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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 174,285 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,411,700 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/08/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,694 Favorites
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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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  • #2279

    I'm not sure what you're seeing, but the fish watcher window should still be "invisible" until you hover over it for a while. It should still do counts, but I will look at it (I may have broken something and not noticed :-)

  • #2288

    If you set the option to use a modifier key, you can fish without a pole with a double-click-with-modifier and the window will come up while you fish (it hangs around for 30 seconds after you stop fishing in case you recast).

  • #2282

    I am having the same problem.  Is there a setting that needs to be changed?  I really miss not seeing it the way it used to be.

    Thanks for any help on this.

    Beth (aka Angelinica and many others, LOL)

  • #2281

    No, it was my mistake.  Seems my character lost some gear, including my +20 fishing pole and +5 hat with the +75 lure.  I assumed these were still being equipped, but apparently, now we can fish without a fishing pole at all?  Once I realized this, bought a new pole, and equipped it, the Watch window appeared, as if by magic.  Seems like it does not appear at all if no pole is equipped, at least wih the FB config settings I have selected.

  • #2273
    Fishing Buddy 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 :-)

  • #2272

    First: Great Addon! Helped me alot!

    In Version 1.2, if I activated the option for automatically adding a lure to my fishing pole, the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat was used automatically to attach a lure.But for some reason, Fishing buddy doesn't use Nat's Hat, even though it would attach a lure with +150.


    I forgot: It doesn't work even if I activate the "Lure of last resort" option. And if I don't carry any other lures, it doesn't use Nats Hat too.

    Last edited by Exzentrik on 11/2/2012 5:58:53 AM
  • #2274

    Updated the table -- I was getting it added, but I don't have the hat yet, so I couldn't test it :-)

  • #2271

    1x FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:88: script ran too long FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:88: in function

    error is causing major lag for any class with a pet for some reason frostmage, demolock, hunter

    Last edited by cleric670 on 11/1/2012 11:53:36 AM
  • #2269

    There used to be a mod that would display the minimum fishing level for a zone when you moused over the zone on the map.  Does this do it, or are you familiar with that one?

  • #2276

    Hmm, I don't have that one. I'll add it to my list of features :-)

  • #2268

    I've been getting this error every time I click on an item since the new update:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1290: attempt to call field 'WatchUpdate' (a nil value)
    Time: 11/01/12 01:23:52
    Count: 11
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1290: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1272>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1297: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1293>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1576: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1563>
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `PickupContainerItem'
    Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:758: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:735>
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `ContainerFrameItemButton_OnClick'
    [string "*:OnClick"]:12: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>

    Locals: logout = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to call field 'WatchUpdate' (a nil value)"
    handlerframe = <unnamed> {
     0 = <userdata>
    RunHandlers = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:438
    resetClickToMove = nil

  • #2275

    That's weird, could you send me your FrameXML.log? Thanks!

  • #2267

    Getting notified of an error on login:

    Date: 2012-10-31 22:49:23 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...terface\AddOns\FB_MergeDatabase\FB_MergeDatabase.lua line 270:    attempt to index field 'API' (a nil value) Debug:    ...terface\AddOns\FB_MergeDatabase\FB_MergeDatabase.lua:270: in main chunk Locals: FL = <table> {  GetZoneInfo = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua:740  AddTooltip = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1028  SetSkillupTable = <function> defined


    Last edited by Sutorix on 11/2/2012 9:00:11 PM
  • #2270

    My fault, I did some code cleanup and broke backward compatibility. There are new versions of all of the supporting FB plugins to go along with the new version.

  • #2260

    Ok, with the new update, it is causing massive lag for some reason.  I couldn't go more than 10 seconds flying before my FPS plummeted for several seconds, once I deactivated the newest version of FB it seemed to be fine, here are errors I got that I think are related:

    1x FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:115: script ran too long
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:115: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:108>
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:624: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:442: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:438>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:450: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:449>

    GetOurPets = <func> @FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:108
    CheckedOurPets = <func> @FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:128

    1x RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion-3.0.4.lua:464: script ran too long
    RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion-3.0.4.lua:464: in function "Initialize"
    RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion-3.0.4.lua:275: in function <RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion.lua:267>
    <in C code>
    <in C code>
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:115: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:108>
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:624: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:442: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:438>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:450: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:449>

    self = RandomCompanionFrame {
    0 = <userdata>
    debugmsg = <func> @..\RandomCompanion.lua:253

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