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This article is about the raw version. For the cooked version, see Rocktail.
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Raw rocktail detail

Raw rocktail is a fish found in the Living Rock Caverns. Rocktails require level 90 Fishing and give 380 experience per catch. Raw rocktails can be cooked into rocktails at level 93 Cooking, and are one of the highest healing one-bite foods in the game.

Rocktails require a normal fishing rod and living minerals as bait, which can be obtained by mining a living rock creature's remains or bought through the Grand Exchange. The Living Rock Caverns, however, are quite dangerous, as players may be attacked by aggressive level 95 monsters. Fishing in the official world for Living Rock Caverns (84) can be safer, as the large number of players there will provide safety in numbers. Any of the shark outfits or the magic golem outfit can be worn to remove aggression from the living rock creatures.

Fishing rocktails gives between 40,000 experience an hour, with level 90 Fishing, and 45,000 experience per hour, with level 99 Fishing. A player with level 99 Fishing can catch around 120 raw rocktails an hour, giving a profit of 240,840 coins per hour (not accounting for the cost of signs of the porter).

Rocktails can also be caught via swarm fishing at the Deep Sea Fishing hub. This does not require any bait or the required level, though this depends on the player's Fishing level.

Catching

Raw rocktail
Fishing level 90
Fishing spot Lure/Bait
Tool Fishing rod
Experience
Fishing XP 380 XP
Tool XP 44.84 XP
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Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barrows: Rise of the SixN/A120–150Common
Beastmaster Durzag2000103–142Uncommon
Falador resource bundleN/A1–3Unknown
LootingN/A1Common
Telos, the Warden2000138–1,518Varies
Vorago1000075–152Common
Yakamaru10000109–300Uncommon

Disassembly

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Trivia

  • Rocktail are very similar to RuneScape aquanites, and the real-life Angler fish, as they have a bio-luminescent esca (fleshy-like stem with a bulb that emits natural light) on their heads.
  • A player levelling a fishing rod-o-matic or augmented crystal fishing rod by catching raw rocktails would need to catch 894.7 rocktails to reach level 10, or 1,827.8 to reach level 12. This would cost 42,065 or 85,916 coins, and give a profit of 1,796,265 or 3,668,796 coins.
  • Following the release of Deep-Sea Fishing, rocktails were no longer the best-healing item and the price crashed as a result.