Monday, August 23, 2010

Fishing for Gold

    Today, I wanted to talk about something that 90% of the people in WoW hate doing.  Fishing is one of the most, if not the most boring profession of all the professions in the game.  However, after the LONG trip to 450, it can have some rewards.  To be able to take full advantage of the fish a maxed cooked is essential as well.  

Lets take a look at what the most popular Northrend fish are, and what they are used for.  
Glacial Salmon

Glacial Salmon is one of the most profitable fish on my server most of the time.  For a stack of 20 the A.M.P.(Average Market Price) is just under 40g.  However, on raid nights the price for a stack will go above the normal price, due to the high demand.  The main recipes that they are used in are Firecracker Salmon and Fish Feast.  Glacial Salmon can be found in Wintergrasp, Grizzly Hills, Howling Fjord and Dragonblight.

Musselback Sculpin

Musselback Sculpin is another one of the fish that is required in a Fish Feast.  For a stack of 20 the A.M.P. is at 37g.  Once again this price will increase on raid nights.  The main recipes used are Poached Northern Sculpin and Fish Feast.  Musselback Sculpin can be found in Wintergrasp, Borean Tundra, Dragonblight, Zul'Drak and Grizzly Hills.


Nettlefish is the last remaining fish to make a Fish Feast.  It is the least profitable uncooked on my server.  For a stack of 20 the A.M.P. is 31g.  The main recipes use are Spicy Blue Nettlefish and Fish Feast.  Nettlefish can be found in Wintergrasp, Sholazar Basin, Dragonblight, and Ulduar.  

    The main reason for this post is just to point out that there are reasons behind the mindless clicking that we call fishing in WoW.  If you can buy up some of these fish for cheap, or actually enjoy farming*, you can make some nice profit.  With the fish market it is all about timing.  Hit it when the demand is high, and you will be able to make some nice gold.

* I do not advise farming fish for hours, because your gold per hour will not be great on most servers. This is just a tip for some extra gold in your pockets, not a strategy that should be used for your main source of income.   


  1. Don't forget to do the Fishing Daily Quests! A chance to get some good fishing rods, a vanity, vendor trash thats sells for 100g, BoE epics, gems, etc.

  2. There are a few of us who love to fish. Yes, we're weird, but WoW has room for the weird, too:) Fish enough and you'll eventually come across the Weather Beaten Journal, which teaches you how to find fish. It works the same way that find herbs or find minerals does.

    So what, you may ask? Those pools of fish that now show up for you always contain not only whatever specific fish you're trying to find, but also many crates and trunks full of bolts of cloth, random metals (I picked up two stacks of fel iron oew fishing pools in Zangarmarsh one night), rare recipes, healing and mana pots, primals, eternals, random gems, even blue weapons and gear - the list is nearly endless.

    Yes, the fish can be valuable, too, at least the Northrend ones, but you can even fish in the old world and make a good bit of money doing it.

    One of the reasons why, when people ask me how to make gold, 'take up fishing' is one of my first responses.