Many people fish for many different reasons. Guys fish to fit in, to drink with their buddies, for food, for trophies, etc. There are a few of us however that fish for different reasons; reasons not so useless or benign, but necessary in maintaining sanity.
The trophies are great and the flesh is good, but thats not why I fish. I enjoy the company of buddies and I enjoy "tying-one-on" from time to time, but thats not why I fish.
I fish because it is the only time in life where I feel peace and freedom. The beautiful scenery, sounds, smells and animal encounters. Catching fish...well thats a bonus that ties everything together, but thats not why I fish.
This is fishing to me and what I yearn for everyday.