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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 233,098 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,475,617 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/25/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,697 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4i
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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 1.4i
- 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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  • #2052

    FB isn't loading at all with the latest Beta patch from 8/3/12.

  • #2051

    @Rayle... Heh, that's the EXACT problem I had. I just went in and deleted it and everything worked proper, so I figured I'd try again this morning. Thanks for mentioning the problem AND the solution.

    Last edited by bloodniron on 8/3/2012 7:59:42 AM
  • #2049

    I just returned back to wow after a month or so off, updated all my mods, had to take them all out one at a time, to figure out what was causing my crash, but it's Fishing buddy. :(

    The bar would fill up about 1/4 of the way and then I would have to physically close it.

  • #2048

    I'm sorry, but this wonderfull addon is crashing my client too.

    Loading screen stops loading at a certain point and it's pretty hard to exit the game "in a proper manner".

    (The WoW screen stays on top and I have to restart the computer blind.)

  • #2047

    I'm wondrign if I'm using the latest update? CUrse says  1.0.3 but that doesnt seem to be correct.

  • #2045

    same error here - wow stopps loading

  • #2044

    Does this work on Macs? I installed in how I normally do for other add ons but it doesnt seem to work.



    Edit** It looks like I am having same issues saying it is out of date and wi not go past loading screen. ***

    Last edited by bmille40 on 7/30/2012 10:08:20 AM
  • #2043

    I got the same problem as Jerricho87 and Makibird with the lastest update you get stuck on the char loading screen even after removing any trace of earlier versions, but you can get in if it is disabled or removed.

    If it help to resolve it, I can say the I get a wow.exe stop responding msg from windows.

    Last edited by Xerromace on 7/28/2012 3:22:07 PM
  • #2040

    I am having the same issue as Makibird.  I tried an update, a fresh install, and an install with the fishingbuddy.lua file removed.  All three things ended with the same result.  WoW locks up on the loading screen at about 1/6 th the loading bar full.

  • #2042

    That's just weird. I can't make it happen, but I will keep trying to figure it out.


  • #2036

    Since updating, I cannot log into any of my characters. Once FB has been disabled, I can log in fine again :/

  • #2038

    Does WoW just hang and you have to forcibly quit? Is this in the current version or the beta of WoW? Which version of FB? Is this a "clean" install or did you have previous fishing data? Please send me your SavedVariables/FishingBuddy.lua file, which will help find the issue.



    Last edited by Sutorix on 7/28/2012 10:14:55 AM
  • #2035

    I really like this addon, have used it for a very long time. But one thing with the last few verisons ive noticed is. Using the equipment manager outfits do not work. It creates the fishing buddy temp outfit or it creates a fishing buddy outfit. Problem is if you create any other outfits with the equipment manager it deletes them when you switch with the icon. Any ideas whats going on? I tried to do a clean install of the addon but I get the same problems.



  • #2039

    Thank you for the report, I will see if I can figure out what's going on!


  • #2032
    Fishing Buddy 1.0.9 Beta 1

    There is a beta version up that fixes the "LootSlotIsItem" issue in MoP. More to come as I gaher more data.

    1.0.9 Beta 1



    Last edited by Sutorix on 7/19/2012 10:02:28 PM
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