This article is about the cooked version. For the raw version, see Raw rocktail.
Rocktail detail

Rocktail is a type of fish that can be found in the Living Rock Caverns and the Deep Sea Fishing Hub. The Living Rock Caverns are located underneath the Dwarven Mine, which is located under Falador and extends to Ice Mountain. Players need 90 Fishing to catch rocktails and a Cooking level of 93 to cook them. Rocktail are an ingredient in rocktail soup.

They stop burning at level 94 only if wearing cooking gauntlets, or while wearing a cooking cape at level 99. They give 225 Cooking experience per fish which adds to 378,000 experience per hour, or, with decorated cooking urns, 474,000 experience per hour. A series of tests conducted with cooking gauntlets equipped yielded a burn rate of 27 rocktails out of 3,969, or 0.68%, at the minimum level required to cook them (93). Without cooking gauntlets, rocktails burn in high amounts even with a maxed cooking stat boosted to 103 using a Chef's delight.

Rocktail heal up to 2,300 life points, depending on your Constitution level; the optimum healing for rocktail starts at level 92. They can also boost a player's life points by 10% above the maximum.

Tools/utensils Fishing rod
Ingredients Raw rocktail
Cooking level 93
Burn level Never (94 with cooking gauntlets or 99 with cooking cape)
Cooking experience 225 (247.5 on bonfires)
Range-only No
Instructions Use a raw rocktail with a fire or a range.
Servings 1

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Memory of NomadN/A8Common
Nex: Angel of Death700023–55Common
Queen Black Dragon9004–10Common
Rune dragon1272Uncommon


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • Rocktails look similar to the real-life anglerfish, which have a luminescent organ in the middle of their heads to lure prey towards them.
  • Rocktails, along with cavefish and sailfish, are some of the few fish which provide more experience when fished than when cooked.
  • Following the release of Deep Sea Fishing, rocktails were no longer the best-healing item and the price crashed as a result.
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