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The following lists known information about the act of actual fishing. If you want to see information about fishing rods, the unknown entity, etc, please visit their respective pages. Thanks!

Related pages:

  • The bobber entity (entity created at end of fishing line)
  • Fishing rod (not written yet[if you see it is written, please link it here])


When it is raining, the chance of catching a fish goes up 40%. (From 1/500 ticks to 1/300 ticks)

There are 65 uses on a fishing rod.

A Fishing rod is useful in PVP on servers like hypixel, because it stops their sprint jump and makes them just sprint. This is helpful when chasing someone. In vanilla, a fishing rod does not effect players.

As of snapshot 20w12a:

☀When fishing, treasure loot can now only be obtained by fishing in open waters.

  • A fishing location is considered to be open water if the following conditions are met:
    • There is at least a 5×1×5 area of water beneath the bobber and a 5×2×5 area of air above (for a combined 5×3×5 free area required).
    • Waterlogged blocks that have no collision, such as signs and coral count as water. However, bubble columns do not

(Minecraft Wiki)

Possible Catches[2][]

Item Percent Chance Extra Data
Bone 12.048%
Bowl 12.048%
Fishing Rod 2.410% up to 90% damaged
Ink Sac 12.048% 10 Items
Leather 12.048%
Leather Boots 12.048% up to 90% damaged
Rotten Flesh 12.048%
Stick 6.024%
String 6.024%
Trip-wire Hook 12.048%
Water Bottle 12.048%
Item Percent Chance Extra Data Ench.
Bow 16.667% up to 25% damaged Lvl. 30
Ench. Book 16.667% Lvl. 30
Fishing Rod 16.667% up to 25% damaged Lvl. 30
Lilly Pad 16.667%
Name Tag 16.667%
Saddle 16.667%
Item Chance
Clown 2%
Fish 60%
Puffer 13%
Salmon 25%


Junk Treasure Fish
Luck o' the sea Decreases Amount Increases Amount N/A
Lure Decreases Amount Decreases Amount Increases Amount

The enchantment "Lure" is known for decreasing the time until the next catch when throwing the bobber.