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Ancient Fishing Pole  

This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Skill Mod: Fishing +3% (6 Max)
HP: +75
Effect: Enduring Breath (Worn, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 1.5 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Lore:Pirates Fishing Pole
Item Type:Fishing Pole
Submitted By:Happyfeet Funkmaster
Lucy Entry By:Divine
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 00:02:10
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 50

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Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Siren's Grotto

Uploaded August 9th, 2017 by Drewinette
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Ancient Fishing Pole is unbreakable now
# Feb 24 2019 at 11:10 PM Rating: Excellent
1,205 posts
Ancient Fishing Pole was made unbreakable with the patch of July 18, 2018. It does not have the Expendable tag.
Dropped Today
# Sep 04 2013 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
I just Looted one today, I'm not sure what mob it dropped off of because I was speed looting to zone off a train I made.
still drops
# Jul 30 2009 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
244 posts
Picked one up when I was doing my Ranger 1.5 last year (July 08) so it still drops.
Yay for enduring breath fishing poles. Comes in handy when a big fish pulls you in off the shore.
# Jan 16 2004 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
Been hunting here now for a few weeks and I have yet to see one of these drop after killing ooodles of seahorses. Have gotten two seahorse belts so far, but no fishing pole. Not that I am worried about it, just reporting what I have noticed so far. Either they removed this from the drop table with the revamp or it is insanely rare now. That goes for the seashell with EB charges on it.. got one so far and none since. Go figure..
RE: Rare?
# Apr 24 2006 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
I killed a couple of seahorses after zoning in to SG and they both dropped this.
RE: Rare?
# Jun 09 2004 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
Dropped 8 Jun 04 on vazaelle
RE: Rare?
# Jan 17 2004 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
Dropped tonight
# Dec 05 2003 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
247 posts
I have just read the following below and I was simply thinking who in their right mind would fish with this EB item? These items are hard enough to get and to risk breaking it is like unimaginable.. If people want to do fishing then do the Fishermans companion quest and receive a nice summonable fishing pole with a bonus to fishing + it summons ale.. What more can one ask for

Yes it breakith.
# Jul 20 2003 at 6:30 AM Rating: Default
I was hunting with my guild in SG.. they were a few higher lvls then me, I was just tagging along. Anyways one of these drops, and I get all giddy about this kind of crap because I got all my gear from auctioning and getting lucky... and little items like this always cheer me up... So in between poles I'd fish and bug the hell out of them saying how cool my new fishing rod is... and I'm just in a great ol' mood and it snaps. It just breaks on me, so I get this flashback of when I was hiking up a stream in the woods when I tripped and broke my new 100$ + Fishing rod and... yes I left the zone. Couldn't take it. Plus the fishing there sucks.
It does break
# Feb 24 2002 at 3:15 PM Rating: Default
Was fishing in CS with it and it broke
Fishin' Pole
# Feb 07 2002 at 6:05 PM Rating: Default
Got one last night off seahorse. They now drop with a +3% to fishing modification, hehe.
learn to swim!
# Oct 06 2001 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
Fishing poles can actually break a lot. I have a char with fishing skills over 70 and she still breaks poles all the time. So no, if you want this item for the effect, don't fish with it.

It's a good idea to build your swimming skills anyway, regardless of whether or not you have access to enduring breath. Go swim in either Freeport, Butcherblock, or Halas. Neriak is good if you're a dark elf.
RE: learn to swim!
# Aug 31 2002 at 6:39 PM Rating: Good
320 posts
A rogue can improve 2 skills at one time if he/she wants to pick locks on the stone door to The Hole in the Paineel zone. Over time, and with patience, my 51 rogue maxxed his pick lock skill and is close to maxxing his swimming skill.

A suggestion if anyone is interested...

Cibbas Sneakystone
Bo knows jewelry.
# Aug 01 2001 at 10:28 AM Rating: Default

We've found several of these ancient fishing poles over the last couple weeks. They seem to be an uncommon drop from Coldspine Seahorses. We haven't been able to confirm that these still drop from Servant Swordfish.
# Jul 14 2001 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
The best thing I have noticed about this zone is that there are alot of items that drop that have EB as an effect. Also, although I am a monk it is good to see so many bard items drop somewhere. Finally a nice undercamped (for now ) zone.
Not just on Swordfish
# Jul 07 2001 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
151 posts
Had one of these drop last night off a seahorse.
Enduring Breath Effect
# Jun 09 2001 at 2:56 PM Rating: Default

Since when weilding this, you don't need to breath, could you have hotkey slots setup for inventory items, and when your breath runs out, you could quickly switch to this fishing pole, get a breath, and switch back?

# Sep 28 2001 at 10:06 AM Rating: Default
You can't hotkey inventory switches. Wish you could but you can't =/
RE: No
# Oct 06 2001 at 2:28 PM Rating: Default
He meant you hot key your melee slot and an inventory slot, then just switch the items in the Hot Key window without needing to open the inventory window. Bards do this all the time. :)
RE: No
# Jul 22 2002 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
Not to mention a good soloist on a pvp server hehehe...

-Renmazuo Skoaldiak, TZ
Another inaccuracy
# May 28 2001 at 6:27 AM Rating: Default
Not only is the effect permanent, and not triggered, but the pole also drops off more than just the swordfish. We had two drop tonight, one off a swordfish, I looted mine off a coldspine seahorse.

