Big shark

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Big shark
Big shark.png
Released31 May 2006 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableNo
EquipableNo
StackableNo
DestroyDrop
ExamineIt's a monster! I should get this stuffed!
Values
Value5,000 coins
High alch3,000 coins
Low alch2,000 coins
Weight0.7 kg
Advanced data
Item ID7993
Big shark detail.png

A big shark is a large shark caught while harpoon fishing at any harpoon/big net fishing spot. Since players can only get it while fishing for sharks, it requires 76 Fishing to catch. Big sharks are a very rare catch (1/5,000)[1], and catching one prompts the message "You catch an enormous shark!" instead of the usual "You catch a shark!"

It can be mounted in a skill hall in a player-owned house at 76 Construction. Before it can be mounted, it must be stuffed by the Taxidermist in Canifis, where she will charge 5,000 coins and return a stuffed big shark to the player. They can then mount the fish using 2 mahogany planks. When players take it to the Taxidermist, she will exclaim "That's quite a fearsome shark! You have done everyone a service by removing it from the sea!"

A big shark may be cooked into a regular shark for the standard Cooking experience. Catching a big shark will complete the elite clue scroll step given by Sherlock.


Rada's blessing and spirit flakes are reported by Jagex Moderators not to provide an extra big shark.[2] However, players have reported this to occur, likely due to a bug.[3]

Fishing info[edit | edit source]

Big shark
Level requiredFishing 76
Fishing XP110 xp
BaitN/A
Fishing spotFishing spot (big net, harpoon)
Required toolHarpoon.pngHarpoon

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Fishing spot (big net, harpoon)16; 76 Fishing icon.png11/5,000

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 13 April 2015. (Archived from the original on 26 March 2019.) Mod Ash: "Bass = 1/1000. Swordfish = 1/2500. Shark = 1/5000."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 24 March 2020. (Archived from the original on 25 March 2020.) Mod Ash: "No."
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 9 March 2022. (Archived from the original on 15 April 2022.) Mod Ash: "I'm a little surprised that behaviour was changed, by the way. It's not like spare trophies have been all that useful, over the years!"