The fisherman is able to catch his own dinner, and occasionally something else.

What is the best way to develop and use this skill? Where are the best places to fish? When is this skill useful?

Post your strategies on how to best develop and use the fishing skill, and read, rate and comment on those posted by others.
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# Aug 13 2017 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
104 posts
Since you can't fish with something in your hand, my macro is

/doability 1
/pause 120
/doability 1
a Better Fishing Macro
# Sep 26 2010 at 7:15 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Try this will give you no manual inventory fishing

The pause is applied after the command that follows it but only ONE command is allowed after a pause.
.. btw works this way for all pause commands in macros.

Set you fishing ability to the first box on the top left of abilities page of the actions window for this to work or change the number to the box you have it set.

/pause 120, /doability 1
/pause 120, /doability 1

Edited, Sep 26th 2010 1:17pm by TeamGT

Edited, Sep 26th 2010 2:02pm by TeamGT
Less Equals More <=> !
a Better Fishing Macro
# Aug 24 2014 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Thank you for the awesome macro, I use it all the time! I also added the timer command to it since I like to look away from the screen to do other stuff while fishing, this way I know when it's about time to click it again.

/timer 290
/pause 120, /doability 1
/pause 120, /doability 1

Edited, Aug 24th 2014 12:17pm by benetoll
a Better Fishing Macro
# Dec 30 2010 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I've been using macros since Day 1 in pretty much every game. I never knew you could use the pause IN the line. This opens up way more lengthy macros. You're the man/person/thing.
Learning to fish
# Apr 11 2008 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey there everyone.. I have a simple question.. I used to play EQ a long time ago and have just recently took it up again... I dont remember how to fish. I have the pole and the bait.. but what is the command for fishing??
Thanks for any help you can give!! :)
Learning to fish
# Apr 15 2008 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
1 equip fishing pole in primary and bait in ranged
2 hit ALT M to bring up your actions window
3 right click an empty slot (#1 if you are going to copy the fishing macro below)
4 assign fishing to the slot
5 push fishing button.

also found a useful macro:

/doability 1
/pause 115
/doability 1

This will allow you to fish, auto inventory your 1st catch and then cast. however you will have to manually inventory the 2nd catch.

# Jul 16 2006 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
i am a 70 Bst and my fishing is 206 how can i or can it go higher and if so where.
Large Fetid Bass from FV
# Jun 03 2006 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
313 posts
Just so folks know, there are 4 different varieties of Large Fetid Bass. They Identify as 18lb. 19lb. 20lb. and 21lb. (Giant Fetid Bass ID as 22lb., Gigantic as 22lb., and Humungous as 25lb. I believe).

But the bad new about the Large ones is that they have no Tradeskill tag, meaning you can't make HQ Fish Bones with them... Even the 2 lb. Fetid Bass can make regular Fish Bones, used to make Fishbone Darts. Oh well.

The Large ones are only a meal, and nothing else.
Henrian Illinoid -
80th Level Half Elf 4000AAs/Epic 1.5
Ranger of Tunare - The Rathe
Unbreakable pole?
# Sep 01 2005 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
Ok I was in Toxxulia forest the other day and I killed this guy Aglthin Dasmore + 461 -461 he drops a fishing pole evry time you kill him. I been fishing with it forever and it has'nt broken. Mabey I'm just lucky either way it's a free pole with a +2 fishing and the mob is only level 12.
RE: Unbreakable pole?
# Sep 01 2005 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
OK it finally broke but I used it for thousands of casts.
fishing cobalt scar low levels
# Jun 25 2005 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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if your a fisherman and you want to make money cobalt scar is the place to go its a high lev area but as a 10 level necro i have fished it many times heres how i do it you need a few spells you get at plane of knolage you need dead man flot and some kind of invisabilaty or necro hide in shadows or a rouge could just hide get thoues spells then ask for a port to cobalt scar when you get ported to cs cast invs or some kind of hide spell on your self leve the portal are down to the closest water do your fishing return to portal area and wait for a nice hig level wizard to show up and port you out alwayse watch you spells time especaly your hiding spell if you become visable at the wrong time in this are your toast good luck fishing try to give donateions to high level players for there spells and the port to and from 50pp is not to much as the fish sell for 50 to100 pp each at the bazaar if anyone wants to talk fishing send me a tell im heast the fishing necro
RE: fishing cobalt scar low levels
# Sep 01 2005 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
I'm a 40 Dru I ported in cammoed and levitating. Went to -689.50 363.18 51.42 stood on the beach praticed my spells, alch tolerance and Foraging while fishing and never saw a player or a mob. Any level could do this it's just getting out that's harder. Course you could camp for 6 hrs then hit return home these days ;-) Oh and at Fishing trivial of 104 I caught a fair amount of Cod and Snapper.

