How to catch fish & craft Fishing Rod in LEGO Fortnite

Joaquín Frere
LEGO Fortnite Fishing

The latest LEGO Fortnite update brought a variety of new features into the game, and fishing is one of those. If you want to know how to start catching fish and craft your own fishing rod in LEGO Fortnite, here’s all you need to know.

Survival games, or modes, like LEGO Fortnite normally involve players in different outings and activities to hunt for food and shelter. Fishing is clearly one of the best methods to survive out there, and now LEGO Fortnite introduced this mechanic in its latest update.

As with most things inside the LEGO mode in Fortnite, you will need to hunt for materials and craft a fishing rod before you can even start fishing. So, with that in mind, here’s all you need to know to start catching your own fish in LEGO Fortnite.

How to craft Fishing Rod in LEGO Fortnite

Players can craft their first Fishing Rod in LEGO Fortnite by using the Crafting Bench. The common version of the Fishing Rod requires one Wooden Rod, two Cords, and one Wolf Claw.

LEGO Fortnite crafting recipe fishing rod.
The common version of the Fishing Rod is pretty easy to craft.

LEGO Fortnite features four different rods to craft, each of a different rarity. Each rod gives you access to better fish, but you will need to put in some effort if you want to have the best rod and catch the best fish out there.

So, here are the different craftable Rods of each rarity and all materials needed:

  • Common Fishing Rod (craftable at a Level 1 Crafting Bench)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Common Fishing Rod by adding a Cord to your inventory.
    • Materials needed: x1 Wooden Rod, x2 Cord, x1 Wolf Claw
  • Uncommon Fishing Rod (craftable at a Level 2 Crafting Bench)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Uncommon Fishing Rod by adding a Knotroot Rod to your inventory.
    • Materials needed: x2 Knotroot Rod, x3 Cord, x1 Silk Thread, x3 Wolf Claw
  • Rare Fishing Rod (craftable at a Level 3 Crafting Bench)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Rare Fishing Rod by adding a Flexwood Rod to your inventory.
    • Materials needed: x3 Flexwood Rod, x1 Drawstring, x2 Wool Thread, x3 Sand Claw
  • Epic Fishing Rod (craftable at a Level 4 Crafting Bench)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Epic Fishing Rod by adding a Frostpine Rod to your inventory.
    • Materials needed: x4 Frostpine Rod, x2 Drawstring, x3 Heavy Wool Thread, x3 Arctic Claw

How to fish in LEGO Fortnite

To fish in LEGO Fortnite, players will need to approach any water body and press the left click, or the corresponding controller trigger, to cast the Rod. Once the bait is in the water, and the fish eats it, you need to hold the left click to take it off the water just like in Fortnite Battle Royale.

LEGO Fortnite player fishing.
Players can now fish in LEGO Fortnite.

When you get the fish out, you can press E, or the corresponding controller button, to toss the fish back into the water. If you wait a few seconds, it should be automatically added to your inventory.

All fish in LEGO Fortnite & where to find them

LEGO Fortnite has over 30 different fish to catch, and each fish can be caught with a Rod of the same rarity. With this in mind, here’s every fish in Fortnite’s LEGO mode and where you can catch them:

Fish nameRarityLocation
Blue FlopperCommonCold Lakes, Ocean
Blue Small FryCommonMost water bodies
Green FlopperCommonWarm Desert Biomes
Orange FlopperCommonMost water bodies
Black & Blue Shield FishUncommonMost water bodies
Cuddle JellyfishUncommonOcean
Purple Thermal FishUncommonWarm Desert Biomes
Raven Thermal FishUncommonWarm Desert Biomes
Silver Thermal FishUncommonCold Lakes
Slurp JellyfishUncommonOcean
Blue SlurpfishRareUnderground
Molten Spicy FishRareWarm Desert Biomes
Purple SlurpfishRareUnderground, Mountain Lakes
Yellow SlurpfishRareUnderground, Warm Desert Biomes
Vendetta FlopperEpicMost water bodies & Underground caves

Keep in mind that every fish has its own Legendary edition, but details on how to catch them are still uncertain. As with most things in LEGO Fortnite, players will probably need to use the bests Rod to find this hard-to-get fish.

We will update this guide as soon as we learn more. For more on the Fortnite universe, be sure to check out the rest of our content:

What are account levels in Fortnite? | Best Fortnite keybinds and settings for mouse & keyboard | Best Fortnite controller settings | How to convert your Fortnite skins to LEGO Style | What’s in the next Fortnite Crew pack? | Fortnite Quest rewards

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About The Author

Joaquín is a new Senior Writer for Charlie Intel with years of experience on games journalism. Focusing on all things JRPGs and a videogame developer at heart. Graduated from Game-Dev School and Public Relations, his current work is Charlie Intel and Infobae for LATAM. You can contact Joaquín at [email protected]