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  • World of Warcraft
  • 173,531 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,410,928 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/08/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4g
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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 1.4g
- 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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  • #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.

  • #2414

    any chance on adding support for ancient pandaren fishing charm ie auto cast if buff not active. or the fishing hat as an auto lure ? i dot mind more clicks but would love it to cast these things to help on ma memorie and not filling ma bars with such things. thx.

  • #2417

    The options are already there -- "Auto Lure" in the casting options pane, and "Use Pandaren Fishing Charm" in the "Fishing Fun" options pane.

    Note, the Pandaren fishing charm option doesn't show up if you don't actually have the charm in your inventory :-)

  • #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.


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