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  • World of Warcraft
  • 20,418 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,798,233 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/10/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
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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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  • #2347

    When I try to click to change outfits it tells me  "you arnent skilled enough to use that item". I'm lvl 34 with fishing 31.  So whats happening?

    ok so now im 150 fishing and it works. but isnt it a toggle? when i click it again shouldnt it put my gear back on?

    Last edited by WoWEye on 12/13/2012 5:37:43 PM
  • #2348

    It sounds like you had added an item to your outfit that you were not yet able to use -- which outfit switcher did you have selected? There may be a bug in the "generate a fishing outfit for me" code.

  • #2351

    That's probably it then -- there's a bug somewhere in the automatic outfit creator that isn't finding the skill correctly. I will see if I can fix it (I've never run into it before, I guess I'll have to start a new toon for fishing :-)

  • #2350

    I just selected the in-game Equipment Manager from your drop down box. I dont use any other outfitter.

  • #2346

    I get an error prompt when trying to set focus targets statinf the cause is fishing buddy, normally reloading my UI will fix this but not always. Sorry no error report. :( The fishing tournament and mount features do not work as well as the fun feature doesn't work very often. I have the most current version installed. On the brighter side I wanted to thank you Surorix for taking the time to create and manage such an awesome addon  

    Regards, Moniker of Zul'Jin

  • #2345

    Sometimes I get a:

    Date: 2012-12-10 19:11:40
    ID: -11
    Error occured in: AddOn: FishingBuddy
    Count: 3
    Message: Note: AddOn FishingBuddy attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidFrame4:SetAttribute()) during combat lockdown.
    [C]: SetAttribute()
    ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:121: CompactUnitFrame_SetUnit()
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:318: CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddUnitFrame()
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:254: CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddPlayers()
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:176: CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames()
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate()
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent()
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1

  • #2349

    Yes, I am seeing that occasionally too. Since FB doesn't actually touch those frames, it's something to do with secure button templates. I'm trying to track it down!

  • #2375

    This is caused by broken taint when the built-in dropdown menus. This has been an issue forever, but got especially broken in the 5.1 patch. The only ways to avoid it currently are:

    • Don't use built-in drop-downs
    • Don't ever add more than 8 items to a drop down
    • Don't build drop downs until raid frames have been built (kinda impossible)
    It just sucks, for now at leats. It's a WoW bug, not an addon bug.
  • #2342

    I am working on putting school display support back in :-)

  • #2341

    How do I set FB to maintain the raft? I see no option for it and it doesn't appear to do it automatically.

  • #2343

    The primary option is to always turn on the raft. If you also select the "maintain" option, it will only cast the raft buff if it's already there, i.e. it will try not to let it time out :-)

  • #2344

    Unfortunately I don't see those options available. I've fished with FB active and the raft buff active. After 10 minutes, the raft buff disappears and FB seems to do nothing to refresh it. I have the latest version of FB. I also checked under FB Options->Fishing Fun and see nothing about a Raft there.

    [Edit] I reverted back to 1.2d and the raft appeared. I think perhaps that option wasn't also included in 1.2f. (As a side note: I only started using FB a few days ago, after 1.2f was released, so I didn't have the previous versions installed.)

    Last edited by Dendrek on 12/10/2012 6:55:00 PM
  • #2339

    Is there any way for the addon to mark nodes of where you found fish schools on the (mini)map? I liked that Gathermate was able to do that so I can be reminded where they spawned and what schools spawned. 

  • #2338
    Fishing Buddy 1.2f

    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)

  • #2335

    Where is the option to use the spear and raft? My settings page looks like it always has with no new features?

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