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Fishing/Cooking Guide by DJ Methorz
Version: 0.7 | Updated: 12/01/02
RuneScape Fishing and Cooking Guide v0.7 By DJ Methorz -Table of Contents- 1. Updates 2. Introduction 3. How Fishing Works 4. Fishing Equipment 5. Types of Fish 6. Types of Pastries 7. Level Requirements 8. Fishing Locations 9. Selling/Buying Prices 10. Credits 11. Legal -1. Updates- 12/1/02 - Update on the formatting of this guide...screwed some things up, but never bothered with them till now cause I was lazy... 11/17/02 - Update on the Greenmans Ale beer...the price is 10 GPs, not 2 GPs. Also, a little info about the new fishing system... 10/31/02 - Update on the beers...made a mistake with the info about em. 10/30/02 - Update on the new P2P beers...Greenmans Ale and Dragon Bitter. Trying to update this guide whenever I get the chance to, but I don't play RuneScape as much anymore...just going for 100 combat, 63 prayer, 87 fishing, and 90 cooking slowly right now...should get the 9 levels I need for all that before next summer... :P 9/27/02 - Update on Pineapple rings and Pineapple Pizzas. Added what some foods heal, some little tips, and other minor things. Trying to keep this updated but all I ever do on RuneScape now is train and fish when I'm on...I don't check out new stuff much no more. Although I did do the Waterfall Quest recently. 7/24/02 - Update on Tea. 7/17/02 - Update on the Carp cooking experience points & more people in Credits. 7/7/02 - Guide first released. -2. Introduction- Yo, this is FrosenFoison A.K.A. DJ Methorz...I was playing RuneScape and thought I'd make a fishing and cooking guide cause that's what I do best in the game. I'm hoping this guide can get people more interested in the fishing and cooking business. Just to make sure people know, there are two versions of RuneScape. F2P (Free-to-play) and P2P (Pay- to-play). F2P is completely free but does not get as much updates as P2P. P2P costs $5 (U.S.) a month, or $45 (U.S.) a year, and it contains skills, items, and areas that are inaccessible in F2P. In this guide, you will see asterisks (*) by some names. This simply lets the reader know that these items/areas are only accessible in P2P. -3. How Fishing Works- Jagex recently updated (November 14, 2002) the mining and fishing systems. The mining and fishing systems now have fatigue. What this means is, over time, your character will become too tired to mine/fish. When you reach your fatigue rate, you can eat food to decrease the percentage of fatigue (usually one or two fishes will decrease one point) or rest in a bed. To rest in a bed, you just need to left-click on the bed and your character will say "Zzzz" "Zzzz" and you will feel fully rested and ready to mine/fish again. If your mining/fishing is a high level, you will be able to mine/fish for longer periods of time than lower level miners/fishers. For example, a level 30 fisher may get too tired to fish around level 40% fatigue, while a level 86 fisher may get too tired to fish around 89% fatigue (This example is not accurate). No matter what level mining/fishing you are, you will be able to fill up your inventory faster when mining/fishing. This system works well for miners, as there are beds nearby, but for fishers, particularly in the fishing guild and on Karamja, it sucks, since there are no beds nearby. Jagex plans to allow its customers to choose whether they want to mine/fish using the old system or this new system. This is a good plan and will allow fishers to be able to fish again. On F2P, as lobsters/swordfishes can only be caught on Karamja, it is a complete waste of time and money to leave the island with around a half load of fishes to bank and rest on a bed, so bringing back the old system as a choice is necessary in my opinion. -4. Fishing Equipment- There are many types of fishing equipment and they all have specific level requirements in order to use them. Prices for equipment depend on many of that certain item are in stock. For example, if there are 200 baits in stock, they