A drift net is an item requiring 47 Fishing and 44 Hunter to use. They can be used to catch fish shoals in the underwater of Fossil Island. They can be created by using a loom.
To access drift net fishing, players must first speak with Ceto, located just north of the underwater anchor-rope. 200 numulite are required as payment to enter the instanced area and allowance lasts for a full day. Players can also pay a fee of 20,000 numulite to gain permanent access. Players can store up to 2,000 drift nets by speaking to Annette inside the instanced area.
Drift nets can be strung up underwater to catch fish shoals over time. Players can then chase fish shoals into the drift nets. Each fish shoal fills the net up by 10% and gives Hunter and Fishing experience based on a player's current levels. With a merfolk trident or trident of the seas equipped, players will find it easier to scare fish shoals into drift nets. Flippers are another useful piece of equipment, allowing players to 'run' while underwater.
Upon harvesting a fully stocked net, the drift net will be destroyed, leaving just the reward behind. Anchovies, sardine, tuna, lobster, swordfish, shark, oysters, pufferfish, and numulite are all possible rewards from the net in varying amounts. Manta rays and sea turtles can also be obtained, given that they have the fishing level to catch them. Players can use the bank option when the harvest interface is open to bank all the fish caught for a fee of 5 numulite.
A player chasing fish shoals into drift nets.
|8 September 2017
|The amount of jute fibres required to craft drift nets was reduced from ten to two.
- ↑ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 8 Jul 2019. (Archived from the original on 26 Aug 2019.) Mod Ash: "[Does the trident of the seas have the same effect in driftnet fishing as the merfolk trident?] Yes."