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This page details items obtained by fishing. There are many kinds of items that can be caught using the fishing skill; fish, containers, and other objects.

FishEdit

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.

Some fish, such as the Loch Modan [Loch Frenzy], can be both fished or hunted as water mobs.

Normal fishEdit

Normal fish are the most frequently caught. They are a free source of food and skillups for cooking, although they do not provide buffs like some other cooked foods. If you're able to heal yourself or have a reliable supply of bandages, you probably won't need to bother keeping the normal fish you catch, unless you are a hunter with a fish eating pet. If you do not need the cooking skill-up, note that cooked fish generally sell for a higher price to a vendor, while in the auction house, raw fish often carry a premium.

The raw fish have the item type and subtype Trade Goods, Meat. This is where you will find them in the auction house. This is true even for the ones that can be consumed raw. The cooked fish have the item type and subtype Consumables, Food.

Name (Raw) Item
Level
Found
In
Use (Raw) Required
Level
to Use
(Raw)
Name (Cooked) Cooking
Skill
Needed
Use (Cooked) Required
Level
to Use
(Cooked)
Inv misc fish 08 [Raw Brilliant Smallfish] 5 Inland waters Restores 30 health over 15 sec. 0 Inv misc fish 07 [Brilliant Smallfish] 1 Restores 61 health over 18 sec. 0
Inv misc fish 24 [Raw Slitherskin Mackerel] 5 Coastal waters Restores 30 health over 15 sec. 1 Inv misc fish 24 [Slitherskin Mackerel] 1 Restores 61 health over 18 sec. 0
Inv misc fish 28 [Sickly Looking Fish] 5 Blackfathom Deeps
and inland waters in Tirisfal Glades,
the Ruins of Lordaeron, and the Undercity
Restores 30 health over 15 sec. 0 (none) (n/a) (none) (n/a)
Inv misc fish 32 [Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper] 15 Inland waters Restores 61 health over 18 sec. 5 Inv misc fish 32 [Longjaw Mud Snapper] 50 Restores 243 health over 21 sec. 5
Inv misc fish 25 [Raw Rainbow Fin Albacore] 15 Coastal waters Restores 61 health over 18 sec. 5 Inv misc fish 27 [Rainbow Fin Albacore] 50 Restores 243 health over 21 sec. 5
Inv misc fish 03 [Raw Loch Frenzy] 15 Loch Modan only Restores 61 health over 18 sec. 5 Inv potion 01 [Loch Frenzy Delight] 50 Restores 243 health over 21 sec. 5
Inv misc monsterhead 02 [Oil Covered Fish] 15 Inland Oil Spills Restores 61 health over 18 sec. 5 (none) (n/a) (none) (n/a)
Inv misc fish 26 [Darkshore Grouper] 15 Coastal Auberdine in Darkshore Restores 243 health over 21 sec.
and is also a quest fish
5 (none) (n/a) (none) (n/a)
Inv misc fish 30 [Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish] 25 Inland waters Restores 243 health over 21 sec. 15 Inv misc fish 30 [Bristle Whisker Catfish] 100 Restores 552 health over 24 sec. 15
Inv misc fish 02 [Raw Mithril Head Trout] 35 Inland waters Restores 552 health over 24 sec. 25 Inv misc fish 02 [Mithril Head Trout] 175 Restores 874 health over 27 sec. 25
Inv misc fish 04 [Raw Rockscale Cod] 35 Coastal waters Restores 552 health over 24 sec. 25 Inv misc fish 04 [Rockscale Cod] 175 Restores 874 health over 27 sec. 25
Inv misc fish 06 [Raw Redgill] 45 Inland waters Restores 874 health over 27 sec. 35 Inv misc fish 06 [Filet of Redgill] 225 Restores 1392 health over 30 sec. 35
Inv misc fish 01 [Raw Spotted Yellowtail] 45 Coastal waters Restores 874 health over 27 sec. 35 Inv misc fish 01 [Spotted Yellowtail] 225 Restores 1392 health over 30 sec. 35
Inv misc fish 20 [Raw Whitescale Salmon] 55 Inland waters Restores 1392 health over 30 sec. 45 Inv misc fish 20 [Baked Salmon] 275 Restores 2148 health over 30 sec. 45
Inv misc fish 14 [Darkclaw Lobster] 55 Coastal waters Restores 1392 health over 30 sec. 45 Inv drink 17 [Lobster Stew] 275 Restores 2148 health over 30 sec. 45
Inv misc fish 37 [Barbed Gill Trout] 60 Inland waters (none) (n/a) Inv misc food 77 [Blackened Trout] 300 Restores 4320 health over 30 sec. 55
Inv misc fish 37 [Barbed Gill Trout] (again) 60 Inland waters (none) (n/a) Inv misc food 64 [Stewed Trout] 300 Restores 7500 health over 30 sec. 65
Inv misc fish 37 [Enormous Barbed Gill Trout] 60 Inland waters Trophy
Fish
0 Inv misc food 76 [Hot Buttered Trout] 300 Restores 7500 health
and 7200 mana over 30 sec.
65
Inv misc fish 03 [Giant Sunfish] 55 Isle of Quel'Danas Restores 7500 health over 30 sec 0 (none) (none)
Inv misc fish 58 [Fountain Goldfish] 65 Dalaran Fountain Restores 7500 health over 30 sec 0 (none) (none)
Inv misc fish 31 [Sewer Carp] 70 Dalaran Restores 13200 health over 30 sec 0 (none) (none)
Inv misc fish 08 [Shimmering Minnow] 70 Dalaran Restores 13200 health over 30 sec 0 (none) (none)
Inv misc fish 57 [Barrelhead Goby] 65 Sholazar Basin (none) n/a Inv misc food 125 fishchunk [Sauteed Goby] 350 Restores 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec. 70
Inv misc fish 49 [Borean Man O' War] 65 Borean Tundra (none) n/a Inv misc slime 02 [Black Jelly] 400 Restores 45000 Health and 38400 Mana over 1 minute. This is currently he highest health and mana replenishing food in the game. 75
Inv misc fish 48 [Bonescale Snapper] 65 Sholazar Basin (none) n/a Inv misc food 143 fish [Grilled Bonescale] 350 Restores 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec. 70

