Classic Vanilla WoW Professions Overview/Guide: Fishing


Classic WoW Fishing Guide, Vanilla WoW Gold Guide with the fishing profession. How to make gold with fishing.
0:05 Intro
0:52 Profession info
1:46 Business Starts – Stonescale
3:24 Deviate Fish
4:34 Winter Squid
5:45 Nightfin Snapper
6:41 Firefin Snapper
7:37 Oily Bmouth
8:47 Greater Sagefish – Delight
9:21 Some extra Tips
12:32 Mail Collection
13:19 Outro

Hello everyone, Frost here. Welcome back to a new classic wow video. This is the 6th episode from the vanilla profession overview series. In our previous episodes we covered the all the primary professions, giving tips on where to acquire rare recipes, how to make gold which each individual skill with hope in mind that it might help players make the correct decision in choosing their primary professions. Today, we’re covering one of the secondary skills: FISHING… looking at what to fish, the value of it, how to transform ingredients for higher profit and how to increase you fishing skill.

Fisherman relax and feed themselves by catching the bounty of Azeroth’s lakes and seas. Careful bait selection and patience can result in some truly amazing rewards, from seafood feasts that restore heroes’ health or enhance their attributes to rare and expensive fish that can be used by cooks and alchemists to create transformative, offensive and defensive brews.
Fishing is a secondary profession – anyone can learn to fish, no matter how many other professions they’ve devoted themselves to.
Many players don’t know that Fishing can be an excellent way to make money in Vanilla wow. In fact, fishing might be the best way to make money at low levels. You can start making crazy amounts of gold as low as level 20. Here are a few ways that fishing can make you a ton of gold in classic WoW:

Stonescale Eels are used by alchemists to create Stonescale Oil that can be further transformed into Elixir of superior defense but most importantly Flask of the Titans, making this fish the cream of the crop, so we’ll start with this first.
Farming Stonescale Eel is by far the most lucrative way to earn money fishing. However, it’s also the most competitive. Stonescale Eels are used for end-game flasks crafted by alchemists and as such have a constant, high demand on the auction house. Depending on your server economy, they can sell from 15 Gold to 30 gold/stack. In order to catch this fish, you’ll need at least 205 fishing skill, which can be achieved as low as level 20.

Deviate Fish Used by chef across Azeroth to create the renown Savory Deviate Delight that transforms you into a pirate or a ninja for 60 minutes. Alchemist also use this rare fish to create the elixir of giant growth.

The Winter Squid it’s used by chefs across azeroth to cook Grilled Squid, a popular dish for rogues, hunters and some waiors with mixed feelings. Like the name suggests, this sea creature can only be caught during the winter, starting with the 23rd of September equinox and lasting til the 19th of march spring equinox.

Fishing Lures
These come in +25, +50, +75 and +100 fishing skill. Most of them you can purchase from the fishing suppliers. Some drop from mobs and some are crafted with engineering.
For the casual angler, lures provide a way to fish more effectively in areas where their personal skill is not sufficient to stop the fish from getting away (or even to catch any fish at all). You should balance the cost of the lures against the “value” of the fish gained. To fish in the most difficult areas (such as Winterspring and the Bay of Storms in Azshara) without fish getting away, you will need an effective skill of about 425. That can’t be achieved with personal skill and lures alone, which is why people that are anglin for the best fish should try and gain the best fishing gear.

Fishing in vanilla wow is quite underrated, not sure if people consider it a boring skill or if they’re just uninformed. Low level characters such as twinks highly depend on this skill to get their dream gear and enchants. New heroes that join a server and try to catch up with others while leveling, often get enough gold to learn spells and get theirs mounts by level 40 just by doing some casual fishing. But don’t get me wrong, fishing is great for both leveling and end game content as other professions are dependable on fishing ingredients to create flasks, miniature food buffs and absorption potions. I strongly suggest to pick this skill in your classic adventures as leveling it feels like a walk in the park.

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  1. Not sure why but nothing from this list really sells on my realm on classic. I have 3 stacks on nightfin soup which are undercut and no one buys them. Stonescale eels somewhat sell but for low prices. Oily blackmouth doesn't sell at all, maybe if you sell it very low but then it's not worth the time. FIrefin snapper…just don't bother, it's more profitable to sell it to the npc than to the ah.

  2. Nice guide, keep it up! 😀 I'm just afraid that the gold making potential of fishing will be way lower than back in vanilla. Fishing won't be as much of a niche profession in classic so that there will naturally be more fishes in stock. That's the "downside" of an easy access to good guides these days 😉

  3. It took me so long to get to Azshara, died so many times, found a spot close to the graveyard to fish from and I start fishing, some fish get away, and other times I do a successful pull but get nothing, every couple pulls my skill gets higher, I'm currently at 210 writing this, using a bauble to max at 225 for now. I figure maybe its a bug so I try a new spot, I swim into the bay because you said I can fish there at 205 minimum, I'm 225 with bauble and 210 base (and actual level 25) so I should be fine. I get a message saying I"m too low skill level to fish there"… It took me so long to get here and I can't even fish like you said I could. Such a waste of time.

  4. classic vanilla launched officially, on my server 1 stoneskin eel is 25s, should i stockpile on them or sell them now? will the prices raise?

    edit: why is the flask of the titans giving only 450 hp? isnt it a end game flask? am i missing something?


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