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  • World of Warcraft
  • 80,945 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,257,779 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/23/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,872 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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  • #2396
    Easy cast not working

    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...?

    Thanks!  Love the addon!

  • #2401

    Version 1.2i should fix this -- sorry for the trouble!

  • #2393
    Fishing Buddy v1.2h

    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

    If you use the tracking frame or the outfit display plugins, you must update them as well (okay, you don't *have* to, but it will be pretty ugly :-)

  • #2391
    Error in OutfitDisplayFrame

    I have tried eveything to fix this.  Uninstall/Reinstall, Even upgraded all components to the latest beta.  I am still getting this:

    Message: ...Ons\FB_OutfitDisplayFrame\ODF\OutfitDisplayFrame.lua:603: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)

    Last edited by Sutorix on 1/11/2013 12:23:36 AM
  • #2392

    Thank you -- there is a bug there, I'm amazed I haven't seen it before. Fix coming up!

  • #2403

    That fixed it like a champ!

    Thanks so much for this and the addon.  It's my favorite - I have been using it as long as its been around :)

    -- Geb --

  • #2389

    Thank you for the updates on this! Couldn't play without it. Laughing

  • #2390

    Thank you! Glad to hear it's useful out there!

  • #2387
    Fishing Buddy 1.2h Beta 2

    - 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

    The big win in this version should be the memory leak/frame lossage issue with partial outfits.

    You WILL need to get the beta versions of the tracking and outfit plugins for FB, if you use them.

    Last edited by Sutorix on 1/5/2013 8:45:36 PM
  • #2386

    The last versions have a bug: if "Partial Outfit" option enabled, after wear off fishing equipment my FPS drops from 120 to 30. When equip outfit again, FPS become normal, but if wear off - drops. No any errors. Relog or "Partial Outfit" disabling can help only.

  • #2388

    Can you check out 1.2h Beta 2? I think I have a fix for the problem. Thanks!

  • #2384

    The no modifier double click isnt working for me. Yesterday after a while of ctrl fishing, I tried again and it worked. But its broke again. Even in beta.

  • #2385

    ahh, no modifier dosent work with no fishing rod. with mods it does.

  • #2383
    Version 1.2h Beta 1

    - Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
    - Rewrite window handling to use new Blizz code and graphics
    - Fixes for Curse bugs #139 and #141 from sometime in the past

    Major rewrite of the window handling code to use the more "modern" Blizz underpinnings. Also required an update to the outfit plugin and to the tracking plugin. Lots of small fixes fell out, and things look much better.

  • #2380

    i´m wearing the fishing hat that brings an upgrade to my skill, but in only uses the hat automatically at the beginning of an session after 10 min it does not use it again...

    can u pls help  me?

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