I am not a fisherman. It is not difficult to understand the attraction of fishing, but my personality would simply not allow me to enjoy the activity. I need to be continually engaged in what I am doing, and time spent waiting is not attractive to me (which is why developing film is not at the top of my enjoyable activities).
However, those who have different personalities can enjoy quiet time in contemplation, dividing their thoughts to the bobbing of the float, and using their knowledge and skill to successfully capture a fish. Indeed, I can understand the attraction of starting the day in this way, as we all have choices of how to start at the beginning.