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Wow Classic: Fishing Leveling Guide

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Wow Classic: Fishing Leveling Guide

We've put together a guide to Fishing in WoW Classic, with the goal of helping you quickly reach max skill. Fishing is a great compliment to Cooking, as your fish can be used in several recipes.

Wow Classic: Fishing Leveling Guide

Fishing is one of 12 Professions in World of Warcraft Classic, and one of three Secondary Professions. The easiest way to start learning Fishing is to simply talk to a guard in any Capital City. They will give you directions to a Fishing Trainer who will help you get started.

Why Choose Fishing?

Fishing isn't useful for every class in the game, as it's a Secondary Profession that provides cooking ingredients. It also requires patience; prospective Fishermen shouldn't be deterred and discouraged if they haul in grey items when they cast out their lines.

This Profession is perfectly suited to players with a calm disposition!

How Do You Make Money With Fishing?

There are three main ways of making money with your fishing rod.

  1. Cast your line in Schools of Deviate Fish. These fish can be caught in The Barrens or in Wailing Cavern. You can also make money from selling your catch to Alchemists, who need Deviates for their recipes.
  2. Catch Big-Mouth Clams. Some of them will contain one of four different kinds of pearls which can be sold at a high price. These Clams can mainly be caught in coastal zones.
  3. Fishing Stonescale Eels, which can prove extremely lucrative once mastered. You'll need to have 220 in Fishing to reel in these moneyspinners, but it's best to wait until you're well above this point, or to wear gear that gives you a passive boost to your Fishing skill before you try to catch them. They're guaranteed to sell well at the Auction House and can mostly be caught in Feralas or Stranglethorn Vale

Fishing Trainer Locations

Rank & Skill Level



Apprentice (Level 1-75)

Any Capital City

Any Capital City

Journeyman (Level 75-150)

Any Capital City

Any Capital City

Expert (Level 150-225)

AExpert Fishing - The Bass and You

sold by Old Man Heming in Booty Bay

Expert Fishing - The Bass and You

sold by Old Man Heming in Booty Bay

Artisan (Level 225-300)

Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme quest (Level 35)

given by Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Marsh

Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme quest (Level 35)

given by Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Marsh

How to Level your Fishing Skill

To level your Fishing, you should fish in any body of water you come across. There isn't really a defined way to level this Profession, but there are several areas that are great to fish in. Levelling is dependant on you reeling in fish or junk instead of being based on the level of the zone or the quality of your catch. Here are some simple steps to help ease your pathway to Fishing mastery.


Mulgore/ Elywnn Forest

Fish: Brilliant Smallfish

Alliance Fishng Spots: Crystal Lake

Horde Fishing Spots: Bloodhoof Village Lake

Elywnn Forest - World of Warcraft: Classic
Elywnn Forest
Mulgore - World of Warcraft: Classic


Orgimmar/Stormwind City

Fish: Longjaw Mud Snapper

Alliance Fishing Spot: Stormwind Canal

Horde Fishing Spot: Orgrimmar Pond

Stormwind - World of Warcraft: Classic
Orgrimmar - World of Warcraft: Classic


Hillsbrad Foothills

Fish: Bristle Whisker Catfish

Alliance Fishing Spot: East of Tarren Mill

Horde Fishing Spot: East of Tarren Mill

Hillsbrad Foothills - World of Warcraft: Classic
Hillsbrad Foothills


Desolace/Arathi Highlands

Fish: Mithril Head Trout

Alliance Fishing Spot: Lakes near Stormguard Keep

Horde Fishing Spot: Desolace

Arathi Highlands - World of Warcraft: Classic
Arathi Highlands
Desolace - World of Warcraft: Classic



Fish: Spotted Yellowtail

Hinterlands - World of Warcraft: Classic



Fish: Raw Sunscale Salmon

Felwood - World of Warcraft: Classic



Fish: Large Raw Mightfish

Azshara - World of Warcraft: Classic
WoW Classic: Profession Tier List

World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of professions to choose from, from crafting armour with Blacksmithing and Leatherworking to farming materials with Herbalism and Minning. With something for everyone, here is our Classic Profession tier list.

Written by Effylia, Translated from the French by Millenium.

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