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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,799,584 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/10/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.6a
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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 1.6a
- More checking to make sure Nat Pagle is the only quest giver we talk to

Version 1.6
- Auto turn-in lunker quests
- Add "Corpse Worm" support for Undead fishing dailies (Curse bug #260)
- Stop dragging watcher if Escape is pressed (Curse bug #261)

Version 1.5.6
- Remove max lunker alert sound
- Update to latest LibTourist

Version 1.5.5
- Add Felmouth Frenzy support
- Update to latest LibBabble-SubZone

Version 1.5.4
- Update TOC for 6.2

Version 1.5.3
- Fix for bug #259 (error during "A True Draenor Angler" quest)

Version 1.5.2
- Better handling of when and where we're doing Nat's quest (thanks Bodar!)
- Fix for broken UIFrameIsFading making the watch bobber fail (again, Bodar!!)
- With ding fish on, "Work Complete" sound plays when you get five lunkers
- Always show the "Bladebone Hook" as an option, even if we don't have any

Version 1.5.1
- Remove the "Fragrant" Pheromone Fish support

Version 1.5
- Add "maintain only" option for Draenor bait -- keeps applying whatever you last had applied
- Update Simplified Chinese translation (thanks yuningning520!)
- Call the right function in LibTourist (Curse bug #254)
- Apply the appropriate bait if we're not just maintaining Draenor baits (Curse bug #256)
- Handle fished up things that aren't items, like Garrison Resources (Curse bug #253)
- Ding on Sea Scorpion Lunker catches
- Auto-apply "Fragrant" Pheromone Fish (might make this optional after I use it for a bit)

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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  • #2155

    Still having a problem with companion pets being dismissed when de-equiping a fishing pole. It happens on any 'fishing pet' setting (including none).

  • #2162

    Thanks for the report, I am working on it (again). I thought I had it working :-(

  • #2152

    I keep trying to hide from the minimap, but every time I load into or out of something, the button keep showing back up, and I have to go into the options click to show, then uncheck to hide it again. It won't stay hidden.

  • #2154

    Thanks for the report, I am working on this!

  • #2149

    Hi, I'm using the Minimap Button Frame ad on ( At game launch, there is a blacked out link button to Fishing Buddy. After clicking it, however, it disappears. Also, Fishing Buddy is not showing in my (in-game) ad on options list .


  • #2144

    Also getting the error, the Pandaren Fishing Charm is causing it, apparently fishing buddy doesnt know how to handle catching 2 fish at a time.


  • #2145

    Fishing Buddy shouldn't care how much you catch at a time (after all, it deals with the Pygmy Suckerfish). It's more likely that it's trying to log a fishing pool, and LibTourist is having an issue with the current location.

    My working theory is that there are a lot more "shadow" regions in MoP than before and the various mapping addons haven't caught up yet.

    That being said, I will see if FB can trap the errors and at the least cause them to be a non-issue.


  • #2143

    Getting this error when I open FB to adjust settings.  Disconnected me once.

    Date: 2012-09-29 20:38:30
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua line 343:
    attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'x2' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:343: GetYardDistance()
    FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:157: func()
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1104: func()

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  • #2142

    Getting problems with options resetting. For example, if I uncheck "Fish Watcher", it'll become checked again if I change tabs or close the window.

  • #2148

    Blizz seems to have changed something about per-character based settings, I'm working on it!

    Thanks for the report,


  • #2140

    I am having trouble getting the volume slider to work. No matter what I set the slider to, when I put on my fishing outfit, the sound is always set to 100%. The only time it isn't is when it's at 0, then the sound is off.

    Last edited by Skizzlok on 9/28/2012 6:23:24 AM
  • #2139

    I hit the same bug as Kronnk in Jade Forest, but *only* when fishing in pools in the 'Pearlfin Village' subzone (coords of the area I was in: 64, 88) if it helps.

    Thanks for the addon, been a favorite for a long time.

  • #2146

    It looks like a missing "region" in LibTourist -- I'm looking into handing the issue in FB.

    Thanks for the report!


  • #2134

    20x ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90150.lua:343: attempt to perform arithmetic on local "x2" (a nil value)
    ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90150.lua:343: in function "GetYardDistance"
    FishingBuddy-1.1a\FishingSchools.lua:58: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:18>
    FishingBuddy-1.1a\FishingSchools.lua:106: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:100>
    FishingBuddy-1.1a\FishingSchools.lua:157: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:483: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:479>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:901: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:803>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:1104: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:483: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:479>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:491: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:490>

    kind = 0
    fishid = 88496
    zidx = 111
    x = 1.#INF
    y = -1.#INF
    entry = <table> {}
    facing = 8.7373029311472
    C = 6
    _ = 6
    x1 = 0.4932034611702
    y1 = 0.23891574144363
    Z = "The Jade Forest"
    (for generator) = <func> =[C]:-1
    (for state) = <table> {
    1 = <table> {}
    2 = <table> {}
    3 = <table> {}
    4 = <table> {}
    (for control) = 1
    _ = 1
    hole = <table> {
    fish = <table> {}
    kind = 0
    count = 1
    _ = 1
    LT = <table> {
    TransposeZoneCoordinate = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:378
    IterateEasternKingdoms = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:867
    IsInKalimdor = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1023
    IsInOutland = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1031
    IterateAlliance = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:789
    IterateSanctuaries = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:825
    HasRecommendedInstances = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:938
    GetInstanceZone = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:634
    IsZoneOrInstance = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:960
    IterateZoneInstances = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:594
    IsInstance = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:942
    IterateHostile = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:803
    GetInstanceAltGroupSize = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1051
    IteratePvPZones = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:775
    IsAlliance = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:995
    IterateContested = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:839
    IterateComplexes = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:761
    IsZone = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:947
    GetLevelString = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:159
    IterateZoneComplexes = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:614
    IterateRecommendedInstances = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:934
    IterateHorde = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:803
    GetComplex = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:952
    IterateArenas = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:747
    GetEnglishZoneFromTexture = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1079
    IterateZones = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:705
    frame = LibTourist-3.0Frame {}
    GetFishingLevel = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:155
    IsComplex = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:970
    IterateRecommendedZones = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:930
    GetTexture = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1055
    IsArena = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:980
    DoesZoneHaveInstances = <func> @FishingBuddy\Libs\..\LibTourist-3.0.lua:670
    GetContinent = <fun

  • #2137

    Hmm, I've been to the Jade Forest without issue, I'll play around there some more. I will see if LibTourist has an update I've missed (there wasn't one as of late last night though).

    Last edited by Sutorix on 9/27/2012 8:06:59 PM
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