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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 212,403 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,453,101 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/23/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4h
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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 1.4h
- 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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  • #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.

  • #1849

    I did some testing today, when the lure was applied the first time everythng worked great ( didnt try to apply another) When that one wore off while fishing ( actively waiting for fish to bite / fishing spell counting down), on the next cast it applied a new lure and then every cast after that it tried to apply another one.  I had to log out or reload UI to get it to stop trying to cast another lure buff.

    I then waited for teh buff to fall off with out fishing and still had the same effect, lure being reapplied every cast.  Log out / Reload UI was only way to clear it.

    I then manually removed it and had the same issue.

    With all other addons turned off none of this is an issue, so some other addon must be causing an issue with FB not being able to see the lure buff being applied properly.


    will try to test that and see what I can come up with


    Well I thought that was it, but I went into winterspring to test.  Had only a few addons enabled, ( same as I had the lest few times testing in ashenvale) and it occurd. I then disabled all and enabled just FB to make sure I was gettig valid data. Skill info ZONE 425 my skill data 157 + 80 [237]  31% chance to catch

    I turned off the buff, logged out, logged back in and let FB add the buff automatcally on first cast.  Then every attempted cast after that FB trid to apply the lure.

    FB - outfit frame , mergedata, tracking frame  are the only enabled addons

    more testing to follow

    Well with FB the =base addon no plug ins enabled I was able to reproduce this everytime withthe above skill data ( of course gain some levels doing this.  Going to delete out all FB saved variables and try again .

     Last Edit:

    Delteing the variable files form the character area and from the main account area, I was still able to recreate this with just FB base addon, no plug ins enabled.  Again I was in Winterspring the fishing hole by Donova Snowden with a skill of 173 base.  On a Goblin Shaman level 51.  if any of that matters.


    Last edited by Bastiene on 11/16/2011 12:31:48 PM
  • #1846

    I have this issue as well, deleted everything out and restarted, but still every cast it tries to add another lure my skill is at 28 and using the shiny bauble.  Currently turned off aauto lure to keep from wasting my copper

  • #1841

    Sorry about that everyone, 1.0.6a fixes the typo.

  • #1842

    May as well close ticket #138. The typo was probably the cause.

  • #1840

    With the latest update (1.06), while fishing and gaining skill-up:

    Date: 2011-10-15 13:57:47
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 5
    Message: ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua line 892:
       attempt to index global 'newskilltable' (a nil value)
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua:892: GetSkillUpInfo()
       FishingBuddy\FishingWatcher.lua:537: UpdateTotalsLine()
       FishingBuddy\FishingWatcher.lua:666: WatchUpdate()
       FishingBuddy\FishingWatcher.lua:393: func()

  • #1839

    I'll get


    Date: 2011-10-15 13:47:30
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua line 892:
       attempt to index global 'newskilltable' (a nil value)

    every time I equip my fishing pole

  • #1835
    For some reason Fishing Buddy has stopped counting the fish caught, as well as the number of casts. The only thing it does count correctly is my current skill level Any ideas?
  • #1837

    Where are you seeing this behavior? Have you added any other new addons lately?



  • #1838

    I haven't installed any new addons when FB stopped working; it does not count caught fish absolutely anywhere.


    However, when I caught Old Ironjaw, it did count it but did not count any of the other thirty stacks of fish caught.

  • #1832
    Has anyone noticed that the Fish Watcher has been acting strange? I carries over fish caught in other zones.
  • #1833
    I have seen this reported, and I'm attempting to fix it. It doesn't happen all the time so it makes it hard to nail down.
  • #1827
    i love this addon! i just downloaded it the other day, and ive been fishing my tail off. however there seems to be a problem with easy lure application. whenever i double right click to cast it ALWAYS,regardless of whether my lure buff is still active, applies another lure and does not cast. is there a setting i have wrong? i like doubleclick cast and the IDEA of easy lure.
  • #1829
    I've been having the same problem with the newest release, and also previous releases. I have tried different settings, and I have not gotten it to work by "design" - but one toon happened to get it working - once. When I logged off, and on later on that day, it was back in "non-working" order.
    I love the easylure idea, and I understand from your tooltips the difference between "easy lure" and "always lure". I am though not sure what you mean by the "lure of last resort" option. Thanks for a great addon!



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