The new fishing dailies offer some excellent rewards including some great gems and in WOTLK it's a lot easier to level up, although still mind breakingly boring. You no longer have to fly all around the world to find the best place to fish. Simply travel to Howling Fjord (Horde to Vengeance Landing and Alliance to Valgarde), grab all the lures you can and go nuts.
The gems from your dailies are being sold for 1300+ on my server but that will drop as more people get them.
Some examples of the Epic Gems;
- Bold Stormjewel
- Brilliant Stormjewel
- Delicate Stormjewel
- Regid Stormjewel
- Runed Stormjewel
- Solid Stormjewel
- Sparkling Stormjewel
The other aspect of fishing is it offers an additional method of farming your buff foods for raids, and you'll make lots of friends with your Fish Feasts