Players can cast the line using LT. Pressing LT again will reel the line in. The rod can catch 33 fish before breaking; casting the line and not catching anything and casting it and reeling it before it hits anything will not cause it any damage. The line will break if the player wanders more than 34 blocks away from where the hook is located.
If the line is cast in any sort of water, whether player made or naturally formed, after a while, the hook on the end of the line will sink and then resurface, making a splashing sound. The line must be reeled in at that precise moment otherwise the catch will escape. The line can be left there to wait for another catch opportunity as long as needed. If successful, a raw fish will fly out of the water and into the player's inventory. While the player is waiting, bubbles can be seen around the hook, possibly meaning that a fish is coming towards the hook.
- 3 Sticks
- 2 String
- The fishing rod can also be used to kill mobs and other players.
- Players can fish underwater.