Roderick Haig-Brown said, “There will be days when the fishing is better than one’s most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home.”
Fishing is like everything else you really like doing. No matter whether you win or lose, or don’t catch anything, you are still doing it.
What can be better than that? Winning of course but as much as I like winning you cannot win all the time and that is when wanting to be there no matter what really helps.