These fishing traps can be found near the Horde town of Shadowprey Village.
Alliance chars will normally farm these cages as the the +20 fishing pole is found in abt 1/40 traps.
Horde chars won't normally bother as the NPC in Shadowprey gives a horde-only quest for a +25 fishing pole (easy quest too).
Be careful of drowning as some of the Murkshells (Crabmen) have a frost shock proc which will slow you down greatly.
I found best time was 6:30am-7:00am i got 4 of the Iron fishing rods
one after the other from these traps. It would help to have swim speed and underwater breathing potions or spells.
These can be a little boring if you have to go to the fissures after every trap and this will take alot of time to do if you are trying to collect for mount (horde only)
theres a bubbling fissure near the docks so u can just go there when ur low on breath
If you're looking to farm these, just invest 50s and buy a Water Breathing potion from an alchemist. Or, if you're a druid or Warlock, use water form/waterbreathing.
Also, opening one of the traps may spawn a Murkshell instead of drop loot. Be careful, as their frost shock can hurt and slow you down a lot, causing you to drown - another reason you should just use a potion.
As others have said, the only reason to farm the pole is if you're alliance side and can't get the +25 pole, or you're looking to sell it. I guess you could use it between 35-47ish, when you get the +25 pole, however.
I did this quest today, and i got in one of them (boot).
I did it for the reward from this quest: (Fish in a Bucket), and i used the reward for another quest: (Catch of the Day).
note that around half of the time these will contain nothing (i wasn't on the quest btw) and instead will summon a Drysnap Crawler (
The really best thing you could use would be this weapon from Gnomeregan
15 frost resistance and underwaterbreathing, all you need.
Took me two days to get the fishing pole, and my bags ended up with:
11 Reinforced Chain Boots
6 Cuirboulli Boots
1 Cross-stitched Sandals
1 Rusted Engineering Parts
Countless Empty Trap
Really unlucky with this.
You can also "summon" Drysnap Crawler.
I believe the best way to do it fast is stocking up on waterbreathing potions and whatever sim speed incrasers you can, and then swim in circle around an underwater peak at 21,81. A good 6-7 cages there all close by and not many Drysnaps.
Took me about 1.5 hours though and brought me:
5 Cuirboulli Boots
3 Reinforced Chain Boots
2 Cross-stitched Sandals
Just got the pole on my 7th try, got lucky I guess... I'm horde but I DE'd the poles from the quests in Hinterlands and Shattrath because I thought I would never level fishing, I was wrong.
The drop % for the fishing pole is retarded, I'm sure blizzard thinks it's funny to make us alliance work for the best stuff, when the horde have it handed to them on a silver platter.
1. IF you can find this on the AH do not try and get this in the water, its a utter waste of time.
2. IF you can't find this in the AH then my luck be with you because I've been farming this for days and still haven't gotten one.(##RESPBREAK##)520##DELIM##Rankkor##DELIM##
i dont know if i was just lucky but i found the fishing rod in one of the trap after about 5 minutes, with 12 shellfish in total and one or two other things. It helps to have Aquatic Form :)
lvl 47 Night Elf Druid
found after about 30 crates... 45 minutes well spent! The crates go in a perfect circle around the harbour and re-appear quickly. Also picked up some good greens sold well on AH
313 Shellfish, still didn't get the fishing rod......
and, of course, i got it 3 crates later
Got mine after (see screenshot):
4 Reinforced Chain Boots
7 Cuirboulli Boots
7 Cross-stitched Sandals
3 Rusted Engineering Parts
Druids make sure you have
Glyph of Aquatic Form
Got it after 7 traps. Didn't even come for it. The pole that is.
WOW that pole just hates me and am realllly unlucky i *!@#ing got all the greens from the cage! All the Greys! and about 5 boots and 415 shellfish and i been hunting this pole for about 3 days AND NO #$%^ING POLE EVERYTHING DROPPED FROM THESE CAGES BUT THE POLE
omg that took forever. got a good cycle going tho. tried a few hours last night. and an hour this morning. drop rate seemed alot lower than 1.5%!
also like other ppl have said, 1/3 of the crates are shelfish monster baddies, so that dont help.
total items found.----
4 Cuirboulli Boots
9 Cross-stitched Sandals
10 Reinforced Chain Boots
3 Rusted Engineering Parts
2 Agile Boots
and finally! 1 Big Iron Fishing Pole
(also not having underwater breathing kinda made it more exciting, lol)
4 Reinforced Chain Boots
1 shimmering boots of the owl
then found it :D
What level are the MOBs that get spawned from the traps?
Wow! Finally after 2 hours and 215 Cages Opened I got this fishing pole! It took much longer than I thought. I was 80 Druid in Swim Form. Never doing that again..
Got the +20 Fishing Pole on my THIRD trap. I'm guess they upped the %'s or I was just WAY lucky!
got it after 8 cages
Got it after 10 cages, wanted the pole as I had done the quest from Revantusk already and sold it, hate fishing.
Wasn't hard, but I'm undead so breath wasn't an issue.
23.4, 77.3 are coordinates off the southern coast of Desolace whereupon opening my first trap i got the rod! Lucky me huh?. LV85 DK of The Forgotten Coast, (fishing skill 149).
So after about 25 traps I got 16 pairs of boots, nothing else...
