In this pack, I've added a much more comprehensive fishing system to Vanilla Minecraft. VOAT_FISH expands on the loot tables of Minecraft by taking into account weather, biome, and time of day to make it so that no matter where you fish, you're getting new fish.
The VOAT - FISH datapack adds in 139 new fish to minecraft, obtainable through fishing. There are plans for an expansion pack, VOAT - FISH: EXPANSION, to add in new fishing rods, a full progression system, fish quests, and even weather totems. The groundwork for the expansion pack is already laid.
FISH: There are 139 fish in this pack that can be used for various things. The majority of them are just low-level foods, however in these there are new sources for replacements for renewable glowstone, gold ingots, iron ingots, dyes, phantom membranes, even (very) rarely diamonds. I have extensively tested this on my server to make absolutely sure that it does not fundamentally change the in-game economy. This pack also includes some new fish in the end, including one called the Shulker Crab, which can be used as a replacement for a renewable source of shulker shells.
JUNK: 6 "driftwood" items, fishing hooks (used as iron nuggets), a new type of wood, a new texture for bones when fished, a broken sword, and new soggy flesh which drops from Drowned as well.
TREASURE: In addition to the treasure already present from fishing, any enchanted book you fish up will boast a new texture to show where you obtained it, and a special writable book called the Fisher's Journal which will be important when all VOAT packs are complete.
Once this has been finished, keep in mind that as a datapack, these fruit show up per-world. If you’re running a single-player world or if the server you wish to host VOAT - FISH on is Yours, you won’t have to worry one bit, but if you want to get these fish on a server that belongs to someone else, you won’t be able to without asking the owners/managers of that server. However, if you have access to the files of your single-player world / multi-player server, follow this simple installation process:
If the folder “datapacks” does not exist, create one.
Drop “VOAT_FISH.zip” into .minecraft/saves/[YOUR WORLD NAME]/datapacks/
And that’s the entire process! If you’re running a server, you may need to do a restart, but otherwise everything should be ready to go.
Credit & Usage:
If you feature this content in a video of yours, or use it on a server, please credit me accordingly via linking to either the download page at Minecraft Forums, or to my twitter account. Additionally, I have a discord & minecraft server of my own where I develop these packs live. You can check that out here.