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Fishing FAQ by nemesis2
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Runescape Fishing Guide (RS2) By nemesis2 email@example.com Started-10 December 2004 ----- NOTE: ----- This FAQ may only appear on the following sites. www.gamefaqs.com www.geocities.com/nemmysmailbox www.neoseeker.com If you want this FAQ on your site, e mail me about it first. I will say yes provided you follow a few rules. 1.DO NOT EDIT IT! 2.NO ads are to be added on top or in my FAQ. 3.AS stated above, e-mail me first. if you follow those 3 rules, then I will say yes. If I say yes and you break no.1 or no.2, I will ask you to remove it. +===============+ =Introduction = +===============+ Fishing is one of the most commonly used skills in Runescape.If you train it up High enough,there is a lot of money in it,especially with Lobsters Swordfish and for members Shark.Fishing is the skill I use to make money in Runescape,because one of my hobbies in real life is Fishing and I prefer it to mining,crafting and a lot of other money making skills in RS. I am nemesis 2.My Username in Runescape is Bhidon2. I have been a member for 7 months, so this FAQ is now 100% complete. +=============+ =Fishing Guide= +=============+ I like fishing in real life so this one caught my eye straight away.Fishing is a very good money making skill,especially Lobsters and Swordfish which are worth a lot money in F2P.P2P players can fish for Sharks and Manta Rays which are worth even more. But to Start With.you can only fish shimps.Here is a guide to training the skill of fishing Level 1-5 Buy a small Fishing Net and net for shrimps until level 5.A good place to net fish is near the Altar Building just south of Port Sarim.Its also quite close to the fishing shop. Level 5-20 You can fish sardines and at lvl 10 you can fish Herring.Get about 300 bait and fish at the same spot as you were netting for sardines.If you run out of bait or dont have enough money yet to buy 300,just buy as many as you can afford and sell your caught fish to the fishing shop.You should be gaining profits now and you should have enough to buy some more bait.Another option is at level 15,you can get your net back out and net for anchovies. Level 20-40 Go back to the fishing shop in Port Sarim and Buy a Fly Fishing Rod and some feathers.About 200 will be fine.Now go to Lumbridge and fish near the riverside for Trout.If you still have your bait,you can fish for Pike here as well. Now once you reach level 30,you can fish for Salmon.This will speed up the process a little bit.If you want to,you can go to Karmaja now,buy a Lobster Cage and a Harpoon and harpoon for Tuna at level 35.Without being able to fish Swordies,I reccomend against it because it is Painstakingly slow (a fish a minute) so stick to the Lumbridge river and fish Trout and Salmon to level 40. If you run out of Feathers,there is a chicken coop near by so kill the chickens for free feathers.They dont always drop them though,only 50% of the time.But at least you will be making a little more profit. Level 40-50 Go get a lobster cage and fish for lobsters on karmaja.Lobsters sell for a lot of money and are some of the best food you can get if you are a pker because it heals 12hp per lobster!Once you are able to fish lobsters,expect the money to come quite fast.Sell them to other people rather than to shops because they are sought after items.Cook them too for more success in selling Level 50-60 Get a Harpoon and fish for Swordfish.These sell for more than lobbies and heal\ more as well 14hp I think so like lobsters they are sought after and I would sell them to other players since you get more.If you are a F2P player this is as high as you can go so if you want 99 fishing,either become members of fish swordfish until you are level 99. You may also want to remember that harpooning is a slow process so if you are the impatient type (like me!) then stick with Lobbies. MEMBERS-Level 60-99 OK, you can go 2 ways here. You can either fish lobbies until level 79 or go with swordfish until then. Best places to fish are Catherby and the Fishing Guild. At level 79, Harpoon shark until you reach 99. The reason you should get 3 more levels before fishing shark is because the process of catching them will be very slow. In fact, I think that Fishing lobbies is faster until very late levels (90 or so) but if you want to make money than sharks are the way to go. Some