Azshara - El's Extreme Anglin' - WoW Fishing Guide
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This pages summarises the fish that can be caught in Azshara. Parts of this zone vary (for example, contain different fish or have different skill requirements), so be sure to scan the whole page before casting a line.

About Azshara

Skill Required: 205 to cast, 300 to stop fish getting away. Specific areas within this zone have different skill requirements (read below).

Recommended Level: 45-55.

Territory: Contested.

Azshara

Detailed mapping of hard to find areas within the zone is shown below.

Notes: Firefin Snapper School, Floating Wreckage Pool, Oily Blackmouth School and Stonescale Eel Swarm, can be found along the coastline on the west side of the Bay of Storms. Most of these pools are in the lower-skilled area, although a couple require higher skill - one pool is right on the boundary, so the skill requirement changes depending on where the bobber lands! Azshara is famous for the curious pools of bright blue swirling masses of gas, called "Patch of Elemental Water". For more details, read the Fishing Elemental Water topic.

Skill Required: 205 to cast, 300 to stop fish getting away. Specific areas within this zone have different skill requirements (read below).

Catches in Azshara*
Water/pool typeFishCatch RateNotes
% of CatchSource
Floating Wreckage PoolMithril Bound Trunk60%Sample: 157.-
Rumsey Rum Black Label20%Sample: 157.1-3 items per catch.
Stranglekelp20%Sample: 157.1-3 items per catch.
Open Water - CoastalRaw Spotted Yellowtail40%Sample: 2848.-
Raw Glossy Mightfish4-18%Sample: 2848.Best catch rate 00:00-06:00.
Stonescale Eel6-18%Sample: 2848.Best catch rate 00:00-06:00.
Raw Summer Bass0-15%Sample: 2848.Summer only. Best catch rate 12:00-18:00.
Winter Squid0-15%Sample: 2848.Winter only. Best catch rate 12:00-18:00.
Big-mouth Clam0-12%Sample: 2848.Best catch rate 12:00-18:00.
Firefin Snapper11%Sample: 2848.-
Raw Rockscale Cod10%Sample: 2848.-
40-68 Pound Grouper<1%Via Thottbot.-
Heavy Crate<1%Via Thottbot.-
Ironbound Locked Chest<1%Via Thottbot.-
Open Water - InlandRaw Redgill40%Sample: 207.-
Raw Nightfin Snapper0-35%Sample: 207.Best catch rate 00:00-06:00.
Raw Sunscale Salmon0-35%Sample: 207.Best catch rate 12:00-18:00.
Lightning Eel0-10%Sample.Best catch rate 12:00-18:00.
Oily Blackmouth10%Via Thottbot.-
Raw Mithril Head Trout10%Via Thottbot.-
34-52 Pound Redgill<1%Via Thottbot.-
Greater Mana Potion<1%Via Thottbot.-
Superior Healing Potion<1%Via Thottbot.-
Bloated RedgillInfrequent catch.-
Stonescale Eel Swarm - CoastalStonescale Eel80%Sample: 155.-
Mithril Bound Trunk5%Sample: 155.-
Rumsey Rum Black Label5%Sample: 155.1-3 items per catch.
Stranglekelp5%Sample: 155.1-3 items per catch.
Teeming Firefin Snapper School - CoastalFirefin Snapper80%Sample: 272.-
Mithril Bound Trunk5%Sample: 272.-
Rumsey Rum Black Label5%Sample: 272.1-3 items per catch.
Stranglekelp5%Sample: 272.1-3 items per catch.
Teeming Oily Blackmouth School - CoastalOily Blackmouth80%Sample: 205.-
Mithril Bound Trunk5%Sample: 205.-
Rumsey Rum Black Label5%Sample: 205.1-3 items per catch.
Stranglekelp5%Sample: 205.1-3 items per catch.
* Information applies to Azshara (except Bay of Storms area). Armor and weapons may rarely be caught from inland open water. These are not shown in the table.

The catch rate is the approximate proportion of all catches from the water/pool type that are the named fish.

Azshara (Bay of Storms, Hetaera's Clutch and Scalebeard's Cave only)

Commentary: The Bay of Storms is patrolled by elite giants, but these can be easily avoided.

Skill Required: 330 to cast, 425 to stop fish getting away.

Catches in Azshara (Bay of Storms, Hetaera's Clutch and Scalebeard's Cave only)
Water/pool typeFishCatch RateNotes
% of CatchSource
Open Water - CoastalDarkclaw Lobster45%Sample: 857.-
Raw Summer Bass10-30%Sample: 857.Summer only. Best catch rate 12:00-18:00.
Winter Squid10-30%Sample: 857.Winter only. Best catch rate 12:00-18:00.
Stonescale Eel6-23%Sample: 1466.Best catch rate 00:00-06:00.
Big-mouth Clam6-12%Sample: 857.Best catch rate 00:00-06:00.
Large Raw Mightfish5%Sample: 857.-
Raw Spotted Yellowtail5%Sample: 857.-
70-103 Pound Mightfish<1%Via Thottbot.-
7-22 Pound Lobster<1%Via Thottbot.-
Heavy Crate<1%Via Thottbot.-
Reinforced Locked Chest<1%Via Thottbot.-
Patch of Elemental Water - CoastalElemental Water40%Sample: 252.1-3 items per catch.
Essence of Water30%Sample: 252.-
Globe of Water30%Sample: 252.1-2 items per catch.

The catch rate is the approximate proportion of all catches from the water/pool type that are the named fish.

Detailed Mapping

Map: Bay of Storms.

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Comments

These remarks have been written about this subject by El's readers in the forums. Hopefully you will find them useful.

Topic: Regarding catching rare fish types . . .

  1. By Bullstomp, on 31 October 2008:

    Like everyone else I am working on the achievement "one that didn't get away" and as I looked up the location of each of the fish types and started fishing for them a question occured to me. Take for example the 68 LB Grouper or 103 LB might fish which is said to be caught in Azshara. Do I have to be in an area where I'm catching varied versions of a said fish in order to catch its rare xx pound version or could a 103 LB might fish be caught in an area where i am only catching yellowtails and winter squid?

  2. By el, on 31 October 2008:

    There are two different areas of coastal water in Azshara. Each has slightly different catches. In summary, the 70-103 Pound Mightfish comes from the Bay of Storms region, the 40-68 Pound Grouper from the beaches round the edge. The waters do not overlap, although it is possible to stand in the middle and get a random mix, depending on where the bobber lands.

  3. By scaresome, on 19 November 2008:

    Hi all,
    My first posting; I hope I do this right!

    My "one that didn't get away" was a herring -- a level 78 dagger. I caught it in the lake near Utgarde Keep in the Howling Fjord.

  4. By pinktoque, on 19 November 2008:

    scaresome wrote:

    Hi all,
    My first posting; I hope I do this right!
    My "one that didn't get away" was a herring -- a level 78 dagger. I caught it in the lake near Utgarde Keep in the Howling Fjord.

    You... and everyone else on this forum who have mentioned this rare catch... give me hope. Thank you :)

  5. By Tezuix, on 20 November 2008:

    theres a screenshot of this rare fish floating around the website somewhere too =)

    there are in fact 3 rare fish to be caught in Azshara - there is the 22LB lobster also,

    and as to El's comment, i was standing out far in the bay of storms - well past grouper catching zone and still caught the 40LB grouper, a lobster that had a weight and a mightfish too

    i have also caught other rare fish outside of their 'zone' but within a region

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