Fishing Acheivements

I thought about writing a guide to the Lunar Festival Acheivement… but there’s others out there who will do that and much better than me.  This is a guide to getting the “Old Salty” Title.  Most of you probably know some of this, but I doubt anyone knows all of it.  Use this as a quick reference to figure out where to go for each part of the acheivement. 

  • Grand Master Fisherman – This one is fairly self-explanitory, you need 350 skill to learn Grand Master.
  • The Scavenger – You’ll need to fish out of every “junk” node listed (I read a WoWHead comment somewhere that said it’s every junk node in the game and that’s not true, just the ones listed)
    • Steam Pump Flotsam – Zangarmarsh
    • Schooner Wreckage – Hillsbarad Foothills, Wetlands
    • Floating Wreckage – Feralas
    • Bloodsail Wreckage – Coastal STV
    • Waterlogged Wreckage – STV River, Theramore Beach
  • Master Angler of Stranglethorn – You’ll need to win this event, here’s a guide from El’ s Extreme Anglin’.  You should have this achievement retroactivley if you have the rewards.
  • One That Didn’t Get Away – Catch one of the following.  I’ve read that the drop rate is anywhere between 1/2000 up to 1/10000, so this will probably be the toughest one.  I recommend one of 2 options.  While leveling your fishing, do so in a location where you could possibly catch one or make a note of the locations where you could catch one and anytime you are in those areas fish for a little while.  From reading comments it seems that people are having the best luck fishing in the inland lakes of starter areas or the Bay of Storms in Azshara.
    • 103 Pound Mightfish
    • 22 Pound Lobster
    • 32 Pound Catfish
    • 68 Pound Grouper
    • Rockhide Strongfish
    • 15 Pound Mud Snapper
    • 29 Pound Salmon
    • 52 Pound Redgill
    • Dark Herring
    • Steelscale Crushfish
  • Deadliest Catch – Fish up Gahz’ranka in Zul’Gurub using the Mudskunk Lure.  The first comment at WoWHead has a very well written guide for anyone unfamiliar with ZG.  You will need 425 fishing to get the Zulian Mudskunks.
  • Outland Angler – Catch a fish in each of the nodes specified (I got this one over the weekend, only took me about 30 mins.  I fished in each node until I skilled up at least one point and cooked all of the fish I caught which let me work towards the Outland Gourmet Achievement and sent all of the food to lower level alts)
    • Brackish Mixed School – Zangarmarsh
    • Mudfish School  – Nagrand
    • Highland Mixed School – Terokkar Forest (requires flying mount)
    • Bluefish School – Nagrand
    • School of Darter – Terokkar Forest
    • Sporefish School – Zangarmarsh
  • Fist Don’t Leave Footprints – Learn the ability to find fish.  You can get this out of trunks and crates that are fished up  or from the fishing daily.
  • The Coin Master – Complete the coin fishing achievements.  Basically you have to fish up all of the copper, silver and gold coins from the fountain in Dalaran.  The gold coins can be flipped back into the fountain which grants a “luck” buff, increasing your chance to fish up coins.  Your buffed skill will need to be above 500ish to competly avoid misses, although I think you can start around 475ish buffed.
  • The Old Gnome and the Sea – Successfully fish from a school.  This can be any school of 30 that are listed.
  • The Fishing Diplomat – Fish something up in Orgrimar and Stormwind.  I was in Stormwind the other day and found it’s not all that dificult to get through there.  Generally speaking, the players left me alone since I was by my self.  The guards are 75 Elites and didn’t hit nearly as hard as I expected.  They also gave up persuit after a relativley short time.  You’ll want to look at a map before going into the city of the opposite faction and plot out a course.  If you’re a high DPS class you can try to kill any guards that are still with you when you reach your destination or simply let them kill you and try to rez in a location where you won’t get any aggro. 
  • Mr. Pinchy’s Magical Crawdad Box – Fish your way to Mr. Pinchy’s Magical Crawdad Box.  This is fished out of Highland Mixed Schools in Terokkar Forest, which require a flying mount to reach.  One of my guildies made about 200 stacks of Spicy Crawdads while trying to get Mr. Pinchy!
  • Old Man Barlowned – Colplete all 5 of Old Man Barlow’s fishing Dailies
    • Crocolisks in the City
    • Felblood Fillet
    • Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy
    • Bait Bandits
    • The One That Got Away
  • The Lurker Above – Fish up the Lurker Below in SSC.  I seem to remember needing 375 skill to fish him up back when I was raiding SSC, but some comments are saying that you only need 280 base skill.  As a Priest you should be alble to Levitate over to his platform (and soon Levitate your friends too), you can also use Elixir of Water Walking, or any other water walking talent/consumable/spell.
  • Northrend Angler – Catch a fish in each of the nodes listed.
    • Borean Man O’War School – coastal Borean Tundra
    • Dragonfin Angelfish School – Lake Indu’le Dragonblight
    • Glacial Salmon School – inland lakes Grizzly Hills
    • Imperial Manta Ray School – any coastal waters
    • Musselback Sculpin School – Lake Kum’uya Borean Tundra
    • Deep Sea Monsterbelly School – Borean Tundra, Dragonblight, Howling Fjord (near icebergs)
    • Fangtooth Herring School – inland lakes Borean Tundra
    • Glassfin Minnow School – Crystalsong Forest
    • Moonglow Cutlefish School – Borean Tundra, Dragonblight, Howling Fjord (near icebergs)
    • Nettlefish School – inland lakes Sholazar Basin
  • 1000 Fish – This is self explanitory, should be really easy to get as you do the rest of the achievements.  One thing to note is that the counter started when the achievement system was implemented.
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One Comment on “Fishing Acheivements”

  1. anna Says:

    Thanks for this – I’ve been working my way through these, and it’s nice to have all the info in one place!


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