Catching infernal eels

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Catching infernal eels
RequirementsInfernal eel detail.png
Skills
Fishing 80 (99 recommended)
Herblore 25 (For oily fishing rod)
Items

Oily fishing rod
Fishing bait
Hammer
Ice gloves

Recommended:
Rada's blessing
Dragon harpoon for temporary fishing boost
Angler's outfit for increased experience

Quest
None
Other

Completed TzHaar Fight Cave
Completion of easy Karamja Diary tasks (strongly recommended)
Access to oily fishing rod requires either Priest in Peril or partial completion of Heroes' Quest.

Results
ProfitExperience gained
233,683.29Fishing 27,265
Inputs (1,148)Outputs (234,831.29)
287 × Fishing bait.png Fishing bait (1,148)17.22 × Onyx bolt tips 5.png Onyx bolt tips (138,913.74)94.71 × Lava scale shard 5.png Lava scale shard (51,238.11)0.02 × Uncut onyx.png Uncut onyx (44,679.44) 4018 Tokkul

These calculations assume around 287 catches an hour. At maximum efficiency and concentration, players are able to catch and process up to 375 eels per hour without tick manipulation.

These calculations are based on having level 99 Fishing and maintaining a moderate amount of efficiency. Assuming the same intensity, a player with level 90 Fishing could expect to catch around 270 eels an hour. Additionally, players could wield their highest available Rada's blessing for up to 8% chance of catching two eels at once. Lastly, access to Karamja gloves 1 is assumed for the significant Tokkul discount (and therefore a higher conversion rate of Tokkul to gp).

The primary source of profit from infernal eels comes from onyx bolt tips; although Lava scale shards and Tokkul are still a sizable amount of profit. The strategy for fishing is simple; whenever the inventory fills, the player smashes the eel with a hammer until the inventory is empty, then continues to fish infernal eels.

There is no delay in smashing eels so one can spam click to use a hammer on the last eel in the inventory. However, players can simply wait after smashing one eel, as the character will automatically smash the remainder; though it will be at a highly reduced rate. In either case, due to the time it takes for a full inventory of infernal eels to smash, this is considered a very low-attention profit method.

It is also worth mentioning additional profit may be acquired by completion of Clue bottles. Players can expect extended periods of time catching infernal eels without banking. As such, most trips will net several Clue Bottles. This, of course, increases profit margins considerably and provides enough breaks from active playing.

As a last reminder, it may be noted, that the GP/Tokkul conversion rate varies depending on the time of purchase. Conversely, uncut onyx, maintains a very steady price; it may therefore not be the best GP/Tokkul conversion at a certain time. When spending Tokkul, it is advisable to check alternative items on this page.


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