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

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

None

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

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

-0.05 to level 40
-0.05 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 - 40 – 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

~407x Raw shrimps.png: Inventory image of Raw shrimps Raw shrimps
~10x Raw anchovies.png: Inventory image of Raw anchovies Raw anchovies

4,470 FishingFishing icon.png 16,683 3.73 unknown FishingFishing icon.png

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.

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

Requirements Image
Skills

40 FishingFishing icon.png

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

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

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

64,109 FishingFishing icon.png 93,149 1.45 ~14,000 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.

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

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 Coins Coins

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

12,933,098 FishingFishing icon.png 13,238,494 1.02 unknown FishingFishing icon.png

Method description[edit | edit source]

Players can also choose to drop the raw tuna (41 each), since they are worth a lot less than raw swordfish (278 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 net Small fishing net None
Bait fishing Fishing rod.png: Inventory image of Fishing rod Fishing rod Fishing bait.png: Inventory image of Fishing bait Fishing bait
Fly fishing Fly fishing rod.png: Inventory image of Fly fishing rod Fly fishing rod Feather.png: Inventory image of Feather Feather
Cage fishing Lobster pot.png: Inventory image of Lobster pot Lobster pot None
Harpooning Harpoon.png: Inventory image of Harpoon Harpoon None

Fishing table[edit | edit source]

Fish FishingFishing icon.png Fishing CookingCooking icon.png 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 39 31
Raw sardine.png Sardine.png Sardine (cooked) 5 20 1 40 Bait 4 36 18
Raw herring.png Herring.png Herring (cooked) 10 30 5 50 Bait 5 44 11
Raw anchovies.png Anchovies.png Anchovies (cooked) 15 40 1 30 Net 1 81 102
Raw trout.png Trout.png Trout (cooked) 20 50 15 70 Fly 7 23 20
Raw pike.png Pike.png Pike (cooked) 25 60 20 80 Bait 8 70 20
Raw salmon.png Salmon.png Salmon (cooked) 30 70 25 90 Fly 9 46 48
Raw tuna.png Tuna.png Tuna (cooked) 35 80 30 100 Harpoon 10 41 38
Raw lobster.png Lobster.png Lobster (cooked) 40 90 40 120 Cage 12 133 109
Raw swordfish.png Swordfish.png Swordfish (cooked) 50 100 45 140 Harpoon 14 278 276