Edited, Thu Sep 1 22:59:10 2005
What skill????
# Oct 04 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
57 posts
Is fishing based on int/wis? Or dex like some other skills?
# Jul 12 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
i need help how do you fish i looked every were but i cant find out anywere plz help i tried somany differnt ways but none work plz help
RE: help
# Jul 12 2004 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
144 posts
Equip a fishing pole in your main hand. Have bait in your inventory. Stand at the edge of a body of water, make a hotkey for Fishing from the Actions menu (ctrl+a), and press it. Your character will make a cast with his/her fishing pole.

If you get the message that asks you if you're trying to catch land sharks, either you're not close enough to the water or you can't fish there. I've noticed that sometimes it says that after I've had a few successful casts, but just adjusting positioning helps. You can't fish while you are in water, but you can if you are levitating above it.
1400pp a night
# Jul 07 2004 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
I don't know about anyone else, but I make 1400pp in about 2 hours by fishing in cobalt scar. I can usually get about 40 cobalt cod in that time. they sell in the bazaar for 30-50pp EACH! I havent found anywhere else at lvl 51 that i can make that kind of money, and I can do it while waiting on groups, working on my baking skill, or spell skill. I personally think thats awsome
uses of fishing
# Mar 04 2004 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I cant remember what quest i was looking up. but fishing is needed for a quest i found on this site,, something about fishing in PoN, wish i could remember the quest,but one thing i remember is that the fish caught are worth 2-5p each...
RE: uses of fishing
# Mar 14 2004 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
219 posts
Nightmare chiclid is fished in PoN
? price of saltwater seaweed
# Aug 03 2003 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
What is the going price of saltwater seaweed, I was the only one in the bazaar selling it and I put 2 p on it, it sold instantly, I have no idea what to charge or what it is used for.. please let me know if you know the going rate, I am on the roleplayer server FV. thanks !
RE: ? price of saltwater seaweed
# Aug 16 2003 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
saltwater seaweed is for Sea Temper, which is used for human cultural smithing.
Since it's annoying to farm it on your own people buy the components and 2pp is very cheap for such a component ;) try to sell it for 20+ next time hehe
Edit: i don't play on FV, i guess there isn't as much request for cultural armor as on other servers.. still you should be able to get a good price.

Edited, Sat Aug 16 11:28:04 2003
RE: ? price of saltwater seaweed
# Aug 03 2003 at 3:57 PM Rating: Good
164 posts
I don't know what the going price of saltwater seaweed, but here is what I do in the bazaar. If you sell out quickly, then next time mark it up some. (eg. if you sold out at 2pp, then mark it up to 5 or 10) Keep marking it up each time until you find the point that you no longer sell out in a reasonable amount of time. Also, keep checking the prices others are selling at. After you find the max price you can sell at, you can often find others selling at a lower price. This is where you can buy low and sell high and make a profit.
OOT Fishing
# Jun 09 2003 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I have been fishing in OOT while on med breaks hunting Seafuries and I am now proud to say I have 200 fishing skill. With all the Sea foam from the Furies and the seaweed that has been getting caught up in my line I have been able to make a few stacks of Sea temper (I am also a grandmaster brewer). Not to sure how much people will actually pay for this on my server but I have seen sea foam going for 100pp in bazaar. Probally over priced but I think I have found I nice proffitable use for fishing that works for me as I get some nice xp while I fish.

