Looking to catch some fish in Minecraft? Check out our top tips to help you get started!
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Find a body of water
The first thing you need to do is find a body of water. Lakes, ponds, and rivers are all good spots for fishing. You can use a map to help you find water if you’re having trouble. Once you’ve found a body of water, approach it and press the use button to start fishing.
Craft a fishing rod
The first thing you need to do is craft a fishing rod. To do this, you will need 3 pieces of string and 2 sticks. String can be obtained by killing spiders or by searching mine shafts. Once you have the items, arrange them in your crafting table like this:
With your new fishing rod in hand, head to the nearest body of water. Now all you need to do is cast your line and wait for a fish to bite!
Bait your hook
To start fishing, you will need:
-A fishing rod
You can get a fishing rod by crafting one with three sticks and two string, or by finding one in a chest. You can get bait by killing squids or killing tropical fish. To catch fish, all you need to do is cast your line into water deep enough for the fish to swim in, then wait for a fish to bite. When it does, reel it in!
Cast your line
Before you can catch anything, you need to cast your line into the water. To do this, open your inventory and equip the fishing rod. Right-click on the water to cast your line. If you want to move around while you’re waiting for a bite, keep your fishing rod in your hand and walk around. Be careful not to walk too far away from the water, or you’ll lose your line and have to start over!
Wait for a fish to bite
Once you have cast your line into the water, wait for a fish to bite. You’ll know a fish is biting when you see bubbles coming from your bobber. When this happens, quickly click the button/keys to reel in the fish.
Reel in your catch
Once you have a fish on the line, you’ll need to reel it in by holding down the right-mouse button. If you stop reeling, the fish will get away, so be sure to keep up the pressure!
You can tell when you’re about to reel in a fish because the line will start to jerk. Be prepared to click the left mouse button at this point to pull the fish out of the water – if you don’t, it’ll get away.