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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 6,946,959 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/19/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4
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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 1.4
- 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

Version 1.3b
- Have "all english" command syntax to reduce confusion
- Minor internal library changes to reduce event spam during world transitions

Version 1.3a
- Fix moved line that escaped testing

Version 1.3
- Allow for choosing Mouse4 and Mouse5 for casting
- Add "/fb fishing start" for use in macros to turn on "fishing mode"
- Add "FishingBuddy" macro (self modifying macro that emulates the double click sequence)
- Add support for Bipsi's Bobbing Berg
- Attempt to fix Curse bug #224 (Minimap Icon moves)
- Rewrote Fish Watcher display code (some of the oldest code in FB!)

Version 1.2p3
- Fix for Curse bug #221 (error on mouse over with Gear manager)
- Updated fix for Curse bug #218 (ammo slot still has a value in it, but it's zero now)

Version 1.2p2
- Fix for UpdateMicroButtons taint

Version 1.2p1
- Update to latest LibTourist (added Timeless Isle)

Version 1.2p
- Updated TOC to 5.4
- Fixed About box, because credit where credit is due is what you do
- Better Extravaganza time handling based on code from Salty Badmunkay the Limnologist (@Shadow Council)
- Additional clean up in Extravaganza code
- Rewrite drop down handling (for FB_Broker, etc.) to not trigger Blizz raid frame bug
- Summon pets again when we start to fish
- Fix "Open Quest Item" handling
- Updated to latest versions of LibTourist and LibBabble-SubZone

Version 1.2o
- Rewrite pet menu handling to use LibPetJournal
- Fix for CurseForge bug #217 and #218, should fix #181

Version 1.2n
- Fix for CurseForge bug #216, error in option screen with Outfitter selected
- Latest version of LibTourist

Version 1.2m
- Update TOC for 5.3
- Better check for "in combat" and some event management updates
- Latest version of LibBabble-SubZone

Version 1.2l
- Update TOC for 5.2
- Updated LibBabble-SubZone and LibTourist for 5.2

Version 1.2k
- Updated LibBabble-SubZone, prep for 5.2
- Remove Kalu'ak Fishing Derby timer, now that it's gone for good (sniff!)

Version 1.2j
- Updated Spanish translation (thanks Magire!)
- Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation  (thanks tiagopl!)

Version 1.2i
- Fix for Equipment Manager event misunderstanding
- Updated Russian translation (thanks Turbid121!)

Version 1.2h
-- Attempt to fix memory leak and framerate losses with partial outfit option
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Updated Russian translation (thanks Turbid121 and BloodyFess!)
- Rewrite window handling to use new Blizz code and graphics
- Fixes for Curse bugs #139 and #141 from sometime in the past

Version 1.2g
- FIx a subtle bug in the Pandaren item code that hopefully will make it work for everyone else
- Updated Spanish (esES) translation (thanks karrash76!)
- Updated LibTourist to the latest version

Version 1.2f
- Updated Spanish (esES) translation (thanks karrash76!)
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Updated LibTourist to the latest version
- Make options display better with long names (CurseForge #110)

Version 1.2e
- Fishing pets work again
- Add option to display the Nat Pagle quest fish you've caught "today"
- Updated Russian translation (thanks BloodyFess!)
- Updated LibTourist library

Version 1.2d
- Add option to just "maintain" the raft if it's already on, i.e. manual engagement
- Support the Sharpened Tuskaar Spear (ugly, but it works for now)
- Fix the minimap icon setting, again
- Updated LibTourist to the latest version
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Fix summon pet erros -- BUT PETS DON"T WORK YET
- Fix Curse bugs #206, #207, #208

Version 1.2c
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Updated Traditional Chinese translation (thanks titanium0107!)
- Update the raft buff before it expires, if we can (reworking this for the next version)
- Handle Nat's Hat correctly
- Lots of small code improvements