Edited, Mon Jun 9 03:03:26 2003
Blessed Fishing Rod
# Jun 06 2003 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Where do I get a spool and Blessed dust of Karana to make a blessed fishing rod?
Fishing and Vah Shir
# Jan 24 2003 at 1:38 PM Rating: Good
1,262 posts
One of the petty annoyances of being Vah Shir is the fact you eat and drink so much. Fishing is one cheap way around the problem. Specifically, fishing in Firiona Vie. the Fetid Bass come in a variety of sizes. The small ones are a meal. The medium size ones are a hearty meal. The large bass are a banquet or even a feast! For a handful of coppers and a half hours time I can catch enough food to last nearly a game month.
# Jan 09 2003 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Well honetly will yu ever be able to make any money on fishing?
RE: Money?
# Jan 27 2003 at 4:23 PM Rating: Good
256 posts

As mentioned above, high-end tailors need cod oil, and for this they need cobalt cods. I believe wyvern combines (which require the oil) are a very good way to practice after you finish acrylia studded, and maybe even before, depending on the price of acrylia on your server. I personally pay 30pp each for the fish or the oil. I *have* paid up to 50pp, but I was desperate. :) Also,... we need LOTS and LOTS of it... not so much for actually making the arctic wyvern items to sell, but going through the practice combines. Let's put it this way, if someone came to me with 20 stacks of cod oil, I would buy them for 12k, without thinking twice. Cobalt Scar is not an easy zone, and I certainly can't (presently) go there and fish with any real security. For those who can fish there safely, it can be worth it.
Urnihixul Noctumbra

~Order of Seibwen/Ancient Fellowship/In Via Damnum~
95 Assassin
RE: Money?
# Jan 10 2003 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
222 posts
Yes and no.

What you catch sell back to the vendor for more than what you paid for normal bait, so in that respect, yes, you can make a few plat peices here and there.

Some fish are worth real plat to players -

Cobalt Scar fish are needed for high end tailoring.
The fish from the plane of Nightmare and Valor are used in a PoK quest for a magical fishing rod.
The fishing skill is used to make the Blessed Fishing Rods needed in the PotC quest.
Saltwater seaweed fished in OoT is needed for human cultural armor.

All of this stuff sells for some nice plat, so a skilled fisherman can make some nice plat on the side.
Skunks have feelings too.
RE: Money?
# Jan 24 2003 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
1,262 posts
Kunzar Koi in Old Sebelis are needed for Crucibles of Escape - pottery skill made magic bowl with unlimited charges of Lesser Succor.
No hope for UO junkies
# Nov 12 2002 at 5:37 PM Rating: Default
I recently have spoken with a lvl 61 player that has his fishing skill to 200 already... and the hope of catching gems and pulling up the occasional sea serpent is mere fantasy. Verant did not include such benefits with a skill that people would usually pay no attention to. They gave no incentive. It's like they said "Hey, we need another skill.... there's not enough... I got it! How about fishing"? You could have at least made it worth our while Verant, but overall EQ is still an awesome MMORPG!
"Get up so I can kill you again"!
More to fishing?
# Aug 15 2002 at 3:32 AM Rating: Default
1 post
Ok, Ive got about 180 skill, fished most anywhere i can find water, and im afraid my hopes of catching gemms with this skill is quickly dwindeling. At least yuo can catch different size fish in certain areas, but honostly, part of me refuses to believe thats all there is to it. SHOW ME A SIGN!!! Frankly Ive resigned myself to level to the point i can travel relatively safely in the plains, find even the smallest puddles there, and try my luck.... THERE MUST BE MORE!!!!!! Verant, show me that i didnt waste all those hours for nothing!!!
Skilling to 200
# Jul 20 2002 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
My fishing skill is 161 but now it moves very slowly. One hour RL to go from 160 to 161 catching Thunder Salmon in NK. Is there a faster way to up skill (I dont want to spend 40 RL hours trying to get to 200)
Fangfiller Oddlycod
65 Druid
Member of Elder Force
RE: Skilling to 200
# Aug 30 2003 at 11:54 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Well, you COULD go to your guild trainer, and just buy the last 39 points. Since fishing isn't one of the 7 primary tradeskills, you CAN buy skillups. Another alternative would be buy a tackle box and some components, and make lures, WHILE you are fishing. This should greatly increase your skillup rate.
Xaanru's stuff
Max Fishing Fast
# May 23 2002 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
19 posts
I was sick of fishing, so I got this program MMOGer from that let me max my fishing skill while I slept. Very cool. It's like an event driven macro program. Check it out if you ever get tired of fishing :)
Proud MMOGer User -
<ENTER>/doability 1<ENTER>
RE: Max Fishing Fast
# Aug 30 2003 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Good way to get banned. Macroing while AFK is a violation of the EULA, and basically defeats the whole purpose of having skills in the game.
Xaanru's stuff
RE: Max Fishing Fast
# Aug 30 2003 at 3:31 AM Rating: Default
How did you get MMOGer to drop the fish once you caught it so you could continue fishing? I don't see any commands for mouse buttons, and I can't seem to find an auto equip keyboard button in the EQ command list.
Chaise D`Arkham, Druzzil Ro
RE: Max Fishing Fast
# Jun 12 2004 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
if you need a specific keyboard button for your program, make a macro for it. /autoinventory is the command for the macro, assign it a spot on the hot buttons list.
This, being nearly a year after your post, assumes you haven't figured it out or other people may want to know.
Fishing and Magic Practice
# Mar 13 2002 at 9:15 PM Rating: Excellent
58 posts
As a shaman I cast two kinds of spells a lot: conjuration and alteration. I cast evocation spells fairly often as well. Therefore these skills get enough use that they routinely stay close to maximum for each level.

