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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 58,858 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,207,696 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/28/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,851 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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  • #1968

    Try just using the .h version by itself, no other addons and see if it works.  So far, you're the only one I have seen say that .h version has not worked for them - so this makes me think you might also have an addon that is interferring with FB.

    Another thing you can try is to Back up your FB saved variables and then delete them from the WTF folder and try again, you might have an issue with newer version saved var conflicing with the older version.

    Last edited by Smedeley on 5/4/2012 8:17:26 PM
  • #1966

    Reverting back to 1.0.7.h (Other Downloads) has resolved the double right click to cast issue for me. It would stop working while fishing, after mounting/dismounting and even wouldn't work sometimes on a fresh login.  I'd have to always /reload when it would stop working.  Sounds like Fishing Ace is also having issues with its easy casting too, so it may be something Blizzard did in a recent patch that needs to be figured out.

  • #1965

    Please fix autocast.  It works after I equip my fishing pole as long as I don't mount up, get in combat or loot something other then what I'm fishing up.

  • #1963

    Does this still have the right click auto cast feature?

  • #1959

    Version x.h works fine, version x.i stopped easy casting. After downgrading to version x.h all is okay. No other fishing-addon installed.

    Last edited by ravenbird on 4/30/2012 12:26:51 AM
  • #1962

    Mee too.
    /reload takes no effect.

  • #1961

    If you /reload, autocast should work again. It's a pain, but it works - at least for me. :)

  • #1958

    My autocast stopped working when I upgraded to 1.0.7i.  So I went back to 1.0.7h

  • #1957

    Just works fine untill i get infight, then it wont cast anymore.

  • #1955

    Sigh. It works just fine for me, in any combination of Fishing Ace!, Broker: FB and FB. I will mess around with it and see if I can figure out what's going on.

  • #1964

    Hopefully this might help with the troubleshooting. I'm having the same issue as others, though /reload does seem to make it work. However, the instant that I change out of fishing gear (due to aggro etc) and then put the gear back in, it immediately stops auto-casting again until I do another /reload. Perhaps something in the code between autocast and click to outfit?

    Additionally, just combat doesn't break it for me. I have to actually change the gear for it to stop working.

    Last edited by Miressi on 5/1/2012 4:41:34 PM
  • #1956

    I can confirm the same as the previous replies. My FB worked just fine (don't have any other FB addons and only other easy cast is Archy) yet at times I had to swap the pole/weapon to make it work again, then for some reason it just stopped easy casting.

    I tried Fishing Ace! to see if that worked, their latest version didn't work either but went back to version H of FB and that works perfectly.

  • #1954

    Like the others.  This version won't cast with right click, won't auto lure.  Going to reinstall the old version until I see a different letter than "i"

  • #1953

    Before the latest update, I could toggle weapon/pole again to fix the casting bug, but now it won't cast at all.

  • #1952

    Easy cast  has stopped working with this update. Try different characters, resetting UI, etc. It won't cast at all now.

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