Fishing is a popular skill in OSRS that allows players to catch a wide variety of fish, which can be cooked for food or used in other skills like Cooking and Herblore. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned player, this guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of free-to-play (F2P) fishing training methods in OSRS.
Starting Out: Basics of Fishing
Before diving into training methods, it’s essential to understand the basics of fishing in OSRS. To begin fishing, you’ll need a fishing tool such as a fishing net, a small fishing rod, or a fly fishing rod. You’ll also need some bait or feathers for certain methods. Fishing spots are scattered throughout the game world, and each spot offers different types of fish.
To get started, find a fishing spot, click on it, and your character will start fishing. Your level in the Fishing skill determines the types of fish you can catch and the fishing spots available to you.
1. Shrimp and Anchovies (Levels 1-15)
2. Trout and Salmon (Levels 15-58)
Once you hit level 15, you can switch to fly fishing. Head to either Lumbridge or Barbarian Village with a fly fishing rod and feathers. Catching trout and salmon is more efficient and offers better experience rates than the previous method.
3. Lobsters (Levels 40-99)
At level 40, you unlock lobster fishing. You can catch lobsters at Musa Point in Karamja. Lobsters provide decent experience rates and can be a profitable way to train Fishing in F2P.
4. Swordfish and Tuna (Levels 50-99)
Starting at level 50, you can catch swordfish and tuna. Fish these in the same spot as lobsters. Swordfish and tuna offer even better experience rates than lobsters but are less profitable.
5. Fishing Guild (Levels 68-99)
Once you reach level 68, you can enter the Fishing Guild, located west of Hemenster. Inside, you’ll find various fishing spots that offer better experience rates and a chance to catch a variety of fish, including sharks.