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Minnows are members-only fish that can be caught at Kylie Minnow's fishing platform at the Fishing Guild. They require a small fishing net with at least level 82 Fishing, without boosts, to be caught, granting 26.5 Fishing experience per catch of minnow. These catches consist of between 10-14 minnow.

The platform may only be accessed after showing Kylie the full angler's outfit and having completed the Fishing Contest quest.

A flying fish gobbles up the player's minnow.

Minnow fishing spots move around at a fixed rate of 15 seconds, more rapidly than other forms of net fishing. Players can use a synced interval timer for an auditory signal notifying the player of the spot moving. In addition, occasionally a flying fish will appear which will eat 20 minnow directly from the player's inventory as long as they keep fishing there. A flying fish will only appear after a fishing spot has changed, if there isn't one already there.

Minnow can be exchanged for raw sharks by trading with Kylie Minnow at a rate of 40 minnows for one raw shark.

Catch rates

Fishing level Minnow (sharks) per hour XP per hour GP per hour (40 minnow per shark)
82 15,000 (375) 40,000 274,500
85 17,000 (425) 43,000 311,100
90 19,500 (487) 45,000 356,850
95 22,000 (550) 48,000 402,600
99 25,000 (625) 56,000 457,500


  • Upon release, the minnow's inventory icon was much larger (Minnow 5 v1.png). Due to player complaints that the number of minnows they had in their inventory was difficult to see, it was given a graphical update a week later in an update on 13 July 2017.
  • There was a bug where ghasts from the Mort Myre Swamp could rot a stack of minnows and turn it into rotten food. This was fixed in the same update.