How to fish in "World of Warcraft"

By Alex Saez

Updated September 22, 2017

"World of Warcraft" is a massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG). Among its many features are skills called professions. Fishing is a secondary profession that enables you to fish in bodies of water. In turn, fish are used with the cooking skill to create dishes. You will occasionally catch other things, such as junk or containers full of useful items. Any player of any level can learn the fishing skill, which improves as you use it.

Learn the fishing skill. To do so, speak with a fishing trainer, who will give you the skill for a small fee. Fishing trainers are always found in or near major cities. They are also found on docks in small towns or next to bodies of water in the wilderness. Your fishing skill starts at level 1 and goes up as you catch fish, up to a maximum level of 450.

Buy a fishing pole from the fishing trainer. Fishing poles are cheap and necessary to catch fish.

Find a body of water. If you are a beginner fisherman, you must fish in bodies of water in low-level zones. In other words, go to an area where new players start the game. As your skill progresses, you can fish in higher level areas.

Equip your fishing pole. Open your inventory and character windows. Click and drag the fishing pole into the box where your main weapon is equipped.

Click the fishing icon. When you learn the fishing skill, an icon appears in your spell bar near the bottom of the screen. The picture resembles a hook with a worm on it. Once you are near water, click on the icon and your character casts the fishing rod into the water.

Wait for a fish to bite, at which time the small bobber in the water starts moving and splashing. Click on the bobber to reel in the fish or item. The catch will automatically appear for you to see. Click on it to put it in your backpack for later use.