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Official quest 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.
Release date: 28 May 2002 (Update)
Start: Talk to Vestri or Austri, who are north of Catherby, near White wolf mountain.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Short
Members only: Yes
  • Level 10
  • Ability to run past Level 44 Guard Dogs
Items needed:
Monsters to kill: None



Dwarves Can't Fish!

This quest can be started from two places.
  • To start this quest, speak to either Austri or Vestri. He tells you about a fishing contest in Hemenster and gives you a fishing pass. He tells you if you get the trophy, he will let you use their pass under the mountain as a shortcut in the future. Dwarves cannot fish well, so it's up to you.

Help from the Champion

  • Talk to Grandpa Jack in Hemenster just north of the gate where the glassblowing pipe respawns. He tells you how he won the contest for fours years straight. The good spot is the outflow pipe where the vampire is. He also tells you to fish with red vine worms, which can be found in McGrubor's Wood. (Note that you don't have to talk to Grandpa Jack.)
  • Go to McGrubor's Wood, located west of Seers' Village. There is a loose place in the northern fence, on the eastern side of the alcove by the cart tracks. Squeeze through it.
  • Once inside, level 44 Guard Dogs attack you if you get close enough to them. There are some Dwellberries that spawn around the area you can eat. Alternatively, run away or leave if you are weak.
  • The red vines are to the west of the Fairy ring (A-L-S) near the western fence. Use your spade on them and collect at least 5 red vine worms.

Winning the Trophy

  • Exit McGrubor's Wood and go back to Hemenster. Once there show Morris your fishing pass. You need to 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 (a giant carp), and that will be the prize winning fish.
  • After winning the contest, obtain your trophy and give the dwarf your trophy.


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Music tracks unlocked:

Beyond (after Quest)


  • Once the quest is complete, if you try to use anything on the dwarf, he will reply, "Ach! I don't want that!"
  • Even though carrying the fishing trophy, when talking to the competitors, the dialogues are like you hadn't won. (You can still ask for tips and the young competitor answers something along lines of "You might beat me!")
  • You don't have to talk to the same Dwarf brother you talked to to start the Quest in order to complete the Quest.

This article uses material from the "Fishing Contest" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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