These goggles are a reward for part 1 of the secret fish achievement series,
All of the fish for part 1 of this series can be caught within Mechagon. The catch rates are quite low (~1%) so expect to spend a fair amount of time fishing. You do not need max Kul'tiran/Zanadalari fishing. Once caught you'll auto-accept a quest to show the fish to
, who is also on the island. Should the quest fail to auto-accept for any reason you can simply right click the fish from your inventory to start it.
Note: Below are
locations and are likely not the only locations where they can be caught.
The coastal fish:
These 3 fish can be caught near Danielle, though its likely they can be caught anywhere along the coast of the island.
- This fish in particular took me over 1000 casts to catch. The catchrate is extremely low.
The area specific fish:
Each of these fish can only be caught within a specific area of the island.
I've created a map to show their locations:
Alternatively here are the X,Y coordinates for each.
- 47, 37
- 79, 49
- 65, 32
- 59, 24
- 65, 51
- 83, 72
- 25, 77
Once you've caught all 10 and shown them to Danielle she'll sell you the
You can now move on to part 2 of this series,
I have also written a guide for part 2 which can be found
in the comments section of the achievement page.
Happy fishing! :)
Great write up, thanks for the info. Just wanted to add that I caught the Bolted steelhead on my 2nd cast in the water next to Danielle so the rate isn't bad it's just RNG. I did have 35 extra added to my skill due to the underlight angler, weatherbeaten hat, and the aquadynamic lure. Not sure if they matter though.
I also fixed the locations so they can be used by paste and TomTom
/way 47 37 Tasty Steelfin
/way 79 49 Bottom Feeding Stinkfish
/way 65 32 Pond Hopping Springfish
/way 59 24 Shadowy Cave Eel
/way 65 51 Sludge-fouled Carp
/way 83 72 Spitting Clownfish
/way 25 77 Mechanical Blowfish
6/30 Edit: I just wanted to post that a few days later I actually caught the 2 of the Bottom Feeding Stinkfish int the location for the Sludger Fouled Carp and I also caught another Bolted Steelhead in the same location before I ever saw one of the carp (I did eventually catch one there despite trying for one in the other's location first). This leads me to believe that even though these locations are more likely to have the listed fish, you can probably catch all of them in any location.
I wore the goggles in my raid tonight... everyone had a great time picking up fish! Everyone could see the bubbles.
I'm thinking that there may have been a ninja buff to the drop rates, because I completed the entire achievement in ~130 casts. I started at Kul Tiran fishing level 10 and just earned the achievement at fishing level 137. Wasn't too bad, took about an hour and a half.
Note, I used the map linked in Kiingy's comment above for every fish. Make sure to stand a tad bit south-southwest of Danielle Anglers (36.18,49.00) for the three coastal fish, this way you can avoid being hit by Deepwater Maw's spit ability and interrupting your fishing cast.
Got the achieve cant buy the goggles any ideas?
These do not go into your Collections tab and you do not purchase them. They are added directly into your bag space when you get the Achievement. Reusable with a 1 hour buff and a 1 hour cooldown so the buff can be up at all times provided it is not removed prematurely.
On a separate note: Blizzard, why aren't these a toy? Why do these take up bag space? I kept looking until I realized these had been added to my bags along with the other plethora of items added in 8.2 for Mechagon and Nazjatar. WoW BfA Patch 8.2 the bag space destroyer.
The aura persists through death.
Can confirm the secret fishes also drop toys that can be fished up in the zone you are in. I personally got
Crate of Bobbers: Cat Head
Crate of Bobbers: Wooden Pepe
when walking with it in Suramar
Do we know if the rare fish from these goggles are used for anything besides the achievement? I assume I should just sell them?
I figured the secret fish (visible with the goggles) would only be on Mechagon but I'm seeing bubbles with secret fish in Nazjatar.
I keep hearing the sound of the bubble spawning but I never notice where they are. Any tips?
You will lose the buff if you join arena, so avoid it on your secret fish safari.
You can get the Great Sea Ray using these. You don't have to be in Zandalar or Kul Tiras either, I got mine in Nagrand.
interestingly I just got one of the northrend fountain coins from a bubble in legion dalaran
it may be a current bug: i seem not to interact with some bubbles. clicking yield nothing. at times i get some fish mailed once i zoned. also these none-interactables seem to float up before they disappear.
