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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 6,949,055 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/19/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
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  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4
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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 1.4
- 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

Version 1.3b
- Have "all english" command syntax to reduce confusion
- Minor internal library changes to reduce event spam during world transitions

Version 1.3a
- Fix moved line that escaped testing

Version 1.3
- Allow for choosing Mouse4 and Mouse5 for casting
- Add "/fb fishing start" for use in macros to turn on "fishing mode"
- Add "FishingBuddy" macro (self modifying macro that emulates the double click sequence)
- Add support for Bipsi's Bobbing Berg
- Attempt to fix Curse bug #224 (Minimap Icon moves)
- Rewrote Fish Watcher display code (some of the oldest code in FB!)

Version 1.2p3
- Fix for Curse bug #221 (error on mouse over with Gear manager)
- Updated fix for Curse bug #218 (ammo slot still has a value in it, but it's zero now)

Version 1.2p2
- Fix for UpdateMicroButtons taint

Version 1.2p1
- Update to latest LibTourist (added Timeless Isle)

Version 1.2p
- Updated TOC to 5.4
- Fixed About box, because credit where credit is due is what you do
- Better Extravaganza time handling based on code from Salty Badmunkay the Limnologist (@Shadow Council)
- Additional clean up in Extravaganza code
- Rewrite drop down handling (for FB_Broker, etc.) to not trigger Blizz raid frame bug
- Summon pets again when we start to fish
- Fix "Open Quest Item" handling
- Updated to latest versions of LibTourist and LibBabble-SubZone

Version 1.2o
- Rewrite pet menu handling to use LibPetJournal
- Fix for CurseForge bug #217 and #218, should fix #181

Version 1.2n
- Fix for CurseForge bug #216, error in option screen with Outfitter selected
- Latest version of LibTourist

Version 1.2m
- Update TOC for 5.3
- Better check for "in combat" and some event management updates
- Latest version of LibBabble-SubZone

Version 1.2l
- Update TOC for 5.2
- Updated LibBabble-SubZone and LibTourist for 5.2

Version 1.2k
- Updated LibBabble-SubZone, prep for 5.2
- Remove Kalu'ak Fishing Derby timer, now that it's gone for good (sniff!)

Version 1.2j
- Updated Spanish translation (thanks Magire!)
- Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation  (thanks tiagopl!)

Version 1.2i
- Fix for Equipment Manager event misunderstanding
- Updated Russian translation (thanks Turbid121!)

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

Version 1.2g
- FIx a subtle bug in the Pandaren item code that hopefully will make it work for everyone else
- Updated Spanish (esES) translation (thanks karrash76!)
- Updated LibTourist to the latest version

Version 1.2f
- Updated Spanish (esES) translation (thanks karrash76!)
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Updated LibTourist to the latest version
- Make options display better with long names (CurseForge #110)

Version 1.2e
- Fishing pets work again
- Add option to display the Nat Pagle quest fish you've caught "today"
- Updated Russian translation (thanks BloodyFess!)
- Updated LibTourist library

Version 1.2d
- Add option to just "maintain" the raft if it's already on, i.e. manual engagement
- Support the Sharpened Tuskaar Spear (ugly, but it works for now)
- Fix the minimap icon setting, again
- Updated LibTourist to the latest version
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Fix summon pet erros -- BUT PETS DON"T WORK YET
- Fix Curse bugs #206, #207, #208

Version 1.2c
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Updated Traditional Chinese translation (thanks titanium0107!)
- Update the raft buff before it expires, if we can (reworking this for the next version)
- Handle Nat's Hat correctly
- Lots of small code improvements

Version 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

Version 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 :-)

Version 1.2
- Add "Partial Gear" option for casting. If enabled, wearing any item that has a fishing bonus will let you double click cast.
- Add support for the Angler's Raft (still figuring out what to do about the spear)
- Fishing volume slider works now
- Updated Traditional Chinese (zhTW) translation (thanks titanium0107!)
- Don't include pool catches in counts (works for first time fishing in a subzone)
- Try harder to notice that we're fishing from a pool
- Fix for pet menu timeout (CurseForge #190, #198)

Version 1.1f
- Fix a startup bug for brand-new toons (or never fished from a pool)
- Updated Russian translation (thanks DVK!)

