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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 6,947,161 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/19/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
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  • 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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  • #2431

    There are two ways this works:

    1. Wear any piece of "fishing gear", besides a fishing pole and have "Partial Outfit" checked in the fishing options

    2. Select a "Modifier" key for the "Easy Cast" option. If you hold down that key and double-click, FB will cast for you

    Glad you like it!


  • #2426

    Here is another one. Picture a 25 man raid, or a 40 man world boss raid, and think of multiple group calls going wrong. There seems to be bad calls for each group, and each group member. I won't even try to post them all, I promise. Hope this can help you sort it out.

    Date: 2013-03-10 20:13:54
    ID: -36
    Error occured in: AddOn: FishingBuddy
    Count: 7
    Message: Note: AddOn FishingBuddy attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidGroup3:unusedFunc()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: unusedFunc()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:160: CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1


    Last edited by Sutorix on 3/11/2013 12:34:32 AM
  • #2427

    This is a bug on the Blizz side -- they create the Raid frames in between add-on frames getting created (or something like that) and it causes this error. It happens to many different add-ons and so far I haven't found a work-around.

  • #2429

    No worries. I just thought you might like the info. I'll let you know if I discover that it is creating more of a problem than generating an error report.

  • #2425

    Get this error. Don't know why. Actually checking the log there is about 30 errors from my last lfr. All relate to a compact raid group call, but they are not all the same.

    Date: 2013-03-10 20:10:56
    ID: -44
    Error occured in: AddOn: FishingBuddy
    Count: 19
    Message: Note: AddOn FishingBuddy attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidGroup3Member3:Show()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: Show()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:279: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:237: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll()

    Last edited by Sutorix on 3/11/2013 12:35:14 AM
  • #2424

    Today I was using Fishing Buddy and it was working fine then after I got done I switched back to my weapon and all I got was WoW music playing with no other sounds.  I switched back to my fishing pole and I get the normal walking, flying, and npc's talking sounds.  I did not adjust anything in FB I just switched between the pole and weapon when this occured.  I did make sure that the partial outfit was unchecked and it was not so I unchecked it and reloaded several times and not cure.  Any ideas what this is or what I might have done?


    Belay my last problem fixed nothing to do with FB.  Not sure how it happened but it's fixed.

    Last edited by smitty89 on 3/3/2013 10:21:06 AM
  • #2428

    That;s weird -- I will look into it. There may be an edge case in the swapping code. Thanks for the report!

  • #2422

    I received this error when I logged in today. I have been getting this for a while, so not sure what to do. I have updated to the most recent release. I removed the list of add-ons, so if you need them, let me know and I will post the entire error with add-ons listed:

    Date: 2013-02-28 09:59:22
    ID: -1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...ar_FishingBuddyFu\Libs\AceEvent-2.0\AceEvent-2.0.lua line 987:
    attempt to call global 'GetRealNumRaidMembers' (a nil value)
    ...ar_FishingBuddyFu\Libs\AceEvent-2.0\AceEvent-2.0.lua:303: TriggerEvent()

    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.1.0.50100 <us>


    Last edited by Peyana on 2/28/2013 10:29:40 AM
  • #2423

    I haven't updated the FuBar plugin in a long time (since the last time FuBar development was discontinued). I may see about repackaging it, but the data broker plugin is up to date.

    Broker: Fishing Buddy --

  • #2420

    is there any way to get it to swap to my fishing gear whenever i double click on water and back if i enter combat ?


  • #2421

    Unfortunately, no.

    1. There is no way to tell if you clicked on water or some other random piece of the world (that you can't otherwise interact with)

    2. Blizz has basically made it impossible to successfully automatically switch your weapons back -- although I am trying to get it to work.

    Thanks for using FB!


  • #2419

    Blizz doesn't post an event for this -- probably because writing a 'bot would be made much easier. The only thing I've thought of is to ring a bell just before the "usual" times (which look like 11, 7, and 3 seconds left) when the fish strikes -- but it varies wildly with connection speed (and maybe sever load, I don't have enough data).

  • #2418

    Is there any fishing addon that tracks when the bobber pops (or atleast at what precise second in the fishing countdown you click the lure)? I am trying to compile data to post on WoW's forums about the "last second pop" of the fishing lure. I would like some sort of data that could tell me how many casts I've thrown and how many times (maybe even with %) the lure popped at each second mark. I am currently keeping track of it manually, but I think having an addon that did it automatically would be much more accurate.

  • #2415


    I cna't get the auto lure feature to work? I have lures in my bag but they don't apply themselves? I have made sure it is set to apply lure, but strugglign to get it to work, I just end updoing it manually.


    Last edited by coatsy35 on 2/24/2013 1:16:20 PM
  • #2416

    Make sure the Easy Cast and Auto Lure options are checked as well -- by default FB doesn't automatically apply lures.

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