I hope they arn't bugged.
Dropped with my second trap, then I got two more in the next five drops. Total of three poles in seven cages. My first drop was green cloth boots.
Okay, on my way back I hit six more cages,two dropped the rod, one of them had a mob that dropped
It took me about 20 traps to find the rod. As a lvl 85 the mobs don't give you any trouble and I didnt see a single Horde nearby.
Gnomish Engineers can use
to make things a little easier. As Alliance I sat on top of the Zepplin that goes from Grom Grol in STV and then flew from Org to the traps. Takes about 3 minutes to fly from org to there. Good luck!
Looks like a lot of people got their feet caught - awful lot of footwear.
An alternative to using water breathing potions is to simply swim over the Bubbly Fissure's on the sea floor bottom. You will get
that replenishes your Breath as if you had surfaced.
so, shimmering boots, drop rate of .4 I have 4 pairs, Burnished boots, drop rate of .4 I have 3 pairs... Agile boots, drop rate of .4 I have 3 pairs, 12 pairs of the courbouli boots, 14 pairs of sandals.... no pole, so for all u dirty skunks who got 3 of em by opening 5 traps, I only have words that would get my post deleted to say to you! :) sincerely, still swimming.
Took me about 10 tries, not including the extra traps I opened after I noticed I already had it.
I found myself flying through the area while doing archaeology and decided to try for a pole or two for our guild bank. The shellfish traps are all there but they weren't select-able. I exited completely out of the game and tried again, still unusable. Oh well.
Quest worked fine for me today 1/7/2014. Was just doing the Nat Pagle, Angle Extreme quest and thought I would pick up Fish in a Bucket quest too. They were not sparkling when I first got there, but once I picked up the quest it worked just fine. Got pole on 2nd trap, then none for about 30 more traps, then 2 poles in a row.
Damn lucky I was, got that Fishing Pole in one try. :)
Just in case anyone is wondering, I just got the Big Iron Fishing Pole from the Shellfish Trap. I did have to accept the quest Fish in a Bucket from Jinar'Zillen. Every time I got 5 fish for the quest, I destroyed them, and the picked up the quest again. Did this about 5 or 6 times, finally finding my pole inside one of the Shellfish Traps. I should also note I was playing a Horde character to get the quest. Before having the quest, I could not interact with any of the traps.
Ok, so none of the cages are even clickable and nothing seems to be inside of them, is it still possible to obtain the fishing pole this way? All I can see is the Drysnap Crawlers everywhere
Edit: I stopped by AH and found it for 18 gold, so I guess my problem is solved!
Got mine first try, accepted quest fish in a barrel, swam down to closest trap south side of the dock and blamo. Then abandoned the quest twice after getting the quests items, when I picked up the quest the third time I got a second big iron fishing pole, from the same trap, closest to south side of dock. 10-15 minutes tops.
No one has posted about this for several expansions, so here's an update on how Shellfish Traps work:
Shellfish Traps are only interactive if you're on the quest
. Sorry Alliance, these are now Horde-only.
Shellfish Traps stop being interactive once you have 5 Shellfish. Shellfish are now classified as non-bag quest items, so you can't just drop them; if you want to continue looting traps, you need to drop the quest and re-accept it.
still get the
from the traps as Horde, it's just much more annoying to farm.
Enemies that spawn from the traps are 1-2 levels below your current level.
If you want the
DO NOT COMPLETE THE QUEST
. You cant touch the traps once you complete the quest so you need to take the quest, turn off auto pick up from the very begining loot the traps and keep at it until you got your poles. If you got your 5 items from the quest by mistake just abandon the quest and go for it again.
For those wishing for a more 'planned' route, here are the location of the cages.
Note: This requires the addon TomTom.
Use the app Twitch to download and install it.
Due to limitations of the macros, the location list is split into two macros. The '/cway' at the end of the second macro tells TomTom to go to the next closest point.
The pole drops from the trap
from the occasional lobster that pops. Alliance players: The
can be safely tossed No vendor value. (They're used for a Horde quest.)
Occasionally TomTom won't go to the next point, even though it's showing 0 yards. Right click the TomTom arrow and select Remove Waypoint.
First macro: Traps 1
/way 17.7 70.9
/way 20.3 71.3
/way 20 73.7
/way 20.7 75
/way 19.8 76.2
/way 18.9 77.3
/way 18 76.3
/way 22.5 75.2
/way 23.4 77.1
/way 24.3 77.5
/way 20.1 79.1
/way 20.7 80.5
/way 21.8 81
/way 23.1 80.9
/way 18.6 81.6
/way 19.5 82
/way 20.9 82.5
Second macro: Traps 2:
/way 18 84.5
/way 18.1 86.5
/way 19.8 85.5
If you have the mount
it makes it go a tad faster. Hot key the mount.
Horde players: you will have to accept the quest
Fish In a Bucket
before you can loot the Shellfish Traps. No clue if the traps are lootable if you have already completed the quest. Alliance players: The traps are lootable without having a quest. Yea!
The pole has a 5% drop rate. If you believe that, with 20 traps listed above you should get your pole in two runs (40 traps). Yeah, right...
Lootable with HORDE quest
given to horde by
in Shadowprey Village.
Not for Alliance :(
But can be fished up from Dranor Zones.
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