Not so with divination and abjuration. These are very useful skills, but they don't get used all the time: so it's easy to be lagging 30 or 40 points below the maximum. Then you get new spells in these catetories and try them out, and you fizzle fizzle fizzle.

So you have to practice. Boring boring boring. Here's how fishing makes magic practice a little more interesting.

Setup. On one of the back ranks of hotkeys I set slot 2 to hold the skill Fishing, slot 3 contained the gem for Fleeting Fury (a fast abjuration spell), and slot 4 contained the gem for True North, a fast divination spell. Then I opened inventory, opened a bag to hold fish and miscellaneous loot, and closed inventory.

Action. I targetted myself, since Fleeting Fury is a buff. Then, standing on the south side of a body of water, I tapped 2 to begin fishing, followed by 3 to cast Fleeting Fury. Then, following spell recovery time, I tapped 4 to cast True North.

These spells are fast, so I could tap both of them twice in the time it took fishing to reset.

In the time it took to run through a stack of 20 fishing baits, I would improve fishing by half a dozen points, have some fresh fish to eat or bake with. At the same time I would have seen abjuration and divination increase by perhaps 8 to 10 points each.

Macnair (le Grand Mac)
Shaman 65
tattered sandals
# Feb 24 2002 at 10:59 PM Rating: Default
Are tattered sandals of any use other than to sell or wear?
What happens as fishing skill goes up?
# Feb 24 2002 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
My character fishing skill level is now 103. I would like to know what happens as skill increases. I have noticed that as my skill has increased the likelyhood of a catch has improved. I now catch something about half the time. It takes 2 ticks (12 seconds) for me to cast and get a result. Will my likelyhood of a successful catch continue to improve? Will i ever catch multiple fish per cast? Will the cast time drop?
Lures & flys etc
# Feb 08 2002 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
How do you get started in making these and what skill does it use ?
Lady Phiz (alas Nenne is no more)
Wizardess of the Fighting Chefs of Norrath, Lifetime friend of the Silver Dragon Society.
RE: Lures & flys etc
# Jun 12 2002 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
346 posts
Skill Used: Fishing!

Other Skill Used: Tailoring

Items Needed:

Silk Thread: Easy to make, combine 2 spiderling silks in a Sewing Kit (any).

Hooks: Thats kinda the tricky part. There are only a couple of locals that sell them. One is a merchant in a Island in the Ocean of Tears. The other is the Barbarian Fishing Village in West Karn.

wing/fur: Bixie wings, bat fur, gnoll fur, others..... See for full list.

