I am a physician in my 70s. I have been disgusted by the thought of fishing ever since I can remember. I recall once, at a lake in northern Canada, at the age of 9 or so, my father forced me to fish against my will and insisted I pose for a picture carrying a dead fish, with my fingers in the fish’s eyes. I think I still have the picture. The expression on my face was one of pure repulsion. I NEVER understood why SO MANY people take joy in fishing.