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Fishing

A player fly fishing in the River Lum with visible bubble.

For information on training this skill, see Fishing training.

Fishing is a skill in RuneScape Classic that allows players to catch fish which can then be eaten when cooked using the Cooking skill.

Starting outEdit

Head to Gerrant's Fishy Business in Port Sarim or Harry's Fishing Shack in Catherby to buy some equipment. After you have a fishing item you need to find areas where you can fish. On the world map, areas with a red fish means it's a fishing spot. You can use the cooking skill to cook your fish or you could simply sell them to players raw or to the general store.

Map for fish

Map of fish locations for beginners, enlarge to see them.

Fishing EquipmentEdit

To fish in RuneScape Classic you will need a tool with which to fish. Fishing tools can be purchased at fishing shops found in Port Sarim and Catherby. Oily Fishing Rod is only obtainable during Hero's Quest.

Image Name Level Price
Net Net 1 5 coins
Fishing Rod Fishing rod 5 5 coins
Red vine worms Red vine worms 10 (+ rod) None
Big Net Big Net 16 20 coins
Fly Fishing Rod Fly fishing rod 20 5 coins
Harpoon Harpoon 35 5 coins
Lobster Pot Lobster pot 40 20 coins
Fishing Bait Fishing bait 5 (+ rod) 3 coins
Feather Feathers 20 (+ Fly fishing rod) 4 coins
Oily Fishing Rod Oily Fishing Rod 53 (+ Fishing bait) N/A

FishEdit

There are many different types of fish that can be caught throughout RuneScape Classic. When a player catches a fish, it will come in raw form which must be cooked before it can be used as food to restore Hits.

Image Fish Level Equipment used Experience Fatigue SU (%)
Raw Shrimp Shrimp 1 Small fishing net 10 160 (0.2133%)
Raw Sardine Sardine 5 Fishing rod + bait (sea) 20 320 (0.4266%)
Raw Herring Herring 10 Fishing rod + bait (sea) 30 480 (0.64%)
Raw giant carp Giant Carp 10 Fishing rod + Red vine worms (Hemenster) 0 0 (0%)
Raw Anchovies Anchovies 15 Small fishing net 40 640 (0.8533%)
Raw Mackerel Mackerel 16 Big fishing net 20 320 (0.4266%)
Raw Trout Trout 20 Fly fishing rod + feathers 50 800 (1.0667%)
Raw cod Cod 23 Big fishing net 45 720 (0.96%)
Raw Pike Pike 25 Fishing rod + bait (river) 60 960 (1.28%)
Raw Salmon Salmon 30 Fly fishing rod + feathers 70 1120 (1.4933%)
Raw Tuna Tuna 35 Harpoon 80 1280 (1.7066%)
Raw Lobster Lobster 40 Lobster Pot 90 1440 (1.92%)
Raw Bass Bass 46 Big fishing net 100 1600 (2.133%)
Raw Swordfish Swordfish 50 Harpoon 100 1600 (2.133%)
Raw lava eel Lava eel 53 Oily fishing rod 90 1440 (1.92%)
Raw Sea turtle Sea turtle 75 See: Fishing Trawler 95 1520 (2.0266%)
Raw Shark Shark 76 Harpoon 110 1760 (2.3466%)
Manta ray Manta ray 81 See: Fishing Trawler 115 1840 (2.4533%)
  • The sea turtle and manta ray can only be caught on the fishing trawler minigame.

Other itemsEdit

While fishing with big nets you will occasionally catch things other than fish like the following:

Image Item Level Experience Fatigue SU (%)
Leather Gloves Gloves 16 1 16 (0.0213%)
Boots Boots 16 1 16 (0.0213%)
Seaweed Seaweed 16 1 16 (0.0213%)
Oyster Oyster 16 10 160 (0.2133%)
Casket Casket 16 10 160 (0.2133%)

Fishing locationsEdit

See: Fishing spot for more details on the types of fishing spots

Net / BaitEdit

Lure / BaitEdit

Harpoon / CageEdit

Big Net / HarpoonEdit

SpecialEdit

QuestsEdit

  • Fishing Contest
    • If Level < 24 - $ (Level - 10) * 75 + 975 $
    • If Level ≥ 24 - $ (Level - 24) * 75 + 2225 $
  • Hero's Quest - $ level * 50 + 75 $
  • Sea Slug - $ 175 + 200 * level $

Bug/GlitchEdit

  • When doing Big Net fishing and the player has a fishing level below 46 (to be able to catch Bass) messages for fail catches are not given. They begin to appear on level 46.

TriviaEdit

  • Tks was the first to gain mastery in fishing.