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Grandpa Jack
Grandpa Jack

Released 28 May 2002 (Update)
Race Human
Quest NPC Yes - Fishing Contest
Location Hemenster and south of East Ardougne
Shop No
Skill requirement None
Quest requirement Partial completion of Fishing Contest
Pay-to-play Yes
Gender Male
Examine A wistful old man
Notable features Slightly taller than other NPCs with a white beard and a staff

Grandpa Jack is an non-player character located in a house in Hemenster, and also south of East Ardougne Zoo near the Clock Tower.

Fishing Contest quest

He is involved in the Fishing Contest quest, which he reveals that he took first place in four years in a row, although he is far too old to compete now. He gives the player a hint about how to win, which is to go to McGrubor's Wood and dig up Red vine worms from the vines. This requires a spade and players should be careful as Guard dogs patrol the area.


This article on a non-player character has an associated dialogue page.


  • If a female player talks to him, he will address the player as young man. This is an oversight, as some quests were programmed to properly address the player by their assigned gender.
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