Guide to 99 Fishing Version 1.03 By: Dogsbaby Created February 19th, 2007 Last Update: July 30, 2009 --------------------------- A Guide to show you how to fish, where to fish and (Most importantly), what to fish. ===================== I. Table of Contents ===================== I. Table of Contents II. Introduction ----------------------------- III. The Guide Begins IV. Costs V. Getting the levels VI. Fish needed for 99 Fishing VII. Money Per Hour VIII. Fishing Exp Per Hour IX. Cooking your fish X. Fishing Tools 101 XI. Random Events XII. Fish Prices XIII. Fish Information XIV. Fishing Guild XV. Fishing Trawler XVI. Fishing Skill cape ----------------------------- XVII. Versions XVIII. Contact Information XIX. Final Words XX. FAQ XXI. Copywrite ================= II. Introduction ================= Fishing is a great skill to train, for a number of reasons. A lot of money and exp can be gained from fishing. Not just fishing exp, but cooking exp if you choose to cook your fish. Most people walk away from 99 Fishing a few million gp richer - not to mention, being able to fish and cook sharks can save a lot of money when you Quest, PK, or train combat. Fishing can be an extremly valueable tool for any combat player, so it is worth training it and cooking up to 99. This guide will explain how to get your Fishing up, whether it be to 40 or 99, and will also answer a lot of your common questions you may have. To those who haven’t used the skill a lot, this guide will be a great help to you. ======================== III. The Guide “Begins” ======================== To start off, I will go through what you need and how much it will cost (if anything). You are going to need a bit of cash, if you want to get 99 fishing faster. But you can do it on f2p or members for nothing. I will also go into how much cash you can make from this, you can make a LOT of cash if you just fish for the right fish. =========== IV. Costs =========== Feathers for 76-80+ fishing: about 35,000 feathers if you only want a little over 76. 50,000 should be good for 80-85. Now, buying them at about 4gp each at the Grand Exchange, it is 275,000GP to about 350,000GP. Fishing 1,000 lobsters will pretty much get the money for feathers to 76 fishing. Bait: Only around 100, shouldn’t be more then 500gp. You will also need a few different tools, such as a fly fishing rod, big fishing net and any other tool for the fish you choose to catch. That’s what you'll be buying. Maybe a rod or lobster pot, but those are only 1gp each, so it won’t cost anything really. ======================= V. Getting the levels ======================= Now its time to get 99 Fishing! Starting from 1 it will be a long road, but you can do it! F2P: 1-20: Here it’s pretty easy. You will have to fish for shrimp, and you'll get shrimp very slowly. Only fishing shrimp, it will take 448 shrimp, which is about an hour, give or take. But you can fish for herring at level 10. So you could fish 448 shrimp, or fish about 116 shrimp, then buy 112 bait and go fish for herring. After herring, CONGRATZ! You can now fish for trout! 20-40: OK, now you've been fishing for about an hour? Now you'll fish for trout, and soon salmon. Start off by going to the Grand Exchange and buying 1k feathers at roughly 4gp each. Now that you have the feathers, its time to go for 40 Fishing. Go to the fly fishing spot in Edgville or stay in Lumbrige. After fishing for 656 trout you will have 40 fishing! Stay here to get 60+ even up to 99 fishing... or go to Karamja... 40-99: Get 60gp and go to the island of Karamja. Here you can fight lesser demons or fish for tuna, lobsters, and sword fish! To get to 60 fishing it will take a little over 3,000 tuna. It’s a long way to the bank, so get ready to run. Or sell to the general store. You won't get much for them, but its better then nothing. 