Lake Molch

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A map of Lake Molch.

Lake Molch is a large lake found just outside Great Kourend. Here, players can speak to Alry the Angler to engage in aerial fishing, a Fishing and Hunter practice. It requires a minimum level of 43 Fishing and 35 Hunter. Players can hunt for various fish and salamanders with a Cormorant, much like Falconry where players hunt kebbits with a gyr falcon. However, Alry will not charge players for a Cormorant's glove.

Getting There[edit | edit source]

The island in the centre of Lake Molch.

To reach the island in the center of Lake Molch, the player must take a boat at one of the three docks located on the northern, western, and eastern sides of the lake.

To reach the northern or eastern dock the player can use Fairy Ring DJR to the chasm of fire and either run south for the eastern dock or west for the northern dock.

To reach the western dock, the player can use:

  • A Skills Necklace to teleport to the Farming Guild and run southeast through Molch
  • Fairy Ring DJR and head west to the dock, use the boat at the end of the dock to Molch Island.

Catching Fish[edit | edit source]

Players must use a Cormorant to catch creatures from a fishing pool, where the bird swoops down and returns to the player with the catch. If the player's inventory is full, the bird swallows the catch and doesn't award any experience to the player. The player must have both hands free to wield the bird.

King worms are used as a starting bait which can be gathered on the island. When the player starts to catch fish, they can cut the fish up into stackable fish chunks, granting Cooking experience. The bird will take 1 chunk every 3-6 catches as a reward for gathering the fish.

A catch is guaranteed each time the bird is sent, and the pools of fish move approximately every 7-12 seconds. Multiple people can catch from the same pool and will see people fishing from all sides of the circular island. If the bird is sent whilst the pool is moving to a new location, it still counts as a successful catch.

The time between catches varies with the distance between the player and the fishing spot. The shortest wait occurs after targeting a fishing spot within the player’s 9x9 (i.e. 4 tiles in any direction) whereby the Cormorant will be available again on the next tick. It is therefore possible to catch one fish per tick while there are fishing spots close enough to the player.

Rarely, players may instead receive a golden tench, a cosmetic equippable item, instead of a regular catch.

Clue bottles can be obtained by aerial fishing.

There are four creatures players can hunt with aerial fishing.

Catch Fishing icon.png
Hunter icon.png
Fishing Experience Hunter Experience Cooking Experience from Cutting
Bluegill.png Bluegill 43 35 Fishing icon.png 11.5 Hunter icon.png 16.5 Cooking icon.png 3.5
Common tench.png Common tench 56 51 Fishing icon.png 40 Hunter icon.png 45 Cooking icon.png 10
Mottled eel.png Mottled eel 73 68 Fishing icon.png 65 Hunter icon.png 90 Cooking icon.png 20
Greater siren.png Greater siren 91 87 Fishing icon.png 100 Hunter icon.png 130 Cooking icon.png 25

Molch Pearls[edit | edit source]

When fishing within Lake Molch, each catch has a 1% chance of giving Molch pearls in addition to the player's catch. These can be traded in to Alry the Angler in exchange of various rewards.

Experience Rates[edit | edit source]

At level 43 Fishing and 35 Hunter, players earn approximately 17k Fishing, 25k Hunter and 5k Cooking experience per hour.

At level 99 Fishing and 99 Hunter, players earn approximately 60k Fishing, 80k Hunter and 15k Cooking experience per hour.