Fishers relax and feed themselves by catching the bounty of Azeroth’s lakes and seas. Careful bait selection and patience can result in some truly rewarding hauls, from seafaring delicacies that restore heroes’ health or enhance their attributes to waterlogged flotsam like cases and trunks. Fishing can even yield rare reagents and items lost at the bottom of the ocean or swallowed up by sea creatures!
Fishing is a secondary profession – anyone can learn to fish, no matter how many other professions they’ve devoted themselves to.
All fishing must be done in a body of water with a fishing rod, which can be purchased from any fishing trainer. Fishing in different locations (or, optionally, with different types of bait, also bought from trainers) may produce different results.
Though most of your catches will be valuable the moment you haul them out of the water, cooking is a convenient way to get even more mileage out of the fish that you catch – when they’re specially prepared, many fish offer additional restorative benefits.
Perks & Benefits
Fish – Fish can be eaten raw to regain health, cooked into unique recipes, or fed to pets. Some rare fish provide unique buffs.
Chests - Locked crates, chests, giant clams or bloated fish can contain valuables like gems, supplies, or rings.
Messages - Scrolls, crafting plans and even personal journal entries can be found stuffed inside bottles.
Other - Potions, weapons, and elemental essences sometimes bubble to the surface in the right locations.