Big swordfish

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For the item received from the taxidermist, see Big swordfish (stuffed).
Big swordfish detail.png

A big swordfish is an abnormally large raw swordfish caught while fishing at any cage/harpoon fishing spot. Since players can only get it while fishing for swordfish, it requires 50 Fishing to obtain. It is a rare catch and luck will not increase chances of obtaining one. On a sample of 47152 swordfish caught, only 10 were big swordfish, making the chances of obtaining one about 0.02%, similar to the chances of catching a Big shark.

To stuff the big swordfish, players must take it to the Taxidermist in Canifis. She will charge the player 2,500 coins and turn it into a stuffed swordfish. Once it is stuffed, players can mount it in their Skill Hall at 56 Construction, using a stuffed swordfish and 2 teak planks, producing a mounted swordfish.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Catching[edit | edit source]

Big swordfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Big swordfishBig swordfish
Fishing level Fishing 50
Fishing spot Cage/Harpoon
Tool Harpoon.png: RS3 Inventory image of HarpoonHarpoon
Fishing XP Fishing 100 XP
Equipment XP Invention 11.8 XP

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Locations[edit | edit source]

Cage, HarpoonFishing Guild868 Fishing-icon.png FishingP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonCatherby2NoneP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonMusa Point3NoneF2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonRellekka4NoneP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonMiscellania4The Fremennik TrialsP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonSoutheast of the Demonic Ruins (level 38 Wilderness)3NoneF2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonJatizso5The Fremennik IslesP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonFeldip Hills2NoneP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonAnachronia - Spirit grove3NoneP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonSoutheast Anachronia2NoneP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonMass grave - The Everlight1NoneP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonOikoi (households) - The Everlight2NoneP2P icon.pngShow on map
Cage, HarpoonDominion Games stadium - The Everlight1NoneP2P icon.pngShow on map
Piscatoris Fishing ColonyPiscatoris Fishing Colony4Swan SongP2P icon.pngShow on map

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 12 March 2013 (Update):
    • You can once again cook the big bass, swordfish and shark if you don't want to have them stuffed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A big swordfish next to a normal swordfish
  • When using the big swordfish on the Taxidermist, she replies, "Don't point that thing at me!" before charging you the required fee. 
  • Previously, if a player attempted to cook a big swordfish they would get the message "You don't have any more swordfish to cook." Now when attempting to cook big swordfish, players will receive the normal XP as if they had cooked a raw swordfish, and they will receive a cooked swordfish as if they had cooked a raw swordfish, as long as they don't burn it. 
  • When dropped next to a normal swordfish, players can see that a big swordfish is actually smaller than a normal swordfish. Its colouration also more resembles a real-life swordfish.
  • If a player catches a big swordfish while helping Frodi, the player will say "Sorry Frodi, but I'm keeping this one" after which Frodi will compliment the player on catching such a magnificent swordfish.