By: IkOoVicK
Special Thanks to: Damaged500, Desireful, Egghebrecht, Kyra10987, Mrcsupertrain, Rivel, t1cannon

The city of Catherby is famous for the wide variety of fish that can be caught from the fishing spots near the shore. And of course, there are lots of other things to do here, from Farming to Quests, along with a few different shops.

City Map

A map of catherby

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There are quite a few other things around this city to see, from quests to farming patches and more.

(1) Fishing Contest Quest

To the north of Catherby is a small building with a set of stairs leading downwards. If you speak to the Dwarf wandering around, you can begin the Fishing Contest Quest. Once you've completed that quest, you can use the underground shortcut from here to Taverley and back. Here's a map of the cavern:

Underground shortcut map

In this dungeon, you can find several Dwarves and a bar. There are some level 20 attackable dwarves along with NPC dwarves. Khorvak, the Dwarven Engineer is part of the Between a Rock...Quest. Holoy is the owner of the crossbow shop. Rohak is part of the Recipe for Disaster quest. You can also find some Dwarven Stouts on the tables, which will raise your Mining and Smithing levels by 1 for a short time. Not only are there dwarves, but there is also a gnome. Captain Nino is a gnome who is part of the Gnome Cuisine Activity.


(2) Farming Patches

The Farming patch is located at the northern part of the town. There are 2 Allotment patches for vegetables, 1 Herb Patch, and 1 Flower Patch.

Near these patches is a woman named Dantaera. She can look after your crops for you, and she has a small Farming Shop as well:

  • Plant Cure - 25gp
  • Compost - 35gp
  • Rake - 15gp
  • Watering Can - 25gp
  • Gardening Trowel - 15gp
  • Seed Dibber - 15gp


There's another Farming Patch to the east of the town, for growing Fruit Trees like Apples.

Vanessa's Farming Shop
Rake Rake 6gp
Seed Dibber Seed Dibber 6gp
Secateurs Secateurs 5gp
Spade Spade 3gp
Gardening Trowel Gardening Trowel 12gp
Watering Can Watering Can (8) 8gp
Plant Pot Plant Pot 1gp
Compost Compost Bucket 20gp
Empty Sack Vegetable Sack 1gp
Basket Fruit Basket 1gp
Plant Cure Plant Cure 40gp

(3) Houses

In the house to the west of the town is a bottle of Insect Repellant, rumored to kill Swarms. It's also used in the Merlin's Crystal Quest. On the top floor is a Jug of Wine.

The house east of there is Caleb's house, which contains a Range for cooking and a Sink. There's a Pie Dish, Burnt Fish, Jug of Water, Knife and Bucket of Water respawn in here too. Caleb is one of the brothers from the Family Crest Quest.

In the house to the east is are 3 treasure chests locked up in a cage. In the house south of Caleb's house is another Range for cooking.

(4) Candle Shop

CandleThe Candle Shop in Catherby sells regular Candles for 3gp each.

Behind the Candle Shop is a crate used in the Merlin's Crystal Quest.

The shipping crate used in Merlin's Crystal

(5) Bank

This bank is commonly known for storing your freshly caught or cooked Fish. You can usually buy or sell fishing supplies from other players here.

Catherby bank

(6) Ranging Shop

This is the Ranging Shop, where you can buy all sorts of equipment for the skill, including arrows, bows and arrow tips. There's also a chest both upstairs and downstairs. Hickton, the owner of the store, will also sell players with 99 fletching a Fletching Cape of Achievement

Hickton's Archery Emporium
Bronze Bolt Bronze Bolts 3gp
Bronze Arrow Bronze Arrows 7gp
Iron Arrow Iron Arrows 20gp
Bronze Arrow Tips Bronze Tips 10gp
Iron Arrowtips Iron Tips 26gp
Steel Arrowtips Steel Tips 36gp
Mithril Arrowtips Mithril Tips 68gp
Adamant Arrowtips Adamant Tips 160gp
Rune Arrowtips Rune Tips 460gp
Shortbow Shortbow 50gp
Longbow Longbow 80gp
Crossbow Crossbow 70gp
Oak Shortbow Oak Shortbow 100gp
Oak Longbow Oak Longbow 160gp
Studded Body Studded Body 850gp
Studded Chaps Studded Chaps 750gp

(7) Fishing Shop

Harry's Fishing Shop sells different types of Fishing equipment, including Members' items.

Harry's Fishing Shop
Small Fishing Net Small Net 5gp
Fishing Rod Fishing Rod 5gp
Harpoon Harpoon 5gp
Lobster Pot Lobster Pot 20gp
Fishing Bait Fishing Bait 3gp
Big Fishing Net Big Net 20gp

(8) Fishing Spots

To the southeast are quite a few Fishing Spots, where you can catch all sorts of fish, from Shrimp to Sharks. It's by far the best place to go fishing if you're level 68 Fishing or lower, as there is a cooking range and bank nearby for easy access.

The beach!

(9) White Wolf Mountain Agility Shortcut

East of the fishing spots is an agility shortcut. To use this shortcut, you need 35 Ranging, 32 Agility, 35 Strength, Fishing Contest completed, and a Mithril grapple hook. This shortcut is one way from Catherby and takes you over White Wolf Mountain.

A shortcut up to White wolf Mountain

(10) Water Obelisk Agility Shortcut

North of the fishing spots is another agility shortcut. To use this shortcut, you need 29 Ranging, 36 Agility, 22 Strength, and a Mithril grapple hook. This shortcut is one way from the island, meaning you cannot use this shortcut from Catherby. The island used in this shortcut contains the Water Obelisk.

A shortcut to the water obelisk

(11) General Store

This General Store is just like most of the others, it sells all of the basic items that an adventurer like yourself might need. The General Store is run by Arhein, who is found on the docks.

Catherby General Store
Pot Pot 1gp
Bucket Bucket 2gp
Bowl Bowl 5gp
Cake Tin Cake Tin 13gp
Tinderbox Tinderbox 1gp
Chisel Chisel 1gp
Hammer Hammer 1gp
Rope Rope 23gp
Bronze Pickaxe Bronze Picaxe 1gp
Knife Knife 7gp

The nearby ship is also part of the Merlin's Crystal Quest, and it will bring you to Keep La Feye if you hide in the boxes behind the Candle Shop during the quest.

(12) Charter Ships

South of the General Store is a dock for Charter Ships. Here you can charter the Crewmembers and travel to different ports around RuneScape, for a fee.

Catherby charter ship

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Published on: September 17, 2005 02:10 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: July 12, 2011 10:58 PM UTC by Salmoneus