Buffing fishEdit

Cooking these Buff fish adds an additional buff to their raw use of health restoration. You may only have one 'well fed' food buff at a time. Food buffs stack with every other buff, whether from a potion or a spell. As above, the raw fish have the item type and subtype Trade Goods, Meat, where you will find them in the auction house. This is true even for the ones that can be consumed raw. The cooked fish have the item type and subtype Consumables, Food. Raw Lightning Eel is a Trade Goods, Other. In the Wrath of the Lich King Expansion, many of the cooked fish can make use of the Inv misc ammo gunpowder 05 [Northern Spices] that are available from the new cooking dailys to cook up a higher quality buffing food. The Wrath expansion also added 2 anomalous fish that provide a buff without being cooked, and "feasts" which are buffing food for a group that takes multiple ingredients. As these are all "Buffing Fish" I have included them here as well.

Name (Raw) Item
Level
Found
In
Use (Raw) Required
Level
to Use
(Raw)
Name (Cooked) Cooking
Skill
Needed
Use (Cooked)
gives
Well Fed Buff
Required
Level
to Use
(Cooked)
Inv misc fish 11 [Slippery Eel] 70 Dalaran Restores 13200 Health over 30 sec.
+30 Dodge Rating for 1 hr.
70 (none) n/a n/a n/a
Inv misc fish 73 [Magic Eater] 70 Dalaran Random Well Fed
or Polymorph
70 (none) n/a n/a n/a
Inv misc monsterhead 01 [Deviate Fish] 15 The Barrens; oases and the Wailing Caverns Random Effect 0 Inv misc monsterhead 04 [Savory Deviate Delight] 85 Transforms player into Human Pirate or Ninja
for 60 minutes with polymorph immunity
(this is not a well-fed buff, so will stack independently).
0
Inv misc fish 20 [Raw Sagefish] 20 Inland,
pools of sagefish
Restores 155 health
and 315 mana over 21 sec
10 Inv misc fish 20 [Smoked Sagefish] 80 Restores 378 health and 567 mana over 21 sec
and gives 3 MP/5sec. for 15 minutes.
10
Inv misc fish 21 [Raw Greater Sagefish] 40 Inland,
pools of greater sagefish
Restores 567 health
and 882 mana over 21 sec
30 Inv misc fish 21 [Sagefish Delight] 175 Restores 840 health and 1260 mana over 21 sec
and gives 6 MP/5sec. for 15 minutes.
30
Inv misc fish 13 [Winter Squid] 45 Coastal, in winter only,
early to mid PM
Restores 874 health over 27 sec 35 Inv misc fish 13 [Grilled Squid] 240 Restores 874 health over 27 sec and
gives +10 Agility for 10 minutes.
35
Inv misc fish 03 [Raw Summer Bass] 45 Coastal, in summer only,
early to mid PM
Restores 874 health over 27 sec 35 Inv misc fish 03 [Hot Smoked Bass] 240 Restores 874 health over 27 sec and
gives +10 Spirit for 10 minutes.
35
Inv misc fish 23 [Raw Nightfin Snapper] 45 Inland, nighttime only Restores 874 health over 27 sec 35 Inv drink 17 [Nightfin Soup] 250 Restores 874 health over 27 sec and
restores 8 MP/5sec. for 10 minutes.
35
Inv misc fish 19 [Raw Sunscale Salmon] 45 Inland, daytime only Restores 874 health over 27 sec 35 Inv misc fish 19 [Poached Sunscale Salmon] 250 Restores 874 health over 27 sec and
restores +6 health every 5 secs for 10 minutes.
35
Inv misc fish 12 [Lightning Eel] 45 Coastal and inland waters Quest fish 35 Inv misc food 91 [Stormchops] 300 Charges you with energy, causing lightning to occasionally zap nearby enemies for the next 30 min. 55
Inv misc monsterhead 03 [Raw Glossy Mightfish] 45 Coastal waters Restores 874 health over 27 sec 35 Inv misc monsterhead 03 [Cooked Glossy Mightfish] 225 Restores 874 health over 27 sec and gives
+10 Stamina for 10 minutes.
35
Inv misc monsterhead 02 [Large Raw Mightfish] 55 Coastal waters Restores 1392 health over 30 sec 45 Inv misc food 47 [Mightfish Steak] 275 Restores 4320 health over 30 sec and gives
+10 Stamina for 10 minutes.
45
Inv misc fish 39 [Spotted Feltail] 60 Inland waters (none) (n/a) Inv misc food 74 [Feltail Delight] 300 Restores 4320 health over 30 sec and gives
+20 Stamina and Spirit for 30 minutes.
55
Inv misc fish 34 [Zangarian Sporefish] 60 Inland waters (none) (n/a) Inv misc food 79 [Blackened Sporefish] 310 Restores 4320 health over 30 sec and gives
+20 Stamina and +8 MP/5sec. for 30 minutes.
55
Inv misc fish 36 [Golden Darter] 60 Inland waters (none) (n/a) Inv misc fish 18 [Golden Fish Sticks] 325 Restore 7500 health over 30 sec and gives
+44 Healing and +20 Spirit for 30 minutes.
