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[Fishing] Advice Needed

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Angus MacGregor, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. I've recently returned to the game after many years of being gone, and I'm starting with a brand new account. I decided to work on Fishing first, since I used to love my old GM fisherman.

    It just took me over 3 hours to raise fishing from 64 to 65. Is this normal, or am I doing something wrong? :lol: I remember it took a while to raise, but I don't think it took so long to raise until you got into the 80's or 90's.

    Someone told me to wait until I hit 80 to fish in deep water. At this rate, it's gonna take forever. Do I really need to wait that long? What's a good time to head out in my boat?

  2. majorjc

    majorjc Guest

    I hate shore fishing....so I trained all three of my fishermen up from 30 to GM in a boat. Travel north along the server line east of moonglow/fire island....stay within about 10 tiles of the server line until your skill is up to about 70...then move away from the server line....about 25 tiles.....and keep fishing all the way to GM.

    Hope this helps
  3. Thanks! I'll give it a try.
  4. Sara Of Baja

    Sara Of Baja Certifiable
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    May 12, 2008
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    I've been working on a fisher, and as an experiment have worked her off the docks at Buc's Den ... She's gotten to 93.1 there, using the overhead map to locate the water depths by color and distance.
    To 60 skill, shallow water, light blue in color (on map), 8 tiles from land.
    To 70 skill, somewhat shallow, dark blue, 9-16 tiles from land.
    To 80 skill, somewhat deep, dark blue, 17-24 tiles from land.
    To GM, very deep, dark blue, 25+ tiles from land.
  5. Muu Bin

    Muu Bin Guest

    I have done the very same thing. GM's Fishing from Buc's Den (with a quick stint at the beginning from the docks in New Haven). If you stand at the eastern-most end of the dock, the one that is furthest out into the water, that will get you the very deep water spots that you will need to get to GM.

    This is an excellent spot for those aspiring fishers who don't have a lot of backup in those instances where you might run into the nastier types of sea-dwelling creatures. You can't pull up sea serpents from the dock - or rather I never did during the entire time fishing there. Of course the down side is that by not running across any sea serpents, you can't get any MiB's or nets either. You can, however, get white pearls.

    Good luck to the training and have fun!:p