If you have a good fishing skill in the online community of World of Warcraft, you’ll need to think about joining Stranglethorn Vale’s Fishing Extravaganza. Every Sunday at 2 pm server time the call will go out that the tournament has begun. This is where Swim Speed Potions and a mount really come in handy, as you will need to be able to get from the fishing pool to the fishing pool as quickly as possible. You can’t just fish in any water; you’ll have to get to specific pools that will come up. More on that later.
Being a fisherman in World of Warcraft’s fishing tournament, you’ll need about a 250 skill level. This can be natural, or a combination of skill and lures. Having a fishing pole with an additional bit of fishing skill is a good bet too. You can get an enchanter to enchant a pair of cheap gloves to wear for this tournament too, as there is a +2 to skill available.
The Fishing Extravaganza is about one thing: Being the first to get 40 tasty fish and bringing them back to Riggle Bassbait in Booty Bay. Having your hearthstone already set for Booty Bay helps this tremendously, as you can hearth back as soon as you pull in that number 40 fish. Winning the tournament will get you the Arcanite Fishing Pole that gives a +35 to fishing skill. It requires a fishing skill level of 300. You also have a choice to get the Hook of the Master Angler. This trinket requires the owner to be a level 60 character and will increase your swim speed by 25%. For all those that don’t win the tournament, you are still able to fish for these special fish or to try to find the three rare fish that are out during this time. For every 5 tastyfish you turn in you will get 23 silver as payment. Turning in the three rare fish will reward you in different ways.
Dezian Queenfish – gives the High Test Eternium Fishing Line. This requires a fishing level of 150 and a level of 10 for the character. It adds +5 to any fishing pole permanently.
Brownell’s Blue Striped Racer – gives Nat Pagle’s Extreme Angling Boots. This requires a fishing level of 1 and a level of 5 for the character. It adds +5 to fishing skill.
Keefer’s Angelfish – gives the Lucky Fishing Hat. This requires a fishing level of 1 and a level of 5 for the character. It adds +5 to fishing skill.