55
Inv misc fish 14 [Furious Crawdad] 60 Inland waters,
flying required
(none) (n/a) Inv misc fish 16 [Spicy Crawdad] 350 Restore 7500 health over 30 sec and gives
+30 Stamina and +20 Spirit for 30 minutes.
55
Inv misc fish 41 [Figluster's Mudfish] 60 Inland waters (none) (n/a) Inv misc food 78 [Grilled Mudfish] 320 Restore 7500 health over 30 sec and gives
+20 Agility and +20 Spirit for 30 minutes.
55
Inv misc fish 23 [Icefin Bluefish] 60 Inland waters (none) (n/a) Inv misc food 76 [Poached Bluefish] 320 Restore 7500 health over 30 sec and gives
+23 Spell Damage and +20 Spirit for 30 minutes.
55
Inv misc fish 40 [Crescent-Tail Skullfish] 65 Zul'Aman and Deadwind Pass (none) (n/a) Inv misc food 63 [Skullfish Soup] 325 Restore 7200 mana over 30 sec and gives
+20 Spell Critical and +20 Spirit for 30 minutes.
65
Inv misc fish 39 [Huge Spotted Feltail] 60 Inland waters Trophy Fish 0 Inv misc food 88 ravagernuggets [Fisherman's Feast] 350 Restore 7500 health over 30 sec and gives
+30 Stamina and +20 Spirit for 30 minutes.
65
Inv misc fish 51 [Glacial Salmon] 70 Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 130 fish [Smoked Salmon] 350 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +35 Spell Power and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 67 [Fangtooth Herring] 70 Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 76 [Pickled Fangtooth] 350 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +12 MP/5sec. and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 67 [Fangtooth Herring] 70 Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc fish 66 [Haunted Herring] 350 Gives the Buff "Scared" 1
Inv misc fish 59 [Imperial Manta Ray] 70 Coastal waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 140 fish [Baked Manta Ray] 350 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +30 Haste and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 62 [Musselback Sculpin] 70 Coastal & Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 79 [Grilled Sculpin] 350 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +60 Attack Power and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 72 [Nettlefish] 70 Scholazar Basin (none) n/a Inv misc food 138 fish [Poached Nettlefish] 350 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +30 Critical Strike and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 48 [Bonescale Snapper] 70 Coastal & Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 129 fish [Snapper Extreme] 400 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +40 Hit Rating and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 72 [Nettlefish] 70 Scholazar Basin (none) n/a Inv misc food 139 fish [Spicy Blue Nettlefish] 400 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +40 Critical Strike and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 62 [Musselback Sculpin] 70 Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 77 [Poached Northern Sculpin] 400 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +80 Attack Power and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 59 [Imperial Manta Ray] 70 Coastal waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 121 buttermeat [Imperial Manta Steak] 400 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +40 Haste and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 67 [Fangtooth Herring] 70 Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 78 [Spicy Fried Herring] 400 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +16 MP/5sec. and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 54 [Dragonfin Angelfish] 70 Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 75 [Dragonfin Filet] 400 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +40 Strength and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 54 [Dragonfin Angelfish] 70 Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 142 fish [Blackened Dragonfin] 400 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +40 Agility and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70
Inv misc fish 51 [Glacial Salmon] 70 Inland waters (none) n/a Inv misc food 141 fish [Firecracker Salmon] 400 Restore 15000 Health and 12960 mana over 30 sec
and gives +46 Spell Power and +40 Stamina for 1 hour.
70