will cost 3 GPs each. When there are about 6 in stock, they cost about 6 GPs each. Net: A net allows you to catch Shrimp and Anchovies. It can be bought for 5 GPs in the Port Sarim Fishing Shop. Fishing Rod: A fishing rod allows you to fish Sardines, Herrings, and Pikes. It can be bought for 5 GPs in the Port Sarim Fishing Shop. Fly-Fishing Rod: A fly-fishing rod allows you to fish Salmon and Trout. It can be bought for 5 GPs in the Port Sarim Fishing Shop. Lobster Pot: A lobster pot allows you to catch lobsters. It can be bought for 20 GPs in the Port Sarim Fishing Shop. Harpoon: A harpoon allows you to catch Tunas, Swordfishes, & Sharks*. It can be bought for 5 GPs in the Port Sarim Fishing Shop. Big Net*: A big net allows you to catch Gloves, Boots, Caskets*, Mackerels*, Cods*, Bass*, Seaweed*, and Oysters*. Several fishes can be caught at once, including Gloves, Boots, Caskets, Seaweed, and Oysters. It can be bought for 20 GPs at Harry's Fishing Shack in Catherby. Oily Fishing Rod*: This fishing rod is created from a special snail mix and a Harralander herb that is used on a normal fishing rod on P2P. It is used to fish Lava Eels*, which are for the Hero's Quest. Bait: Bait is required to fish with a fishing rod and oily fishing rod*. It can be bought for 3 GPs in the Port Sarim Fishing Shop when the stock is full at 200. Feathers: Feathers are required to fish with a fly-fishing rod. It can be bought for 2 GPs in the Port Sarim Fishing Shop when the stock is full at 200. -5. Types of Fish- There are many different types of fish in the RuneScape world. Shrimp: Shrimp give 10 fishing experience points, 30 cooking experience points, and heal 3 HP. Shrimp are light pink when raw and bright pink when cooked. Anchovies: Anchovies give 40 fishing experience points, 30 cooking experience points, and heal 1 HP. Anchovies are light blue when raw and bright blue when cooked. Sardine: Sardines give 20 fishing experience points, 40 experience points, and heal 4 HP. Sardines are light green when raw and bright green when cooked. Herring: Herrings give 30 fishing experience points, 50 cooking experience points, and heal 5 HP. Herrings are white when raw and pink when cooked. Pike: Pikes give 60 fishing experience points, 80 cooking experience points, and heal 8 HP. Pike are light blue when raw and dark blue when cooked. Trout: Trouts give 50 fishing experience points, 70 cooking experience points, and heal 7 HP. Trout are light pink when raw and bright pink when cooked. Salmon: Salmon give 70 fishing experience points, 90 cooking experience points, and heal 9 HP. Salmon are white when raw and grayish-pink when cooked. Lobster: Lobsters give 90 fishing experience points, 120 cooking experience points, and heal 12 HP. Lobsters are bright red when raw and brown when cooked. Tuna: Tunas give 80 fishing experience points, 100 experience points, and heal 9 HP. Tunas are white when raw and grayish- pink when cooked. Swordfishes: Swordfishes give 100 fishing experience points, 140 cooking experience points, and heal 14 HP. Swordfishes are bright purple when raw and dark purple when cooked. Shark*: Sharks give 110 fishing experience points, 210 cooking experience points, and heal 20 HP. Sharks are blue when raw and brown when cooked. Lava Eel*: Lava eels give 30 fishing experience points, 140 cooking experience points, and heal 14 HP. They are red when raw and brown when cooked. Carp*: Carps give ? fishing experience points, 60 cooking experience points, and heal 6 HP. Carps are purple both raw and cooked. Cod*: Cods give 45 fishing experience points, 75 cooking experience points, and heal 7 HP. Cods are light blue when raw and blue when cooked. Mackerel*: Mackerels give 20 fishing experience points, 60 cooking experience points, and heal 6 HP. Mackerels are grayish-green when raw and green when cooked. Bass*: Bass give 100 fishing experience points, 130 cooking experience points, and heal 13 HP. Bass are light pink when raw and bright pink when cooked. Casket*: Caskets give 10 fishing experience points and contain