A common minigame in many different genres of video games and Minecraft is no exception. Fishing will of course grant you some fish in Minecraft that you can use to cook and eat. You can also catch different treasures, or junk, items that can help you throughout different stages of the game. Starting to fish in Minecraft is a good source of food, experience, and progression as there are many different items you can find from fishing.
Required Materials to Fish in Minecraft
- Three Sticks
- Two String
- Crafting Table
To begin fishing in Minecraft you will need to craft a fishing rod. To make a fishing rod you will need three sticks which you can make from wooden planks. You will also need two pieces of string which is a common drop from spiders. Finally to craft the fishing rod itself you will need a crafting table. You do not need bait to fish in Minecraft, and as long as you have a fishing rod you are good to go.
How to Fish in Minecraft?
First, let’s gather the materials to craft a fishing rod. Chop down a tree to gather some logs and turn those logs into planks.
With your planks turn them into sticks by placing them in a 2x1 arrangement in your crafting menu. You will only need two wooden planks for this, so you only need one log to be able to make a fishing rod. Use any leftover planks to make a crafting table.
With your sticks ready, you will just need string from spiders. Wait for nightfall and look around for large spiders.
Spiders are relatively common so it shouldn’t take too long. Kill enough spiders to gather two pieces of string. With your sticks and string, you can now craft a fishing rod. Head to a crafting table and place three sticks in a diagonal and place two pieces of string below the top-most stick.
That is all you need to craft a fishing rod. Place it in your Hotbar and head to a nearby pool of water to start fishing. Right-clicking with your fishing rod selected will cast your line. You just have to wait until you see a trail of bubbles heading towards your rod. Once the bubbles reach your bobber it should dip and if you right-click during this time you will reel in a fish!
That is all you need to get started on fishing in Minecraft.
What can you get from Fishing in Minecraft?
Obviously, you can catch fish in Minecraft, but there are four different kinds of fish. You can catch cod, salmon, pufferfish, and tropical fish. Cod is the most common and will heal the 2.5 hunger points. Salmon will heal 3 hunger points. The other two fish are a little more exclusive with their uses, pufferfish will poison you if you eat it and is better used for water-breathing potions. Tropical fish cannot be cooked and will only heal 0.5 hunger points.
You can also catch different junk items while fishing. These have limited uses but can help you throughout different stages of the game. You can catch lily pads, bowls, low durability fishing rods, leather, leather boots, rotten flesh, sticks, strings, water bottles, bones, ink sacs, and tripwire hooks.
You can also catch various treasures while fishing. There is a small chance you can catch an enchanted bow, an enchanted book with random enchantments, enchanted fishing rods, name tags, nautilus shells, and saddles.
The enchanted bow and fishing rod will come with random enchantments. It will also be close to broken, but you can easily make a perfect bow and perfect fishing rod just from the treasure drops you get from fishing. As you can see there is a wide range of items available from fishing.
In a Nutshell
Fishing is useful at many different stages of the game in Minecraft. You can simply fish to gather food and experience, or you can try hunting down a mending enchanted book for any piece of your equipment. Try to fish for a few minutes to an hour and see for yourself how useful fishing can be in Minecraft.
Congratulations, you now know how to fish in Minecraft. Fishing can be useful for you as there are many different stages of the game where you will need an enchanted bow, a saddle for a horse, leather for books, or simply good storage of food. There is a lot you can get out of fishing, and knowing how to start can jump-start your progression through the game.
Q. What are the Best Fishing Rod Enchantments in Minecraft?
A. The best fishing rod would have lure III, luck of the sea III, unbreaking III, and mending I. Lure will impact how quickly the fish will begin to appear, luck of the sea will affect how likely you are to reel in treasure, unbreaking will extend the durability of your fishing rod up to 4 times as strong, and mending will ensure it lasts forever.
Q. What is the best item to get from Fishing in Minecraft?
A. By far, and it is not even close, the mending enchanted book. Getting mending on a fishing rod or infinity on an enchanted bow is nice, but mending is an enchantment you will want on every tool and armor piece you own. Since mending cannot be found in the enchantment table, fishing up a mending book is by far one of the best items you can fish up in Minecraft.
Q. Does the body of water affect what you fish up in Minecraft?
A. Yes, the size of the body of water will affect how likely you are to catch fish and whether or not you catch junk. If the bobber is in open water, categorized by having 5x4x5 vicinity around the bobber, you can catch treasured items while fishing. Each horizontal area must be filled with water, air, or lily pad blocks. If this condition is not met you will find junk or fish items, but never treasure items.