Fishing 1-375 Fast - El's Extreme Anglin' - WoW Fishing Guide
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Introduction

This guide should power-level your fishing skill from 1 to 375 in about 10 hours. I strongly advise that you do not attempt this in one continuous 10 hour sitting - it may damage your health.

The method minimises time and gold spent travelling and luring. You will not catch anything of value. Consider spending a few more hours leveling to make gold as you skill-up: Read 1-375 with Gold in the next section. If you do not already know how to cook, consider training fishing and cooking together, as described here.

The basics of fishing are not covered here. To learn about fishing techniques, please read Your First Catch.

1-375 as Fast as Possible

Nat's Landing in Dustwallow Marsh.

Simply follow these steps:

  1. Prepare by doing this:
  2. Learn Apprentice Fishing from any fishing trainer. You will find trainers in all major cities (ask a guard) and most starting areas.
  3. Travel to a starting area. Ideally as close to Dustwallow Marsh as possible: For Horde, try Durotar or perhaps Mulgore. No Alliance starting zones are particularly close - consider Dun Morogh or Teldrassil. Remember, starting zones do not include capital cities.
  4. Apply a Shiny Bauble lure once and fish until your skill reaches 75. Why only one lure? Once your skill reaches 25 you will be able to fish here without fish getting away. After 10 minutes your skill will be over 25.
  5. At skill 75, travel to the nearest capital city, such as Ironforge or Orgrimmar. Train Journeyman Fishing. (Alternatively train Journeyman in the starting zone and then remain there until skill 225.)
  6. Now fish in the capital city. Between skill 125 and 150, read the book "Expert Fishing - The Bass and You". Continue fishing until skill 225.
  7. At skill 225, travel to Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Marsh, and take the Artisan fishing quest, "Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme". The quest requires you to catch 4 quest-only fish. For full details, read the Artisan Fishing Quest walkthrough. The quest is required to advance past 225.
  8. Fish in Dustwallow Marsh until skill 375. You may wish to move to be close to a vendor so you can sell the fish you catch. For most level 70s, the vendor value of these fish is not worth the effort - just throw your catches back into the water when you run out of bag space ((destroy the fish)). Between fishing skill 275 and 300, read the book "Master Fishing - The Art of Angling".

The last step will take about 7 hours, during which time you will catch nothing of real value. But you asked for speed, so you got speed!

You can move to other zones, but this wastes time unless you use a hearthstone or summoning. If you do move, always find areas where your current skill allows you to fish without fish getting away. The Fish Finder contains a complete list of the skill required in each zone.

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