Alchemic fishEdit

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
Inv misc monsterhead 04 [Oily Blackmouth] 15 Mostly coastal waters, but also inland lakes Inv drink 12 [Blackmouth Oil] 80 2 1 (none) Empty Vial Ingredient
Inv misc monsterhead 01 [Deviate Fish] 18 The Barrens; oases and the Wailing Caverns Inv potion 10 [Elixir of Giant Growth] 90 1 1 One Inv misc herb 07 [Earthroot] Empty Vial End Product
Inv misc monsterhead 01 [Firefin Snapper] 25 Coastal waters Inv potion 38 [Fire Oil] 130 2 1 (none) Empty Vial Ingredient
Inv misc fish 11 [Stonescale Eel] 50 Coastal waters Inv potion 68 [Stonescale Oil] 250 1 1 (none) Leaded Vial Ingredient
Inv misc fish 55 [Pygmy Suckerfish] 70 Northrend Waters Inv potion 07 [Pygmy Oil] 375 1 1 - 2 (none) (none) Ingredient, Cosmetic Effect Potion
Inv misc fish 69 [Glassfin Minnow] 70 Crystalsong Forrest Waters Inv drink 11 [Ethereal Oil] 380 2 1 (none) (none) Ingredient, Cosmetic Effect Potion

Quest fishEdit

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

Inv misc fish 21 [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
Inv misc fish 06 [Red Snapper](10) Official alliance mini-icon [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.
Inv misc fish 26 [Darkshore Grouper] Official alliance mini-icon [10] The Family and the Fishing Pole Auberdine Blump Family Fishing Pole.
Inv misc fish 02 [Spotted Sunfish] Official alliance mini-icon [16] 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.
Inv misc monsterhead 02 [Feralas Ahi] Neutral 15 [35] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme - (need all four fish) Feralas Raise Fishing Skill Cap from 225 to 300 - (need all four fish) (See Note)
Inv misc fish 21 [Misty Reed Mahi Mahi] Neutral 15 [35] 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)
Inv misc fish 32 [Sar'theris Striker] Neutral 15 [35] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme - (need all four fish) Desolace Raise Fishing Skill Cap from 225 to 300 - (need all four fish) (See Note)
Inv misc fish 08 [Savage Coast Blue Sailfin] Neutral 15 [35] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme - (need all four fish) Stranglethorn Vale Raise Fishing Skill Cap from 225 to 300 - (need all four fish) (See Note)
Inv misc fish 10 [Brownell's Blue Striped Racer] Neutral 15 [1] Rare Fish - Brownell's Blue Striped Racerω τ ϖ Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza [Nat Pagle's Extreme Anglin' Boots]
Inv misc fish 09 [Dezian Queenfish] Neutral 15 [1] Rare Fish - Dezian Queenfishω τ ϖ Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza [High Test Eternium Fishing Line]
Inv misc fish 08 [Keefer's Angelfish] Neutral 15 [1] Rare Fish - Keefer's Angelfishω τ ϖ Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza [Lucky Fishing Hat]
Inv misc fish 21 [Speckled Tastyfish] Neutral 15 [1] Master Angler - (competition winner) Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza [Arcanite Fishing Pole] or [Hook of the Master Angler]
Inv misc fish 21 [Speckled Tastyfish] Neutral 15 [1] Apprentice Angler - (after-competition turn-ins) Stranglethorn Vale during Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza 1Gold 12Silver per 5 fishes (updated with patch 2.3)
