Golden tench

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Golden tench
Golden tench.png
Released10 January 2019 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableNo
EquipableYes
StackableNo
OptionsWield
DestroyDrop
ExamineThe henchest tench.
Values
Value100 coins
High alch60 coins
Low alch40 coins
Weight0.028 kg
Advanced data
Item ID22840
Golden tench detail.png

The Golden tench is a very rare equippable fish obtained from aerial fishing at Lake Molch, caught at a rate of 1/20,000.[1] When a player receives the tench, a red message in the chatbox will state "The cormorant has brought you a very strange tench."

Equipping the golden tench allows players to "Whack" other players like the rubber chicken does, but cannot be fumbled like it, and thus is never forcefully dropped on the ground. It can also be stored in a magic wardrobe within a player-owned house Costume Room. Players can possess multiple golden tenches at a time.

Unlike other catches in Lake Molch, the Golden tench can't be cut using a knife. However, players can speak to Alry the Angler to exchange it for 100 Molch pearls.


Rada's blessing and spirit flakes are reported by Jagex Moderators not to provide an extra golden tench.[2][3] However, players have reported this to occur, likely due to a bug.[4]

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesGolden tench equipped male.pngGolden tench equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
-100-100-50+0+0
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
-10+0+0%+0List
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1
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Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: BluntCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Blunt.pngPoundCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
PummelCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 March 2019
(update)

A message has been added for when a player receives a Golden tench.

7 February 2019
(update | poll)

The golden tench can now be exchanged for 100 Molch pearls by speaking to Alry the Angler.

24 January 2019
(update)

Attack speed changed from 3 (1.8 seconds) to 4 (2.4 seconds).

17 January 2019
(update)

The golden tench was given negative stats to match other fun weapons and can now be stored in a magic wardrobe.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Munro's Twitter account. 13 February 2019. (Archived from the original on 25 March 2019.) Mod Munro: "As I mentioned on the Q & A, here are the pictures of the drop rates for various parts of Kebos. This time with the correct drop rate for the pieces of the Brimstone Ring."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 9 December 2019. (Archived from the original on 9 March 2022.) Mod Ash: "It doesn't multiply the tench, no."
  3. ^ Mod Lenny. Discord comment. “I can't see anything glaringly obvious that prevents it, but I've also just been trying it out with debug that gets me tonnes of tenches, and I've not gotten any duplicates with the blessing.”*
  4. ^ TogaToastRS. I got 2 Golden Tenches at the same time... God Ash wrong?. Reddit. 12 March 2022. Note the multiplication message in the chatbox.