|Release||2 May 2006 (Update)|
|High alch||138 coins|
|Low alch||92 coins|
|Exchange||397 coins (info)|
|A tasty fish.|
Monkfish are members-only food that heal 1600 life points when consumed by players with level 64 Constitution or higher. During the Swan Song quest, players must fish fresh monkfish, a non-tradeable quest item that heals 200 Life Points when successfully cooked and then consumed. The value of one monkfish in Mobilising Armies is 47 Investment Credits.
Members with at least level 62 Fishing can catch raw monkfish, gaining 120 Fishing experience points per fish. Monkfish can only be caught in the Piscatoris Fishing Colony with a small fishing net; accessing the colony requires players to have completed Swan Song.
Members can cook the raw monkfish if they have at least level 62 Cooking, and gain 150 experience if they are successful in doing so. Note that it is not necessary to do the quest for purchasing or trading, or for cooking monkfish. At level 65 Divination members can weave 45 vibrant energy with one monkfish to create a portent of restoration VII or an attuned portent of restoration VII at 67 Divination, which heal 930 or 1600 life points respectively.
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|Tools/utensils||Small fishing net|
|Fishing method||Small fishing net|
|Fishing spot||Harpoon/net spot - in Piscatoris Fishing Colony only|
|Burn level||90 on a range, 92 on a fire (90 with cooking gauntlets).|
|Instructions||Use raw monkfish with a fire or a range.|
|Item quantity required||1|
|Base junk chance||29.6%|
Burn ratesEditburnt monkfish instead.
Burning monkfish on a range becomes impossible at level 90 Cooking. You could use the range on Neitiznot, which is closer to a bank and does not require any climbing. Catherby is also an ideal place, since the range is located right next to the bank.
Cooking gauntlets aid both in the cooking success rate of monkfish and the level at which you stop burning them. If using Cooking gauntlets and cooking on a range, it is exceedingly rare to burn a monkfish after level 86 cooking, and impossible to burn them on a fire while wearing Cooking gauntlets beginning at level 90.
- Lophius piscatorius is the scientific name for monkfish. This is related to the Latin stem pisces, meaning fish, and the Piscatoris Fishing Colony (which is where monkfish are caught) probably got its name for these reasons. The other reason, as shown on the Piscatoris Fishing Colony page is that in Latin it means fisherman, so it could mean Fishing Colony of Fishermen.