Fishing isn’t exactly the fastest 99 but it is a ability that is attainable predominantly through AFK gameplay, based on the strategy you select. In this OSRS Fisherman’s Guide we will be summing up the fastest method to fish 99 as well as slower methods for making money.
In this fishing education starting with the fastest method of getting to reach 99 and finish with the most profitable method to reach 99. The main portion of this guide is focused on P2P fishing techniques but we’ve also added techniques for fishing instruction using F2P to the bottom of the guide.
Fastest Exp Methods
Questing (1 24-23)
Completing the challenge Sea Slug will help you avoid the boring grind of fishing at low levels. Even though you need to be at level 30 to complete the Firemaking, it is still significantly faster to complete the quest to avoid starting at level 1 Fishing. The only option is to fish Shrimp and Anchovies using a small net. If you are fishing specifically for Shrimp and Anchovies, you should fish to the south to Lumbridge on the East coast of the Lumbridge swamp.
Fly Fishing (24 to 47/58)
Beginning at level 24, players unlock their ability to fly-fish for Trout, Salmon and Pike. Fly fishing requires only the rod to fly fish and feathers to complete. The most popular training location is on the Eastern banks of the river, near Barbarian Village, just north of Edgeville. To achieve the best Rates of Exp per Hour Instead of banking or cooking the catch, just remove them from your tank as it fills. Fly fishing can achieve an average of 25k Exp per hour.
Drift Net Fishing (47 – 58*/70)
People who wish to maximize their exp and efficiency ought to consider Drift Net Fishing as a quicker alternatives for Fly Fishing and even 5-Tick Barbarian Fishing at lower levels. Although initial requirements of 44 Hunter may put players off using this method, if you’re looking to stay clear of tick manipulation and gain high rate of exp in Both Fishing or Hunter, Drift Net is the right choice. It is located in the Fossil Island’s underwater area.
The gear recommended and required for this type of activity is as follows: Fishbowl Helmet (Req. ) Diving apparatus (Req. ) (Flippers) or weight-reducing armor, like Graceful, Merfolk or Trident of the Seas (Req. ) Nets for Noted Drift (Req. ), Stamina Potions, Nummulites (Req. ) and a Rune Pouch with teleports to the bank. Once inside the hunter area, players have the choice to passively or actively train their skills in the activity. For passive training, the Drift nets only have to be placed in the appropriate spot and slowly filled with fish as the time for playing passes. When a net is filled, the player will get a message in their chatbox to inform them when they will need replace the item. Active training will be far superior and incorporate Hunter Exp along with Fishing Exp, however will require more care. The players must prepare the nets the same way as before, then begin to chase Fish Shoals (by clicking on them) to bring them into the nets.
Without a trident, the areas could need to be repeatedly chased in order to be corralled into the nets. It is strongly recommended that players bring one. At levels 47 Fishing and 66 Hunter level, players will be able to expect about 44k Fishing and 80k Hunter Ex per hour, if they are training. Once reaching 65 Fishing and 76 Hunter players can attain upwards of 70k fishing and 100k Exp per hour using this method. Additionally, players can earn fish according to their level of fishing which will help you recover all the OSRS Gold you will lose in the process of purchasing and using the Drift Nets.
Barbarian Fishing (58*/70 – 99)
Barbarian Fishing requires a Heavy Rod, obtained from Otto Godblessed who is located in Otto’s Grotto South-West from the Barbarian Outpost. Players must speak to Otto to begin Barbarian Training then search under his bed to get the rod. This method also requires having Level 15 Agility and Strength for the first time. The initial Barbarian Fishing at level 58 is not recommended unless you are using tick manipulation to accelerate the rate of catch from 5-ticks to 3-ticks. Three-tick fishing requires the use of one of a variety of items and actions to alter the normal 5 tick catch. I would advise those interested in learning about the manipulation of ticks to take a look at a detailed video on the subject because it’s extremely click-intensive and difficult to master and master. For those those who aren’t interested in 3-tick fishing Barbarian Fishing will still provide faster rates for Exp beginning at level 70 for Fishing.
Similar to Fly Fishing, players will only require Feathers and the Heavy Rod in their arsenals for catching fish. The players should avoid banking and instead “Power Fish” through dropping the rods once their inventory is filled up or while traveling between fishing places. This is the only fishing technique that will provide players with the chance to increase their strength and agility when fishing. If players use tick manipulation, the rates of Exp per hour that can be reached are as follows that is 65k Fishing Experiment at level 85, 87k Fishing Exp at level 70, 95k Fishing Exp at level 80, and it will reach levels 102k for Fishing Exp. 90. With no tick manipulation, when playing AFK, players could expect to get a decent 60k Fishing Exp per hour at levels 70 and above.