman Fishing.(Orgrimmar or Stormwind City for example)
Start fishing inside your capital city and keep fishing until you reach 150 skill. (You can also fish in other zones: Ashenvale, Duskwood, Hillsbrad Foothills, Redridge Mountains, Wetlands, Stonetalon Mountains)
150 - 225
Go to Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale and find Old Man Heming. Buy Expert Fishing - The Bass and You (requires level 20) from him and read the book . (He is in the middle of Booty Bay at the very bottom part, near a fishing sign)
Fish until 225 in any of these zones: Alterac Mountains, Arathi Highlands, Desolace, Dustwallow Marsh, Stranglethorn Vale, Swamp of Sorrows, Thousand Needles
Learning Artisan Fishing - 225 - 300
To complete the quest you have to catch 4 quest-only fish from different locations.
- Feralas Ahi - Feralas
- Misty Reed Mahi Mahi - Swamp of Sorrows
- Sar'theris Striker - Desolace
- Savage Coast Blue Sailfin - Stranglethorn Vale
After you completed the quest, fish in any of these zones: Felwood, Feralas, The Hinterlands, Moonglade, Tanaris, Un'Goro Crater, Western Plaguelands