Where Can I Get a Fishing Rod in RuneScape?

RuneScape is a popular MMORPG developed and published by Jagex. It offers players a vast variety of activities to participate in and fish is one of them.

Fishing is an activity that allows players to catch fish by using a fishing rod. It is also the only way to obtain some rare and valuable items like the anglerfish, which can be cooked and consumed for a healing bonus.

For those who are new to RuneScape, the first step towards fishing is getting your hands on a fishing rod. Fishing rods can be purchased from various vendors across RuneScape or crafted from various materials. The most popular method for obtaining fishing rods in RuneScape is buying them from Bob’s Brilliant Axes, located in Lumbridge.

Bob’s Brilliant Axes sell six types of fishing rods which include the Big Net, Oily Rod, Fly Fishing Rod, Barbarian Rod, Lava Fishing Rod, and Lure Fishing Rod. All of these rods have different stats such as accuracy and cast speed which can affect your fishing success rate while using it.

In addition to Bob’s Brilliant Axes, there are other places where you can get your hands on a fishing rod as well. The Grand Exchange in Varrock offers several options including the Barbarian Rod and Fly Fishing Rod at reasonable prices. Players can also craft their own fishing rods using the Crafting skill.

For those who prefer not to spend coins on a fishing rod, there are some alternative ways of obtaining one as well. Players can receive free beginner’s rods from the Fishing Trawler minigame or by completing certain quests such as The Fremennik Trials or Swan Song.


Fishing rods are essential for catching fish in RuneScape so it’s important for players to know where they can get their hands on one. Bob’s Brilliant Axes in Lumbridge is the most popular place to purchase them but players may also find them at other vendors such as The Grand Exchange or craft their own with the Crafting skill. Additionally, players may also receive free beginner’s rods by completing certain quests or participating in minigames.

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Lindsay Collins