Net trapping

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A player setting up a net trap to catch a red salamander.

Net trapping is a Hunter technique used to trap salamanders, penguins and baby squirrels. With level 29 Hunter, a rope and small fishing net in the inventory (the tool belt doesn't count), clicking on a young tree will set the trap. When the lizard or salamander passes, it may be caught.

If the prey is successfully caught, the net will close in around the animal and you will have the option to "Check" the net trap. If not successful, the tree will snap back to its original position, and your small fishing net and rope will appear on the ground, which you must pick up or it will eventually disappear.

Bait may increase the catch rate for salamanders and is made by using the herb with 15 swamp tar and a pestle and mortar, though they can be decently caught without any bait. If you do not use bait for trapping baby squirrels, they will only trip the trap and you will not catch one. Squirrels may be kept as pets with level 60 Summoning.

Hunter Creature Location Bait (optional) XP
29 Green salamander.png Green salamander Canifis Hunter area Guam tar 76
29 Baby squirrel (light grey).png Squirrel Near Gunnarsgrunn, just south of the Mind Altar Nuts (required) 29
47 Orange salamander.png Orange salamander Uzer Hunter area Marrentill tar 204
50 Penguin (item).png Penguin Penguin Hunter area Cod 250
59 Red salamander.png Red salamander Ourania Hunter area Tarromin tar 224
67 Black salamander.png Black salamander Boneyard Hunter area Harralander tar 517
86 Yellow salamander.png Yellow salamander Anachronia None 450

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 July 2019 (Update):
    • Increased Salamander tree click box.
    • Salamanders now have a release all option.
    • More Black Salamanders and net trap hotspots have been added to the wilderness.
    • A new, high level Yellow salamander has been added into the game. You can find them on the island.
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • The rope texture on net hunter traps has been updated.