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WoW Classic: Best fishing spots for leveling and gold

Published: 25/Sep/2019 12:04 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 13:12

by Kamil Malinowski


Professions are a massive part of World of Warcraft Classic as they provide many powerful items, unique attribute boosts, and help earn gold. One profession is especially useful, fishing, and here’s how to master it.

WoW Classic professions are split into two categories, primary and secondary. A player can only learn two primaries but can master all three secondary professions.

Fishing falls into the secondary category, meaning there is no downside to learning it, while it provides multiple benefits. It can be difficult to know when and where to fish, so we have prepared a handy guide to help you on your way.


BlizzardWoW Classic’s fish can be used to make all sorts of items.

How to fish in WoW Classic

To start, you must learn the fishing skill. Apprentice fishing can be learned from a fishing trainer in any capital city and most of the starting towns in the world, such as Goldshire.

Once you have learned the skill you need to purchase a fishing Pole and you’re good to go. Simply find the nearest body of water and click your fishing skill to cast your line.

You’ll see a bobber, or float, appear in the water, and you will need to wait for it to splash around. When it splashes around all you need to do is right-click the bobber and you’ll reel in the fish.


BlizzardYou can fish in almost any body of water.

How to level up fishing in WoW Classic

Leveling up fishing in WoW Classic is fairly simple, all you need to do is fish in the correct zone for your fishing level.

All players start with a fishing level of one and can train it all the way to 300, with different zones becoming available at different skill levels.

As you advance your skill, you will need to venture to new zones, so to make things nice and easy for you, we have mapped out the fishing skill range for every zone in WoW Classic, that way you’ll always know the perfect place to advance your level.


BlizzardEvery zone and its fishing skill range in WoW Classic.

Best fishing poles and lures WoW Classic

If you’re struggling to catch fish or see the “your fish got away” error too often you may want to invest in a better fishing pole or attach a lure.

The basic fishing pole will often do the job, but if you want to increase your chance of catching a fish you can purchase a strong pole from any fishing merchant, or try to win the Arcanite version from the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza in Stranglethorn Vale’s Booty bay.

As for lures, they are all sold by fishing merchants and vary in price, with Shiny Baubles being the cheapest and weakest, while the Aquadynamic Fish Attractor is most expensive and strongest.


Now that you know everything there is to know about fishing in Wow classic, you can get out there, catch some fish and earn some gold!