Fishing is one of the most time-consuming but rewarding professions in WoW. It’s pretty awesome, it’s a lot of fun and there’s a lot of flavor in TBC. As a master fisherman, you can earn or catch numerous rare companion pets like Magical Crawdad and Toothy, you’ll also be able to catch fish that are used in important endgame cooking recipes like Huge Spotted Feltail for Fisherman’s Feast or Enormous Barbed Gill Trout for Hot Buttered Trout which are all really valuable raid consumables. You can also fish up gems, gear and fishing also provide reagents for other professions like Alchemy.
|Skill Required to Cast
||Skill Required to Stop Getaways
||Azuremyst Isle, Dun Morogh, Durotar, Elwynn Forest, Eversong Woods, Mulgore, Teldrassil, Trisfal Glades
||The Barrens, Blackfathom Deeps, Bloodmyst Isle, Darkshore, Darnassus, The Deadmines, Ghostlands, Ironforge, Loch Modan, Orgrimmar, Silverpine Forest, Stormwind City, Thunder Bluff, Undercity, The Wailing Caverns, Westfall
||Ashenvale, Duskwood, Hillsbrad Foothills, Redridge Mountains, Stonetalon Mountains, Westlands
||Alterac Mountains, Arathi Highlands, Desolance, Dustwallow Marsh, Scarlet Monastery, Strangelthorn Vale, Swamp of Sorrows, Thousand Needles
||Azshara, Felwood, Feralas, The Hinterlands, Maraudon, Moonglade, Stranglethorn Vale, Tanaris, The Temple of Atal’Hakkar, Un’Goro Crater, Western Plaguelands
||Hellfire Peninsula, Nagrand, Shadowmoon Valley
||Azshara, Burning Steppes, Deadwind Pass, Eastern Plaguelands, Feralas, Scholomance, Silithus, Stratholme, Winterspring, Zul’Aman, Zul’Gurub
||Terokkar Forest, Zangarmash West
||Nagrand (Lake Sunsping and Skysong Lake Only)
||Terokkar Forest (Blackwind Lake, Lake Ere’Noru, Lake Jorune, and Silmyr Lake)
This table will show you how much fishing skill you need to cast in certain zones and what skill you need to prevent the annoying “fish got away”. We’ve included all zones from skill 1 all the way to max. The biggest takeaway for TBC fishing from this graph is if you want to fish beyond the Dark Portal you’re going to need at least 280 fishing skills. When you head to Outland you can learn how to get your fishing past 300 from the book you buy from the Cenarion Refuge in Zangarmarsh. There are also fishing daily quests that reward you with a bag of fishing treasures which can give you a wide range of items and also some other fishing items that are kind of fun. Fishing, like first aid, doesn’t count toward your profession limit, so it’s worth picking up for all classes.