This page summarises how to catch Steelscale Crushfish.
About Steelscale Crushfish
Usage: Equip: Acts as a one-handed mace: 22-42 damage, speed 2.50 (12.8 damage per second), +4 Strength bonus. Requires level 20.
Vendor Value: 25s 51c.
Auction Value: Almost priceless to the exotic fish collector.
Catching Steelscale Crushfish
Notes: Probably the rarest catch in Azeroth. Possibly from just coastal open waters of Ashenvale, Hillsbrad Foothills, and Wetlands - but it is so rare, we can't be sure!
Related Achievement: One That Didn't Get Away: Catch one of the rare fish: Steelscale Crushfish, Rockhide Strongfish, Baby Coralshell Turtle, 103 Pound Mightfish, 22 Pound Lobster, 15 Pound Mud Snapper, 52 Pound Redgill, 29 Pound Salmon, 68 Pound Grouper, 32 Pound Catfish, 113 Pound Swordfish. All these fish are rare catches, which anglers should expect to catch while fishing for other fish. Low-level anglers can gain this achievement by catching fish found in low-level areas, such as 15 Pound Mud Snapper. This may be the most frustrating of all fishing achievements because the heaviest off-hand fish are exceptionally rare. For some analysis and tips, read this discussion.
|Water/pool type||Minimum skill||Areas||Catch Rate||Commonly caught fish|
|To cast||To avoid get aways||% of Catch||Source|
|Open Water - Coastal||55||150||Infrequent catch.|
The catch rate is the approximate proportion of all catches in the area from the water/pool type that are the named fish.
- Valuable Fish - This chapter will help you catch fish of value.
- Fishing Achievements - Introduction to fishing-related personal achievements.
These remarks have been written about this subject by El's readers in the forums. Hopefully you will find them useful.
By Gavotte, on 28 February 2008:
For the past month or two I've been fishing on and off in the Wetlands (Baradin Bay) for about, on average, an hour a night. My goal has been to catch a Steelscale Crushfish and come up with an approximate catch-rate. Well...after quite a long while, my goal was finally realized.
As you can see, I unfortunately was not using Fishing Buddy. However, I can confidently say that catch-rate for me was approximately .001%. Hopefully this helps the fishing community a little. I urge others to attempt to catch this fish themselves, even though it can be terribly boring, and record their own catch-rates so we can finally know the exact catch-rate of this fish.
I also must say...holding the crushfish and old ironjaw while in my fishing outfit looks quite nice. =)
By lyllyth, on 17 March 2008:
I went out to Hillsbrad tonight and caught one of these off the coast of Southshore after only 150 casts! This is a catch rate of .667% that took me a little over 50 minutes of total fishing, from between 3-4am server time. I know that I'm very lucky to have caught this from the small amount of casts that I made, but I still feel the information is helpful to the community.
I made this catch just southwest of southshore, total fish:
95 Rainbow Fin Albacore
35 Oily Blackmouth
18 Firefin Snapper
1 Message in a Bottle (also cool item)
1 Steelscale Crushfish
I'll probably try and catch another one and update the posting if I do, but for now I'm gonna go celebrate.
As a side note this site is an incredible blessing to the fishing community and I thank all of you that help provide it to us.
By Marlburo, on 23 May 2008:
Been going for Crushfish and seeing how many times I've seen "got it after a couple casts in South Shore" I thought I'd update you on my stats thus far in South Shore:
Rainbow Fin Albacore: 64.6% (1473)
Oily Blackmouth: 23.8% (542)
Firefin Snapper: 10.0% (227)
Small Locked Chest: .7% (15)
Message in a Bottle: .5% (12-2 Day 4 Diary Pages)
Waterlogged Crate: .5% (11)
2280 casts, and still no luck BUT I WILL NOT QUIT!