WoW Fishing and Cooking Guide 1-450 (Alliance)


This WoW guide (up-to-date for patch 3.1) will cover training your Fishing and Cooking levels together from 1 to 450 and what to fish and cook while leveling Fishing and Cooking together as an Alliance character in World of Warcraft. Fishing and Cooking are both secondary professions, which means everyone can and should develop them. Learning to fish or cook won’t limit what other professions you train your character in. Fishing complements the Cooking profession very well, as most fish can be cooked and the higher levels of Cooking require certain fish. Fishing is also a good source of food, and can provide a modest gold income – cooked fish are worth more than raw fish. This guide has been split in two for Alliance and Horde characters. This post contains the Alliance guide – the Horde guide is here. There are also guides available for training Cooking and Fishing seperately.

Due to the location of the vendors for many of the early recipes, training Fishing and Cooking together is much easier for Dwarves, Gnomes and Humans. The Drenai have no access to Fish recipes in their starting area and should look to travel to Stormwind via Auberdine, Darnassus. Night Elves have access to the Apprentice level recipes, but will also need to travel to Stormwind for Journeymen recipes.

If you wish to use this as a power-leveling guide then I would suggest starting in Goldshire, Elwynn Forest, and choosing the closest trainers and fishing locations from there as you level up.

Alliance Fishing and Cooking trainers for Apprentice, Journeymen, Expert and Artisan Levels
Fishing: Androl Oakhand in Rut’theran Village, Teldrassil
Fishing: Arnold Leland in The Canals, Stormwind
Fishing: Astaia in Trademen’s Terrace, Darnassus
Fishing: Brannock in Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas
Fishing: Diktynna at Ammen Ford, Azuremyst Isle
Fishing: Donald Rabonne in Southshore, Hillsbrad Foothills
Fishing: Erett in The Crystal Hall, The Exodar
Fishing: Grimnur Stonebrand in The Forlorn Cave, Ironforge
Fishing: Harold Riggs in Menethil Harbor, Wetlands
Fishing: Lee Brown at Crystal Lake, Elwynn Forest
Fishing: Matthew Hooper in Lakeshire, Redridge Mountains
Fishing: Paxton Ganter at Iceflow Lake, Dun Morogh
Fishing: Warg Deepwater in The Loch, Loch Modan

Cooking: Alegorn in the Craftmen’s Terrace, Darnassus
Cooking: Brom Brewbaster in Valgarde, Howling Fjord
Cooking: Celie Steelwing in Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley
Cooking: Cook Ghilm in Gol’Bolar Quarry, Dun Morogh
Cooking: “Cookie” McWeaksauce in Odesyus’ Landing, Azuremyst Isle
Cooking: Crystal Boughman in Lakeshire, Redridge Mountains
Cooking: Daryl Riknussun in The Great Forge, Ironforge
Cooking: Gaston in Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
Cooking: Gremlock Pilsnor in Kharanos, Dun Morogh
Cooking: Katherine Lee in The Silver Enclave, Dalaran
Cooking: Mumman in the Seat of the Naaru, The Exodar
Cooking: Rollick MacKreel in Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Cooking: Stephen Ryback in Old Town, Stormwind
Cooking: Tomas in Goldshire, Elwynn Forest
Cooking: Zarrin in Dolannar, Teldrassil

Neutral Fishing: Myizz Luckycatch in Booty Bay, Stranglethorn Vale

Neutral Cooking: Bethany Cromwell at the Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown
Neutral Cooking: Henry Stern in the Razorfen Downs instance, The Barrens
Neutral Cooking: Jack Trapper in the Lower City, Shattrath City
Neutral Cooking: Naka in Cenarion Refuge, Zangamarsh

Apprentice Levels (1-75) – Level 5 Character required
Purchase a Fishing Pole and a Shiny Bauble from a general vendor
Learn Apprentice Fishing from a Fishing trainer
Learn Apprentice Cooking from a Cooking trainer
Purchase Recipe: Brilliant Smallfish from one of the following vendors:
Catherine Leland in The Canals, Stormwind
Greta Ganter in Brewnall Village, Dun Morogh
Khara Deepwater in Thalsamar, Loch Modan
Nyoma in Dolanaar, Teldrassil
Tharynn Bouden in Goldshire, Elwynn Forest
Learn Recipe: Brilliant Smallfish
Travel to one of the following locations:
Drenai – Silverline Lake, Azuremyst Isle
Dwarves and Gnomes – Iceflow Lake, Dun Morogh
Humans – Crystal Lake, Elwynn Forest
Night Elves – Lake Al’Ameth, Teldrassil
Level 1-75 Fishing: Catch Raw Brilliant Smallfish and Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper after attaching Shiny Bauble to Fishing Rod
Level 1-50 Cooking: Cook Brilliant Smallfish
Purchase Recipe: Longjaw Mud Snapper from one of the following vendors:
Greta Ganter in Brewnall Village, Dun Morogh
Nyoma in Dolanaar, Teldrassil
Tansy Puddlefizz in The Forlorn Cavern, Ironforge
Tharynn Bouden in Goldshire, Elwynn Forest
Learn Recipe: Longjaw Mud Snapper
Level 51-75 Cooking: Cook Brilliant Smallfish and Longjaw Mud Snapper

