- 1 Obtaining
- 2 Usage
- 3 Fishing Bobber
- 4 Sounds
- 5 Achievements
- 6 Advancements
- 7 Video
- 8 History
- 9 Issues
- 10 Trivia
- 11 Gallery
- 12 References
|Damaged Fishing Rod||The durability of the two fishing rods is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.|
- All enchantments are equally probable, except treasure enchantments, and any level of the enchantment is equally probable.
Carrot on a Stick
If a carrot on a stick is totally used so that its durability hits zero, it turns into a fishing rod.
The drowned mob has a 3.75% chance[Java Edition only] or 0.85%[Bedrock Edition only] of spawning with a fishing rod equipped. If killed, they have an 8.5% chance of dropping this fishing rod. That chance increases by 1% for each level of Looting applied to a weapon (up to 11.5% chance). The dropped item is damaged and never enchanted.
The fishing rod's main use is for fishing. Catching an item costs 1 durability, reeling in while the hook is on the ground costs 2 durability, and reeling in while in water does not reduce durability. Successful catches award 1-6 experience.
|Carrot on a Stick||Fishing Rod or
Damaged Fishing Rod +
|The fishing rod must not be damaged to craft the carrot on a stick.[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]|
Hooking mobs and other entities
The fishing rod can be used to hook mobs, items and some entities, and even players. The fishing rod can then be reeled in, which drags them toward the player and deals no damage. Reeling in a mob or entity costs 5 points of durability, and reeling in an item costs 3 points. Reeling a mob pulls it toward the player with a speed of 1⁄10 the distance between mob and player.
Besides mobs and items, entities that can be reeled in include:
- Minecarts of any type
- Armor Stands
- Shulker Bullets
- Ghast fireballs
- Shot fire charges
- Primed TNT
- Any falling block
Some entities can be hooked, but cannot be reeled in:
Attempting to reel in said entities still costs durability to the rod.
The rest of the entities cannot be hooked at all:
- Thrown eggs
- Thrown snowballs
- Thrown ender pearls
- Thrown eyes of ender
- Thrown potions
- Thrown bottles o' enchanting
- Dragon fireballs
- Wither skulls
- Firework rockets in flight
- Arrows in flight
- Area effect cloud
- XP orbs
Hooking an entity mounted on another entity breaks the connection between the rider and its ride.[Bedrock Edition only]
A fishing rod can receive the following enchantments:
|Lure||III||(Lure VI doesn't do anything, when doing Lure V by using commands, it lures quickly)|
|Luck of the Sea||III|
|Curse of Vanishing[note 1] [Java and Legacy Console editions only]||I|
Fishing hooks have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the entity.
|Entity||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
- Entity data
- Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
||(When reeling rod in)||?||?||?||?|
|Fishing hook splashes||
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Cow Tipper||Harvest some leather||Pick up leather from the ground.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Fishy Business||Catch a fish||Husbandry||Use a fishing rod to catch a fish.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.1.1||Fishing rods have been added. They currently have no function and are stackable.|
|v1.2.0||?||Fishing rods have now been updated to be able to catch fish from any body of water.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.6||?||Fishing rods are now no longer stackable, stacking rods would allow the player to change the damage values of any rods stacked to the first rod. This could be exploited to have fishing rods that lasted forever.|
|There is now a sprite for the fishing rod without the line in items.png, it is currently unused.|
|1.7||The sprite is now used when the bobber has been cast to show that it is no longer on the rod. Before this update, the stick texture was used for this purpose.|
|Sound Update||The fishing rod cast sound has been changed.|
|1.0.0||?||Added sounds for fishing rods.|
|1.3.1||12w17a||Fishing rods now have infinite durability in creative mode.|
|1.4.2||12w36a||Added carrot on a stick, which can be crafted using a fishing rod and a carrot.|
|12w37a||Fishing now give the player experience with each fish caught.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Fishing rods can now be enchanted with Unbreaking using enchanted books.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Fishing rods now have 2 new enchantments: Lure and Luck of the Sea.|
|Fishing rods can now be enchanted in an enchantment table.|
|Enchanted fishing rods can now be obtained as a "treasure" item from fishing, and unenchanted ones as a "junk" item.|
|1.8||14w02a||Fisherman villagers now sell enchanted fishing rods for 7–8 emeralds.|
|1.9||15w31a||Cast fishing rods now look cast in the hotbar and inventory.|
|15w32a||Fishing rods no longer damage the ender dragon.|
|15w36a||Fishing rods now properly hook entities.|
|Reeling in while hooked to a non-item entity now costs 5 durability (was 3) to the fishing rod.|
|1.10||16w21a||Fishing rods now hook items, which costs 3 durability.|
|1.11||16w33a||Fishing rods can now be used to fuel furnaces.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 346.|
|17w50a||Crafting a carrot on a stick no longer requires the fishing rod to be at full durability.|
|18w02a||The bobber of fishing rods now has its own entity ID: |
|18w09a||Enchanted fishing rods now generate in the chests of underwater ruins.|
|18w11a||Added drowned, which have a chance to spawn drop fishing rods upon death.|
|18w14a||Catching a fish with the fishing rod now grants the "Fishy Business" advancement.|
|?||No longer displays as unknown when called by a target selector.|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of fishing rods.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.11.0||build 1||Added fishing rods.|
|build 8||If an entity is mounted on another entity, hooking it with a fishing rod now breaks the connection with its ride.|
|build 11||Fishing rods are now functional in third person view.|
|0.12.1||build 12||Fishing rods now make a less repetitive sound.|
|Fishing rods now grant experience when successful.|
|Fishing rods can now be enchanted.|
|Enchanted fishing rods can now be found as "treasure" from fishing.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Fishing rods are now used to craft carrot on a stick.|
|1.0.4||alpha 126.96.36.199||Fisherman villagers now sell enchanted fishing rods.|
|1.1.0||alpha 188.8.131.52||The entity ID is changed from |
|1.4.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Added drowned, which can spawn with and drop fishing rods.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Fishing rods and enchanted fishing rods can now be found in underwater ruins.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Changed the texture of fishing rods.|
|1.11.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Fisherman villagers now sell enchanted fishing rods for 6 emeralds as part of their third tier trade.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added fishing rods.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added fishing rods.|
- The maximum distance the player can get between the bobber and themselves is 33 blocks.
- Skeletons can be pulled into their own arrows.
- When casting the rod into a portal, the bobber may stick to it like a normal block, go through and travel in the Nether, or stop on the next block behind the portal.
- If the player stands directly in front of a column and casts their line onto a block above them, the line falls downward.
- If the bobber hits a painting, the painting breaks.
- If the player casts the line into an End portal, the line and bobber disappear.
- The player can get into bed after casting a line, and the line remains in the water until the player wakes up and reels it in.
- In Bedrock Edition, the fishing rod's bobber has a 3D model.
- Using a fishing pole with high lure and Luck of the Sea can be a good way to gain armor and enchanted books including other treasure.
13w36a snapshot banner.
Trail of bubbles indicating a fish is about to bite.
Two-dimensional bobber in Java Edition.
Three-dimensional bobber in Bedrock Edition.
Another 2D bobber from Java Edition
A drowned holding a fishing rod.