Runescape Fishing Guide
Table of Contents
1)Intro to Fishing
Fishing is a skill where you catch raw fish. You can use the fish in two ways: Cook it or Sell it. Because every fish you catch, is raw and to cook a raw fish, you need the cooking
skill. But of course fishing is still quite useful even if you don't like to cook. You can sell the raw fish in the open market too. Recommended places are: Edgeville, Varrock and other places near the wilderness. If you need Information about cooking raw fish, please take a look at the Cooking Guide
Fishing may begin slow, but don't let that lead you to the thought that fishing may suck. Fishing is currently one of the best moneymaking skills in RuneScape. The required tools to fish depend on the fish you want to catch. Like many other skills, members have advantages. One of them is, that they have the possibility to catch the best fish.
2)Fishing Tools and their Locations
There are altogether 7 fishing tools in RuneScape:
- Small Fishing Net
- Fishing Rod and Baits
- Big Fishing Net
- Fly Fishing Rod and Feathers
- Lobster Pot
- Trawler Net
Only the Big Fishing Net and Trawler Net are member's only. There are several locations to buy these tools and I will list them here: Port Sarim
, Shilo Village
, Fishing Guild
. The Trawler Net is not purchasable in any of the listed places, but it's purchasable in Port Khazard
. Though the Big Fishing Net is purchasable in any place I listed, except Port Sarim
|Fish Name||Level Required||Fishing Exp||Fishing Tool||Location
|Shrimp||1||10||Small Fishing Net||Catherby Shore, Karamja Dock, Draynor Village
|Karambwanji||5||10||Small Fishing Net||Karamja Jungle
|Sardine||5||20||Fishing Rod and Bait||Catherby Shore, Karamja Dock, Draynor Village
|Herring||10||30||Fishing Rod and Bait||Catherby Shore, Karamja Dock, Draynor Village
|Anchovy||15||40||Small Fishing Net||Catherby Shore, Karamja Dock, Draynor Village
|Mackerel||16||20||Big Fishing Net||Catherby Shore, Fishing Guild
|Oyster||16||10||Big Fishing Net||Catherby Shore, Fishing Guild
|Casket||16||10||Big Fishing Net||Catherby Shore, Fishing Guild
|Seaweed||16||1||Big Fishing Net||Catherby Shore, Fishing Guild
|Trout||20||50||Fly Fishing Rod and Feather||Lumbridge River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village
|Cod||23||45||Big Fishing Net||Catherby Shore, Fishing Guild
|Pike||25||60||Fishing Rod and Bait||Lumbridge River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village
|Slimey Eel||28||65||Fishing Rod and Bait||Mort Myre Swamps
|Salmon||30||70||Fly Fishing Rod and Feather||Lumbridge River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village
|Frog Spawn||33||75||Small Fishing Net||Lumbridge Swamp cave
|Tuna||35||80||Harpoon||Karamja Dock, Brimhaven, Fishing Guild, Catherby Shore
|Cave Eel||38||80||Fishing Rod and Bait||Mort Myre Swamp, Lumbridge Swamp Cave
|Lobster||40||90||Lobster Pot||Karamja Dock, Brimhaven, Fishing Guild, Catherby Shore
|Bass||46||100||Big Fishing Net||Catherby Shore, Fishing Guild
|Swordfish||50||100||Harpoon||Karamja Dock, Brimhaven, Fishing Guild, Catherby Shore
|Lava Eel||53||30||Oily Fishing Rod (Member's Item)||Taverly Dungeon
|Monkfish||62||120||Small Fishing Net||Piscatoris Fishing Colony
|Karambwan||65||105||Vessel (Member's Item)||Karamja Jungle
|Shark||76||110||Harpoon||Catherby Shore, Fishing Guild
|Sea Turtle||79||105||Trawler Net||Port Khazard
|Manta Ray||81||115||Trawler Net||Port Khazard
Karambwanji and Karambwan are both used in the Twai Bwo Wannai Trio Quest.
Lava Eel is only needed for the members only quest The Hero's Guild.
Monkfish is used in the Swan Song Quest.
To fish both Sea Turtle and Manta Ray you need to go to Port Khazard to begin the Trawler Mini Game. To make it short, in the Trawler Mini Game you go to the open sea with a boat and have to throw out a net. But be aware that your ship might sink and to save your ship, you need to repair it during the boat trip. The tools you need to save your ship are: Swamp Paste, Rope and Bailing Bucket. Everything is purchasable in Port Khazard.
There are 3 specialised random events for fishing.
|River Troll||You click to fish and suddenly a River Troll will appear and will start to attack you. Like all other Random Event Monsters, its level varies from yours.||Just run away and wait a bit, until it vanishes or go and fight it, though fighting isn't recommended, because it drops mostly junk and gives no experience.
|Big Fish||A Fish appears on your fishing spot takes your fishing tool away and spits it somewhere out (somewhere near you)||Just go and get your fishing tool from the ground.
|Whirlpool||A Whirlpool appears on your fishing spot and will take your fishing tool away.||There is no way to get your fishing tool back. But at higher fishing levels that won't happen anymore. (70+)
Now if you have no idea how to start fishing I'll help you out a bit.
Just start catching shrimps in Draynor Village until you get to fishing level 10. Cook the shrimps if you want to train your cooking
skill as well.
When you got to level 10 you should start baiting fishing Draynor Village and cook/sell the fish until you get to fishing level 25.
Now comes maybe the most boring part of fishing. You have to fly-fish until you get to fishing level 50 or higher, because fishing lobsters/tunas at low level could be even more boring. So grab your fly-fishing rod/feathers and start fly-fishing in Draynor, if you want to bank/cook the fish or in Lumbridge if you just want to sell the fish at the General Store.
Lobsters. Nothing more to say. Lobster is THE fish if you want to train your fishing skill. Karamja is the only place you can train it. I'd recommend taking an axe and a tinderbox with you, if you trained your cooking
skill along the way to fishing level 50.
Just start catching shrimps in Catherby until you get to fishing level 10. Cook the shrimps if you want to train your cooking
skill as well.
When you got to level 10 you should start baiting fishing Catherby and cook/sell the fish until you get to fishing level 25.
Now it's fly-fishing time until fishing level 45. Recommended place for fly-fishing is Shilo Village for the fast banking. But if you don't have access to Shilo Village, then Ardougne River is recommended for cooking/banking the fish and Lumbridge for cooking/selling the fish.
Big Net fishing highly recommended. Catherby is of course the best place again. For both cooking/banking or cooking/selling the fish.
Lobsters like the f2p players. Catherby highly recommended. Once you got to level 73, buy a fishing pot and get into the Fishing Guild. You thought Catherby was a good place for fishing? The Fishing Guild is even better!
Lobster cage your way to level 99 in the Fishing Guild.
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