Version 1.2b
- Add option to play the quest completed sound when you catch Nat Pagle rep fish
- More work on the pet menu to try and address the "script too long" bug some people
  are seeing

Version 1.2a
- New French translation (thanks Matisk!)
- Updated Traditional Chinese translation (thanks titanium0107!)
- New German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Add Nat's Hat (duh)
- Updated the About box to thank all the translators! (I always do, calling it out :-)

Version 1.2
- Add "Partial Gear" option for casting. If enabled, wearing any item that has a fishing bonus will let you double click cast.
- Add support for the Angler's Raft (still figuring out what to do about the spear)
- Fishing volume slider works now
- Updated Traditional Chinese (zhTW) translation (thanks titanium0107!)
- Don't include pool catches in counts (works for first time fishing in a subzone)
- Try harder to notice that we're fishing from a pool
- Fix for pet menu timeout (CurseForge #190, #198)

Version 1.1f
- Fix a startup bug for brand-new toons (or never fished from a pool)
- Updated Russian translation (thanks DVK!)

Version 1.1e
- Fix startup bug (CurseForge #195)
- Add a delay after we cast a lure so that it has time to show up (prevent double lures)
- Add Tiny Goldfish to the Fishing pet list
- Include CallHandler library
- Updated traditional Chinese translations (thanks titanium0107!)
- Update German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)

Version 1.1d+
- Make the TOC have the right version so that people don't get confused

Version 1.1d
- Add support for Ancient Pandaren Fishing Charm (Woot! Only took two days of camping!)
- More work on the pets, all should be good now

Version 1.1c
- Fishing Watcher works with "auto pole" casting
- Updated Russian translation (thanks D_Angel!)
- Fix fish caught bug (CurseForge #192, #193)
- Fix assorted issues with causing math errors in LibTourist (CurseForge #189)
- Clean up internal event handling, should help memory usage

Version 1.1b
- Fix option stickiness bug (CurseForge #184)
- Include LibDataBroker explicitly (CurseForge #186)
- FIx minimap button display issues (CurseForge #185, #183, #180, #178)
- Fix meta pet menu issues

Version 1.1a
- Yet another '_' global issue (the last one, I think, after going through all the code)

Version 1.1
- Italian translation, thanks Impaler (and bER92)!
- Add support for "Fish without a pole" feature. Cast when any fishing gear is worn or
  a modifier key is held down while right-clicking
- Remove Astrolabe since it causes problems with MoP (and it doesn't work well)

Version 1.1 Beta 2
- Italian translation, thanks Impaler (and bER92)!
- Add support for "Fish without a pole" feature. Cast when any fishing gear is worn or
  a modifier key is held down while right-clicking

Version 1.0.9f
- Remove ancient custom minimap button code and use LibDBIcon instead
- Fix pet menu (again)
- Add Nat's Hat

Version 1.0.9e
- Remove references to LibBabble-Zone now that it is deprecated
- Quest Items auto-loot again (CurseForge bug #172)
- Fix pet menu (CurseForge bugs #167, #174, #176)
- Updated German translation (Thanks DirtyHarryGermany!), closes #171, #173

Version 1.0.9d
- Don't fail if there isn't a fishing pet list

Version 1.0.9c
- Fix Fishing Pet menu (I have duplicates of a lot more pets than I thought I did...)
- Latest version of LibBabble-Zone (soon to be removed)

Version 1.0.9b
- Blizz apparently uses "_" as a global, so let's make sure we have our own
- Latest version of LibTourist

Version 1.0.9a
- Latest version of LibTourist

Version 1.0.9
- Update TOC for 5.0.4
- Update to work with WoW 5.0 (fix for Curse #165, )
- Hack to LibTourist so that it doesn't break (temp fix for Curse #164)


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  • #2439

    This is a known issue with the way Blizzard creates *their* frames -- FB doesn't call any of those routines itself, and I have yet to find a workaround for it :-(

  • #2436

    Have been having this error since 5.2:

    144x ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90160.lua:6348: attempt to index field "?" (a nil value)
    ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90160.lua:6348: in main chunk


  • #2440

    Where are you when you receive this error? In the game, that is :-)

  • #2442

    right after login


  • #2435

    I would like to know how to change the "Quest Complete" sound for Nat Pangle quest fish? I tried replacing "igQuestListComplete" with "OgreEventCheerUnique" in line 872 of FishingBuddy.lua and made sure everything else was kept as is. However when I do catch a quest fish, nothing plays. No error given either. Is there something else that needs adjusting too?

