Darkwood Fishing Pole - El's Extreme Anglin' - WoW Fishing Guide

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Darkwood Fishing Pole

About Darkwood Fishing Pole

Usage: Equip: Fishing pole with +15 skill bonus. Requires level 15 and 50 fishing skill. More information »

Vendor Value: 10s 66c.

Auction Value: 10-20g.

Catching Darkwood Fishing Pole

Notes: Precise zones are not yet all confirmed. If you have caught it elsewhere, please let us know.

Commentary: For years the Darkwood Fishing Pole was little more than a legend. A less exciting fishing legend than the Ashbringer, perhaps, but still a fishing legend. Reported to be carried by certain creatures Nightbane Worgen in Duskwood or Bloodsnout Worgs in Silverpine Forest, it was almost never found. Now it is possible to catch the Darkwood Fishing Pole by fishing. The pole is still very rare. So if your level is above 30, consider searching for the +20 Big Iron Fishing Pole instead.

History: 2.4: First caught.

Where to catch Darkwood Fishing Pole
Water/pool typeMinimum skillAreasCatch RateCommonly caught fish
To castTo avoid get aways% of CatchSource
Open Water - Inland55150Infrequent catch.
Infrequent catch.

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

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

Topic: Darkwood Fishing Pole sighting?

  1. By Gummo, on 19 February 2008:

    This wowhead entry has someone claiming they got one from the daily cooking quest in the Barrel of Fish reward...

  2. By el, on 19 February 2008:

    Indeed. Yet nobody has been able to confirm that comment, even though the quest has been completed tens of thousands of times each day for the last 3 months... Strange, huh?

    I'm inclined to believe some of the comments that it drops in certain level 10-20 zones, because a couple of people have told me that over the years... But then, those zones are continually being run through by alts, yet none of the main database sites have drop statistics for it. And nobody has ever been able to provide a screen-shot of the pole dropping. Strange, huh?

    One theory is that the Darkwood Fishing Pole is coded as random junk, but with an almost infinitely low chance of a drop. For example, intended to be a 1/1000 drop, but actually coded as 1/1000 * 1/1000.

    (I think 1/1000 is the worst possible drop chance that should exist within the game for any item. Partly because that fits with the theory that drops are randomised using the server's millisecond time value at mob creation... I digress.)

  3. By mdsmith2483, on 31 March 2008:

    I am not an avid fisherman, but i was looking up some information and noticed the comment about the Darkwood Fishing Pole. I didn't realize it was so rare or I would've taken a screen shot but I can prove I have one if need be. I fished it up in the lake right by Tarren Mill.

  4. By Gummo, on 31 March 2008:

    Can you post your character's armory link and log out wielding the pole for a few days? That would be the best proof, as screenshots can be faked.

  5. By Trokair, on 31 March 2008:


    I think I speak for all of us when I say *please pretty please post up a screenshot of this item in your inventory*.

    Even a link to a screenshot will work. I forsee a lot of people hanging out at Tarren Mill if what you say is truth...

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