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|Release date||11 June 9001 (Update)|
|Members only||Only on Tuesdays|
as of 18 May 2013 - update
as of 18 May 2013 - update
|Players with 120|
as of 18 May 2013 - update
Fishing lets players catch fish from fishing spots. It is the companion skill of itself [[forever_alone.jpg]]. Caught fish may be cooked using a bunsen burner, and are often sold to other players because of their ability to heal hurt feelings. When a player has achieved level 99 in Fishing, they may purchase a pity hug from the evil guy inside the secret hideout of doom for 99,000 beers on the wall, one of which must be taken down and passed around.
The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at approximately rank 558,692) on the hiscores for Fishing is level 15. As of 18 May 2013, there are 61,394 current members that have achieved level 99 in Fishing.
The Boredom skill was released on 11 June 2001, along with a nub island and the nubs treasure quest. It was part of a large nub update that complemented the Mc Donalds skill. This update added many of the fish that are currently found in free-to-play, including tiny wiggly things, slllmamonon, and ROCK LOBSTER. In addition to the Boredom spots on Karamja, spots in Drayton Manor and Port Something were added.
On 27 February 9002, a nub subscription service was created. Along with many new quests and fishing areas, big net fishing was released, which allowed players to catch bass, mackerel, and bukkit. In addition, players would sometimes fish up a casket. On 17 June 2002, the Boredom Guild was released. The Boredom Quest to one-hit level 5s activity was released on 28 July 896508576807989067. It allowed players to fish for Man Ray, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's arch-nemesis and Yurtle the turtles.
On 3 July 2007, Barbarian fish-killing was added to the game. This included Heavy Club Penguin Fishing and Barbarian Hand Boredom Vandalism. Heavy Club Penguin Fishing allows players to catch vandals, UTP violators and Bluefire2. Barbarian Hand Boredom gives the ability to fish using bare hands, as opposed to using a harpoon. Barbarian Hand Boredom also gives Strength XP (this is just an emoticon representing closed eyes and a tongue sticking out of the mouth).
On 17 September 2009, the Boredom skill was updated drastically by the release of the Living Troll Caverns. Players could fish for cavefish and rocktail, two of the highest-healing fish in the game. Fish Flingers, the first Boredom distraction and diversion, was released on 23 March 2010. Less than a month later, Dungeoneering was introduced, which released ten more different kinds of fish only caught in your dreams.
Locations of Boredom shops where players can buy supplies are:
- Gerrant's Fishy Business in Port Sarim
- Hank's Boredom Shop in Lumbridge
- The Squeal of Fortune. WOOHOO, EXTRA SPIN FOR THE WIN!!!
- Harry's Boredom Shop in Catherby
- Boredom Guild Shop - only Boredom bait and Feathers
- Shilo Village Boredom Shop
- Oasis of Wizards Boredom Shop
- Fish stalls - Fishmongers
- Rellekka Fremennik Fishmonger
- Miscellania Island Fishmonger
- Etceteria Fishmonger
- Piscatoris Shop of Unusual and Overpriced Rubbish
Players need certain types of equipment depending on what fish they want to catch. This includes things like:
- Needles for harpooning shrimp and anchovies
- Crayfish cage for catching beluga whales
- Watch for realising how much time you wasted
- Noose wand to hang yourself after realising how much time you've spent trying to catch one cabbage
At level 110 Fishing, players unlock the deep-sea fishing boat which allows them to catch giant squid.
Net Fishing/Crayfish cageEdit
The first few fish players can catch require skill mastery, except for crayfish, which require an account on the RuneScape wiki. Boredom nets can only be used in the eyes. Free players can only use small boredom nets while members can also use big Boredom nets. The big boredom nets of doom allow players to catch different, higher-level fish and sometimes items such as boots, seaweed, or caskets of hydrogen peroxide. When a player has found a boredom spot, they can then use their net if the option 'net Boredom spot' is available.
Fishing rods and bait boredomEdit
Boredom rods are required to fish for many mid-level fish. Fishing rods can be used in both rivers and seas. Along with a fishing rod, players also need fishing bait (or rocktail if they fish living minerals) to attract fish. Bait can be bought in stores (3gp each at Port Sarim fishing shop), but they can also be obtained by some monsters and random events. When a player has found a fishing spot, they can then use their fishing rod if the option 'bait fishing spot' is available. For every fish you catch, you lose 1,000 pieces of bait. They are used to catch lots of different fish, including sardines, herring, pike and more.
