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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 63,467 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,763,768 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/27/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,963 Favorites
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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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  • #2103

    got the same error today when login :/

  • #2110

    I have a fix for this coming shortly!

  • #2101

    I don't have a problem with the click casting at all.  Though I use a modifier b/c it conflicts with my archeology click casting if I don't.  Try that maybe?  What I'd really like to see fixed is the 'Pet by ID' error I keep getting.  I'd assume this is from the pet journal changes Blizz made, but it seems to have broken the ability to just turn this off in the options menu till it's working again.

  • #2100


    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.

  • #2124
    Quote from Antonz »
    Bump this.
  • #2099

    They both should behave the same -- I will take a look at it (a lot has changed all over the place, so I'm catching up).

  • #2098

    well ... the fishing buddy no longer has the "Double right-click to cast fishing" but has AutoLure FishingAce and no longer has the AutoLure but has Cast Fishing ... and both are from the same developer ... hmm ... I think I'm starting to see sense in it ... use 2? I would prefer that the developer becomes one of the 2 time.


  • #2097

    duble-click for fishing dont work more ? now only applying a lure over and over :(

    need install  for work ??


  • #2093

    Since the patch, I have been noticing that in my estimated casts-to-level-up the numerator goes up by 2 each time so I see {2/~4, 4/~4, 6/~4 etc.}.

  • #2094

    Yeah, I may have to dump and/or completely rework that feature. The skill up is no longer predictable and the counting is broken :-)

  • #2092

    1x FishingBuddy-1.0.9d\FishingFluff.lua:172: Usage: SummonPetByID(petID) <in C code> FishingBuddy-1.0.9d\FishingFluff.lua:172: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingFluff.lua:169> FishingBuddy-1.0.9d\FishingFluff.lua:201: in function "func" FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.0.9d.lua:494: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:490> FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.0.9d.lua:1582: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1566>

    Locals: pet = 278191 nowpet = nil

  • #2095

    Crap. I'm trying to reverse engineer the new pet functions -- the "companion" APIs no longer work (try /randompet, for example) and I must be missing something somewhere.

    I will keep working on it.

  • #2091

    Looks to be working fine on beta.  But I don't see the skill up estimate counter.  Has that been removed?

    Great addon. Thanks for your work.

  • #2090
    Fishing Buddy Not Initializing

    Working great! Thank you Laughing

    Last edited by Mystykfaith on 9/6/2012 1:09:29 PM
  • #2087

    The main functionality seems to be working for me without errors, except it only detects about the first 15 or so of my pets, so it doesn't find any of my "fishing" pets.  Minor annoyance, but I really enjoyed that feature pre-patch.

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