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

1 FishingFishing icon.png to catch raw shrimps
15 FishingFishing icon.png 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

4,470 FishingFishing icon.png 0 0 unknown FishingFishing icon.png

Method description[edit | edit source]

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

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

Requirements Image
Skills

40 FishingFishing icon.png

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

~600 x Feather.png: Inventory image of FeatherFeather to level 40
~225,000 x Feather.png: Inventory image of FeatherFeather to level 99

None

32,754 FishingFishing icon.png to level 40
13,029,961 FishingFishing icon.png to level 99

-1,200 to level 40
-450,000 to level 99

-0.04 to level 40
-0.03 to level 99

unknown FishingFishing icon.png

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 30,000 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.

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

Requirements Image
Skills

1 FishingFishing icon.png to catch raw shrimps
15 FishingFishing icon.png 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 4,470 FishingFishing icon.png 8,870 1.98 unknown FishingFishing icon.png

Method description[edit | edit source]

Stay at the fishing spot untill the inventory has filled up, then go to the nearest bank to drop off the caught fish and return to the fishing spot.

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

Requirements Image
Skills

40 FishingFishing icon.png

Quests None Raw lobster
Tools Lobster pot Other None
Results
Inputs Outputs Exp. gained Profit or cost Gp/xp Xp/h

~1,680 x Coins.png: Inventory image of CoinsCoins

~713x Raw lobster.png: Inventory image of Raw lobsterRaw lobster

64,109 FishingFishing icon.png 86,019 1.34 unknown FishingFishing icon.png

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.

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

Requirements Image
Skills

50 FishingFishing icon.png

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.png: Inventory image of CoinsCoins

~123,200x Raw tuna.png: Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna
~30,800x Raw swordfish.png: Inventory image of Raw swordfishRaw swordfish

12,933,098 FishingFishing icon.png 11,332,460 0.88 unknown FishingFishing icon.png

Method description[edit | edit source]

Players can also choose to drop the raw tuna (40 each), since they are worth a lot less than raw swordfish (220 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.png: Inventory image of Small fishing netSmall fishing net None
Bait fishing Fishing rod.png: Inventory image of Fishing rodFishing rod Fishing bait.png: Inventory image of Fishing baitFishing bait
Fly fishing Fly fishing rod.png: Inventory image of Fly fishing rodFly fishing rod Feather.png: Inventory image of FeatherFeather
Cage fishing Lobster pot.png: Inventory image of Lobster potLobster pot None
Harpooning Harpoon.png: Inventory image of HarpoonHarpoon None

Fishing table[edit | edit source]

Raw

Image

Cooked

Image

Name Fishing

Level

Exp Cooking

Level

Cooking

Exp

Type Heals Notes
Raw shrimps Cooked shrimps Shrimps 1 10 1 30 Net 3 Can be caught at seas.
Raw sardine.png Sardine.png Sardines 5 20 1 40 Bait 4 Can be caught at seas.
Raw herring.png Herring.png Herring 10 30 5 50 Bait 5 Can be caught at seas.
Raw anchovies Cooked anchovies Anchovies 15 40 1 30 Net 1 Can be caught at seas.
Raw trout Cooked trout Trout 20 50 15 70 Fly 7 Can be caught at rivers.
Raw pike.png Pike.png Pike 25 60 20 80 Bait 8 Can be caught at rivers.
Raw salmon Cooked salmon Salmon 30 70 25 90 Fly 9 Can be caught at rivers.
Raw tuna Cooked tuna Tuna 35 80 30 100 Harpoon 10 Can be caught at Karamja/Corsair Cove.
Raw lobster Cooked lobster Lobster 40 90 40 120 Pot 12 Can be caught at Karamja/Corsair Cove.
Raw swordfish Cooked swordfish Swordfish 50 100 45 140 Harpoon 14 Can be caught at Karamja/Corsair Cove.