Inv misc fish 05 [Zulian Mudskunk] Bait fish, used to summon Combat 15 Gahz'ranka Zul'Gurub, school is Muddy Churning Water Summon Combat 15 Gahz'ranka by using Inv cask 01 [Mudskunk Lure] with five Inv misc fish 05 [Zulian Mudskunk]s
Inv misc fish 04 [Plated Armorfish] Argent Dawn quest Neutral 15 [60] Craftsman's Writ - Plated Armorfish objective (30 required) Eastern Plaguelands,Winterspring, Feralas and Zul'Gurub [Insignia of the Dawn] or [Insignia of the Crusade].
Inv misc fish 12 [Lightning Eel] Argent Dawn quest Neutral 15 [60] Craftsman's Writ - Lightning Eel objective (30 required) Western Plaguelands, Moonglade, Eastern Plaguelands, Deadwind Pass,
Feralas, Un'Goro Crater, The Hinterlands, Felwood, and Zul'Gurub
[Insignia of the Dawn] or [Insignia of the Crusade].
Inv misc fish 11 [Stonescale Eel] Argent Dawn quest Neutral 15 [60] Craftsman's Writ - Stonescale Eel objective (40 required) Azshara, Stranglethorn Vale, Feralas, Tanaris and The Hinterlands [Insignia of the Dawn] or [Insignia of the Crusade].
Inv misc fish 37 [Bloated Barbed Gill Trout] Neutral 15 [70] Shrimpin' Ain't Easy - Daily Fishing Quest in Zangarmarsh lakes This container fish yields Inv misc fish 15 [Giant Freshwater Shrimp]
Inv misc fish 15 [Giant Freshwater Shrimp] Neutral 15 [70] Shrimpin' Ain't Easy - Daily Fishing Quest Zangarmarsh, inside Inv misc fish 37 [Bloated Barbed Gill Trout] [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Terokkar Forest)]
Inv misc fish 43 [Blackfin Darter] Neutral 15 [70] Bait Bandits - Daily Fishing Quest rivers in Terokkar Forest [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Terokkar Forest)]
Inv misc fish 45 [World's Largest Mudfish] Neutral 15 [70] The One That Got Away - Daily Fishing Quest in the lakes of Nagrand [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Terokkar Forest)]
Inv misc fish 44 [Monstrous Felblood Snapper] Neutral 15 [70] Felblood Fillet - Daily Fishing Quest in the waters of Hellfire Peninsula and Shadowmoon Valley [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Terokkar Forest)]
Ability hunter pet crocolisk [Baby Crocolisk] Neutral 15 [70] Crocolisks in the City - Daily Fishing Quest in Stormwind or Orgrimmar [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Terokkar Forest)]
(Chance to get one of four baby crocolisk small pets in the bag)
Inv misc fish 09 [Tasty Reef Fish] Neutral 15 [69] The Way to His Heart... - Daily quest (Fished using Net. Fishing skill not required.) Howling Fjord 500 Kalu'ak Rep
Inv misc fish 56 [Phantom Ghostfish] Neutral 15 [80] The Ghostfish - Daily Fishing Quest in River's HeartSholazar Basin [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Dalaran)]
Inv misc fish 61 [Bloated Monsterbelly] Neutral 15 [80] Monsterbelly Appetite - Daily Fishing Quest The Frozen Sea [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Dalaran)]
Inv misc fish 53 [Terrorfish] Neutral 15 [80] Dangerously Delicious - Daily Fishing Quest Wintergrasp [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Dalaran)]
Inv misc fish 27 [Bloodtooth Frenzy] Neutral 15 [80] Blood Is Thicker - Daily Fishing Quest Borean Tundra [Bag of Fishing Treasures (Dalaran)]

