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Start point Dwarves at the entrances to the tunnel that goes under White Wolf Mountain. Dwarves at the entrances to the tunnel that goes under White Wolf Mountain.
Official difficulty Novice
Description The mountain Dwarves' home would be an ideal way to get across White Wolf Mountain safely. However, the Dwarves aren't too fond of strangers. They will let you through if you can bring them a trophy. The trophy is the prize for the annual Hemenster fishing competition.
Length Short
Items required


Enemies to defeat None


Dwarves can't fish!

This quest can be started from either side of the White Wolf Mountain.

To start this quest, go to either of the quest start points adjacent to Link to White Wolf Mountain White Wolf Mountain, as shown in the picture. Attempt to walk down the stairs in the building and a nearby dwarf will block you from doing so, saying that the tunnel is only for the use of the Mountain Dwarves.

Ask the dwarf if you could become friends ("If you were my friend I wouldn't mind it" ..."And how am I meant to do that?"). The dwarf will say that he wants you to win the fishing contest in the western town of Link to Hemenster Hemenster, since the reward for the contest is a coveted gold trophy and dwarves aren't known to be good at angling.

They'll give you a Item image of %7B%7B%3Afishing+pass%7D%7D, File:fishing pass.png fishing pass for entry into the contest, before promising you access to the Link to White Wolf Mountain#White Wolf Tunnel tunnel shortcut underneath the mountain, should you manage to be successful.

Help from the champion

Items required: A spade

  • (This section is optional and can be skipped if you have a spade.) If you're an Link to Ironman Mode#Ultimate Ultimate Ironman, it's unlikely you have a spade. Go back to Link to White Wolf Mountain White Wolf Mountain and cross over to Link to Taverley Taverley. Make your way south to Link to Falador Falador. Take the spade from the building with the house Link to icon icon. Alternatively, buy one from the Link to Ardougne Ardougne farm shop just south, the Link to Catherby Catherby farm shop or pick one up behind Chat head image of Edmond, File:Edmond chathead.png Edmond's house in Link to West Ardougne West Ardougne. You could also have a spade stored in one of the Chat head image of tool leprechaun, File:tool leprechaun chathead.png tool leprechauns in Link to Kandarin Kandarin.
  • Stop at Link to Seers' Village Seers' Village and pick up a piece of Item image of %7B%7B%3Agarlic%7D%7D, File:garlic.png garlic in the house south-west of the Link to bank bank. It respawns on a table and it will be needed. Start heading west toward the north end of McGrubor's Woods. Also, get 5 coins or else Chat head image of Bonzo, File:Bonzo chathead.png Bonzo will not let you attempt to fish. You can squeeze through the railing through the northern side. The gate on the southern side is locked.
Note: Link to Fairy rings fairy ring code als will place you in McGrubor's Wood just north-east of the Item image of %7B%7B%3Ared+vine+worm%7D%7D, File:red vine worm.png red vine worms

The red vine is large.

Once inside, beware of level 44 Guard dog.png guard dogs, just west of the fairy ring, you will find a red vine - check the vine and collect 3 worms.

Winning the trophy

Items required: A fishing pass, garlic, 5 coins, and 3 red vine worms

Exit Link to McGrubor's Wood McGrubor's Wood through the loose railing and go south of McGrubor's Wood to Link to Hemenster Hemenster, located across from the Ranging Guild south of Seers' Village.

Once there show Morris your Item image of %7B%7B%3Afishing+pass%7D%7D, File:fishing pass.png fishing pass and he will let you in.

Put the Item image of %7B%7B%3Agarlic%7D%7D, File:garlic.png garlic into the pipes on the south wall of the north building by the Chat head image of Sinister Stranger, File:Sinister Stranger chathead.png Sinister Stranger. Pay Chat head image of Bonzo, File:Bonzo chathead.png Bonzo the contest fee to start the contest (5 coins). The Sinister Stranger will complain about a horrible smell and you will change places with him.

Fishing next to the pipes.

Fish at the spot by the pipes using the Item image of %7B%7B%3Ared+vine+worm%7D%7D, File:red vine worm.png red vine worms. You will catch a Item image of %7B%7B%3ARaw+giant+carp%7D%7D, File:Raw giant carp.png giant carp, a unique type of fish that you can't catch normally, and that will be the prize winning fish.

After winning the contest and obtaining your Item image of %7B%7B%3AFishing+trophy%7D%7D, File:Fishing trophy.png trophy, head back to the quest starting point and give the dwarf your trophy.

Congratulations! Quest complete!


Fishing Contest reward scroll.png

Required for completing

Completion of Fishing Contest is required for the following: