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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 31,611 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 7,152,601 Total Downloads
  • Updated 08/08/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,607 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4c
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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 1.4c
- 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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  • #1861

    Crashes in 4.3 (posted on patch day), I love this addon and hope Sutorix fixes it soon.

  • #1863

    SilverDragon hangs the same way, might be related.


  • #1862

    Had the same issue, WoW hangs up on the loading screen whenever Fishing Buddy is enabled on the Addon list, causing the clinet to crash.

  • #1860

    Addon crashing on 4.3 hopefully developer will fix this as its a great addon.

  • #1858

    This addon makes the wow process hang as of patch 4.3 only way to load into wow is to disble this addon.

  • #1859

    What he said. I'm SO SAD. :(

  • #1854

    Love the addon, got small thing that annoys me a bit tho. You see when you got 2H weapon equiped and you "click to switch" for fishing and then back to gear - everything lands in bags places where it was. But when you got 2 weapons and "click to switch" for fishing and back, equipment lands in bags misplaced, so gotta move them to where I want them to be manually. I use Bagnon for my bags. Any ideas?

  • #1856

    It's supposed to remember where they came from (well, FB OutfitDisplayFrame should). I'll take a look and see if something has changed.

  • #1845

    Hi Sutorix! Thanks a lot for FB, I really love it. But I do have a question about fish tracking. When positioning my lvl 12 toon to fish for Old Ironjaw, the total fish caught there was over 400. But that is probably all my toons combined. Is there a way to show the totals per toon?

  • #1847

    That's on my feature list -- but on order to not explode the data requirements I would have to set things up to gather up all the data from all the toons. It's completely doable, but the "crossover" point needs to be worked out.

  • #1844

    Hello and thx for an awesome addon. I recently started fishing again (wanna try my luck at fishing derby :) and noticed that the enhance pools option isn't working for me. Everything else is working, but when I switch outfits, the pools look the same. This feature is a major one for me. I tried deleting my saved variables for that toon and no change. Then started going backwards with the versions and the last version that it seemed to work in was 1.0.4a. I'm not sure if I'm the only one having this issue or not. I looked thru the comments on here as well as your source site and didn't see anything about it anywhere else, just the easy lure problem which is working fine for me coincedently lol. Any other troubleshooting tips you could give me would be appreciated. I will stick with 1.0.4a until I hear back from you, thank you.

  • #1843

    Hi.  Has anything been found regarding FB always trying to add another lure?  This happens to both my wife and myself on different computers.  Every time (with easy lure selected) when double click casting, it adds a new lure.  Thanks for the fantastic mod!

    ***Edited to add extra info***

    Happens regardless of fishing skill or location

    Will on occaision add an odd, inoperable bar on the left side of the screen with a drop down selector indicator which you can highlight but has no function.

    Also seems to have started for us when the volume scale was added for adjustment.

    Last edited by tx38 on 10/18/2011 4:40:18 PM
  • #1848

    I have occasionally seen the "dead bar" as well, I just haven't been able to track it down. I am looking for it though.

    The "continually add a lure" bug is driving me nuts, I haven't been able to replicate it no matter what I do!

  • #1852

    I will see if I can figure out some useful debugging -- if I can come up with something I'll send you a PM! Thanks!

  • #1850

    I don't know if it would be of any help but I can reproduce the "always adding a lure" issue very consistently.  It always does it once I have a failed fishing attempt.  So if you need any info from me please let me know.

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