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

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Herring require level 5 cooking and level 10 fishing, using fishing bait and a fishing rod at a bait fishing location. Herring are a grey fish that can be cooked over a fire into a cooked herring, which is pinkish. They can be eaten to recover 5 hitpoints.

Tools/Utensils None
Ingredients Raw herring
Fishing icon.png Level 10
Fishing Method Bait
Fishing Spot Baiting
Fishing icon.png Experience 30
Cooking icon.png Level 5
Level at which it stops burning 41
Cooking icon.png Experience 50
Range Only? No
Instructions Use raw herring with a fire or a range.
Servings 1


  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference is revealed when a player uses a herring (cooked or uncooked) with any tree. The text says: "This is not the mightiest tree in the forest" There is speculation, however, that the mightiest tree does, in fact, exist. Also, if used with the Grand Tree the text replies "It can't be done!" in reference to King Arthur's response.
  • Previously, the High Level Alchemy value of herring was 9. This was changed to 6 in an update on 20 September 2018.