This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a fishing rod with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, a fishing rod is one of the many tools that you can make.

Let’s explore how to make a fishing rod.

Where to find a Fishing Rod in Creative Mode

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find a fishing rod in the Creative Inventory menu:

Platform Version(s) Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8 – 1.19
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.19.3 – 1.20
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).
  • Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative Inventory menu.

Required Materials to make a Fishing Rod

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft a fishing rod:

3 Sticks
2 Strings

How to craft a Fishing Rod in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid that looks like this:

2. Add Items to make a Fishing Rod

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make a fishing rod, place 3 sticks and 2 strings in the 3×3 crafting grid.

When making a fishing rod, it is important that the sticks and strings are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 stick in the third box. In the second row, there should be 1 stick in the second box and 1 string in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 stick in the first box and 1 string in the third box. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for a fishing rod.

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the fishing rod will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the Fishing Rod to Inventory

Once you have crafted a fishing rod, you need to move the new item to your inventory.

Congratulations, you have made a fishing rod in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, a fishing rod has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

(Minecraft ID Name)
Data Value Stack Size Version
Fishing Rod
0 1 1.8 – 1.12
Fishing Rod
1 1.13 – 1.20
  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Data Value (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Give Command for Fishing Rod

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19 and 1.20, the /give command for Fishing Rod is:

/give @p fishing_rod 1

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Fishing Rod is:

/give @p fishing_rod 1 0

Enchantments for Fishing Rod

In Minecraft, you can enchant a fishing rod with the following enchantments:

Enchantment Description
Curse of Vanishing Cursed item will disappear after player dies
Luck of the Sea Increases chances of catching valuable items
Lure Increases the rate of fish biting your hook
Mending Uses xp to mend your tools, weapons and armor
Unbreaking Increases durability of item, in effect, by decreasing the chance of the tool, weapon, or armor taking durability damage when used
  • Enchantment is what the enchantment is called.
  • Description is the description of what the enchantment does.

See a complete list of Minecraft Enchantments that is interactive and searchable.

Things to Make with Fishing Rods

You can use fishing rods to make items in Minecraft such as:

How to make an Enchanted Fishing Rod
How to make a Carrot on a Stick
How to make a Warped Fungus on a Stick

Things to Do with Fishing Rods

Here are some activities that you can do with fishing rods in Minecraft:

How to Fish
How to make a Nautilus Shell

Fish to Catch

You can use a fishing rod to catch the following types of fish in Minecraft:

How to make Raw Cod
How to make Raw Salmon
How to make a Pufferfish
How to make a Tropical Fish (Clownfish)

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