Note: The Neutral 15 [35] Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme quest is no longer required to raise fishing from 225 to 300. Simply visit the appropriate fishing trainer.

Trophy fishEdit

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.

There are three major subcategories of trophy fishes:

Most (older) trophy fish are a variation of a normal or buffing fish, but unlike their non trophy counterparts, these trophy fish cannot be eaten as fish nor used in recipes. They are available in what appears to be a partially populated range of sizes, specified in pounds of weight. Since there is a consensus of which few sizes are available, it appears that these are generated off a table, not at random over a range of values.

The main purpose of these fish is to be displayed proudly to other players. They can be fed to hunter pets that eat fish, but only producing the same results as feeding a normal fish of that type, there is no benefit from the specialness nor extra size. These trophy fish can be sent via mail, sold to vendors, sold on the auction house, and traded. The demand in the auction house is low, but they do sell, and you can get surprisingly much for your trophy fish on occasion. The item type and subtype for these fish is Miscellaneous, Junk. This is where you find them in the auction house.

These fish include the following:

Sizes Sizes Sizes Sizes
Mud
Snappers
Inv misc fish 33 [10 Pound Mud Snapper]
Inv misc fish 33 [12 Pound Mud Snapper]
Inv misc fish 33 [15 Pound Mud Snapper]
Catfishes Inv misc fish 30 [17 Pound Catfish]
Inv misc fish 30 [19 Pound Catfish]
Inv misc fish 30 [22 Pound Catfish]
Inv misc fish 30 [26 Pound Catfish]
Inv misc fish 30 [32 Pound Catfish]
Redgills Inv misc fish 06 [34 Pound Redgill]
Inv misc fish 06 [37 Pound Redgill]
Inv misc fish 06 [42 Pound Redgill]
Inv misc fish 06 [45 Pound Redgill]
Inv misc fish 06 [49 Pound Redgill]
Inv misc fish 06 [52 Pound Redgill]
Groupers Inv misc fish 06 [40 Pound Grouper]
Inv misc fish 06 [47 Pound Grouper]
Inv misc fish 06 [53 Pound Grouper]
Inv misc fish 06 [59 Pound Grouper]
Inv misc fish 06 [68 Pound Grouper]
Sizes Sizes Sizes
Salmons Inv misc fish 02 [15 Pound Salmon]
Inv misc fish 02 [18 Pound Salmon]
Inv misc fish 02 [22 Pound Salmon]
Inv misc fish 02 [25 Pound Salmon]
Inv misc fish 02 [29 Pound Salmon]
Inv misc fish 02 [32 Pound Salmon]
Mightfishes Inv misc monsterhead 02 [70 Pound Mightfish]
Inv misc monsterhead 02 [85 Pound Mightfish]
Inv misc monsterhead 02 [92 Pound Mightfish]
Inv misc monsterhead 02 [103 Pound Mightfish]
Lobsters Inv misc fish 14 [7 Pound Lobster]
Inv misc fish 14 [9 Pound Lobster]
Inv misc fish 14 [12 Pound Lobster]
Inv misc fish 14 [15 Pound Lobster]
Inv misc fish 14 [19 Pound Lobster]
Inv misc fish 14 [21 Pound Lobster]
Inv misc fish 14 [22 Pound Lobster]

