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Fishing Tools:

Name Image Level required Member's only Notes
Small fishing net Small fishing net 1 No None.
Crayfish cage Crayfish cage 1 No None.
Fishing rod Fishing Rod 5 No You must use Fishing bait when fishing with a Fishing rod.
Big fishing net Big fishing net 16 Yes None.
Fly fishing rod Fly Fishing Rod 20 No You must use Feathers when fishing with a Fly fishing rod.
Harpoon Harpoon 35 No None.
Lobster pot Lobster Pot 40 No None.
Oily fishing rod Oily fishing rod 53 Yes This item is not tradeable. It is used in Hero's Quest.
Karambwan vessel Karambwan vessel 65 Yes Must have begun the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio Quest to use.
The required bait is rainbow-colored Raw karambwanji.

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Fish Table:

Name Image Heals* Level to Catch Catching EXP Level to Cook Tool Tool Image Member's only Where Found
Shrimp Shrimp 200 1 10 1 Small fishing net Fishing Net No Lumbridge Swamp, Catherby Shore, South-west Al Kharid, Karamja Dock, and Draynor Village
Crayfish Raw Crayfish 200 1 10 1 Crayfish cage Crayfish Cage No Lumbridge
Karambwanji Karambwanji 200 5 10 1 Small fishing net Fishing Net Yes Brook south of Tai Bwo Wannai Village, northwest of Shilo Village
Sardine Sardine 200 5 20 1 Fishing rod and Fishing bait Fishing Rod No Catherby Shore, South-west Al Kharid, Karamja Dock and Draynor Village
Herring Herring 200 10 30 5 Fishing rod and Fishing bait Fishing Rod No Catherby Shore, South-west Al Kharid, Karamja Dock and Draynor Village
Giant Carp Giant carp 200 10 N/A 1 Fishing rod and Red vine worm
(Must have started Fishing Contest)
Fishing Rod Yes Fishing Contest area
Anchovy Anchovies 200 15 40 1 Small fishing net Fishing Net No Catherby Shore, South-west Al Kharid, Karamja Dock and Draynor Village
Mackerel Mackerel 200 16 20 15 Big fishing net Big Net Yes Catherby Shore and Fishing Guild
Trout Salmon 300 20 50 15 Fly fishing rod and Feather Fly Fishing Rod No Lumby River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village, and Seers Village Lake
Cod Cod 360 23 45 18 Big fishing net Big Net Yes Catherby Shore and Fishing Guild
Pike Pike 400 25 60 20 Fishing rod and Fishing bait Fishing Rod No Lumby River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village and Seers Village Lake
Slimey eel Slimey eel 60-100 28 65 25 Fishing rod and Fishing bait Fishing Rod Yes Mort Myre Swamp and Lumbridge Swamp cave/dungeon
Salmon Trout 500 30 70 25 Fly fishing rod and Feather Fly Fishing Rod No Lumbridge River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village and Seers Village Lake
Frog spawn Frog spawn 30-60 33 75 N/A Small fishing net Fishing Net Yes Lumbridge Swamp cave/dungeon
Tuna Tuna 600 35 80 30 Harpoon Harpoon No Karamja Dock, Brimhaven, Fishing Guild and Catherby Shore
Cave eel Cave eel 720-760 38 80 38 Fishing rod and Fishing bait Fishing Rod Yes Lumbridge Swamp cave/dungeon
Rainbow Fish Rainbow Fish 700 38 80 35 Fly fishing rod and Stripy feather Fishing Rod Yes Lumby River, Ardougne River, Barbarian Village, Shilo Village and Seers Village Lake
Lobster Lobster 800 40 90 40 Lobster pot Lobster Pot No Karamja Dock, Brimhaven, Fishing Guild, Catherby Shore, and Wilderness (level 36/37
Bass Bass 860 46 100 43 Big fishing net Big Net Yes Fishing Guild and Catherby Shore
Swordfish Swordfish 900 50 100 45 Harpoon Harpoon No Karamja Dock, Brimhaven, Fishing Guild and Catherby Shore
Lava Eel Lava Eel 1060 53 60 53 Oily fishing rod
(Must have started Heroes' Quest
Oily Fishing Rod Yes Taverly Dungeon and Lava Maze in Wilderness
Karambwan Karambwan 600 65 105 60 Karambwan vessel and Raw karambwanji Karambwan vessel Yes Karamja, well north of crashed glider
Monkfish Monkfish 1240 62 120 62 Small fishing net Fishing Net Yes Piscatoris Fishing Colony
Shark Shark 1600 76 110 80 Harpoon Harpoon Yes Fishing Guild, Catherby Shore, and near the mobilizing armies fort
Sea Turtle Sea Turtle 1640 79 38 85 Fishing Trawler minigame N/A Yes Port Khazard
Manta Ray Manta Ray 1820 81 46 91 Fishing Trawler minigame N/A Yes Port Khazard
Cavefish Cavefish 1600 85 300 88 Fishing rod and Fishing bait Fishing Rod Yes Living Rock Caverns
Rocktail Rocktail 1860 90 380 93 Fishing rod and Living mineral Bait Fishing Rod Yes Living Rock Caverns
Tiger Shark 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.

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Dungeoneering Fishing

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
Heim crab Heim crab 1 9 No
Red-eye Red-eye 10 27 No
Dusk eel Dusk eel 20 45 No
Giant flatfish Giant flatfish 30 63 No
Short-finned eel Short-finned eel 40 81 No
Web snipper Web snipper 50 99 Yes
Bouldabass Bouldabass 60 117 Yes
Salve eel Salve eel 70 135 Yes
Blue crab Blue crab 80 153 Yes
Cave moray Cave moray 90 171 Yes

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Fishing Gloves:

These gloves are obtained from Reggie for 200 Fist of guthix tokens at the Fist of Guthix mini-game.

Item Name Image Level Needed Effect Crumbles after
Swordfish gloves Swordfish gloves 65 Fishing 100 extra XP per Swordfish caught 1000 Swordfish caught
Shark gloves Swordfish gloves 90 Fishing 100 extra XP per Shark caught 1000 Shark caught

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Barbarian Training:

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.

Fish Image Fishing Level
Required
Strength Level
Required
Fishing XP Strength XP
Tuna Tuna 55 35 80 8
Swordfish Swordfish 70 50 100 10
Shark Shark 96 76 110 11

You can also use a Heavy rod to fish for 3 types of fish. You have to use bait to catch these fish. It can be Fishing bait, Feathers, Fish parts, Roe, or Caviar.

Fish Image Fishing Level
Required
Strength/Agility Levels
Required
Fishing XP Strength/Agility XP
Leaping trout Leaping trout 48 15 50 5
Leaping salmon Leaping salmon 58 30 70 6
Leaping sturgeon Leaping sturgeon 70 45 80 7

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Fishing Guild:

Fishing Guild

You need 68 Fishing to enter, 65 with Fishing potion, 63 with Admiral pie. For more information, check out our Fishing guild guide.

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Fishing Shops:

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).

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Fishing Trawler Mini-game:

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.

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Fish Flingers:

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.

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Fishing outfit:

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.

Name Image XP Bonus
Fishing hat Fishing hat 1%
Fishing jacket Fishing jacket 1%
Fishing waders Fishing waders 1%
Fishing boots Fishing boots 1%
Complete set 5%

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Temporary level boosts and Quest rewards

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.

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Cape of Achievement

Once you have reached Fishing level 99 you may want to buy yourself a Fishing cape from Master Fisher, right outside the Fishing guild for 99k.

Fishing cape

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