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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 266,298 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,510,927 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/28/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,699 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4j
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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.

VVersion 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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  • #1969
    Click to cast issues

    I am at a loss -- click to cast works just fine for me, using any combination of the broker, Fishing Ace! and FB, singly or together.

    The only thing I can figure is that there is:

    1) A setting in the client (on my Mac) that I don't have checked and other people do

    2) An add-on I don't use that is interfering with casting, usually by automating something with clicks and then not playing nicely with other add-ons that want the same thing

    I will keep trying to figure it out, and I appreciate everyone who has posted a bug report!

    Keep on fishin'


  • #1973

    Thank you for the fixes and updates.  This is one addon that is just not enjoyable to fish without, indeed!  Mad props, Sutorix!

  • #1967

    Clicking to cast is not working for me, even when I revert to the "h" version.  After looking for another fishing addon, I discovered they are ALL having the same issue.

  • #1968

    Try just using the .h version by itself, no other addons and see if it works.  So far, you're the only one I have seen say that .h version has not worked for them - so this makes me think you might also have an addon that is interferring with FB.

    Another thing you can try is to Back up your FB saved variables and then delete them from the WTF folder and try again, you might have an issue with newer version saved var conflicing with the older version.

    Last edited by Smedeley on 5/4/2012 8:17:26 PM
  • #1966

    Reverting back to 1.0.7.h (Other Downloads) has resolved the double right click to cast issue for me. It would stop working while fishing, after mounting/dismounting and even wouldn't work sometimes on a fresh login.  I'd have to always /reload when it would stop working.  Sounds like Fishing Ace is also having issues with its easy casting too, so it may be something Blizzard did in a recent patch that needs to be figured out.

  • #1965

    Please fix autocast.  It works after I equip my fishing pole as long as I don't mount up, get in combat or loot something other then what I'm fishing up.

  • #1963

    Does this still have the right click auto cast feature?

  • #1959

    Version x.h works fine, version x.i stopped easy casting. After downgrading to version x.h all is okay. No other fishing-addon installed.

    Last edited by ravenbird on 4/30/2012 12:26:51 AM
  • #1962

    Mee too.
    /reload takes no effect.

  • #1961

    If you /reload, autocast should work again. It's a pain, but it works - at least for me. :)

  • #1958

    My autocast stopped working when I upgraded to 1.0.7i.  So I went back to 1.0.7h

  • #1957

    Just works fine untill i get infight, then it wont cast anymore.

  • #1955

    Sigh. It works just fine for me, in any combination of Fishing Ace!, Broker: FB and FB. I will mess around with it and see if I can figure out what's going on.

  • #1964

    Hopefully this might help with the troubleshooting. I'm having the same issue as others, though /reload does seem to make it work. However, the instant that I change out of fishing gear (due to aggro etc) and then put the gear back in, it immediately stops auto-casting again until I do another /reload. Perhaps something in the code between autocast and click to outfit?

    Additionally, just combat doesn't break it for me. I have to actually change the gear for it to stop working.

    Last edited by Miressi on 5/1/2012 4:41:34 PM
  • #1956

    I can confirm the same as the previous replies. My FB worked just fine (don't have any other FB addons and only other easy cast is Archy) yet at times I had to swap the pole/weapon to make it work again, then for some reason it just stopped easy casting.

    I tried Fishing Ace! to see if that worked, their latest version didn't work either but went back to version H of FB and that works perfectly.

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