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  • World of Warcraft
  • 42,149 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 6,949,055 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/19/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,558 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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  • #2156

    I seem to have problems, sometimes the auto loot works sometimes it doesn't and it no longer applies an auto lure, I have the hat for creating lures but also have the food created lures and it won't apply either of them and I get the minimap error

  • #2155

    Still having a problem with companion pets being dismissed when de-equiping a fishing pole. It happens on any 'fishing pet' setting (including none).

  • #2162

    Thanks for the report, I am working on it (again). I thought I had it working :-(

  • #2152

    I keep trying to hide from the minimap, but every time I load into or out of something, the button keep showing back up, and I have to go into the options click to show, then uncheck to hide it again. It won't stay hidden.

  • #2154

    Thanks for the report, I am working on this!

  • #2149

    Hi, I'm using the Minimap Button Frame ad on ( At game launch, there is a blacked out link button to Fishing Buddy. After clicking it, however, it disappears. Also, Fishing Buddy is not showing in my (in-game) ad on options list .


  • #2144

    Also getting the error, the Pandaren Fishing Charm is causing it, apparently fishing buddy doesnt know how to handle catching 2 fish at a time.


  • #2145

    Fishing Buddy shouldn't care how much you catch at a time (after all, it deals with the Pygmy Suckerfish). It's more likely that it's trying to log a fishing pool, and LibTourist is having an issue with the current location.

    My working theory is that there are a lot more "shadow" regions in MoP than before and the various mapping addons haven't caught up yet.

    That being said, I will see if FB can trap the errors and at the least cause them to be a non-issue.


  • #2143

    Getting this error when I open FB to adjust settings.  Disconnected me once.

    Date: 2012-09-29 20:38:30
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua line 343:
    attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'x2' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:343: GetYardDistance()
    FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:157: func()
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1104: func()

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  • #2142

    Getting problems with options resetting. For example, if I uncheck "Fish Watcher", it'll become checked again if I change tabs or close the window.

  • #2148

    Blizz seems to have changed something about per-character based settings, I'm working on it!

    Thanks for the report,


  • #2140

    I am having trouble getting the volume slider to work. No matter what I set the slider to, when I put on my fishing outfit, the sound is always set to 100%. The only time it isn't is when it's at 0, then the sound is off.

    Last edited by Skizzlok on 9/28/2012 6:23:24 AM
  • #2139

    I hit the same bug as Kronnk in Jade Forest, but *only* when fishing in pools in the 'Pearlfin Village' subzone (coords of the area I was in: 64, 88) if it helps.

    Thanks for the addon, been a favorite for a long time.

  • #2146

    It looks like a missing "region" in LibTourist -- I'm looking into handing the issue in FB.

    Thanks for the report!


  • #2134

    20x ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90150.lua:343: attempt to perform arithmetic on local "x2" (a nil value)
    ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90150.lua:343: in function "GetYardDistance"
    FishingBuddy-1.1a\FishingSchools.lua:58: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:18>
    FishingBuddy-1.1a\FishingSchools.lua:106: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:100>
    FishingBuddy-1.1a\FishingSchools.lua:157: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:483: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:479>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:901: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:803>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:1104: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:483: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:479>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:491: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:490>

    kind = 0
    fishid = 88496
    zidx = 111
    x = 1.#INF
    y = -1.#INF
    entry = <table> {}
    facing = 8.7373029311472
    C = 6
    _ = 6
    x1 = 0.4932034611702
    y1 = 0.23891574144363
    Z = "The Jade Forest"
    (for generator) = <func> =[C]:-1
    (for state) = <table> {
    1 = <table> {}
    2 = <table> {}
    3 = <table> {}
    4 = <table> {}
    (for control) = 1
    _ = 1
    hole = <table> {
    fish = <table> {}
    kind = 0
    count = 1
    _ = 1
    LT = <table> {
    TransposeZoneCoordinate = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:378
    IterateEasternKingdoms = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:867
    IsInKalimdor = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1023
    IsInOutland = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1031
    IterateAlliance = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:789
    IterateSanctuaries = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:825
    HasRecommendedInstances = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:938
    GetInstanceZone = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:634
    IsZoneOrInstance = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:960
    IterateZoneInstances = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:594
    IsInstance = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:942
    IterateHostile = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:803
    GetInstanceAltGroupSize = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1051
    IteratePvPZones = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:775
    IsAlliance = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:995
    IterateContested = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:839
    IterateComplexes = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:761
    IsZone = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:947
    GetLevelString = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:159
    IterateZoneComplexes = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:614
    IterateRecommendedInstances = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:934
    IterateHorde = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:803
    GetComplex = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:952
    IterateArenas = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:747
    GetEnglishZoneFromTexture = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1079
    IterateZones = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:705
    frame = LibTourist-3.0Frame {}
    GetFishingLevel = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:155
    IsComplex = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:970
    IterateRecommendedZones = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:930
    GetTexture = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1055
    IsArena = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:980
    DoesZoneHaveInstances = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:670
    GetContinent = <fun

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