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Monkfish detail.png

Monkfish are members-only food that heal 1,600 life points when consumed by players with level 64 Constitution or higher.

During the Swan Song quest, players must fish fresh monkfish, a non-tradeable quest item that heals 200 Life Points when cooked and then eaten.

Members with at least level 62 Fishing can catch raw monkfish, gaining 120 Fishing experience points per fish. Monkfish can only be caught in the Piscatoris Fishing Colony with a small fishing net; accessing the colony requires players to have completed Swan Song.

Members can cook the raw monkfish if they have at least level 62 Cooking, and gain 150 experience if they are successful in doing so. Note that it is not necessary to do the quest for purchasing or trading, or for cooking monkfish. At level 65 Divination members can weave 45 vibrant energy with one monkfish to create a portent of restoration VII or an attuned portent of restoration VII at 67 Divination, which heal 1,200 or 1,600 life points respectively.

Beltfish heal for slightly more than monkfish and are significantly cheaper.

Burn rates[edit | edit source]

Burnt monkfish detail.png

Failure to cook the raw monkfish will produce burnt monkfish instead.

Burning monkfish on a range becomes impossible at level 90 Cooking. You could use the range on Neitiznot, which is closer to a bank and does not require any climbing. Catherby is also an ideal place, since the range is located right next to the bank.

Cooking gauntlets aid both in the cooking success rate of monkfish and the level at which you stop burning them. If using Cooking gauntlets and cooking on a range, it is exceedingly rare to burn a monkfish after level 86 cooking, and impossible to burn them on a fire while wearing Cooking gauntlets beginning at level 90.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Monkfish.png Monkfish
Cooking LevelCooking XPMake-X hourglass icon.pngMake-X GE icon.png
62150 (165)4 (2.4s) 267
Servings1Life points LP1600
Burnt lobster.png Burn level90Cooking gauntlets Gauntlets87
Fire Burn level (fire)92FireCooking gauntlets Gauntlets (f)90
P2P icon.png Members only
Requires a range Range or a fire Bonfire
Raw monkfish.pngRaw monkfish11,9011,901

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Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Achievement[edit | edit source]

  • Fishy Dishes (RuneScore.png 30) – Sample all of the listed fish dishes.

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Detailed[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 9 December 2019 (Update):
    • Monkfish now counts towards the cooking task on the Yak Track.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lophius piscatorius is the scientific name for monkfish. This is related to the Latin stem pisces, meaning fish, and the Piscatoris Fishing Colony (which is where monkfish are caught) probably got its name for these reasons. The other reason, as shown on the Piscatoris Fishing Colony page is that in Latin it means fisherman, so it could mean Fishing Colony of Fishermen.