Big swordfish

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Big swordfish
Big swordfish.png
Released31 May 2006 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableNo
EquipableNo
StackableNo
DestroyDrop
ExamineWhopper! I should get this stuffed!
Values
Value2,500 coins
High alch1,500 coins
Low alch1,000 coins
Weight0.5 kg
Advanced data
Item ID7991
Big swordfish detail.png

A big swordfish is an abnormally large swordfish caught, while fishing for swordfish, 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." If fishing with a fish barrel, a big swordfish caught will be placed into your inventory.[2]

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 and spirit flakes are reported by Jagex Moderators not to provide an extra big swordfish.[3] However, players have reported this to occur, likely due to a bug.[4]

Fishing info[edit | edit source]

Big swordfish
Level requiredFishing 50
Fishing XP100 xp
BaitN/A
Fishing spotFishing spot (cage, 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 (Piscatoris Fishing Colony)35; 62 Fishing icon.png11/2,500
Fishing spot (cage, harpoon) (m)35; 40 Fishing icon.png11/2,500

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 with "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. 8 June 2022. (Archived from the original on 9 July 2022.) Mod Ash: "You can still receive the big fish, and it'd have to go to your inventory."
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 24 March 2020. (Archived from the original on 25 March 2020.) Mod Ash: "No."
  4. ^ D_Tingle. Two Big swordfish in one catch!. Reddit. 7 March 2022. Note the multiplication message in the chatbox.