The flys are used for bait, and give a 2-4% improvment in fishing skill.
Imakegood 70th Level Pally: 500 aa
Ialsomake Goodspells 82nd Level Wizard
Psudacras Level 82nd Shammy: 950 aa
Readyaim 49th LVL Ranger

World of Warcraft:
Irix lvl 85 Mage Cenarian Circle
Altix lvl 85 Hunter Cenarian Circle
Irixhunter lvl 85 Hunter Icecrown

Everquest 2
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Foraging and Fishing
# Dec 23 2001 at 6:14 PM Rating: Good
13 posts
Fishing goes good with foraging because you somtimes get some fishing grubs from foraging which are bait

Frironia Vie server
12th Season
Clan Grey Wolf (if it Still Exsists)

Edited, Sun Dec 23 18:17:00 2001
Huh? Did you say there is a HUGE train right behind me? *sighs* Not again.
Piscae Norratheum
# Dec 22 2001 at 1:40 PM Rating: Good
An account of selected fish of Norrath:

Toxxulia Forest- greengill salmon
Blackburrow- hound pike
Dagnor's Cauldron- cauldron trout
Ocean of Tears- gunthak mackarel
Firiona Vie- all sizes of bass

Just to name a few.

Fishing is also a great skill for role-playing; I am an Erudite and when I'm not busy studying, researching, and using magic, I like to fish, since my race is a maritime society and all. In Firiona Vie, fishing contests are great ideas for guild events, weddings, et cetera.
Fish weight
# Dec 13 2001 at 2:30 PM Rating: Excellent
195 posts
I'm not sure I appreciate Verant's new concept of weighing in your catch.

Sure it might be more satisfying to catch and 18lb Fetid Bass than a 2lb one, but look at the side effect.
Before, when I fished, I got a nice neat stack of fish, a few stackable fish scales, and maybe a dagger or shoe or two to sell for a few coppers.

Now, I get a 2lb Bass, and then a 5lb bass, and then an enormous fetid base, and a 7lb bass, and a 12lb bass and then a tiny fish.

Now, I realize that a guppy is a nibblet (less if your name is Pusbag) and a 18lb fish is a big meal. And I can appreaciate that a bigger fish will keep me fed longer.

But now, I have 18 stacks of one fish each in my inventory! Where am I supposed to put the stuff I actually need?

Think, Verant. Please.
Lashara Dyran
Keeper of the Wolves
Huntress of Lanys T'Vyl
RE: Fish weight - Sunday morning bass fishing!
# Dec 15 2001 at 6:26 PM Rating: Excellent
Hello Lashara. I am assuming you've been fishing in Fironia Vie. I have a use for these huge Fironia bass. Myself and a barbarian had a fishing contest to see who could catch the heaviest bass in 15 minutes. We also contested for the weight of our total catches. If I remember correctly I caught a 17 lb bass and had a total catch of about 120 lbs. or so. I won 5 plats from the barbarian, we sold all our fish to the vendor, then proceeded to spend all our money on ale. We just got drunk and gave everybody sows.
Ironhom Hammerforge
Paladin of Kaladim
Chivalric Order

RE: Fish weight
# Dec 14 2001 at 1:38 AM Rating: Excellent
68 posts
I agree, that's way lame

RE: Fish weight
# Dec 14 2001 at 12:57 AM Rating: Excellent
316 posts
LOL! Been there with my halflegged druid. I just run to the nearest merchant (usually the Druid guild) to sell off all but the monster bass, and then I go back to fishing some more.

However, it IS kind of odd and one has to wonder whether or not there will be some significance attached to one size or the other of the Fetid Bass at some future date. Quests pop up all the time, so you never know.

So spake the Knights Who Say Nee!: "We want you to cut down all the trees in the forest... with an Enormous Fetid Bass!"
RE: Fish weight
# Feb 02 2006 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Monty Python rocks.... yeah... fishing has its ups and downs too, you can get skill for not even catching anything. and the weight thing, you can just get "Hand made backpacks" for your inventory and tighten your belt for the long haul back to the merchant =).
# Nov 05 2001 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
i just bought a tackle box some dry, circular, and trebble hooks, and some magic fishing bait at the first stop to freeport from bb. all in all for the tackle box and a stack of hooks and a stack of magick bait was less then 5pp.
-that which is eternal cannot die-
RE: fishing
# Jan 11 2004 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Where do you get those items?
Durgaa - Hunter
# Oct 31 2001 at 10:05 AM Rating: Default
I use my fishing skill all the time, don't always catch something but catching the 10lb fetid bass is fun for me you can sell everything you catch also increases your skill for later as the game is always changing.
Fish for the same reason you do in the real world...
# Sep 25 2001 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
It is a relaxing way to spend time while waiting to do something else. My 11th level bard was in North Ro and realized foolishly that he had to get his 11th level song in Kelethin. So, while waiting quite a while for the ship, he thought, "What the heck? I'll start a new skill." So he bought a pole and a stack of bait, went out on the dock and started casting. He also sang, practiced meditating and sense direction. Since he couldn't see anything while medding, he asked someone to shout when the ship came in. Out of the first 10 casts he caught 4 fish, 3 scales and a rusty dagger. Almost enough to pay for the pole. After the run to Kelethin, he did the same thing at the ButcherBlock docks. I haven't had time to discover what other things are available to fishermen, but all my characters who are near water will take up fishing soon.

