This article is about the free-to-play guide. For the members' guide, see Pay-to-play Fishing training.


Fishing uses two types of items, divided into consumables and equipment. Consumables are used up at the rate of one item for each fish caught and are stackable, while the equipment is non-stackable and reusable.

Fishing Table Edit





Name Fishing


Exp Cooking




Type Heals Notes
Raw shrimpsShrimpsShrimps1 10 130Net3Can be caught at seas.
Raw sardineSardineSardines5 20 1 40Bait4Can be caught at seas.
Raw herringHerringHerring10 30 5 50Bait5Can be caught at seas.
Raw anchoviesAnchoviesAnchovies15 40 1 30Net1Can be caught at seas.
Raw troutTroutTrout20 50 15 70Fly7Can be caught at rivers.
Raw pikePikePike25 60 2080Bait8Can be caught at rivers.
Raw salmonSalmonSalmon30 70 2590Fly9Can be caught at rivers.
Raw tunaTunaTuna35 80 30100Harpoon10Can be caught at Karamja.
Raw lobsterLobsterLobster40 90 40120Pot12Can be caught at Karamja.
Raw swordfishSwordfishSwordfish50 100 45140Harpoon14Can be caught at Karamja.

Levels 1 - 20 – Shrimp / AnchoviesEdit

Raw shrimps Raw anchovies Net fish for shrimp. Good locations include:

At level 15, you will begin to catch anchovies too.

  • Starting experience - 0
  • Experience needed - 4,470
  • Shrimps needed - 447 (4,470 experience)
  • Anchovies needed (from 15 to 20) - 139 (2,085 experience)

Level 20-40/99 – Trout / SalmonEdit

Raw trout Raw salmon Fly fish trout at either Barbarian Village or Lumbridge. Once you have reached level 30, you will begin catching salmon and can expect to receive between 30,000 and 50,000 Fishing experience per hour. If you choose to drop your fish rather than bank them, you will gain slightly more experience per hour.

  • Starting experience - 4,470
  • Experience needed - 32,754
  • Trout needed - 656 (32,800 experience)
  • Salmon needed (from 30-40) - 341 (23,870 experience)

Even past level 40, "powerfishing" trout/salmon is the best method of training Fishing all the way until level 99.

Level 40-70 – LobsterEdit

Raw lobster Fish lobsters at Musa Point. At level 50, it is better to catch swordfish/tuna instead as doing so will yield slightly better exp/hour. Lobsters provide better profit/hour than fly fishing, but at the cost of reduced exp/hour (20,000 to 30,000, as opposed to 30,000 to 50,000).

  • Starting experience - 37,270
  • Experience needed - 700,357
  • Lobsters needed - 7,782 (700,380 experience)

Level 70-99 – Swordfish / TunaEdit

Raw swordfish Raw tuna Harpoon Swordfish at Musa Point. You will also catch tuna, which you should drop. This method will yield up to 30,000 experience per hour.

  • Starting experience - 737,650
  • Experience needed - 12,334,051
  • Tunas needed - 154,176 (12,334,080 experience) or
  • Swordfish needed - 123,341 (12,334,100 experience)

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