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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 63,786 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,760,950 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/27/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,962 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.6a
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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 1.6a
- More checking to make sure Nat Pagle is the only quest giver we talk to

Version 1.6
- Auto turn-in lunker quests
- Add "Corpse Worm" support for Undead fishing dailies (Curse bug #260)
- Stop dragging watcher if Escape is pressed (Curse bug #261)

Version 1.5.6
- Remove max lunker alert sound
- Update to latest LibTourist

Version 1.5.5
- Add Felmouth Frenzy support
- Update to latest LibBabble-SubZone

Version 1.5.4
- Update TOC for 6.2

Version 1.5.3
- Fix for bug #259 (error during "A True Draenor Angler" quest)

Version 1.5.2
- Better handling of when and where we're doing Nat's quest (thanks Bodar!)
- Fix for broken UIFrameIsFading making the watch bobber fail (again, Bodar!!)
- With ding fish on, "Work Complete" sound plays when you get five lunkers
- Always show the "Bladebone Hook" as an option, even if we don't have any

Version 1.5.1
- Remove the "Fragrant" Pheromone Fish support

Version 1.5
- Add "maintain only" option for Draenor bait -- keeps applying whatever you last had applied
- Update Simplified Chinese translation (thanks yuningning520!)
- Call the right function in LibTourist (Curse bug #254)
- Apply the appropriate bait if we're not just maintaining Draenor baits (Curse bug #256)
- Handle fished up things that aren't items, like Garrison Resources (Curse bug #253)
- Ding on Sea Scorpion Lunker catches
- Auto-apply "Fragrant" Pheromone Fish (might make this optional after I use it for a bit)

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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  • #2409

    So I have been away from WoW for a while and have just returned to discover I no longer need a fishing pole? Nice!  And I see that my old standby, Fishing Buddy supports this... woot!

    Now how do I use it? lol I keep double clicking and falling off the dock...

  • #2406

    First time user of this addon, but I am not sure what I am doing wrong or maybe I misunderstand the text. I thought FB would auto cast for you after it loots a catch. If it is intended to be able to do this it is not working for me. On the Fishing Tab I do have Easy Cast enabled along with the lures enabled and on the right side I have Use Action checked. My Fishing Icon is positioned on the number 0 on the keyboard above the letters not the number pad.


  • #2407

    You shouldn't need to use the "Action" feature -- it was added because of a bug in the German version of the client (I left it in just in case).

    FB can no longer re-cast immediately after looting -- Blizz changed the way things work many versions ago, and they now require a "hardware event", i.e. a real mouse click or key press, before any action. Looting is an action, as well as casting, so you can't do both with one mouse click.

    With the advent of the requirement for secure frames to perform in-game actions, single click fishing becomes infeasible because there is no way to "turn it off". Hence double click fishing, which currently uses a "trick" to allow a secure button to appear temporarily to cast fishing and then hides so that "regular clicking" still works.

    Last edited by Sutorix on 1/18/2013 9:50:36 AM
  • #2408

    Thanks for the response. Ok so no more action and go with it then. Got it thanks again for putting something like this together.

  • #2399
    Fishing Buddy 1.2i

    - Fix for Equipment Manager event misunderstanding
    - Updated Russian translation (thanks Turbid121!)

     This should also fix the "double-click not working" issues for people who use the Equipment Manager for outfit swapping.

    If you use FB_OutfitDisplayFrame, there are some fixes in version 1.2i of the plugin as well.

  • #2404

    Hey, thanks for the update. However I still have double-click issue only in 'Vale of Eternal Blossoms'. When I have 'quick lure' enabled. Double click only works for the first catch then fail afterwards. I guess thats due to my fishing skill was 785 not yet reached the requirement of 825 in Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

    I Have made a short video for this issue. Please kindly take a look when you are free.

    Thanks !!!

  • #2405

    Thank you for the excellent report! I am looking into this.


  • #2398

    Since latest update when I unequip my fishing pole and equip my standard weapon, FB is not turning off. Using Blizzard Equipment Manager.

    Last edited by xxerty on 1/10/2013 5:33:04 PM
  • #2400

    Version 1.2i should fix this issue -- it turns out that the Equipment Manager event for "swap done" fires just a little earlier than expected. :-)

  • #2397

    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...?

    I'm having the same problem.   I equip my fishing outfit (Weatherbeaten hat and tuskarr pole)  and Fishing buddy will not activate until I do a reload OR unwield my fishing pole.   It's like the addon is confused about what state it's in.

  • #2402

    Thank you for the report, version 1.2i should fix this!

  • #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
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