The Rift blog has been updated with the news that two new non-combat oriented skills are coming with v1.8. Both Fishing and Survival skills will be added with the next major game update goes live.
As Ascended you lead thrilling, immortal lives full of combat and adventure, but sometimes, you just want to get away from it all. You want to immerse yourself in the wonder of this unique, plane-touched world, search for hidden treasures, and seek calm from the din of war. Now, Telara’s defenders can heed the call of nature and trek out into the great outdoors with two all-new, bonus trade skills: Fishing and Survival.
Coming in RIFT 1.8: Infernal Dawn, these trades can be enjoyed by everyone in addition to any existing crafting or gathering skills you possess!
Check out the details: RIFT Fishing & Survival
Without doubt that Fishing can be fun if well implemented. Personally, I think it was rly cool in WoW. You can explore to find the most impossible places to fish in, you can fish up lots of cool things, you can RP and chat with someone you just met fishing in the most dangerous place...
Both fishing and survival look interesting in RIFT and hope it will have much more fun for RIFT players.