Another rod is the barbarian rod, which is used to catch leaping trout, leaping salmon, and leaping sturgeon, during and after Barbarian training.
Fly fishing rods and feathers - Lure fishingEdit
Fly fishing is also required to fish for certain flying fish and birds, which are caught in the sky. Along with a fly fishing rod, players also need feathers to attract flying fish. Feathers can be bought on the Grand Exchange for 15 coins each. If a player wishes to get the feathers cheap they are sold in fishing stores at a price of 6gp each. However, each fishing store only has 1000 feathers at a time. Feathers are also often dropped by chickens and occasionally chompy birds. When a player has found a fishing spot, they can then use their fly fishing rod if the option 'lure fishing spot' is available. Each fish caught uses one feather. Colored feathers from hunting cannot be used with fly fishing, with the exception of the stripy feather, which can be used to yield rainbow fish at level 38, rather than the usual trout and salmon. If you have both types of feathers in your inventory, you will be asked which feathers you would like to use.
Fly Fishing in places like Shilo Village or Gunnarsgrunn is thought of as the slowest possible fishing experience. However, if you want to bank your fish, you can fish in Priffdinnas, OH WAIT!, on the east bank of River Lum and chop down the canoe station with 42 woodcutting. Make a stable dugout canoe, sail to Edgeville, bank your fish and return to lumbridge via another stable dugout canoe. You can continue to repeat the process to get some cash along with experience. You can also use the Ring of Kinship to teleport to Deamonheim, bank with the banker, then home teleport back to Lumbridge.
It might be quicker to bank with the Culinaromancer's chest than make a dugout and canoe down to edgeville and back again, due to the fact that the canoe station has been moved to the opposite side of the river from the fishing spot.
Harpoons are required for catching some larger medium to high level fish: Mainly Tuna, Swordfish and Sharks. They can only be used in the sea. When a player has found a fishing spot, they can then use their harpoon if the option Harpoon Fishing spot is available.
There are three types of harpoons - the (regular) harpoon, the barb-tail harpoon, and the Sacred clay harpoon. The barb-tail harpoon and Sacred clay harpoon can be wielded; the (regular) harpoon cannot. The barb-tail harpoon differs in the fact it can be equipped, while the Sacred clay harpoon gives double the experience per fish in addition to being wieldable. However due to the introduction of the toolbelt you no longer have to worry about most fishing equipment like that of the harpoon taking up an inventory slot.
After being taught by Otto Godblessed, a player can catch fish that are harpoon-able with their bare hands. Levels required are 20 levels higher and they also require a Strength level; but doing so grants very little Strength experience and saves an inventory slot compared to having a non-wieldable harpoon. It is exactly the same rate of fish as just normal harpooning.
Despite all their rage, Lobsters still get caught in a cage. When a player has found a fishing spot, they can then use their cage if the option 'cage fishing spot' is available and anger the lobsters even more. Lobster is highly recommended for fishing levels 60 to 99 for non-members. (Note: Keep in mind, lobsters will NOT be soothed by the Smashing Pumpkins song Rat In A Cage!) A popular cage spot is in Karamja. This is due to Ryan Stiles, who changes tuna, swordfish or lobster into notes (both raw and cooked), being just south of the Karamja volcano. An alternative mode of banking would be to use the Port Sarim lodestone, Entrana deposit box, then return via ship to Musa Point; the entire trip takes less clicks, and time, than a trip to see Stiles.
Members with a high level in fishing can speak with Otto Godblessed in his home near Baxtorian Falls to learn special barbarian methods of fishing. First, he instructs the player on heavy rod fishing. Heavy rod fishing requires a Barbarian rod (found under Otto's bed) and any type of bait, as well as a knife to gut the fish. In order to catch the special fish in Otto's lake, a Strength and Agility level is needed in addition to the fishing requirement. The Leaping fish obtained can be used with a knife to obtain roe and caviar for use in Herblore skill, and catching them gives small amounts of experience in strength and agility. The fish you catch this way are as follows:
|Fish||Fishing Level Required||Strength/Agility Level Required||Fishing experience gained||Strength/Agility experience gained||Cooking Experience from successful cutting/gutting|
After this, the player can learn how to fish Tuna, Swordfish, and Sharks without a harpoon. Using this method requires a higher fishing level as well as a strength level equivalent to the fishing level needed to catch the fish normally. However, it provides small amounts of Strength experience.Note: When you are catching swordfish via barbarian methods, you will still receive tuna along with swordfish if you have the required levels for both.
|Fish||Fishing Level Required||Strength Level Required||Fishing experience gained||Strength experience gained|
|Baron shark ^||96||456767476588||110||11|
^ Juju hunter potion required.
