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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 12,407 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,836,347 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/10/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 7,012 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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  • #2053

    Apparently the "Download Now" button is broken. The Curse client appears to work correctly, but the manual install button isn't pointing to the latest release version.

    If you manually install Fishing Buddy (and probably every other addon on Curse), you will need to ues the "Othere Downloads" tab and get the latest version from there.


    Last edited by Sutorix on 8/4/2012 10:56:45 AM
  • #2050

    To those of you that had the same problem as I did (wow crashing on loading screen and/or old version) don't click the "Download Now" button. It will download an old version (1.0.3 I think). Instead choose "Other Downloads" and grab the 1.0.8b.

    Hope it helps, it worked for me.

  • #2052

    FB isn't loading at all with the latest Beta patch from 8/3/12.

  • #2051

    @Rayle... Heh, that's the EXACT problem I had. I just went in and deleted it and everything worked proper, so I figured I'd try again this morning. Thanks for mentioning the problem AND the solution.

    Last edited by bloodniron on 8/3/2012 7:59:42 AM
  • #2049

    I just returned back to wow after a month or so off, updated all my mods, had to take them all out one at a time, to figure out what was causing my crash, but it's Fishing buddy. :(

    The bar would fill up about 1/4 of the way and then I would have to physically close it.

  • #2048

    I'm sorry, but this wonderfull addon is crashing my client too.

    Loading screen stops loading at a certain point and it's pretty hard to exit the game "in a proper manner".

    (The WoW screen stays on top and I have to restart the computer blind.)

  • #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.



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