20-99: Well, you could also do the fly fishing way in F2P. It will be slow, but possible. Buy a number of feathers, as much as you can afford or just 5k and then sell the trout/salmon after fishing. Then head to either Lumbridge or Barbarian Village. It will take 260,000 to 186,000 feathers from level 20. Take it level at a time and it will go. When you hit 62 you might consider going P2P for Monkfish, or even go P2P for faster fly fishing at Shilo Village. Or you could stay F2P and still get 99 Fishing - but be warned, you WILL need P2P for the Fishing Skillcape! But you still can get 99 Fishing F2P, so don't worry. P2P: 1-20: Pretty much the same as f2p. Most members will have 30-40+ fishing by this point, but it really doesn't matter. Just fish for 448 shrimp, it will take around an hour. Or switch to herring at level 10 after fishing for 116 shrimp. Get 112 bait and fish for 112 herring. Gratz! You can now fish for trout and man, it’s going to be a long road, but you can get 99 fishing from trout! 20-76: OK. Get about 35,000 feathers and head to Shilo Village. Levels will fly by in the beginning, but just keep fishing. I used over 100k feathers from 75-99 Fishing. It will take about 26,000 trout/salmon to 76, and those 35,000 feathers should take you to about 78, maybe 79 fishing. At that point you can fish for sharks! I do not advise fishing them yet though… I’ll explain. 76-99: Keep on fishing for trout and salmon or try lobsters or monkfish. You could even try Sharks. There are lots of things to fish now, even give the trawler a try and get some sea turtles. Be warned about Sharks however. Unless you are 80 or higher in Fishing, it is not worth your time. Maybe it is if you like sitting at a fishing spot catching nothing, but I find it worthwhile to get 99 Fishing first, off salmon and trout, then to try and get 99 Fishing off sharks alone. 62-99: This is a new way to get 99 fishing. Just do “One Small Favor” and then “Swan Song”, to gain access to the Piscatoris Fishing Colony. Here you will be able to use a net to catch a kind of fish called “Monkfish”. These things are ugly and I wouldn’t personally eat them in real life (If they exist that is), but they are excellent for Fishing, for both exp and money. First, they are about the speed of lobsters. Not bad. They also have higher exp then lobsters (120 exp for Monkfish, versus 90 exp for Lobsters). And the final bonus? They sell more then lobsters! Same speed, more exp, more money. Excellent. ------------------------------------------ - To get to 99 fishing you will need... - ------------------------------------------ - From level 1: 1,303,444 Shrimp - From level 20: 260,600 Trout - From level 40: 259,945 Trout Salmon 162,466 Tuna 144,414 Lobsters - From Level 62: 254,013 Trout 181,438 Salmon 158,758 Tuna 141,119 Lobsters 105,839 Monkfish - From Level 76: 233,960 Trout 167,115 Salmon 146,225 Tuna 129,978 Lobsters 97,484 Monkfish 106,346 Sharks - From Level 90: 153,762 Trout 109,830 Salmon 96,102 Tuna 85,424 Lobsters 64,068 Monkfish 69,892 Sharks As you can see, you could make millions of gp! Good luck on 99 fishing fellow fishers, I am 99 Fishing. I would highly suggest fishing trout and salmon to 80-90 fishing, and then switching to monkfish. This is the best way to get 99 Fishing, time wise. Sharks will always win the moneywise part, but monkfish and fly fishing are the best approach to 99 Fishing. ======================= VI. My Money Per Hour ======================= Want to know how much money you can you can make per hour? Here's what I make per hour: NOTE: TAKE IN TO ACCOUNT THAT I HAVE 99 FISHING! I ALSO HAVEN'T DONE THIS IN AWHILE, SO I HAVEN'T TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT ANY NEW METHODS OR BOOSTS THAT COULD HELP. (I'll redo this some day :P) 1. Sharks: I get 50k-100k per hour, that’s 50-100 sharks per hour. 2. Monkfish: I can make around 50k an hour, while maintaining decent exp. 3. Lobsters: I have made 50k an hour; I could probably make 100k now at 99 Fishing. 