You need to be at least a level 5 adventurer or tradeskiller to receive this quest.
You may receive an entire level of experience for each tradeskilling quest, but it may appear that you remain on the same level due to a cap on level gains per quest. On quest completion check your tradeskill experience. If your experience is at 100%, try crafting any item that will give you experience to bump you to the next level, and then do the next quest.
To get to the Village of Shin, use any Bell and travel to the Isle of Mara.
To save time, if you are running this quest as a level 50-100 tradeskiller you can purchase a Return to Mara from Koros Splinterlimb in the tavern opposite the broker to instantly transport back to the Isle of Mara.
Note: Tier 1 zones are: Darklight Wood,Greater Faydark (Nursery, central area), The Forest Ruins, The Caves, Oakmyst Forest, Ruins, The Peat Bog, The Graveyard, Sunken City, The Sprawl, Timorous Deep (Chrykori isle and Gorowyn Isle) and Frostfang Sea.
Note: the Sprawl and the Graveyard have no fishable spots)