I do love to fish. I'll spend the entire day with my boots in the water with nothing more than a granola bar and a pocket full of sunflower seeds. I use artificial lures. I practice catch and release of the fish. Careful removal of the hook in each one followed by soft handling in the water. They swim off knowingly... not bested, not a loss. It's not a competition, more like a respective dance.
And we live on to fish another day.