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  • World of Warcraft
  • 12,161 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,836,498 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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  • #1942

    Date: 2012-04-04 15:33:51
    ID: 5
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       [C]: ?
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  • #1941

    The easy cast double right click is also acting up for me.  I noticed it today doing fishing dailies.  It would work fine until I caught a fish that counted toward the daily quest (whitefish in Darnassus) then it would stop working.  Reloading the UI would cause it to start working again until I caught the next quest fish.  Happened with two seperate toons.  It was the same daily quest though.  Hope this helps.

    Awesome addon.  Thanks for all the hardwork you folks do.

  • #1940

    Same for me. Had to open spell book when it stoped untill I got a skill up in fishing then it let me cast by clicking, untill it stoped again so I repeted untill I got another skill point and it worked again. Off and on cinda thing, lol................ Very anoying... Please Fix

    Oh. dont know if this is related to this addon but on my hunter when I select my foces target, it errors out and causes me to not set it untill I reload my ui and it disables Fishing buddy when i do. its weard. dosnt give me a lul error report eather.

  • #1938

    I downloaded the latest version of Fishing Buddy when it got updated (last night I think).

    The right click re-casting worked perfectly for a few casts. I was so happy. And then it stopped working randomly. Even a reload ui doesn't fix it.

    Anyone got any idea what  this is?

    EDIT: Ok, discovered something bizarre. When the UI is turned off, it casts perfectly. But when the UI is on, it won't re-cast on right click.

    Last edited by madindehead on 4/1/2012 6:53:16 PM
  • #1939

    Hey there, i have the same issue, fast cast will work for a couple of casts then stop. I then have to manually cast and after that fast cast will work for a couple more casts but then just stop again. Weird :S

  • #1933

    Is there some sort of trick to making the sounds work? I have wow sound turned off and addons like DBM play sounds even when the sound is off, but I cant get this feature in FB to work. I would love it if i could hear the splash sound when its time to reel in. Would make it much better when farming them fishes.

  • #1935

    The sound is supposed to be forced on when you're fishing (if you've set the option), I will double check.

    And make sure I've actually implemented it :-)

  • #1931

    Did FB ever get an update to play nicely with Archy and the whole double-right-click casting thing? I just got FB installed again and the right-click casting works for about 15 casts and then just randomly stops working until I reload my interface.

    Oh, and just wanted to let you know that the FB minimap icon isn't being picked up by MinimapButtonBag (aka MBB)

    Last edited by Megalomaniacs on 3/18/2012 8:08:49 PM
  • #1934

    I haven't used MiniMapButtonBag, but I'll give it a try and see what I can do.

  • #1921

    I've uploaded a ticket and a screenshot, but curious if anyone else has seen this weirdness?  When fishing buddy is enabled, parts of the graphics options get pushed into the upper left corner.  I've disabled all addons except fishing buddy to verify it is indeed fishing buddy.  When I turn off FB, this doesn't happen (functionality of the screen reverts to normal).  I also have all of the additional plugins for fishing buddy to verify this test.


  • #1936

    My setting have been like that for a while.

    I wasn't aware it was Fishing Buddy that caused it.
    Thought it was a bug that blizzard did.

    I can, however, confirm that my settings have the same problem.

    Last edited by xNotta on 4/1/2012 4:24:16 PM
  • #1923

    That's just weird. I will look into and see if I can figure out what's going on.



  • #1926

    I'm also trying to track that down -- I can't make it happen reliably (I keep rewriting that section of code to no avail).

  • #1924

    Never had that happen, but I have had parts of the FB settings UI stay on the screen (drop down menus mainly) after I close FB. And they persist until I do something that causes a load screen. 

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