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Fishing Contest (#26)
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Members only? Yes
Release date 28 May 2002 (Update)
Quest series Dwarf
Official difficulty Novice
Official length Short
Developer Paul Gower
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DetailsEdit

Start point Quest Dwarves at the entrances to the tunnel that goes under White Wolf Mountain.
Official difficulty Novice
Description The mountain Dwarves' home would be an ideal way to get across White Wolf Mountain safely. However, the Dwarves aren't too fond of strangers. They will let you through if you can bring them a trophy. The trophy is the prize for the annual Hemenster fishing competition.
Length Short
Requirements
Items required

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat None

WalkthroughEdit

Dwarves can't fish!Edit

White Wolf Mountain map

This quest can be started from either side of the White Wolf Mountain.

To start this quest speak to either dwarf at either of the quest icons near White Wolf Mountain. A conversation ensues where you ask what is through their caves; they will flatly refuse to tell you, saying the tunnels are only for their friends.

Ask them if you could become friends ("Why not?", "I would let my friends in..."), and after thinking for some, they say that they want you to win in the fishing contest in the western town of Hemenster, since the reward for the contest is a coveted gold trophy and dwarves aren't known to be good at angling.

They'll give you a fishing pass for entry into the contest, before promising you access to the tunnel shortcut underneath the mountain, should you manage to be successful.

Help from the championEdit

  • (This section is optional and can be skipped if you have a spade) If you're an Ultimate Ironman, it's unlikely you have a spade. Go back to White Wolf Mountain and cross over to Taverley, then make your way south to Falador. Take the spade from the building with the house icon. Alternatively, buy one from the Ardougne farm shop just south, the Catherby farm shop or pick one up behind Edmond's house in West Ardougne. You could also have a spade stored in one of the tool leprechauns in Kandarin.
  • (This section can be skipped if you already have a fishing rod) Go talk to Grandpa Jack, who lives in the house nearby to the north of Hemenster with the glassblowing pipe respawn just outside the gate. Talk to the man and he will tell you about his fishing experience and such and will tell you how he fishes and wins. He will also sell you a fishing rod for 5 coins if you forgot to bring one yourself. The good spot is where the vampire usually is, and he will also tell you to fish with red vine worms, which can be found in McGrubor's Wood.
  • Start Heading to Hemenster, but stop at Seers' Village and pick up a piece of garlic in the house southwest of the bank. It respawns on a table and it will be needed. Also get 5 coins or else Bonzo will not let you attempt to fish.
  • Now go to McGrubor's Wood, located west of Seers' Village. You can squeeze through the railing through the northern side. The gate on the southern side is locked.
    Note: Fairy ring code a•l•s will place you in McGrubor's Wood just north-east of the red vine worms.
Red vine

The red vine is large.

  • Once inside, beware of level 44 guard dogs, as they will attack you if you get close enough to them. The guard dogs are capable of hitting regular 4s and 5s, so it's wise to take food. Trek through the forest until you are on the western side and find a red vine. Use your spade on it, or click the "check" option, and you will collect red vine worms. Collect them until you have at least 15 for safety (you can get worms very quickly by spam-clicking the vine).
    Note: If you wish to shorten the quest significantly, grab all required items after starting the quest, use the garlic on pipes and start the competition.

Winning the trophyEdit

  • Exit McGrubor's Wood through the loose railing and go to Hemenster. Once there show the man at the gate your fishing pass. You need pay an entrance fee of 5 coins. Do so and you will be ready to go and enter the fishing contest.
  • Put the garlic into the pipes by the Sinister Stranger. The Sinister Stranger will complain about a horrible smell and you will change places with him.
  • Once the contest starts, just fish using the red vine worms and wait until the contest ends, you should catch a unique type of fish that you can't catch normally, and that will be the prize winning fish.
  • After winning the contest, obtain your trophy and give the dwarf the prize you got.

RewardEdit

Fishing Contest reward scroll

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Fishing Contest is required for the following:

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