Version 1.1e
- Fix startup bug (CurseForge #195)
- Add a delay after we cast a lure so that it has time to show up (prevent double lures)
- Add Tiny Goldfish to the Fishing pet list
- Include CallHandler library
- Updated traditional Chinese translations (thanks titanium0107!)
- Update German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)

Version 1.1d+
- Make the TOC have the right version so that people don't get confused

Version 1.1d
- Add support for Ancient Pandaren Fishing Charm (Woot! Only took two days of camping!)
- More work on the pets, all should be good now

Version 1.1c
- Fishing Watcher works with "auto pole" casting
- Updated Russian translation (thanks D_Angel!)
- Fix fish caught bug (CurseForge #192, #193)
- Fix assorted issues with causing math errors in LibTourist (CurseForge #189)
- Clean up internal event handling, should help memory usage

Version 1.1b
- Fix option stickiness bug (CurseForge #184)
- Include LibDataBroker explicitly (CurseForge #186)
- FIx minimap button display issues (CurseForge #185, #183, #180, #178)
- Fix meta pet menu issues

Version 1.1a
- Yet another '_' global issue (the last one, I think, after going through all the code)

Version 1.1
- Italian translation, thanks Impaler (and bER92)!
- Add support for "Fish without a pole" feature. Cast when any fishing gear is worn or
  a modifier key is held down while right-clicking
- Remove Astrolabe since it causes problems with MoP (and it doesn't work well)

Version 1.1 Beta 2
- Italian translation, thanks Impaler (and bER92)!
- Add support for "Fish without a pole" feature. Cast when any fishing gear is worn or
  a modifier key is held down while right-clicking

Version 1.0.9f
- Remove ancient custom minimap button code and use LibDBIcon instead
- Fix pet menu (again)
- Add Nat's Hat

Version 1.0.9e
- Remove references to LibBabble-Zone now that it is deprecated
- Quest Items auto-loot again (CurseForge bug #172)
- Fix pet menu (CurseForge bugs #167, #174, #176)
- Updated German translation (Thanks DirtyHarryGermany!), closes #171, #173

Version 1.0.9d
- Don't fail if there isn't a fishing pet list

Version 1.0.9c
- Fix Fishing Pet menu (I have duplicates of a lot more pets than I thought I did...)
- Latest version of LibBabble-Zone (soon to be removed)

Version 1.0.9b
- Blizz apparently uses "_" as a global, so let's make sure we have our own
- Latest version of LibTourist

Version 1.0.9a
- Latest version of LibTourist

Version 1.0.9
- Update TOC for 5.0.4
- Update to work with WoW 5.0 (fix for Curse #165, )
- Hack to LibTourist so that it doesn't break (temp fix for Curse #164)


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  • #1953

    Before the latest update, I could toggle weapon/pole again to fix the casting bug, but now it won't cast at all.

  • #1952

    Easy cast  has stopped working with this update. Try different characters, resetting UI, etc. It won't cast at all now.

  • #1951

    Still bugged after update! Easy Cast randomly stops working and the only way to fix it is to reloadui.

  • #1950

     Easy cast is not working at all no matter what I do. Up until today it would stop occasionally not on skillups, I was at 525 skill, usually when a junk item was autolooted I think. If I swapped my  weapon and fishing pole out a few times it would start to work again for a while but after today's update nothing works at all... nada easy cast, nada easy lure, nothing. This was with the latest download of v1.0.7i.

     What happened?

     I reverted to v1.0.7h and it's working again like it should. Smile

     Edit: After a couple hours of fishing with an alt I'm happy to report that v1.0.7h seems to be working perfectly. Easy cast never stopped once on me even with numerous skillups (and looting grey junk) and easy lures always worked when it should have. I'm sticking with v1.0.7h for the time being!

