Fishing Guide


Introduction - What is Fishing?

The fishing skill is one of the few non-combat skills that allows you make something from nothing by collecting fish as a raw resource, similar to woodcutting and mining (each of which being a Gatherer skill). Everyone needs food to fight with and fish are the most popular source, making it a very beneficial and profitable skill to have.

In this guide you will find out about each of the basic tools for catching fish and the locations in which you can do so, as well as many other useful tips to help you on your way.

Where do I start?
Free to Play Information Members (Trial)
Beginner Lumbridge Advisor If you are just starting out in Fishing you may want to pay a visit to Roddeck the Advisor in the building to the east of the Lumbridge General Store to learn about the different kinds of fish. You have a free fishing net from your toolbelt to help you get started. If you're starting out as a Member, you may wish to visit Nicholas Angle in Taverley (north of the river), who can give you 10 Fishing Bait for free to get you started. He can also give you recommendations on what you should fish, by simply right clicking him and choosing "Get-recommendation". Nicholas Angle Location
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Basic Tools

Now you have a basic view of Fishing, it's time to don your gear and get out there! The table below will show you all the necessary tools you may need on your fishing adventure. Clicking the tool names in the concise table will take you to the appropriate page for each tool in's item database should you need more information.

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Basic tools
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Crayfish Cage
Crayfish Cage

When you first start fishing, the only things you can catch are shrimp (mentioned below) and crayfish. These small creatures can be found behind Lumbridge church, the pond between Lumbridge and Draynor, the lake south of Relleka and the river in Taverley (one of the first port of calls for new accounts). Taverley's river should be the closest to a bank. To catch crayfish, you'll need a "Crayfish cage", which is on your toolbelt for free by default.

small net
Small Net

The alternative to crayfish is shrimp, which are found at the sea. One place to fish them is on the seashore near Draynor Village, just a little south-west of the bank. You can also catch anchovies with the net at level 15. The net is found on your toolbelt for free by default. If you are a member and have completed the Swan Song quest, you'll be able to catch monkfish (level 62) at the Piscatoris Fishing Colony, which give more fishing experience than sharks! More netted fish can be found in the fishing table. When you have completed the Deadliest Catch quest and have level 70 fishing; you can use the small cast net, which is a wieldable version of the small net.

Fishing rod
Fishing rod & Bait

To catch sardines at level 5, you'll need a fishing rod and some bait. You can also catch herring in the same spot at level 10. To do this, right-click on the fishing spot and select the 'Bait' option. You can also Fish with bait in a river at level 25, catching pike. Cavefish become available at level 85, and Rocktails at level 90. These can only be found in the Living rock caverns, providing good experience and profit. The smaller fishing spots are for Cavefish, and the larger spots are for Rocktails (needing living minerals instead of bait). Be sure to watch out for living rock creatures!

Big net
Big Net

When you reach level 16 you can begin big net fishing. As well as catching mackerel you may find other things washing into your net such as oysters, seaweed, leather gloves/boots, or every once in a while a casket which can contain coins, gems, talismans or even a half of a key. Wearing a Skills necklace will increase your chances of getting a casket. Then when you get to level 23 you will also begin to find cod in your net. Once you reach level 46 you can start catching bass with your net or big bass if you're lucky enough (which can be stuffed and mounted using the Construction skill).

Fly Fishing rod

Next up is the fly-fishing rod (with feathers), only useable in rivers. You will need level 20 fishing to catch trout, and level 30 fishing for salmon. To fly-fish, simply click on the fishing spot and select "Lure". You will use one feather each time you catch a fish. Fly-fishing is good for power fishing because it has a high catch rate and can earn over 50% more experience per hour than catching monkfish. If you want to bank the fish, then Barbarian village is probably the best place; having a bank north in Edgeville. At level 38 members can catch rainbow fish by using stripy feathers. Stripy feathers can be obtained by snaring tropical wagtails (hunting level 19).