  • #2441

    I will add that to the feature request list :-)

  • #2434

    There is a problem with how the on screen watcher counts the fish totals.   At least if you don't have the watcher displayed when you fish without a fishing rod (a stick instead), it will still count the fish caught in the Fishing Buddy window in the locations tab, but it won't count it in the on screen watcher, so these 2 counters won't be showing the same number of fish caught in one location.

    I view this as a problem because I still want the on screen watcher to record the fish I caught without a fishing rod, even if the on screen watcher itself is toggled to be hidden from view at the time. That way when I start using a fishing rod, I will see that those fish caught with a stick are logged in without having to check the locations tab.

    For example: If I have 400 fish caught in one location from a fishing pole on the on screen watcher, then switch to a stick which will hide this watcher based on my current options,  if I catch 200 fish with a stick then next time I switch back to using a fishing pole, the watcher should reappear saying that I caught 600 fish for this location.  Right now it doesn't, it would still say that I only caught 400 fish, despite the Fishing Buddy locations tab saying that I caught 600.

    This should be fixed, or at least provide an option to have the on screen watcher show the numbers in the location tab even if the watcher is currently hidden from view.  I don't always make sure that I'm using a Fishing Rod and sometimes I don't want to. But when I'm not using it, I don't want the watcher to display the numbers to me either.  But that doesn't mean that I don't want those fish to be logged!  If there is already a way to do this then please tell me how.


    Last edited by satan915 on 4/9/2013 12:53:05 AM
  • #2438

    I will look into this -- the on screen watcher uses the same events as the core parts of FB, and when it's off you get somewhat better framerates. But ti should be possible to move all of the current/totals logic into the main section without too much impact.

  • #2432

    Nice Addon. There is a couple issues and/or questions I have to scratch my head on. 1st: The Extravaganza feature has been changed and starts at 4:00 p.m. not 2 p.m. . Also, I cannot seem to get the stay mounted while fishing feature to work? Does this work with any mount as well?

  • #2457

    Well, I should note that I live in Northeastern Indiana so perhaps that is an issue there with our conflict of times. Maybe their 2 hours ahead or something? If this is the case then it would be nice to be able to sync it or set it per ones own time where they live.

    Last edited by SinbadKRT on 6/16/2013 11:53:03 AM
  • #2433

    Ah, thank you. I hadn't noticed that the time had changed. I will get that updated!

    I don't know of any mounts that you can fish from -- what the option does it let you cast while mounted, dismounting you in the process (I will see about making the tolltip clearer on that point :-)

    Last edited by Sutorix on 4/2/2013 12:05:07 AM
  • #2451

    Thank you very much for responding and very fast I might add. :) How did it go?

  • #2450

    The official Blizz site

    still says the extravaganza is at 14:00 -- which is 2 p.m.

    I will try and take part today and see what's going on :-)

  • #2449

    The wierd concept is that you just updated Fishing Buddy but still overlooked the 2:00 p.m. Extravaganza aspect again and should be set to 4:00 p.m.

  • #2430

    I use to love this app before 5.2, and now I can't get it to work at all with the no pole needed feature. I have checked all my little details, and made sure I have easy cast on, I just can't get it to work with wow's new "no fishing pole needed" feature... This is the second thing on your item description list 

    - Supports the new WoW "fish without a pole" feature

    I really like your app and I hope you can fix this problem. =)

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