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Fishing, Shilo, Barbarian or monkfish
You will all know by now that I do not accept what people say on Runescape and will always find out for myself, by doing this I have proved many of the popular theories wrong, the most popular theory proved wrong the one being that fly fishing at Shilo is the best fishing xp.
I know many people will not accept this but that is their lookout, you wont see me training there again.
I set a challenge and logged the xp gained when fishing for an hour in several popular spots, although not totally conclusive an hours fishing can give a good indication of where is best to fish.
The spots I tried are.
1/ Fly Fishing Shilo
2/ Fly Fishing Barbarian
3/ Sharks Guild
4/ Monks Fishing Colony
When I did this test I was level 80 fishing for lower level players it may well be different, I did have the exact xp figures and published on RuneHq but they have long since gone, I will just leave you with the summary.
1/ Fly Fishing at Shilo
I have lots of feathers but I decided to buy the feathers from the fishing shop as I went along, I would sell the fish caught and buy the feathers at the same time. this was to allow the calculation for fishing to include the collection of feathers as this should be included as a part of fishing xp.
The problem with Shilo is the distance between the fishing spots, I spent a lot of time finding the next spot and often had to run to the other side of the river to get one, the xp was good when I was fishing but too long running from river bank to river bank, you can also bank the fish as the bank is nearby but I wanted to give it the bast xp possible for the test.
2/ fly fishing at Barbarian Village, you have a few options here, drop the fish you catch, tele to edgy bank bank the fish and walk back or walk to edgy bank and walk back, I chose to tele to edgy and walk back, but I think dropping would have been quicker.
3/ Catching sharks at the guild and banking
4/ Monk fish, this involves doing a fairly easy for mid to high level players quest to get access to the fishing colony, catching monks and then banking.
The fishing monks was the leader but by only 2k xp, you also have the benefit of having some useful food for cooking xp and when fighting.
Second was Fly Fishing at Barbarian Village, the benefit of fishing here was the spots are close together so no chasing around finding spots.
Next was Fly fishing at Shilo, this could have been quicker if the spots were kept on the bank side of the river or it could have been worse if they changed more often.
Fishing sharks at the guild was way back on xp, this was not a surprise as they are very slow, I just added it because I fish sharks for food.
These are my finding you can choose to accept or ignore, I still fish sharks although the xp is slower I have a use for sharks and always need them.
Just go to a F2P-world, have a few k of feathers and a fly fishing rod in inventory and start fishing. Normally you find loads of players wanting your raw salmons and trouts so just trade anyone when when full and give them away. No banking, no cooking, no walking - plain powerfishing.
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