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Fishing icon WoW Icon update.png Fishing (Profession)

This page details items obtained by fishing. There are many kinds of items that can be caught using the fishing skill, going far beyond the denizens of the deep. Containers holding long-lost loot, legendary monsters and even weapons and armor can be retrieved from the waters with enough patience, skill and time.

Fish

In WoW, some fished water (or lava) creatures are not fish in a biological sense, although most are fish. There are many kinds of fish that can be caught. Most fit a specific game function category; some fish overlap more than one category.

Fish listed on this page are caught by fishing, but some mobs, such as murlocs will drop some these same fish, and some vendors sell some of these same fish.

Some fish are only sold by vendors and cannot be caught by fishing. These are just like any other vended food, but have the food type 'fish' which matters mainly to hunters for their hunter pets.

Some fish, such as the Threshadons, are water mobs and are killed in combat, not fished. Mobs have a graphic model that can be interacted with. Fished items generally have no specific graphic representation until they are caught, then appear as an inventory icon.

Note that, in terms of the "Cooking Skill Required" as it appears in the tables below, each of these reflects the individualized cooking skill of the expansion that these fish were introduced in.

Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor

These fish can be caught in various areas around the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor. Slitherskin Mackerel can also be caught on the Lost Isles. The fish in the below table can be consumed raw or cooked with recipes in order to increase their benefits.

Name Item level Found in Use (raw) Required level to use (raw) Name (cooked) Cooking skill needed Use (cooked) Required level to use (cooked)
 [Raw Brilliant Smallfish] 5 Coastal and inland waters Restore 84 health over 15 sec. 0  [Brilliant Smallfish] 1 Restore 94 health over 18 sec. 1
 [Raw Slitherskin Mackerel] 5 Coastal and inland waters Restore 84 health over 15 sec. 0  [Slitherskin Mackerel] 1 Restore 94 health over 18 sec. 1
 [Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper] 5 Coastal and inland waters Restore 94 health over 18 sec. 5  [Longjaw Mud Snapper] 50 Restore 260 health over 21 sec. 5
 [Raw Rainbow Fin Albacore] 15 Coastal waters Restore 94 health over 18 sec. 5  [Rainbow Fin Albacore] 50 Restore 260 health over 21 sec. 5
 [Raw Loch Frenzy] 15 Loch Modan Restore 94 health over 18 sec. 5  [Loch Frenzy Delight] 50 Restore 260 health over 21 sec. 5
 [Raw Sagefish] 20 Inland waters Restore 162 health and 328 mana over 21 sec. 10  [Smoked Sagefish] 120 Restore 205 health and 310 mana over 21 sec. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating, you become well fed and gain 2 mana every 5 sec. for 15 min. 10
 [Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish] 25 Coastal and inland waters Restore 260 health over 21 sec. 15  [Bristle Whisker Catfish] 100 Restore 331 health over 24 sec. 15
 [Raw Greater Sagefish] 30 Inland waters Restore 432 health and 672 mana over 21 sec. 30  [Sagefish Delight] 175 Restore 573 health and 310 mana over 21 sec. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating, you become well fed and gain 6 mana every 5 sec. for 15 min. 30
 [Raw Mithril Head Trout] 35 Inland waters Restore 331 health over 24 sec. 25  [Mithril Head Trout] 175 Restore 1240 health over 25 sec. 25
 [Raw Rockscale Cod] 35 Coastal waters Restore 331 health over 24 sec. 25  [Rockscale Cod] 175 Restore 1240 health over 25 sec. 25
 [Raw Sunscale Salmon] 35 Inland waters (Moonglade; Eastern Plaguelands; Blasted Lands); only during daytime Restore 1240 health over 25 sec. 35  [Poached Sunscale Salmon] 250 Restore 983 health over 27 sec. Also restores 1 health every 5 sec. for 10 min. 35
 [Raw Nightfin Snapper] 35 Inland waters (Moonglade; Eastern Plaguelands; Blasted Lands); only during nighttime Restore 1240 health over 25 sec. 35  [Nightfin Soup] 250 Restore 983 health over 27 sec. Also restores 8 mana every 5 sec. for 10 min. 35
 [Raw Glossy Mightfish] 35 Coastal waters (Tanaris; Thousand Needles; Azshara) Restore 1240 health over 25 sec. 35  [Cooked Glossy Mightfish] 250 Restore 869 health over 27 sec. Also increases your Stamina by 8 for 10 min. 35
 [Large Raw Mightfish] 45 Coastal waters (Swamp of Sorrows; Blasted Lands) Restore 1218 health over 30 sec. 45  [Mightfish Steak] 300 Restore 4410 health over 30 sec. Also increases your Stamina by 8 for 10 min. 45
 [Winter Squid] 35 Coastal waters (Swamp of Sorrows; Blasted Lands; Tanaris; Darkmoon Island) Restore 1240 health over 25 sec. 35  [Grilled Squid] 240 Restores 869 health over 27 sec. If you eat for 10 sec. you will gain 8 Agility for 10 min. 35
 [Raw Summer Bass] 45 Coastal waters (Swamp of Sorrows; Blasted Lands; Azshara; Thousand Needles) Restore 1240 health over 25 sec. 35  [Hot Smoked Bass] 265 Restores 724 health over 27 sec. If you eat for 10 sec. you will gain 2 Stamina and Versatility for 15 min. 35
 [Raw Redgill] 45 Inland waters Restore 1240 health over 25 sec. 35  [Filet of Redgill] 225 Restores 1218 health over 30 sec. 35
 [Raw Spotted Yellowtail] 45 Coastal waters Restore 1240 health over 25 sec. 35  [Spotted Yellowtail] 225 Restores 1218 health over 30 sec. 35
 [Darkclaw Lobster] 55 Coastal waters Restore 1218 health over 25 sec. 45  [Lobster Stew] 275 Restores 2220 health over 30 sec. 45
 [Raw Whitescale Salmon] 55 Inland waters Restore 1218 health over 25 sec. 45  [Baked Salmon] 300 Restores 2220 health over 30 sec. 45
 [Crescent-Tail Skullfish] 65 Deadwind Pass n/a n/a  [Skullfish Soup] 35 (Outland) Restore 7668 mana over 30 sec. If you eat for 10 sec. gain 12 Critical Strike and Versatility for 30 min. 70

