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  • World of Warcraft
  • 163,943 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 8,066,861 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/10/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,798 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4v
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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 1.4v
- 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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  • #2260

    Ok, with the new update, it is causing massive lag for some reason.  I couldn't go more than 10 seconds flying before my FPS plummeted for several seconds, once I deactivated the newest version of FB it seemed to be fine, here are errors I got that I think are related:

    1x FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:115: script ran too long
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:115: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:108>
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:624: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:442: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:438>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:450: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:449>

    GetOurPets = <func> @FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:108
    CheckedOurPets = <func> @FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:128

    1x RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion-3.0.4.lua:464: script ran too long
    RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion-3.0.4.lua:464: in function "Initialize"
    RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion-3.0.4.lua:275: in function <RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion.lua:267>
    <in C code>
    <in C code>
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:115: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:108>
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:624: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:442: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:438>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:450: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:449>

    self = RandomCompanionFrame {
    0 = <userdata>
    debugmsg = <func> @..\RandomCompanion.lua:253

  • #2262

    Hmm. Line 155 is calling "ClearSearchFilters" -- it's inside Blizz code. Or should be -- is RandomCompanion another addon? Maybe it's patching something badly. I will see what I can do :-)

  • #2277

    I wanted to follow up to say that I have tried the new update to but the problem still exists and it seems to be random which addon give me the script too long error because it seems to be a different one everytime I activate it.  The FPS lag is still there as well.

  • #2266

    I have the same as Golconda, if I enable the new FB I got serious FPS lag every few seconds.
    I don't have RandomCompanion as an addon, but got several other addons randomly giving the error "script ran too long"

  • #2263

    Your the best, thanks, Random Companion is another addon that randomly picks a mount or companion with macros but it seems to not be playing well with FB but not sure why?

  • #2259
    Hunter Pet Lag

    FishingBuddy-v1.2 is causeing the same Hunter pet lag i saw before :(

    **Version: 1.1f works perfect tho


    Last edited by skoodat on 10/30/2012 3:05:05 PM
  • #2264

    Could you file a ticket, with whatever information you have. I'll have to make a hunter and play with it :-)

  • #2258

    Is it possible to add a little love for the Angler's Fishing Raft? Test on the cast as you do for the lures and recast the raft if there is <= one minute left?

  • #2261

    Yes, I am working on it -- it's taking a lot more logic to handle the new items :-)

  • #2257

    Got this error today: i dont recall what i was doing other than trying to switch outfits via the click.

    Date: 2012-10-29 15:59:18
    ID: -2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 13
    Message: ..\FrameXML\PaperDollFrame.lua line 2264:
       attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
       ..\FrameXML\PaperDollFrame.lua:2264: PaperDollFrame_IgnoreSlotsForSet()
       ..\FrameXML\PaperDollFrame.lua:3131: GearSetButton_OnClick()
       [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
          [string "*:OnClick"]:1
    setName = "Fishing Buddy"
    set = <table> {
     1 = 33820
     2 = 1
     3 = 1
     4 = 1
     5 = 1
     6 = 1
     7 = 1
     8 = 1
     9 = 1
     10 = 1
     11 = 1
     12 = 1
     13 = 1
     14 = 1
     15 = 1
     16 = 45858
     17 = 1
     18 = 1
     19 = 64884
    (for generator) = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    (for state) = <table> {
     1 = 33820
     2 = 1
     3 = 1
     4 = 1
     5 = 1
     6 = 1
     7 = 1
     8 = 1
     9 = 1
     10 = 1
     11 = 1
     12 = 1
     13 = 1
     14 = 1
     15 = 1
     16 = 45858
     17 = 1
     18 = 1
     19 = 64884
    (for control) = 18
    slot = 18
    item = 1
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = 18
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)"
    itemSlotButtons = <table> {
     1 = CharacterHeadSlot {
     2 = CharacterNeckSlot {
     3 = CharacterShoulderSlot {
     4 = CharacterShirtSlot {
     5 = CharacterChestSlot {
     6 = CharacterWaistSlot {
     7 = CharacterLegsSlot {
     8 = CharacterFeetSlot {
     9 = CharacterWristSlot {
     10 = CharacterHandsSlot {
     11 = CharacterFinger0Slot {
     12 = CharacterFinger1Slot {
     13 = CharacterTrinket0Slot {
     14 = CharacterTrinket1Slot {
     15 = CharacterBackSlot {
     16 = CharacterMainHandSlot {
     17 = CharacterSecondaryHandSlot {
     19 = CharacterTabardSlot {
     20 = CharacterBag0Slot {
     21 = CharacterBag1Slot {
     22 = CharacterBag2Slot {
     23 = CharacterBag3Slot {

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  • #2265

    Weird, I'll look into it.


  • #2254

    I got an error today, was trying to figure out why fishing buddy doesn't have a minimap icon, until I restarted WoW and got the error:

    Date: 2012-10-28 16:59:06
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...ngBuddy\Libs\LibDataBroker-1.1\LibDataBroker-1.1.lua line 3:
    LibDataBroker-1.1 requires CallbackHandler-1.0
    [C]: assert()
    ...ngBuddy\Libs\LibDataBroker-1.1\LibDataBroker-1.1.lua:3: in main chunk
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "LibDataBroker-1.1 requires CallbackHandler-1.0"

    Swatter, v4.0.5 (<%codename%>)
    FishingBuddy, v1.1f
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.0.5.50001 <us>

  • #2256

    This should be fixed -- what version are you running?

    Crap. Okay, I found the problem -- a fix is coming up soon!



    Last edited by Sutorix on 10/29/2012 7:36:56 PM
  • #2251
    Quote from Bachue»

    Seeing an occasional error related to FB:

    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua line 75:
    script ran too long
    [C]: AddAllPetTypesFilter()
    FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:480: func()

    Given the name of the thing that's causing the error (Add all Pet Types Filter), I wonder if it has something to do with the number of pets I have?  On combining things to account-wide with 5.0.4, I ended up with nearly 700 pets, and I haven't gone through the list to clean up / cage / release the many duplicates.  If that's likely the cause, then feel free to disregard, as I'll be going through the list and caging/selling some duplicate pets and releasing the rest come next Tuesday-ish.

    I still have this problem! Any idea on a fix?
  • #2253

    I'm working on it! I am trying to make sure it doesn't break in other ways.

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