Swarm (fishing spot)

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The swarm fishing spot

The swarm is a type of fishing spot found at the south-western section of the Deep Sea Fishing hub. It has no requirement to use besides access to the hub itself, which requires level 68 Fishing.

The player's Fishing level determines the fish that are caught. Like the Ourania Runecrafting Altar [1], it is possible to catch fish you normally cannot catch, but with a relatively narrow range. For example, raw sailfish can be caught without 97 Fishing, but it is more common at higher levels; by 94 Fishing, sailfish amounts to about a third of the catch, while any fish lower than raw cavefish (85 Fishing) is very rare. Boosted or drained Fishing level doesn't seem to affect the quality of the fish.

Based on a sample of 11,045 fish, at 99 Fishing players may expect to catch raw sailfish 64.1% of the time, raw blue blubber jellyfish 22.2% of the time, raw rocktails 10.2% of the time, raw cavefish 3.0% of the time and raw manta rays 0.5% of the time.

Raw great white sharks may be caught here without purchasing the prawn perk from the Prawnbroker.

Fishing at the swarm yields around 130,000 experience per hour at level 99 Fishing. The nearby magical net is useful for quickly banking the fish caught.

Unlike other fishing spots, the swarm does not move, but instead, there is a 1/150 chance that the player will stop fishing, with the message: "A fish snags against the net."


Loot[edit | edit source]

Main[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Raw monkfish.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw monkfish with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw monkfish (m)P2P icon.png1Varies1,373138
Seaweed.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Seaweed with rarity Varies in quantity 1Seaweed (m)P2P icon.png1Varies561
Magnetic minnow.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Magnetic minnow with rarity Varies in quantity 1-3Magnetic minnow (m)P2P icon.png1–3VariesNot soldNot alchemisable
Raw green blubber jellyfish.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw green blubber jellyfish with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw green blubber jellyfish (m)P2P icon.png1Varies681180
Raw sea turtle.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw sea turtle with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw sea turtle (m)P2P icon.png1Varies1,284300
Raw great white shark.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw great white shark with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw great white shark (m)P2P icon.png1Varies1,933195
Raw manta ray.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw manta ray with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw manta ray (m)P2P icon.png1Varies2,562300
Raw cavefish.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw cavefish with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw cavefish (m)P2P icon.png1Varies2,218210
Raw rocktail.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw rocktail with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw rocktail (m)P2P icon.png1Varies4,600360
Raw blue blubber jellyfish.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw blue blubber jellyfish with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw blue blubber jellyfish (m)P2P icon.png1Varies6,889420
Raw sailfish.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw sailfish with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw sailfish (m)P2P icon.png1Varies5,734540
Oyster.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Oyster with rarity Varies in quantity 1OysterF2P icon.png1Varies7,565120
Raw herring.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw herring with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw herringF2P icon.png1Varies6219
Raw cod.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Raw cod with rarity Varies in quantity 1Raw cod (m)P2P icon.png1Varies96820

Deep Sea Fishing shared loot table[edit | edit source]

This fishing spot has access to the Deep Sea Fishing shared loot table, which is a tertiary drop.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Fishing notes.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Fishing notes with rarity Rare in quantity 1Fishing notes (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Message in a bottle (Deep Sea Fishing).png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Message in a bottle (Deep Sea Fishing) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Message in a bottle (Deep Sea Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Barrel of bait.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Barrel of bait with rarity Rare in quantity 1Barrel of bait (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Broken fishing rod.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Broken fishing rod with rarity Rare in quantity 1Broken fishing rod (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Tangled fishbowl.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Tangled fishbowl with rarity Rare in quantity 1Tangled fishbowl (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Gregg 'groggy' herring's ring.png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Gregg 'groggy' herring's ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Gregg 'groggy' herring's ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Uncharted island map (Deep Sea Fishing).png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Uncharted island map (Deep Sea Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncharted island map (Deep Sea Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Uncharted island map (red).png: RS3 Swarm (fishing spot) drops Uncharted island map (red) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncharted island map (red) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 26 March 2018 (Update):
    • The swarm of fish will now grant invention experience on the augmented crystal fishing rod, rather than just the one on the rod-o-matic.

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