With 2.3, fishing and fish became tedious and unnecessary. Bait the traps, wait around for the fish, and remove them before they die off. Seriously, this is like real fishing, except without the fun of a boat, sunshine, and beer.
When you have the fish, no more ichor. You can get oil, but the amounts are so small, it doesn’t pay. I get better results from chopping trees for bark and resin, and throwing that on the alchemy bench.
We used to put fish strips on the wheel, because of the long spoil rate. But now, it’s down from 24 to 1 hour. It’s worse than gruel, so there’s no point anymore.
“But wait!” you say. “What about the special fish and their bonuses?”
Are those bonuses really worth the effort that you ‘might’ get the fish you want? Lotus plants, anyone? Those are guaranteed, and what those people who were inclined to make the potions did before the fish.
Seriously, what point are the fish?