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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 20,405 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,798,841 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/10/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,980 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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  • #3098
    Fishing Buddy v1.6b Beta 1
    • Update Russian translations (thanks PocoMaxa!)
    • Attempt to fix sound issues when logging out while fishing

    Life has been interfering with my WoW time, I'm trying to catch up on the backlog of issues!


  • #3096

    Ive been using this addon forever. Recently I started having a problem on my hunter. It keeps trying to autocast when no fishing pole is attached. It only happens on my hunter, she has Seths Graphite Fishing pole still. I tried deleting the addon, cache, resetting the gear sets nothing seems to be working.


    I would submit a ticket but I cannot login due to a website error. 

  • #3097

    I will look into it, thanks for the report!

  • #3095

    Hello, I wonder wether it's posible to change the window's size of the addon ? I think it's far too little characters ... How can I do if it's possible ? Thank you

  • #3094

    I have been using the addon for a while now and i haven't encountered any problems yet.
    But i have noticed when i am in my garrison and i'm fishing there, it tells me the following:
    Frostwall: Ryuugurena's Garrison 950 (55%).
    I was wondering what this ment, because i could not figure it out myself.

  • #3091
    Fishing Buddy 1.6a
    • More checking to make sure Nat Pagle is the only quest giver we talk to

    Added more checking to make sure the NPC we're talking to is Nat Pagle, and only Nat Pagle.


  • #3089

    there is a major bug with Fishingbuddy 1.6 where under certain circumstances it will auto complete a quest and choose a reward.  

    I disabled all my addons and went through each one until I discovered Fishingbuddy was the cuplrit.  

    I was able to reliably reproduce this error by rolling a dwarf monk, finishing the first 3 quests outside and then going into Anvilmar.  You are given a quest to speak with "Lo" the monk trainer.  If Fishingbuddy is loaded, when I spoke to Lo it would immediately complete the quest, and pick up the next quest, with no user interaction.  When FB is disabled the quest behaves as expected.

    I had this happen on the last stage of the Cipher of Damnation questline (the tubers quest!) and it chose the wrong weapon!  The GMs would not restore the weapon I wanted to choose because they said if it's an addon problem they won't do it.  

    Last edited by scotttopic on 9/20/2015 11:39:49 AM
  • #3090

    I have a fix for this, it will be out shortly. Thanks for the report!

  • #3085

    Can you please add an option to always use the largest lure? When fishing for lunkers, having a higher skill level increases the chance of catching them, so it is desirable to always use the best lure in your bag.

    Also, can you please remove the red text from the Lunker quest trackers when 5 lunkers are in your bag? In patch 6.2 you are allowed to have more than 5 lunkers in your bags. Thanks.

  • #3086

    I will do that -- although from the old El's Anglin' site, it was thought that over 950 it didn't actually help lunker acquisition (but the jury was still out).

  • #3084
    Fishing Buddy v1.6
    • 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)
    Still trying to figure out why dragging "sticks", but at least now "Escape" will stop it :-)


  • #3087

    It seems, that "Auto turn-in lunker quest" also auto turns-in other daily quests like the one for pet battles or that from Blingtron 5000. Is that intended?

    Additional info: Playing with german locales.

    Last edited by arby69 on 9/5/2015 4:30:35 AM
  • #3088

    Hmm, it's supposed to check to see if you're talking to Nat Pagle -- I will investigate. Thanks!

  • #3082
    Breaks all clicking, must ALT-F4

    The Fishing Buddy window keeps appearing in the most annoying spot in center of screen.  I move it to the lower left, above chat window, out of the way, then it's fine.  But it never remembers the location.  Every time I log in I have to move the window.  Then most of the time (75%+) trying to click and drag the window makes it stuck on "clicked and dragging" mode.  It becomes impossible to click any item.  After hitting ESC for the game menu, I can't even click Logout.  The only option was to use ALT-F4.  The /fb (toggle) would not even shut it off.  Most annoying addon glitch ever to an otherwise mildly amusing little stats addon.

  • #3083

    That's weird. I will see what I can figure out.

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