Strategies for Ironman Mode
Fishing is a skill important for ironmen primarily as a source of food and as a way to train cooking. It is straightforward to train, so also see Pay-to-play Fishing training for further detail on training.
- 1 Equipment
- 2 Training methods
- 2.1 Fishing for experience
- 2.2 Fishing for food
- 3 Repeatable events
- 4 Milestone rewards
Equipment[edit | edit source]
This is a condensed version of Pay-to-play Fishing training#Useful equipment.
|Fishing outfit||Each piece of the Fishing outfit increases Fishing experience by 1%. Wearing a full set will give an extra 1% bonus experience, for 5% bonus experience in total.||Fish Flingers. Friends chats or external applications can help get the maximum score.||Experience|
|Shark outfit||Once a full set is obtained, it provides various bonuses beneficial to fishing. A full set also inherits the bonus from any pieces of the fishing outfit owned.||Shark fragments will be obtained every 5 minutes of fishing starting at 70 . With 20 and 80 a piece can be made for every 3,600 fragments. A total of 15 pieces or 54,000 fragments is required to complete the fury shark outfit which gives the biggest bonuses.||Success chance, bonus resources, other|
|Crystal fishing rod||Gives a 5% increase in fishing success chance and can be augmented.||Sing a crystal tool seed with 80 or 510,000. The recipe must be unlocked either way with 93 , 90 , 90 & 90 from the Prifddinas Waterfall Fishing Shop.||Success chance|
|Tavia's fishing rod||Gives a 10% increase in fishing success chance, can be augmented and has a chance to give several fishing boosts for 10 minutes.||Obtain a red uncharted island map, which is obtained with a very small chance instead of a green uncharted island map whenever one is obtained.||Success chance|
|Invention perks||Requires a fishing rod-o-matic, an augmented crystal fishing rod or an augmented Tavia's fishing rod. When fishing for experience, Honed and Furnace give the best experience. When fishing for fish, replace furnace with Fortune. Additionally, Wise can be put on an offhand for up to 4% additional experience for a limited time per day.||22 for augmented tools, 95 (unboostable) and 85 for ancient tool gizmo shells for the fortune perk and higher ranks of honed and furnace.||
|Aquarium room||After building this golden fish eggs will be received while fishing, which can be used to unlock Prawn Perks, which allow fishing without bait, as well as unlocking several free items and local experience boosts.||63||Experience, other|
|Call of the sea aura||Provides a fishing success chance improvement of up to 15%, depending on tier, for an hour.||Loyalty points.||Success chance|
|Perfect juju fishing potion||Gives a 5% improved success chance while fishing for 1 hour per dose (4 hours per dose of perfect plus potion).||92 to add harmony dust to a juju fishing potion (3) or 99 to add harmony moss, a crystal tree blossom and an overload (4) to a crystal flask to make the perfect plus potion.||Success chance|
|Fishing summoning familiars||The granite crab, ibis and granite lobster provide a 1, 3 and 4 invisible fishing level boost respectively. The granite lobster also provides raw sharks and raw swordfish.||16, 56 & 74 .||Success chance, bonus resources for granite lobster.|
|Waterfiend familiar||The waterfiend has a 5% chance of doubling a caught item. Usually more efficient than a granite lobster, but also more difficult to obtain.||50 and Dagon Bye (68 ).||Bonus resources|
|Ring of whispers||Provides an invisible +3 boost to various gathering skills including fishing.||Complete Sliske's Endgame||Success chance|
|Skillchompas||Provide an up to 5% fishing success chance increase as well as additional experience from the inventory. Used up every attempt.||Caught with but primarily farmed with 54 at the player-owned farm.||Success chance, Experience|
|Urns||Provide 20% extra fishing experience, or 25% with an urn enhancer, for fish up to a certain level. Decorated fishing urns do this for all fish.||2, 15, 41, 53, 76 respectively.||Experience|
|Fishing cape||Provides a chance to get an additional catch that does not provide experience.||99 .||Bonus resources|
|Superior whopper-baiting scrimshaw||Provides additional experience while fishing. Requires 80 to use.||Made with 85 with 4 ancient bones from the player-owned port.||Experience|
|Bait and Switch||Players with level 99 Archaeology can activate the Bait and Switch relic power at the mysterious monolith to catch cooked fish while giving 50% of the experience and no burn chance. This is not efficient for cooking training, but efficient for catching fish to eat. Note that cooked fish cannot be used for Big Game Hunter or to feed player-owned farm animals such as dragons.||99 required. Costs 2,000 chronotes and 100 relic power to swap in.||Other|
|Inspire Effort||Players with level 117 Archaeology can activate the Inspire Effort relic power at the mysterious monolith for a 2% experience increase to experience in fishing.||117 required. Costs 5,000 chronotes and 250 relic power to swap in.||Experience|
Training methods[edit | edit source]
See also pay-to-play Fishing training#Methods.