SinatRah, bard of the 11 level on Veeshan
"Have Tune, Will Travel. Also performs at weddings and Orc BBQs."
RE: Fish for the same reason you do in the real world...
# Dec 15 2001 at 11:38 PM Rating: Excellent
316 posts
Keep an eye out when fishing at docks in Butcherblock (Kaladim Docks). I have been fishing on the platform between the two docks, nearest to the one for the ship for Freeport and had Glubsink aggro on me.

If you hear a lot of splashing -- like someone is trying to climb out of the water and onto the dock -- it may be him. That's all the warning I got when he first came after me.

He was a tough fight that first time and killed me. Second time, HE was fish food.

Edited, Sat Dec 15 23:39:25 2001
big fishy
# Aug 27 2001 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
was fisihn in FV waitin for the boat the other day. caught a gigantic fetid bass, its a no drop fishy thought that was pretty cool but i have no clue what its for if anyone knows please post thanks alot=)
# Aug 25 2001 at 12:29 AM Rating: Default
ok I am kind of new at fishing and I was wondering where I could buy some hooks and some supplies (not including normal fishing bait). it would help if I new where to buy it.

17th Druid
RE: fishing
# Aug 09 2001 at 12:48 PM Rating: Default
u can also use beg if ur next to a npc
# Aug 06 2001 at 10:23 AM Rating: Default
Here's one for you rogues. I have hotkeys set up for sense heading, sneak, hide, and fishing in that order, usually on my 3rd hotkey box. I found that by doing this, I can essentially work on 4 skills at once, catch my dinner and more, and find some junk to sell.
# Jul 27 2001 at 4:00 PM Rating: Default
i dont think that thery of 5000plat is right i think it was a mislead in the website i went to i seen your post and i dont think the fishing is good anymore sence i triied it allready and does not work
5000 plat?
# Jul 27 2001 at 11:53 AM Rating: Default
Ok. I heard a rumor the other night about a fly you make using pixie dust and something from Dreadlands (The person wasn't sure what the name was)that is supposed to let you catch gems and make an easy 5000 platinum and no i didn't add an extra 0 in there. As i said it is just a rumor and not believeing it yet(don't want to spend a lot of wasted time on a rumor until confirmed)and I would really appreciate any info.
Email address is
# Jul 16 2001 at 4:53 PM Rating: Default
caught saltwater seaweed no drop. any idea what it is used for if ?
RE: arsh
# Jul 18 2001 at 6:29 PM Rating: Good
102 posts
Saltwater Seaweed is a special catch from OOT, I don't believe you need 100+ fishing skill to obtain it. It is used in creating the Sea Temper used by Freeport Human smiths to make their special racial armor.

RE: arsh
# Sep 29 2001 at 4:56 PM Rating: Default
I started caching this in OOT at skill level 15. Of course, now I catch TOO MUCH of it (seaweed to fish, 5/3), so I, A) took up brewing to make tempers and, b) went somewhere else =/ FV is a good place to fish.

