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

Training

Generally speaking, you should fish the highest level fish available to you. However, since Fishing (skill).svg Fishing provides many additional benefits in other skills, it may be worth lingering on certain other fish for some time, saving time down the road.

The most notable considerations are the two items Amulet of Fishing (item).svg Amulet of Fishing and Pirates Lost Ring (item).svg Pirates Lost Ring. The Amulet of Fishing (item).svg Amulet provides -15% Fishing Interval, and the Pirates Lost Ring (item).svg Ring provides a massive 15% additional Fishing (skill).svg Fishing XP. There is also the Message in a Bottle (item).svg Message in a Bottle, which unlocks the Secret Area with many important fish. These can only drop when receiving a "Special" item, so maximizing this chance is very important.

First we want to minimize how much Junk we receive. 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 their total Mastery.svg Mastery Pool is at 25%, or when the Mastery.svg Mastery level for an individual fish reaches 65. It will take a longer time initially to reach 25% Mastery Pool, so we will focus on a few fish to boost to Mastery Level 65. You also receive a +3% chance to catch Special items when reaching level 50 for an individual fish.

We're going to swap targets very frequently at the start, since we won't be getting any fish to 65 for a while. Fish Raw Shrimp (item).svg Raw Shrimp from 1-5, Raw Sardine (item).svg Raw Sardine from 5-10, Raw Herring (item).svg Raw Herring from 10-20 (switch to Raw Seahorse (item).svg Raw Seahorse if you got the Message in a Bottle (item).svg Message in a Bottle, although this is extremely unlikely by level 15), and Raw Trout (item).svg Raw Trout from 20-30.

This is a good point to consider using the Ent (item).svg Ent and Octopus (item).svg Octopus Summoning (skill).svg Summoning synergy, if you have it. It will give you +3% chance for Special catches, which will let you get important Fishing (skill).svg Fishing drops sooner. At level 30, you should fish Raw Poison Fish (item).svg Raw Poison Fish for a while, which are used in Performance Enhancing Potion I (item).svg Performance Enhancing Potions and Lethal Toxins Potion I (item).png Lethal Toxins Potions. However, depending on where you are at in the game, you may be holding onto these fish for a while. If you prefer, continue swapping to higher level fish until 50.

If you've managed to get the Message in a Bottle (item).svg Message in a Bottle by now, you can switch to Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Raw Skeleton Fish at level 45 and just fish those all the way to level 80 or 95. This will give you a huge abundance of Prayer (skill).svg Prayer points, and is one of the best ways to get Prayer (skill).svg Prayer points. Level up Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Raw Skeleton Fish to Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Mastery.svg Level 65, to eliminate Junk catches.

If you still haven't gotten Message in a Bottle (item).svg Message in a Bottle, stop on Raw Swordfish (item).svg Raw Swordfish for a while at level 50, leveling it to Raw Swordfish (item).svg Mastery.svg Level 65. The Cooking (skill).svg cooked version (Swordfish (item).svg Swordfish) is used in Generous Cook Potion I (item).svg Generous Cook Potions, which you will need a lot of eventually. You can switch again to Raw Crab (item).svg Raw Crab at 60, for Fishermans Potion I (item).svg Fishermans Potions.

This is also where you should consider switching to the Octopus (item).svg Octopus and Pig (item).svg Pig Summoning (skill).svg Summoning synergy instead, if you aren't farming Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Raw Skeleton Fish. This will give you a 75% chance to fish up a cooked version of any fish (that can be cooked), which you can either use as food or sell for more GP. If you are early in the game, this is a good source of early GP. However, it may be difficult to unlock the synergy early, so don't worry if you don't have it.

Once you're at 60, fish any of the above fish all the way to 99. If you're going to focus on any, make sure to level them to Mastery.svg Mastery level 65, so you don't catch any Junk. Raw Crab (item).svg Raw Crab are great as cooked food and as a potion ingredient, so it's not a bad idea to fish them for a while. If at any point you get the Message in a Bottle (item).svg Message in a Bottle, you can switch immediately to Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Raw Skeleton Fish and ride them all the way to 95 or 99.

Finally, fish Raw Whale (item).svg Raw Whale from 95-99, as they are a great source of Cooking (skill).svg cooked food.

Quick Reference

These tables serve as an at a glance reference for some different paths to 99. None of them are strictly needed; feel free to swap fish whenever you want or need.

Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Skeleton Fish to 99
Level Fish
1-5 Raw Shrimp (item).svg Raw Shrimp
5-10 Raw Sardine (item).svg Raw Sardine
10-20 Raw Herring (item).svg Raw Herring
20-30 Raw Trout (item).svg Raw Trout
30-50 Raw Poison Fish (item).svg Raw Poison Fish
45-99 Raw Skeleton Fish (item).svg Raw Skeleton Fish
Fish for Other Skills
Level Fish
1-5 Raw Shrimp (item).svg Raw Shrimp
5-10 Raw Sardine (item).svg Raw Sardine
10-20 Raw Herring (item).svg Raw Herring
20-30 Raw Trout (item).svg Raw Trout
30-50 Raw Poison Fish (item).svg Raw Poison Fish
50-60 Raw Swordfish (item).svg Raw Swordfish
60-95 Raw Crab (item).svg Raw Crab
95-99 Raw Whale (item).svg Raw Whale
Octopus (item).svg Octopus + Pig (item).svg Pig
Level Fish
1-5 Raw Shrimp (item).svg Raw Shrimp
5-10 Raw Sardine (item).svg Raw Sardine
10-20 Raw Herring (item).svg Raw Herring
20-35 Raw Trout (item).svg Raw Trout
35-50 Raw Salmon (item).svg Raw Salmon
50-55 Raw Swordfish (item).svg Raw Swordfish
55-65 Raw Fanfish (item).svg Raw Fanfish
60-70 Raw Carp (item).svg Raw Carp
70-85 Raw Shark (item).svg Raw Shark
85-95 Raw Manta Ray (item).svg Raw Manta Ray
95-99 Raw Whale (item).svg Raw Whale

Boosters

Below is an automatically generated list of boosts that will speed up leveling. However, none of the boosts are necessary to reach 99, and can be easily skipped.

XP

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