Classic WoW: Fishing for Gold


As a follow-up to my Classic Fishing Guides for the Horde and Alliance I wanted to share with everyone my own personal way of making gold. Now this isn’t for everyone, but I absolutely love fishing way more than killing endless mobs. You’ll notice that I don’t go in to gold per/hour earned, because in all honesty I don’t think we will really know what that is until Classic is actually released. The only thing I think that will be largely unchanged is the average worth of the items, but the actual amount of fishing pools and drop rates are largely unknown at this time. Most of what people are going off of is from private servers, and those often prove unreliable to how it really might have been.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed making it. Please follow me on Twitter at, Icosiol Classic WoW to stay up to date on new content I release and all things Classic.

Video Time Stamps:
Introduction – 0:37
Alchemy Fish, Pt. 1 – 1:36
Alchemy Fish, Pt. 2 – 2:43
Fish & Cooked Fish, Pt. 1 – 4:41
Fish & Cooked Fish, Pt. 2 – 5:21
Pools of Wreckage – 8:07
Raising Your Skill – 8:48
Closing Remarks – 10:47


  1. UPDATE: The prices I am showing here are from a mature economy, and while I believe we will see these prices eventually I am now under the impression we won't see them until Phase 2 or even Phase 3. There are a few things that are killing the market for these fish and recipes, and that is:

    1. Economy is still knew, and a majority of players don't have buying power yet.
    2. Layering abuse could saturate the market.
    3. I could have simply overestimated what we'll see in Classic vs what we saw in Private Servers. (I am human after all.)

    There has been positive results reported to me though as more than couple players have shared with me that they are still making enough gold with this guide to pay for their Level 40 mount. Just don't expect the prices I am showing here for a little while. I'm going to continue to evaluate the market on my server and others, and if we don't see a positive change towards what I show here I will update this video with more accurate prices. I apologize for the inconvenience, and happy fishing!

  2. The prices in this video is MASSIVELY over-exaggerated from what is currently in Classic. take the prices shown is this video, and cut them to 10% and you have more accurate prices. =P
    The market is Flooded with everything at the moment, and nothing has any value at all.

  3. the information in the video can still be of use to some people, but if you believe the fish-prices for even a second, you'll be VERY disappointed .. long story short; people are struggling to scrape together gold for their mounts, and the classes that get it for free at level 40 are instead donating to their friends – assuming they have any .. people don't want to pay for your stinking fish; I'm cooking up Savory Deviate Delights as an alliance player, and they'll sell for ~8s a piece, on a good day

    and yes, I know this video is months old by now, but it should be said .. I'm not here because I need the gold, I'm here because I'm curious

  4. Prices currently are way way lesser. For example firefin snapper can be bought by 30-35 silver per stack. Savory deviate delight maybe 2g per stack of 20 and this is for alliance. Your guide will be viable maybe in P3 or so 🙂


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