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Equippment: Fishing Poles

Fishing poles is an essential part of fishing. You must have a pole equipped before you can fish. Some poles are improved, and gives you some bonus fishing skill - allowing you to better catch fish! You can also attach fishing lures to your fishing pole, and increase it even further.

Fishing Pole Skill Required Level required Bonus Skill Source
Fishing Pole 1 1 0 Vendor
Blump Family Fishing Pole 1 10 3 Quest (Alliance)
Strong Fishing Pole 10 5 5 Vendor (limited quantity)
Darkwood Fishing Pole 50 15 15 Fishing
Big Iron Fishing Pole 100 25 20 Looted from objects
Nat Pagle's Extreme Angler FC-5000 100 44 25 Quest (Horde)
Arcanite Fishing Pole 300 0 35 Fishing Extravaganza

In addition to these, there are three fishing poles that cannot be used for fishing. These are typically weapons.

  • Dwarven Fishing Pole (Gun)
  • Goblin Fishing Pole (Consumable, dynamite)
  • Nat Pagle's Fish Terminator (Staff)

More detailed

Fishing Pole

Skill-bonus: 0
Source: Vendor
Skill required to use: 1 Fishing
Level required: 1

A basic fishing pole sold by all Fishing Suppliers, and most Trade Suppliers. Price is roughly 4 coppers.

Blump Family Fishing Pole (+3 skill)

Skill-bonus: 3
Source: Quest (Alliance)
Skill required to use: 1 Fishing
Level required: 10

The Blump Family Fishing Pole is the reward from alliance-only quest "The Family and the Fishing Pole", from Gubber Blump, found on Auberdine beach in Darkshore. The quest requires you to fish 6 Darkshore Groupers, which can be caught off the coast of Darkshore.

Strong Fishing Pole (+5 skill)

Skill-bonus: 5
Source: Vendor (limited quantity)
Skill required to use: 10 Fishing
Level required: 5

The Strong Fishing Pole is a limited supply item from Fishing Suppliers, but most carry one. Costs around 9s 2c.

Darkwood Fishing Pole (+15 skill)

Skill-bonus: 15
Source: Fishing
Skill required to use: 50 Fishing
Level required: 15

Originally the Darkwood Fishing Pole was very rarely dropped by Nightbane Worgen in Duskwood or Bloodsnout Worgs in Silverpine Forest. It is known to be very rarely caught from inland open water in Ashenvale, Duskwood, Hillsbrad Foothills, Redridge Mountains, Stonetalon Mountains and Wetlands.

Big Iron Fishing Pole (+20 skill)

Skill-bonus: 20
Source: Looted from objects
Skill required to use: 100 Fishing
Level required: 25

The Big Iron Fishing Pole is rarely found in the Shellfish Traps on the floor of the ocean off the coast of Desolace, in the bay immediately south-west of Shadowprey Village.

Nat Pagle's Extreme Angler FC-5000 (+25 skill)

Skill-bonus: 25
Source: Quest (Horde)
Skill required to use: 100 Fishing
Level required: 44

Reward for the Horde-only quest "Snapjaws, Mon!", from Katoom the Angler, in Revantusk Village, The Hinterlands. The quest requires you to kill 15 Saltwater Snapjaws, which can be found along the coast of the Hinterlands.

Arcanite Fishing Pole (+35 skill)

Skill-bonus: 35
Source: Fishing Extravaganza
Skill required to use: 300 Fishing
Level required: 0

One of two possible rewards for winning the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.