One of my goals for this expansion was to get the Underlight Angler. Easily the best looking fishing rod that has ever been in the game. And best of all it has a bunch of cool abilities! The Angler is an artifact weapon (more accurately an artifact item) which means you can level it up and unlock all sorts of perks. I’m a sucker for fishing as I mentioned before and I’m even more of a sucker for progression opportunities in games.
My current goal was to unlock Way of the Flounder which basically makes you invisible to enemies while fishing. But now I’ve noticed Surface Tension which allows me to walk on water. That has now become my new primary. Once I get that I’m not really in any hurry for the rest but I still might try to max out the Angler before the end of the year.
There is also a fishing friendship quest on an island just North of Dalaran. I’m uncertain how long that’ll take but it’s a fun little diversion while watching YouTube.