RuneScape F2p Fishing Guide

This is a guide to a few different kinds of fishing for money. I have a guide for each method and have ranked them from best to worst. I hope you like it. If fishing isn’t your thing, check out my other runescape moneymaking guide about smelting steel bars.

Fly fishing Salmon and Trout

To fish trout you must have level 20 fishing, a fly fishing rod, feathers, and hopefully, a bank close by.

STEP 1: The first step is to get a fly fishing rod and feathers. You can get them at Port Sarim, or you can just buy them at the Grand Exchange. You should get several thousand feathers.

STEP 2: Next up is getting to a good position. I recommend the river in Lumbridge. To get to the Lumbridge you can simply use the Lumbridge home teleport then when you get to the castle walk out near the bridge, you will see the river. In that river is the place to fish. You cross the bridge, take a left and you go down to the river and look for sort of sprinkles in the water.

STEP 3: This is the easiest step, when you get to the fishing spot, you right click on it and click fly fishing.

STEP 4: Go to the bank at the top of the Lumbridge castle and bank all your trout and salmon.

STEP 5: Go to the Grand Exchange and sell your trout for 30 a piece and your salmon for 60 each.

RANK: This is the third best method I have posted, because although it is closer to a bank, and you don’t need to pay 30 gp every trip, the fish are worth a lot less. The reason I put it on here is because although you only need level 20 fishing, you can still profit off of it.

Fishing Swordfish

When fishing for swordfish, you need to use a harpoon, and you must have a fishing level of at least 50, although higher is better because you will also catch tuna and the higher your level, the less tuna you’ll get.

STEP 1: First of all, if you are nowhere near Draynor, use a Lumbridge home teleport then walk to Draynor.

STEP 2: Once you get to Draynor, withdraw a few thousand gp and a harpoon. You could also buy a harpoon in Port Sarim.

STEP 3: Go to Port Sarim and pay 30 gp to a sailor to go to Karamja. If you have the Explorer’s Ring 3 you can teleport to the cabbage patch if you are in Draynor bank. You’ll be closer to the Port Sarim that way.

STEP 4: Once you get to Karamja, go to the dock and fish an inventory full of swordfish and tuna.

STEP 5: You can pay 30 gp to get back, or get the Explorers Ring 3 and teleport to the cabbage patch.

STEP 6: Go to Draynor bank and empty your inventory of fish into your bank.

STEP 7: Repeat steps 1-5 until you have a large amount of fish.

STEP 8: Go to the Grand Exchange in Varrock and sell your swordfish for 420 gp each and your tuna for 90 a piece.

Rank: This is the second best method, as it is close enough to a bank and swordfish are very expensive. The reason I put it at number two is that you get lots of tuna. If you have a very high fishing level and get mostly swordfish, this would be ranked number one.

 

Fishing Lobsters

First of all, you need to know that to fish lobsters you need 40 fishing and a lobster pot. You can get a lobster pot in Port Sarim.

STEP 1: First of all, if you are nowhere near Draynor, use a Lumbridge home teleport then walk to Draynor.

STEP 1.5: Once you’re in Draynor, withdraw a few thousand gp and a lobster pot. You could also buy a lobster pot in Port Sarim

STEP 2: Go to Port Sarim and pay 30 gp to go to Karamja. If you have the Explorer’s Ring 3 you can teleport to the cabbage patch if you are in Draynor bank. You’ll be closer to the Port Sarim that way.

STEP 3: Once you get to Karamja, go to the dock and fish a full inventory of lobsters.

STEP 4: You can pay 30 gp to get back, or get the Explorers Ring 3 and teleport to the cabbage patch.

STEP 5: Go to bank and empty your inventory of lobsters into your bank.

STEP 6: Repeat steps 1-5 until you have a large amount of lobsters.

STEP 7: Go to the Grand Exchange in Varrock and sell your lobsters for 280 each.

Rating

I think this is the best of all the methods I have posted because it gives a lot more money than trout or salmon, and although swordfish are worth more, until you have a very high fishing level, you get lots of tuna and tuna isn’t even worth 100 gp. So, if you have the level, go with this method.

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  1. Ken
    Posted July 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    i have a question? why wouldnt you just drop the tuna and just bank swordies?

  2. Posted July 30, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    nice guide. check out my combat guide ;)

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  3. Posted July 30, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    haha, thats my runescape name

  4. Posted July 30, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Yeah, it’s really good. I saw it already, but you changed your name so it confused me at first. Oh, I deleted my first comment cause I needed to add stuff. How did you comment so fast. :D Also, Ken, you could do that, but it takes a lot longer and You would have to drop tons of tuna and I think just keeping them is better because it’s faster, but I’m not totally sure. If you want you could try it. Figuring out the exact numbers would take awhile. Also, if you don’t get that much tuna and you have a high fishing level, it probably is better to just drop tuna.

  5. paul roche
    Posted January 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    were can i get explorer ring

  6. Posted January 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    You get the explorer’s ring by doing all the tasks for the free to play achievement diary.

  7. Posted February 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Nice article.

  8. Dufore1
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    nice guide tough i just read it to find out where to fish lobsters :)
    BTW this is my runescape name

  9. Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Nice article but i was thinking about just dropping the Tuna :/.

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  10. Posted September 3, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    very nicely written article. though i love fish, i enjoyed the manner in which you have written in so much detail.

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