These are seasonal fish; the Winter Squid can only be caught from Sep. 23 to March 20. The Summer Bass can only be caught from March 20 to Sep. 23.

The fish below can mostly be consumed for food, giving similar benefits to those in the above table. Many of them are also part of Alchemy recipes or give unique, non-health effects.

Name Item level Found in Use Required level to Use
 [Sickly Looking Fish] 5 Blackfathom Deeps; Tirisfal Glades (inland); the Ruins of Lordaeron; Undercity Restores 84 health over 15 sec. 0
 [Oil Covered Fish] 5 Inland Oil Spills; water in or under oil platforms (The Sludge Fen) Restores 94 health over 18 sec. 0
 [Darkshore Grouper] 5 Coast of Darkshore (Auberdine) Restores 260 health over 21 sec. 5
 [Oily Blackmouth] 15 Stranglethorn; Darkshore; Azshara; Westfall; Wetlands; Eastern Plaguelands Used by Alchemists to create  [Blackmouth Oil]. n/a
 [Firefin Snapper] 25 Stranglethorn; Tanaris; Azshara; Westfall; Wetlands; Dustwallow Marsh Used by Alchemists to create  [Fire Oil]. n/a
 [Deviate Fish] 15 Northern Barrens (Wailing Caverns) "Eat me."

Also reagent for  [Elixir of Giant Growth] and  [Savory Deviate Delight].

0
 [Threshadon Fang] 16 Dustwallow Marsh (Theramore) Grey-quality weapon; vendor trash. Also drops from a number of mobs worldwide. 11
 [Lightning Eel] 45 Moonglade; Eastern Plaguelands; Deadwind Pass; Feralas; Un'Goro Crater; Winterspring; Felwood; Badlands; Swamp of Sorrows Used for the  [Stormchops] cooking recipe n/a
 [Giant Sunfish] 70 Isle of Quel'Danas Restores 10338 health over 30 sec. 70

