A small fishing net is used to catch fish such as shrimps, anchovies, karambwanji and monkfish. Nets can be purchased from various fishing shops for 5 coins. It can also be obtained for free from the Fishing tutor south of Lumbridge near the coast east of the swamp.
A fishing net spawns in the Wilderness near the Bandit Camp. Note that Ironmen cannot pick up small fishing nets that spawn on the ground. Some players believe this is a hack to prevent Ironmen from taking other player's small fishing nets used in the Hunter skill.