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  • World of Warcraft
  • 85,021 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 8,160,094 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,838 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4w
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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 1.4w
- 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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  • #2947

    So for some reason, starting today, easy cast only works when I'm mounted.  If I'm not mounted, it does nothing.  Any ideas on what could be causing this?

  • #2948

    That's just weird -- I haven't released a new version. Is there another addon that's not playing nice and stealing the mouse down?

  • #2950

    I thought it might be that, so I tried it with every other addon disabled, and still nothing.  Here's where it gets really wierd; it's only on my main that I have the problem.  Easy cast works with all my other characters.  Same exact settings too.

  • #2946

    For some reason the Watcher text isn't showing. It showed the first time I used FB, but hasn't since. I double checked to make sure that I have it turned on in the options. I reloaded my UI.  

  • #2945

    FB will not apply worm supremes, or any other lures if i have the Savage fishing pole in my bags.  It will use the savage fishing pole if i have it equipped, but will not place a lure when it expires, but is still on CD. Any thoughts?

    Last edited by warkitteh on 1/29/2015 3:20:09 PM
  • #2959

    I will look into this -- it's supposed to be checking the cooldown and moving on if it's not ready.

  • #2944
    Re: Fishing Buddy - Helm/Back bug

    Sut - did you say you have a fix on the way for the helm/back settings?

  • #2949

    The beta version of FB_OutfitDisplayFrame should fix it, working on a release version.

  • #2943

    FB iz da fishin bomb mon!

    - Any chance of adding a search field / filter to the fish tracker database?

    - Also how does the max req fishing lvl function in Dreanor? FB says 950 max for the areas but I still fish fine with 600 @ 50% ish (small, normal and occasional enormous).

    A small issue. If I have a newly- fished rod in my bags (placed in any row above my main rod), FB will just swap to that rod instead of the main one.

    Last edited by Howlin on 1/24/2015 10:56:58 AM
  • #2936

    Hey. I just thought you'd like to see a discussion we've been having on Fishing Buddy was instrumental in logging my catches, so it's been integral to the subject.

    Last edited by TheRealJamesDevlin on 1/23/2015 2:19:35 AM
  • #2938

    Thanks! If there are things it can do better, please let me know!

  • #2935

    Need an option to let us set which bait to use for a specific zone, mostly for the Garrisons as all Enormous fish can be caught from those waters.

  • #2939

    Will do! I am in the process of working on UI for that.

    Last edited by Sutorix on 1/23/2015 9:47:35 AM
  • #2934

    Since in Draenor, you never catch trash, but your Fishing skill affects what size fish you catch, can you add something to easy lures that uses the best lure based on Fishing skill when in Draenor?

    Also, I have the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, which adds 75 Fishing skill, but I also have a lot of Sharpened Fish Hooks, which add 100. When I'm in a zone where I need a boost, FB always uses the hat, when a fish hook would be better. Can you fix that?

    Finally, I have the Tiny Goldfish and Fishy, but I only ever see the Tiny Goldfish summoned. Is Fishy not on the list? If not, could he be added?

    Thanks very much for a great addon, one of my favorites.

  • #2941

    I'm getting weird reports for lures, I am looking into it.

    I will check to see if Fishy is on the guest list :-)

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