Fishing

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This article is about the Fishing skill. For training the skill, see Fishing/Training.
Fishing

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.

Most fish can be cooked for use as food during Combat.svg Combat or Thieving (skill).svg 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 Fishing Level 99 will unlock the Fishing Skillcape (item).svg Fishing Skillcape for purchase from the Shop. The Fishing Skillcape doubles the amount of items caught.

Using Fisherman's potions increases the chance to catch double fish by 3-12%, which applies multiplicatively with the guaranteed doubling provided by the Fishing Skillcape.

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 (item).svg Barbarian Gloves. Catching fish in the Barbarian Fishing Area will give Strength (skill).svg Strength and Fishing skill experience. This Strength experience is also affected by the experience bonus from Gold Emerald Ring (item).svg Gold Emerald Ring.

The Secret Area is unlocked by reading the Message in a Bottle (item).svg Message in a Bottle in the Bank.

Both the Message in a Bottle (item).svg Message in a Bottle and Barbarian Gloves (item).svg Barbarian Gloves are special items that can be found while fishing.

Fish

As the player's Fishing level increases, new fish that give more experience will become available to catch. Leaping Trout (item).svg Leaping Trout, Leaping Salmon (item).svg Leaping Salmon, and Leaping Broad Fish (item).svg Leaping Broad Fish, will train Strength (skill).svg Strength when caught, giving 10, 15, and 25 experience respectively. Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Raw Skeleton Fish can be buried for 3 Prayer (skill).svg Prayer points each. Raw Magic Fish (item).svg Raw Magic Fish can be eaten to restore health without cooking. Raw Poison Fish (item).svg Raw Poison Fish are used as an ingredient for the Performance Enhancing Potion. Leaping Trout (item).svg Leaping Trout, Leaping Salmon (item).svg Leaping Salmon, Leaping Broad Fish (item).svg Leaping Broad Fish, Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Raw Skeleton Fish, Raw Magic Fish (item).svg Raw Magic Fish, Raw Blowfish (item).svg Raw Blowfish, and Raw Poison Fish (item).svg 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

Skillcape

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 x2 Items received from Fishing

Pet

The pet can be unlocked by doing any Fishing action.

Pet Name Effect
Pudding Duckie (pet).png Pudding Duckie +5% Chance to Double Items in Fishing

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.

Catch Time Decrease
Name Fishing (skill).svg Level Cost This Rod Total
Iron Fishing Rod (upgrade).svg Iron Fishing Rod 1 Coins.svg 100 -5% -5%
Steel Fishing Rod (upgrade).svg Steel Fishing Rod 10 Coins.svg 1,000 -5% -10%
Black Fishing Rod (upgrade).svg Black Fishing Rod 20 Coins.svg 5,000 -5% -15%
Mithril Fishing Rod (upgrade).svg Mithril Fishing Rod 35 Coins.svg 20,000 -5% -20%
Adamant Fishing Rod (upgrade).svg Adamant Fishing Rod 50 Coins.svg 75,000 -5% -25%
Rune Fishing Rod (upgrade).svg Rune Fishing Rod 60 Coins.svg 300,000 -5% -30%
Dragon Fishing Rod (upgrade).svg Dragon Fishing Rod 80 Coins.svg 2,000,000 -10% -40%

Special

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:


The average value of a roll on the special fishing loot table is Coins.svg 524

Junk

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

Potion

The Fishermans Potion can be used to increase the chance of receiving double fish while fishing.

Potion Tier Charges Effect
Fishermans Potion I (item).svg I 5 +3% Chance to Double Items in Fishing
Fishermans Potion II (item).svg II 10 +5% Chance to Double Items in Fishing
Fishermans Potion III (item).svg III 15 +8% Chance to Double Items in Fishing
Fishermans Potion IV (item).svg IV 20 +12% Chance to Double Items in Fishing

Summoning Boosts

This table shows all the Summoning (skill).svg Summoning Familiars and Synergies that provide a bonus to Fishing.

Skill Boosts

This table lists most sources of Fishing-specific modifier boosts. For a list of boosts that apply to all skills, see the Skill Boosts page. This list does not contain boosts provided from Mastery.svg Mastery rewards.

Fishing (skill).svg Fishing
Shallow Shores Raw Shrimp (item).svg Raw Shrimp  • Raw Lobster (item).svg Raw Lobster  • Raw Crab (item).svg Raw Crab
Shrapnel River Raw Sardine (item).svg Raw Sardine  • Raw Herring (item).svg Raw Herring  • Raw Carp (item).svg Raw Carp
Trench of Dispair Raw Blowfish (item).svg Raw Blowfish  • Raw Poison Fish (item).svg Raw Poison Fish  • Raw Anglerfish (item).svg Raw Anglerfish  • Raw Cave Fish (item).svg Raw Cave Fish
Lemvor Pier Raw Trout (item).svg Raw Trout  • Raw Salmon (item).svg Raw Salmon  • Raw Fanfish (item).svg Raw Fanfish
Open Waters Raw Swordfish (item).svg Raw Swordfish  • Raw Manta Ray (item).svg Raw Manta Ray
Barren Ocean Raw Shark (item).svg Raw Shark  • Raw Whale (item).svg Raw Whale
Barbarian Fishing Leaping Trout (item).svg Leaping Trout  • Leaping Salmon (item).svg Leaping Salmon  • Leaping Broad Fish (item).svg Leaping Broad Fish
Secret Area Raw Seahorse (item).svg Raw Seahorse  • Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Raw Skeleton Fish  • Raw Magic Fish (item).svg Raw Magic Fish
Junk Glass Bottle (item).svg Glass Bottle  • Old Boot (item).svg Old Boot  • Old Hat (item).svg Old Hat  • Rope (item).svg Rope  • Rubber Ducky (item).svg Rubber Ducky  • Rusty Key (item).svg Rusty Key  • Seaweed (item).svg Seaweed  • Shell (item).svg Shell
Special Items Topaz (item).svg Topaz  • Sapphire (item).svg Sapphire  • Ruby (item).svg Ruby  • Emerald (item).svg Emerald  • Diamond (item).svg Diamond  • Treasure Chest (item).svg Treasure Chest  • Barbarian Gloves (item).svg Barbarian Gloves  • Message in a Bottle (item).svg Message in a Bottle  • Pirates Lost Ring (item).svg Pirates Lost Ring  • Ancient Ring of Mastery (item).svg Ancient Ring of Mastery  • Ancient Ring of Skills (item).svg Ancient Ring of Skills
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