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This article is about the cooked version. For the raw version, see Raw anchovies.
Release date 11 June 2001 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Edible Yes
Stackable No
Noteable Yes
Value 15 coins
High alch 9 coins
Low alch 6 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 12 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine Some nicely cooked anchovies.
Weight 0.1 kg
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Anchovies detail

Anchovies are an edible seafood item available to everyone. Eating anchovies heals 200 life points.

Any player may cook on a range or fire to gain 30 Cooking experience points (33 on a bonfire), as level 1 Cooking is the only requirement. Players stop burning them at level 34 cooking. By themselves, anchovies have limited utility in training Cooking or for restoring life points, especially for higher-levelled players.

However, they have two other uses.

  1. They are an ingredient for the popular anchovy pizzas, which players can make at level 55 Cooking and which heal 1,374 life points each, making them the highest-healing food available to non-members.
  2. Anchovy oil, obtained by mashing anchovies with a pestle and mortar and straining the resulting anchovy paste with a sieve, is an ingredient in imp repellent, which in turn can be distilled to make impling jars from butterfly jars. Doing this awards the player with 1 Herblore experience.

Raw anchovies can be caught using a small net at any net fishing spot.

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Assuming no burning, each raw anchovy cooked would yield a profit/loss of -4 coins.

Tools/Utensils None
Ingredients Raw anchovies
Fishing-icon Level 15
Fishing Method Small net
Fishing Spot Net/Bait
Fishing-icon Experience 40
Cooking-icon Level 1
Level at which it stops burning 34
Cooking-icon Experience Range: 30
Bonfire: 33
Range Only? No
Instructions Use raw anchovies with range or fire.
Servings 1

Dropping monsters Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Baby implingN/A (hunter)1Uncommon


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?0.1
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?98.9%
Total materials received ?1
Possible materials
Organic parts Organic parts
Crafted parts Crafted parts
Living components Living components
Healthy components Healthy components
Enhancing components Enhancing components


  • Despite looking like blue shrimp in RuneScape, they are actually a family of fish in the real world.

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