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Leather armor[edit]

The page says that you can catch damaged leather boots. However, I recently caught an undamaged pair of leather pants. How is this possible? The answer should be added to the page. The BlobsPaper.png 03:20, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

In vanilla with default tables, it's not. You can look at the loot tables yourself, found in "version.jar/assets/minecraft/loot_tables/gameplay/fishing". Ensure you are not using a custom table (located in the "data/loot_tables" folder in the world you were playing) or didn't reel in a pre-existing item entity (as fishing rods can pull item entities to you). Skylinerw (talk) 03:35, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
Ws this on Pocket Edition? I may or may not have had the same experience, but can't remember too well. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 08:16, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
This was Pocket Edition. Jocopa3, is the table any different in Pocket Edition? The BlobsPaper.png 22:23, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
That's really odd... possibly even a bug. Here is the vanilla junk.json loot table used in the latest version of PE; there's no mention of leather pants. In-fact, there's no mention of leather pants in any of the vanilla fishing loot tables (the vanilla fishing loot tables can be browsed here). Jocopa3 (talk) 02:56, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Are you sure that table was for Pocket Edition? The BlobsPaper.png 03:00, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Or possibly the loot table changed recently. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 08:41, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Ink sacs[edit]

Can ink sacs still be fished? See here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/66y01g/auto_fishing_for_20_hours_afk_found/. HalfOfAKebab (talk) 01:25, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

I happen to know that the fishing loot tables in Java edition haven't changed from what the wiki says, I've been keeping track – Sealbudsman talk/contr 01:59, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Confirmed ink sacs can still be fished, I got some earlier in 1.12.2 during some non-afk fishing for a few hours. I do not know if it is still possible to reel in a batch of 10 ink sacs at once as a loot drop, but the item is still there with a high rarity. Jack McKalling (talk) 12:58, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Clarity of Note 1[edit]

The note is currently "All blocks above the bobber must be completely transparent to sunlight. This includes glass and tripwire, but not leaves".

I believe this is slightly confusing. It could too easily be misread as meaning: glass and tripwire must be transparent, but leaves are not required to be transparent.

I think it would read more clearly if the second sentence was "For example glass and tripwire are completely transparent to sunlight, but leaves are not."

- 86.171.85.221 20:21, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Made some changes to the note. Is it better now? --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 20:26, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Diamonds[edit]

I think I remember reeling in diamonds in old versions. Has this been removed, or is the page inaccurate? Or am I just wrong? IndigoGolum (talk) 00:08, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

I'm not certain, but I think it's been removed. Spiffybubble (talk) 16:35, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
I spent many survival in-game days fishing with a Luck of the Sea III rod (I was hoping to get a Fortune enchanted book), and never once picked up a diamond. The article doesn't say it's possible. If this was possible before, I'm pretty confident it isn't possible anymore. ~ Amatulic (talk) 18:18, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Wrong information about fishing?[edit]

The article states that it takes between 5 and 45 seconds to catch a fish. However I found this minecraft code (version 1.12):

this.ticksCaughtDelay = MathHelper.getInt(this.rand, 100, 600);

this.ticksCaughtDelay -= this.field_191519_ax * 20 * 5;

If I do not get something wrong the first line means that it takes between 100 and 600 ticks, i.e. 5 and 30 seconds, but not 45 seconds. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Unbekannt130 (talkcontribs) at 8:23, 13 August 2019 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Fish mob[edit]

In bedrock edition on Xbox 1, my friends and I have found that if you put the bobber somewhat above the fish mob, the particles would appear sooner. Please tell me why. Actionjgaming (talk) 09:35, 22 December 2019 (UTC)