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Catherby is a small members-only fishing town located south-east of Camelot and west of White Wolf Mountain. It is the ultimate "go to" town for fishermen of all levels due to the variety of fishing spots available on its shores. It is also a popular town for woodcutters, due to the vast amount of trees to the west of the town. This town is also recommended for farmers of all levels because of the allotment farming patches north of town, which are close to a bank and a Farming shop, and the Fruit tree patch immediately to the east of town. There are 2 ranges in Catherby to cook fish and some farmed produce. Catherby is also a convenient place to train Herblore after doing Druidic Ritual. Limpwurt roots and tarromin can be planted at a Farming level of 26, in order to make strength potions. There are also unicorns whose horns are used in making antipoison. Vials can be filled with water using the town's sink. Useful objects can be caught with a big net bought from the fishing shop. With level 41 Fletching, oysters caught can be chiselled into pearl bolt tips, giving 6.25 Fletching experience per shell. Seaweed can also be caught which is an ingredient for glass blowing.

To the east of Catherby is White Wolf Mountain. This area can be deadly to low-level players because level 44 white wolves inhabit the area, as well as a level 62 Big wolf. To the west of Catherby is Camelot and Seers' Village, and to the south-west is the mighty city of East Ardougne, the capital of Kandarin.


Catherby bank clock

The clock above the bank has stopped at 10:04, a reference to the 1985 movie Back to the Future

  • A bank that is usually a good place to bank fish, farming-related items, and various types of logs.
  • Spots for fishing with small nets, big nets, harpoons, and lobster pots.
  • A variety of farming patches.
  • A fruit tree patch for growing fruit produce.
  • An Agility grapple shortcut to Taverley that provides a quick link between both of the towns.
  • An Agility grapple shortcut from Taverley Dungeon to Catherby.
  • Transportation to other docks by either purchasing items from traders or chartering a ship.
  • A convenient range for cooking, right next to the bank.
  • Two water sources.
  • Yew trees and willow trees for woodcutting.


Harry's Fishing ShopEdit

Harry's Fishing Shop sells basic fishing equipment including small fishing nets, fishing rods, harpoons, lobster pots, fishing bait, and big fishing nets. He carries a larger than normal supply of harpoons - 1000, respawning 300 every 24 hours (one every 4 minutes 48 seconds), providing an ample supply for Summoning needs. Harry will also sell you a tiny net for 10 coins to catch a pet fish, but you must have a fishbowl with water and seaweed in it in order to get the net from Harry (purchased through his dialogue rather than the shop stock).

Hickton's Archery EmporiumEdit

Hickton's Archery Emporium sells low-level arrows and bolts. He also has a variety of bows from the regular bows to maple bows, along with the ogre comp bow. He sells arrowheads from bronze-rune, selling in batches from 100 (bronze) to 10 (rune).

Note: Players can also obtain their Fletching Cape of Accomplishment by talking to Hickton when their Fletching Level reaches 99.

Arhein's Store (Catherby general store)Edit

Arhein's Store offers the following default general store items. If players talk to Arhein through the dialogue box, he will offer to sell them pineapple and seaweed for 2 coins each. Players may buy 40 pineapple and 80 seaweed every day (RuneScape server time).

Hello! Would you like to trade? I've a variety of wares!


  • Yes.
  • I hear you sell seaweed...
  • Someone told me you sell Pineapples...
  • No thank you.
  • Is that your ship?
    • Reply for seaweed or pineapple...
      • I certainly do! I've {40 (pineapples) / 80 (seaweed)} at the moment and they cost 2 coins each. How many would you like?
      • Here you go! I've run out for now. Come again tomorrow and I should have more.

Candle ShopEdit

Candle Shop sells candles for 3 coins each.

Note: Located behind this shop is the crate that is used in the Merlin's Crystal Quest, used to smuggle players to Keep Le Faye. The Candle Shop also sells the black candle for a bucket of wax in the Merlin's Crystal Quest.

Vanessa's Farming ShopEdit

Vanessa's Farming Shop sells filled plant pots, secateurs, rakes, spades, and has a stock of basic hops.

Catherby farming patchesEdit

The farming spots to the north of Catherby are a popular spot to train Farming. There are two allotment patches for growing vegetables, one herb patch for growing various herbs used in Herblore, and one flower patch for growing flowers to help protect other produce. Wandering nearby is, as usual, a handy tool leprechaun. If the compost bin is full or rotting, the nearby Farming store is handy for selling low-level crops.

