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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 59,864 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,211,357 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/28/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,852 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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  • #2382

    That's weird, IWOMM. I will look into it and see if I can figure anything out.

  • #2379

    it seems like the pet summon option doesnt always trigger for fishing fun, when using a /fb switch macro.



    after some testing ive found that it doesnt work when first intialized with the client. it will not kick in unless you go to the fishing fun tab. after which it starts working normally

    Last edited by eol2501 on 12/27/2012 10:34:34 AM
  • #2381

    Ah, yes. I see that -- it's an issue with building the pet menu. It has a chance to cause serious slow downs, so I have tried to make it "friendlier". I'll see about getting it built sooner so that the pet information is initialized earlier.

  • #2376

    is there a way to maintain the raft between mount swaps?

    use raft>use mount (mount overrides raft buff) > dismount (FB re enables raft buff)

  • #2377

    That sounds doable, I will add it to my future feature list :-)

  • #2378

    awesome i was thinking this might be a bit too tricky detecting when you would actually want it. maybe checking if you have your fishing pole equiped as a flag for maintaining this?

  • #2371
    Fishing Buddy v1.2g

    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

  • #2374

    Perfect! Everything works fine now...Thank you very much Smile

  • #2373

    I'm happy to report that 1.2g seems to have fixed the issue for me.

  • #2370

    Sutorix, unless you fixed 1.2f, those options don't appear in that version.

    Last edited by Dendrek on 12/22/2012 6:30:05 AM
  • #2372

    1.2g should let everyone *else* use the Pandaren items, just like I do :-) 

    I found a subtle bug introduced when I first wrote FB (back in 2006!) and before I had done very much Lua programming. Unfortunately it's so embedded in the way things work now that it's going to be difficult to go back and rewrite all of the dependencies (although I am looking at that).

    There may be a difference in the low-level Lua handling of booleans between Macs and PCs, between my machine and others -- I haven't nailed it down yet. I will have to write some test code and run it on all of my machines.

    Last edited by Sutorix on 12/22/2012 3:38:32 PM
  • #2365

    Love your app... quick question:

    Does FB support auto-use of the Ancient Pandaren Fishing Charm if it's in your inventory?

  • #2366

    If you have any of the Pandaren "fishing items" in your invetory, an option should be visible in the "Fishing Fun" option tab. 

  • #2363

    can you add an option to cast anglers raft? it would be nice for those of us who dont have our own WW spell

  • #2364

    If you have the raft in your inventory, there should be a checkbox for it on the "Fishing Fun" tab. By default, it will only cast the raft buff if you have already manually cast it yourself (i.e. it will maintain the raft). If you uncheck the "maintain only" option, it will cast the buff whenever you're fishing.

    Last edited by Sutorix on 12/22/2012 6:05:09 PM
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