This page summarises how to catch Bloated Barbed Gill Trout. For a more detailed guide, see Daily Fishing Quests.
Catching Bloated Barbed Gill Trout
Detailed mapping of hard to find areas is shown below.
Notes: Soulbound, with a 2 hour duration.
Quest: Shrimpin' Ain't Easy from Old Man Barlo, near Silmyr Lake in Terokkar Forest. This is one of several possible daily fishing quests from Old Man Barlo. The fish can only be caught with this quest.
Detailed Guide: Daily Fishing Quests - Walkthrough and rewards for the daily fishing quests.
Commentary: Bloated Barbed Gill Trout replace Barbed Gill Trout in the open water of Zangarmarsh until you have 10 Giant Freshwater Shrimp in your inventory. So, over half the catch from Zangarmarsh will be Bloated Barbed Gill Trout, but you will probably also catch some Spotted Feltail and Zangarian Sporefish. If you don't open the Bloated Barbed Gill Trout you can fish them until you run out of bag space (they do not stack, so you will run out of space quickly). However, as soon as you have 10 shrimp, the remaining Bloated Barbed Gill Trout you open will contain only Partially Digested Weeds.
History: 2.4: Bloated Barbed Gill Trout first caught.
|Water/pool type||Minimum skill||Areas||Catch Rate||Commonly caught fish|
|To cast||To avoid get aways||% of Catch||Source|
|Open Water - Inland||305||400||Quest only.|
The catch rate is the approximate proportion of all catches in the area from the water/pool type that are the named fish.
- Fishing Achievements - Introduction to fishing-related personal achievements.
- 2.4 Changes - Patch 2.4's changes to fishing.
- Daily Fishing Quests - Complete walkthrough.
These remarks have been written about this subject by El's readers in the forums. Hopefully you will find them useful.
By Khandril, on 14 April 2008:
Just thought I'd report it in case it happens to anyone else...
The first time I got "Shrimpin' Ain't Easy", every bloated fish I got had only partially digested weeds in it. I fished up about twenty, double-checked I still had the quest and it said "0/10" on my shrimp count. I abandoned the quest and got it again, same result. Didn't feel like waiting 90 minutes for a GM, so I just gave up on it, that day.
Guild members reported it worked fine that day, and it worked for my alt, so I don't think it was server-wide. The next time it came around, it worked fine on both characters.
By Petre, on 14 April 2008:
Make sure you leave your raid group before doing this quest. That seems to be the most common reason for this quest not working from what I've read.
By el, on 14 April 2008:
To break down the raid thing:
1. "Quest Items" cannot be looted while in a raid group.
2. Bloated Barbed Gill Trout can only be caught while on the quest, but is not itself a "Quest Item". So logically it can be caught while in a raid.
3. Giant Freshwater Shrimp are a Quest Item, so logically if you are in a raid, you will never see them. Hence gain a lot of weeds, get frustrated, and page a GM who probably won't be able to work it out either.
The quest item/raid group thing has always been the case. But this implementation is particularly evil, because I presume you can catch what appears to be the quest fish, yet never see the actual quest fish.
By Khandril, on 14 April 2008:
Ah, of course. Yes, I'm pretty sure I did that quest while I was waiting for Karazhan to despawn so I could do a quest right before server maintenance...
By wheedle, on 26 April 2008:
This happened to me as well...I was not in a raid group or even a party at the time.
However, I was online during rollover and 'Shrimpin' had been the previous day's fishing quest as well. I suppose it's possible that this bug could also be related to dailies sometimes not rolling over correctly when logged in.
GM suggested that I disable mods/restart WoW and all that. Unfortunately, that was 2 hours later and I was in an instance at the time. Never got around to testing if that fixed the problem.