4. Fly Fishing: The least money per hour out there, however, I think it is still the best exp. I have met plenty of people fishing there, and I still see some high level fisherman like myself. No doubt it’ll remain one of the best ways. 5. Sword fish/tuna/other: Not sure. Email/PM me if you know That’s the major fish that make money! I suggest not cooking fish, as prices fall when you do so, but then again, free cooking exp is always nice. Meh, your choice, not mine. ======================== VII. Fishing Tools 101 ======================== Name: Small fishing net Use: To check shrimp and anchovies Cost: 1gp Name: Fly fishing rod Use: To fish for trout and salmon (feathers). Cost: 1gp for the rod, 4-10 each for the feathers. Name: Fishing rod Use: To fish for herring, sardines, and pike. Uses bait for all 3. Cost: 1gp, about 3gp per bait. Name: Harpoon Use: To fish for tuna, sword fish, and shark. Cost: 1gp, no bait. Name: Lobster pot Use: Fishing for lobsters Cost: 1gp, no bait Members only: Name: Big fishing net Use: to fish for your own pet fish! Cost: 1gp Name: Oil Rod Use: To fish for Lava eels, used in hero's quest Cost: 1gp for normal rod, put oil potion on it ==================== VIII. Random events ==================== *Some of these have been removed by Jagex. But I'll leave them up for the newbies who don't have to deal with these pests.* Big fish: A big fish (more like a HUGE fish) comes. You will try to fish it, but I have not fished it so far. It sort of 'eats' your fishing tool but will spit it out a few feet away. Note you will try to run after the fish even through its gone. Just run over and pick your fishing tool up! Whirl pool: Your fishing spot will turn into a whirl pool and you can lose your fishing tool! Just find another spot to fish, in about 10-20 seconds the whirl pool should disappear. River troll: A river troll will come out of the water shouting "leave my fishies alone!” It will be level 50-159, depending on your combat level. Just run or put up a fight with him. After you run away, he'll disappear back to his home in the sea, or if you beat him he'll drop feathers or bait. Useful if your fly fishing and you kill one - free feathers! ================= IX. Fish prices ================= Want to know the prices of fish so you can plan out how much you'll make? You've come to the right place! I've put the current price of fish. Note: I will try to keep it updated but I can't promise anything. These are outlines of the prices. Most of the prices are outdated, but I will try to fix them. I also included a "sold often", to indicate if that fish if often bought or sold. Also note, with the addition of the Grand Exchange, you can easily find the prices of fish there, or even on the Runescape Homepage, by clicking “Game Guide” and then Grand Exchange. Try that and compared prices. * Means members only Name: Shrimp Price: 3gp- 9gp each Sold often: No Name: Karambwanji* Price: 10-20gp each Sold often: No Name: Sardine Price: 5gp each Sold often: No Name: Anchovies Price: 10-20gp each Sold often: No Name: Herring Price: 8gp each Sold often: No Name: Mackel* Price: 30gp each Sold often: No Name: Trout Price: 30-50gp each Sold often: Yes Name: Cod* Price: 25gp each Sold often: No Name: Pike Price: 40-60gp each Sold often: No Name: Salmon Price: 45-70gp each Sold often: Yes Name: Slimy Eel* Price: N/A Sold often: Untradeable, so No. Name: Tuna Price: 50-100gp each Sold often: Yes Name: Cave Eel* Price: 50gp each Sold often: No Name: Lobster Price: 200-250gp each Sold often: Yes Name: Bass* Price: 180-250gp each Sold often: Yes Name: Sword Fish Price: 250-300gp each Sold often: Yes Name: Monk Fish* Price: 290-320gp each Sold often: Yes Name: Shark* Price: 1000gp each Sold often: Yes Name: Sea turtle* Price: 1k gp each Sold often: Yes Name: Manta Ray* Price: 1k-2k gp each Sold often: Yes ======================= X. Fish Information HQ ======================= Here I will include all the information I know on these fishies! * Means member only Name: Shrimp Tool needed: Small net Level to fish: 1 Level to cook: 1 HP healed: Name: Karambwanji Tool needed: Small net Level to fish: 5 Level to cook: 1 HP healed: 3 Name: Sardine Tool needed: Rod and bait Level to fish: 5 Level to cook: 1 HP healed: 4 