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For the item stuffed by the taxidermist, see Big shark (stuffed).

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A big shark is an abnormally large raw shark caught while harpoon fishing at any harpoon/big net fishing spot. Since players can only get it while fishing for sharks, it requires 76 Fishing to catch. It is a rare catch and luck will not increase chances of obtaining one. Similar to the Big swordfish, the Big shark also has a chance of catching of approximately 0.02%, based on a sample of 219901 sharks caught where only 50 were big sharks.

To stuff the big shark, players can take it to the Taxidermist in Canifis. She will charge the player 5,000 coins and turn it into a stuffed shark. Once it's stuffed, players can mount it in their Skill Hall at 76 Construction, using a stuffed shark and 2 Mahogany planks, producing a Mounted shark.


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  • When players catch a Big shark, they receive a message saying "You catch an enormous shark!" instead of the normal "You catch a shark."
  • When attempting to cook a Big Shark you will receive the normal XP and receive a normal cooked shark, so long as it is not burnt.
  • When it is taken to the Taxidermist, she will say "That's quite a fearsome shark! You've done everyone a service by removing it from the sea!"