Outlands

Name Item level Found in Use (raw) Required level to use (raw) Name (cooked) Cooking skill needed Use (cooked) Required level to use (cooked)
 [Barbed Gill Trout] 60 Deadwind Pass; Zangarmarsh; Terokkar Forest; Nagrand; Hellfire Peninsula n/a n/a  [Blackened Trout] 1 Restore 7386 health over 30 sec. 55
 [Barbed Gill Trout] 60 Deadwind Pass; Zangarmarsh; Terokkar Forest; Nagrand; Hellfire Peninsula n/a n/a  [Stewed Trout] 20 Restore 12156 health over 30 sec. 70
 [Enormous Barbed Gill Trout] 60 Nagrand; Terokkar Forest; Zangarmarsh n/a n/a  [Hot Buttered Trout] (2) 50 Restores 4200 health and 4034 mana over 30 sec. 65
 [Spotted Feltail] 60 Terokkar Forest; Zangarmarsh n/a n/a  [Feltail Delight] 20 Restores 3732 health over 30 sec. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating you will become well fed and gain 5 Stamina and Versatility for 30 min. 55
 [Huge Spotted Feltail] 60 Terokkar Forest; Zangarmarsh n/a n/a  [Fisherman's Feast] (6) 75 Restore 4200 health over 30. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating you will become well fed and gain 7 Stamina and Versatility for 30 min. 65
 [Zangarian Sporefish] 60 Zangarmarsh n/a n/a  [Blackened Sporefish] 30 Restore 3732 health over 30 sec. If you spent at least 10 sec. eating you will become well fed and gain 11 Stamina and 8 Mana every 5 sec. for 30 min. 55
 [Figluster's Mudfish] 60 Nagrand n/a n/a  [Grilled Mudfish] 40 Restores 4200 health over 30 sec. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating you will become well fed and gain 7 Agility and Versatility for 30 min. 55
 [Golden Darter] 60 Terokkar Forest; Zangarmarsh n/a n/a  [Golden Fish Sticks] 45 Restores 4200 health over 30 sec. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating you will become well fed and increase Spell Power and Versatility by 7 for 30 min. 55
 [Icefin Bluefish] 60 Nagrand n/a n/a  [Poached Bluefish] 40 Restores 4200 health over 30 sec. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating you will become well fed and increase Spell Power and Versatility by 7 for 30 min. 55
 [Furious Crawdad] 60 Terokkar Forest n/a n/a  [Spicy Crawdad] 70 Restores 4200 health over 30 sec. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating you will become well fed and increase Stamina and Versatility by 7 for 30 min. 55

A number of interesting grey-quality items can also be fished up in the Outlands, most of them in Zangarmarsh:

Name Item level Found in Use Required level
 [Felblood Snapper] 60 Shadowmoon Valley; Hellfire Peninsula Vendor trash (8Copper.png); food for hunter pets n/a
 [Steam Pump Debris] 70 Zangarmarsh (Steam Pump Flotsam) Vendor trash (50Silver.png) n/a
 [Goldenscale Vendorfish] 70 Zangarmarsh; Terokkar Forest; Nagrand Vendor trash (6Gold.png) n/a
 [Broken Engine Part] 70 Zangarmarsh (Steam Pump Flotsam) Vendor trash (10Gold.png) n/a

Mr. Pinchy

A unique fishing experience awaits adventurers in the Terokkar Forest. Highland Mixed Schools have a small chance of providing the rare  [Mr. Pinchy] item. Much like the uncertainty of every cast that may have led to the new owner of this item finding it, Pinchy will provide a different effect upon use; each one of these items have three charges. The possible results are:

  • Mr. Pinchy's Blessing: Provides the user 500 extra health for two hours.
  • Furious Mr. Pinchy: Summons an enraged monolithic Pinchy that will attack the player! Be careful!
  • Benevolent Mr. Pinchy: Summons a kind Pinchy that will fight by your side for a limited time.
  •  [Mr. Pinchy's Gift]: A package that contains a number of potions.
  • Magical Crawdad Box: The rarest of the five results, this box teaches the user how to summon the Magical Crawdad pet!