Next is the harpoon. Go down to the fishing dock on Karamja, located North of the banana field. Here you'll be able to catch tuna by simply right clicking on the fishing spot and selecting "harpoon". Next on the harpooning chain is swordfish (level 50) in the same spot as Tuna; however you will also catch some tuna at the same time. On the south-west point of Musa point you can find Stiles, who is more than happy to trade your lobsters and swordfish for noted versions. Members who reach level 76 can start catching sharks in the same spot as big net fishing. If you are p2p, you can obtain Barb-tail harpoons, which are wieldable; although this is no longer as useful as of the toolbelt update.


You can also fish lobsters on Karamja. However, to do this, you will need a "Lobster Pot" (don't ask WHY they call it a pot...), which is again on your toolbelt by default. Lobsters are a decent way of making money. Many people prefer lobsters for training food, because you only need level 40 to fish and cook them, and they heal 1200 life points (in Evolution of Combat mode). "Cage" is the first option when you click on the fishing spot. On the south-west point of Musa point you can find Stiles, who is more than happy to trade your lobsters and swordfish for noted versions.

Heavy Rod fishing

At level 48 fishing (after enough Barbarian Training), you will be able to catch Leaping trout. At higher fishing levels you can catch Leaping salmon and Leaping sturgeon. You will need a Heavy fishing rod, as well as any of these items as bait: Bait, Feather, Fish offcuts, Caviar, Roe. As a bonus to fishing experience, you will also gain a small amount of Strength and Agility experience. If you use a knife with a leaping fish, you will obtain 10 cooking experience as well as one or more of the following: Fish offcuts, Roe (Trout, Salmon), Caviar (Sturgeon) or nothing. The Roe and Caviar can be used on 2 dose potions to enhance them, which will heal a few LP as well as the normal potion effect when taken.

Fishing without a Harpoon

With 55 Fishing and more Barbarian Training, members can use their own bare hands to capture fish! This is exactly like Harpoon fishing, but you will get some Strength XP as well. Take note that to do this; you must have a Strength level equivalent to the fishing level that is needed to normally catch this fish. For example, Tuna requires 55 Fishing and 35 Strength to capture.


When you have completed Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest and have the appropriate fishing level you can catch your own Karambwan. First you need loads of Karambwanji for bait. Use a small net to catch them in the lake just south of the Tai Bwo Wannai village fire ring. When you think you have enough, grab your vessel and head across the log bridge and up to the north shore. Use a Karambwanji with your vessel to load it, then click on a fishing spot. Remember, you have to reload your vessel after each catch. Players who have at least started Fairy Tale Part II quest to access fairy rings can use code CKR for the Karambwanji lake, and code DKP to reach the Karambwan fishing shore.

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Members Locations - Recommended Training spots

It is often debated as to which is the best training spot for members fishing, dependent on profit versus experience. Here we've outlined some of the best training spots out there with recommended levels also. For other fishing spots (including these), you may wish to refer to's Interactive World Map, which you can use to hover over the fishing icons to see which fish you can catch.

Nearest bank: Catherby Recommended level(s): 40-76+ Fishing Recommended fish: Lobsters, Swordfish, Tuna, Sharks
Catherby Location

Probably the most popular members fishing spot, as there's a fishing shop right next to the fishing spots where you can buy and sell both fishing equipment and fish. At the fishing spots in Catherby you're able to fish with Small Net, Big Net, Bait, Cage and Harpoon. You can catch the following things/fish: shrimp, anchovies, sardines, herring, oysters, caskets, seaweed, mackerel, cod, tuna, lobsters, swordfish, bass and shark. It is recommended at level 40 to fish for Lobsters here, before working your way up to Swordfish at level 50, and Sharks at level 76. Not only will this provide good experience at these levels, it will provide a profit perhaps unmatched by power training areas such as Shilo Village. The nearby range also allows for a self-sustaining food supply, as you may choose to cook your catch before banking.

Shilo Village
Nearest bank: Shilo Village Recommended level(s): 20+ Fishing Recommended fish:Trout, Salmon

After completing Shilo village Quest, you can start fishing there. This is possibly the fastest place for experience in the game, as the bank is very close to the fishing spot and the experience comes thick and fast. Here you can fish with bait and feathers; however Fly Fishing is the recommended method, catching Trout and Salmon in the river. Should you begin to run out of feathers, the nearby Fishing store will happily sell you their stock of 1000 feathers, usually cheaper than the Grand Exchange.

