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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 12,141 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,837,265 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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  • #3104

    I am not seenig that  behavior. However, if you are running another addon that intercepts the loot window it can interfere.

    Do you have autoloot turned on?

  • #3102

    The fishing count doesn't increase while using AutoLootPlus. Can you fix this?

  • #3108

    I will look into it, but probably not. If another loot inspecition/loot grabbing addon gets the loot events before FB does and mucks with the window, there's not much I can do about it :-(

  • #3101

    I am new to fishing buddy, and I have few questions and wondering is this can be done in fishing buddy.

    1.  How do I clear cast count?

    2. Does it keep track the rare , eg 'Tiny Red Carp' and 'Tiny Blue Carp' total cast count separately?  Can I create something to say this is what I am fishing?



  • #3100

    To who develop this addon,

    I use Fishing Buddy for WoW game and I'm deaf..  It's so hard and tiring to keep eye on the bobber everytime to click to pull..  

    Was thinking for deaf or people who don't use sound system, can you add some kind of flashing color around the screen just like "NPC_scan" addon does when we're near the 'rares' mobs.  once it flash, I'd know its time to pull the pole.. 
    Hope you understand what I'm asking for and thank you for your time..
    Gary Holte
    Feathermoon / Alliance - Nathroy the master fisherman...
  • #3105

    Unfortunately there isn't a good way to do that -- there are no events on the client side that fire at "bobber bobbing" time. And the bobber isn't an object that can be targetted -- anythnig like that would make a fishing 'bot way too easy to write.

  • #3099

    I posted that ticket a last year-ish, and I've been having the same bug again. Thanks! :)

  • #3106

    I will look at it again.

    Does it only happen in your garrison? Or does the "one cast works then nothing" happen everywhere?

  • #3098
    Fishing Buddy v1.6b Beta 1
    • Update Russian translations (thanks PocoMaxa!)
    • Attempt to fix sound issues when logging out while fishing

    Life has been interfering with my WoW time, I'm trying to catch up on the backlog of issues!


  • #3096

    Ive been using this addon forever. Recently I started having a problem on my hunter. It keeps trying to autocast when no fishing pole is attached. It only happens on my hunter, she has Seths Graphite Fishing pole still. I tried deleting the addon, cache, resetting the gear sets nothing seems to be working.


    I would submit a ticket but I cannot login due to a website error. 

  • #3097

    I will look into it, thanks for the report!

  • #3095

    Hello, I wonder wether it's posible to change the window's size of the addon ? I think it's far too little characters ... How can I do if it's possible ? Thank you

  • #3107

    I am working on rewriting a lot of the addon, I will see how customizable I can make the display window :-)

  • #3094

    I have been using the addon for a while now and i haven't encountered any problems yet.
    But i have noticed when i am in my garrison and i'm fishing there, it tells me the following:
    Frostwall: Ryuugurena's Garrison 950 (55%).
    I was wondering what this ment, because i could not figure it out myself.

  • #3091
    Fishing Buddy 1.6a
    • More checking to make sure Nat Pagle is the only quest giver we talk to

    Added more checking to make sure the NPC we're talking to is Nat Pagle, and only Nat Pagle.


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