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The Fishing Guild is located in the heart of the Kingdom of Kandarin, just north of Ardougne. You will need a Fishing Level of 68 or above to enter. Alternatively, you can drink a Fishing potion from level 65 which will temporarily increase your Fishing level so you are able to enter the guild.
From the entrance, you will see a very convenient range on the right-hand side and a respawn of a lobster pot, harpoon and a big net on the left-hand side.
Exiting to the north is a Fishing platform. Further north, east of the bank, is the second Fishing platform.
Complete the Deadliest Catch and Jones will freely give you small and big cast nets. These nets are wieldable, so they do not take up space in your inventory when you plan to do some fishing. It is also possible to hunt for the fabled Thalassus from here.
The Fishing Guild bank is located in the north-western corner, where you can deposit your raw or cooked fish. The bank staff here are very efficient!
A necklace of skills will teleport you directly to the guild.
The Fishing Guild shop, which is south of the bank, is run by Roachey. He will buy and sell your raw and cooked fish.
This is also a useful place to stock up on feathers for the lazy fletcher!
There are two sets of gloves available from Fist of Guthix that anyone interested in Fishing should look to purchase. Swordfish and shark gloves give you 100 extra Fishing experience every time you catch the same sort of fish as your gloves. These gloves will crumble to dust after catching 1,000 of the appropriate fish. *You need a Fishing level of 65 to wear swordfish gloves and 90 to wear shark gloves.
Murphy's boat moored at Port Khazard, has a few holes in it, but he's not worried, he's an experienced sailor after all! Murphy says he doesn't need help, but if you're offering he could use the extra pair of hands. There is lots to do on board the boat, so it's a good idea to take on a few friends to help out while participating in The Fishing Trawler.
The Fishing Guild has discovered the perfect paradise for keen fishers in the island of Isla Anglerine, to the north of the guild. They regularly hold what they're calling Fish Flingers competitions there. To take part, talk to one of the guild's fisher representatives, either inside or outside of the guild, on the beach at Catherby,at Barbarian village,western shore of Piscatoris or at Shilo Village. Performing well in these competitions will afford you the opportunity to buy ever more useful tackle boxes in which to tidily store your fishing gear.
The barbtail harpoon is a reward from deadfall hunting, gained once you have trapped and killed a barbtailed kebbit. The harpoon itself is a much more efficient version of the normal harpoon, as it can be equipped, freeing up one extra space in your inventory. However because of the toolbelt update you always carry a harpoon so equipping this item is completely useless.
The tropical wagtail, caught with a bird snare, has feathers that can also be used when fly-fishing. These feathers will even attract the elusive rainbow fish at fly-fishing spots.
To get to your Fishing areas quicker, you might want to consider purchasing a locator. These can be bought using reward credits in Mobilising Armies. Each officer of the officer tower can offer you a different level of locator.
By using the locator, you can choose to be teleported to a Mining, Woodcutting, Fishing or Herblore secondary ingredient area. Once you have made your choice, the locator will make some mysterious calculations and then teleport you randomly to a suitable spot. Try not to be wasteful: the locators have a limited number of charges and can only be refreshed by buying another or playing a game of Mobilising Armies.
Using the Summoning skill, you'll find that there are a few familiars that might be useful for training your Fishing. Of particular note are the Granite crab,Ibis and Granite lobster, which grant you an invisible boost to your Fishing level (+1,+3,+4 respectively) and will gather fish while you do.
By practising your herblore in the Herblore Habitat, you might be able to make yourself a juju fishing potion. This concoction, when drunk, gives you a one in three chance of catching a baron shark whenever shark fishing. Each dose lasts for 5 minutes.
While Fishing in RuneScape you may notice the occasional event happening to you. They can occur at any time or any place, so if you are not paying attention, beware!
There is a chance of receiving bonus tuna, swordfish and shark when you have a high enough Agility and Fishing level. The chance of getting a bonus fish increases as your Agility increases, but there is an upper limit at which your chances will not increase (shown in the table below). You will not receive additional experience for gaining bonus fish.
The following levels are the exact levels required to receive multiple fish; unlike Runecrafting sloping, you do not gain a 'chance' of receiving a bonus fish if you are close to achieving the Agility or Fishing requirement. The following levels apply to both fishing and barbarian fishing.
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- Find a suitable Fishing spot next to a bank to save energy.
- If you can spare the inventory space, use a Fishing potion (Members Only); this temporarily boosts your level by 3.
- You can use the Call of the Sea aura, available through the Members Loyalty Programme, to increase the chance of you catching fish.
- Some foods can temporarily boost your Fishing level. Try Fish Pie for a temporarily boost of 3 or Admiral Pie for a temporarily boost of 5!.
It is possible to train all of your skills while dungeoneering, and Fishing is no exception. In particular, there are shady pools about Daemonheim where you can catch crabs, eels and other strange fish from. You can also gain Fishing experience by completing fishing skill doors. If you are looking to train your fishing skill while dungeoneering, some players use the method of Complexity 2 fishing. This involves completing floors on complexity 2 as it maximizes the amount of fishing spots that you will find. This method is especially efficient after the April dungeoneering update as raw fish stack in your inventory and do not need to be dropped.
For information on which quests reward you with Fishing experience see the Fishing Rewards page.