This item is an extremely rare fish that can be caught within the city limits of Ironforge. The waters in the Forlorn Cavern has been cited as source for obtaining this elusive trophy. The low elevation lava at the Great Forge also used to be a source, but by patch 3.1.3, fishing in this lava began yielding the error message, "There aren't any fish here."
For Alliance, your best chance at getting this fish, while the off-hand stat bonus is still useful, is to train up your fishing skill in Ironforge. Do your initial fishing in a starting zone lake; Ironforge is frustrating when starting. Somewhere around fishing skill level 25 to 50, depending on your tolerance for missed fish, switch to fishing in Ironforge. Use a lure at first. Ironforge requires a fishing skill (with a fishing lure) of 75 to have no fish get away. Up to skill 75, each point of skill short is a percent "fish got away".
The Horde version of this fish is which can be caught within the city of Orgrimmar. These two fish are the only off-hand trophy fish that give a stat bonus, both give +5 to Stamina.
Patches and hotfixes
- / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Achievements were added and specific achievements to catch these two factional trophy fish were added.
- Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): These two factional trophy fish were added.