How hard is it to get this pet? I have one fishing toon but she's only at 346 skill level. I don't really like fishing. XD I wouldn't mind leveling up her fishing if there's a reasonable chance that I'll get the pet. Else, I'm considering just buying off the AH. I'm still hoping for that new crab to get on the AH though. XD~
It's kind of like any RNG type pet. You could get lucky and get it quick or I have heard the horror stories of people fishing every day for weeks and not getting it.
I used El's Mr Pinchy info and found it most helpful. Pretty sure skill is not really a factor since you have to fish the pools. I had mine within a couple hours so I was one of the lucky ones I guess. Good luck
I fish a lot and I love that their of play. As soon as I could I was flying up to those lakes to fish for crawdads. I got 2 Mr. Pinchey's in one night. After that, it's just luck of the draw as to whether you get the pet or not. So it's kind of a double RNG thing.
FWIW, I had better luck in the lake below Skettis than the one above Stonebreaker.
It really is random. I made 36 casts or so, made my 1st wish and there he was! One of my easiest pets (worst was Fox Kit... that never did drop for me in 2 years). Just keep fishing the pools during times when no one's around and visit all 3 lakes--you'll get it!