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  • World of Warcraft
  • 84,410 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,155,986 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,835 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4w
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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 1.4w
- 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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  • #2047

    I'm wondrign if I'm using the latest update? CUrse says  1.0.3 but that doesnt seem to be correct.

  • #2045

    same error here - wow stopps loading

  • #2044

    Does this work on Macs? I installed in how I normally do for other add ons but it doesnt seem to work.



    Edit** It looks like I am having same issues saying it is out of date and wi not go past loading screen. ***

    Last edited by bmille40 on 7/30/2012 10:08:20 AM
  • #2043

    I got the same problem as Jerricho87 and Makibird with the lastest update you get stuck on the char loading screen even after removing any trace of earlier versions, but you can get in if it is disabled or removed.

    If it help to resolve it, I can say the I get a wow.exe stop responding msg from windows.

    Last edited by Xerromace on 7/28/2012 3:22:07 PM
  • #2040

    I am having the same issue as Makibird.  I tried an update, a fresh install, and an install with the fishingbuddy.lua file removed.  All three things ended with the same result.  WoW locks up on the loading screen at about 1/6 th the loading bar full.

  • #2042

    That's just weird. I can't make it happen, but I will keep trying to figure it out.


  • #2036

    Since updating, I cannot log into any of my characters. Once FB has been disabled, I can log in fine again :/

  • #2038

    Does WoW just hang and you have to forcibly quit? Is this in the current version or the beta of WoW? Which version of FB? Is this a "clean" install or did you have previous fishing data? Please send me your SavedVariables/FishingBuddy.lua file, which will help find the issue.



    Last edited by Sutorix on 7/28/2012 10:14:55 AM
  • #2035

    I really like this addon, have used it for a very long time. But one thing with the last few verisons ive noticed is. Using the equipment manager outfits do not work. It creates the fishing buddy temp outfit or it creates a fishing buddy outfit. Problem is if you create any other outfits with the equipment manager it deletes them when you switch with the icon. Any ideas whats going on? I tried to do a clean install of the addon but I get the same problems.



  • #2039

    Thank you for the report, I will see if I can figure out what's going on!


  • #2032
    Fishing Buddy 1.0.9 Beta 1

    There is a beta version up that fixes the "LootSlotIsItem" issue in MoP. More to come as I gaher more data.

    1.0.9 Beta 1



    Last edited by Sutorix on 7/19/2012 10:02:28 PM
  • #2034

    I have hacked on LibTourist to at least not fail badly in MoP. It is *not* a full fix -- there is no fishing level information, etc,

    1.0.9 Beta 2



  • #2031

    I think I have found a bug with the 'Lure of last resourt' option.

    I have the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat equiped and have Sharpened fish Hooks in my bags. I also have the options Easy Cast, Easy Lures, Always Lure and Lure of last resort checked.

    The problem is that when I double click to use the Easy Cast and it applies a lure, it always applies the lure from the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat (+75 Fishing), not the Sharpend Fish Hook (+100 Fishing)! :-(

  • #2033

    Thank you for the bug report -- I will look into it!


  • #2029

    I ran into a weird bug.  When I have version 1.0.8a enabled, the "multisampling" and "vertical sync" items in the graphics portion of the WoW options menu disappear.  If I disable FB and log in again, the items are back.  I tried reloading the ui with FB enabled and they're still missing.  I also confirmed that another guildmate of mine is seeing the same issue.


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