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  • World of Warcraft
  • 12,608 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,835,417 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/10/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 7,012 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.6a
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About Fishing Buddy

Fishing Buddy

A fishing addon that keeps track of the fish you catch and helps manage your fishing gear.

- Double-click fishing
- Supports the new WoW "fish without a pole" feature
- Bring out your fishing pets! Drink heavily!
- 'Fish Watcher' lets you see the fish you've caught here before (or the fish that you've caught in the current session)
- Display your current skill level and the time since you started fishing
- Choose your fishing outfit and change into it easily
- Support for automatically adding a lure to your fishing pole
- Support for tracking 'cycle fish' such as the Nightfin Snapper so you know when to go looking for them

Example commands:
/fishingbuddy or /fb
toggle the display of the Fishing Buddy window
/fb help
print the list of Fishing Buddy commands
/fb switch
wear your chosen fishing outfit, or change back

Silly stuff:
In addition to displaying the fishing bonus for your fishing outfit, it also displays your 'style points' as inferred from Draznar's Fishing FAQ (

Fishing Buddy Plugins:
Outfit Manager -
Fish Tracking --
Broker: Fishing Buddy --
Titan Panel [Fishing Buddy] --

Feel free to send comments to Sutorix=AT=hotmailDOTcom.


1. Unzip the '' file
2. If your unzip program allows you to specify a location, then unzip it into the 'Interface/AddOns' folder contained in your WoW folder (the location that WoW was installed)
3. If your unzip program doesn't let you specify the destination, then find your WoW folder (where it was installed) and drag the 'FishingBuddy' folder into the 'Interface/AddOns' folder.

Version 1.6a
- More checking to make sure Nat Pagle is the only quest giver we talk to

Version 1.6
- Auto turn-in lunker quests
- Add "Corpse Worm" support for Undead fishing dailies (Curse bug #260)
- Stop dragging watcher if Escape is pressed (Curse bug #261)

Version 1.5.6
- Remove max lunker alert sound
- Update to latest LibTourist

Version 1.5.5
- Add Felmouth Frenzy support
- Update to latest LibBabble-SubZone

Version 1.5.4
- Update TOC for 6.2

Version 1.5.3
- Fix for bug #259 (error during "A True Draenor Angler" quest)

Version 1.5.2
- Better handling of when and where we're doing Nat's quest (thanks Bodar!)
- Fix for broken UIFrameIsFading making the watch bobber fail (again, Bodar!!)
- With ding fish on, "Work Complete" sound plays when you get five lunkers
- Always show the "Bladebone Hook" as an option, even if we don't have any

Version 1.5.1
- Remove the "Fragrant" Pheromone Fish support

Version 1.5
- Add "maintain only" option for Draenor bait -- keeps applying whatever you last had applied
- Update Simplified Chinese translation (thanks yuningning520!)
- Call the right function in LibTourist (Curse bug #254)
- Apply the appropriate bait if we're not just maintaining Draenor baits (Curse bug #256)
- Handle fished up things that aren't items, like Garrison Resources (Curse bug #253)
- Ding on Sea Scorpion Lunker catches
- Auto-apply "Fragrant" Pheromone Fish (might make this optional after I use it for a bit)

Version 1.4y
- Fix a random spurious character in the Draenor bait table

Version 1.4x
- Don't overwrite Draenor fishing quest baits (Curse bug #250)
- Add support for Bladebone Hook

Version 1.4w
- Use Draenor bait option is in broker menu
- Update TOC for 6.1

Version 1.4v
- Fix for watcher fish counting (thanks ProphetV!)

Version 1.4u
- Add an option to display just the current fish in the watcher (Curse #237)
- Do some fixing around Curse bug #246 (it looks like some addons turn off minimap icons)
- Updated Traditional Chinese (thanks alec65!)

Version 1.4t
- Remove UI freeze when using the Blizz bag sorter
- Add garrison cavedweller fish to "Pagle" fish list (ding on catch, list in watcher)

Version 1.4s
- Add missing file that maanged to not get into source control

Version 1.4r
- Don't use Draenor special baits while doing the Hookshot or introductory fishing quests
- Display lunkers with other quest fish in the watcher

Version 1.4q
- Now that the library is right, make sure we check it correctly for non-English clients

Version 1.4p
- Fix bug in fishing library that was messing up non-English zone lookups

Version 1.4o
- Add an option to control the application of "Draenor bait"
- More work on cleaning up all of the old lure code to handle all of the new situations

Version 1.4n
- The zone based lures should be applied appropriately, including sea scorpion
- Updated French translation (thanks Matisk, Mips, and ckeurk!)
- Updated to latest LibTourist, now knows about garrisons
- Fix Curse bug #243 (switch error while in combat)

Version 1.4m
- Don't try and remember fish schools if we're not sure where we are (Curse Bug #240)

Version 1.4k
- Fix math error in watcher when you are fishing for the first time

Version 1.4j
- Make sure Nat's Hookshot is applied whenever we're doing the Lunker quest
- Use the Worm Supreme, if we need it to get over 950
- Use the latest LibTourist, and notice if we're in the Draenor zones for skill check

Version 1.4i
- One last "boolean instead of 1" error in the locations frame
- Latest version of LibTourist (hacked for 950 skill everywhere)

Version 1.4h
- Actually fix the issue with checkboxes (Curse bug #234)

Version 1.4g
- Subtle fix for checkbox handling in options, use booleans everywhere (Curse bug #234)
- Use the latest version of LibTourist
- French translation updated (thanks Dabeuliou!)