    Last edited by dchriest on 4/27/2012 6:00:20 AM
  • #1949

    Double right click recast working but soon as i switch to weapon or have to go into combat it then no longer works :-( please fix and ty soo soo much for awesome addon preciate your hard work

  • #1948

    Getting Error message on login:

    Message: ...ns\FuBar_FishingBuddyFu\Libs\AceOO-2.0\AceOO-2.0.lua:627: FuBarPlugin-2.0: FuBarPlugin-2.0 requires Dewdrop-2.0.
    Time: 04/20/12 01:37:40
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `error'
    ...\FuBar_FishingBuddyFu\Libs\AceLibrary\AceLibrary.lua:122: in function `error'
    ...hingBuddyFu\Libs\FuBarPlugin-2.0\FuBarPlugin-2.0.lua:918: in function `OnInstanceInit'
    ...ns\FuBar_FishingBuddyFu\Libs\AceOO-2.0\AceOO-2.0.lua:627: in function `init'
    ...ar_FishingBuddyFu\Libs\AceAddon-2.0\AceAddon-2.0.lua:997: in function `init'
    ...ns\FuBar_FishingBuddyFu\Libs\AceOO-2.0\AceOO-2.0.lua:463: in function <...ns\FuBar_FishingBuddyFu\Libs\AceOO-2.0\AceOO-2.0.lua:436>
    (tail call): ?
    ...e\AddOns\FuBar_FishingBuddyFu\FuBar_FishingBuddy.lua:1: in main chunk

    Locals: (*temporary) = "FuBarPlugin-2.0: FuBarPlugin-2.0 requires Dewdrop-2.0."

  • #1947

    Easy cast stops on fishing skill up, at least until next skill up.

    I tested this 'cause i keep encountering the not easy casting on skill up bug.  What i found out seemed weird.

    I was at skill 449 when i started today, also drinking Captain Rumsey's Lager automatically.  Got to 450 and automatically took another Captain Rumsey's lager (maybe bfore it expired, not sure)

    Reached skill lvl 452, then easy cast stopped working, so I opened the Spellbook and casted manually.  I tested easy case each time then casted manually since it wasn't working.

    On skill lvl 453, it started working again, automatically took a Captain Rumsey's Lager, then next dbl click did the easy cast w/o trouble.  

    Kept casting until I reached skill level 457.   Then I just stopped fishing since it seemed to be working fine.

    I wonder if it's those other buff items that cause trouble with easy cast....

  • #1944

    Easy cast stops working for me on a fishing skill up, not all of the time, but when it stops working, it is always on a skill up.

  • #1945

    Thanks for the bug report, I will see if I can reproduce this!

    - Sut

  • #1943

    Hi!  Could this be updated on WoW Interface, please? My system likes that website better...


  • #1946


  • #1942

    Date: 2012-04-04 15:33:51
    ID: 5
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua line 1410:
       attempt to index global 'FishingBuddyFrame' (a nil value)
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1410: ?()
       [C]: ChatEdit_ParseText()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3992: ChatEdit_SendText()
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  • #1941

    The easy cast double right click is also acting up for me.  I noticed it today doing fishing dailies.  It would work fine until I caught a fish that counted toward the daily quest (whitefish in Darnassus) then it would stop working.  Reloading the UI would cause it to start working again until I caught the next quest fish.  Happened with two seperate toons.  It was the same daily quest though.  Hope this helps.

    Awesome addon.  Thanks for all the hardwork you folks do.

  • #1940

    Same for me. Had to open spell book when it stoped untill I got a skill up in fishing then it let me cast by clicking, untill it stoped again so I repeted untill I got another skill point and it worked again. Off and on cinda thing, lol................ Very anoying... Please Fix

    Oh. dont know if this is related to this addon but on my hunter when I select my foces target, it errors out and causes me to not set it untill I reload my ui and it disables Fishing buddy when i do. its weard. dosnt give me a lul error report eather.

  • #1938

    I downloaded the latest version of Fishing Buddy when it got updated (last night I think).

    The right click re-casting worked perfectly for a few casts. I was so happy. And then it stopped working randomly. Even a reload ui doesn't fix it.

    Anyone got any idea what  this is?

    EDIT: Ok, discovered something bizarre. When the UI is turned off, it casts perfectly. But when the UI is on, it won't re-cast on right click.

    Last edited by madindehead on 4/1/2012 6:53:16 PM
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