special items. Items I heard that caskets give are: a Rune long, Half-keys, Coins, and Gems. Seaweed*: Seaweed gives 1 fishing experience point and no cooking experience points. It is used for crafting orbs, beer glasses, and vials. Oysters*: Oysters give 1 fishing experience point (?) and can't be cooked. Oyster shells may have pearls in them, and may not. If you find a shell that does contain pearls, use a chisel with the shell to make pearl bolt tips. These pearl bolt tips can then be put on bolts to make pearl bolts. The power of pearl bolts is equivelant to mithril arrows. Gloves and Boots only give 1 fishing experience point each. -6. Types of Pastries- There are many different types of pastries in the RuneScape world. NOTE: Most pizzas and cakes are not one-click food items. Basically, each time you click on the food item, you eat a part of it (1/2 of a pizza per click, 1/3 of a cake per click). These are not good food items to take out into the wilderness because when you are attacked and retreat to eat, you have to eat fast. If you eat a swordfish (one-click food item, heals 14 HP), that should take about a second to eat. If you eat a pizza or cake (two and three-click food items), in the time you've clicked two or three times to eat the item, you could have eaten two or three swordfishes. A chocolate cake heals 15 HP in three clicks and a pineapple pizza heals 20 HP in two clicks. A swordfish in two clicks is 28 HP and 42 HP in three clicks. If you have 30 HP left and eat a whole chocolate cake, you'll heal to 45 HP. If you then get attacked and get hit with a combo of 20, 24, DEAD...you made a bad decision of taking cakes out to the wild. If you had eaten two swordfishes, you would have healed +28 HP; with 30 HP, that's 58 HP. If you got hit with a 20, 24, 5, then you'd have 9 HP left and you could run. In the cake situation, even if you had gotten hit by a 1, you would've died. In the swordfish situation, if you got hit by a 13, you could have ran. A 14 and you would've been dead, but your chances were much better with swordfishes. Just a little tip. Bread: Bread gives 40 cooking experience points. Bread is made from cooking bread dough. Heals 4 HP. Stew: Stew gives 90 cooking experience points. Stew is made from meat, a potato, and a bowl of water. Heals 9 HP. Curry*: Curry gives 125 cooking experience points. Curry is made from meat, a potato, a bowl of water, and spice. Heals 19 HP. Redberry pie: Redberry pies give 60 cooking experience points. Redberry pies are made from pastry dough, redberries, and a pie pan. Heals 6 HP total (3 HP per half of the pie). Meat pie: Meat pies give 80 cooking experience points. Meat pies are made from pastry dough, cooked meat, and a pie pan. Heals 8 HP total (4 HP per half of the pie). Apple pie: Apple pies give 100 cooking experience points. Apple pies are made from pastry dough, an apple, and a pie pan. Heals 10 HP total (5 HP per half of the pie). Pizza: Pizzas give 110 cooking experience points. Pizzas are made from a pizza base, a tomato, and a cheese. Heals 10 HP (this is the only pizza that is eaten in one click). Meat pizza: Meat pizzas give 140 total cooking experience points (110 for the pizza, 30 for the meat). Meat pizzas are made from a pizza base, a tomato, a cheese, and meat. Heals 14 HP total (7 HP per half of the pizza). Anchovie Pizza: Anchovie pizzas give 140 total cooking experience points (110 for the pizza, 30 for the anchovy). Anchovie pizzas are made from a pizza base, a tomato, a cheese, and anchovies. Heals 16 HP total (8 HP per half of the pizza). Pineapple Pizza*: Pineapple pizzas give 110 cooking experience points (110 from the pizza, adding pineapple rings don't give experience points because you pick the pineapples off of Pineapple trees in Brimhaven and they don't need to be cooked). Pineapple pizzas are made from a pizza base, a tomato, a cheese, and a pineapple ring. Heals 20 HP total (10 HP per half of the pizza). Cakes: Cakes give 120 cooking experience points. Cakes are made from a bucket of milk, an egg, a pot of