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

Fastest Experience

Generally, you should train on the highest level fish you have unlocked, or follow the list below. This list takes junk into account for the fastest leveling.

Level Fish Base XP/s
Without Junk With Junk
1-5 Raw Shrimp 0.83 0.63
5-8 Raw Sardine 1.67 1.33
8-10 Raw Blowfish 2.18 1.57
10-15 Raw Herring 2.50 2.00
15-35 Raw Seahorse 3.85 3.85
35-40 Leaping Salmon 5.33 5.07
40-45 Raw Halibut1 7.33 6.09
45-55 Raw Skeleton Fish 9.09 9.09
55-75 Raw Fanfish 17.14 12.17
75-85 Raw Tilapia1 28.70 23.82
85-95 Raw Manta Ray 29.12 20.67
95-100 Raw Whale 32.86 29.57
100-101 Raw Lava Fish 41.73 35.47
101-104 Raw Spike Fish 47.64 38.11
104-105 Raw Blue Crab 52.41 41.93
105-106 Raw Magma Fish 52.57 44.69
106-110 Raw Large Blowfish 58.73 46.98
110-115 Raw Frost Crab 63.29 56.96
115-118 Raw Ghost Fish 71.40 49.27
118-120 Raw Terrorfish 72.77 50.21

1The Fisherman's Enclave fishing area is unlocked in Cartography at coordinates (22, 22) and requires Cartography Level 20 to survey.

Alternate Methods

This list is to be used in conjunction with the list above.

Level Fish Base XP/s
Without Junk With Junk
15-20 Raw Herring 2.50 2.00
20-30 Raw Trout 2.86 2.03
30-35 Raw Poison Fish 3.85 2.77
35-40 Raw Salmon 5.71 4.06
40-50 Raw Lobster 6.67 5.00
50-55 Raw Swordfish 9.41 6.68
Raw Anglerfish 11.76 8.47
75-85 Raw Cave Fish 26.09 18.78

Selling the fish should result in enough gold to upgrade to the best available Fishing Rod in the Shop. It is to be noted that only fishing rods up to Dragon Fishing Rod actually help with speeding up the experience gain. Cooking your fish will increase their value when sold, and will get you Cooking experience at the same time!


Changing fishing targets too often has one downside - Junk. It provides 1 XP when received, greatly reducing your overall XP and GP rates.

Players will receive Junk at a fairly high rate (10-29%, depending on location) while fishing until they achieve the 25% MasteryMastery Pool Checkpoint or when the Mastery level for an individual fish reaches 65.

Therefore, it is reasonable to spend your Mastery Pool on getting Fanfish, Raw Cave Fish, Manta Rays, and Whales to level 65 in order to remove the chance of Junk, which will boost your speed of progress.

Additional Information

The single most efficient item to obtain for training fishing is the Amulet of Fishing, then Fishing Rod upgrades in the Shop, then Pirates Lost Ring. The Amulet of Fishing is obtained by opening Treasure Chests.

There is a small chance to acquire the Message in a Bottle. It will unlock the Secret Area that gives no Junk and has a higher chance of special items. This area has Raw Seahorse, Raw Skeleton Fish, and Raw Magic Fish.

Fishing for Raw Seahorse is used to get special items at the fastest possible rate, and are surprisingly efficient Cooking materials. Raw Skeleton Fish is a decent way to get Prayer points. Raw Magic Fish is a decent way to make GP and food without Cooking. Getting to level 99 before fishing any of these fish - especially Raw Magic Fish - is strongly recommended as they all have poor xp rates, and the Fishing Skillcape doubles all fish you catch.

Another hidden area is unlocked with the Barbarian Gloves, this area has Leaping Trout, Leaping Salmon, and Leaping Broad Fish. While these have no direct benefits to Fishing, they provide Strength xp. Generally only Leaping Broad Fish are worth the effort, although this is a minor benefit at best, and is no longer efficient beyond roughly Strength Level 40.



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