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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 81,820 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 7,239,657 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,649 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4d
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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 1.4d
- 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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  • #2027

    Thanks xanxost! It should work that way, I will look into what broke!

  • #2025

    could this please be updated on My machine gets along much better with that site than here. :( 

     Thank you for coding this!


  • #2028


  • #2023

    The mini map icon keeps moving. I reset it to about 144 degrees and when I switch characters or log out and back in with the same toon it has moved up to where the mail icon sits. I have ver 1.0.8a. I also have the SexyMap addon installed. I cant tell if FB is changing where the icon sits or if SexyMap is doing it. None of my other addon map buttons move around like this.

  • #2024

    Thank you for the bug report -- I will look into it!


  • #2021

    HI, sorry with my english.

    I have spanish client and have a bug with the gear. If i put in addon "hat, pole, bots and hands" there is not problem, i switch equiped with the button perfect.

    But if in slot shoulders or beld or wrist I check:   "When checked, this slot is force empty on switch" and i button nothing happen if i button another time a error said to me "Can't switch outfits that quickly."

    I retired all addons except fb and the error persiste. Thanks for all.

  • #2022

    Thank you for the bug report, I will look at that (it's been a while since I've touched the outfit manager).

  • #2019

    There is a bug causing easy cast invalid.

    Try kill something and loot , after the looting you can't use fishing buddy's easy casting.

    I think that's caused by fishlib's isLooting check.

    Last edited by viruscamp on 5/27/2012 7:00:00 AM
  • #2020

    That's why I rewrote it completely in 1.0.8 -- the fishing library no longer watches for the LOOT events, since they seem to behave somewhat less than reliably.

    Last edited by Sutorix on 6/16/2012 11:33:19 AM
  • #2015

    i seem to have found a bug.

    i have weather-beaten fishing hat.

    so i use auto lure with easy cast

    it seems that sometimes after it applies the lure easy cast no longer works. i usually have to relog to fix it

  • #2016

    Thank you for the report! That gives me someplace to look. I don't see the issue, but I may have an inkling of what's going on (Blizz doesn't make it easy to tell :-)

  • #2018

    Blizz has a lot of restrictions on what you can do for each hardware "event". That being said, I'll see if I can figure out a general purpose way to do "fishing prep" actions.

  • #2017

    thanks for the hard work. while i have your attention id like to suggest a feature for those wishing to enter the contests.

    is there anyway to code in a fast mount macro and fast dismount fish macro.

    like if unmounted alt + double right click mounts you to defualt mount

    if mounted alt + double right click dismounts by casting fishing.

    this would make fishing from point to point alot faster since i wouldnt have to navigate to the bars (creating my own hot keys would be too annoying.)

    Last edited by eol2501 on 5/25/2012 5:58:44 PM
  • #2012

    Ok I would like to mention something else, Watch Bobber is stuck on, I have it unchecked, so that when I get a bite I can just right click twice and it catches the fish and recasts at the same time. It has worked great in the past. About two minutes before the stranglethorn vale extravaganza I thought I would do a /reload to make sure everything was good to go. Bad idea, My watch bobber even though with no check in it was stuck on. I did /reload again /reload ui, unequipt my fishing gear ands re-equipt it. exited game and came back in, tried all of those again. Uninstalled Fishing buddy removing preferences and reinstalled it. After reinstall unchecked watch bobber, all to no avail watch bobber is still stuck on with no check in it. 

    Update: Everything went back to working after the fishing extravaganza was over, hope that helps narrow it down

    Last edited by cyberknight on 5/13/2012 7:48:55 PM
  • #2008

    So you got fishing buddy 1.0.8 Beta 2 working but then on release 1.0.8 easy casting is not working at all, I see you just posted a 1.0.8 a is this to adress that issue?

    nm Just tried 1.0.8 a No Easy Cast in that one either. 

    Wish I could help somehow

    Working in SW not northrend though I wil double check now in northrend area, I tried /reload etc last time... Lets hope it is working in NR now too


    Last edited by cyberknight on 5/12/2012 7:46:45 PM
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