How to Make a Fishing Rod in Minecraft

Hola miners! Catching some fishes in Minecraft? Sounds good right? But wait you will absolutely need a fishing rod to get those fishes. Do you own a fishing rod? Or are you searching the answer to the question, how to make a fishing rod in Minecraft? 

So, this article will clear your all queries about a fishing rod. 

Let us start:

A fishing rod in Minecraft:


A fishing rod is a tool that is used for fishing. You can also use it for hooking mobs, items, and some entities, even players. 

The fishing rod is primarily used for the fishing rod is to catch raw cod, raw salmon, tropical fish, and pufferfish from any body of water.

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Minecraft versions with a fishing rod:

Here is a list of Minecraft versions with and without the fishing rod;

Supporting Minecraft versions:

Fortunately, all the Minecraft versions support the fishing rod. 

They are:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Windows edition
  • Education edition
  • Ps3
  • Ps4
  • Nintendo switch
  • Wii U 
  • Xbox one
  • Xbox 360


To obtain a fishing rod, there are the following ways;

  • As a stroke of good luck, you can find an enchanted fishing rod in a form of treasure, while fishing. 
  • You can trade with a villager if he is willing to trade his enchanted fishing rod for some emeralds. If you do not know how to trade with the villager  you can check our another article How to Trade with Villagers
  • Some fishing rods can be rarely found in the under water ruins.
  • A drowned may drop a fishing rod if it happens while holding one.
  • You can also craft one fishing rod. 

Let us discuss about crafting a fishing rod in Minecraft;

How to make a fishing rod in Minecraft:

Now, let us discuss how to make a fishing rod in Minecraft

Materials required:

The materials required to craft a fishing rod are;

  1. 3 sticks.
  2.  2 strings. 

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Crafting the fishing rod in Minecraft survival mode:

Open the crafting menu:

Open your crafting menu so you would have that 3×3 crafting grid on your screen in which you can add items to have a fishing rod as a result. 

Add items to the crafting grid:

In the 3×3 crafting grid add the items to make the fishing rod. 

To get a correctly crafted fishing rod, it should be noted, that the items should be placed exactly in the way as discussed. The pattern of making a fishing rod is a quite Lil difficult

First row:

Firstly, you have to place the first stick. Place the stick in the third box of the first row, However, the first and second box should be empty. 

Second row:

In the second row, there should be 1 stick in the second box, and a string in the third box while the first box should be empty. 

Third row:

When filling the third box, it should be noted, the middle box should be empty. In the first box, there should be the stick and in the third box, there should be the string.

This is the recipe for making the fishing rod in Minecraft. 

When you will place the items correctly, the fishing rod will be right next to the box. 

Move the new item to the inventory:

Now, place your newly crafted fishing rod in the inventory so whenever you want you can take it and have an easy access to it.

Congrats miners! You are now an expert to make a fishing rod in Minecraft.

Uses of fishing rod:

Some uses of the fishing rod are listed below:

  1. You can make an enchanted fishing rod, a carrot on a stick, and a wrapped fungus on a stick using the fishing rod.
  2. In the alternate of fuel in the furnace you can use a fishing rod.
  3. The hook of the fishing rod can be used to activate pressure plates either wooden or weighted pressure plates. 
  4. You can add 2 fishing rods together to increase the durability of a single fishing rod up to 5%. 
  5. Fishing rods can also be used underwater. 
  6. If you will fish in rain time, it will be something good, the time of catching fish will decrease for about 15 seconds ( talking about average)
  7. All the enchantments of a fishing rod can be applied to a fishing rod which was caught as a treasure. 

Enchantments of fishing rod: 

There are some enchantments of the fishing rod which are only limited to it, no other item can be enchanted by it. 

The enchantments of the fishing rod are listed below:

Luck of the sea:

First and foremost is, luck of the sea, While fishing this enchantment will increase the likelihood of catching the treasure more, as opposing the fish. 


Secondly, comes the lure. This enchantment will decrease the time for catching a fish. A fish can be caught at less time.


After applying this enchantment, as a result, the fishing rod will become more durable.


Last but not the least, this enchantment will result in repairing the fishing rod by its own self by using the gathered experienced points. 

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To sum up, a fishing rod is a tool used for fishing, whereas, you can use it in many other ways as well for eg: fuel to a furnace, the hook of the fishing rod can be used to activate pressure plates as well. You can obtain a fishing rod in many ways such as: in the form of treasure, by trading with a villager, on average a villager will sell his enchanted fishing rod for 6 emeralds, from under water ruins, from a drowned (a zombie mob). 

The fishing rod is also available on every version of Minecraft so everyone can enjoy this tool. So get your fishing rod crafted now. 

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