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

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Raw salmon are fish that can be caught with level 30 Fishing, granting 70 Fishing experience per catch by Fly-fishing.

It can be cooked into salmon with level 25 Cooking. Players will stop burning salmon unaided at a Cooking level of 58 or 55 when using the Lumbridge Castle range. Successfully cooking a salmon yields 90 Cooking experience on a range, or 99 cooking experience on a fire.

Raw salmon are caught through fly fishing by using a fly fishing rod and feathers. The fish are caught with the lure option at Lure/Bait fishing spots found in rivers. When fly fishing, the ratio of caught trout to caught salmon is approximately 3:2. Free players may fish salmon on the River Lum by the Lumbridge Castle or by Gunnarsgrunn. Members get several more options; one of the most popular is Shilo Village.

In the more populated fishing spots where salmon and trout can be lured, free salmon and trout can be obtained from the players that grind Fishing levels there, as many drop countless trout and salmon so that they can free up their inventories and thus continue shoring up their Fishing experience.

Note: The ability to catch salmon is removed if the player has their aquarium set to only allow them to catch rainbow trout. This can be changed in the Player Owned House settings.


Raw salmon
Fishing level 30
Fishing spot Lure/Bait
Tool Fly fishing rod
Fishing XP 70 XP
Tool XP 8.26 XP

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Fishing locations

There are 12 fishing locations for salmon:

  • Gunnarsgrunn: On the east side of the village is the River Lum. In the river are some spots where players can lure and bait fish.
  • Lumbridge: In the centre of Lumbridge is the River Lum. On the eastern side of the river are some spots where players can lure and bait fish. The fishing spots are located between the two bridges. The nearest bank is located at the Combat Academy. This is one of the best locations for all players to catch salmon. On the other side of the river is the shop so players can go and sell fish there, although banking is arguably a better idea and is slightly quicker.
  • Shilo Village: Requires Shilo Village quest. This is the most popular place to fly fish, because it is the closest to a bank and there is a fishing shop right in town. The downside is that the fishing spots, although close to a bank, are far apart from each other.
  • Between Seers' Village & Sinclair Mansion: This spot is fairly close to a bank.
  • Entrana: There is a safety deposit box located by the monks in Port Sarim, making this spot easily accessible to a bank. Great for fishing and cooking experience.
  • Tree Gnome Stronghold: Located in the south-western corner of the stronghold near Brimstail's cave and the Terrorbird pen, this area is close to a bank.
  • East Ardougne: Just north of town is a peaceful knoll in the shade of a willow tree with two fishing spots. There is a bank located just across the river. It is a short walk if you have an agility of 33 and can use the log shortcut.
  • Observatory: Not too far North of Castle Wars, this spot is far enough from a bank to be less than optimal.
  • Isafdar: Requires Regicide. The only bank that is remotely close requires passing through a number of traps that can easily heavily damage players. As such, fishing here is inadvisable.
  • River Dougne: This spot is not near a bank, but there is a wandering merchant, Rasolo, just north of the area who will buy players' fish. This experience is faster than that provided by Shilo Village, but players cannot bank their fish. However, the gold from the fish that is sold cancels out the cost of feathers. This is the recommended area to fly fish if players are solely interested in experience.
  • Water Ravine Dungeon: The cave found during the Spirits of the Elid quest contains fishing spots near the three spirits. Completion of most of the quest is required, as well as the Ancestral key and Robes of Elidinis. There is no nearby bank.
  • Fisher Realm: Requires Holy Grail. There is no bank nearby.

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Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Adventurer's chestN/A1–7Unknown
River trollN/AunknownUnknown
Magical chestN/A3–10Varies
Premier Club VaultN/A18Varies


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