There are 5 main types of fishing spots in RuneScape: Net/Bait, Lure/Bait, Cage/Harpoon, and Net/Harpoon (members-only) and Harpoon/Net (after Swan Song, members-only). Net/Bait spots require a small fishing net to net fish whilst Net/Harpoon spots require a big fishing net to net fish. Harpoon/Net requires a small fishing net. Each spot can catch the following fish:
|Style||Catches||F2P Spots||P2P Spots|
|Harpoon/Net (small)||Tuna (Karamja)
There are also Barbarian fishing spots at Otto's Grotto and south of Mount Quidamortem where Leaping fish can be caught. Additional types of spots can be found at the Piscatoris Fishing Colony, where different kinds of fish can be caught. There are also 'ominous fishing spot's at Mudskipper Point, but these cannot be fished from. If you click any fishing spot multiple times a message will pop up exclaiming "You are already trying to catch fish here-you only need to click once!" This is likely an awareness message sent towards new players of Runescape.
For a complete list of Free to play and Members fishing spots, see Free-to-play fishing spots and Pay-to-play fishing spots respectively.
- The fishing spots are treated as NPCs by the game engine, as evident by their text colour.
- When a fishing spot changes location, if clicked on as it changes, the player will run to the new location to start fishing. This is most likely because the fishing spot teleports itself rather than disappearing.
- Several inaccessible fishing spots can be seen near the Chaos druids in Edgeville Dungeon. They are not treated as NPCs unlike other fishing spots.