more Training Tips -Power fishing Trout and salmon is great at almost any level. They are caught very quickly (maybe even 3 trout/salmon to 1 lobster) and when you get a full load, cook em and then drop them. Great if you have some spare feathers. -Now, I recommend also that you wait until you are 5 levels above the requirement before fishing that fish. For example, wait until lvl 45 before fishing lobsters, because fishing trout and salmon will still get you faster xp because you will catch about 3 t or s to 1 lobster. -Always train cooking with fishing. Or else you will make half the money you could of. +==================+ =Fishing Tools = +==================+ Small Fishing Net Requires-None Fishes:Shrimps (Lvl 1),Anchovies (Lvl 15) Your first fishing tool.Catches small fish in rivers and ponds. Fishing Rod Requires-Bait Fishes:Sardine (lvl 5),Herring (lvl 10),Pike (lvl 25) Mainly for fishing in seas and pike in Rivers Fly Fishing Rod Requires-Feathers Fishes:Trout (Lvl 20),Salmon (Lvl 30) Lure Fishing.Can only be done in Rivers,namely near Barbarian Village and Lumbridge in F2P. Harpoon Requires-None Fishes:Tuna (lvl 35),Swordfish (lvl 50),Shark (lvl76)* Probably the tool used most in high level fishing. Lobster Cage Requires-None Fishes:Lobsters (Lvl 40) * Members only <==================> >MEMBERS ONLY TOOLS< <==================> BIG Fishing Net Requires-Membership Fishes:Mackeral (lvl 16),Casket (lvl 16),Oyster (lvl 16),Seaweed (lvl 16) Cod (lvl 23),Bass (Lvl 46) Big net fishing is only available to members. Although it isnt great XP wise, it might be handy to fish some of the exclusive members fish somehow. Best place I know of is Catherby. Oily Rod and Bait Requires-Membership Fishes-Lava Eel (Lvl 53) Used to fish Lava Eel,which can be found near the Zamorak Dungeon.Mainly used for a quest. <===================> TYPES OF FISHES <===================> <===========================================> 1.Shrimp Required Level:1 Tool Used:Small Fishing Net Level Required to Cook:1 HP Healed-3 EXP-10 Can Be Found:Almost any Sea. Shrimp are the only thing you can fish at first.They should be cooked for cooking XP rather than sold because they dont sell for a lot of money. <===========================================> 2.Sardine Required Lvl:5 Tool Used-Fishing Rod + Bait Level Required to cook:5 HP Healed-4 EXP-20 Can be Found:Any Sea. Sardines are a little more useful than Shrimps.Still they should be cooked rather than sold unless you are after quick money (at most they sell for 10gp) You can Bait fish almost anywhere there is water <===========================================> 3.Herring Required Lvl:10 Tool Used-Fishing Rod+ Bait Level Required to cook:10 HP Healed:5 XP-30 Can be found:Any Sea Herrings generally sell for less in the shops which is strange.So I would just cook these fish for cooking XP.Herring are found in the same places as sardine. <===========================================> 4.Anchovies Required Lvl:15 Tool Used:Small Fishing Net Level Required to cook:10 HP healed:1 XP-40 Can be found:Any Sea Anchovies are most commonly used on pizza's. Anchovies are the highest things you can fish with a small net and you might try selling them to shops rather than eat them by itself Dont ask me why it only heals 1hp. <==========================================> 5.Trout Required Lvl:20 Tool;Fly Fishing Rod+Feathers Level Required to cook:15 HP healed:7 XP-50 Can be found:Lumbridge River,Barbarian Village People will buy Trout sometimes because they dont want to use 1 lobster or swordfish healing 10hp. <===========================================> 6.Pike Required Lvl:25 Tool:Fishing Rod+Bait Lvl Required to cook:20 HP healed:8 XP-60 Can be found:Rivers (Lumbridge) <===========================================> 7.Salmon Required Level:30 Tool Used:Fly fishing rod+feathers Lvl Required to cook:25 HP healed:9 XP-70 Can Be found:Rivers (Lumbridge) <===========================================> 8.Tuna Required Level:35 Tool Used:Harpoon Level Required to cook:30 HP healed:10 XP-80 Can Be found:Karmaja Tuna are neglected because people don't want Tuna amongst their Swordfish. However, instead of dropping them, cook them and store them in the bank. <===========================================> 9.Lobsters Required Level:40 Tool Used:Lobster Cage Cooking Level Required:40 HP healed:12 XP-90 Can be found:Karmaja The most popular fish of all, even more popular than Swordfish, which heals more. Excellent Food. <===========================================> 10.Swordfish Required Level:50 Tool Used:Harpoon Cooking Level Required:45 HP healed:14 XP-100 Can be found:Karmaja Good food and experience, however you will only fish 10 swordies per full invo on average. The rest will be tuna. <===========================================> P2P (members fish) All the Fish Below are members only. <===========================================> 1.Makaerel* Level-16 Tool- Big Fishing Net XP-20 Found-Catherby and Fishing Guild <==========================================> 2.Cod* Level-23 Tool-Big Fishing Net XP-45 Found-Catherby and Fishing Guild <==========================================> 3.Bass* Level-46 Tool-Big Fishing Net XP-100 Found-Catherby and Fishing Guild <==========================================> 4.Karambwan Level-60 Tool-Karambwan Vessel+ Raw Karbanwanji XP-105 Found-Karmaja ( slightly west of Brimhaven) <==========================================> 5.Shark Level-76 Tool-Harpoon XP-110 Found-Catherby and Fishing Guild <==========================================> 6.Sea Turtle Level-79 Tool-Trawler Net XP-230 Found-Port Khazard Trawler Mini Game <==========================================> 7.Manta Ray Level-81 Tool-Trawler Net XP-250 Found-Port Khazard Trawler Game <==========================================> <===============>===========================> = Random Events = = <===============>===========================> Random events are events that happen in the game randomly. There are several which only occur while fishing. So here are the fishing exclusive ones... 1.River Troll These can be a pest at a lower level but the items they drop are quite good. The river troll wants to protect his fish so if you fish too long you might eventually get a river troll.The river troll's level varies depending on yours, it can be between level 29-120. If a River Troll is about to pop out, it will say "Fishies be mine, leave dem fishies" so if you dont want to fight, then you can run.It wont chase you very far so dont worry if you are weak. 2.Whirlpool Nothing much, just destroys a certain fishing spot for a while.If you fish there it MAY take your fishing gear. 3.Big Fish Horrible to eat, and horrible by nature, this big fish will gobble up your fishing tools in a giffy, so when you see one, stop fishing fast. If there is one about, it will a blue object, which looks like a magic spell will appear on screen. 4.Moving Fish Sometimes, when you fish, your fishing spot will move to another location. This happpens very commonly, so just move to another spot. Remember too, that while fishing, you may get other random events such as the mysterious old man or genie, the 3 above can only be gotten by fishing. These random events are in the game so that you actually pay attention to the screen and not just leave it there. If you are paying attention to the game, then none of these are nothing much to worry about, the river troll is easy to run away from, you should stop fishing with ample time if a whirlpool appears and you should have plenty of time to pick up your equipment if a big fish blows it away. So dont complain to me if you get owned by a river troll, like 5 other people have already, ok? DISCOVERY-I have found out, through close examination, that random events while fishing (of any kind), 90% of the time, they only happen when you click on the spot to start fishing. If a whirlpool appears, that means some one else has clicked on a fishing spot and a random event whirlpool has appeared. I think the only exception to this is the moving of the fishing spot. Email me if I am wrong. <=======================> = Best Fishing Spots = <=======================> There are a lot of fishing Spots in the world of Runescape, and some are better than others. Unlike mining though, crowds don't matter. So the biggest factors are the Fish that can be caught and how close it is to a shop/bank. ------------------------------------------------------------- Free-To-Play (F2P |These spots can be accessed by everyone | ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------- Karmaja Docks | ---------------- Location- Just North West of where you get off the ship from port Sarim. Fish- Shrimp, Sardine, Herring, Anchovies, Tuna, Lobster, Swordfish The only place F2P'ers can catch Lobbies and Swordies so if you play F2P there will always be people here. In P2P, Catherby is a lot better, so this place is virtually deserted. The problem with the spot is that it costs you 60gp to get back to the mainland, and to a bank. No doubt you will make a profit, it just takes longer. The nearest bank is Draynor Manor, Quite a walk. Well F2P'ers have no Choice if they want lobbies or swordies. ------------------------------------------------------- Lumbridge River | ----------------- Location- East of Lumbridge Castle, near the gate toll blocking Al-Kharid. Fish-Trout, Salmon, Pike Excellent fly fishing spot. If you run out of feathers, there is a chicken coop nearby so you can restock. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pay-To-Play (P2p) Spots |These Spots are members only | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------- Catherby | ---------- Location-Catherby, west of White Wolfs Mountain Fish-Sardine, Sardine, Herring, Anchovies, Cod, Makaerel, Bass, Lobster Swordfish, Shark THE best fishing spot in the world! Theres a fishing shop, a range and a bank all nearby. And there is almost every fish you can think of. If you are a member, then you MUST fish here. <=======================> = Fish Prices = <=======================> These are the approx price selling to other players, not selling to shops. Alchemy prices will be added later. --------------------------- Fish | Raw | Cooked | ---------------------------- Tuna | 50 | 70 | Lobster | 100 | 200 | Swordfish| 150 | 250 | Shark | 1000 | 1150 | --------------------------- <==========================> = Fishing Mini-Games = <==========================> The Trawler Minigame is available if you are a member although you need level 79 fishing to even play it. You can fish sea turtle and Manta Ray. You can access the Trawler game from Port Khazard, south of Ardougne. <==========================> = Fishing Guild = <==========================> The fishing guild is for members only as well. The fishing guild is only available to members level 68 or above in fishing. The fishing guild can be found in Hemenster (north of Ardougne) Here you can fish with Big Net, Harpoon and Lobster Cage. There are a lot of fishing spots on the piers. There is also respawning equipment a bank and a range to cook your fish on. If you have the level, it is the Best place to catch your fish. TIP-You can get into the fishing guild at level 65 by using a Fishing Potion. <============================> = Frequently Asked Questions = <============================> Q-What level will my River Troll be? -It depends on your combat level. They range from lvl 14-170. Q-What? My fishing gears gone! It may have been 'spat' away a few spaces (sorry for a lack of a better word) or taken by a whirlpool. <================> = Versions = <================> Version 4-(14/10/05) Long time no see, eh? Added a few things to random event, and training sections. Also corrected information in Introduction section and info on Anchovies. Version 3-(21/3/05) CHANGED E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!!!! Lots of changes. Added members info, prices and best fishing spots. Also added info on the Fishing Guild and corrected a few mistakes. Version 2-(7/2/05) Whoops, corrected a mistake about the fishing guild, it is in Hemester not Catherby. Version 1-(17/1/05) Members Fishing info, XP gained for each fish, detail about some fish and other minor things still to be added. <===============> = Legal Info = <===============> This FAQ is copyright 2004-2005 Brady Greene(nemesis2). No one may post this FAQ on their website without express permission of the author, nor may you sell it for a profit for that matter. If you do the former, I will ask the website to remove it within 14 days. If you do the latter I could take legal action and I dont want to do that, so make life easier for me and you by not doing it. 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If you send me a question which is already answered or about something other than fishing, you will be ignored. Feel free to say hi and to say good comments about my FAQS. If you send me hate mail/messages or stupid messages, you will be blocked either in e-mail or runescape. <================> = Credits = <================> Jagex- For creating Runescape Tip.it-For members fishing info RuneHQ.com-For info on Karnmabwan (sp?) <===============> = Wrap-UP = <===============> Well hope you enjoyed the FAQ and it helped you on your fishing. Runescape Username=Bhidon2 Fishing Level-67 (574,520xp) THE END.