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  • World of Warcraft
  • 58,858 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,206,458 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/28/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,851 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4y
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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 1.4y
- Fix a random spurious character in the Draenor bait table

Version 1.4x
- Don't overwrite Draenor fishing quest baits (Curse bug #250)
- Add support for Bladebone Hook

Version 1.4w
- Use Draenor bait option is in broker menu
- Update TOC for 6.1

Version 1.4v
- Fix for watcher fish counting (thanks ProphetV!)

Version 1.4u
- Add an option to display just the current fish in the watcher (Curse #237)
- Do some fixing around Curse bug #246 (it looks like some addons turn off minimap icons)
- Updated Traditional Chinese (thanks alec65!)

Version 1.4t
- Remove UI freeze when using the Blizz bag sorter
- Add garrison cavedweller fish to "Pagle" fish list (ding on catch, list in watcher)

Version 1.4s
- Add missing file that maanged to not get into source control

Version 1.4r
- Don't use Draenor special baits while doing the Hookshot or introductory fishing quests
- Display lunkers with other quest fish in the watcher

Version 1.4q
- Now that the library is right, make sure we check it correctly for non-English clients

Version 1.4p
- Fix bug in fishing library that was messing up non-English zone lookups

Version 1.4o
- Add an option to control the application of "Draenor bait"
- More work on cleaning up all of the old lure code to handle all of the new situations

Version 1.4n
- The zone based lures should be applied appropriately, including sea scorpion
- Updated French translation (thanks Matisk, Mips, and ckeurk!)
- Updated to latest LibTourist, now knows about garrisons
- Fix Curse bug #243 (switch error while in combat)

Version 1.4m
- Don't try and remember fish schools if we're not sure where we are (Curse Bug #240)

Version 1.4k
- Fix math error in watcher when you are fishing for the first time

Version 1.4j
- Make sure Nat's Hookshot is applied whenever we're doing the Lunker quest
- Use the Worm Supreme, if we need it to get over 950
- Use the latest LibTourist, and notice if we're in the Draenor zones for skill check

Version 1.4i
- One last "boolean instead of 1" error in the locations frame
- Latest version of LibTourist (hacked for 950 skill everywhere)

Version 1.4h
- Actually fix the issue with checkboxes (Curse bug #234)

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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  • #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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