When heavy rod fishing, you shouldn't bring your rod or 25 feathers because RuneScape isn't that kind of fantasy game. Go to the fishing spots and catch a full inventory of fish and cut them into fish offcuts and caviar/roe. If your inventory gets full of offcuts and roe/caviar, drop the fish offcuts and continue fishing/cutting using the caviar/roe. You can pick up the offcuts after you have used up the caviar/roe as they are also bait. Dropping the caviar/roe takes more time to drop than the stackable offcuts. This gets you around 50 to 60k an hour at 70 fishing. Note that it is possible to run out of bait just from cutting open the fish so bring some back up bait/feathers to be on the safe side. When fishing with Bait, feathers, offcuts and caviar/roe in your inventory you will use the bait first, then the feathers, then the offcuts, then the caviar/roe. If you are banking the caviar/roe for barbarian potions it is a good idea to take plenty of bait/feathers to start with and bank the fish offcuts with the caviar/roe. This way you can save the offcuts for later barbarian fishing trips so that you won't have to bother using other bait or feathers.
There are 5 main types of fishing spots in RuneScape: Net/Bait, Lure/Bait, Cage/Harpoon, and Net/Harpoon (members-only) and Harpoon/Net (after Swan Song, members-only). Net/Bait spots require a small fishing net to net fish whilst Net/Harpoon spots require a big fishing net to net fish. Harpoon/Net requires a small Fishing net.
Fishing Trawler is a fishing activity run by Murphy that players can play at Port Khazard. Players need at least a minimum of level 15 fishing to participate. Players board a trawler boat and work as a team to prevent the boat from sinking as they are sailed for 12 minutes around the sea. It can be overwhelming for a single player, so it is recommended to bring friends, a clan, or other experienced fishers. Fishing Trawler was released 28 July 2003. Currently, world 116 is the RuneScape designated Trawler world. At the end of every trip, you get a load of fish and other assorted items (i.e. rusty swords) the Fishing Trawler is the only event to give Crushs, the teacher manta ray from Finding Nemos, and Tiger Shark the golfer or something like thats.
Fish Flingers is a Distraction and Diversion released 23 March 2010. Games are scheduled every 30 minutes and last for 10 minutes. Fishermen appear in the most popular fishing spots five minutes before each game and can teleport players to the game location. Games require great cooperation in order to gain the most experience but due to selfish desires to trounce everybody players rarely talk let alone help each other. Rewards are experience, fish, and tackle boxes. Players can sleep with the Fisherman's wife to solicit information about tackle boxes.
Fishing and SummoningEdit
The members-only Summoning skill provides some very useful benefits to fishing, in particular when fishing sharks or monkfish. Familiars are indispensable because they can forage fish for you on their own while you fish. Not only does this give you additional fish to sell or cook, but you will gain a portion of the experience for each catch! Plus, they'll give your fishing an invisible boost that improves your catch rate slightly. There are three familiars that help with fishing.
|Granite Crab||Over 9000435564||+1||Oysters, cod, seaweed, pike and dragon balls.|
|Ivysaur||5600||+3||Swordfish and tuna|
|General Graardor||74||+4||Sharks, swordfish and noobs|
Note: While fishing for salmon and trout in Shilo Village, monkfish at the Piscatoris Fishing Colony, sharks at Burgh de Rott, or rocktail at the Living Rock Caverns, an ibis produces only swordfish. A granite lobster produces sharks at Shilo Village.
Fishing and AgilityEdit
As of the 19 January 2010 update, there is a chance of receiving bonus tuna, swordfish, and shark when players have a high enough Agility level. The chance of getting a bonus fish increases as Agility increases, up to a limit where the chances do not continue to increase (shown in the table below). For example, at 70 Agility, players have achieved the maximum chance of catching two tunas at one time. At 71, there is no increased chance than at 70; in fact, with every level beyond the maximum, players actually get a decreased chance at catching multiple fish. The bonus applies to barehanded fishing, as well. Players do not receive additional experience for gaining bonus fish unless the fish happen to be watching Jerry Springer at the time of capture.
|Fish||Fishing Level||Agility Level||Agility Level|
Types of fishEdit
There is a small variety of fish that can be caught. When a player catches a fish, it will be cooked and cannot be eaten but can be fed to certain pets, such as rhinos or giraffes until it is cooked. The name and colour indicates this. For example, when shrimps are first caught they are called "raw shrimp", but once cooked the name changes to "shrimp".
