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A player using barbarian fishing for Tuna

Tuna is a food item that can be obtained by fishing using a harpoon. It is fairly popular among free players, as it heals 10 hitpoints a piece. Since the Karamja fishing spot is not very far from a lesser demon area where people train, it can be a useful food.

Members can use it in baked potatoes with sweetcorn to make Tuna and corn, which heals a bit more than regular tunas. The cost of tuna can be made to profit this way. It requires 35 fishing to catch, yielding 80 experience or 160 experience when using sacred clay harpoon, and 30 cooking to cook, yielding 100 experience. Potato with butter can also be added with Tuna and corn to create a tuna potato, yielding another 10 experience.

Many players find them annoying when fishing for swordfish, because tunas are caught along with swordfish. Because of this, in free-to-play worlds people may drop the tuna so they have more room for swordfish. However, they are probably one of the best ways to achieve 99 cooking as they are quite easy to get from players who are fishing swordfish, and provide decent experience. Factoring in the time/cost ratio, it is probably the most cost effective and fast way to achieve 99 cooking in free-to-play. At times,it is widely used in members worlds, especially during summer holidays, the peak of new players enter in the entire year. This is due to the whole lot of less wealthy members coming.

Tuna is still a powerful and cheap healing tool though, and can be very useful compared to weaker alternatives. Players will rarely burn tuna beginning at level 60 and will stop burning tuna at level 63 cooking (63 on range, 65 on fire). A  more accurate test done on level 60-64 cooking has proven that the average rate of burning tuna( 3 tests done, please add on) is 5 in every 5 inventories. Lucky members will notice that nothing is burnt. The most unlucky that one should get in this level range should be 3 burnt according to tests. It should be noted that the average is not very accurate when you have higher levels. Currently, if you have 61 fishing, the above tests' results are more accurate. From level 35-99, it takes 130,121 cooked tuna(13,012,025 experience). Which would cost at least 18million gp (Or 18,337,061 GP, to be exact)

Members using Barbarian Fishing can catch tuna exclusively (starting at level 55) until they reach level 70 Fishing. Once level 70 is attained, they will begin catching swordfish as well. This can be useful for those who wish to make tuna potatoes.

Tools/Utensils Harpoon/None
Ingredients Raw tuna
Fishing Level 35
Fishing Method Harpoon/Barbarian
Fishing Spot Cage/Harpoon
Fishing Experience 80
Cooking Level 30
Level at which it stops burning 63
Cooking Experience 100
Range Only? No
Instructions Use raw tuna with fire or range
Servings 1
HP per Serving 10


  • When the Fishing skill was first released, tuna gave no fishing experience. This was fixed the next day.
  • Tuna is considered to be better than buying a swordfish because tuna are less expensive and 2 tuna equal 2/5 of a swordfishes price.

Please note: All fish articles are undergoing a major rewrite to comply with the new policies in RS:G. Please do not revert edits made to this template or articles.


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