Nearest bank: Jatizso Recommended level(s): 40-76+ Fishing Recommended fish: Lobsters, Swordfish, Tuna, Sharks
Jatizso Location

To get access to this fishing spot, you'll first have to start The Fremennik Isles quest. The fishing spots here yield pretty much the same thing as in Catherby, but you'll find the area a lot less crowded. The bank in the town is a slightly shorter run than Catherby's fishing spots, however the area doesn't have a cooking range. Potentially due to location, this area is mostly abandoned, however for those who can access it, it appears to be a much better location than Catherby for those looking for a quieter area.

Piscatoris Fishing Colony
Nearest bank: Piscatoris Recommended level(s): 62 Fishing Recommended fish: Monkfish
Piscatoris Colony Location

To get access to this fishing spot, you'll first have to complete the Swan Song quest. Once you complete the quest, you can get to the Piscatoris Fishing Colony by boat (see Kathy Corkat located north-west of the Gnome Stronghold), or use Fairy Ring coordinates AKQ. The Piscatoris Fishing Colony is the only place in RuneScape where you can catch monkfish. In order to catch these fish, you'll have to use a small fishing net. You can also catch tuna and swordfish, provided you have a harpoon with you; however Monkfish are the best experience and profit. They are incredibly close to the local bank, and there are plenty of spots along the coastline for you to fish.

Burgh De Rott
Nearest bank: Burgh De Rott Recommended level(s): 76+ Fishing Recommended fish: Sharks

After you have fixed the bank during the In Aid of the Myreque quest you might want to consider staying a while for gourmet meals. No, not the snails that wander nearby! This town has plenty of big net and shark catching spots just a stone's throw away from a bank, making it perfect for more experienced players. To get here take the Myreque shortcut under Canifis pub, then after a brief walk south through the swamp hop in the row boat to Mort'ton. Walk south over the bridge; it's just that easy!

Barbarian Outpost
Nearest bank: Barbarian Assault Recommended level(s): 48-70+ Fishing Recommended fish: Leaping Trout, Salmon and Sturgeon
Barbarianfishing Location

The best way to get here is to teleport using the Games necklace to Barbarian Assault, and then go south. With enough Barbarian Training, you can catch Leaping fish here. The fish cannot be cooked, and the bank is a fair distance away, so people just drop the fish. If you bring a knife with you, you can use it to cut the fish you have to get some Fish offcuts (stackable), Roe, and Caviar. This gives you 10 cooking experience and the items you get can be used as bait to catch more fish. Theoretically, you could get from 48-99 fishing with only 27 Bait/Feathers! Not only this, the experience is also some of the best for fishing in the game.

Living Rock Caverns
Nearest bank: Living Rock Caverns Recommended level(s): 85-90+ Fishing Recommended fish: Cavefish, Rocktails

To get here, you'll need to climb down the hanging rope in the northernly part of the Dwarven Mines. Beware: this area is populated by aggressive rock monsters, ranging in level from 120 to a maximum of 200. This is the only area where you can catch Cavefish and Rocktail, requiring fishing levels 85 and 90, respectively. Cavefish are caught using conventional fishing rods and bait, but to catch Rocktail you must kill Living Rock Monsters and mine their corpses to obtain Living Minerals to use as bait, or buy some from the Grand Exchange. These fish are the most profitable in the game, especially Rocktails, which though slow can earn a player millions of gold on the way to 99.

Nearest bank: - Recommended level(s):70+ Recommended fish: Cave Morays, Salve Eels, Blue Crabs

Wait, Daemonheim? That's right, some of the best fishing experience in the game can be found in the floors of Daemonheim. For low level floors which would otherwise be solo'd on a low complexity 1 (C1), it may be an idea to change to complexity 2 (C2). The reason for this is the Fishing skill becomes available on floors; fishing spots will begin to appear and nothing else. The sheer speed and amount of fish that can be found has meant this method of "C2 fishing" has become popular among many fishers, becoming even better with higher fishing levels. The only downside to this however is that all fish are lost upon completing a floor, so no profit can be made.

