WoW Cataclysm Fishing Leveling Guide (Level 1-525)

Smart players know that fishing is a great producer of gold. If you intend to learn to fish just as a casual hobby or as a legitimate gold-making profession, I suggest that you continue reading this guide because it will revolutionize your gold-making methods.

This fishing guide will help you increase your skill to 525, allowing you to start farming the best stat food fish no matter where you are or just farm to sell. By following this guide, you will make sure you don’t spend a ridiculous amount of time fishing up to level 525.

Learn to fish

I suggest you visit the fishing trainers located in Stormwind or Orgrimmar so you don’t have to travel all over Azeroth. These trainers are able to teach you all the fishing skills necessary to reach level 525. The great benefit of this is that you can fish close to them all the time before reaching level 525, which is very time efficient.

The basics

Immediately after training in the fishing skill, a fishing icon will appear in your spell book within the professions section that allows you to fish.

Make sure you have your fishing pole equipped before you begin.

You will see your level increase after any successful catch (even trash catches will still level you up)

At first

You will need to purchase the item below before you begin:


The following items are not absolutely essential, however you can purchase them if you want to get away from the trainer to fish and want to catch higher value fish.

Strong fishing rod

Shiny ornament

Okay, now you’ve learned the basics and purchased all of your gear so you can begin to level your fishing. The following method is pretty straightforward if you plan to level up quickly. Note that this method will not make you money; it’s all about speed (you’ll be catching a lot of trash).

Quickly leveling to 525

The following guide is a quick path to becoming an Illustrious Fisherman:

1. Travel with the fishing trainers in Stormwind or Orgrimmar and learn the first fishing skills as mentioned above.

2. Now you can start fishing in the water around the trainer. Make sure you have your fishing pole in the main hand slot and left click on the fishing icon in your spell book within the professions tab (move it to your sidebar for easy access). After launching you will see a cork appear, you must watch it until it bites you, you can notice that this has happened when the cork submerges and returns to the surface making a splash, as soon as this happens you must right click on the bobber and take your booty.

3. Watch for when you can get more training to avoid fishing when your ability is at its best.

4. Unfortunately, the garbage you are catching is honestly worthless (when you can catch higher tier fish, you will be making substantial gold), so when necessary, you can either sell your catch to a supplier or dispose of it. .

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