To some the mere mention of fishing suggests the boredom of the wait involved and the opulent amount of patience required to do it. Some.
For those who took the bait (pun intended), we have never looked back since.
The idea of a line bobbing in the water or tumbling at the floor of the sea somewhat connects us to the pure calm that this element represents and provides.
While being connected to this mass of physical fluid nirvana often the talented few are rewarded the crop of the sea. Some bounties being very reasonable rewards.
The combination of an art form and simple pleasure.