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Fishing Table

This table shows you all the fish in Gielinor, as well as some useful stats such as fishing level requirement, fishing experience and locations. The level column shows the constitution level at which food will heal its maximum amount of life points. At lower constitution levels, the food will heal 20 life points less per missing level.

Pic Name Fishing lvl Fishing exp Cooking lvl Cooking exp Healing Level Tool / Bait Where
Raw Crayfish Crayfish 1 10 1 30 200 10 Crayfish cage Behind Lumbridge church or the pond between Lumbridge and Draynor
Raw Shrimps Shrimps 1 10 1 30 200 10 Net Any Sea
Raw Karambwanji Karambwanji** 5 5 1 30 200 10 Net Karamja Jungle
Raw Sardine Sardine 5 20 1 40 200 10 Fishing rod + Bait Any Sea
Raw Herring Herring 10 30 5 50 200 10 Fishing rod + Bait Any Sea
Raw Anchovies Anchovies 15 40 1 30 200 10 Net Any Sea
Raw Mackerel Mackerel 16 20 10 60 200 10 Big Net Catherby, Rellekka and Fishing Guild
Oyster Oyster 16 10 - - - - Big Net Catherby, Rellekka and Fishing Guild
Casket Casket 16 10 - - - - Big Net Catherby, Rellekka and Fishing Guild
Seaweed Seaweed 16 1 - - - - Big Net Catherby, Rellekka and Fishing Guild
Raw Trout Trout 20 50 15 70 375 15 Fly fishing rod + Feather Any River
Raw Cod Cod 23 45 18 75 450 18 Big Net Catherby, Rellekka and Fishing Guild
Raw Pike Pike 25 60 20 80 500 20 Fishing rod + Bait Any River
Slimy Eel Slimy Eel 28 65 28 95 100 5 Fishing rod + Bait Mort Myre Swamp & Lumbridge Swamp Caves
Raw Salmon Salmon 30 70 25 90 625 25 Fly fishing rod + Feather Any River
Frog Spawn Frog Spawn 33 75 n/a n/a 200 10 Net Lumbridge Swamp Caves
Raw Tuna Tuna 35 80 30 100 750 30 Harpoon Karamja, Fishing guild, Catherby, Rellekka, Level 38 Wilderness
Raw Cave Eel Cave Eel 38 80 28 115 950 38 Fishing rod + Bait Lumbridge Swamp Caves
Raw Rainbow Fish Rainbow Fish 38 80 35 110 875 35 Fly fishing rod + Stripy Feather Any River
Raw Lobster Lobster 40 90 40 120 1200 40 Lobster cage Karamja, Fishing guild, Catherby, Rellekka, Level 38 Wilderness
Raw Bass Bass 46 100 43 130 1300 43 Big Net Catherby, Rellekka and Fishing Guild
Raw Swordfish Swordfish 50 100 45 140 1400 45 Harpoon Karamja, Fishing guild, Catherby, Rellekka, Level 38 Wilderness
Raw Lava Eel Lava Eel* 53 60 53 30 1325 53 Oily Fishing rod + Bait Members dungeon or Lava Maze lava spot.
Raw Monkfish Monkfish*** 62 120 62 150 1600 62 Net The Piscatoris Fishing Colony
Raw Karambwan Karambwan** 65 105 1 80 700 30 Vessel Karamja Jungle
Raw Shark Shark 76 110 80 210 2000 80 Harpoon Catherby, Rellekka and Fishing Guild
Raw Sea Turtle Sea Turtle 79 38 82 211.3 2050 82 Fishing Trawler North of Yanille
Raw Manta Ray Manta Ray 81 46 91 216.3 2275 91 Fishing Trawler North of Yanille
Raw Cavefish Cavefish 85 300 88 214 2200† 80 Fishing rod + Bait Living Rock Caverns
Raw Rocktail Rocktail 90 380 93 225 2300‡ 93 Fishing rod + Living Minerals Living Rock Caverns
Raw Tiger Shark Tiger Shark 95 80 93 230 2375‡ 80 Fishing Trawler North of Yanille

* See our Hero's quest guide for more information.
** See our Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest guide for more information.
*** See our Swan Song quest guide for more information.
† As well as a +2 boost to either Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged or Magic.
‡ As well as up to a +100 extra life points boost.


