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Fishing is used to catch fish, special items and junk which are deposited in the bank. If the Bank becomes full while Fishing, Fishing will continue but any extra items will be lost.

Fish can be cooked for use as food during Combat or Thieving.

At certain levels, upgrades to the fishing pole used are available in the Skill Upgrades section of the Shop. Upgraded fishing poles reduce the time required to catch fish. Raising Fishing to level 99 will unlock the Fishing Skillcape for purchase from the Shop. The Fishing Skillcape doubles the amount of items caught.

Using Fisherman's potions reduces the chance to catch junk by 3-12%.

Fishing Areas

There are 8 Fishing Areas, with different fish located in each Fishing Area. Each area has different chances to obtain junk or special items instead of fish.

The Barbarian Fishing area is unlocked by wearing the Barbarian Gloves. Catching fish in the Barbarian Fishing Area will give Strength and Fishing skill experience. This Strength experience is also affected by the experience bonus from Gold Emerald Ring.

The Secret Area is unlocked by reading the Message in a Bottle in the Bank.


As the player's Fishing level increases, new fish that give more experience will become available to catch. Leaping Trout, Leaping Salmon, and Leaping Broad Fish, will train Strength when caught, giving 10, 15, and 25 experience respectively. Raw Skeleton Fish can be buried for 3 Prayer points each. Raw Magic Fish can be eaten to restore health without cooking. Leaping Trout, Leaping Salmon, Leaping Broad Fish, Raw Skeleton Fish, Raw Magic Fish, Raw Blowfish, and Raw Poison Fish cannot be cooked.

Mastery Unlocks

Item Mastery Unlocks

Level Unlock
1 Each Mastery level increases the chance to receive 2 Fish by +0.4%
50 +3% chance to receive special items.
65 You no longer catch Junk.
99 Always catch a minimum quantity of 2 Fish

Mastery Pool Checkpoints

Pool % Pool XP Bonus
10% 1,150,000 xp +5% increased Fishing Mastery XP
25% 2,875,000 xp Receive no more Junk
50% 5,750,000 xp +5% increased chance to get double Fish
95% 10,925,000 xp When you catch a Special Item, there is a 25% chance to receive one extra Special Item. It is possible to receive a different item than the original.
Total Mastery Pool XP 11,500,000


The skillcape can be purchased from the store for Coins.svg 1,000,000 after the player reaches Fishing Level 99.

Skillcape Name Effect
Fishing Skillcape (item).svg Fishing Skillcape Doubles the amount of items caught.


The pet can be unlocked by doing any Fishing action.

Pet Name Effect
Pudding Duckie (pet).png Pudding Duckie 5% chance to double the amount of Fish per catch.

Fishing Rods

Higher levels of Fishing allow the player to purchase higher tiers of fishing rods from the Shop. The "bonus speed" from fishing rods is actually a percent reduction in the time that it takes to catch a fish.


Special items can be randomly acquired instead of fish while Fishing. They reward the same amount of XP as the fish that was being caught. Treasure is chosen from the following loot table:

Item Price Chance
Topaz (item).svg Topaz Coins.svg 225 1,000/3,361 29.75%
Sapphire (item).svg Sapphire Coins.svg 335 800/3,361 23.8%
Ruby (item).svg Ruby Coins.svg 555 700/3,361 20.83%
Emerald (item).svg Emerald Coins.svg 555 500/3,361 14.88%
Diamond (item).svg Diamond Coins.svg 1,150 200/3,361 5.95%
Treasure Chest (item).svg Treasure Chest Coins.svg 500 125/3,361 3.72%
Barbarian Gloves (item).svg Barbarian Gloves Coins.svg 7,500 25/3,361 0.74%
Message in a Bottle (item).svg Message in a Bottle Coins.svg 250 5/3,361 0.15%
Pirates Lost Ring (item).svg Pirates Lost Ring Coins.svg 17,500 5/3,361 0.15%
Ancient Ring of Mastery (item).svg Ancient Ring of Mastery Coins.svg 26,500 1/6,722 0.01%
Ancient Ring of Skills (item).svg Ancient Ring of Skills Coins.svg 38,250 1/6,722 0.01%

The average value of a roll on the special fishing loot table is Coins.svg 523.69


Junk items are randomly caught instead of fish. They reward only 1 XP when caught, and are selected from the following table:


The Fishermans Potion can be used to reduce the chance of receiving junk while fishing.

Potion Tier Charges Effect
Fishermans Potion I (item).svg I 5 3% less chance to catch Junk.
Fishermans Potion II (item).svg II 10 5% less chance to catch Junk.
Fishermans Potion III (item).svg III 15 8% less chance to catch Junk.
Fishermans Potion IV (item).svg IV 20 12% less chance to catch Junk.
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