Fishing TrawlerEdit This Entity
- 1.0 - Introduction
- 2.0 - Becoming Sea Worthy
- 3.0 - On The Trawler
- 4.0 - The Haul
- 5.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
Tired of the same routine and repetitive fishing? Hurry on over to Port Khazard and give the Trawler Fishing mini game a go! Murphy will put you up to the test if you are sea worthy enough to reap the benefits. This is the only fishing mini game where sea turtles and manta ray can be caught in.
The trawler is located in Port Khazard. Talk to Murphy to start your fishing expedition. The map below shows where the Trawler game starts and the surrounding area.
The minimum level to go on the trawler is level-15 fishing. At this level you won't catch much besides shrimp, sardines, herrings, anchovies and junk like rusty swords or old boots. The higher your fishing level, the better types of fish you can catch including sea turtles (level-79 fishing) and manta rays (level-81). What's so hard about catching fish though?
Murphy's boat has a few 'problems'. These include the net breaking and the hull leaking water which requires you to bail the water out or sink. You have to be able to keep the boat afloat for 10 minutes with all these problems constantly occurring.
How do you go about helping Murphy keep it afloat? Well, to fix the leaky hull you must patch the holes with swamp paste and bail buckets of water, which leaks in while you're trying to patch everything up. To fix the net, you need to bring along ropes. Usually, you should choose whether you want to be on the bottom deck helping to bail and fix leaks or to rather fix the net upstairs. It's not recommended to do this mini game alone, a group of people who have specific jobs is very helpful.
What should you bring to do a trawler trip depends on how many people are going along. Below is a picture of the Port Khazard General Store. Each team member if they have a specific job needs to stock up on the items required for their job. Also note that regular buckets will not work, you will have to buy bailing buckets from the Port Khazard general store. If you do not feel like gathering items beforehand, be sure to bring about 15,000gp to buy supplies.
Strategy: Save money by making your own swamp paste by adding flour to swamp tar and using it on a fire, not a range, pickpocket rope from the NPC's in the Digsite area for free rope. You can also save time from running back and forth by using the deposit box near the General store.
|Bronze Pickaxe||1 coin|
|Empty Pot||1 coin|
|Pot of Flour||14 coins|
|Bailing Bucket||10 coins|
|Swamp Paste||31 coins|
The more people on the trip, the more rewards you will reap. If travelling with over twenty people then this dramatically enhances the chance of getting higher leveled fish in vaster quantities. If you have 3 people along for the trip, have one person devoted solely to patching the holes with swamp paste (150-200 paste), one person bailing (20 bailing buckets), and one net fixer (20 ropes). If you have 4+ people, have 2 patching, 1 bailing and 1 fixing the net with the above amount of supplies per person. Remember: The more people, the better trip you will have if everyone cooperates.
Before boarding, your team and yourself should talk out a strategy and decided who will do which job. Below, the jobs and how to do them, are explained.
- Leak Patchers - This job is often a assigned job within groups. The person is assigned to patch leaks that spring up in the boat. If they are not plugged swiftly, water pours into the boat, causing you to sink. You need swamp paste to patch the holes. If there are multiple hole patchers, I would recommend dividing the boat into sections. The section can vary between groups but generally it's either north/south or east/west.
- Bailers - Bails water that has leaked into the boat. They click on the bailing buckets to fill them, and once the buckets are full they use the buckets on the edge of the boat to empty them.
- Net Fixer - Fixes the net. If the net is not fixed, you will not receive any fish during that amount of time. The person with the highest crafting should do this job as it is possible to fail fixing the net. This requires ropes (Sometimes a lot, so that's why other people should bring extras). As the net is not always broken, I would recommend they help bail the water when the net is not broken.
Once you get on the ship, the player fixing the nets needs to be on the deck of the ship to fix the net while the patchers and bailers are in the hull of the ship. You will start to sail around the south part of Karamja to the fishing spot somewhere on the east side of Karamja.
When the game begins, you will see this interface in the top right hand corner of your screen. The water bar shows how much water is inside the boat. If the water bar is filled completely, the ship will sink and you will then be shown swimming around a partly sunken boat. You need to hold onto a floating barrel to float to land by the Tower of Life.
The green bar represents your activity within the mini game. If this goes down to zero, you will be thrown off the trawler by Murphy, and will again land by the Tower of Life. The interface also tells you when the net is ripped, displays the time remaining in the mini game, and displays the number of fish the trawler has so far caught.
If you manage to keep the boat afloat, you will be able to return to the port. You will be placed on the dock. To see what you have caught, go to the net that is on the dock and "check" the net. You will be displayed with a screen similar to the one below. After you choose which fish you would like to keep from your haul, simply click and drag that fish to the picture of the bank deposit box. They will automatically be deposited into your first bank tab, unless you already have a fish of that type in a different tab of your bank. Anything left will appear on the ground after you have closed the window.
A: No. You will not lose your stuff. You will simply wash up on the shore near the Tower Of Life. You will be hit for a low amount of damage. If you do not know how to get off the boat, you must "Climb-on" a barrel. If you are still stuck, simply log out and log back in.
A: Yes, one can do the trawler alone but it is extremely difficult and you are unlikely to get the most out of it. Getting friends to help you or going to world 116 would get you the best result for trawler.
A: Possibly the net was not fixed long enough to catch some fish, or you were just unlucky. Be sure to check the net on the dock for your haul.
A: World 116, the official fishing trawler world.
A: No. A message will appear saying, "You cannot take a cat out on the trawler. What if it were to fall in the sea?"