Another victim of the 'Woot triggerable EB!' joke khazam has played on so many.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 01 2001 at 7:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) nt
Fishing Pole
# Apr 25 2001 at 3:36 PM Rating: Default
You can fish with this and it CAN break.
Primary slot
# Apr 19 2001 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
Although the EB is nice, it's kind of useless to pure meleers. Too bad it's not triggered, I would have maybe thought about getting this, but, again, since it goes in my primary slot (where I need my primary weapon), I'll look for something else, fishbone earring maybe.

Balker Neehigh
Lvl 52 Champion
of Brell Serilis
how it work?
# Feb 27 2001 at 12:57 AM Rating: Default
so we need to carry bait with us inorder for it to work? can we fish underwater? and does it catch anything different then shoes and rusty dagger? perhaps old tire?
RE: how it work?
# Feb 28 2001 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
It works exactly like a normal fishing pole. Not sure about breakage though, because I'm not gonna use mine to fish... The effect is incorrect on the description though. It is not triggerred. It is a full time effect when the fishing pole is equipped. Very nice alternative to the FB earring here.

Fujin Windhammer
50th Cleric of Tunare
Druzzil Ro
RE: how it work?
# Apr 04 2001 at 11:00 PM Rating: Good
Yes it will break and yes the effect is active while holding
Status Symbol
# Feb 25 2001 at 1:56 PM Rating: Default
Hey, I love fishing. Just got myself to master yesterday, and there's a lot of people in my guild who already mastered fishing. This would make me king of the fishermen, but it only works if you can actually fish with it, which I assume you can since you can't fight with it.

Grimjrakar ver'Magnussen
Paladin of Brell and Enemy of Tunare
Fourth Wall
Tarew Marr
break pole
# Feb 23 2001 at 11:49 AM Rating: Default
Good question. If it can be used to fish and if it can break (i dont know anyone who owns one) I would assume that the pole would be alot harder to break than its clearance isle brother :)
Dontcha think that...
# Feb 23 2001 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
this would be perfect for a KK
And I too would like to know if you can use it for fishing...I've never fished, but from what the post near bottom says, you can break your fishing pole and that would suck if this broke.
RE: Dontcha think that...
# Jan 09 2002 at 12:42 PM Rating: Default
Heh. I owe that giant fish a few. That's why I picked this up. :)
RE: Dontcha think that...
# Jun 02 2001 at 12:35 AM Rating: Default
Yes, why on earth would anyone use this item to fish hehe... if it can break... who cares if breakage chance is a low %, theres still a chance... and i seriously doubt you would catch anything different than normal... so if you have one of these, and you like to fish, please carry a regular fishin pole too )
Also note...
# Feb 23 2001 at 12:32 AM Rating: Default
20 posts
According to the item picture description, It also give +75 HPs. So not only can you dive in and GRAB the fish you want, you can also take another couple hits from em too!
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 22 2001 at 5:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You guys are hilarious...
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 22 2001 at 7:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) there are a billion items that have the EB effect, i am pretty sure the question was just for kicks...don't take everybody too seriously bro
RE: hahahaha
# Jun 02 2001 at 12:37 AM Rating: Default
a billion items with eb huh? lets see, i can think of 3... im sure there are more, maybe as many as 6? hehe... lets see... one billion minus six equals... 999,999,994... please email the list of the 999 million other items that have EB effect )
RE: hahahaha
# Jan 07 2003 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
Not quite a billion items, but more than 3:

Amulet of the Grey Wastes
Ancient Fishing Pole
Aquatic Haunting Potion
Bag of Bone Dust
Bowl of Watery Protection
Charred Bone Ring
Deep Six Cutlass
Drums of the Beast
Earring of Death
Enchanted Velium Mask
Fish Gill Extract (potion)
Fishbone Earring
Fishgill Necksash (no longer drops)
Greaves of the Deep Sea
Helm of the Deep Sea
Hero's Khukri
Imbued Shield of Paineel
Kerran Fishing Spear
Knotted Turtlebone Ring
Lodizal Shell Shield
Lodizal Shell Shield (Back)
Lord of Pain's Khukri
Moss Mask
Net of the Deep Sea
Orb of the Deep Sea
Ornately Runed Shell Necklace
Potion of Vox's Vitality
Riptide Spear
Runed Sea Shell (Enduring Breath)
Runed Shell Necklace
Sapphire Studded Mantle
Shadow Pearl Earring
Shell Trimmed Bracer
Shield of Prexus
Shissar Eye Earring
Singing Steel Gauntlets
Sleeves of the Kelpmaidens
Staff of the Waterwalker
Vial of Egg Whites
Waterlogged Boots
RE: hahahaha
# Feb 23 2001 at 10:25 AM Rating: Default
Well, some people (the real scary people) actually cares about other stuff than xp, loot, money and how uber anything is. Some like to sit by a virtual water's edge, fish and talk *********** like I do now.
Can you fish with it?
# Feb 22 2001 at 5:20 PM Rating: Default
Can you fish with it?
RE: Can you fish with it?
# Feb 22 2001 at 5:26 PM Rating: Default
Good question, who needs eb anyways. Most people are afraid of the water.
RE: Can you fish with it?
# Feb 22 2001 at 9:37 PM Rating: Default
But is it an unbreakable rod i mean imagine losing this cause it broke while fishing
RE: Can you fish with it?
# Mar 01 2002 at 4:19 AM Rating: Default
I was just reading on The Newbie Zone, that a player had his break on him while fishing. He was a bit upset, understandably.
# Feb 26 2001 at 2:46 PM Rating: Default
Yes, you can fish with this. I don't know if it can break or not, but mine is still fine ;)

Xilt D'Arcane
Da Gnome Sorceror of Rathe
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