Free-to-play Fishing training

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This article is about the free-to-play guide. For the members' guide, see Pay-to-play Fishing training.

There are several ways to train Fishing in free-to-play. Depending on the desired goals of the player, they can choose between methods favouring experience rates or profit.

Methods with the highest experience rates[edit | edit source]

Levels 1 - 20 – Raw shrimps and Raw anchovies[edit | edit source]

Requirements Image
Skills

Fishing 1 to catch raw shrimps
Fishing 15 to catch raw anchovies

Quests None Raw shrimps Raw anchovies.png
Tools Small fishing net Other None
Results
Inputs Outputs Exp. gained Profit or cost Gp/xp Xp/h
None

None

Fishing 4,470 0 0 Fishing 1.5k-3k

Method description[edit | edit source]

To achieve the most optimal experience rates, players would want to drop the caught fish, instead of banking.

Also, net fishing in Draynor Village makes banking fast and easy. Beginners might also want to bank for cooking, eating or selling, making the most of their time.

Level 20-40/99 – Raw trout / Raw salmon[edit | edit source]

Requirements Image
Skills

Fishing 20

Quests None Raw trout
Tools Fly fishing rod Other None
Results
Inputs Outputs Exp. gained Profit or cost Gp/xp Xp/h

~600 x Feather.pngFeather to level 40
~225,000 x Feather.pngFeather to level 99

None

Fishing 32,754 to level 40
Fishing 13,029,961 to level 99

-1,800 to level 40
-675,000 to level 99

-0.05 to level 40
-0.05 to level 99

Fishing 20k

Method description[edit | edit source]

Fly fish trout at either Barbarian Village or Lumbridge. Once you have reached level 30, you will begin catching salmon and can expect to receive between 25,000 and 50,000 Fishing experience per hour. The best experience rates will be reached using the "powerfishing" method; dropping the caught fish, thus removing the time spent banking and increasing the time spent fishing.

A short trip from Barbarian Village north to the Edgeville bank can be worth while when collecting salmon. This reduces xp/hr greatly.

Even past level 40, "powerfishing" raw trout and raw salmon is the best free-to-play method of training Fishing all the way until level 99.

Methods with the highest profit[edit | edit source]

Levels 1 - 40 – Raw shrimps and Raw anchovies[edit | edit source]

Requirements Image
Skills

Fishing 1 to catch raw shrimps
Fishing 15 to catch raw anchovies

Quests None Raw shrimps Raw anchovies.png
Tools Small fishing net Other None
Results
Inputs Outputs Exp. gained Profit or cost Gp/xp Xp/h
None Fishing 4,470 23,909 5.35 Fishing unknown

Method description[edit | edit source]

Stay at the fishing spot until the inventory has filled up, then go to the nearest bank to drop off the caught fish and return to the fishing spot. For example near Draynor Village or Al Kharid.

Level 40-50 – Raw lobster[edit | edit source]

Requirements Image
Skills

Fishing 40

Quests Pirate's Treasure (recommended) Raw lobster
Tools Lobster pot Other Coins 100.pngCoins
Results
Inputs Outputs Exp. gained Profit or cost Gp/xp Xp/h

~1,680 x Coins 100.pngCoins

~713x Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster

Fishing 64,109 166,588 2.6 Fishing ~14,000

Method description[edit | edit source]

Fish raw lobsters at Musa Point. To bank the caught raw lobsters, use the boat to travel to Port Sarim, costing 30 gp one way. In Port Sarim, walk to the docks with the monks and use the bank deposit to deposit the raw lobsters.

If you have completed both The Corsair Curse and Dragon Slayer, you can also use the Corsair Cove Resource Area to avoid paying the fare back and forth to use the deposit box.

Level 50-99 – Raw swordfish / Raw tuna[edit | edit source]

Requirements Image
Skills

Fishing 50

Quests None Raw tuna Raw swordfish
Tools Harpoon Other None
Results
Inputs Outputs Exp. gained Profit or cost Gp/xp Xp/h

~357,000 x Coins 100.pngCoins

~123,200x Raw tuna.pngRaw tuna
~30,800x Raw swordfish.pngRaw swordfish

Fishing 12,933,098 15,083,482 1.17 Fishing unknown

Method description[edit | edit source]

Players can also choose to drop the raw tuna (44 each), since they are worth a lot less than raw swordfish (326 each). This will reduce the time spent banking, thus increasing the experience per hour rates.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Depending on the method, Fishing uses one or two types of items; divided into tools and consumables. Consumables are used up at the rate of one item for each fish caught and are stackable, while the equipment is non-stackable and reusable.

Fishing method Tools Consumables
Net fishing Small fishing net.pngSmall fishing net None
Bait fishing Fishing rod.pngFishing rod Fishing bait.pngFishing bait
Fly fishing Fly fishing rod.pngFly fishing rod Feather.pngFeather
Cage fishing Lobster pot.pngLobster pot None
Harpooning Harpoon.pngHarpoon None

Fishing table[edit | edit source]

Fish Fishing Fishing Cooking Cooking Caught with Heals GE Price
Level Exp Level Exp Raw Cooked
Raw shrimps.png Shrimps.png Shrimp (cooked) 1 10 1 30 Net 3 57 10
Raw sardine.png Sardine.png Sardine (cooked) 5 20 1 40 Bait 4 48 6
Raw herring.png Herring.png Herring (cooked) 10 30 5 50 Bait 5 124 11
Raw anchovies.png Anchovies.png Anchovies (cooked) 15 40 1 30 Net 1 71 113
Raw trout.png Trout.png Trout (cooked) 20 50 15 70 Fly 7 92 32
Raw pike.png Pike.png Pike (cooked) 25 60 20 80 Bait 8 129 22
Raw salmon.png Salmon.png Salmon (cooked) 30 70 25 90 Fly 9 103 107
Raw tuna.png Tuna.png Tuna (cooked) 35 80 30 100 Harpoon 10 44 51
Raw lobster.png Lobster.png Lobster (cooked) 40 90 40 120 Cage 12 236 171
Raw swordfish.png Swordfish.png Swordfish (cooked) 50 100 45 140 Harpoon 14 326 343