The Fishing skill speaks for itself, it is the skill in which you catch fish. To catch specific fish, all you need is the right tool for it. You need nets for some fish, rods for others (Feathers or bait), etc. When you are fishing with a net, your player will bend down to his knees, lean towards the water, and fish with the net. When you are fishing with a rod, your player will bend down a little and hold the rod. When you are fishing with a cage, your player will bend down on both knees and attempt to catch fish. With a harpoon, your player will bend down on both knees and attempt to fish. When fishing with just your hand, the player will bend down on one knee and attempt to catch a fish. The fish you acquire can be used as a means to make money to help in your on-going adventures, or to benefit other skills, such as leveling your Cooking skill, cooking the fish into usable food. There are many places to fish in RuneScape. Some popular areas are Shilo Village, the Fishing Guild and Catherby.
 Basic Fish
Here is a list of the basic fish you are able to catch.
 Fishing Tools
|Picture||Bait Name||Where to Find|
|Feather(s)||Fishing Shops, Chicken Drop|
|Karambwanji||Fish with small net south of Tai Bwo Wannai Village|
|Stripy Feather||Hunt the Tropical Wagtail|
As of right now the Training section is Free to Play only.
1 - 20
Fishing Crayfish is the fastest experience for now. It is much faster than Shrimp. To fish Crayfish go South of the Lumbridge Church.
20 - 60/99
Now you can Fly Fish Trout and soon to be Salmon at level 30. This is the fastest experience in Free to Play and many powerfish Trout and Salmon all the way to 99. To do this you will need around 260,000 feathers. Good places to fly fish are near Barbarian Village and at the Lumbridge River. For members you can fish Salmon and Trout at Shilo Village for around 30K-40K experience an hour. You can also use a Familiar here, since there is an Obelisk near by to recharge Summoning points. This is the fastest method to earn experience when members.
60 - 99
If you ever get bored of fishing Trout and Salmon then try fishing Lobsters. This is one of the best ways to make money while fishing. Lobsters are around 300 gp each and are pretty slow even at 60. You could also try fishing Swordfish however it is not recommended. They may be slightly more profitable but slower and not in very high demand. If you fish Lobsters to 99, you will make atleast 40 million gp.
62 - 99
Another way to get 99 Fishing is by monkfish at the Piscatoris Fishing Colony. It was added with the release of the Swan Song Quest, and offers a new way to fish. Start by completing the Quest if you haven't; use a spirit tree to travel to the Gnome Stronghold, or run northwest from Ardougne and then complete the quest. A much faster way to get to the Piscatoris Fishing Colony is to use the Fairy Ring Code A-K-Q. After you're done that, grab a small fishing net and fish away. This is one of the faster ways to train, earning around 20K experience an hour, while also getting 100k or so coins an hour.
 Cape of Achievement
Once you achieve level 99 Fishing you can buy a Fishing Skill Cape from the Master Fisher at the Fishing Guild for 99,000 gp. Capes of Achievement are membership only items and cannot be bought in free to play worlds. If Fishing is your first level 99 skill the cape will be solid light blue. However, if Fishing is your second level 99 skill the cape will be light blue with a gold trim.
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