World of Warcraft/Professions/Fishing
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Anyone can learn fishing if they have a fishing pole. Most bodies of water in the game can be fished, but require varying minimum fishing expertise to catch fish from. Lures can be applied to fishing poles to provide short term fishing bonuses. The player just casts their fishing line, waits for their bobber to signal activity and reels in to see if something was caught. Most of the fish caught in the game can be used in cooking recipes. Some fish have various other uses for alchemy or even as weapons.
Every sunday a fishing contest occurs that gives players access to special fish and the opportunity to win special fishing-related items.
I would not recommend this profession to anyone that does not want to have something to do while waiting in WOW, have a fun time-waster in a time-waster, or be able to get uncooked food for their cooking skill. This basically equates to, everyone should get this skill (except for your first character in a realm and when they start off, for they probably can barely afford a fishing rod you need). Well, you NEED a fishing rod and I recommend buying the lures/baubles from the fishing vendors (the highest level one you can use). At first, you can only fish in places like the Stormwind Canals, or the place you start off in, but after your level has gone up significantly, then you can go to other places.Eventually, fishing becomes a whole lot easier in the beginning areas, but you will not gain any exp (i think), so you must venture into other areas and fish there
 How to Fish
First you equip you fishing rod, then press the fishing button (which is in the General tab of your spells book) near a body of water (except for a few exceptions, like the wailing cavern in Ironforge) and then a little thing will appear on the water as well as a meter that slowly goes down. Wait until your bobber splashes and then right-click on it (you need fast reflexes). It's hard the first time, but then you get better. Buying a bauble makes you able to click a bit after than would normally require to catch it and still catch a fish.
Contrary to some beliefs, fishing now gives the player a few seconds after hooking a fish to catch them.