Dalaran

Fountains and Violet Hold moats

Name Item level Use Required level
 [Half Full Bottle of Prison Moonshine] 1 "Also useful for removing paint." (Vendor trash.) 1
 [Half Empty Bottle of Prison Moonshine] 1 "Also useful for removing paint." (Vendor trash.) 1
 [Bent Fishing Hook] 1 "Looks like someone tried to fish in this fountain. Who would do such a thing?" (Vendor trash.) 1
 [Partially Eaten Fish] 1 "Small tooth marks can be seen on the carcass." (Vendor trash.) 1
 [Shimmering Minnow] 70 Restore 7386 health over 30 sec. 70
 [Slippery Eel] 70 Restore 7386 health over 30 sec. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating you will become well fed and gain 9 Dodge for 60 min. 70
 [Fountain Goldfish] (Northrend only) 70 Restores 10338 health over 30 sec. 70
 [Bloodied Prison Shank] 80 A grey-quality weapon. "The business end of this shank looks like profits were high this year." 70
Big Fountain Goldfish (Broken Isles only) 100 Restores 5% of health every 1 sec for 20 sec. (Does not work over level 110.) 100

Sewers

Name Item level Use Required level
 [Drowned Rat] 1 "Looks like falling in the soup pot did not work out so well this time." (Vendor trash.) n/a
 [Partially Rusted File] 1 "The file has a slight green tinge to it." (Vendor trash.) n/a
 [Emblem of Margoss] (Broken Isles only) 1 Teleports the caster to Margoss's Retreat (see below). n/a
 [Giant Sewer Rat] 1 Teaches you how to summon this companion. n/a
 [Sewer Carp] 70 Restore 7386 health over 30 sec. 70
 [Magic Eater] 70 Restore 6096 health over 30 sec. If you spend at least 10 sec. eating you aren't real sure what will happen. 80

Margoss' Retreat

The above-mentioned Emblem of Margoss will teleport the user to a small floating island near Dalaran. There players can find the eccentric Conjurer Margoss and his despondent familiar Blythe. The former has forsaken his commitment to the Kirin Tor in favor of focusing his favorite hobby: fishing! Should they choose to do so, players can join him, fishing from the small pond he lords over:

Name Item level Use Required level
 [Drowned Mana] 1 Unique (100). These items serve as currency with Margoss, allowing those fishing at his pond to buy rare and unique goods from him, including the adorable Trashy and the  [Brinedeep Bottom-Feeder] mount! n/a
 [Mark of Aquaos] 100 Toss the mark back into the water at Margoss' Retreat. This will summon the power and deranged water elemental Aquaos, who players must defeat to cause a brief period wherein all casts will hook Drowned Mana. 98
Big Fountain Goldfish 100 Restores 5% of health every 1 sec for 20 sec. (Does not work over level 110.) 100
 [Silver Mackerel] 101 Crafting reagent for a number of cooking recipes (see Broken Isles section). n/a

Alchemic fish

Some fish are used in Alchemy to create potions and oils. Alchemic fish have the item type and subtype Trade Goods, Other, except Deviate Fish is a Consumable, Food & Drink.

Name Item
Level
Found
In
Alchemic
Product
Alchemy
Skill
Needed
Number
of Fish
Required
Number
of Bottles
Produced
Other Reagents
Required
Bottle Type Product Use
 [Oily Blackmouth] 15 Mostly coastal waters, but also inland lakes  [Blackmouth Oil] 80 2 1 (none) Empty Vial Ingredient
 [Deviate Fish] 18 The Barrens; oases and the Wailing Caverns  [Elixir of Giant Growth] 90 1 1 One  [Earthroot] Empty Vial End Product
 [Firefin Snapper] 25 Coastal waters  [Fire Oil] 130 2 1 (none) Empty Vial Ingredient
 [Stonescale Eel] 50 Coastal waters  [Stonescale Oil] 250 1 1 (none) Leaded Vial Ingredient
 [Pygmy Suckerfish] 70 Northrend Waters  [Pygmy Oil] 375 1 1 - 2 (none) (none) Ingredient, Cosmetic Effect Potion
 [Glassfin Minnow] 70 Crystalsong Forest Waters  [Ethereal Oil] 380 2 1 (none) (none) Ingredient, Cosmetic Effect Potion
 [Albino Cavefish] 70 Deepholm  [Deepstone Oil] 470 1 1 - 2 (none) (none) Ingredient
 [Spinefish] 87 Sha-Touched waters  [Desecrated Oil] 550 3 2 (none) (none) Ingredient, Cosmetic Effect Potion

Quest fish

Some fish are the object of a quest. They may or may not have other uses, and may appear in other sections of this page detailing that use.

The quest fish that are only used in a quest are typically a quest item type, and can only be caught while you are doing the quest. These will also typically have no vend value. Red Snapper, a typical quest item type quest fish, cannot be fed to a cat hunter pet that eats fish.