flour, and a cake tin. Heals 12 HP total (3 HP per slice of the cake; there are 3 slices). Chocolate cakes: Chocolate cakes give 120 cooking experience points. Chocolate cakes are made from a bucket of milk, an egg, a pot of flour, a cake tin, and a chocolate bar. Heals 15 HP total (5 HP per slice of the chocolate cake; there are 3 slices). Wine: Wine gives 110 cooking experience points, heals 11 HP, and subtracts 3 Attack level points temporarily. Wine is made from a jar of water and grapes. Bad Wine: You get no cooking experience points for making Bad wine. Bad wine heals 0 HP but subtracts 3 attack points temporarily. The result of Bad wine happens to everyone at some point, just like how everyone burns food sometimes. Other foods... Banana: Heals 2 HP. Can be found on Karamja's palm trees or bought at the Port Sarim Grocery Store. Cabbage: Heals 1 HP. Can be bought at the Port Sarim Grocery Store. In Draynor Manor, there are cabbages that taste nicer and not only heal 1 HP, but add 2 defense levels. Chocolate bar: Heals 3 HP. Can be found in the Lost City*, Cooking Guild, or bought at the Port Sarim Grocery Store. Cheese: Heals 2 HP. Can be found in Draynor Manor Village or bought at the Port Sarim Grocery Store. Tomato: Heals 2 HP. Can be found in Draynor Manor Village or bought at the Port Sarim Grocery Store. Kebab: Heals HP randomly. Kebabs can heal you or make you lose HP. They can also add to your combat stats. Can be bought from the Kebab seller in Al Kharid. Spinach roll: Heals 2 HP and sometimes it will add 5 strength levels temporarily. Spinach rolls are dropped by Moss Giants and can be obtained by Trailborn the Wizard. Before you give him 25 bones, tell him you are one of the king's knights and he will offer you a spinach roll. Beer: Heals 1 HP, +1 strength level, and -2 attack levels. Can be found on tables near Mountain Dwarves and normal Dwarves. Asgarnian Ale: Heals 1 HP, +2 strength levels, and -3 attack levels. Can be bought in the Falador tavern for 2 GPs. Wizard's Mind Bomb: Heals 1 HP, -2 attack/defense/strength levels, and +3 magic levels. Can be bought in the Falador tavern for 2 GPs. Dwarven Stout: Heals 1 HP, -3 attack/defense/strength levels, and +1 mining/smithing level. Can be bought in the Falador tavern for 3 GPs. Grog*: Heals 1 HP, -4 attack levels, and +4 strength levels. Can be bought in the Brimhaven bar for 2 GPs. Tea*: Heals 3 HP, +3 attack levels. Given by Brother Galahad in The Holy Grail quest. Pineapple rings*: Heals 2 HP. You get pineapple rings from pineapples. Pineapples are picked off of Pineapple trees in Brimhaven (far south). Use a knife with a pineapple to get four pineapple rings. These can be used to make pineapple pizzas. Greenmans Ale*: Heals 1 HP, -5 attack/defense/strength levels, and +1 herblaw level. Can be bought in the Yanille bar for 10 GPs. Dragon Bitter*: Heals 1 HP, -5 attack, and +2 strength levels. Can be bought in the Yanille bar for 2 GPs. NOTE: I'm not sure if this only applies to the Greenmans Ale and Dragon Bitter beers, but the amount of attack/defense/strength levels you're drained of temporarily vary by the level of your attack/defense/strength. I had a friend test the beers for me...he lost 4 attack/defense/strength levels, while I lost 5. Easter eggs and pumpkins both heal 14 HP each and were dropped on special holidays. -7. Level Requirements- -Fish- Shrimp: Fishing level: 1, Cooking level: 1 Sardines: Fishing level: 5, Cooking level: 1 Herring: Fishing level: 10, Cooking level: 5 Anchovies: Fishing level: 15, Cooking level: 15 Mackerel*: Fishing level: 16, Cooking level: ? Trout: Fishing level: 20, Cooking level: 15 Cod*: Fishing level: 24, Cooking level: ? Pike: Fishing level: 25, Cooking level: 20 Salmon: Fishing level: 30, Cooking level: 25 Tuna: Fishing level: 35, Cooking level: 30 Lobster: Fishing level: 40, Cooking level: 40 Bass*: Fishing level: 46, Cooking level: 42 Swordfish: Fishing level: 50, Cooking level: 45 Lava Eel*: Fishing level: 53, Cooking level: 53 Shark*: Fishing level: 76, Cooking level: 80 Carp*: