Old School RuneScape Wiki

Fishing Trawler

15,867pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Discuss0

RuneScape 3 icon

Items kept on death
This is a safe minigame.
If you die here, you will not lose any of your items.
The official world for Fishing Trawler is world 370 (P2P).
Mg fishingtrawler
Fishing Trawler

Several players participating in Fishing Trawler.

Fishing Trawler is a Fishing minigame run by Murphy that players can play at Port Khazard. Players need a minimum of level 15 Fishing to participate. Players board a trawler boat and work as a team to prevent the boat from sinking as they are sailed for 12 minutes around the sea. It can be overwhelming for a single player, so it is recommended to bring friends, a clan, or other experienced fishers.

The minigame is required to complete a task in the easy and elite versions of the Ardougne Diary.


Playing the gameEdit

Players will need to repair leaks in the sides of the boat with swamp paste and the fishing nets with rope when they get torn. It is recommended that each player brings about 150 swamp paste, 10 ropes, and a bailing bucket depending on the size of the team. Larger teams will experience far more leaks and torn nets than smaller teams, although it can be very advantageous to have a player stationed at each leak spot and several extra players to bail or fix the net. All the needed items are available in the Port Khazard general store, which only stocks 500 swamp paste, and can be quite expensive especially when the stock is low. Swamp paste can be obtained cheaply in the Mort'ton building store.

An activity bar will determine players who are actively contributing to the minigame. Those who have their activity bar depleted will be removed from the trawler.

An alternative strategy is to mostly rely on bailing for maintaining activity. It is usually possible to fill 5-6 bailing buckets in one period of flooding. This a cheaper and easier method than patching the holes with swamp paste. On the other hand, it does require a team which also favours this strategy. This is often the case in world 370, but not always. The suggested inventory for this strategy would hold 6 bailing buckets, ropes if you decide to fix the net and around 100 swamp paste. An average run would cost about 5-10 swamp paste, mostly used to secure a yellow activity bar at the start of the game.

Rewards Edit

Successful teams will be returned to the Port Khazard dock where they can inspect the trawler net for a reward of any saltwater fish they are able to catch up to their fishing level. This is the only way for high level fishers to obtain manta rays and sea turtles. A bank chest just south of the net facilitates the return of a player's catch to the bank.

There is a 1/8 chance that players will receive a piece of the angler's outfit, which grants a small bonus of Fishing experience. The trawler net will give players pieces that they do not own. When a player receives a piece a message in the chat box will state in red, The luck of the sea is in today. You spot a piece of fishing gear caught up in the netting!

In addition, there is a flat 1/5,000 chance of receiving a heron pet upon a successful trip.

Unsuccessful teams will find themselves swimming above a sinking ship after the ship fills with water. They must climb onto a barrel in order to be returned to the shore north of Port Khazard.

Other informationEdit

  • The official world for Fishing Trawler is world 370.
  • Swamp paste is often lost when it is used to fill a hole while the screen is loading between "empty" and "water filled" ship types and when another player is filling the same hole. In both cases it will use a swamp paste but won't have any effect.
  • After an unknown update, the Fishing Trawler was updated to stop people from using High Level Alchemy during the game.
  • If the game finishes while the net is ripped, the player will receive a message that states "The smelly net is empty" instead of the usual fish rewards.


  • Prior to an update on 11 August 2016, ironman accounts could not play the minigame, due to being able to obtain rewards by staying in the boat without participating. This was changed after the addition of an activity bar on the minigame.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki