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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 62,435 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,216,637 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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  • #2284

    When fishing in Uldum (Schnotzz Landing (spelling?)) FB makes it a 650 zone... looks a bit off when max fishing is 600, doesn't it? :P

    Also it shows ALL zones where I have already been fishing as new (i.e. no totals) so can't find any previously caught fish.. :(

  • #2287

    There are zones in Pandaria where you have to have 750 skill to fish without getting trash -- outfits and poles with fishing bonuses, plus fishing lures, make it possible to fish there.

  • #2292

    Ok, thanks a lot for this info, as far as I knew 600 was the total max skill

  • #2283

    I noticed that your new update says "Supports the new WoW "fish without a pole" feature"...yet when I use the generic fishing icon you get from the professions tab, Fishing Buddy doesn't show up. Do I need to make a mod or am I missing something?

    Love this mod, thanks so much!

  • #2280
    Fishing Buddy 1.2b

    - Add option to play the quest completed sound when you catch Nat Pagle rep fish
    - More work on the pet menu to try and address the "script too long" bug some people are seeing

  • #2278
    Fishing Buddy's old display style

    I wasn't playing WoW for a while, and decided to come back with the MoP expansion.  I've installed the latest Fishing Buddy addon using the Curse client, and I found that the FB interface has changed significantly since I last used it in Cataclysm.  Most notably, the FB display is in its own opaque window now, and not in a transparent-background text frame (similar to Blizzard's Objectives pane), as it used to be.  Also, I can't seem to get it to display the counts of fish in an area, only percentages, and if I leave the window open, the list is not refreshed with each cast, as it used to be with the old transparent text frame.

    All in all, this newer version of the FB addon seems a lot less useful than the one I loved and constantly played with a little over a year ago, and I'm wondering if I'm just missing some configuration options for FB that will restore this missing functionality, or if there are technical reasons why the author decided to move away from the original functionality?

  • #2279

    I'm not sure what you're seeing, but the fish watcher window should still be "invisible" until you hover over it for a while. It should still do counts, but I will look at it (I may have broken something and not noticed :-)

  • #2288

    If you set the option to use a modifier key, you can fish without a pole with a double-click-with-modifier and the window will come up while you fish (it hangs around for 30 seconds after you stop fishing in case you recast).

  • #2282

    I am having the same problem.  Is there a setting that needs to be changed?  I really miss not seeing it the way it used to be.

    Thanks for any help on this.

    Beth (aka Angelinica and many others, LOL)

  • #2281

    No, it was my mistake.  Seems my character lost some gear, including my +20 fishing pole and +5 hat with the +75 lure.  I assumed these were still being equipped, but apparently, now we can fish without a fishing pole at all?  Once I realized this, bought a new pole, and equipped it, the Watch window appeared, as if by magic.  Seems like it does not appear at all if no pole is equipped, at least wih the FB config settings I have selected.

  • #2273
    Fishing Buddy 1.2a

    - New French translation (thanks Matisk!)
    - Updated Traditional Chinese translation (thanks titanium0107!)
    - New German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
    - Add Nat's Hat (duh)
    - Updated the About box to thank all the translators! (I always do, calling it out :-)

  • #2272

    First: Great Addon! Helped me alot!

    In Version 1.2, if I activated the option for automatically adding a lure to my fishing pole, the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat was used automatically to attach a lure.But for some reason, Fishing buddy doesn't use Nat's Hat, even though it would attach a lure with +150.


    I forgot: It doesn't work even if I activate the "Lure of last resort" option. And if I don't carry any other lures, it doesn't use Nats Hat too.

    Last edited by Exzentrik on 11/2/2012 5:58:53 AM
  • #2274

    Updated the table -- I was getting it added, but I don't have the hat yet, so I couldn't test it :-)

  • #2271

    1x FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:88: script ran too long FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:88: in function

    error is causing major lag for any class with a pet for some reason frostmage, demolock, hunter

    Last edited by cleric670 on 11/1/2012 11:53:36 AM
  • #2269

    There used to be a mod that would display the minimum fishing level for a zone when you moused over the zone on the map.  Does this do it, or are you familiar with that one?

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