Moonkin wrote:Higher fishing skill decreases the chance of "junk fish", in this case golden carp. The less junk fish you get, the more valuable fish you catch. It's the valuable fish that have a chance of being a tiny carp. Golden carp can be considered a valuable cast by the RNG gods, so you want to catch as few as possible, so higher fishing skill is very good in this regard.
I think El can explain it better than I can.
Try the lake near the pet tamer in Townlong Steppes for the red carp. Spent ages in Kun Lai with no luck. Tried Townlong and had the carp in less than an hour.
May the RNG god's bless your casts.