Frustration led us to fish, and well fishing isn't that entertaining so we turned to Redstone. Check out the loot we made!
Recently I built an AFK fish farm in order to score an enchanted book of looting, to collect Wither skulls, to make a beacon. Funny how tasks add up in Minecraft. Well this actually all started by trying to build my castle home on a floating island, the island was up to Y 256 so I was not able to build on it, it required to be mined down. I needed a beacon to speed things along. After hunting for skulls forr a long time in the nether, killing and dying, I figured there should be an easier way. I needed an enchanted sword with Looting III.
I started by using an enchanting table, but that took too much time and too much Lapis. Looting is one of the rarer enchantments to come across, then another player told me that they usually get them through fishing. So began the great AFK fish farm.
In another video, he shows how the fence in the center is replaced by a fence gate in order for it to work in the latest update.
I connected several hoppers in a line out of the side to have a really large storage capacity when AFKing overnight.
The first line of hoppers just goes straight out into the wall, then there are hoppers underneath that row that point to each individual chest. In order to have the chests side by side, you need to have a trapped chest in between the regular chests.
Then on a Windows computer, you can do F3 + P so that you can Alt-Tab and not bring up the pause menu, which would stop you from fishing.
You should be able to full screen on or off without affecting the fishing. Now you can ALT-Tab to another window. Set the volume down for Minecraft then you can enjoyably watch a movie while your chests fill up with saddles and loot! When you are done just right click and it should stop the action. This F11 trick works with any other button in the game as well!
Let us know how it goes or if you know a better way!