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  • Supports: 6.2.0
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  • Updated 07/23/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
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  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.5.6
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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 1.5.6
- 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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  • #2242
    Fishing Buddy 1.2 Beta 4

    Better handling of fishing raft (there are enough exceptions, maybe it should be optional)

  • #2239

    Not sure if this is part of the current fixes but...

    FB appears to have a memory leak.  As you fish you can watch the memory usage go up each cast. 

    Also a simpler way to watch it go up:  Click the FB gear set, then click your normal gear set, repeat.  Memory usage goes up and up.

  • #2241

    Thanks for the report! I will look into it.


  • #2236

    Haven't been getting any errors until I downloaded todays update. Below is copied from Bugsack.

    1x FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2\FishingSchools.lua:231: attempt to index field "?" (a nil value) FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2\FishingSchools.lua:231: in function "AddSchoolFish" FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2.lua:1692: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1620>

    Locals: self = FishingBuddyRoot {  0 = <userdata> } event = "VARIABLES_LOADED" arg1 = nil _ = false name = "Fishing" FishingMode = <func> @..\FishingBuddy.lua:1346 trackedtime = 0 TRACKING_DELAY = 0.75 ShouldAutoLoot = <func> @..\FishingBuddy.lua:96 FL = <table> {  GetZoneInfo = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:740  AddTooltip = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1028  SetSkillupTable = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:901  GetBaseZone = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:760  IsLinkableItem = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:521  SCHOOLS = <table> {}  GetBobberName = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:669  FishingBonusPoints = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1183  GetSlotInfo = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:435  IsFishingPool = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:579  GetBaseSubZone = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:774  GetSkillupTable = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:905  HasBuff = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:218  watchBobber = true  FindNextLure = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:226  printable = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:469  GetFishTooltip = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:543  GetLastTooltipText = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:688  InvokeLuring = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1138  AddSchoolName = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:598  GetLocSubZone = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:802  GetCurrentSkill = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:64  FindBestLure = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:259  GetSlotMap = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:439  IsFishingGear = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:631  IsOpenable = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1309  GetFishingLevel = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:842  CatchesAtSkill = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:910  BOBBER_NAME = "Fishing Bobber"  tablecount = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:460  GetOutfitBonus = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1246  GetFishingSkillLine = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:853  ChatLink = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:527  SCHOOL_OIL = 5  SaveTooltipText = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:683  SetBobberName = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:665  CheckForDoubleClick = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:716  GetItemPattern = <function> defi

    Everything was great until today!

  • #2237

    Fixed -- Beta 3 is up. I need something in between "all my data" and "no data" to test with :-)

  • #2235

    lost the general and fishing tabs and the onscreen fishing counter display is gone.

    3x FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2\FishingSchools.lua:231: attempt to index field "?" (a nil value)
    FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2\FishingSchools.lua:231: in function "AddSchoolFish"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2.lua:1692: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1620>

    Last edited by redroach on 10/20/2012 8:27:49 PM
  • #2238

    Thanks for the report -- Beta 3 should be up shortly!

  • #2232

    Getting this on login.

    I cleared out all of the FB files (Addons and WTF) and re-installed fresh, still getting it.

    Repeats the last 2 lines a ways...


    Date: 2012-10-20 13:55:56
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua line 1354:
       stack overflow

  • #2233

    What language are you using? I found a possible issue, and it was fixed in version 1.1f...


  • #2234


    I had FishingAce! installed too, turned it off, but no change.

    Looks like there may be an issue with the method not returning from the recursion.


  • #2231
    Fishing Buddy 1.2 Beta 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)
    - 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

     I fixed some serious issues in the school code, so I may not be able to save old school data, but I am looking at it. There are still some issues with updating the current counts while fishing, but the initial watcher data leaves them out correctly.

  • #2229
    Sharpened Tuskarr Spear

    So, if you actually have this in your bags -- should FB use it automatically? Only if you're in a group? Should it be an option?

    What do you think?


  • #2228


    I've manually added these in my libfinshing.lua file to avoid greys from showing as successful casts, at least 2 of them are from Pandaria expansion:

    MissedFishItems[83065] = "Desecrated Carcass";

    MissedFishItems[36794] = "Scoured Fishbones";

    MissedFishItems[6297] = "Old Skull";

    MissedFishItems[6301] = "Old Teamster's Skull";


    Also as a suggestion, you should move the quest items that get colored gold (and there's a new one sugar minnow but I don't have the ID for it handy) out of the successes tally, still show them on the list for an area, just at the bottom above failed attempts, just don't have them count towards successful casts since they're only for the quests and come with a successful cast of another fish.

  • #2230

    Yes, I have to add the new "Quest Fish" manually -- Blizz didn't mark them the way they used to!

  • #2224
    Beta version going up

    Version 1.2 Beta 1
    - Add "Partial Gear" option for casting. If enabled, wearing any item that has a fishing bonus will let you double click cast.
    - More fixes for school issues (prepping for not counting school catches in stats)

    There are a lot of issues with the old school code, so I'm working on rewriting it -- as well as add a feature to not include school catches in the stats. Since there isn't an absolute way to tell, this is going to be approximate -- but it should give better numbers. 

    The Partial Gear option makes the "no-pole casting" set of options complete -- the primary goal was to make sure you didn't have to unequip your weapons in order to fish, and I think this rounds out the necessary settings. Let me know!

    Last edited by Sutorix on 10/18/2012 10:49:09 AM
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