Fishing level: ?, Cooking level: ? -Pastries- Meat: Level 1 Bread: Level 1 Redberry pie: Level 10 Meat pie: Level 20 Stew: Level: 25 Apple Pie: Level 30 Wine: Level 35 Pizza: Level 35 Cake: Level 40 Meat pizza: Level 45 Chocolate cake: Level 50 Anchovie Pizza: Level 55 Curry*: Level 60 -8. Locations- Draynor Manor Village: Net, Fishing rod Lumbridge: Fishing rod, Fly-fishing rod Al Kharid: Net, Fishing rod Barbarian Village: Fishing rod, Fly-fishing rod Far south of Rimmington: Net, Fishing rod Karamja: Net, Fishing rod, Lobster pot, Harpoon Brimhaven*: Lobster pot, Harpoon Catherby*: Net, Fishing rod, Lobster pot, Harpoon, Big net Entrana*: Fishing rod Fishing Guild*: Level 68 fishing to enter: Lobster pot, Harpoon, Big net Area behind the Fishing Guild*: Fishing rod, Fly-fishing rod Fishing Platform*: Fishing rod, Fly-fishing rod -9. Selling/Buying Prices- NOTE: Lobsters, swordfishes, and sharks are the foods that are in popular demand. Lobsters usually go for 200 GPs each, raw or cooked, and 1K per cert. Swordfishes usually go for 300 GPs each, raw or cooked, and 1K per cert. Sharks go for 1K max each, raw or cooked, at 5K per cert. Of course, people make their own prices...but these are the average prices. -Port Sarim Fishing Store- Shrimp: Selling: 3 GPs, Buying: 4 GPs Anchovies: Selling: 10 GPs, Buying: 14 GPs Sardine: Selling: 7 GPs, Buying: 9 GPs Herring: Selling: 10 GPs, Buying: 14 GPs Pike: Selling: 17 GPs, Buying: 24 GPs Trout: Selling: 14 GPs, Buying: 19 GPs Salmon: Selling: 35 GPs, Buying: 49 GPs Lobster: Selling: 105 GPs, Buying: 147 GPs Tuna: Selling: 70 GPs, Buying: 98 GPs Swordfish: Selling: 140 GPs, Buying: 196 GPs -Catherby/Fishing Guild Store*- Shrimp: Selling: 3 GPs, Buying: 4 GPs Anchovies: Selling: 10 GPs, Buying: 14 GPs Sardine: Selling: 7 GPs, Buying: 9 GPs Herring: Selling: 10 GPs, Buying: 14 GPs Pike: Selling: 17 GPs, Buying: 24 GPs Trout: Selling: 14 GPs, Buying: 19 GPs Salmon: Selling: 35 GPs, Buying: 49 GPs Lobster: Selling: 105 GPs, Buying: 147 GPs Tuna: Selling: 70 GPs, Buying: 98 GPs Swordfish: Selling: 140 GPs, Buying: 196 GPs Mackerel*: Selling: 11 GPs Cod*: Selling: 17 GPs Bass*: Selling: 84 GPs Shark*: Selling: 210 GPs -10. Credits- I'd like to give credit to www.tip.it/runescape and http://www.maddogcarter.com/runescape/; I used these two sites to compare my information with. Also, www.runescape.com ... forgot the new town's name on P2P (Yanille). Thanks to Amanda...for being a big part of my life ;) Luv ya girl... Aiyyo Kevin...you'll never read this but...it's your fault I'm typing this on Wordpad right now cause you got my Microsoft Word CD...AND my Gang Starr tape...AND that tape with that Bionix song on it...wasn't De La Soul...anyways...never mind. Thanks to JAGeX for making this game. Thanks to CJayC for putting this on GameFAQs. Thanks to Gurnsey1 and Jesman886 for helping me out with some fishing and cooking experience information in RuneScape. Thanks to WXDU 88.7 FM, WNCU 90.7 FM, and WKNC 88.1 FM. These radio stations keep me up and helped me write this guide (with their music). The best underground hip hop radio shows here...and a nice techno show. Thanks to Jask14 for telling me the Giant Carp's cooking experience points. Thanks to Jesman886 for telling me about the new P2P beers (Greenmans Ale and Dragon Bitter). Thanks to all my friends in RuneScape for helping me out with everything, like Slayerorca, Lanethz, EP, Timid ;), etc., you all know you who are. Thanks to Sparhawk246 for getting me to play this game...sure is helpful during the summer... Thanks to God and all my friends who think I'm an idiot for playing this game. You guys are a big help... -11. Legal- (c) October 30, 2002. All rights reserved. This guide may be distributed if it is not modified in any way and I am given credit. The following persons have permission to display this guide: Jeff "CJayC" Veasey, www.GameFAQs.com Jessy Payne, http://www.angelfire.com/anime4/runescape0/ If you would like this guide displayed on your site, send me an e-mail at DJ_Methorz@Yahoo.com to let me know.