An interesting thing happened tonight when I was doing my Anglers dailies. I went to lure the mob by fishing in the mysterious whirlpool, similar to fishing up the Lurker in SSC. Only when I went to switch the main/off-hand with the pole, I already had my weapons on. Now that was odd! Did I really just fish without a pole? So I tested this by continuing to fish without a pole finishing my dailes. I figured that maybe it was some sort of buff since I was doing my fishing dailies but I didn’t see anything to suggest this – except for the casting buff for the bobber.

No pole

Fishing with no pole equipped for my dailies

Once I handed all my dailies in, I went to my usual fishing spot at Anglers Wharf to see if I could still fish without a pole. Indeed I could.

No pole or dailies

After my dailies I could still fish without a pole

Although Cymre has maxed out on her fishing, I tested the same thing on my Hunter who still at 525 fishing skill. Apart from adding the fishing icon to her bar, she could also fish without a pole.

Has anyone else noticed this?