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 combined Fishing and Hunter activity. 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.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The island in the centre of Lake Molch.

To reach the island in the centre of Lake Molch, the player must take a boat at one of the three docks located on the northern, western, and eastern shores 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 eastern dock, the player can teleport to Shayzien using Kharedst's Memoirs and run West.
  • 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. The player can obtain one by speaking to Alry, and they must have both hands free to wield the bird. 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.

King worms are used as bait, which can be gathered on the island. When the player starts to catch fish, they can choose to cut the fish up into stackable fish chunks, granting Cooking experience; these can be used in place of king worms, where the cormorant will take 1 chunk every 3-6 catches as their reward for gathering the fish.

Unlike Falconry, a catch is guaranteed each time the bird is sent. Multiple players can catch from the same pool and will see people fishing from all sides of the circular island. If the bird is sent while the pool is moving to a new location, it will still count as successful.

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 7x7 reach (i.e. 3 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.

Catches[edit | edit source]

There are four creatures players can hunt with aerial fishing.

Catch FishingFishing icon.png Level FishingFishing icon.png XP HunterHunter icon.png Level HunterHunter icon.png XP CookingCooking icon.png XP
Bluegill.png Bluegill 43 11.5 35 16.5 3.5
Common tench.png Common tench 56 40 51 45 10
Mottled eel.png Mottled eel 73 65 68 90 20
Greater siren.png Greater siren 91 100 87 130 25

The formula for what type of fish is caught is as follows.

Where X = (((Fishing level x 2) + Hunter level) / 3), Pick a random number 0 to (X-1) inclusive. If the number is 82+ it'll give a siren if you have the requirements. If it's 67+ it'll give an eel if you have the requirements. If it's 52+ it'll give a tench if you have the requirements. any other number and it will be a bluegill.[1]

The following items may also be rarely obtained:

  • Golden tench: There is a 1/20,000 chance that players may receive this cosmetic equippable fish in place of their regular catch. Players who do not want it can exchange it with Alry for 100 Molch pearls.
  • Clue bottles.

Molch pearls[edit | edit source]

When fishing within Lake Molch, each catch has a 1/100 to 1/75 chance of giving Molch pearls in addition to the player's catch, which scales based on the player's Fishing and Hunter levels. These can be used to purchase various rewards in Alry the Angler's Angling Accessories.

Experience rates[edit | edit source]

Below is a list of approximate experience gained per hour, based on levels.

FishingFishing icon.png level HunterHunter icon.png level FishingFishing icon.png XP HunterHunter icon.png XP CookingCooking icon.png XP
43 35 10,000 15,000 5,000
73 68 25,000 35,000 8,000
91 87 40,000 53,000 11,000
99 99 70,000 90,000 15,000

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 February 2019
(update | poll)
The golden tench can now be exchanged for 100 Molch pearls by speaking to Alry the Angler.
31 January 2019
(update)
The rate of Molch pearls now scale based on Fishing and Hunter level. Previously they were obtained at a flat rate of 1/100. The angler's outfit was also added to the store.
  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 13 June 2019. (Archived from the original on 13 June 2019.) Mod Ash: "Define X = (((Fishing level x 2) + Hunter level) / 3). Pick a random number 0 to (X-1) inclusive. If it's 82+ it'll give a siren if you have the stats. If it's 67+ it'll give an eel if you have the stats. If it's 52+ it'll give a tench if you have the stats. Else bluegill."