Barbarian Fishing Table

These fish and fishing styles can only be used after completing the fishing portions of the Barbarian Training mini quest.

Barbarian Heavy Rod Fishing Information
Fish Required Levels Experience Gain
Fishing Strength/Agility Fishing Strength/Agility
Leaping Trout Leaping Trout 48 15 50 xp 5 xp
Leaping Salmon Leaping Salmon 58 30 70 xp 6 xp
Leaping Sturgeon Leaping Sturgeon 70 45 80 xp 7 xp

Barbarian Bare-Handed Fishing Information
Fish Required Levels Experience Gain
Fishing Strength Fishing Strength
Tuna 55 35 80 xp 8 xp
Swordfish 70 50 100 xp 10 xp
Shark 96 76 110 xp 11 xp
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Dungeoneering Fishing table

The following fish can only be found on a Duungeoneering floor in Daemonheim, provided that the complexity is 2 or above, and the player has the required level to find them. This may be important for C2 Fishing methods.

Dungeoneering Fishing Table
Pic Fish or Crab Level XP
Raw Heim Crab Heim crab 1 9
Raw Red-eye Red-eye 10 27
Raw Dusk Eel Dusk eel 20 45
Raw Giant Flatfish Giant flatfish 30 63
Raw Short-finned Eel Short-finned eels 40 81
Raw Web Snipper Web snippers 50 99
Raw Bouldabass Bouldabass 60 117
Raw Salve Eel Salve eel 70 135
Raw Blue Crab Blue crab 80 153
Raw Cave Moray Cave moray 90 171
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Agility Bonuses

With high enough Agility and Fishing levels, there's a chance that you can catch multiple fish at the same time! This only applies to tuna, swordfish, and sharks, and you do not gain any extra experience for extra fish caught. This chance starts at exactly these levels (there is no chance below them), but increases as your Agility increases, up to a certain limit. The chance stops increasing after that level.

Bonus Catches
Fish Fishing level Agility level Agility level (limit)
Tuna 35 35 70
Swordfish 50 50 80
Shark 76 76 99

Fishing XP Gloves & Outfit

The Fist of Guthix minigame offers a way to increase fishing experience by trading in tokens for fishing gloves. Each one gives an extra 100 xp every time you catch the same sort of fish as your gloves. The gloves disintegrate after catching 1,000 of the related fish.

Fishing XP Gloves
Fishing Level 65 90
Picture Swordfish Gloves Shark Gloves
Fish Swordfish Shark

The Fishing Gear outfit is a redeemable reward from the Fish Flingers minigame.

Fishing Gear Outfit
Fishing Gear Set

The Fishing Gear outfit consists of four pieces: Fishing Boots, Fishing Hat, Fishing Waders, and Fishing Jacket.

Bonus Fishing experience is earned - per fish - for each piece of the outfit equipped while Fishing, with an additional bonus for wearing the complete outfit. The total bonus for wearing the complete outfit is 5% XP. The experience for each fish (when wearing the full outfit) is listed in the table below.