Journeyman Levels (76-150) – Level 10 Character required
Learn Journeyman Fishing from a Fishing trainer
Learn Journeyman Cooking from a Cooking trainer
Travel to one of the following locations:
Drenai – The Foul Pool, Bloodmyst Isle
Dwarves and Gnomes – The Forlorn Cavern, Ironforge
Humans – The Canals, Stormwind
Night Elves – The Temple Gardens, Darnassus
Level 76-125 Fishing: Catch Raw Brilliant Smallfish (15%), Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper (60%) and Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish (25%)
Level 76-100 Cooking: Cook Longjaw Mud Snapper
Purchase Recipe: Bristle Whisker Catfish from one of the following vendors
Catherine Leland in The Canals, Stormwind
Kilxx in Ratchet, The Barrens
Lindea Rabonne in Southshore, Hillsbrad Foothills
Learn Recipe: Bristle Whisker Catfish
Level 101-125 Cooking: Cook Longjaw Mud Snapper and Bristle Whisker Catfish

Expert Levels (151-225)
Learn Expert Fishing from a Fishing trainer
Learn Expert Cooking from a Cooking trainer
Travel to one of the following locations:
The lake around Astranaar, Ashenvale
The river east of Southshore, Hillsbrad Foothills
Lake Everstill, Redridge Mountains
Any inland water area of the Wetlands
Level 126-175 Fishing: Catch Raw Longjaw Mud Snappers (40%) and Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish (60%) after attaching Shiny Bauble to Fishing Rod
Travel to the lakes near Stormgarde Keep, Arathi Highlands
Level 176-225 Fishing: Catch Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish (40%) and Raw Mithril Head Trout (60%) after attaching Nightcrawlers to Fishing Rod
Level 126-175 Cooking: Cook Bristle Whisker Catfish
Purchase Recipe: Mithril Head Trout from one of the following vendors:
Heldan Galesong south of Auberdine, Darkshore
Kelsey Yance in Booty Bay, Stranglethorn Vale
Lindea Rabonne in Southshore, Hillsbrad Foothills
Stuart Fleming in Menethil Harbor, Wetlands
Tansy Puddlefizz in The Forlorn Cavern, Ironforge
Learn Recipe: Mithril Head Trout
Level 176-225 Cooking: Cook Mithril Head Trout

Artisan Levels (226-300) – Level 35 Character required
Learn Artisan Fishing from a Fishing trainer
Learn Artisan Cooking from a Cooking trainer
Purchase Recipe: Fillet of Redgill from Kelsey Yance in Booty Bay, Stranglethorn Vale
Purchase the following from Gikkix in Steamwheedle Port, Tanaris
Recipe: Spotted Yellowtail
Recipe: Nightfin Soup
Recipe: Poached Sunscale Salmon
Travel to the beach near Steamwheedle Port, Tanaris
Level 226-260 Fishing: Catch Raw Spotted Yellowtail (40%) and other fish
Purchase the following from Vivianna in Feathermon Stronghold, Feralas
Recipe: Lobster Stew
Recipe: Mightfish Steak
Refreshing Spring Water
Travel to Bloodvenom Falls, Felwood
Level 261-290 Fishing: Catch Raw Redgill (40%), Raw Nightfin Snapper (0-35%), Raw Sunscale Salmon (0-35%), Raw Mithril Head Trout (10%)
Learn Recipe: Spotted Yellowtail and Recipe: Fillet of Redgill
Level 226-275 Cooking: Cook Mithril Head Trout (up to level 250), Spotted Yellowtail and Fillet of Redgill
Learn Recipe: Nightfin Soup and Recipe: Poached Sunscale Salmon
Level 276-290 Cooking: Cook Nightfin Soup (requires Refreshing Spring Water) and Poached Sunscale Salmon
Travel to Scalebeards Cave, Azshara
Level 291-300 Fishing: Catch Darkclaw Lobster (45%), Large Raw Mightfish (5%) after attaching Nightcrawlers to Fishing Rod
Learn Recipe: Mightfish Steak and Recipe: Lobster Stew
Level 291-300 Cooking: Cook Mightfish Steak and Lobster Stew

Master Levels (301-375)
Learn Master Fishing from Juno Dufrain in Cenarion Refuge, Zangamarsh
Learn Master Cooking from Naka in Cenarion Refuge, Zangamarsh
Travel to Umbrafen Lake, Zangamarsh
Level 301-350 Fishing: Catch Barbed Gill Trout (70%), Spotted Feltail (15%) and other fish
Purchase the following from from Doba in Orebor Harborage, Zangamarsh
Recipe: Feltail Delight
Recipe: Blackened Trout
Purchase Recipe: Golden Fish Sticks from Innkeeper Biribi in Allerian Stronghold, Terokkar Forest
Travel to the rivers between Allerian Stronghold, Firewing Point and Tuurem, Terokkar Forest
Level 351-375 Fishing: Catch Golden Darter (20-80%), Spotted Feltail (0-30%) and other fish
Learn Recipe: Blackened Trout and Recipe: Feltail Delight
Level 301-340 Cooking: Cook Blackened Trout and Feltail Delight
Learn Recipe: Golden Fish Sticks
Level 341-360 Cooking: Cook Golden Fish Sticks

Grand Master Levels (376-450) – Level 65 Character required for Dalaran Daily Cooking Quests
Learn Grand Master Fishing from Old Man Robert in Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Learn the following from Rollick MacKreel in Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Grand Master Cooking
Grilled Bonescale
Grilled Sculpin
Travel to an unnamed coastal area, Borean Tundra
Level 376-450 Fishing: Catch Bonescale Snapper (55%), Dragonfin Angelfish (22%) and Musselback Sculpin (22%)
Level 361-415 Cooking: Cook Grilled Bonescale (up to level 380) and Grilled Sculpin
Complete Dalaran Daily Cooking Quests for Katherine Lee in the Silver Enclave, Dalaran to earn at least 6 Dalaran Cooking Awards
Purchase the following from from Derek Odds in the Silver Enclave, Dalaran
Recipe: Dragonfin Fillet
Recipe: Snapper Extreme
Northern Spices are also required – you may collect some in the daily cooking quests, purchase some from the auction house or earn additional Dalaran Cooking Awards to purchase some from Derek Odds in the Silver Enclave, Dalaran
Level 416-450 Cooking: Cook Dragonfin Fillet and Snapper Extreme

I hoped you found this WoW Fishing and Cooking Leveling Guide for Alliance characters useful and that it has helped you on your way to level 450. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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Magicmoon

Thank you.
Very helpful 😀

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Idkmaybe

Nice thx 🙂

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marajuana

amazingly helpful

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fisher

Thank you. Very goof guide. 🙂

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Estariel

In the 226-300 section you suggest purchasing recipes from Gikkix. He no longer exists, but the recipes you mentioned can now be obtained from cooking trainers.

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Jen

IDK if you’re trolling, but this is a guide for thru WotLK before everything really started getting spoonfed to players.

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Anonymous

Which trainer??

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Haris

Nice effort thank u so much!

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Pyroman89

Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to write it.

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GPSJane

This is now very outdated. But thanks for the info. The first parts are still valid.

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Anonymous

not really, this is guide for wotlk, and as I know, it’s still valid guide 🙂

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Unknown

Very active and usefull for Wotlk only!

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hidalgo

thank you very much sir!

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Anon

I play on Molten wow and this was EXTREMELY helpful, thank you!

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Sagittario

Typing this as 17th march of 2014, playing on molten WoW Wotlk as a hunter.
I found this guide very helpful thanks a lot 😀

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Rusill

Amazing tut. ty

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Denislav

Splendid,thank you mate :))

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Brandon

Where is the suggested zone? How’s this supposed to help?

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Jimbobelbows

Just go to bootybay save itself the time

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Mate

Ty for really helpfull guide ! 🙂

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Nizon

Very Usefull 😀 thanks alot!

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intheshadow

Very helpfull, thnx for recipe vendors.

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Jormadin

22/07/2015

Thanks for the guide. Really helpful. Playing WotLK in LineBR.

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Ndeshkuesi

very simple and good guide cheers

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Need to find redbelly mandarin.

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stickyd420

nice guide

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