Some of these quests are repeatable. The quest fish for repeatable quests are typically not a quest type item and can be caught, traded, and vended normally.

 [Speckled Tastyfish] are the object of the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza fishing competition, and disappear from all players' inventory four hours after the competition, so that each week's competition starts with zero fish already caught. The secondary 'quest' for these fish is a special turn-in to redeem these fish for cash before they disappear.

Name Needed For Fished In Quest Reward
 [Red Snapper](10) A [6] Red Snapper - Very Tasty! Azuremyst Isle  [Fishing Pole] and  [Shiny Bauble] Note: This Quest is completed by net-fishing instead of line-fishing, using the provided  [Draenei Fishing Net].
 [Darkshore Grouper] A [14] The Family and the Fishing Pole Auberdine Blump Family Fishing Pole.
 [Spotted Sunfish] A [21] Selling Fish Redridge Mountains  [Murloc Fin Soup] Cooking recipe. Note that this fish may also be found as loot when killing the murlocs that live nearby.
 [Feralas Ahi] N Fishing [45] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme - (need all four fish) Feralas Raise Fishing Skill Cap from 225 to 300 - (need all four fish) (See Note)
 [Misty Reed Mahi Mahi] N Fishing [45] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme - (need all four fish) Swamp of Sorrows Raise Fishing Skill Cap from 225 to 300 - (need all four fish) (See Note)
 [Sar'theris Striker] N Fishing [45] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme - (need all four fish) Desolace Raise Fishing Skill Cap from 225 to 300 - (need all four fish) (See Note)
 [Savage Coast Blue Sailfin] N Fishing [45] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme - (need all four fish) Stranglethorn Vale Raise Fishing Skill Cap from 225 to 300 - (need all four fish) (See Note)
 [Brownell's Blue Striped Racer] N Fishing [120] Rare Fish - Brownell's Blue Striped Racer Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza  [Nat Pagle's Extreme Anglin' Boots]
 [Dezian Queenfish] N Fishing [120] Rare Fish - Dezian Queenfish Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza  [High Test Eternium Fishing Line]
 [Keefer's Angelfish] N Fishing [120] Rare Fish - Keefer's Angelfish Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza  [Lucky Fishing Hat]
 [Speckled Tastyfish] N Fishing [120] Grand Prize - (competition winner) Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza  [Arcanite Fishing Pole] or  [Hook of the Master Angler]
 [Speckled Tastyfish] N Fishing [120] Apprentice Angler - (after-competition turn-ins) Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza 1g 12s per 5 fishes (updated with patch 2.3)
 [Bloated Barbed Gill Trout] N Fishing [70 Daily] Shrimpin' Ain't Easy In Zangarmarsh lakes This container fish yields  [Giant Freshwater Shrimp]
 [Giant Freshwater Shrimp] N Fishing [70 Daily] Shrimpin' Ain't Easy Zangarmarsh, inside  [Bloated Barbed Gill Trout]  [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
 [Blackfin Darter] N Fishing [70 Daily] Bait Bandits Rivers in Terokkar Forest  [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
 [World's Largest Mudfish] N Fishing [70 Daily] The One That Got Away In the lakes of Nagrand  [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
 [Monstrous Felblood Snapper] N Fishing [70 Daily] Felblood Fillet In the waters of Hellfire Peninsula and Shadowmoon Valley  [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
 [Baby Crocolisk] N Fishing [70 Daily] Crocolisks in the City In Stormwind or Orgrimmar  [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
(Chance to get one of four baby crocolisk small pets in the bag)
 [Tasty Reef Fish] N [71 Daily] The Way to His Heart... - (Fished using Net. Fishing skill not required.) Howling Fjord 500 Kalu'ak Rep
 [Phantom Ghostfish] N Fishing [80 Daily] The Ghostfish In River's HeartSholazar Basin  [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
 [Bloated Slippery Eel] N Fishing [80 Daily] Monsterbelly Appetite The Frozen Sea  [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
 [Terrorfish] N Fishing [80 Daily] Dangerously Delicious Wintergrasp  [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
 [Bloodtooth Frenzy] N Fishing [80 Daily] Blood is Thicker Borean Tundra  [Bag of Fishing Treasures]
 [Crystal Bass] A [120 Daily] Diggin' For Worms Stormwind City +2 Fishing Skill and  [Bag of Shiny Things] Note: To catch the Bass you will need to collect a special  [Overgrown Earthworm] Lure for your line.
 [Violet Perch] (5) A [120 Daily] Thunder Falls Elwynn Forest +1 Fishing Skill and  [Bag of Shiny Things]
 [Royal Monkfish] A [120 Daily] Big Gulp Stormwind City +1 Fishing Skill and  [Bag of Shiny Things] Note: Royal Monkfish is a container that has a chance of containing the  [Precious Locket] item to complete the quest. †
 [Rock Lobster] (6) A [120 Daily] Rock Lobster Stormwind City +1 Fishing Skill and  [Bag of Shiny Things]
 [Giant Furious Pike] H Fishing [120 Daily] A Furious Catch Southfury River,Durotar +1 Fishing Skill and  [Bag of Shiny Things]
 [Gigantic Catfish] (5) A Cooking [120 Daily] A Fisherman's Feast Stormwind City +1 Cooking Skill and [Chef's Award] Note: This Quest is completed by collecting the fish from barrels near the Stormwind Fishermen. It does not actually use fishing!
 [Silver Goby] N Fishing [120 Daily] Who Knew Fish Liked Eggs? Krasarang Wilds 11g 40s 1 Lesser Charm of Good Fortune 5 Valor Points and +1 Fishing

