I am sure some of you go fishing. I personally could think of a million things I'd rather do for entertainment than to go fishing.
When I was quite young, my father took me fishing a few times. He showed me how to put the worm on the hook and cast the line. After that, I was instructed to watch the bobber. If it was not for the snacks and soda pop mom sent along, I would have been bored out of my mind.
Ok, there were a few exciting moments, and both I am dad did catch a few fish, which we later cooked and ate. So it was not all bad, but not something I'd do now. If I want fish, the grocery store has them. And I am sure it costs a lot less in the store after considering a fishing license, poles, tackle, boat and a lot more. Better yet, I dont have to sit and stare at a bobber.
But we are all different, and I know some people enjoy it, which is great for them.
Recently I was visiting some friends who love fishing. Or at least they love to drink beer while holding a fishing pole. (The way I see it, I can drink more if I use BOTH hands to drink beer if I am NOT fishing) :)
But this is the question. They spend money for their fishing license, spend more for bait, tackle, gas for the boat, and so on. If they finally do catch a fish, they take it off the hook, look at it, take a photo of it, and toss it back in the lake.
WHAT THE HECK? I thought fishing was to get food. And why do they even need a fishing license if they dont keep the fish? Aside from injuring the fish with the hook, which I assume heals, they just toss it back. Thats after spending a lot of money to catch that fish....
I dont comprehend!!!! I asked one of the guys and he said "It's just a sport". Ok, basketball, baseball, football, are sports too, So is camping, horseback riding, mountain climbing, shooting a bow, and more. I like watching football and it's fun. I have enjoyed camping and horse riding in my younger years. I even shot a bow for awhile. So I guess I chose the sports I enjoy.
But if you are not gonna eat the fish, what is the point? It's about the same as building a house, and then demolishing it when it's finished. *MAKES NO SENSE TO ME*.