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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 12,813 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,835,005 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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  • #1976

    I can confirm this.

    It was working OK  until I fished up "a message in a bottle" when I opened it and looted the contents the easy cast stopped working. I did have my bags open. This stayed this way even between changing zones until reloaded the UI then it started working aagin.

    I am using 1.0.7j

    As to other suggestions in posts - I don't use Bartender.

    Last edited by 4Womble on 5/6/2012 5:39:10 AM
  • #1971

    Indeed new version fixed it and for good. No idea if reverting to old version would keep it fixed like one suggested but for me without any change just update to version J made a trick.

    EDIT: Looks like I was too fast - when I try to fish I run into same problem again. But when just before fishing I do /reload I have working Easy Cast. Must be some addon but no idea which - and not really got time atm to do a proper research :/ Maybe Bartender ?

    Last edited by festin on 5/5/2012 9:35:33 PM
  • #1974

    I do not use Bartender and have still the same problem.

  • #1970
    Re: Click to Cast

     Hi guys, I just downloaded the most recent FB 1.0.7j and found that it is working just fine. I even went back and downloaded and installed the version FB 1.0.7i to see if it is working and it is working just fine also. People you must remember to go into the options panel and check the "easy cast" box especialy if you deleted your saved variables file. The options are not all set by default, some have to be done manually. I did this on two of my toons and they both work great. I hope this can help.

    Thanx Sutorix for one of the most helpful addons in the game!


    Last edited by 00Erndogg00 on 5/5/2012 3:56:10 PM
  • #1969
    Click to cast issues

    I am at a loss -- click to cast works just fine for me, using any combination of the broker, Fishing Ace! and FB, singly or together.

    The only thing I can figure is that there is:

    1) A setting in the client (on my Mac) that I don't have checked and other people do

    2) An add-on I don't use that is interfering with casting, usually by automating something with clicks and then not playing nicely with other add-ons that want the same thing

    I will keep trying to figure it out, and I appreciate everyone who has posted a bug report!

    Keep on fishin'


  • #1973

    Thank you for the fixes and updates.  This is one addon that is just not enjoyable to fish without, indeed!  Mad props, Sutorix!

  • #1967

    Clicking to cast is not working for me, even when I revert to the "h" version.  After looking for another fishing addon, I discovered they are ALL having the same issue.

  • #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

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