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Cave fisher

Cave fisher, Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual II, Gary Gygax, 1983

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the cave fisher is a type of fictional monster.

Publication historyEdit

The cave fisher first appeared in the first edition in the module A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords (1981),[1] and later appeared in the original Monster Manual II (1983).[2] The cave fisher was further detailed in "The Ecology of the Cave Fisher" in Dragon #135 (July 1988).

The cave fisher appeared in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[3] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4]

The cave fisher appeared in third edition in Dragon #355 (May 2007).

The cave fisher appeared in fourth edition in the Monster Manual 3 (2010).


The cave fisher is a crab-like monster which inhabits the Underdark and ambushes prey. The cave fisher hides on ledges and hunts by emitting a long strand of sticky filament.

Other publishersEdit

The cave fisher appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[5]


  1. Cook, David. Slave Pits of the Undercity (TSR, 1981)
  2. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  4. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  5. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). "Tome of Horrors". Necromancer Games. pp. 35-36. 

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