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This article is about the food item caught when Fishing. For the quest item used in Hunt for Red Raktuber, see Monkfish (quest item).
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Monkfish are members-only food that heal 16 Hitpoints when consumed[1]. During the Swan Song quest, players must fish fresh monkfish, a non-tradeable quest item that heals 1 Hitpoint when successfully cooked, then consumed.

Members with at least level 62 Fishing can catch raw monkfish, gaining 120 Fishing experience points per fish.[2] They can do this with a small fishing net; but the only suitable fishing spot is at the Piscatoris Fishing Colony, which requires players to have completed Swan Song.

Members can cook the raw monkfish if they have at least level 62 Cooking, and gain 150 experience if they are successful in doing so.[1]

Tools/Utensils Small fishing net
Ingredients Raw monkfish
Fishing Level 62
Fishing Method Small fishing net
Fishing Spot Harpoon/net spot- in Piscatoris Fishing Colony only
Fishing Experience 120
Cooking Level 62
Level at which it stops burning 90
Cooking Experience 150
Range Only? No
Instructions Use raw monkfish with a fire or a range.
Servings 1
HP per Serving 16


Burn rates

Failure to cook the raw monkfish will produce burnt monkfish instead. This is one of the few apparently useless items that players can sell to the general store for cash. Most general stores will pay one coin each if they have less than three burnt monkfish in player stock, but the store in Keldagrim will pay one coin each if they have less than eight in player stock.

At 71 Cooking, players burn about 1 out of every 4 monkfish (based on a sample size of 364 monkfish: 88 were burned) on a range in the cooking guild. On the same range, and with cooking gauntlets, the rate of burn seems to be reduced by about 1/3rd: 1 out of 6 is burned (54/319). At level 89 Cooking, players burn about 1 out of every 120 monkfish or about 1 out of every 270 with Cooking Gauntlets.

Burning monkfish becomes impossible after level 92 Cooking (with Cooking Guantlets). It is for this reason that players are advised to use the cook's range in Lumbridge Castle under the level of 85, as this decreases the chance of burning. Recently, monkfish have gone down in value drastically and the price continues to fall.[3]

Cooking gauntlets do aid in the cooking of monkfish. JaGex has not stated what level is required to stop burning Monkfish. Most players assume that that level is 90 cooking though.


Comparison with other foods

Monkfish are a very popular high level food as they are significantly cheaper than sharks, but heal almost as many Hitpoints (16 points versus 20).

Monkfish give 10 more fishing experience per catch than sharks, are caught much faster, and can be fished at a lower Fishing level than sharks. This makes monks a very efficient way of leveling up. In addition, they are lighter, so players engaging in a lot of running can run longer carrying monkfish than they can carrying sharks.


  • The name of the fishing colony is related to the word piscatorius which simply means to fish, this also relates to the scientific name for one of the most common monkfish, Lophius Piscatorius.


  1. ^ a b Cooking - Members' Food. RuneScape Game Guide. Jagex Ltd. Retrieved on 2009-06-30. “Food: Monkfish, Level Required: 62, Heals: 16, Quest Required: Swan Song, Experience Gained: 150”
  2. ^ Fishing - Members' Table. RuneScape Game Guide. Jagex Ltd. Retrieved on 2009-06-30. “Produce: Monkfish, Level: 62, Technique: Net, Experience Gained: 120, Location: The Piscatoris Fishing Colony (must have completed Swan Song)”
  3. ^ Cooking FAQ. RuneScape Game Guide. Jagex Ltd. Retrieved on 2009-06-30. “What's so special about the Lumbridge Cooking range? Using the Lumbridge Cooking range will reduce your chances of burning food, compared with using other ranges within RuneScape.”
  4. ^ Cooking Guide. Burning and gauntlets. RuneScape Tips (2009-05-28). Retrieved on 2009-06-30. “If you're a member, you can complete the Family Crest Quest to obtain some "steel gauntlets" (fighting "gloves"). You'll be asked to choose the KIND of gauntlets you'd like. If you choose Cooking Gauntlets, you can wear them while cooking to help you burn lobsters, swordfish, and sharks less often. ... An intensive study has shown that cooking gauntlets affect monkfish cooking success, but only slightly. At cooking levels over 80, the improvement rate averaged a mere 2.5%. Stop burning levels are not available at this time. Jagex has not announced any affect [sic] of gauntlets on cooking monkfish. However, players have reportedly gone from 90 to 92 cooking without burning a single monkfish.”

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