I’ve made it clear fishing and I aren’t friends. It bores me in-game, and in real life I just don’t have the patience. Simply put, it isn’t for me. So all the fishing achievements in the game are pretty well a lost cause for me because I’m not about to do them. Then again, I don’t really go achievement hunting. But as far as fishing goes, I’d expect to get next to none of the achievements. Except for the fact I discovered the dailies give a ridiculous amount of experience when you’re leveling a character. It also gives nice guild rep if you need it. So, a couple of characters do actually have the fishing skill (two or three tops).
Wouldn’t you know it, I have the weirdest luck. Let’s remember that I’ve been farming the Baron’s mount since I discovered it existed (though not recently), to zero success. I have never seen Aeonaxx despite more than 5 days flushed away floating in Deepholm. Yet, here we are tossing out a few casts a week (I don’t even do the dailies, well, daily). If you’ll remember, it took just two casts for me to get the Sea Pony.
Well, a couple of days ago, Elcombe was flying around in Ironforge when some dwarf wanted someone to catch “Young Ironjaw.” Five casts later I hadn’t caught the fish required for the daily…but I did fish out his old man:
I firmly believe the game knows I hate fishing that it keeps throwing these rare accomplishments at me with relative ease. It wants me to suffer. It thinks if I keep getting these really cool achievements that I’ve seen people spend
hours weeks on, I’ll try for more of the others and the well of giving will dry up in a heartbeat. Well, I’ve got the system fooled because no way am I spending any longer than I have to with a fishing pole in my hand. No way, no how. You could offer me the greatest transmog known to Azeroth and I’d still keep that pole in the bag.
As for the people who are swearing at me (and I know you are) because you’re still trying for these things, I say give up. Swear off fishing except for experience. Otherwise the game is just messing with you. Taunting you. It knows your pain and feeds off it. Repent from the evil ways of the pole! You’ll thank me later.