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This article is about the tool used in the Fishing skill. For other uses, see Harpoon (disambiguation).

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Player fishing harpoon

Players use a harpoon

A harpoon is a tool used in the Fishing skill to fish in fishing spots with the "Harpoon Fishing spot" option. Harpoons can be used at Cage/Harpoon fishing spots and Net/Harpoon fishing spots.

Harpoons can be obtained from all fishing shops, excluding Hank's Fishing Shop in Lumbridge, Fernahei's Fishing Hut in Shilo Village, and the Fishing Guild Shop in the Fishing Guild, for 45 coins. Harpoons can also be obtained from a spawn inside the Fishing Guild by the exit door, or as a drop from dagannoths. A harpoon can be stored on the tool belt. In order to fish with a harpoon after having completed the respective barbarian training, a harpoon must be placed in your inventory, even if one has already been stored in the tool belt.

Players cannot wield a harpoon, and therefore it takes up one inventory slot unless it is on the tool belt. The harpoon is not a one time use object, therefore players can use a harpoon to catch as many fish as they like. Before the introduction of the tool belt, many people preferred to use the barb-tail harpoon over the regular harpoon because it can be wielded, allowing for one more inventory space and therefore slightly more efficient fishing. However, the harpoon can be placed in tool belt giving same amount of fish carried in inventory as Barb-tail harpoon offers.

The harpoon is also the tertiary ingredient in infusing Ibis pouches.

Players may receive harpoons from opening a box of summoning ingredients, a possible reward from the Familiarisation Distraction and Diversion.

The closest bank to a fishing store that sells 1000 harpoons is in Catherby.

Harpoon spots[]

At Cage/Harpoon fishing spots, players with level 35 or higher Fishing can catch tuna for 80 experience each while harpooning. When players reach level 50 Fishing, they can also catch swordfish for 100 experience each when harpooning at Cage/Harpoon fishing spots. Members who have reached level 76 Fishing can harpoon sharks for 110 experience each at Net/Harpoon fishing spots.

When a player is able to catch two types of fish with a harpoon (for example able to catch both tuna and swordfish), players will typically catch more of the fish which requires a lower fishing level (in this case tuna) than the fish that requires a higher fishing level to catch (the swordfish).

Tuna and Swordfish[]



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Drop sources[]

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Dagannoth (Lighthouse)77; 781Common
Falador resource bundleN/A1Unknown
Spirit implingN/A9–14Unknown

Store locations[]

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  • A real harpoon is attached to a rope, but in RuneScape, your character simply stabs with it. This is technically spear-fishing.