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  • World of Warcraft
  • 103,110 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,264,828 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/31/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4e
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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 1.4e
- Use the latest version of LibTourist and LibBabble-SubZone for WoD

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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  • #2079

    Darn, I had hoped the new LibTourist would fix that for everyone. It's working for me at the moment, but I will dig into it.


  • #2071

    Can't equip glyphs while using this addon.  (According to Skillet, this was because of the global _ variable being tainted in Blizz UI)


    Date: 2012-08-31 15:57:22
    ID: 4
    Error occured in: AddOn: Fishing Buddy
    Count: 39
    Message: Error: AddOn Fishing Buddy attempted to call a forbidden function (CastGlyph()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: CastGlyph()
    ...terface\AddOns\Blizzard_GlyphUI\Blizzard_GlyphUI.lua:527: GlyphFrameSpell_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1

    Last edited by Thortok2000 on 8/31/2012 3:13:58 PM
  • #2080

    I'm not seeing this behavior -- what is the global variable that's "tainted"?


  • #2083

    You might find this thread helpful:

  • #2081

    As Thortok2000 already wrote, the name of the variable is _  ( underscore).

  • #2077

    Same here. Also with 1.0.9a.

  • #2073

    Does it work after a /reloadui or logging out and back in?

    You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Albert Einstein

  • #2072

    Same here

    5x [ADDON_ACTION_FORBIDDEN] AddOn "FishingBuddy" tried to call the protected function "CastGlyph()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    Blizzard_GlyphUI\Blizzard_GlyphUI-1.0.lua:527: in function "GlyphFrameSpell_OnClick"
    <string>:"*:OnClick":1: in function <string>:"*:OnClick":1


  • #2070

    FYI your LibTourist-3.0 hack left in a debugging print statement that spams continent names at login.

    FYI also, the official LibTourist is updated.

    Any chance you can offer a nolib version?

  • #2078

    1.0.9a has been uploaded, with the latest LibTourist.

    I will look into a "no public libs" version :-)

  • #2066

    I am having a weird problem as a hunter where if I double click on land, my bow is equipped, but I will still get messages that my cast did not land in water and the volume adjustments will engage.

  • #2068

    The Fishing Pole detection used to be robust, I'll see what Blizz changed that would break it now...

  • #2069

    You are no longer required to have an actual fishing pole equipped in order to fish.

    This fundamental change in the api may be the cause of this bug.

  • #2065
    Issue with quartz timer and FB

    This just started after the last FB update. Quartz no longer shows the timer countdown bar when I double click to cast. If I use the icon to cast, it works fine. Any ideas?



  • #2064

    With the 5.0.4 version in the area where it shows "Skill: 475+30[505](2/~6) the number is acutally going by 2 each time you catch a fish.  When you get skill update, instead of going to 0, it starts at 2 and increments by 2 each catch.

    Last edited by LarryGatlin on 8/30/2012 1:29:46 PM
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