|Release||11 June 2001 (Update)|
|High alch||27 coins|
|Low alch||18 coins|
|Exchange||217 coins (info)|
|Useful for catching really big fish.|
A Harpoon is a tool used in the Fishing skill to fish in fishing spots with the "Harpoon Fishing spot" option. Harpoons can be used at Cage/Harpoon fishing spots and Net/Harpoon fishing spots.
Harpoons can be obtained from all fishing shops, excluding Hank's Fishing Shop in Lumbridge, the Shilo Village Fishing Shop and the fishing shop in the Fishing Guild, for 45 coins. Harpoons can also be obtained from a spawn inside the Fishing Guild by the exit door, or as a drop from Dagannoths. A harpoon can be stored in the toolbelt. In order to fish with a harpoon after having completed the respective barbarian training, a harpoon must be placed in your inventory, even if one has already been stored in the toolbelt.
Players cannot wield a harpoon, and therefore it takes up one inventory slot unless it is on the toolbelt. The harpoon is not a one time use object, therefore players can use a harpoon to catch as many fish as they like. Before the introduction of the toolbelt, many people preferred to use the barb-tail harpoon over the regular harpoon because it can be wielded, allowing for one more inventory space and therefore slightly more efficient fishing. However, the harpoon can be placed in toolbelt giving same amount of fish carried in inventory as Barb-tail harpoon offers.
The harpoon is also the tertiary ingredient in infusing Ibis pouches.
At Cage/Harpoon fishing spots, players with level 35 or higher Fishing can catch tuna for 80 experience each while harpooning. When players reach level 50 Fishing, they can also catch swordfish for 100 experience each when harpooning at Cage/Harpoon fishing spots. Members who have reached level 76 Fishing can harpoon sharks for 110 experience each at Net/Harpoon fishing spots.
When a player is able to catch two types of fish with a harpoon (for example able to catch both tuna and swordfish), players will typically catch more of the fish which requires a lower fishing level (in this case tuna) than the fish that requires a higher fishing level to catch (the swordfish).
Tuna and SwordfishEdit
- Musa Point (F2P)
- Next to the docks of Karamja (F2P)
- Eastern Wilderness (F2P)
- On the shores of Catherby (P2P)
- The Fishing Guild (P2P)
- Jatizso (P2P)
- Feldip Hills (P2P)
- The docks of Rellekka (P2P)
|Item quantity required||1|
|Base junk chance||98.9%|
- For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
|Dagannoth (Lighthouse)||74; 92||1||Common|
|Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island)||88; 90||1||Uncommon|
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|Arnold's Eclectic Supplies||57||Coins||10||Yes|
|Gerrant's Fishy Business||45||Coins||1000||No|
|Harry's Fishing Shop||45||Coins||1000||Yes|
- A real harpoon is attached to a rope, but in RuneScape, your character simply stabs with it. This is technically spear-fishing.