Name: Anchovies Tool needed: small net Level to fish: 15 Level to cook: 1 HP healed: 1 Name: Herring Tool needed: Rod and bait Level to fish: 10 Level to cook: 5 HP healed: 5 Name: Mackel* Tool needed: Small net Level to fish: 16 Level to cook: 10 HP healed: 6 Name: Trout Tool needed: Fly fishing rod and feathers Level to fish: 20 Level to cook: 15 HP healed: 7 Name: Cod* Tool needed: Small net Level to fish: 23 Level to cook: 18 HP healed: 7 Name: Pike Tool needed: Rod and bait Level to fish: 25 Level to cook: 20 HP healed: 8 Name: Salmon Tool needed: Fly fishing rod and feathers Level to fish: 30 Level to cook: 25 HP healed: 9 Name: Slimy eel* Tool needed: Oil rod and bait Level to fish: 28 Level to cook: 28 HP healed: 6-10 Name: Tuna Tool needed: Harpoon Level to fish: 35 Level to cook: 30 HP healed: 10 Name: Cave eel* Tool needed: Oil rod and bait Level to fish: 38 Level to cook: 38 HP healed: 10-12 Name: Lobster Tool needed: Lobster pot Level to fish: 40 Level to cook: 40 HP healed: 12 Name: Bass* Tool needed: Level to fish: Level to cook: 43 HP healed: 13 Name: Sword fish Tool needed: harpoon Level to fish: 50 Level to cook: 45 HP healed: 14 Name: Lava eel Tool needed: Oily rod and bait Level to fish: 53 Level to cook: 53 HP healed: 14 Name: Monk fish Tool needed: Small net Level to fish: 62 Level to cook: 62 HP healed: 16 Name: Shark Tool needed: Harpoon Level to fish: 76 Level to cook: 80 HP healed: 20 Name: Sea Turtle Tool needed: Trawler mini game. Level to fish: 79 Level to cook: 82 HP healed: 22 Name: Manta Ray Tool needed: Trawler mini game Level to fish: 82 Level to cook: 91 HP healed: 22 ================== XI. Fishing guild ================== The fisher guild is a huge dock with almost every fish in the game! Complete with its own bank, fishing shop, range, and a few fishing tools on the ground, and its bank and fishing docks are very close together! This is by far the best place to fish any fish, even sharks! Found in Hemster, just west on the road from Camelot, its near 2 good teleport spots, the Ardougne teleport and the Camelot teleport. This means it is easy to get to and from the guild. At the shop you'll find some bait, and a bunch of fishes! The bank is one of the few banks I know of that you can light fires in! Chop some trees from the near by forests and you can cook your fish really fast! Very useful if you've just fished 1k lobsters and need to cook them fast! You can not get into the guild until level 68, or 65 with a fishing pot or one of the fish pies. The other pie will raise your level by 5 levels, allowing you to enter at 65. I suggest sticking with Catherby before level 68, but hey, its your choose. ====================== XII. Fishing Trawler ====================== Found in Port Khazard, northwest of Yanille and south of Ardougne, the Trawler is a fun game to play with friends or random strangers! Bring along some cash, a few friends, some ropes and get ready to rock 'n fish! You will need ropes, swamp paste, bailing buckets and some good friends or plain old strangers. Be sure to check out the themed world for this, by looking until you find one titled "Fishing Trawler". It will make things easier if you don't have friends who fish. Note: Swamp paste is made by using swamp tar (Found in the Lumbridge swamp) with flour and then cooking it on a range. You can also find it on the Grand Exchange. Talk with the Cap'in, and he will let you on boat. Tell your friends to follow you on; remember, you have 1 minute to get on. Get ready - it’s not an easy Mini-Game by any standards. First, once you get on the boat, MAKE SURE NOT TO SINK! How do you do that? Well, you will have to repair the boats floor, along with bail water and fix the nets upstairs. Have a few people just fix the floor and bail water when there’s nothing to fix. Another person should run up and fix the nets, fix the floor and bail like hell! It will take 10 minutes or so, but you can do it! Be warned, if you fail you die! No, you just end up in the water with no where to go. Jump in a