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  • World of Warcraft
  • 26,426 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 6,931,430 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/19/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,557 Favorites
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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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  • #2411
    Bugged to high heaven :(

    Hi, maybe it's just me, but I've had an on/off bug whereby it's still acting as though I'm fishing even after I've stopped and re-equipped my weapon. It's still counting elapsed time and forcing sound. It only ever used to do this when the pole was equipped, obviously. I've got round this before simply by re-installing, but after it happened today I downloaded the newest version and it's got even worse. Now, despite not having even equipped my pole after logging in, I turned in the Dala fishing daily and fishing buddy gave me the Nat Pagle fanfare, boosted my sound and brought up the fishing stats menu on the left and wouldn't bugger off without me manually turning the addon off. Atm, it's totally unusable. Is this just me, and either way, wtf is going on with it? Always used to be a great addon until this started happening this year. Please help :S

  • #2412

    Just to update, several hours later and after several relog attempts, leaving quite some time between, working fine again, so it does seem to be an intermittent bug. Would still be interesting to know what causes it and if anyone else has had the same problem? Cheers

  • #2413

    Are you level 20 and wearing a fishing hat? :-)

    Try unchecking the "Partial Outfit" option -- since you can fish without a pole in the latest version, FB supports partial outfits and "modifier key" casting.

  • #2410

    I am trying to use the double-click easy casting (with no pole equipped), and it doesn't do anything.  I checked that "Easy Cast" is enabled on the Fishing tab.  Is there something else I need to do?  Thanks!

    Edit:  it seems to work if I assign a modifier to it...guess that's close enough :)

    Last edited by azuslime on 2/4/2013 7:59:35 PM
  • #2409

    So I have been away from WoW for a while and have just returned to discover I no longer need a fishing pole? Nice!  And I see that my old standby, Fishing Buddy supports this... woot!

    Now how do I use it? lol I keep double clicking and falling off the dock...

  • #2406

    First time user of this addon, but I am not sure what I am doing wrong or maybe I misunderstand the text. I thought FB would auto cast for you after it loots a catch. If it is intended to be able to do this it is not working for me. On the Fishing Tab I do have Easy Cast enabled along with the lures enabled and on the right side I have Use Action checked. My Fishing Icon is positioned on the number 0 on the keyboard above the letters not the number pad.


  • #2407

    You shouldn't need to use the "Action" feature -- it was added because of a bug in the German version of the client (I left it in just in case).

    FB can no longer re-cast immediately after looting -- Blizz changed the way things work many versions ago, and they now require a "hardware event", i.e. a real mouse click or key press, before any action. Looting is an action, as well as casting, so you can't do both with one mouse click.

    With the advent of the requirement for secure frames to perform in-game actions, single click fishing becomes infeasible because there is no way to "turn it off". Hence double click fishing, which currently uses a "trick" to allow a secure button to appear temporarily to cast fishing and then hides so that "regular clicking" still works.

    Last edited by Sutorix on 1/18/2013 9:50:36 AM
  • #2408

    Thanks for the response. Ok so no more action and go with it then. Got it thanks again for putting something like this together.

  • #2399
    Fishing Buddy 1.2i

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

     This should also fix the "double-click not working" issues for people who use the Equipment Manager for outfit swapping.

    If you use FB_OutfitDisplayFrame, there are some fixes in version 1.2i of the plugin as well.

  • #2404

    Hey, thanks for the update. However I still have double-click issue only in 'Vale of Eternal Blossoms'. When I have 'quick lure' enabled. Double click only works for the first catch then fail afterwards. I guess thats due to my fishing skill was 785 not yet reached the requirement of 825 in Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

    I Have made a short video for this issue. Please kindly take a look when you are free.

    Thanks !!!

  • #2405

    Thank you for the excellent report! I am looking into this.


  • #2398

    Since latest update when I unequip my fishing pole and equip my standard weapon, FB is not turning off. Using Blizzard Equipment Manager.

    Last edited by xxerty on 1/10/2013 5:33:04 PM
  • #2400

    Version 1.2i should fix this issue -- it turns out that the Equipment Manager event for "swap done" fires just a little earlier than expected. :-)

  • #2397

    Hi, I just did the new update and for some reason the double right click easy cast is not working now?  Maybe I'm missing something?  Easy Cast is checked on options...?

    I'm having the same problem.   I equip my fishing outfit (Weatherbeaten hat and tuskarr pole)  and Fishing buddy will not activate until I do a reload OR unwield my fishing pole.   It's like the addon is confused about what state it's in.

  • #2402

    Thank you for the report, version 1.2i should fix this!

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