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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 77,285 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,250,099 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/15/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,867 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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  • #2132

    I'm having a problem on one of my toons using the Argent Tournament outfit in Outfitter when FB changes the sound to fishing setup for FB. I have to jack the sound down or disable FB to get around this issue. I've only done the tourney dailies on 2 toons and it works correctly on one and the other is cranking the sound to max.

  • #2125


    In a module FishingGearManager.lua variable _ still can be leaked into global namespace, causing infamous Glyph UI glitch. Until it gets fixed in next patch from Blizzard's side it's better to fix it.

    Here's a patch:

    --- FishingGearManager.lua.orig    Чт сен  6 12:23:22 2012
    +++ FishingGearManager.lua    Вс сен  9 15:31:16 2012
    @@ -142,6 +142,7 @@
     local function GearManagerSwitch(outfitName)
         if ( FL:IsFishingPole() ) then
             local name = FishingBuddy_Info["LastGearSet"];
    +        local _
             if ( not name ) then
                 name, _, _ = GetEquipmentSetInfo(1);
    @@ -167,7 +168,7 @@
             local items = GetEquipmentSetLocations(outfit);
             for slot,loc in pairs(items) do
                 local player, bank, bags, slot, bag = EquipmentManager_UnpackLocation(loc);
    -            local link;
    +            local link, _;
                 if ( not bags ) then -- and (player or bank)
                     link = GetInventoryItemLink("player", slot);
                 else -- bags

    Or, you can declare it local at the start of file like in other modules.

  • #2129

    1.1a should fix this -- thanks for the report!


  • #2123

    Well, funny enough... no matter what I do, I stoped to see minimap icon :-( Any ideas?

  • #2126

    To temporary fix this you can edit your WTF-File.

    1.) Close your Game-Client.
    2.) Navigte to your Warcraft-Folder and the to the SavedVariables of your Char.

    Example: x:\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\ACCOUNTNAME\SERVERNAME\CHARNAME\SavedVariables

    3.) Edit the FishingBuddy.lua:

    ["MinimapData"] = {
        ["hide"] = false,     --->    This must be ["hide"] = true,

    4. Save it and start your Game-Client again :)

    Have fun and greeting from Germany. Steve.

  • #2128

    Thanks! The switch to more standard minimap button handling (LibDBIcon vs. my six year old custom code) has left a few holes. I am working on it!


  • #2121

    Hi. First of all thanks for the great addon.

    after last update minimap icon returns back, even being disabled in options.

    when i turn it off (icon) it disappearing from the screen, but next time i login or do reloadui it comes back.


  • #2122

    Having same problem.  If i goto options, it shows disabled and if I close the options window the icon disappears.

  • #2120

    Hi.   Longtime user of FB here.  (Thank you for creating and maintaining it!)

    I'm on version 1.0.9f.  

    I'm seeing the Fish Watcher component of FB "double count" my catches when showing me how many fish I've caught versus expected avg % of catches needed to reach the next skillpoint.    So each fish I catch is counting as two catches in the tracker...meaning on average it thinks I'm taking twice as many catches as needed to reach the next point.  So I'm routinely, for example, sitting at 12/~6, or 16/~8, etc.   

    Also I'm observing that the watcher rolls "2 fish" from the catch that put me up to my current skill level into the running count of catches needed for the next catch.

    Is this particular to me or anyone seeing this as well?   It probably started 3-4 updates ago...  Definitely not new to this version.


  • #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? :)

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