here is my contribution to this thread!
im currently lvl 36 and i was just outside the winery (i think thats what its called) sanctuary. once out the gates turn right toward raincatcher gully. fish on the left side of the bridge. here is what i was catching
lvl 20 copperfish - exp a little over 200
lvl 34 crabs - over 2k
lvl 40 discus - over 3k
over 40 couldnt bring up!!
bait - honeyworms (which are sold in the sanctuary)
i'm figuring that you can probably lvl ur character into the mid 40's at this spot.
Thanks actually! I am level 33 so this is super helpful - and collecting baits and lures atm. I was fishing near there but only the spinning lure or what not would work at all.
I just checked this out - couldn't use the honeyworms cause I am too low, but using a crow fly I was getting about 1/3 of the copperfish as a HQ then mooching them for big ones.
So my exp (+3%) was:
NQ copperfish: 591
HQ copperfish (very common): 2313
Then I would mooch with the copperfish everytime it was available to land:
NQ Lamprey: 3532 (+100% for new record?)
HQ Lamprey: 7116
NQ Monke Onke: 2274
Monke Onke were the most common but yeah, getting 4400 for two casts pretty frequently was VERY NICE exp. Edited, Aug 28th 2013 3:00pm by Olorinus
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