# Jul 05 2001 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
just kill fish and they drop scales...pretty easy
Fast as light to raise with nothing to it!
# Jul 02 2001 at 7:35 PM Rating: Default
wana get high skills? I find fishing, swimming, and sense heading the fastest ones to raise. To fish: 1. go to felwithe or any place with fishing stores in it, go and buy a fishing pole (they cost 1gp). Then, get some bait and stuff, make a hotkey :Fishing :2. go to some place with water (again felwithe has SAFE waters) walk up close to the end and then click :Fishing. hint: if ya fall in the water press Page Up. then it will either say,"You didn't catch anything." or,"You caught... something." or better,"You have raised your skill in fishing! need more help? e-mail me at
Hound Pike
# Jun 29 2001 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I was fishing in Black Burrow while my 14 warior healed. I caught about 10 Hound Pike, and my fishing skill is only 20. Can you catch any more types of fish with 20 for your skill?
Fishing Tips
# Jun 16 2001 at 10:17 AM Rating: Default
If you have levitate cast on you while traveling on a boat this will allow you to fish. Another way is to jump off the top deck of the boat and cast before you hit the deck below. You will take a little damage but worth it for long boat rides.
I also found that fishing at low levels and then selling back the fish you can aquire armor and items quicker then killing rats and spiders.
I'll Believe it When I catch it...
# May 22 2001 at 9:32 PM Rating: Default
I have a fishing skill level of 135. I have never caught anything other then an assortment of fish types, rusty knives, tattered sandles, and fish scales. I have fished in many bodies of water in many different zones and NOT ONCE have I pulled up anything of any substantial value. I have used lures, fishing grubbs, Catch-A-Lot bait, regular bait, and see no difference in casting in regards to what I catch or how often I catch something.

So the rumors of catching valuable items are just that-Rumors! I'll believe it when I catch it and until then it just supplies me with food and relaxation.

Snotgobber Gobbleslobber
Officer of the Army of Grobb
Master Fletcher and Dark Angler
Tallon Zek.
Better Fish in Crushbone
# May 17 2001 at 6:49 AM Rating: Default
The fish in crushbone sell for about double as regular fish.

Lvl 67 fishing
BB Mtns fish
# May 16 2001 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I just caught a bunch of "stonefish" near the docks in Butcherblock Mountains. Just posting here since they're not on the list as a special catch.

I have also caught the salmon, mackerel, and seaweed at various points.
Magdelena Del'Mar
Fisher of Tunare
Lanys T'Vyl
Fishing from boats
# May 12 2001 at 10:08 PM Rating: Default
They should let you fish off the boats..Especially off the bloated considering the wait..That would actually i think make sense. =)
RE: Fishing from boats
# May 23 2001 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I have been able to fish from the baot through the ocean of tears...sometimes I cant, but half the time I can.
Ive caught some salt in a bag )
Its a matter of trying..moving close to the edge..going to the other side..eventually you will be able to fish.
Lisselle Evenstar.
17 skill in Fishing )
30th Season.
Sewer catfish
# May 08 2001 at 7:53 PM Rating: Default
Just read that the sewer catfish are used in the Catfish Sandwich quest in Lake off Ill Omen. But it was listed as an unfinished quest. Seems to require the baking skill and a bunch of small side quests for "ingredients". Any additional input on this would be great.

Lupinius Rhaevynwolfe <Pontificate Lusus>
Halander Howitzer in his 26th season
Cobalt Bass
# May 08 2001 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
Hearing Rumors of a Cobalt Bass in the Cobalt Scar on Velious. Seems to be part of a quest. Any input on this would help.
# May 08 2001 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Hi everyone. I'm new to EQ, and had a question about fishing that I thought someone might know. Can you make your own fishing poles? I've heard that you can make your own lures, but a master fisherman should be able to make his own pole too I would think. Let me know if you have any experience or knowledge in this area. Thanks.
RE: Poles
# Aug 07 2001 at 3:16 AM Rating: Default
if you're a gnome, you can tinker yourself a retractable fishing pole
RE: Poles
# May 11 2001 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
I don't think making fishing poles is considered a fishing skill--rather, a collapsible fishing pole can be tinkered (gnome-specific skill, not really practical til lvl 16). In general, EQ has pretty much ignored fishing; for instance, making, and fishing with, flies really seems to offer no advantage over buying and using cheap bait (tho I would be very happy to learn that I am wrong here)
# May 06 2001 at 10:54 PM Rating: Default
I have caught a 16lb bass in the stream in FV that leads to Lake of ill Omen. Rather than being a meal it says it is a feast ...great but what the heck does fishing really do other than add some amusement to medding and a bit of extra food to my inventory? Will it come in handy later?

Spiritwolff Warrpath
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