Raw lava eels require level 53 Fishing to catch, and a Cooking level of 53 to cook. Raw lava eels may be caught using an oily fishing rod and bait in the lava rivers found in Taverley Dungeon or in the Wilderness Lava Maze.
Players who wish to reside in Taverley Dungeon for extensive periods of time can bring equipment (logs, tinderbox, oily fishing rod and bait) to fish and cook the lava eels to produce food for combat. This is especially true for players given Black demons or Blue dragons as a slayer task.
During the Heroes' Quest, guild-master Achietties will ask players to obtain a cooked lava eel to prove that they are worthy of membership to the Heroes' Guild. Players will then need to visit Gerrant in Port Sarim to learn how to make an oily fishing rod, followed by going to either Taverley Dungeon or the Wilderness Lava Maze to catch an eel.
Catching a raw lava eel in the Lava Maze is one of the tasks for the hard Wilderness Diary.
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- Oddly, you can cook the lava eel on fire. In real life, lava is much hotter than a simple campfire. This is also stated in the Lava eel's examine information.
- Oddly, when taking an oily fishing rod and fishing bait to the wilderness fishing spot in a free to play world, one can still catch lava eels, even though both the eels and the oily fishing rod appear as "Member object" in the inventory.