My progress getting all fishs (
no fishing weapon
Location: /way 65,76, 31,76
Server time: 17:50
Time spent fishing: 5min47sec
Location: /way 46,59, 34,78
Server time: 08:39
Time spent fishing: 2min15sec
Location: /way 25,79, 76,24 or anywhere along the coast of the island
Server time: 08:46
Time spent fishing: 2min48sec
Location: /way 25,79, 76,24
Server time: 08:52
Time spent fishing: 2min48sec+2min25sec
Location: /way 57,71, 20,94 (cave)
Server time: 08:59
Time spent fishing: 2min
Location: /way 78,97, 49,18 or anywhere along the coast of the island
Server time: 09:04
Time spent fishing: 3min56sec
Location: /way 78,97, 49,18
Server time: 09:10
Time spent fishing: 3min56sec+1min02sec
Location: /way 84,08, 72,72
Server time: 09:14
Time spent fishing: 03min05sec
Location: /way 65,44, 53,45
Server time: 09:20
Time spent fishing: 6min12sec
Location: /way 36,60, 47,00 or anywhere along the coast of the island
Server time: 09:28
Time spent fishing: 10min24sec
So if one person in a group or raid is wearing the goggles, then everyone can see and collect the fish. Not sure if that is intentional but it seems a bit broken given the amount of work necessary to get the goggles then sacrifice sanity to the farming gods to collect all the fish. 2 or three times in EP I had them on and others in the group collected in "any zone" or in "death" fish that I still needed. It's still fun and I got the toy finally, and I guess you still need the goggles to get most of them, unless you have a friend to tag along with that wants to commit hours to helping you get around not having the goggles. Good luck to all though getting it done. Wish the cooldown was less.
skill does not provide any benefit in tracking down the secret fish. I had hoped that they'd appear on the minimap when the goggles were being used in conjunction with this skill, but because they are not considered a fishing node they do not.
You can see secret fish bubbles anywhere whilst the buff is active. Just picked one up in Darkshore.
Once you have the goggles, bubbles can form anywhere- easiest to see when in the air.
Can you reacquire the goggles if you destroy them? or do I need to keep these in my bank for forever
These should really be account bound imo
I just got
from a bubble so apparently it counts as fishing :)
Also you can wear
at the same time as
Despite all the guides and videos saying that she will sell you the goggles once you get the achievement, these are in fact bound to the character that earned the achievement and she will not sell any googles to other characters.
So if like me and only having a personal time displacer on one character but fishing achieves on another, you are gonna have to wait for the random time warp daily from Chromie to finish.
I don't know why nobody figured this out yet but it's pretty obvious:
1. The internal "spell" that spawns these is practically a big ball (think of mages' arcane explosion)
2. Any random valid spot in that sphere can spawn a fish
3. Hence it does not matter what direction you look at
The popular opinion that the sound of bubbles you hear is an indication of every spawn is clearly false since the sound is considerably more rare than the spawn themselves. Someone reported that it may be bubbles you failed to collect but that might not be true either. It's likely the sound is totally random or it might be that it indicates a spawn but not all of them.
can confirm, these work in Shadowlands. I've gotten 2 types of fish so far required for cooking that you can also fish up.
I just used these in
to loot a
. I had a SL fishing skill of 89 when I looted it, and obtaining it gave me the quest
. I turned it in and was given x20
. Using the lure popped up a new type of
. Clicking on this gave me a buff,
, which turned me into a fish-in-a-bubble. I was still able to loot and move around.
I tried this solo but will be trying it in a group shortly to see if there is more to uncover.
UPDATE: While using the Secret Fish Lure tonight, I was able to apply additional visuals to the lure. I first applied a
to myself, and then used the lure, which added a glow onto my fish appearance. Then I went to a slime cat, used the Secret Fish Lure again, gained the fish appearance, and then pet the slime cat to successfully add another visual layer with the
debuff. This does not work if you pet the cat first, the lure has to be used before petting the cat. I have added screenshots to the
I've been noticing some odds going on in shadowlands since I started using my goggles. I've had rare boss issues while the buff is up. Boss spawns, but untargetable. Boss spawn timer seems longer than normal. Bosses spawn, but not showing as rare. Boss not always spawning with typical flavor text. I've only been using the goggles for less than a week and these issues seems to have started around the same time. Anyone else noticing anything fishy?
Figured I would throw something here since it has been a while since someone last posted.
All locations are correct and generally within 20 casts you get the fish you are hunting
Sludge-Fouled Carp - 120 casts per Fishing Buddy addon
Bolted Steelhead was horrible w/ about 200 casts in I saw a post that tells you to go here: 47, 37 then dropped at 24th cast
Gots my goggles :)
Note: when you are in a group wearing the goggles, then everyone in the party will see and collect the fish, too.
So those fish you can only get when you are dead? Yeh you can also get them in the Shadowlands.
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