The Public Test realms opened this evening so testing of patch 2.4 is underway. I did the first Fishing daily and here is what I found.
Old Man Barlo is located on the west side of Lake Silmyr in Terrokar Forest. He gives the fishing daily quest. Watch out for the Basilisks in the area. Today’s quest was “Shrimpin’ Aint Easy.” With memories of Bubba Gump flashing through my mind I headed to Zangarmarsh to get me ten Giant Freshwater Shrimp. You can’t actually catch shrimp, evidently they are too small, but you can catch Bloated Barbed Gill Trout now and inside their bloated stomachs are the shrimp that you need. Usually 2 per trout.
Another new thing in Zangarmarsh waters are Brackish Mixed Schools which provided me with a few Golden Darters.
Upon returning to Old Man Barlo and turning in the quest he rewarded me with a Bag of Fishing Treasures which contained 1g 87s 26c, 4 Sharpened Fish Hooks (+100 to fishing for 10 min), and 3 Salvaged Scrap Metal. The rewards were kind of underwealming but extremely easy to get.
As for the new Shattered Sun Offensive Faction, there are two Blood Elf quest givers near the flight point in Shattrath City who give you quests to start the Shattered Sun Offensive questline and reputation grind.