Fishing for experience[edit | edit source]
1-20: Crayfish[edit | edit source]
20-70: Fly fishing[edit | edit source]
Raw trout and raw salmon can be caught in Lumbridge or Shilo village. While these provide optimal experience up to barbarian fishing, the food provided from fly fishing does not heal much. As such, starting at level 58, some players opt to change methods to something providing better healing.
70-93: Crystallise fly fishing[edit | edit source]
70-72: Barbarian fishing[edit | edit source]
72-93: Menafish[edit | edit source]
In the Menaphos Port district and VIP skilling area three types of fish can be caught: raw desert sole, raw catfish and raw beltfish. These heal a significant amount of health, and provide decent experience. It's advised to put Menaphos reputation onto the port district, as it can give bonuses to fishing there. Fishing in Menaphos provides optimal experience without crystallise between level 72 and 93.
93-94/99: Prifddinas Waterfall Fishing[edit | edit source]
Prifddinas Waterfall Fishing provides high experience without much activity. It is recommended to stay here at least until getting the crystal fishing rod as it provides a 5% increased catch chance. This method is also the best experience to 99 without being as active as with the next method.
94-99: Fishing Frenzy[edit | edit source]
Fishing Frenzy provides an active but fast fishing training method.
Fishing for food[edit | edit source]
1-58: Crayfish and fly fishing[edit | edit source]
These methods should still be used to reach 58 quickly.
58-68/91/97: Menafish[edit | edit source]
68-91/97/99: Swarm fishing[edit | edit source]
Swarm fishing provides a large variety of high level fish and is very laid-back compared to other methods. The primary drawback is that the fish caught can be too high level to cook. As such, if not supplementing cooking training with methods not reliant on fishing (such as events or clan citadel), it's recommended to wait with fishing here until 80 to cook the sharks received here and in other places (this is not necessary with the Bait and Switch relic, which requires 99 ). Note that the rate of raw sailfish and raw blue blubber jellyfish at this spot is moderately slower than when catching them individually at their own spots, but swarm fishing is less active.
91-99: Blue blubbers[edit | edit source]
Raw blue blubber jellyfish is an important food source for high level PvM since eating them does not drain adrenaline. Fishing them specifically is more active than swarm fishing but provides the jellyfish at a faster rate.
93: Prifddinas Waterfall Fishing[edit | edit source]
It is still recommended to do this for the crystal fishing rod. This rod can be used at swarm fishing.
97-99: Sailfish[edit | edit source]
Repeatable events[edit | edit source]
Fishing experience[edit | edit source]
- The Giant Oyster gives very high and experience monthly. Using an admiral pie or fish pie will increase the experience gained from this.
- Fishing contracts from The Whaler give high fishing experience and chimes, but take a while to complete. Players can complete 3-7 daily.
Fish for food[edit | edit source]
- Divine fishing bubbles in the Gorajo resource dungeon (95 and Plague's End required) provide easy access to raw sharks, cavefish or rocktails daily. The Desert pantheon aura can increase the daily cap.
Milestone rewards[edit | edit source]
Every level will also improve catch rate.
|68||Access to the Travelling Merchant's Shop.|
|70||Deadliest Catch quest requirement.|
|85||Occasional raw sailfish will be received from swarm around this level, which are required to start some Big Game Hunter hunts. More consistent raw sailfish start around level 90.|
|99||Fishing cape for additional fish per hour.|