Fishing Contest

By: Cxkslei
Special Thanks to: Baltic_Ave, Gary Beisaw, Mrcsupertrain, Neo Avatars, Pig, un0numer0

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Official Briefing

Quest Release Date: 28 May 2002

The mountain dwarves' home would be an ideal way to get across White Wolf mountain safely.

However, the Dwarves aren't too fond of strangers. Austri and Vestri will let you through the tunnel under the mountain, however, if you can bring them a trophy. The trophy is the prize for the annual Hemenster Fishing competition.

Essential Info

Start Point

Begin by speaking to a Dwarf on either side of White Wolf Mountain.


  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: None.


  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Length: Short

Quest Walkthrough

Getting Started

First off, make sure that you have your Fishing Rod ready and speak to either of the 2 Dwarves located on each side of White Wolf Mountain. One is located just southwest of the Heroes' Guild in Taverley, and another can be found northeast of Catherby. Ask him to be friends, and he says that he will accept your offer if you can prove that you are really a friend.

Fishing Contest - Fishing passHe talks about the Hemenster Fishing Contest and that the Dwarves were going to enter, but they don't really make good fishermen. Tell him that you are quite the fisherman, and he will give you a Fishing Contest Pass.

Getting Ready

First, you need some Garlic, which you can find in a house located just southwest of the bank in Seers' Village. Now go over to Hemenster and ask Grandpa Jack for some advice. He will tell you that you should fish near the pipes and use some Red Vine Worms, which are found in McGrubbor's Wood.

Fishing Contest - Red vine wormsGo north to McGrubbor's Wood and enter through a loose board along the north side. Search the Red Vines on the north side of the wood. I would suggest to get quite a few of the worms-- about 20 just to be safe, in case you don't do it correctly.

The Contest

Now head to the Fishing Contest area near the Ranging Guild and use your Garlic with the pipes near the fishing spot. Start trying to fish and then pay the 5gp entrance fee. After the Sinister Stranger smells the Garlic, he'll move to a different spot, and you'll get the area over by the pipes so fish there and you should catch a Raw Giant Carp.

Fishing Contest - TrophyYou will then be given the Hemenster Fishing Trophy, which you can take back to one of the Dwarves to gain your reward.

Fishing Contest - Congratulations, Fishing Competition Quest complete!


  • 1 Quest Point
  • Access to the Dwarven Pass under White Wolf Mountain. 2,437 Fishing experience

Fast Quest Walkthrough

  1. [^] Speak to Dwaf on one side of White Wolf Mountain
  2. [^] Get Garlic
  3. [^] Talk to Grandpa Jack
  4. [^] Enter McGrubbor's Woods
  5. [^] Collect some Red Vine Worms
  6. [^] Head to Fishing Contest area
  7. [^] Use Garlic with Pipes
  8. [^] Start to fish
  9. [^] Pay entrance fee
  10. [^] Catch Raw Giant Carp
  11. [^] Take Fishing Trophy to Dwarf
  12. [^] Quest Complete!

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Published on: April 14, 2013 06:20 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: April 14, 2013 07:14 AM UTC by Salmoneus