Welcome to our OSRS fishing guide! This will be a tutorial on how to train the fishing skill as fast as possible using the best methods possible. For that reason, this is a pay-to-play tutorial; if you need more currency, stop by this website and check out their latest special offers and deals on OSRS Gold.
Fishing is arguably one of the most fun skills to max out, so let’s get started without further ado!
When you fish, you will notice that your items will be split into two sections: Consumables and equipment. Consumables are used up at one item per caught fish and are stackable. Adversely, equipment is not stackable but reusable. There are multiple types of fishing available to you:
- Net fishing
Although this may take many hours to achieve, a good idea would be to complete the fishing trawler minigame to get a set of the trawler’s outfit for 2.5% more experience per every fish caught, which will be extremely valuable for leveling up quickly. If you are willing to earn some money while fishing, you can get the Rada’s blessing from the Kourend & Kebos diary. The easy, medium, hard, and elite diaries all give a 2%, 4%, 6%, and 8% chance of catching double fish at once. But, you will not receive any experience from the extra fish you have caught. Additionally, the blessing must be equipped while fishing for this to work.
Knowing that all the early levels can be skipped by completing fishing quests to get more fishing experience is useful. You can complete the Sea slug, Fishing contest, and the free pirate Pete quest of the recipe of disaster, which will grant a total of 10,600 experience that shoots you up to level 27. Completing all these quests early in the game is an excellent option as they can be done at a low level and have very few requirements. You can progress through the game much faster using quests at this stage than actually catching fish, so taking this route is recommended. Once you complete the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio and The Fremennik Trials, they will grant an additional 7,812 experience, which will get you up to level 33, although they have some higher requirements.
By using tick-manipulation, fly fishing trout, and salmon offer the fastest experience up to level 58; if you prefer not to use tick-manipulation or if it is too challenging, then drift net fishing is better. The items required for fly fishing are a fly fishing rod and feathers. If you use tick manipulation, then be aware that you will also need additional materials like herb and tar or knife and teak. The best method for 3-tick fishing is to drop fish between catches – you can do this by starting the 3-tick cycle, dropping the fish between catches using shift drop, and clicking on the fishing spot. This may take a lot of practice and precise clicking, but after you master it, then it’s way more effective than dropping a full inventory.
Drift net fishing now becomes your best option when you reach this level range. This is an activity in the underwater of a fossil island, and you will need to complete the bon voyage quest to access it. For the best experience rates, you should use a merfolk trident, trident of the seas, or dragon harpoon to chase fish shoals into drift nets and use stamina potions to restore and maintain run energy. It is important to only chase each fish shoal once and focus on fish shoals nearer to the drift nets. For maximum experience per hour, replace the net at 6-7 fish shoals before chasing fish shoals near the other net.
To close off
Thank you for reading our OSRS fishing guide! We hope you enjoyed it and that it was helpful. Following these methods will allow you to progress as fast as possible by gaining the most experience, but the most important thing is to have fun during the process. OSRS is a very versatile game with many things to explore and perfect, this is only one of them, so there is much for you to do. Enjoy gaming!