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  • World of Warcraft
  • 12,249 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,836,564 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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  • #2282

    I am having the same problem.  Is there a setting that needs to be changed?  I really miss not seeing it the way it used to be.

    Thanks for any help on this.

    Beth (aka Angelinica and many others, LOL)

  • #2281

    No, it was my mistake.  Seems my character lost some gear, including my +20 fishing pole and +5 hat with the +75 lure.  I assumed these were still being equipped, but apparently, now we can fish without a fishing pole at all?  Once I realized this, bought a new pole, and equipped it, the Watch window appeared, as if by magic.  Seems like it does not appear at all if no pole is equipped, at least wih the FB config settings I have selected.

  • #2273
    Fishing Buddy 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 :-)

  • #2272

    First: Great Addon! Helped me alot!

    In Version 1.2, if I activated the option for automatically adding a lure to my fishing pole, the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat was used automatically to attach a lure.But for some reason, Fishing buddy doesn't use Nat's Hat, even though it would attach a lure with +150.


    I forgot: It doesn't work even if I activate the "Lure of last resort" option. And if I don't carry any other lures, it doesn't use Nats Hat too.

    Last edited by Exzentrik on 11/2/2012 5:58:53 AM
  • #2274

    Updated the table -- I was getting it added, but I don't have the hat yet, so I couldn't test it :-)

  • #2271

    1x FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:88: script ran too long FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:88: in function

    error is causing major lag for any class with a pet for some reason frostmage, demolock, hunter

    Last edited by cleric670 on 11/1/2012 11:53:36 AM
  • #2269

    There used to be a mod that would display the minimum fishing level for a zone when you moused over the zone on the map.  Does this do it, or are you familiar with that one?

  • #2276

    Hmm, I don't have that one. I'll add it to my list of features :-)

  • #2268

    I've been getting this error every time I click on an item since the new update:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1290: attempt to call field 'WatchUpdate' (a nil value)
    Time: 11/01/12 01:23:52
    Count: 11
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1290: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1272>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1297: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1293>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1576: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1563>
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `PickupContainerItem'
    Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:758: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:735>
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `ContainerFrameItemButton_OnClick'
    [string "*:OnClick"]:12: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>

    Locals: logout = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to call field 'WatchUpdate' (a nil value)"
    handlerframe = <unnamed> {
     0 = <userdata>
    RunHandlers = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:438
    resetClickToMove = nil

  • #2275

    That's weird, could you send me your FrameXML.log? Thanks!

  • #2267

    Getting notified of an error on login:

    Date: 2012-10-31 22:49:23 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...terface\AddOns\FB_MergeDatabase\FB_MergeDatabase.lua line 270:    attempt to index field 'API' (a nil value) Debug:    ...terface\AddOns\FB_MergeDatabase\FB_MergeDatabase.lua:270: in main chunk Locals: FL = <table> {  GetZoneInfo = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua:740  AddTooltip = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1028  SetSkillupTable = <function> defined


    Last edited by Sutorix on 11/2/2012 9:00:11 PM
  • #2270

    My fault, I did some code cleanup and broke backward compatibility. There are new versions of all of the supporting FB plugins to go along with the new version.

  • #2260

    Ok, with the new update, it is causing massive lag for some reason.  I couldn't go more than 10 seconds flying before my FPS plummeted for several seconds, once I deactivated the newest version of FB it seemed to be fine, here are errors I got that I think are related:

    1x FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:115: script ran too long
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:115: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:108>
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:624: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:442: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:438>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:450: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:449>

    GetOurPets = <func> @FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:108
    CheckedOurPets = <func> @FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:128

    1x RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion-3.0.4.lua:464: script ran too long
    RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion-3.0.4.lua:464: in function "Initialize"
    RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion-3.0.4.lua:275: in function <RandomCompanion\RandomCompanion.lua:267>
    <in C code>
    <in C code>
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:115: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:108>
    FishingBuddy-1.2\FishingFluff.lua:624: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:442: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:438>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2.lua:450: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:449>

    self = RandomCompanionFrame {
    0 = <userdata>
    debugmsg = <func> @..\RandomCompanion.lua:253

  • #2262

    Hmm. Line 155 is calling "ClearSearchFilters" -- it's inside Blizz code. Or should be -- is RandomCompanion another addon? Maybe it's patching something badly. I will see what I can do :-)

  • #2277

    I wanted to follow up to say that I have tried the new update to but the problem still exists and it seems to be random which addon give me the script too long error because it seems to be a different one everytime I activate it.  The FPS lag is still there as well.

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