Special Notes:

Trophy fish

See main article.

Certain uncommon fish can be caught which can be wielded in the off hand, with the exception of the trophy groupers and trophy lobsters which can not. Equipping the trophy fish in the off-hand will not show the fish on the character, but if the trophy fish is equipped, typing 'z' to show the wielded weapons will show the trophy fish.

Trophy fish are wieldable objects, they do not stack in your inventory. Each takes a slot, except see the wieldable cooking ingredient fish, which do stack.

These fish include the following:

Sizes Sizes Sizes Sizes
Mud
Snappers
 [10 Pound Mud Snapper]
 [12 Pound Mud Snapper]
 [15 Pound Mud Snapper]
Catfishes  [17 Pound Catfish]
 [19 Pound Catfish]
 [22 Pound Catfish]
 [26 Pound Catfish]
 [32 Pound Catfish]
Redgills  [34 Pound Redgill]
 [37 Pound Redgill]
 [42 Pound Redgill]
 [45 Pound Redgill]
 [49 Pound Redgill]
 [52 Pound Redgill]
Groupers  [40 Pound Grouper]
 [47 Pound Grouper]
 [53 Pound Grouper]
 [59 Pound Grouper]
 [68 Pound Grouper]
Sizes Sizes Sizes
Salmons  [15 Pound Salmon]
 [18 Pound Salmon]
 [22 Pound Salmon]
 [25 Pound Salmon]
 [29 Pound Salmon]
 [32 Pound Salmon]
Mightfishes  [70 Pound Mightfish]
 [85 Pound Mightfish]
 [92 Pound Mightfish]
 [103 Pound Mightfish]
Lobsters  [7 Pound Lobster]
 [9 Pound Lobster]
 [12 Pound Lobster]
 [15 Pound Lobster]
 [19 Pound Lobster]
 [21 Pound Lobster]
 [22 Pound Lobster]

These bind on pickup and cannot be traded, and are very rare (estimated roughly 0.1% of catches in their respective locations.)

The quest fish  [Feralas Ahi] can be wielded in the off-hand as a trophy fish, but the Feralas Ahi can only be caught when you are on the quest, the fish has the unique property, so you can only have one, and the fish must be turned in to complete the N Fishing [45] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme quest which grants artisan level fishing skill, raising the fishing skill cap from 225 to 300, so most people who catch it will prefer to turn it in than to display it. It can be used as a trophy fish while you are on the quest.

Mr. Pinchy

This very rare fish has a few magic effects. He binds on pickup. You'll need flight capability to even try to obtain him.  [Mr. Pinchy] has three wish charges with one of five possibilities.

  • Mr.Pinchy's Blessing
500 Health for 2 hours
  • Furious Mr.Pinchy
Summons a Giant Pinchy Crawdad that will attack you
  • Benevolent Mr.Pinchy
Summons a Giant Pinchy Crawdad that will fight with you
Contains 4-5  [Super Healing Potion] or  [Super Mana Potion]
Teaches the Companion Pet Magical Crawdad

Containers

Several kinds of containers can be fished.

