Fishing in OSRS offers a diverse range of activities, and one of the more unique and profitable methods is minnow fishing. Minnows are used to catch sharks, one of the most sought-after fish in the game, and this guide will walk you through the process step by step. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, this guide will help you master the art of minnow fishing.
Before you dive into minnow fishing, you’ll need to prepare yourself. Here’s what you need to do:
- Requirements: To catch minnows, you must have at least level 82 Fishing and completion of the Fishing Contest quest. Additionally, you’ll need to unlock access to the Fishing Guild.
- Equipment: Bring along a small fishing net, a full angler’s outfit, and a fishing rod. The angler’s outfit is not mandatory, but it provides a 2.5% XP boost and is highly recommended.
- Location: Head to the Fishing Guild, located west of Hemenster. You can get there by using skills necklace teleport or by foot from Ardougne.
Accessing the Minnow Fishing Platform
Once you’ve arrived at the Fishing Guild, follow these steps to access the minnow fishing platform:
- Speak to Kylie Minnow: Kylie Minnow is located on the first floor of the Fishing Guild. Talk to her to obtain a minnow net. She will explain the basics of minnow fishing.
- Climb the Platform: Head up to the second floor of the guild using the staircase. You’ll find a large platform with a bank, a deposit box, and a fishing spot filled with minnows.
To start catching minnows, follow these steps:
- Use the Minnow Net: Equip the minnow net and click on the fishing spot. Your character will automatically begin catching minnows.
- Inventory Management: Your inventory will fill up quickly, so be prepared to bank often. Use the deposit box on the platform to store your minnows.
- Experience and Profit: Catching minnows yields both Fishing experience and minnows in your inventory. Minnows can be exchanged for sharks at a 40:1 ratio. This is a highly profitable method, making it a popular choice among high-level fishermen.