barrel and float to shore – you’ll end up around Port Sarim. Did you win? Gratz! Now go check the net behind the boat. If you can't see it, people are probably swarming it, so just follow them. Depending on your fishing level, you may end up with just lobsters or a few sharks, or you may end up with Sea Turtles and Manta Rays! Both are worth a nice amount, I can generally pull off 100k a trip. If you didn't get anything good, go back and train your fishing level up. ========================= XIII. Fishing Skill cape ========================= So you want to know what the skill cape is like, huh? Well, I’ll explain. It is a blue cape, with yellow trim (If you own any other skill capes), with a hood. The emote: You appear on a pond, fish a goldfish like thing and then throw it over your head. This emote is funny if someone is behind you, as you appear to be throwing fish at them. ============== XIV. Versions ============== 1.0: First ever version! Start on December 7th 2006 and finished February 19, 2007. Lots of updates planning now, plan to add more detail to every part and update how I’m doing with fishing, also updating prices. 1.01: First update, finally! Fixed some grammar mistakes and such, also update with other helpful hints on getting 99 fishing. This was all finished November 20th, 2007. 1.02: Second update, nearly a year after the first and approaching two years since the creation of this guide. All I can say, wow. I fixed plenty of mistakes that I can’t believe I missed before. 1.03: Third update, wow. 2 1/2 years since I wrote this guide. Made more fixes, added a few parts. I'm amazed I can still think of stuff to add and how many errors I'm always finding. ======================== XV. Contact Information ======================== If you would like to contact me, please contact me on Neoseeker (Via Neo PM) or via Runescape PM. Neoseeker: Dogsbaby Runescape name: Dogsbaby23 ========== XVI. FAQ ========== Q: Will I see more guides from you? A: YES! I plan to write more about Runescape, and possibly other games I like. Expect this guide to have updates every few months also. Q: Why do you fish? Why 99 fishing and not 99 woodcutting or something? A: I have started to like fishing. I am 97 Woodcutting though, so I may write a guide on that skill next. Keep watching for one. :D Q: What is the best method to contact you? A: The only way to contact me is via NeoPM or Runescape PM. That is it. I will not list my IMs or Email. I don’t feel like getting a Trojan or anything. Q: Why do you call your self “the fi$h3r 4 lyfe”? A: I fished for ever at one time. I basically made up that name. :D I no longer fish though… I just can’t stand to train the skill anymore. I like to skill though, so I contiue to raise other skills up, hopefully one day having a bunch of 99s. Q: Do you own any other skill capes? A: Yes! I own the Hunter Skill cape as well as the Fishing Skill cape, along with a soon to be Woodcutting skill cape. Q: Do you still play Runescape? A: Yes! I still do, even after all these years… At last count, it was about 4 now. =================== XVII. Final words =================== Good luck everyone with fishing! I wish you luck with getting 99 fishing, I know it was tough for me to get 99 fishing, so stick to it! Thanks to: - JaGeX for making Runescape - Neoseeker, because you keep me entertained and have my guides on your site. - My parents for getting me membership and all that other stuff. - People who PM me, because otherwise I might forget I wrote this guide. Also, thanks for the amazing 30,000 views of this guide. :D I had no idea until I looked. Last I checked, it had 10k! ========================= XVIII. Copywrite St00fz ========================= This FAQ is copyright 2006-2009 Dogsbaby. No one may post this FAQ on their website without express permission of the author, nor may you sell it for profit. The following Websites are allowed to use my guide: http://www.neoseeker.com Others may be added to the list. Please NeoPM me if you would like this guide on your website.