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  • World of Warcraft
  • 57,950 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 7,143,251 Total Downloads
  • Updated 08/08/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,601 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4c
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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 1.4c
- 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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  • #2250

    I still have this problem! Any idea if it's gonna be fixed? :)

  • #2115
    Modifier keys?

    Does anyone use the "modifier key" option in FB? I'm thinking about hijacking it for the "fish without a pole" option -- you would cast "Fishing" if any of the following are true:

    You hold down a modifier (i.e. no outfit required), or you are wearing *any* Fishing gear.

    I would update the Fishing Outfit management (where possible) to not switch in the Fishing Pole if you don't need it for the bonus. And for "pool fishing" you just hold down a modifier key, no outfit needed.

    Does that sound reasonable? I'm going to throw together a beta with this feature shortly.

  • #2113
    Loot issue

    i love this addon, but since the last update about half the time i fish with FB i don't get the loot. like its as if i just walked instead of looting. it's super frustrating not to get half my catch. i'll enable it when another update comes out

  • #2114

    I have seen this occasionally, but I haven't been able to reproduce it. FB *shoudn't* be interfering with a single click, but I will see if I can put more of a guarantee around that.

  • #2116

    after i disabled FB it was still happening, so i think it may have just been an issue with wow. so i have it turned on again :) thanks for the reply though. i love this addon

  • #2106

    One problem with the latest update (1.0.9d)... It interferes with OneBag/OneBank3.

    With FB installed, I can't click on my bags, and the mouseover to highlight bags in the bagframe does not work. I'm not seeing any LUA errors.

    I don't use a lot of addons, and deactivating FB resolves the issue. Everything worked fine before the latest update.

    Unfortunately, I can't use FishingBuddy because of this. =(

  • #2111

    Thank you for the report, I will add it to my list of things to investigate!

    Edit: I have loaded OneBag3/OneBack3 and FB, and everything appears to work. Do any other addons seem to impact OneBag3?

    Last edited by Sutorix on 9/14/2012 7:16:36 PM
  • #2127

    Sorry.. missed your reply..

    v1.1a seems to work fine with Onebag/Bank3




  • #2105

    Hey mate, any chance of getting easycast to work with no pole equipped? Blizzard have made it so you dont even need to own a fishing pole to fish, but double-right-click wont cast unless I have a rod on :( ANy chance of a workaround or an option in the next update? (I know it'd cause problems when you're playing normally, but I personally would like to be able to switch the option on only when fishing, then turn it off when I do other stuff to prevent trying to fish in the middle of bosses, etc. :) )

  • #2108

    I am figuring out a way to do this now. It will require selecting something besides a fishing pole to determine that you wanted to fish -- the user interface is the hard part at the moment (although I have an idea I am working on now).

    Last edited by Sutorix on 9/13/2012 8:11:01 AM
  • #2112

    Just a thought, Sutorix.  You've already built in the functionality to catch a CTRL+F to toggle our outfit.  Why not just use it to toggle the right-click feature on and off.   Make that a checkbox like "Toggle No-Pole Fishing with CTRL+F."  That way, you can disable the right click to cast with the same toggle they use to enable/disable the outfit.  We can also still fish, then, with our hats and other +fishing paraphernalia.  The checkbox would just be a flag for your program to avoid checking for a pole in the weapon slot and would then  cast Fishing.

    Last edited by w3rewu1f on 9/14/2012 10:31:14 AM
  • #2104

    I'm getting this error on only ONE of my characters:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:172: Usage: SummonPetByID(petID)
    Time: 09/10/12 23:11:35
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `SummonPetByID'
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:172: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:169>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:201: in function `func'
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:494: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:490>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1582: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1566>



  • #2109

    I have a fix for this forthcoming, thanks for the report!

  • #2102

    Errors D:

    Date: 2012-09-09 12:00:00
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua line 172:
    Usage: SummonPetByID(petID)
    [C]: SummonPetByID()
    FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:201: func()
    (*temporary) = nil

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  • #2103

    got the same error today when login :/

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