This is a World of Warcraft Cataclysm Fishing Guide. If you are looking for ways to make gold please see this gold guide.
Fishing is a very important secondary profession. It can provide a lot of ingredients for various alchemy formulas, cooking recipes, or Hunters can use it to feed their pets. It is also relatively easy to powerlevel fishing because no matter where you fish you can go from 1 to 525 there as long as you train so your max skill level of fishing can increase. Here is a fishing guide on how to get from level 1-525. All you need is a fishing pole, maybe some lures, and any type of water.
First off make sure you have a fishing pole and equip it in your weapon spot when you are ready to fish.
You can basically fish in any water you want to level your fishing. For the fastest results I suggest fishing by a fishing trainer so you don't have to travel back to them to train. A list of Fishing Trainers can be found here. As for trainers, they can now train all of your fishing levels and there is not need to do quests or to buy books.
Unless you are actually trying to fish for valuable fish there's no reason to worry about lures or lots of + fishing. You will not have get aways you will only catch junk if your fishing skill is technically too low for an area but your fishing skill will still increase.
As you fish you will find that it will take more and more catches to get a single skill up, this is how it's supposed to be, imagine how easy fishing would be to level if you got a skill up every catch.
All in all, if you are simply trying to level up your fishing by itself there's not much to it, just go out and fish in any water and you'll level to 525 after many hours of fishing.
For the fastest results simply fishing:
You can fish where ever you want if you are just leveling fishing and not worrying about anything else. So if you find that you don't like Stormwind or Orgrimmar just fish near another trainer.
If you are leveling this guide, that means you're not leveling your cooking at the same time. If you decide to level your cooking later on having your fishing maxed can be very helpful. While there are some levels in cooking that are very easy to skill up with meats from animals on land, there are some levels that are much much easy to level through when you can use meats from fishing. If you already have your cooking maxed then you are good to go!
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