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  • World of Warcraft
  • 100,215 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,262,025 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/31/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,655 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4e
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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 1.4e
- Use the latest version of LibTourist and LibBabble-SubZone for WoD

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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  • #2721


    I got this swatter report. I dont know if it has to do with trying to cast while mounted, which option does not appear to work.

    Date: 2014-09-17 14:38:55
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: FishingBuddy
    Count: 1
    Message: Note: AddOn FishingBuddy attempted to call a protected function (DeleteMacro()) during combat lockdown.
    [C]: DeleteMacro()
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1594: OptionsUpdate()
    [C]: Hide()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1827: SetUIPanel()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1903: HideUIPanel()
    [C]: SetAttribute()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2302: HideUIPanel()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2306: HideParentPanel()
    Swatter, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucAdvanced, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.20.5464.5459(5.20/embedded)
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.20.5464.5364(5.20/embedded)
    AucScanData, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucStatSales, v5.20.5464.5376(5.20/embedded)
    AucStatSimple, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.20.5464.5323(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.20.5464.5347(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.20.5464.5462(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.20.5464.5447(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.20.5464.5443(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.20.5464.5444(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.20.5464.5458(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilFixAH, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.20.5464.5417(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.20.5464.5458(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.20.5464.5403(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.20.5464.5347(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.20.5464.4979(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilScanStart, v5.20.5464.5347(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.20.5464.5452(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.20.5464.5452(5.20/embedded)
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.20.5464.4828(5.20/embedded)
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
    BeanCounter, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.359(/embedded)
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)
    Enchantrix, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    FishingBuddy, v1.4c
    Gatherer, v4.4.1
    Informant, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.363(/embedded)
    LightHeaded, v371
    Scrap, v12.13
    ScrapSpotlight, v
    SlideBar, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    Stubby, v5.20.5464 (RidiculousRockrat)
    TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.351(/embedded)
    TomTom, vv50400-1.0.0
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.4.8.50400 <us>


  • #2722

    Weird, I will look into that. I may also have to rethink the whole macro support thing, obviously :-)

  • #2716

    Hmm, i have normaly no sound when i play, and FB have the options to turn on sound, but its nor working for me, any idea why ? It should turn up sound when i catch a fish and then mute again right ?

  • #2715

    Thanks for this useful addon!

    Some feature suggestions that would make my fishing life easier. ;)

    - Left mouse button option for easy casting. I keep falling off my raft when I don't watch out with right-clicking. That is because I watch my character from above while fishing and the raft vanishes when you accidentally look down via right click. Sometimes you also accidentally start an attack on mobs walking around pools, left-clicking would only target these.

    And button 4/5 don't work for me, likely because I mapped them to movement functions. Left-click would be ideal, since you can also use left-click for pulling in the bobber.

    - (Option to) turn off "Sound at character" while fishing. I usually move the camera to an angle and distance that mutes all sounds of waterfalls, waterwalking mobs and everything else around the character. The fishing bobber still is played aloud, though. So turning off "Sound at Character" helps a lot in discerning the bobber from other stuff.

    - Highlight the current sub-zone in the locations window, so that one look shows where one is currently fishing.


    Last edited by EiniStein on 9/2/2014 3:14:52 AM
  • #2717

    Another useful sorting feature would be to just put the current zone/subzone first and only then sort the rest alphabetically. That way we always get the current's zone statistics first.

    One reason why I am looking at these even with the watcher enabled is that the Nat Pagle quest fish are not listed with percentages in the watcher while in the full list they are.

  • #2720

    Just in case you insist on the about credits: Credit it to "Weissrolf", which is the moniker I am using for most online gaming now. But again, it's not really necessary.

  • #2719

    Thanks. No need to give credits since you're doing all the work anyway. ;)

  • #2718

    Great suggestions! I am reworking the whole fish collection piece, I will add these in (and give you credit in the About as well, of course!)

  • #2713

    Still getting the fish watcher stuck on in 1.4c.


  • #2714

    What does "stuck" mean? It's in the middle of the screen? If so, move the mouse over it for a few seconds, and then drag it to where you want it when the tab shows up.

  • #2711

    ## Version: 1.4c just installed this one and it appears to be working much better. 

    Thank you

  • #2712


  • #2709
    Fishing Buddy v1.4c

    The watcher window should behave much better now!

    • 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"


  • #2707

    Something strange going on.   FB is somehow messing up my UI.  When I stop fishing and rearm my toons, the status window remains "on" and right clicking does nothing with regard to movement.  If I use the command M combo on my Mac and get the widow to shrink, WoW now evidently is resetting the UI and things get back to normal when I grow the window back; i.e. FB appears to be gone.  However, even after this reset, I sometimes can not use right click to move. To get consistant game play, I have to either turn FB off in addons window or delete the addon.


  • #2710

    Ah. Yes -- ckicj-to-move is turned off while "fishing is active". Since you're using the fishing without a pole feature, click-to-move might be okay to leave on.

    I will have to experiment.

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