Containers must be opened in order to loot the contents. After the container is fully looted, the container disappears. Except Clams (since patch 3.0.2) containers do not stack in your inventory, each takes a slot. Looting them can often save space since the loot will often stack.

If a container looks empty, but does not disappear, it still contains an item that you cannot see. Often the item is a [Weather-Beaten Journal], which is not visible to you once you have learned the skill it grants. These containers can be sold to other players who need the Weather-Beaten Journal.

Container fish

The Bloated variety of container fish are exceptionally rare fish caught in the same waters of their non-bloated counterparts (with the exception of the Giant Sunfish and the Barbed Gill Trout; the trout being a quest fish). They all can be caught in the same area as the non-bloated variety, but are only containers; they can't be used as food and disappear after they are opened. A few of these fish are part of fishing quests and require catching and opening to obtain the quest objectives.

Name Item
Level
Frequent contents & quest items
 [Royal Monkfish] 1  [Precious Locket],  [Slimy Ring],  [Set of Rusty Keys]
 [Stendel's Bane] 1  [Brilliant Smallfish],  [Bright Baubles],  [Nightcrawlers],  [Reinforced Fishing Line],  [Stendel's Wedding Band]
 [Bloated Slippery Eel]  [Severed Arm],  [Partially Digested Meat]
 [Bloated Smallfish] 5  [Malachite],  [Tigerseye]
 [Bloated Mud Snapper] 15  [Malachite],  [Tigerseye],  [Shadowgem],  [Moss Agate]
 [Bloated Oily Blackmouth] 15  [Malachite],  [Tigerseye],  [Shadowgem],  [Moss Agate]
 [Bloated Catfish] 25  [Moss Agate],  [Lesser Moonstone]
 [Bloated Rockscale Cod] 35  [Citrine]
 [Bloated Trout] 35  [Lesser Moonstone],  [Citrine],  [Jade]
 [Bloated Mightfish] 45
 [Bloated Redgill] 45  [Aquamarine],  [Citrine],  [Star Ruby]
 [Bloated Salmon] 55  [Large Opal],  [Blue Sapphire],  [Huge Emerald],  [Azerothian Diamond]
 [Bloated Giant Sunfish] 70  [Seaweed],  [Mostly Digested Fish],  [Luminous Bluetail]
 [Bloated Barbed Gill Trout] 60  [Giant Freshwater Shrimp],  [Partially Digested Weeds]

Clams

Various Clams can be fished and should be opened for clam meats and occasional pearls. With the release of patch 3.0, clams are now stackable save for the  [Brooding Darkwater Clam]; this is a rarer catch and was inserted into the game as a result of this post: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=9957005708&pageNo=2&sid=1#32

Venture Company crates

These infrequently-found non-locked Venture Company crates are labeled "Venture Company Supplies" and always contain a small quantity of engineering supplies such as  [Rough Blasting Powder],  [Iron Strut], etc.

Trunks & Crates

These boxes may also contain the  [Weather-Beaten Journal] which is used to learn [Find Fish].

Name Item
Level
Frequent Contents
 [Tightly Sealed Trunk] 15  [Bolt of Linen Cloth],  [Bolt of Woolen Cloth],  [Light Leather],  [Medium Leather], uncommon quality items
 [Watertight Trunk] 15  [Bolt of Silk Cloth],  [Bolt of Woolen Cloth],  [Heavy Leather],  [Medium Leather], uncommmon quality items
 [Iron Bound Trunk] 25  [Bolt of Silk Cloth],  [Bolt of Mageweave],  [Thick Leather], uncommon quality gear.
 [Mithril Bound Trunk] 35  [Bolt of Mageweave],  [Bolt of Runecloth],  [Rugged Leather],  [Thick Leather], uncommon quality items
 [Curious Crate] 60  [Fel Iron Ore],  [Knothide Leather Scraps],  [Netherweave Cloth]
 [Heavy Supply Crate] 60  [Handful of Fel Iron Bolts],  [White Smoke Flare],  [Elemental Blasting Powder],  [Fel Iron Ore]
 [Reinforced Crate] 70  [Cobalt Ore],  [Borean Leather Scraps],  [Frostweave Cloth]

Locked chests

These infrequently-found chests are locked and can be opened by a rogue or blacksmith and/or engineer. These chests have rather disappointing contents compared to the Trunks routinely fished from Floating Wreckage.

