Big swordfish

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A big swordfish is an abnormally large swordfish caught while fishing at any cage/harpoon fishing spot. It is obtainable by both barbarian fishing and by normally fishing swordfish using a harpoon. Since players can only get it while fishing for swordfish, it requires 50 Fishing to catch. Big swordfish are a very rare catch (1/2,500)[1], and catching one prompts the message "You catch an enormous swordfish!" instead of the usual "You catch a swordfish."

It can be mounted in a Skill Hall in a player-owned house. Before it can be mounted, it must be stuffed by the Taxidermist in Canifis, where she will charge 2,500 coins and return a stuffed big swordfish to the player. They can then mount the fish using 2 teak planks. When players take it to the Taxidermist, she will exclaim "Don't point that thing at me!"

A big swordfish may be cooked into a regular swordfish for the standard cooking experience.

Rada's Blessing does not allow you to catch double big swordfish[2].

Fishing info[edit | edit source]

Big swordfish
Level required Fishing 50
Fishing XP 100 xp
Fishing spot Fishing spot (cage, harpoon)
Tool Harpoon.pngHarpoon
Bait N/A

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Fishing spot (cage, harpoon) (m)50 Fishing icon.png1Very rare

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible to catch a big swordfish while fishing for Fisherman Frodi on Miscellania. While the player does not keep any of the fish they catch, catching a big swordfish will prompt the player to tell him "Sorry Frodi, I am keeping this one for myself.", to which Frodi replies, "Magnificent catch!"

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."