Table of Contents
- Fishing Tools
- Fish Table
- Dungeoneering Fishing
- Fishing Gloves
- Barbarian Training
- Fishing Guild
- Fishing Shops
- Fishing Trawler Mini-game
- Fish Flingers
- Fishing outfit
- Temporary level boosts and Quest rewards
- Training Methods (Free-to-play)
- Training Methods (Pay-to-play)
- Cape of Achievement
|Name||Image||Level required||Member's only||Notes|
|Small fishing net||1||No||None.|
|Fishing rod||5||No||You must use Fishing bait when fishing with a Fishing rod.|
|Big fishing net||16||Yes||None.|
|Fly fishing rod||20||No||You must use Feathers when fishing with a Fly fishing rod.|
|Oily fishing rod||53||Yes||This item is not tradeable. It is used in Hero's Quest.|
|Karambwan vessel||65||Yes||Must have begun the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio Quest to use.
The required bait is rainbow-colored Raw karambwanji.
|Name||Image||Heals*||Level to Catch||Catching EXP||Level to Cook||Tool||Tool Image||Member's only||Where Found|
|Shrimp||200||1||10||1||Small fishing net||No||Lumbridge Swamp, Catherby Shore, South-west Al Kharid, Karamja Dock, and Draynor Village|
|Karambwanji||200||5||10||1||Small fishing net||Yes||Brook south of Tai Bwo Wannai Village, northwest of Shilo Village|
|Sardine||200||5||20||1||Fishing rod and Fishing bait||No||Catherby Shore, South-west Al Kharid, Karamja Dock and Draynor Village|
|Herring||200||10||30||5||Fishing rod and Fishing bait||No||Catherby Shore, South-west Al Kharid, Karamja Dock and Draynor Village|
|Giant Carp||200||10||N/A||1||Fishing rod and Red vine worm
(Must have started Fishing Contest)
|Yes||Fishing Contest area|
|Anchovy||200||15||40||1||Small fishing net||No||Catherby Shore, South-west Al Kharid, Karamja Dock and Draynor Village|
|Mackerel||200||16||20||15||Big fishing net||Yes||Catherby Shore and Fishing Guild|
|Trout||300||20||50||15||Fly fishing rod and Feather||No||Lumby River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village, and Seers Village Lake|
|Cod||360||23||45||18||Big fishing net||Yes||Catherby Shore and Fishing Guild|
|Pike||400||25||60||20||Fishing rod and Fishing bait||No||Lumby River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village and Seers Village Lake|
|Slimey eel||60-100||28||65||25||Fishing rod and Fishing bait||Yes||Mort Myre Swamp and Lumbridge Swamp cave/dungeon|
|Salmon||500||30||70||25||Fly fishing rod and Feather||No||Lumbridge River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village and Seers Village Lake|
|Frog spawn||30-60||33||75||N/A||Small fishing net||Yes||Lumbridge Swamp cave/dungeon|
|Tuna||600||35||80||30||Harpoon||No||Karamja Dock, Brimhaven, Fishing Guild and Catherby Shore|
|Cave eel||720-760||38||80||38||Fishing rod and Fishing bait||Yes||Lumbridge Swamp cave/dungeon|
|Rainbow Fish||700||38||80||35||Fly fishing rod and Stripy feather||Yes||Lumby River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village and Seers Village Lake|
|Lobster||800||40||90||40||Lobster pot||No||Karamja Dock, Brimhaven, Fishing Guild, Catherby Shore, and Wilderness (level 36/37|
|Bass||860||46||100||43||Big fishing net||Yes||Fishing Guild and Catherby Shore|
|Swordfish||900||50||100||45||Harpoon||No||Karamja Dock, Brimhaven, Fishing Guild and Catherby Shore|
|Lava Eel||1060||53||60||53||Oily fishing rod
(Must have started Heroes' Quest
|Yes||Taverly Dungeon and Lava Maze in Wilderness|
|Karambwan||600||65||105||60||Karambwan vessel and Raw karambwanji||Yes||Karamja, well north of crashed glider|
|Monkfish||1240||62||120||62||Small fishing net||Yes||Piscatoris Fishing Colony|
|Shark||1600||76||110||80||Harpoon||Yes||Fishing Guild, Catherby Shore, and near the mobilizing armies fort|
|Sea Turtle||1640||79||38||85||Fishing Trawler minigame||N/A||Yes||Port Khazard|
|Manta Ray||1820||81||46||91||Fishing Trawler minigame||N/A||Yes||Port Khazard|
|Cavefish||1600||85||300||88||Fishing rod and Fishing bait||Yes||Living Rock Caverns|
|Rocktail||1860||90||380||93||Fishing rod and Living mineral Bait||Yes||Living Rock Caverns|
|Tiger Shark||1900||95||80||95||Fishing Trawler minigame||N/A||Yes||Port Khazard|
*Fish will only heal the maximum amount when your Constitution level is equal to or higher than the Cooking level required to cook the fish. If your Constitution is lower, then it will heal significantly less than the values in the table above.