Name Item
Level
Lockpicking
Skill
Frequent Contents
 [Small Locked Chest]
20
1
 [Bolt of Woolen Cloth],  [Bolt of Silk Cloth],  [Medium Leather],  [Heavy Leather], gray quality items
 [Sturdy Locked Chest]
30
70
 [Bolt of Woolen Cloth],  [Bolt of Silk Cloth],  [Medium Leather],  [Heavy Leather], gray quality items
 [Ironbound Locked Chest]
45
175
 [Bolt of Mageweave],  [Bolt of Silk Cloth],  [Thick Leather],  [Heavy Leather], gray quality items
 [Reinforced Locked Chest]
55
250
 [Bolt of Mageweave],  [Thick Leather],  [Rugged Leather], gray quality items

Other

 [Message in a Bottle] are infrequently found from ocean fishing in zones of level 20-40. Contents may include:

 [Inscribed Scrollcase], found in Outland, contains scrolls.

Other objects

Potions

Various common potions are occasionally caught while fishing.

Rumsey Rums

Several varieties of Rumsey Rum brand alcoholic beverage are occasionally caught while fishing from Floating Wreckage. In addition to getting you drunk, these provide a stamina buff.

Crafting ingredients

Several items generally obtained through other means can also occasionally turn up while fishing.

Elemental goods

These drop from various elementals, but can also be fished. Azshara sometimes has Patch of Elemental Water Pools that will spawn, and Nagrand will sometimes have Pure Water Pools. These pools have an increased rate of elemental water catches.

Weapons and armor

Various weapon items or armor items are occasionally caught while fishing. This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive list, but only a list of those items that you can ONLY obtain via fishing. The Crushfish, Strongfish and Herring have the added benefit of looking like fish as you wield them. (Refer to Foodfight for other weapons that look like food)

Weapons and armor unique to fishing:

Fishing equipment

  • The  [Darkwood Fishing Pole], an extremely rare +15 fishing pole, can only be obtained by fishing. If you can find one, it fills a void in the fishing pole progression. Do not expect to find one in the auction house.
  • Although not obtained directly through fishing, the  [Bone Fishing Pole] and  [Jeweled Fishing Pole] can rarely be found in  [Bag of Shiny Things], which are rewards from daily fishing quests.
  • The  [Weather-Beaten Journal] can only be obtained by fishing. It is not fished directly but is fished in box-like containers. It is not equipment used while fishing, but rather teaches a skill useful for fishing - tracking fishing nodes on your mini-map.

Vendor Quality Items

Various Vendor trash items can be caught while fishing.

The mechanics of fishing skill level were changed significantly in patch 3.1. Prior to 3.1, each zone had a minimum skill requirement to be able to cast in that zone, and a cap where you achieved a 100% catch rate in that zone. In between there was a chance your fish could "get away"; you would catch nothing and receive no skill-up for that cast.

As of 3.1, there is no longer a minimum skill requirement to fish in any zone, and all casts will catch something and award a chance for a skill-up. However, if your skill level is too low for a zone, you will catch mostly junk items. The skill level required to guarantee "no junk" catches is equivalent to the old "no get away" level.

The following list of "junk" items are specific to fishing:

† The Old Teamster's Skull is a reference to real-life Teamster Jimmy Hoffa, who famously went missing.

Quest items

Some fished items are the object of a quest. These are typically a quest item type, are only used in that quest, and can only be caught while you are doing the quest. These will typically have no vend value, but note that 'Strange Engine Part' can be caught outside the quest (since it starts the quest) and vends for 1g. The quest is repeatable, although you can only have one active quest at a time.

Name Needed For Number
Needed
Fished In Quest Reward
 [Electropeller] A Fishing [12] Electropellers 12 Darkshore 20 x  [Aquadynamic Fish Lens]
 [Gaffer Jack] A Fishing [12] Gaffer Jacks 8 Darkshore 2s 50c
 [Strange Engine Part] A Fishing [60] Strange Engine Part 1 (starts quest) Steam Pump Flotsam nodes in Zangarmarsh 2g 95s
(additional units can be vended)

Raid boss

See also

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