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  • World of Warcraft
  • 81,197 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,257,268 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/23/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,871 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4y
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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 1.4y
- 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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  • #2995
    Fishing Buddy v1.5 Beta 3
    • 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)
    • Handle fished up things that aren't items, like Garrison Resources (Curse bug #253)
    • Ding on Sea Scorpion Lunker catches
    More fixes to the option handling code so that I can deal with Easy Cast and Easy Lures more appropriately, plus some more bug fixes.
    Still working on the whole hat and +200 pole issues.


  • #2999

    thanks man.

  • #2997

    Let me explain the current situation i experience.

    Nat's Hat
    Draenic Fishing Pole (Enchanted with +4)
    Worm Supreme

    Fishing Buddy Settings:
    Easy Lure - On
    Always Lure - On
    Last Resort - On

    Stormshield, 950 needed for 100%. I have 939 (700 + 39 + 200)

    On the very first cast when equiping all Gear it goes perfectly fine. It will apply any Bait and the Lure from the Draenic Fishing Pole. Once the Lure wears out tho, it starts bugging out.

    Once the Draenic Fishing Pole Lure runs out, FB will use the Lure from Nat's Hat instead of the Worm Supreme. Once that runs out and the Draenic Fishing Pole Lure is of Cooldown, then FB refuses to apply any Lure at all, even tho everything is of Cooldown.

    I hope this information in any usefull in your search of a fix :)

    Last edited by TheDeeGee on 4/25/2015 9:34:54 AM
  • #2998

    I am having the same issue as above, will do something once, and then craps out, useally gets stuck right after the tuskar's spear is dropped, if that is available right after lure is attached.

    Last edited by redroach on 4/25/2015 4:41:56 PM
  • #2991


    A quest sound needs to be added for the "Fish Ringer" for Sea Scorpion Lunkers. It works fine for all other lunkers, but Sea Scorpions were only added into the game in the last big patch.

  • #2996

    Done and in the latest beta version.

  • #2990
    Fishing Buddy v1.5 Beta 2
    • 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)
    • Handle fished up things that aren't items, like Garrison Resources (Curse bug #253)
    Fix a couple of bugs, still some more option handling work to be done to make "maintain Draenor bait" work the way it should.


  • #2989
    Fishing Buddy v1.5 Beta 1
    • Add "maintain only" option for Draenor bait -- keeps applying whatever you last had applied
    • Update Simplified Chinese translation (thanks yuningning520!) 
    Still working on some of the details, but it will now "maintain" the existing Draenot bait insted of applying its own.


  • #2986

    Hi I am having a problem. I have both the Draenic Fising Pole and Nat'sDrinking hat. Fishing buddy applies the lure from the pole fine but when that runs out and is on cooldown Fishing Buddy will not use my fishing hat lure.

    Last edited by Joesizzle on 4/9/2015 3:35:37 AM
  • #2987

    Thanks! I will look into that, it's supposed to work :-)

  • #2994

    Not only that, when the Draenic Fishing Pole is of Cooldown, it uses Worm Supreme instead of the Fishing Pole Lure.

    I'm using 1.5 Beta 2

  • #2985

    i left a ticket with some Suggestions on Curseforge :) , i hope you will look it over ^^ 

    For Azeroth !

  • #2983

    If I have easy cast enabled for shift+right click, when I right click (once) on the bobber to loot the fish it instead re-casts the line. It's incredibly annoying.

    edit: I think it happens specifically if you have no fishing items equipped

    Last edited by flatluigi on 4/3/2015 10:52:32 AM
  • #2984

    Thanks! I will look into it.

  • #2982
    Fishing Buddy 1.4y
    • Fix a random spurious character in the Draenor bait table


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