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This article is about the raw version. For the cooked version, see Herring.

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Raw herring is a fish that can be caught by a player at level 10 Fishing, granting 40 Fishing experience. Players must use a normal fishing rod at any net/bait fishing spot in RuneScape with fishing bait. Raw herring can be cooked into herring at level 5 Cooking. Doing so is a Lumbridge beginner task.

Assuming no burning, each raw herring cooked would yield a profit/loss of −639 coins.


Raw herring
Fishing level 10
Fishing spot Net/Bait
Tool Fishing rod
Fishing XP 30 XP
Tool XP 3.54 XP

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Fishing locations

There are 12 fishing locations for Herring:

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Dagannoth (Lighthouse)77; 784Common
River trollN/AunknownUnknown
Magical chestN/A3–10Varies


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  • A Monty Python reference is revealed if players use a herring (cooked or raw) with any tree in RuneScape except the one outside the Draynor Village bank, in which the security guard is hiding. The text will say "This is not the mightiest tree in the forest", in reference to one of the lines in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If used with the Grand Tree, the text replies "It can't be done!" in reference to another line in the movie.