Welcome to our WoW Vanilla Cooking and Fishing Leveling Guide! This guide works for vanilla-era, SOM, and hardcore servers.
Cooking goes really well with fishing. That’s why many people level it up at the same time. Some people don’t like fishing, but I actually really like it. I have it on all my characters, it’s very chill and relaxing.
If you already have max cooking, and just want to level fishing, you don’t have to follow this guide. You can go to any low-level pool of water and fish until you are at max level.
When fishing, be sure to always have a fishing lure attached. It will help a lot.
Total mats needed for 1-300 fishing and cooking
Fishing and cooking guide WoW Classic
Start by learning fishing from one of these trainers:
Start by learning cooking from one of these trainers:
Apprentice fishing and cooking (1 – 75)
Horde players should go to Stonebull Lake in Mulgore, next to Bloofhood Village, and start fishing.
Alliance players should go to Crystal Lake in Elwynn Forest and start fishing.
Cook all Raw Brilliant Smallfish until you reach skill level 50. The recipe goes yellow at 45, so you might need to catch a bit more than 50 smallfish.
From 50 to 75, cook Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper.
Go train Journeyman fishing and cooking (75 – 150).
Journeyman fishing and cooking (75 – 150)
Horde players should go back to Thunder Bluff and fish from the pond on the low rise, next to the auctioneers.
Alliance players should go back to Stormwind City and fish from the canals.
From 75 to 100, cook Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper. This recipe goes yellow at 90, so you might need to catch a bit more than 25 snappers.
From 100 to 150, cook Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish. This recipe goes yellow at 140, so you might need to catch a bit more than 50 catfish.
Go train Expert fishing and cooking (150 – 225).
Expert fishing and cooking (150 – 225)
From this step on, the route is the same for both alliance and horde players.
Now move to north Stranglethorn Vale, and fish in the river next to the Nesingwary camp. Or if there’s too much competition/PVP going on, you can move to Alterac Mountains and fish in Lordamere Lake – that place is usually peaceful.
From 150 to 175, cook Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish. This recipe goes green at 165, so you will need to catch quite more than 25 catfish.
Go train Artisan fishing and cooking (225 – 300).
Artisan fishing and cooking (225 – 300)
Deliver these items to him:
Feralas will be your last step in the classic portion of the guide. First, buy the Recipe: Baked Salmon from Vivianna if you are an alliance player, or from Sheendra Tallgrass if you are a horde player.
Start by fishing in the lake around Camp Mojache or in the smaller lake south of Dire Maul. You can stay here until you reach fishing 275. At this point, you will be catching Raw Redgill, Poached Sunscale Salmon, and Raw Nightfin Snapper. Nightfin Soup will require some Refreshing Spring Water as well.
From 225 to 275 cook any combination of these fish. Filet of Redgill will go yellow at 250, the other two recipes will stay orange till 275.
When you reach 275, move to Jademir Lake in north Feralas. Stay here till your reach 300 fishing. You will be catching Raw Whitescale Salmon. Cook 25 salmon to get to 300 cooking.
Thank you for reading our vanilla cooking and fishing guide! I hope you found the whole experience relaxing and had a lot of fun. You are now able to craft a lot of different consumables.