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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 out

Find a fishing store; it has a green fish icon on the map. You can buy any of these items at a Fishing shop, Ex. Port Sarim's Fishing shop. 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 Equipment

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.

Image Name Level Price
Net Net 1 5 coins
Fishing Rod Fishing rod 5 5 coins
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


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
Raw Shrimp Shrimp 1 Small fishing net 10
Raw Sardine Sardine 5 Fishing rod + bait (sea) 20
Raw Herring Herring 10 Fishing rod + bait (sea) 30
Raw Anchovies Anchovies 15 Small fishing net 40
Raw Mackerel Mackerel 16 Big fishing net 20
Raw Trout Trout 20 Fly fishing rod + feathers 50
Raw cod Cod 23 Big fishing net 45
Raw Pike Pike 26 Fishing rod + bait (river) 60
Raw Salmon Salmon 30 Fly fishing rod + feathers 75
Raw Tuna Tuna 35 Harpoon 80
Raw Lobster Lobster 40 Lobster Pot 90
Raw Bass Bass 46 Big fishing net 100
Raw Swordfish Swordfish 50 Harpoon 100
Raw lava eel Lava eel 53 Oily fishing rod 30
Raw Sea turtle Sea turtle 75 None 105
Raw Shark Shark 76 Harpoon 110
Manta ray Manta ray 81 None 115
  • The sea turtle and manta ray can only be caught on the fishing trawler minigame.

Other items

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

Image Item Level Experience
Leather Gloves Gloves 16 1
Boots Boots 16 1
Seaweed Seaweed 16 1
Oyster Oyster 16 10
Casket Casket 16 10

Fishing locations






  • Tks was the first to gain mastery in fishing.

See also

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