Vanilla Fishing & Cooking Leveling Guide 1-300

This Fishing and Cooking leveling guide will show you the easiest way to level Cooking and Fishing together to 300. Since leveling your fishing takes long time it's the best to level these professions together. If you only want to level Cooking, visit my Cooking leveling guide.

If you only want to level Fishing, you can skill up your fishing from 1 to 300 in any fishable water in the level 1-60 zones. This means you can stand in Orgrimmar all day long and get skillups on your fishing at the same rate as you would in a higher level zone.

Recipes you have to get before you start

Go to Booty Bay and find Kelsey Yance. He is in the large building at the end of the ship dock in Booty Bay. Enter the building and make an immediate left.

After you found him, buy these two recipes: [Recipe: Mithril Head Trout], [Recipe: Filet of Redgill]

You will also need to buy [Recipe: Baked Salmon] from these NPCs below:

  • Alliance: Go to Feralas and find Vivianna. She is on the very north end of the Feathermoon Stronghold.
  • Horde: Sold by Sheendra Tallgrass in Feralas at Camp Mojache.

Mulgore / Elwynn Forest (1-75)

Horde

Go to Thunder Bluff, find the Fishing trainer Kah Mistrunner and learn Fishing. (Walk up to a guard and ask where the Fishing trainer is located. The trainer will be marked with a red mark on your map)

Buy [Recipe: Brilliant Smallfish] and [Recipe: Longjaw Mud Snapper] from Sewa Mistrunner, she is the NPC standing next to the fishing trainer.

Now go to the Cooking trainer Aska Mistrunner, learn Cooking and buy the [Recipe: Bristle Whisker Catfish] from Naal Mistrunner near your Cooking trainer.

Head over to Bloodhoof Village in Mulgore, then fish from Stonebull Lake until your fishing skill reaches 75. You will catch about 50 [Raw Brilliant Smallfish] and 40 [Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper].

Alliance

Go to Stormwind City, find the fishing trainer Arnold Leland and learn Fishing. (Walk up to a guard and ask where the Fishing trainer is located. The trainer will be marked with a red mark on your map)

Buy [Recipe: Brilliant Smallfish] and [Recipe: Bristle Whisker Catfish] from Catherine Leland, she is the NPC standing next to the fishing trainer.

Go to Goldshire in Elwynn Forest and learn Cooking from Tomas, he is in the inn's kitchen. Find Tharynn Bouden in the centre of Goldshire, buy [Recipe: Longjaw Mud Snapper] from him.

Fish from any lake near Goldshire until your fishing skill reaches 75. You will catch about 50 [Raw Brilliant Smallfish] and 40 [Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper].

Thunder Bluff / Stormwind City (75-165)

Horde

Go back to Thunder Bluff and fish in the pond near Thunder Bluff's auction house until your skill reaches 165.

You will catch about 30 [Raw Brilliant Smallfish], 80 [Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper], and 35 [Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish].

Cooking

IMPORTANT: Before you leave to Western Plaguelands, go and buy [Recipe: Hot Lion Chops] from Zargh in Northern Barrens at the Crossroads.

Alliance

Travel to Stormwind City and Fish in the canals of Stormwind until your skill reaches 165. You should catch about 30 [Raw Brilliant Smallfish], 80 [Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper], and 35 [Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish].

Cooking

IMPORTANT: Before you leave to Western Plaguelands, go and buy [Recipe: Curiously Tasty Omelet] from Kendor Kabonka in Stormwind City.

Western Plaguelands (165-225) 

Go to Western Plaguelands. Fish inland open water from fishing skill 165 to 225.

You will catch about 60 [Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish], and about 60 [Raw Mithril Head Trout].

Cooking

Eastern Plaguelands (225-275)

Travel to Eastern Plaguelands and fish in any inland open water. You will catch about 35 [Raw Redgill], 10 [Raw Mithril Head Trout], and a combined total of 25 [Raw Nightfin Snapper] and/or [Raw Sunscale Salmon].

Cooking

  • 175 - 225

    Learn the recipe [Recipe: Mithril Head Trout], and cook all your Mithril Head Trout. Your cooking skill should rise to above 225.

Blasted Lands (275-300)

Go and find the portal trainers: Lexington Mortaim (Undercity) / Milstaff Stormeye (Ironforge). Use the Hellfire Peninsula portal near the portal trainer to teleport to Hellfire Peninsula, then go through the huge green Dark Portal behind you to go to Blasted Lands. (You need to be level 58 to use the portal, so you have to fly to Blasted Lands if you are lower level)

Fish in the lake at the Tainted Forest until you reach Fishing 300. You will probably catch enough [Raw Whitescale Salmon] to reach Cooking 300 aswell.

Cooking

  • 275 - 300

    Learn [Recipe: Baked Salmon] and cook Baked Salmon until your cooking skill reaches 300.

    Cook all your Raw Sunscale Salmon and Raw Nightfin Snapper if you are not at 275 yet.

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