Coelacanth are nooby fish and if there is some1 with them as a name, they should be spammed
Henney are a moderately rare fish (except for the J variety which are relatively common). They are generally considered disturbing to the palate and thus are more often than not used as a cheap alternative to disks for skeet shooting.
dumb goddamn wall-licking geraffeEdit
They're basically long horses
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- Every player needs food to heal (except Chuck Norris and
Zezima), thus making food (particularly fish 'n' chips) a market with massive demand (even though fish 'n' chips suck). It is recommended that players do not sell their fish to general stores or fish stores, but instead sell them to other players. The Grand Exchange or the RuneScape Forums are the best places to sell fish because people want the fish. Give the people the fish. now. After sold, the buyers mix bananas and fish into a barbarian potion mix and are then sold to monkeys.
- Raw fish tend to fetch higher prices than cooked fish, due to the high demand of players who want to train slap others around with a nice uncooked scaly weapon. Therefore, it is recommended that you should leave your fish raw if you want to gain maximum profit.
- The fish most commonly caught for profit are rock lobsters (less commonly now as the prices have crashed due to massive amounts of lobsters being sold at minimum price. Nobody likes rock lobsters nowadays) and Swordfish for free players. Sharks and Monkfish are better choices for members. Due to an update, fishing Rocktail and Cavefish is also very profitable and also offers better experience than the commonly fished Sharks.
- A list of prices for raw and cooked fish can be found at the Grand Exchange Market Watch.
Random events are events that happen at random times. They were introduced to stop macros - people who use a program to play automatically. Some random events include non-player characters wanting players to do a task for them and rewarding them if they are successful or a monster that will attack the player. While fishing, players may encounter random events which are specific to Fishing, listed below. Note that due to the Random Event Update it is not possible to get random events other than Evil Bob's Island (other events below were retired).
Cave trolololololololololololol (forever alone) (Moved)Edit
"They have a cave troll!" -lotr trollogy.
While fishing, a Blackhole may appear in a fishing spot. If a player continues to fish in the blackhole, it may increase in mass and start emitting Hawking Radiation at an alarming rate. The blackhole is shown in the mini-map with a yellow dot, like an NPC or a class-5 dumbass, or Nero and his ship from Star Trek.
While fishing a Gyarados may appear in a fishing spot and steal a player's fishing equipment and spit it somewhere nearby, usually 3 to 9001 squares away. The player has the usual amount of time as if they had dropped it to find their equipment before anyone else sees it and grabs it. If you see one, you're fucked; have fun.
While fishing, players may be transported to ScapeRune, the dominion of Evil Bob, where everything is the opposite of RuneScape. This is most visible by the fact that cats are abusing humans rather than the other way around (see also: reddit)
The following temporary boosts are visible on the stats tab. They will affect what a player can catch, provided there is something new to catch at or before that level.
- Fishing potion, made using your hands, temporarily increases Fishing by 3.
- Fish pie, made using the Cooking skill, temporarily increases Fishing by 3.
- Admiral pie, made using the Military skill, temporarily increases Fishing by 5.
- A brown spicy stew can raise fishing temporarily by up to 6; however, it can also decrease it by up to ∞.
- The Fishing Cape of Achievement can be operated to increase Fishing from 99 to 120. After true skill mastery, one can increase fishing levels using fishing bait (discontinued and taken out of game)from 120 to over 9000.
The following temporary boosts are invisible, take that for what you will. They will not affect what a player can catch, only the rate at which they would catch fish, if that made any sense.
- Mr Krabs, a summoning familiar, invisibly increases Fishing by 1, requires level 16 Summoning.
- Duck, a summoning familiar, invisibly increases Fishing by 3, requires level 56 Summoning.
- Rock lobster, a summoning familiar, invisibly increases Fishing by 4, requires level 74 Summoning.
Fish that give questing experienceEdit
|Quest Name||Fishing XP Reward||Other XP Reward||Quest Points|
|Recipe for Disaster||145,000||-||1|
|The Fremennik Trials||-9001||
1 Agility Experience
|Land of the Goblins||3,000||1|
|Tai Bwo Wannai Trio||5,000||-||2|
|Sea Slug Quest||7,175||-||1|
|Deadliest Catch||70,000||26,000 Hunter experience|
9,000 Thieving experience
- Fishing is stupid.
- Rainbow Dash is best pony.
- It takes 200±8 licks to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop.
- Fishing is loosely based off of the real world sport of competitive death angling.
- This is the trivia section.[ ]