There is also a fruit tree patch located south-east of Catherby near White Wolf Mountain. Here you can grow your own fruit trees. Ellena will look after your tree for a fee.


Main article: Dantaera

Dantaera is the master farmer of the Catherby farming patches. She will happily look after your crops for you for a fee. She also runs a small farming shop.

White Wolf Mountain Agility grapple shortcutEdit

Near the fruit tree patch on the shores of Catherby is an Agility shortcut which allows you to grapple up a small cliff. To use this shortcut you need a mithril grapple and level 35 Ranging, level 32 Agility, and level 35 Strength. You also need to have completed the Fishing Contest quest. You cannot grapple back down however.

Taverley Dungeon To Catherby Agility grapple shortcutEdit

South of the Catherby fishing spots on the shore is another Agility Shortcut. This shortcut allows you to grapple across from the Water Obelisk Island to the shores of Catherby. To use this shortcut you need a mithril grapple and level 29 Ranging, level 36 Agility, and level 22 Strength. However, you cannot go back from this agility shortcut. Once you come from the ladder leading from the black dragon spawn, you have to go back through the Taverley Dungeon again and repeat.

Catherby shore fishing spotsEdit

Catherby beach

Catherby's beach.

An abundance of fishing areas in RuneScape for players with lower than Level 68 Fishing exists close to the east side of the town's bank. There are 2 Net/Bait spots, 2 Cage/Harpoon spots, and 3 Net/Harpoon spots, allowing you to use fishing equipment such as Small Nets, Big Nets, Harpoons and Lobster Pots to catch almost any type of fish; however, monkfish, manta rays, and sea turtles are unattainable here. It is often crowded with fishers, mostly catching lobsters, swordfish, and sharks. Due to the ease of access to raw fish, Catherby is a great place to feed a pet kitten/cat to help age it.

The houses Of CatherbyEdit


The range in Catherby is a popular place for the fishers nearby to cook their fish.

In the small two-story house directly south of the farming patch is an insect repellent spawn. This spawn is used during the Merlin's Crystal Quest. Upstairs in this house is a jug of wine spawn, as well as what appears to be a Saradomin rug on the floor.

To the east of this house is another house. This house belongs to a man named Caleb, whom players meet during the Family Crest quest. Inside his house is a range and sink. There are also pie dish, burnt fish, jug of water, knife, and bucket of water spawns in his house.

To the east of Caleb's house is another house, containing three strange chests that are locked up in a cage, there is a bank table in the house, bringing up the possibility of the building being a bank.

There is a house to the east of the bank with a range. This range is often used for cooking what you have fished for as it is very close to a bank.

Trader Stan's Catherby Charter PostEdit

Ships in Catherby

Ships docked at Catherby

From here you can charter a ship to take you to the following places:

Note: By wearing a ring of charos (a), you will only be charged half of the above prices (there is no charm option, so you may not notice it). Completing the Cabin Fever quest also halves the prices. If you have completed both the Cabin Fever quest and you wearing a ring of charos (a), you will only be charged a quarter of the above prices (note that travel to/from Mos Le'Harmless is already halved due to the requirement of completing Cabin Fever to access there.)


Quests start points In CatherbyEdit

Quests involved with CatherbyEdit

Monsters in and around CatherbyEdit


Fishing store hole

The hole in the store.

  • A banker in Catherby bank used to be standing two places behind a closed bank booth. It was not possible to access this banker. The banker was removed with the Branches of Darkmeyer quest update.
  • The time on the clock in Catherby's bank, 10:04, is a reference to Back to the Future, as stated by Mod Srowley.
  • From a week before the release of the quest "The Hunt for Red Raktuber" and then forth, you can see a submarine's periscope peeping through the water, which is most likely the penguin submarine from the quest.
    Fishing store hole 2

    The hole in the roof.

  • For a time after 5 September 2009, the roof and floor of the Fishing store in Catherby appeared to have sunken into a huge hole. This has now been fixed by Jagex.
  • In a hidden update, the music tracks Stillwater, Saltwater, Freshwater Mellow, Waterfall, Voyage, and Fruits de Mer now play in the town. Before, Fishing played in Seers' Village.
  • On 28 April 2012 a rift appeared near the Catherby fishing spot as a teaser for the upcoming release of the Runespan.

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