BfA fishing: best fishing guide bfa

What is fishing and why we pay attention to it?

Sure, if you have gone through Legion and reached Battle for Azeroth, you do not need any more explanation. For all others, we give this BfA fishing guide to make clear this option and all the advantages you get with it and especially the achievements. To fish means to update your personage and your game in WoW Battle for Azeroth. It’s another way to level you up, a pretty simple way we must add.

What you have to know is what fish to look for and why meaning what achievements it will bring you. For that investigate the BfA fishing map which not significant as it consists of two continents only. So, all the rivers, lakes, seas and oceans are there for you to be a great fisherman using your professional recipes and skills. Let’s go more in-depth to be able to catch that fish!

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What is new in BFA Fishing?

Since most parts of fishing were established in Legion expansion the new Battle for Azeroth does not introduce so many changes. What we’ve learned is that BFA fishing is pretty simple even for those players who are new in WoW. Everything is divided by categories so that you always know what to look for and the main – where. The main new thing in fishing BfA is zones. You are aware already that both, Alliance and Horde, have new territory which automatically means new zones for fishing. Let’s go to Kul Tiras and Zanadalar continent to find out how to unlock fishing and what kind of fish it’s there waiting for us.

Fishing locations: for Horde and Alliance

If you play for Horde go to Dazar’alor which is a palace of King Rastakhan right in the center of Zandalar’s capital city. Meet Silent Tali to unlock fishing in BFA. For players of Alliance, visit Tiragarde sound which is also in the center of the continent and speaks to Alan Goyle, another BFA trainer. Now your activity starts.

It does not matter what faction you play for all fish for you belong to 2 types – coastal and inland. You may think that it’s a little challenging to find those which are inland as you have to check the rivers and lakes on the continents. Instead, the coastal fish are more accessible to catch. But it’s not like that. Fishing in Battle for Azeroth has the quite clear difference from the previous expansion – its simplicity.

There are only 150 levels for both continents to complete, instead of 800 like in previous expansion. We recommend learning all BfA professions guide where you can find the changes in the new patch.

Horde fishing style

  • Great Sea Catfish – inland (rivers or lakes) with rarity 50%, look in pool.
  • Redtail Loach – inland with rarity 50%, look in pool.
  • Midnight Salmon – both, coastal and inland, very rare, not in pool.
  • Sand Shifter – coastal, (the sea around and the ocean) with rarity 50%, look in pool.
  • Slimy Mackerel – coastal, rarity 50%, look in pool.

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Alliance fishing style

  • Great Sea Catfish – inland with rarity 50%, look in pool.
  • Tiragarde Perch – inland with rarity 50%, look in pool.
  • Midnight Salmon – both, coastal and inland, very rare, not in pool.
  • Frenzied Fangtooth – coastal, with rarity 50%, look in pool.
  • Lane Snapper – coastal, with rarity 50%, look in pool.

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How to boost your character while fishing in the World of Warcraft

You will quickly level up your fishing as there are only two places where fish increase your levels – the new zones on both continents we’ve mentioned. Look for best fish spots BFA at Zandalar for Horde and Kul Tiras for Alliance faction. It means leveling goes pretty fast.

Find only one BfA fishing mount named Great Sea Ray which is a kind of Darkwater Skate. You can fish it around both zones in open water, not inland, no matter what faction you play for. You do not need to have any specific professional skills for that. This mount has can increase your swimming speed by up to 300%.

Take a look at the new achievements in WoW BFA fishing. The list is short though exciting and you will not want to lose a chance to get acquainted with it right now as it’s the real way to level you up. In this list, you will find not only the name of new achievements but also the skills they require.

  •  Zandalari Fisherman – 150 points which means max fishing skill.
  •  Kul Tiras Fisherman – 150 points which means max fishing skill.
  •  Angling for Battle – 100 fish on any continents.
  •  Fish Me In the Moonlight – 50 rare Midnight Salmon.
  •  Scent of the Sea – converts any type of 100 fish caught in Zandalar or Kul Tiras into Aromatic Fish Oil.
  •  Baiting the Enemy for Alliance – fish Rasboralus which is an excellent prize in Proudmoore Keep.
  •  Baiting the Enemy for Horde – fish U’taka in zone Dazar’alor.

4 thoughts on “BfA fishing: best fishing guide bfa

  • October 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Don’t know if you missed this in BfA fishing or not but Midnight Salmon also seem to have a higher rate of catch from any pool than they do in open waters. They may not have specific pools but higher rate from any other pool works for me.

  • October 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I just want to ask: what use is the fishing skill numbers now?

    I mean, what benefit does higher fishing skill confer? For examplee, what will a 150 skill in Kul’tiran fishing do that is better than 1 skill? From what I can see, it’s not like it used to be where zones or certain areas are locked away until you reach a specific skill level…

    • November 14, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      You will catch less grey items in open waters. Beyond that, there does not seem to be a benefit. With all of my buffs, I have 148 and I will still get grays fishing in open water.

  • November 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    I came here looking just for this info, so I think it would be nice to have it in the guide. I noticed that using shiny baubles or any other + fishing skill item apparently did not have any effect.


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