|Release date||2 May 2006 (Update)|
|High alch||138 coins|
|Low alch||92 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||661 coins (info)|
|Examine|| • I should try cooking this.|
• Freshly caught. Needs cooking. (Fresh Monkfish)
Raw monkfish are members-only fish that can be caught with at least level 62 Fishing, granting 120 Fishing experience points per fish. They can do this by fishing at the Piscatoris Fishing Colony with a small fishing net, however the colony may only be accessed upon completion of the Swan Song quest.
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Monkfish give 10 more Fishing experience per catch than sharks, are caught much faster, and can be fished at a lower Fishing level than raw sharks. This makes monks a very efficient way of levelling up. In addition, cooked monkfish are lighter, so players engaging in a lot of running can run longer carrying monkfish versus carrying sharks. The only downsides are that sharks are more valuable and give more cooking experience (although that does not matter if the raw fish are sold). At level 85 Fishing, catching monkfish gives ~30,000 experience per hour, so at this point, the player may want to catch cavefish instead, which gives ~40,000 experience per hour.
Members can cook the raw monkfish at level 62 Cooking, and gain 150 experience if they are successful in doing so. Players will stop burning at level 92, or 90 with cooking gauntlets. Cooking monkfish gives approximately 140,000 experience per hour at level 90 with gauntlets.
- Monkfish can only be caught at the far north-west of currently known Gielinor. In real life, monkfish can only be found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, which is also the most north-western waters by the perspective of the most common version of the world map, in which Europe features at the center.