Type Level Tool Required Regular Exp Exp (Full Fishing Outfit)
Crayfish 1 Crayfish cage 10 10.5
Shrimp 1 Net 10 10.5
Karambwanji 5 Net 5 5.25
Sardine 5 Rod + Bait 20 21
Herring 10 Rod + Bait 30 31.5
Anchovies 15 Net 40 42
Mackerel 16 Big Net 20 21
Oyster 16 Big Net 10 10.5
Casket 16 Big Net 10 10.5
Seaweed 16 Big Net 1 1
Trout 20 Fly Fishing rod + Feather 50 52.5
Cod 23 Big Net 45 42.25
Pike 25 Rod + Bait 60 63
Slimy Eel 28 Rod + Bait 65 68.25
Salmon 30 Fly Fishing rod + Feather 70 73.5
Frog Spawn 33 Net 75 78.75
Tuna 35 Harpoon 80 84
Cave Eel 38 Rod + Bait 80 84
Rainbow Fish 38 Fly Fishing Rod + Stripy Feather 80 84
Lobster 40 Lobster Cage 90 94.5
Bass 46 Big Net 100 105
Swordfish 50 Harpoon 100 105
Lava Eel 53 Oily rod + Bait 60 63
Monkfish 62 Net 120 126
Karambwan 65 Vessel 105 110.25
Shark 76 Harpoon 110 115.5
Cavefish 85 Rod + Bait 300 315
Rocktail 90 Rod + Living Minerals 380 399

Skill Level & XP Boosts

There are several ways to boost your fishing skill level by a visible amount: a Fishing Potion, a Fish Pie or an Admiral Pie. Your fishing will be drained back to normal at the same rate that any other stat is drained after drinking stat boosting potions/beers. Also, players who have completed the Recipe for Disaster Evil Dave's stew subquest could potentially boost fishing by as many as 6 levels (or risk lowering the skill by that much) temporarily by using Brown spice while making Spicy Stew.

Skill Level Boosts
Pic Name of item Fishing Boost Information
Spicy Stew Spicy Stew -6 to +6 (Random) Made by using Brown spice on a Stew. For more information on making Stews, please visit the Cooking Guide. This item is not tradeable.
Admiral Pie Admiral Pie +5 Made from cooked salmon, cooked tuna, and raw potato using level 70 cooking skill.
Fish Pie Fish Pie +3 Made from cooked trout, cooked cod, and raw potato using level 47 cooking skill.
Fishing Potion (4) Fishing Potion +3 Made using level 50 herblore skill by mixing an avantoe herb and snape grass.

Summoning offers three familiars to assist with fishing. All three give an invisible level boost, forage for fish, and may give a small amount of fishing xp for the fish they catch.

Fishing-related Familiars
Summon Level Pic Familiar Fishing Boost Abilities Scroll
16 Granite Crab Pouch Granite Crab +1
Fights (level 26) Defence
Forages big net fish when you are fishing, gives small amounts of fishing xp
Stony Shell: Temporarily boosts Defence +4
56 Ibis Pouch Ibis +3
Does not fight
Forages fish when you are fishing, gives small amounts of fishing xp
Fish Rain: Produces raw fish up to bass
74 Granite Lobster Pouch Granite Lobster +4
Fights (level 129) Defence
Forages fish when you are fishing, gives small amounts of fishing xp
Crushing Claw: Inflicts up to 140 damage; lowers opponent's Defence by up to 5

The Stealing Creation minigame offers two helpful harpoons that can be purchased for 20 Stealing Creation points apiece.

Stealing Creation Harpoons
Pic Name Experience Increase Information
Volatile Clay Harpoon Volatile clay harpoon 2.2x Obtained at random from the Volatile tool. Disintegrates after the charge of the tool falls to 0%, or after the tool has been reassigned ten times.
Sacred Clay Harpoon Sacred clay harpoon 2x Obtained by choosing the transform option on the Morphic proto-tool. Disintegrates after the charge of the tool falls to 0%.

The Fishing Trawler can also reward you with an XP boost when fishing for raw sharks, using the Shark's tooth necklace.

Shark's tooth necklace
Shark\\'s tooth necklace

The Shark's tooth necklace is an experience boosting piece of jewellery, crafted from 5 Shark's teeth (obtainable as a possible reward from the Fishing Trawler minigame). To make a necklace (requires 91 Crafting; though it can be assisted), simply use a needle and thread on 5 shark's teeth.

The necklace itself provides a +5% xp boost to Fishing when fishing for Raw Sharks. As well as this bonus, the necklace can also give Sharks a chance to heal by 20 life points more than usual, as well as increasing the healing duration of a Baron Shark.

