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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 18,571 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 7,079,463 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/13/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
  • 6,583 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4b
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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 1.4b
- 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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  • #2689

    Hello!(sorry for my english)

    i need some advice for this add-on.

    i need to know if its possible to catch some rare fish with it (i'm looking for the achiev One That Didn't Get Away)

    i ask that because when i was fishing, one time i couldn't take the fish, it was written " you can't take this booty/loot/spoil/take" (don't know the right word in english.)

    So i thought that loot was maybe one of the rare fish...

    but maybe i'm wrong. I'm just asking! :)


    thx for the answer! :)





    (ps : i fish with the double click all time. i start with that and i double click again to take the fish automatically and to try again. Etc....)

    Last edited by Salem69 on 5/14/2014 4:32:48 AM
  • #2690

    There were some problems with using the actual "auto loot" option provided by Blizz along with double-click casting -- but FB now handles grabbing the loot by itself.

    I will investigate!

  • #2688
    Fishing Buddy v1.4a Beta 2
    •  More work on keeping the watcher visible and onscreen (using LibWindow)
    • Handle version changes and per-player settings correctly
    This should stop the error for the *second* toon that logs in after upgrading :-) As well as clean up some stuff that I should have noticed a long time ago when dealing with per-player settings.
  • #2686
    Missing Watcher Window


    May 9, 2014

    After reading your last post I had a hunch. I don't know that I ever had it or if it got damaged or erased, but seeing you say that you would be using LibWindow I thought I would add it to my list of add-ons. The next time I switched to my fishing outfit (sniff-sniff. I git a litte misty here), my watcher window came up in the middle of my screen (it looked so good as I have missed it so). I simply moved it back to it's old home in the upper left corner and it is happily grinding out the numbers once again.

    I don't know if it was something done on your end, some crazy fluke, or just adding, or repairing the LibWindow files but my watcher is back and I am a happy little Pandaren at last!

    If any of this helps you with your resolution are VERY welcome. Keep up the wonderful work on such a wonderfaul add-on that takes a lot of the tedium out of, an otherwise boring, proifession.

    Last edited by pokyhawk on 5/9/2014 6:46:30 AM
  • #2687

    Thank you! I'm glad it is working for you -- a little more testing and I will be pushing out a new version soon.

  • #2685
    Fishing Buddy v1.4a Beta 1

    - More work on keeping the watcher visible and onscreen (using LibWindow)

    After an "/fb watcher reset", everything should be copacetic. By release, it should reset itself to be onscreen -- I'm working through that now.

  • #2683

    I can't seem to get the double-right click casting to work. Is there a trick to it? I made sure that the "Easy Cast" option is set... or does this only work if I have a fishing pole equipped?



  • #2684

    Easy Cast is automatically enabled if you're wearing anything that has a bonus to Fishing, and it triggers when you hold down a modifier key and double click.

    If you have the right mouse button chosen as your "casting" click, you *must* have a modifier key specificed in order to use the fish-without-a-pole feature -- having right click stolen during game play is a bad idea, in general :-)

    However, if you chose one of the other mouse button options (mouse-4 or mouse-5), then you can double click wiithout a pole and without a modifier.

  • #2680

    I have been without my watcher for quite a while. Everything else works fine (better than fine actually as this has long been my favorite add on).

    I tried the "/fb watcher reset" and saw that all the reset steps showed in my chat panel but still no watcher.

    I also looked at my settings as you suggested (couldn't find a specific "show watcher" option but everything is checked as it always was in the past when it worked. My settings can be viewed @ (they're a little grainy but I'll gladly shoot you a larger copy if you need)

    I even went so fa as to delete the entire folder and registry entries before re-examining all the prior options mentioned before. Still no go.

    I woulod so love to get my watcher panel back if it is possible.

    Last edited by pokyhawk on 5/1/2014 4:29:39 AM
  • #2681

    Crud. Okay, I'm looking for some reason this is happening -- I just can't think of anything yet ;-)

  • #2682

    I have complete faith in ya.  🙆

  • #2677

    I can't seem to get the watcher to show up whatsoever. Had the same bug in 1.3b, which is when I first got the addon. 

    I tried the "/fb watcher reset" as suggested by grizzly below, but unfortunately it didn't fix it.  

  • #2679

    Make sure that you have the "show watcher" option checked -- it doesn't show by default (since it uses an update event, it can steal a small amount of framerate).

  • #2674

    i updated to the latest version and the fish watcher would not show for me i tried doing the reset and still nothing   i even updated to the full version from wowinterface but when i put version 1.3b back in the watcher shows up   no errors either 

  • #2675

    Had the same problem after updating to 1.4 from 1.3a (no watcher), but using the "/fb watcher reset" command has returned the watcher to the centre of the screen and I've then moved it back to where I used to have it placed (or as close as I can). Haven't yet gone through all of my toons but the command has worked every time so far (checked on 12 of 41 toons).

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