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Written by aonbyte/michael exp. [email protected]
The Ultimate Fishing Guide
Welcome to my 1-99 Fishing Guide! With this guide you will learn the fastest way possible to reach level 99 in Fishing. Using these methods described in this guide I reached level 99 Fishing in four weeks(11-12hrs each day ftw). You will also learn a few other methods to achieve level 99 in the fastest way possible while still making a nice profit! Enjoy and good luck!
Items you will need to begin with
-Patience (Fishing isn't one of the fastest skills in the game)
-1 Crayfish Cage
-1 Fishing Rod
-250 Fishing Bait
-1 Fly Fishing Rod
-10k Feathers to start off (If you have more money then buy more feathers. I suggest not to buy more than 10k Feathers at a time incase you change your mind)
Hurry along to the Grand Exchange and purchase these items. Once that is sorted out bank ALL of your items except for the Crayfish Cage, your 250 units of fishing bait and your 1 Fishing Rod. Once you have those 3 Items in your inventory, Head down to Lumbridge.
Since the update of the new Tutorial, Crayfish have been introduced. These fish are in fact faster than Shrimp. So head down to the Crayfish fishing location here:
1-Click the spot
2-Wait for your inventory to get full (Don't worry about the fishing rod and bait taking up extra space)
3-When your inventory is full
a. Run to the general store
b. Sell your fish
c. Start running back to the spot
d. Drop the gold from the fish along the way back to the spot
4. Repeat the steps above as needed. You may leave this spot at level 5, but I strongly recommend staying here until level 10.
Note: Level 1-10 should take no more than a few minutes.
That wasn't so hard now was it? Now that you reached level 10 Fishing (or 5) you can start Ocean Bait Fishing. Start running to Draynor to the Bait fishing spot. Drop your Crayfish Cage along the way. The location is here:
1. Right click the fishing spot
2. Select "Bait-Fishing Spot"
3. Wait until your inventory is full
4. When your inventory is full
a. Run to Draynor Bank
b. Deposit your fish
c. Run back to the fishing spot
5. Repeat steps 1-5
You can fish here until level 20 or until all your bait is finished. I suggest staying here until no more than level 22. Leaving to the next location at level 20 is fine.
F2P Levels 20-99
Unfortunately I'm only am going to give one method for free players level 20 or higher in Fishing. The reason for this is because making money by fishing for F2P players is a huge waste of time. If your F2P and need money, go cut yews. However, free players that wish to gain fast fishing xp can try this method.
If you haven't already, bank your items from Draynor and withdraw 1 Fly Fishing Rod and around 10k feathers. (Don't withdraw more than 10k incase you die). Head to the Barbarian Village Fly Fishing Spot here:
1. Hop to World 1
2. Fish a load of Fish
3. When you are full
a. You may walk north
b. Bank at Edgeville
c. Walk South
d. Repeat steps 2-3
4. Or you can do the faster way and
a. Start dropping your fish
b. While Dropping type in free raws over and over
c. Continue dropping
d. If someone trades you give them as many fish as you can
e. keep dropping if necessary
f. Repeat steps 2 & 4
If you don't care about banking and don't like dropping try this.
1. Fish at the lumbridge Fly Fishing spot
2. When you are full run to the general store following the route shown.
3. Sell your fish as quickly as you can
4. Run back to the fishing spot
5. Drop your gold on your way back if you wish
6. Repeat steps 1-6
Members: Levels 20-68/70/99
Requirements: Must have completed Shilo Village Quest
Head to shilo via Cart or Walking. The Fishing Spots can be in these locations:
Note: These spots change VERY frequently. Stick to the spots south closest to bank and by the bridge if you can.
1. Withdraw your Fly Fishing Rod and feathers
2. Go Fish (I figure you should know this by now)
3. Go Bank(look above)
4. Repeat 2-4
1. You will average 30-38k xp/hr here depending mainly on your fishing level.
2. If you run short on feathers buy some at the fishing shop. If you dont have money note your fish and sell to the fishing shop in Shilo. Buy back feathers.
3. World 22 is the Shilo Fishing Player made guild CC- "w22 fish"
Should I stay?
Skillers are the only players that should stay here until level 99 to ensure fastest xp. If you are lazy with paying concentration stay here at Shilo Village until level 99. You do not want to try Barbarian Heavy Rod Fishing if you can't concentrate. If you are here for making money fish here until 68 or so. Then go fish monks at Piscatoris Fishing Colony. (I will not go too in-depth with this but if you are here for efficient money fish monks as soon as you can for decent xp/money). If you think you can handle it and want the great fishing xp (40-55k xp/hr) along with pretty nice xp bonuses (1.1m str and agility xp from lvl 70-99 fishing and 1.5m cooking xp from lvl 70-99 fishing) then read on for the Barbarian Heavy Rod guide.
Levels 70-99 BARB FISHING FTW!
This is overall my favorite form of fishing. You will receive excellent fishing xp (40k/hr at lvl 70, 55k/hr at lvl 99) and decent strength, agility and cooking xp! You never need to bank. You can get lvl 70-99 with just 25 feathers!
BEFORE YOU START:
You must have these stats or bax falls will be a waste of time
Don't ask why you need these stats. You need them and thats that.
First, rub your games necklace to Barbarian outpost and go here(bring 1 knife and 25 feathers to begin):
If you don't already have a Barbarian Rod talk to Otto and ask about fishing. He will then tell you to look under his bed. Get the rod and go fish.
Your inventory should look like this at first:
After you fish a load it should look like this:
Organize your fish in a similar way. This will help speed up the cutting process. (Note: the only thing you have to worry about organizing is the last 2 rows. and the fish on top of the knife)
Now you will have to be self-sufficient and make your own bait. Cut the fish up! =) To do so click the knife then click the fish under it. Repeat this as fast as you can. Do the same for the fish on the top. Now move the knife to the left 1 slot and cut the fish under there. Drop your offcuts (you may fish with offcuts if you are low on bait. Otherwise, drop the offcuts.)
Your inventory may look like this:
Due to changes in game mechanics this cutting method no longer works. You may now use a cut all feature to cut the fish easier. However, you may be sacrificing some xp/hr.
Continue to fish in this matter.
-Listen to music
-Watch a movie on the side
-Fish at World 22 for Shilo or Baxtarian Falls
-Don't give up!
Thanks for reading. I know it got sloppy at the end. =p If you need any pics or anything to be added just ask. =) Thanks again and good luck!