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Fishing Urns

Urns collect fish scraps while you are fishing which can eventually be teleported away for free experience once it is filled. There are five different fishing urns. Each urn requires a different crafting level to make and will give a different amount of experience when you fill it up and teleport it away. Higher level fish will fill the urn faster than lower level fish, but the experience for teleporting the urn away is the same regardless of what fills it up. Please view our Urns Section in the Crafting Guide for more detailed information on Urns.

Before you can start filling an urn, you need to activate it with a water rune. Adding the rune requires the same crafting level as making the urn. You can have up to ten non-empty urns in your bank at once. This includes partially filled urns, completely filled urns and anything in between. You can check the level of your urn by right-clicking the urn in your inventory and choosing the Check-level option. It will also give you a message once it is 1/4 full, 1/2 full, 3/4 full and completely full.

Fishing Urns
Pic Name Crafting level to make Fishing xp Charged from...
Cracked Fishing Urn (r) Cracked fishing urn 2 150 All fish level 10 and below
Fragile Fishing Urn (r) Fragile fishing urn 15 350 All fish level 30 and below
Fishing Urn (r) Fishing urn 41 500 All fish level 50 and below
Strong Fishing Urn (r) Strong fishing urn 53 600 All fish level 70 and below
Decorated Fishing Urn (r) Decorated fishing urn 76 1900 All fish level 96 and below
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Fishing guild

You must be level 68 fishing to enter the guild. You can, however, get in at level 65, 64, 63... maybe even level 62! Just drink a Fishing potion or eat a Fish pie if you are level 65-67, or eat an Admiral pie at level 63 or 64 or try making some Spicy stew to enter the guild. For more information about the fishing guild, visit our Fishing Guild Guide. For more information about fishing potions, check our Herblore Guide. For more information about fish and admiral pies, see the Cooking Guide.

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Skillchompas are skilling tools gained through Hunter which provide an explosive alternative to conventional skill training.

Wielded as a weapon, Skillchompas provide the regular resources one would expect from Fishing as well as providing a greater chance to catch fish (see the levels section for percentages). On top of this, you will receive a 10% base xp increase for each successful action, and a little xp if unsuccessful.

Pic Name Fishing Level Bonus
Cobalt skillchompa Cobalt skillchompa 31 +1% chance to catch fish
Viridian skillchompa Viridian skillchompa 41 +2% chance to catch fish
Azure skillchompa Azure skillchompa 51 +3% chance to catch fish
Crimson skillchompa Crimson skillchompa 61 +4% chance to catch fish
Cobalt Skillchompa Location Viridian Skillchompa Location
Cobalt: 27 Hunter, North of Grand Ttree Viridian: 46 Hunter, South of Port Phasmatys
Azure Skillchompa Location Crimson Skillchompa Location
Azure: 68 Hunter, North of Snowy Hunter Area Crimson: 89 Hunter, Northwest of Menaphos
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Skill mastery and Beyond

Cape of Achievement

Once you have mastered the skill and reached level 99 you may want to buy a Fishing cape from the master fisher that stands inside the Fishing Guild. If you already have another 99 skill, or obtain another one while wearing the cape (unless you have it keepsaked), it will become a Fishing cape (t).

Please refer to the Achievement Capes guide for more details.

fishing Cape

After obtaining 99 Fishing it becomes possible to obtain a Damp shard randomly, which can be combined with other shards from the other gathering skills (Divination, Farming, Hunter, Mining, Woodcutting) to create a Gatherer's cape and Gatherer's hood. The cape has the same stats as a trimmed skill cape and the helm is purely cosmetic.

True fishing Mastery

Achieving 99 is the ultimate goal for many players, however the skill does not stop there. For players wanting to show off their dedication to a skill it is possible to obtain "True Mastery" by obtaining "120 Fishing" which is 104,273,167 XP. The Fishing master cape can then be purchased from the master fisher that stands inside the Fishing Guild.

Fishing master cape

It is worth noting that beyond level 99 there is no additional content for fishing as the level increases are invisible so training the skill gets no faster. To work out your theoretical fishing level check out our XP table.

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Original Guide by: KS Jeppe

Revised Guide by: Omnitec

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Last Updated: 09-Jan-2015

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