The Burning CrusadeBc icon added two fish which can both be trophy fish or can be used in cooking recipes (see above):

These have the Miscellaneous, Junk type and subtype, even though you might expect them to be Trade Goods, Meat items.

  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): added two more trophy fish. Unlike previous trophy fish these provide a bonus when wielded.

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 Inv misc monsterhead 02 [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 Neutral 15 [35] 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.

Low Quality FishEdit

The item type and subtype for these fish is Miscellaneous, Junk.

Inv misc fish 14 [Mr. Pinchy] Edit

This very rare fish has a few magic effects. He binds on pickup. You'll need flight capability to even try to obtain him. Inv misc fish 14 [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 Inv potion 131 [Super Healing Potion] or Inv potion 137 [Super Mana Potion]
Teaches the Companion Pet Magical Crawdad

ContainersEdit

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 a 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 fishEdit

These are (with the exception of the Giant Sunfish) exceptionally rare fish you can catch that contain gems or rings, so don't forget to open them when you catch them. 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.

Container fish for questsEdit

One fish is a specific target of a fishing quest and contains the item (another fish) that must be collected and turned in. See Quest fish above for more details.

ClamsEdit

Various Clams can be fished and should be opened for clam meats and occasional pearls. With Release of Patch 3.0 clams are now stackable. Except for the Inv misc shell 01 [Brooding Darkwater Clam] which is a rare clam you will sometimes obtain and is often seen as a result of this post: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=9957005708&pageNo=2&sid=1#32

Venture Company cratesEdit

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 Edit

These boxes may also contain the Inv misc book 09 [Weather-Beaten Journal] which is used to learn Find Fish.

Name Item
Level
Frequent Contents
Inv box 01 [Tightly Sealed Trunk] 15 Inv fabric linen 02 [Bolt of Linen Cloth], Inv fabric wool 03 [Bolt of Woolen Cloth], Inv misc leatherscrap 03 [Light Leather], Inv misc leatherscrap 05 [Medium Leather], uncommon quality items
Inv box 01 [Watertight Trunk] 15 Inv fabric silk 03 [Bolt of Silk Cloth], Inv fabric wool 03 [Bolt of Woolen Cloth], Inv misc leatherscrap 07 [Heavy Leather], Inv misc leatherscrap 05 [Medium Leather], uncommmon quality items
Inv box 01 [Iron Bound Trunk] 25 Inv fabric silk 03 [Bolt of Silk Cloth], Inv fabric mageweave 03 [Bolt of Mageweave], Inv misc leatherscrap 08 [Thick Leather], uncommon quality gear.
Inv box 02 [Mithril Bound Trunk] 35 Inv fabric mageweave 03 [Bolt of Mageweave], Inv fabric purplefire 02 [Bolt of Runecloth], Inv misc leatherscrap 02 [Rugged Leather], Inv misc leatherscrap 08 [Thick Leather], uncommon quality items
Inv crate 02 [Curious Crate] 60 Inv ore feliron [Fel Iron Ore], Inv misc leatherscrap 09 [Knothide Leather Scraps], Inv fabric netherweave [Netherweave Cloth]
Inv crate 01 [Heavy Supply Crate] 60 Inv gizmo felironbolts [Handful of Fel Iron Bolts], Inv misc missilesmall white [White Smoke Flare], Inv misc ammo gunpowder 07 [Elemental Blasting Powder], Inv ore feliron [Fel Iron Ore]
Inv crate 04 [Reinforced Crate] 70 Inv ore cobalt [Cobalt Ore], Inv misc leatherscrap 16 [Borean Leather Scraps], Inv fabric soulcloth [Frostweave Cloth]

