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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 92,361 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 8,504,026 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/24/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,913 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.5.4
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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 1.5.4
- 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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  • #3052

    Having a problem with my tracking screen. I can get it to pull up with /fb fishing start, but as soon as I catch the first fish, it disappears immediately. I had been using it for several days with no issue sitting in the same zone (fishing for Old Crafty, just logged in and stayed put and fished, then logged out), but last night I went around Kalimdor to work on the Fire Festival quests. When I logged back in this morning and went to Orgrimmar to fish, the frame was gone. Typing '/fb fishing start' brings it up, but as soon as I cast the first time and loot the bobber, it is gone. Any idea on how I can fix this? I didn't want to re-install FB and lose the data of all the fishing I have already done trying to get this stupid achievement lol. Thanks!

  • #3053

    That's a weird one. I will see if I can figure out what's going on.

  • #3056

    Appears to be working just fine now, after this morning's downtime. So it looks like we're okay, and it kept track of all 200 attempts I made yesterday to grab Old Crafty :) Thanks!

  • #3051

    Ok just an update: FB was not working on my hunter either after 6.2, and was a little buggy before as well, was always putting my hat lures before the new draenor pole or worm supreme even though lure of last resort was checked and a few other minor glitches, however after many different trials and errors and setting changes I was finally able to get it to work perfectly, (and I mean everything, lures, rafts, lager, spear, ringers...all of it). What I did was completely remove FB from the addons folder and all the saved variables as well.  Also delete any FB macros and FB outfits (this is important).  Re-install the new updated FB and you are good to go.  It seems that whenever there is a new update you need to do a fresh install of FB to make sure it doesn't retain any previous code.  Hope this helps...and awesome addon happy to get it working...can't fish without it now.  The only thing I haven't tested is the Fishing Extravaganza support and timer but will provide a future update.

    Last edited by Droole on 6/29/2015 4:46:24 PM
  • #3054

    That's weird -- I have never had to do that. I will see if I can figure out what you're seeing.

  • #3047
    Double click casting doesn't loot

    When double clicking the bobber lately it appears not to loot though the loot box comes up. I have tried this with no other addons activated and with various different options set in the fb options. I always leave watch bobber off and i can double click (right mouse button) cast but it never loots, with or with auto loot on.

  • #3050
    Quote from nicksc »

    When double clicking the bobber lately it appears not to loot though the loot box comes up. I have tried this with no other addons activated and with various different options set in the fb options. I always leave watch bobber off and i can double click (right mouse button) cast but it never loots, with or with auto loot on.

    You are not supposed to double click the bobber to loot...double clicking the bobber will auto cast again over your loot unless you have watch bobber checked as a precaution.  You double click the body of water to cast, then single click the bobber to loot.  Sounds like its working as intended, and if you are unable to loot its because you are double clicking the bobber.

  • #3057

    However, and i could be wrong, but in times gone by (i've been using FB a long time) I swear i used to be able to double click the bobber, it looted and recasted all in one. It was very productive and what i was used to. 

    This double the n single then double click isn't too bad and this is only a minor whinge. I'll carry on like this.

  • #3055

    I have tried multiple things to try and get that to work (I added "Watch Bobber" to try and avoid inappropriate double-clicking) and it looks like a timing thing. If the hardware event comes before the loot window opened event, we will cast again - which closes the loot window right as it's about to open.

    I haven't found a way around it yet, although I've lost a lot of fish trying :-)

  • #3044

    I know you were testing some code for handling Fragrant Pheremone Fish, but that it got removed. Due to how time-sensitive they are, I know I've missed a few solely because I didn't realize that I'd looted them.

    Do you think you'd be willing to add something similar to the Pagle rep fish for when you pick up a pheremone fish? I shoehorned

    if ( id == 110508 and GSB("DingQuestFish") ) then
    PlaySound("MurlocDeepSea_Aggro", "master");

    into my installation of Fishing Buddy - A bit of a hackjob, since it's not related to quest fish. 110508 is obviously the item ID for the Pheremone Fish itself.

    Last edited by HgD on 6/8/2015 8:12:33 PM
  • #3045

    That's an excellent idea -- I will add it to the dinging fish. :-)

    I am working on having it auto-target your pet/bodyguard/Nat/nearest player and throw the fish as an option (might add Awesomefish to nearest player) if I can get it all to work without consuming too many clicks :)

  • #3040

    Any way to clear the list of fish caught?

  • #3043

    Not easily -- I will add something.

    Last edited by Sutorix on 6/6/2015 6:11:47 PM
  • #3039

    For the past few weeks, my right-click casting hasn't worked, nor has my auto-lure. I was wondering if there's a problem, or if it's me. Ok, let me rephrase that, neither of those work for my hunter, but seem to work just fine for my warlock. HELP? Thank you.

  • #3041

    Do you have different addons loaded for each toon? FB doesn't do anything class (or race, or anything) specific...

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