While training the Dungeoneering skill, you will occasionally come across fishing spots where you can fly-fish for food. All fish require feathers and a fly-fishing rod to catch. You will only be able to catch fish in dungeons with a Complexity level of 2 or above. Below is a table showing the different types of fish and the level required to catch them. Refer to our Cooking guide for more information on how much they heal.
|Fish Name||Image||Level to Catch/Cook||Experience||Member's only|
|Item Name||Image||Level Needed||Effect||Crumbles after|
|Swordfish gloves||65 Fishing||100 extra XP per Swordfish caught||1000 Swordfish caught|
|Shark gloves||90 Fishing||100 extra XP per Shark caught||1000 Shark caught|
When you have reached 48 Fishing and 35 Strength you can start the Barbarian training. After completing Barbarian training you can will be able to catch several types of fish with your hands instead of a Harpoon.
|Fishing XP||Strength XP|
|Fishing XP||Strength/Agility XP|
Fishing shops are located in Catherby, Lumbridge, Port Sarim, and Shilo Village (only accessible after completing the Shilo Village quest). They sell fishing equipment and various types of fish. The Rellekka Fishmonger functions the same (only accessible after completing the Fremennik Trials quest). Fish stalls are located in Rellekka, Miscellania, and Etceteria (all accessible only after doing Fremennik Trials quest).
Trawler fishing is a fishing styled mini-game, which can be fun either solo or with team mates. It can be found in Port Khazard, north of Yanille and south of Ardougne.
To find more about this game and how to play, please refer to our Fishing Trawler guide.
Fish Flingers is a Distraction and Diversion that allows you to compete against other players to see who can catch the most, single heaviest and combined heaviest fish and awards experience, reward tokens and medals depending how how well you did and your Fishing level. For more information, see our Fish Flingers guide.
The Fishing outfit is a reward from the Fish Flingers Distraction and Diversion. When worn, each piece will give you an additional amount of experience while Fishing. The complete set will yield you a 5% experience bonus per fish caught.
For more information on how to boost your level, see the Temporary Stat Leveling Techniques special report.
For XP rewards from quests, see the Quest Experience Guide special report.
The easiest and fastest way to get started is by catching Crayfish. Players can catch crayfish using a Crayfish cage, which can be obtained from the Lumbridge or Port Sarim fishing shop. Successfully catching a crayfish rewards 10 Fishing experience. This is good experience for free players, and is helpful because crayfish are caught very fast, much faster than shrimp and other low-level fish.
Crayfish are exclusively caught in the section of the River Lum found east of the church in Lumbridge, or in Taverley, a bit south-east of the farming patch, where the Taverley River extends.
To improve your experience rates, it's suggested to drop your fishes using ability bar (available in Evolution of Combat mode). Drag a raw Crayfish into your ability bar and rapidly press the key allotted to the slot where you placed the fish. The best thing is before your inventory gets full, you should start dropping as you will continue to fish without interruption.
It is not advised to bank crayfishes but if you want, run to the top of the Lumbridge castle or use the bank chest at the Evolution of Combat training grounds.
From now onwards, you're supposed to catch Herring. Players can catch Herring using a normal Fishing rod and Fishing bait at any net/bait fishing spot in Gielinor. Succesfully catching a Herring gives 30 Fishing experience. Bait must be in a players inventory, with one being used for every fish caught. The best place to fish Herring, after the Stolen Hearts quest update, is west of the Al Kharid bank (The spots were moved when the update was put in, and have now become safe from the scorpion that used to roam near the previous fishing spots). This is because the bank is close to the fishing spot and a cooking range is a little north of the bank if you want to train cooking.
At Level 15, it is suggested to catch Anchovies. Players can catch anchovies with a small net, and gain 40 experience in doing so. You can stay at the Fishing spot west of Al-Kharid Bank if you wish.
From here, players can catch Trout, which can be lured using Feathers and a Fly fishing rod at Gunnarsgrunn (known as Barbarian Village to players that have not completed the Gunnar's Ground quest) or Lumbridge, yielding 50 experience per catch. It is suggested to drop them via your ability bar to improve experience rates.
You need to catch 178 Trouts to reach from 20 Fishing to 30 Fishing.
Fish Salmon, along with Trout, at Gunnarsgrunn or the Lumbridge River. These both are caught during Fly-fishing. Training at Gunnarsgrunn spot yields hourly experience of ~40K if you drop the fish using your ability bar. If players wish to bank the fish, they're advised to catch them at the Lumbridge spot which is very close the bank chest in Combat Academy.
At level 10, players should hop over to the fishing spot in Draynor Village where they can catch Herring, using a using a normal Fishing rod and Fishing bait. Succesfully catching a Herring gives 30 Fishing experience.
At this stage, players should start with Fly-fishing. It is suggested to hop over to the fishing spot near Rasolo, south of the Baxtorian Falls, where players can catch Trout. To do so, players will need some Feathers and a Fly fishing rod. It will take 178 trout to achieve level 30 from level 20, so you will need 178 feathers.
From now onwards, it's suggested to Fly-fish for Salmon and Trout at Shilo Village. The completion of the Shilo Village quest is required in order to use this location. It is estimated to yield approximately about 35,000 experience per hour if you drop the fish using your ability bar. To yield more experience, it's suggested to equip Full fishing outfit (provides 5% experience boost), have a Clan avatar summoned, and using Decorated fishing urns.
Level 70-90 (or 99):
At this stage players are suggested to move over to Barbarian Fishing, which is the second best possible way to gain Fishing experience in-game. It is possible to yield over 80,000 experience hour with this method.
If you're not sure how to begin with this method, please read our Barbarian Training guide.
At this level players are able to yield the best possible Fishing experience in-game by catching blue crabs and cave morays in complexity 2 dungeons. Players are likely to yield over 90,000 experience per hour if they're soloing the dungeon, and about 120,000 experience if they're accompanied with a friend or partner who leads the way. And, since the fish caught are stackable, therefore you don't require to drop them.
This method requires a lot of concentration to maintain the accuracy of your hourly experience rates, therefore it's suggested not to multitask at the same time. If you're willing to multitask while training, you'd be better off with the Barbarian Fishing method.
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