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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 20,464 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,798,294 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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  • #2030

    I finally found the issue -- this bug is fixed in the (currently uploading) version 1.0.8b.

  • #2026

    Easy cast is working great now, thanks for the rewrite! I did find one problem. When I have 'Fishing Fun' on, when I de-equip my fishing pole using the Fishing Buddy minimap button, my companion pet disappears.

    Example: I have Willy out as my companion, I click the minimap button to fish (I have None selected from the pet pulldown). Willy stays out. I click the minimap button again to de-equip, Willy disappears.

    Example 2: I have Willy out as my companion, I click the minimap button to fish (I have Fishing selected from the pet pulldown). Strand Crawler come out. I click the minimap button again to de-equip, Strand Crawler disappears.

    If I remember correctly, 'None' didn't make your companion disappear before, and having 'Fishing' selected returned your previous pet when you were done fishing.

  • #2027

    Thanks xanxost! It should work that way, I will look into what broke!

  • #2025

    could this please be updated on My machine gets along much better with that site than here. :( 

     Thank you for coding this!


  • #2028


  • #2023

    The mini map icon keeps moving. I reset it to about 144 degrees and when I switch characters or log out and back in with the same toon it has moved up to where the mail icon sits. I have ver 1.0.8a. I also have the SexyMap addon installed. I cant tell if FB is changing where the icon sits or if SexyMap is doing it. None of my other addon map buttons move around like this.

  • #2024

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


  • #2021

    HI, sorry with my english.

    I have spanish client and have a bug with the gear. If i put in addon "hat, pole, bots and hands" there is not problem, i switch equiped with the button perfect.

    But if in slot shoulders or beld or wrist I check:   "When checked, this slot is force empty on switch" and i button nothing happen if i button another time a error said to me "Can't switch outfits that quickly."

    I retired all addons except fb and the error persiste. Thanks for all.

  • #2022

    Thank you for the bug report, I will look at that (it's been a while since I've touched the outfit manager).

  • #2019

    There is a bug causing easy cast invalid.

    Try kill something and loot , after the looting you can't use fishing buddy's easy casting.

    I think that's caused by fishlib's isLooting check.

    Last edited by viruscamp on 5/27/2012 7:00:00 AM
  • #2020

    That's why I rewrote it completely in 1.0.8 -- the fishing library no longer watches for the LOOT events, since they seem to behave somewhat less than reliably.

    Last edited by Sutorix on 6/16/2012 11:33:19 AM
  • #2015

    i seem to have found a bug.

    i have weather-beaten fishing hat.

    so i use auto lure with easy cast

    it seems that sometimes after it applies the lure easy cast no longer works. i usually have to relog to fix it

  • #2016

    Thank you for the report! That gives me someplace to look. I don't see the issue, but I may have an inkling of what's going on (Blizz doesn't make it easy to tell :-)

  • #2018

    Blizz has a lot of restrictions on what you can do for each hardware "event". That being said, I'll see if I can figure out a general purpose way to do "fishing prep" actions.

  • #2017

    thanks for the hard work. while i have your attention id like to suggest a feature for those wishing to enter the contests.

    is there anyway to code in a fast mount macro and fast dismount fish macro.

    like if unmounted alt + double right click mounts you to defualt mount

    if mounted alt + double right click dismounts by casting fishing.

    this would make fishing from point to point alot faster since i wouldnt have to navigate to the bars (creating my own hot keys would be too annoying.)

    Last edited by eol2501 on 5/25/2012 5:58:44 PM
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