The Full Wiki

Fishing bait: Misc


Did you know ...

More interesting facts on Fishing bait

Include this on your site/blog:


Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Fishing bait is used with the fishing rod. It is used to fish in any fishing spot as long as the spot has the Bait Fishing Spot option. When a player has 5 Fishing he or she can try to fish for sardines. When at 10 Fishing, he or she can fish for herring. Also, a player can fish for pike at 25 Fishing. During the Heroes Quest, the player learns how to fish for lava eel. Each catch uses up one piece of bait, so it is crucial to have several thousand if the player wishes to catch a significant number of fish.  

Fishing stores in Port Sarim or Catherby sell it for 3 coins. Fishing bait is commonly dropped by zombies and men/women. It is also an extremely common drop off Banshees.

Fishing bait is also used to feed the second and third growth stages of God birds (Guthix raptor, Saradomin owl, Zamorak hawk) and Ravens, which makes sense, considering that fishing bait is essentially maggots (as found out during the quest Recipe for Disaster, where the player uses Spice on 1 piece of bait to create Spicy maggots).

Fishing bait can be used with a pestle and mortar to create ground fishing bait, which is used to feed most pet birds when they are babies.


  • During the Recipe for Disaster quest, fishing bait is revealed to be maggots. This explains why decaying zombies and many other undead creatures drop fishing bait.

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


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address