How to make a fishing rod in Minecraft – easiest way to make fishing rod in Minecraft 2021

Fishing is one of the most satisfying works to do in Minecraft. You can also collect fish for food purposes but still, this can give you chill while fishing and the fun fact about fishing is in Minecraft here you will also need a fishing rod to catch fish.

That’s why today in this article I am gonna tell you How to make a fishing rod in Minecraft and will also tell you all the other essential things, and everything will be very helpful for you.

What is a fishing rod in Minecraft?

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

In simple words, if I say then a fishing rod is a thing that allows you to catch fish. Most people already know about this cause this is also a thing that is available in the real world. The use of a fishing rod in the game is the same as a fishing rod does in the real world.

Here the difference is you don’t have to add anything with a fishing rod as fish’s food. So this thing allows you to catch an infinite amount of fish.

The one more reason people do fishing is that by fishing you can also able to obtain nautilus shells, enchanted books, and so many more amazing items. 

So now you can guess how important fishing is in the Minecraft world. This is why you should also start fishing and to do that you have to craft a fishing rod, and for this, I am here for you just read this completely.

Fact: By fishing, you can collect too many things just as I said but do you know by using an enchanted fishing rod you can even get more chances to catch some amazing items!


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Available Platforms

Edition PlatformAvailable
Java EditionWindows, Mac & Linux PC’sYES
Bedrock EditionXbox One, iOS, Android, Windows 10 PC’s, Fire OS, Nintendo SwitchYES
Education EditionMac, Windows 10 PC’s, iOs 12YES
PlayStation EditionPlayStation 3 & 4YES

Materials you need to create fishing rod in Minecraft

Here is the list of materials that you will need to craft a fishing rod in Minecraft:

  • Crafting table
  • 3 sticks
  • 2 string

Now without further ado let me tell you shortly about where you can get these materials so easily.

To create a Crafting table first all you have to do is collect some logs, and you can easily collect them by using an axe and hitting it on any nearby tree. You can also use your hand to hit but it will take time.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

After collecting the logs you have to put them into your crafting menu, and after putting the log inside of it you will see that as result you get planks. Now the last put the planks in the crafting menu one by one again and boom!! you finally got your crafting table.

You can also look at the image that I gave below to make sure that you won’t do anything wrong.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

How to craft sticks in Minecraft?

I already made an article about this so to know more about sticks and to know how you can make them you can just simply click here.

But still in short let me tell you…

To create sticks all you have to do is put 2 planks inside the crafting table or crafting menu vertically. So yeah this is it, after that, you can collect the sticks to your inventory.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

If you wanna know more about sticks then click here.


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How to get strings in Minecraft?

There are many different ways to get strings in Minecraft but I will only discuss the fastest and easiest way to get strings in Minecraft.

By killing Spiders: By killing spiders you can easily get strings in Minecraft. However, sometimes it can disappoint you cause sometimes the spider won’t drop a string.

But trust me most of them will drop string so without fearing just take a sword with you and kill them 😉 If you have an enchanted sword then this will be more good for you cause then you can get more string than usual after killing them.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

Tip: If you decided to kill spiders then you should always go for them during the daytime. it’s all because in the night time they become more aggressive but in the daytime they become neutral.

This is why in the daytime they will remain passive unless they were attacked by a player, and causing them to turn hostile.

How to make a fishing rod in Minecraft?

To create a fishing rod first all you have to do is open the crafting table that you created.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

After opening the crafting table you will see the 3×3 crafting grid, And there you will have to put three sticks and two stings. 

While putting the sticks and strings inside the crafting table you have to make sure that you are following the exact pattern. So here is the pattern down below.

In the first row, you have to put 1 stick in the third box, and in the second row, you will have to put 1 stick in the second box and 1 string in the third box.

Now the last and in the third row you will have to put 1 stick in the first box and 1 string in the third box.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

This is all you have to do and then you will see your fishing rod on the right side, and ready to collect in your inventory.

How to use a fishing rod in Minecraft?

To use a fishing rod all you have to do is go to any nearby watery area or pond.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

After that, you have to hold the fishing rod in your hand and right-click while by a body of water to throw your fishing line.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

Now you have to wait until a fish comes close to the hook bobs. After sometime later you will see that the line of the fishing rod is flecking and a fish rushing to your line.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

By right-clicking, you can easily retract the fishing rod, and if you do this in time then you can pull some fish and some items too.

How to make fishing rod in Minecraft

Video Tutorial to make fishing rod in Minecraft:

FAQs about how to make a Fishing Rod in Minecraft

—> What is the durability of a fishing rod?

Without any kind of enchantment, a fishing rod has the durability of 64, in short, it means you can a normal fishing rod 64 times before the break.

—> What are the best enchantments for a fishing rod?

The name of the best enchantments for a fishing rod is:

  1. Luck of the Sea. 
  2. Mending.
  3. Unbreaking. 
  4. Lure.

—> How do you bait a fishing pole?

However, there is no bait in Minecraft for now but in exchange, you can do one thing which will be really helpful. I am talking about Luck of the Sea enchantment because by adding this into your rod you can improve your fishing ability.

—> How many types of fishes can a fishing rod catch?

There are only four kinds of fishes are available which are catchable by using a fishing rod.

Fish names: raw salmon, raw cod, pufferfish, and tropical fish.

—> Is fishing better in the rain in Minecraft?

Well if I say then yes, cause while raining if you go to catch fish then the wait time on catching a fish will be reduced by 20% on average. So this will be great news for those who don’t wanna give much time to catch fish.

—> How long does an Unbreaking 3 fishing rod last?

As I said before that you can use a normal fishing rod 64 times but in case if you used unbreaking three with it then it will be 260 times. 

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