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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,836,411 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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  • #1847

    That's on my feature list -- but on order to not explode the data requirements I would have to set things up to gather up all the data from all the toons. It's completely doable, but the "crossover" point needs to be worked out.

  • #1844

    Hello and thx for an awesome addon. I recently started fishing again (wanna try my luck at fishing derby :) and noticed that the enhance pools option isn't working for me. Everything else is working, but when I switch outfits, the pools look the same. This feature is a major one for me. I tried deleting my saved variables for that toon and no change. Then started going backwards with the versions and the last version that it seemed to work in was 1.0.4a. I'm not sure if I'm the only one having this issue or not. I looked thru the comments on here as well as your source site and didn't see anything about it anywhere else, just the easy lure problem which is working fine for me coincedently lol. Any other troubleshooting tips you could give me would be appreciated. I will stick with 1.0.4a until I hear back from you, thank you.

  • #1843

    Hi.  Has anything been found regarding FB always trying to add another lure?  This happens to both my wife and myself on different computers.  Every time (with easy lure selected) when double click casting, it adds a new lure.  Thanks for the fantastic mod!

    ***Edited to add extra info***

    Happens regardless of fishing skill or location

    Will on occaision add an odd, inoperable bar on the left side of the screen with a drop down selector indicator which you can highlight but has no function.

    Also seems to have started for us when the volume scale was added for adjustment.

    Last edited by tx38 on 10/18/2011 4:40:18 PM
  • #1848

    I have occasionally seen the "dead bar" as well, I just haven't been able to track it down. I am looking for it though.

    The "continually add a lure" bug is driving me nuts, I haven't been able to replicate it no matter what I do!

  • #1852

    I will see if I can figure out some useful debugging -- if I can come up with something I'll send you a PM! Thanks!

  • #1850

    I don't know if it would be of any help but I can reproduce the "always adding a lure" issue very consistently.  It always does it once I have a failed fishing attempt.  So if you need any info from me please let me know.

  • #1849

    I did some testing today, when the lure was applied the first time everythng worked great ( didnt try to apply another) When that one wore off while fishing ( actively waiting for fish to bite / fishing spell counting down), on the next cast it applied a new lure and then every cast after that it tried to apply another one.  I had to log out or reload UI to get it to stop trying to cast another lure buff.

    I then waited for teh buff to fall off with out fishing and still had the same effect, lure being reapplied every cast.  Log out / Reload UI was only way to clear it.

    I then manually removed it and had the same issue.

    With all other addons turned off none of this is an issue, so some other addon must be causing an issue with FB not being able to see the lure buff being applied properly.


    will try to test that and see what I can come up with


    Well I thought that was it, but I went into winterspring to test.  Had only a few addons enabled, ( same as I had the lest few times testing in ashenvale) and it occurd. I then disabled all and enabled just FB to make sure I was gettig valid data. Skill info ZONE 425 my skill data 157 + 80 [237]  31% chance to catch

    I turned off the buff, logged out, logged back in and let FB add the buff automatcally on first cast.  Then every attempted cast after that FB trid to apply the lure.

    FB - outfit frame , mergedata, tracking frame  are the only enabled addons

    more testing to follow

    Well with FB the =base addon no plug ins enabled I was able to reproduce this everytime withthe above skill data ( of course gain some levels doing this.  Going to delete out all FB saved variables and try again .

     Last Edit:

    Delteing the variable files form the character area and from the main account area, I was still able to recreate this with just FB base addon, no plug ins enabled.  Again I was in Winterspring the fishing hole by Donova Snowden with a skill of 173 base.  On a Goblin Shaman level 51.  if any of that matters.


    Last edited by Bastiene on 11/16/2011 12:31:48 PM
  • #1846

    I have this issue as well, deleted everything out and restarted, but still every cast it tries to add another lure my skill is at 28 and using the shiny bauble.  Currently turned off aauto lure to keep from wasting my copper

  • #1841

    Sorry about that everyone, 1.0.6a fixes the typo.

  • #1842

    May as well close ticket #138. The typo was probably the cause.

  • #1840

    With the latest update (1.06), while fishing and gaining skill-up:

    Date: 2011-10-15 13:57:47
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 5
    Message: ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua line 892:
       attempt to index global 'newskilltable' (a nil value)
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua:892: GetSkillUpInfo()
       FishingBuddy\FishingWatcher.lua:537: UpdateTotalsLine()
       FishingBuddy\FishingWatcher.lua:666: WatchUpdate()
       FishingBuddy\FishingWatcher.lua:393: func()

  • #1839

    I'll get


    Date: 2011-10-15 13:47:30
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua line 892:
       attempt to index global 'newskilltable' (a nil value)

    every time I equip my fishing pole

  • #1835
    For some reason Fishing Buddy has stopped counting the fish caught, as well as the number of casts. The only thing it does count correctly is my current skill level Any ideas?
  • #1837

    Where are you seeing this behavior? Have you added any other new addons lately?



  • #1838

    I haven't installed any new addons when FB stopped working; it does not count caught fish absolutely anywhere.


    However, when I caught Old Ironjaw, it did count it but did not count any of the other thirty stacks of fish caught.

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