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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 59,864 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,211,357 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/28/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,852 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4y
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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 1.4y
- 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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  • #2130

    Yes, I am trying to track that down. It's unclear whether I will continue to support the "aproximate catches to level" part though, since it's much more random now.



  • #2119
    Version 1.1 Beta 2

    Version 1.1 Beta 2
    - Italian translation, thanks Impaler (and bER92)!
    - Add support for "Fish without a pole" feature. Cast when any fishing gear is worn or
    a modifier key is held down while right-clicking

    Some preliminary support for "fish without a pole equipped" and hopefully better behavior when in combat.

    Should be available soon under "Other Downloads".

    Last edited by Sutorix on 9/22/2012 12:08:22 AM
  • #2118

    Easy cast is not working on my main even with all other add-ons disabled. Works on other toons. Not getting any error codes.

    Last edited by _Shoggoth_ on 9/21/2012 8:15:28 PM
  • #2117

    Seeing an occasional error related to FB:

    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua line 75:
    script ran too long
    [C]: AddAllPetTypesFilter()
    FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:480: func()

    Given the name of the thing that's causing the error (Add all Pet Types Filter), I wonder if it has something to do with the number of pets I have?  On combining things to account-wide with 5.0.4, I ended up with nearly 700 pets, and I haven't gone through the list to clean up / cage / release the many duplicates.  If that's likely the cause, then feel free to disregard, as I'll be going through the list and caging/selling some duplicate pets and releasing the rest come next Tuesday-ish.

  • #2131

    Crap. I'll see what I can do here -- I may be able to use the filters and do things a piece at a time.


  • #2250

    I still have this problem! Any idea if it's gonna be fixed? :)

  • #2115
    Modifier keys?

    Does anyone use the "modifier key" option in FB? I'm thinking about hijacking it for the "fish without a pole" option -- you would cast "Fishing" if any of the following are true:

    You hold down a modifier (i.e. no outfit required), or you are wearing *any* Fishing gear.

    I would update the Fishing Outfit management (where possible) to not switch in the Fishing Pole if you don't need it for the bonus. And for "pool fishing" you just hold down a modifier key, no outfit needed.

    Does that sound reasonable? I'm going to throw together a beta with this feature shortly.

  • #2113
    Loot issue

    i love this addon, but since the last update about half the time i fish with FB i don't get the loot. like its as if i just walked instead of looting. it's super frustrating not to get half my catch. i'll enable it when another update comes out

  • #2114

    I have seen this occasionally, but I haven't been able to reproduce it. FB *shoudn't* be interfering with a single click, but I will see if I can put more of a guarantee around that.

  • #2116

    after i disabled FB it was still happening, so i think it may have just been an issue with wow. so i have it turned on again :) thanks for the reply though. i love this addon

  • #2106

    One problem with the latest update (1.0.9d)... It interferes with OneBag/OneBank3.

    With FB installed, I can't click on my bags, and the mouseover to highlight bags in the bagframe does not work. I'm not seeing any LUA errors.

    I don't use a lot of addons, and deactivating FB resolves the issue. Everything worked fine before the latest update.

    Unfortunately, I can't use FishingBuddy because of this. =(

  • #2111

    Thank you for the report, I will add it to my list of things to investigate!

    Edit: I have loaded OneBag3/OneBack3 and FB, and everything appears to work. Do any other addons seem to impact OneBag3?

    Last edited by Sutorix on 9/14/2012 7:16:36 PM
  • #2127

    Sorry.. missed your reply..

    v1.1a seems to work fine with Onebag/Bank3




  • #2105

    Hey mate, any chance of getting easycast to work with no pole equipped? Blizzard have made it so you dont even need to own a fishing pole to fish, but double-right-click wont cast unless I have a rod on :( ANy chance of a workaround or an option in the next update? (I know it'd cause problems when you're playing normally, but I personally would like to be able to switch the option on only when fishing, then turn it off when I do other stuff to prevent trying to fish in the middle of bosses, etc. :) )

  • #2108

    I am figuring out a way to do this now. It will require selecting something besides a fishing pole to determine that you wanted to fish -- the user interface is the hard part at the moment (although I have an idea I am working on now).

    Last edited by Sutorix on 9/13/2012 8:11:01 AM
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