Locked chestsEdit

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
Inv box 03 [Small Locked Chest]
20
1
Inv fabric wool 03 [Bolt of Woolen Cloth], Inv fabric silk 03 [Bolt of Silk Cloth], Inv misc leatherscrap 05 [Medium Leather], Inv misc leatherscrap 07 [Heavy Leather], gray quality items
Inv box 01 [Sturdy Locked Chest]
30
70
Inv fabric wool 03 [Bolt of Woolen Cloth], Inv fabric silk 03 [Bolt of Silk Cloth], Inv misc leatherscrap 05 [Medium Leather], Inv misc leatherscrap 07 [Heavy Leather], gray quality items
Inv box 01 [Ironbound Locked Chest]
45
175
Inv fabric mageweave 03 [Bolt of Mageweave], Inv fabric silk 03 [Bolt of Silk Cloth], Inv misc leatherscrap 08 [Thick Leather], Inv misc leatherscrap 07 [Heavy Leather], gray quality items
Inv box 01 [Reinforced Locked Chest]
55
250
Inv fabric mageweave 03 [Bolt of Mageweave], Inv misc leatherscrap 08 [Thick Leather], Inv misc leatherscrap 02 [Rugged Leather], gray quality items

OtherEdit

Inv drink 12 [Messages in a Bottle] are infrequently found from ocean fishing in zones of level 20-40. Contents may include:

Inv misc flute 01 [Inscribed Scrollcase], found in Outland, contains scrolls.

Other objectsEdit

PotionsEdit

Various common potions are occasionally caught while fishing.

Rumsey RumsEdit

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 ingredientsEdit

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

Elemental goodsEdit

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.

HerbsEdit

In an unfinished area above and to the north of Northshire Abbey, the fishing pools produce only peacebloom.

Weapons and ArmorEdit

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 equipmentEdit

  • The Inv fishingpole 02 [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.
  • The Inv misc book 09 [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 ItemsEdit

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 "skill too low" junk items are a specific set, 5 common, and 5 rare.

And note:

  • Inv misc fish 74 [Sickly Fish]; while this is a fish, it is one of the "skill too low" junk items, and has no fish properties; you cannot feed it to your pet.

And note:

  • Inv misc shell 04 [Water Snail]; while this is a mollusc, which are typically treated as fish in WoW, it is one of the "skill too low" junk items, and has no fish properties; you cannot feed it to your pet.

Commentary: There are 5 common junk items (Driftwood, Sickly Fish, Tangled Fishing Line, Tattered Cloth, and Weeds) and 5 rare junk items (Empty Rum Bottle, Old Boot, Rock, Tree Branch, and Water Snail). All junk items sell to vendors for 18c each, except Tattered Cloth and Rock, which sell for 1s. The average income from fishing junk is 35c per catch.

Vendor trash items are occasionally caught normally while fishing. These are often associated with specific locations and are 'flavor' items.

Unique to fishing:

Quest itemsEdit

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 1Gold. The quest is repeatable, although you can only have one active quest at a time.

Name Needed For Number
Needed
Fished In Quest Reward
Inv misc gear 03 [Electropeller] Official alliance mini-icon [10] Electropellers 12 Darkshore 20 x Inv misc spyglass 01 [Aquadynamic Fish Lens]
Inv gizmo 02 [Gaffer Jack] Official alliance mini-icon [12] Gaffer Jacksω τ ϖ 8 Darkshore 2Silver 50Copper
Inv gizmo 01 [Strange Engine Part] Official alliance mini-icon [55] Strange Engine Part 1 (starts quest) Steam Pump Flotsam nodes in Zangarmarsh 2Gold 95Silver
(additional units can be vended)

Raid bossEdit

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