Version 1.4f
- Use the latest version of LibTourist
- Remove Outfitter failure (I may add the tooltips back in later)

Version 1.4e
- Use the latest version of LibBabble-SubZone
- Italian translation reviewed (thanks _YuSaKu_!)
- French translation updated (thanks Dabeuliou!)

Version 1.4d
- Use the latest beta of LibTourist and LibBabble-SubZone for WoD
- Update TOC

Version 1.4c
- Don't try to summon fishing pets if we're in combat
- Make sure we autoloot things that we're opening automatically
- Better handling when both Angler's Raft and Bipsi's Berg are available
- Fix for Curse bug #231 "Watcher not toggling off automatically"

Version 1.4b
- Get my act together with respect to watch window location (thanks Grizzly_UK!)

Version 1.4a
- More work on keeping the watcher visible and onscreen (using LibWindow)
- Handle version changes and per-player settings correctly
- Fix an issue with LibTourist where it doesn't check for esMX

Version 1.4
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Attempted fix for 64-bit crash bug (#227) by using PLAYER_ALIVE
- Remove invalid frame reference in watcher window (Curse #229)
- Add "/fb fishdata reset" to clear out all fish location data (#127)
- More work on the watcher frame to try and make it stay on screen all the time


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  • #3116
    Fishing Buddy futures

    Hi all!

    Life has been busy lately, so I haven't been paying as much attention to FB as I would like. A lot of the code is more than ten years old and in serious need of a rewrite -- so I am digging through everything in the hopes that a lot of these little bugs will go away with a more "modern" add-on re-design.

    One of things that I'm thinking about doing is making the "fish database" a plugin, and add the option of using other gatherer add-ons instead -- if I can strip the core FB down to the basics, I can retire Fishing Ace! :-)

    Thank you for all your support over the last ten+ years!


  • #3115

    Message: ...e\AddOns\Blizzard_DebugTools\Blizzard_DebugTools.lua:-1: script ran too long
    Time: 02/03/16 17:14:41
    Count: 1
    Stack: ...e\AddOns\Blizzard_DebugTools\Blizzard_DebugTools.lua: in function `ScriptErrorsFrame_OnError'
    [string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:18: in function <[string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:4>
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:343: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:342>
    Interface\AddOns\Broker_Garrison\core.lua:299: in function `LoadDependencies'
    Interface\AddOns\Broker_Garrison\core.lua:1955: in function `?'
    ...\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:53: in function <...\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:48>

    Locals: (*temporary) = "Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:343: script ran too long"


    Last edited by Sutorix on 2/5/2016 1:59:44 PM
  • #3118

    This doesn't look like an FB bug, but I will try and get some time to see if I can get an add-on mix that repros the problem.

  • #3114

    Great addon, Sutorix!  I'm having a problem, though.  The "watcher window", which historically was on the left side of the screen, doesn't display.  I'm referring to the one that tallies fish as you catch them in the zone, and shows the proportions (%) of each, etc.  I've gone through all the option settings, and tried reinstalling (including completely deleting the old addon folder).  Can you help me find what I might be missing?  Thanks!

  • #3117

    I will look into that -- I haven't been ale to get the watcher window to be as stable as I would like. I hope to address a lot of the issues with a rewrite (see other post).

    Thanks for the report!

  • #3113

    I just got this addon and it's awesome! Or, it was for the first 30 minutes. Now the easy cast function and the UI box don't work. Tried everything I could think of but I can't get it to work. I can still type /fb to see the list, but I liked the little UI that popped up. Going to uninstall and reinstall a second time to see if I can't figure it out. 

  • #3112

    Thanks for a great addon, i have been using thos for ages. (if it is still the same one) 

    One thing, i am testing it before the sunday contest starts and with the "only cast in pools" i can cast my lure all over the place, also the enhanced pools dosent do anything.

    Ther then that, great addon, love it won´t fish without it!

  • #3119

    I will look into the that -- the "Only cast in pools" check only works if nothing interferes with the tooltip, so anything that hides or messes with tooltips can break things :-(

  • #3111

    Is there any way to get the easy cast to work with left click?

  • #3110

    Was a little sad when a sound didn't go off when I fished up Mr. Pinchy last night. Other than that this addon has been great!

  • #3109

    I've been getting back into trying the Stranglethorn contest. I noticed the tracker thing doesn't work. It counts down just fine, but when the contest starts, the "ends in" timer is 0:00 and the speckled count gets stuck about 60 seconds into the contest. Last week, it was stuck at 5/40 and this week at 3/40. Also, when I reload during the contest, the tracker goes completely blank and I end up with two floating tooltip "ends" where the tracker would be. They eventually go away, I'm assuming at the end of the designated contest time.

  • #3103

    Addon is causing me to not loot the first lunker of every fishing session.  The lunker shows up in the bag window and the sound goes off, but the loot never shows in my bags or the chat frame.  This happened 5 times and has not happened in the 3 fishing sessions since I disabled the addon.

  • #3104

    I am not seenig that  behavior. However, if you are running another addon that intercepts the loot window it can interfere.

    Do you have autoloot turned on?

  • #3102

    The fishing count doesn't increase while using AutoLootPlus. Can you fix this?

  • #3108

    I will look into it, but probably not. If another loot inspecition/loot grabbing addon gets the loot events before FB does and mucks with the window, there's not much I can do about it :-(

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