>used to love fishing
>can't do it anymore because I don't want to hurt fish
I have fished every summer of my life and encountered the same situation as you in the recent years.
In my case it's regular lil trout on a lil wooden boat on a lil lake... I always loved nature and the calmness of this stuff.
I also in the recent years became a much more spiritual person and found calm in many places still including nature. I am not yet a vegetarian although I kinda keep an eye on what I eat.
Last times I went fishing I was also microdosing on mush and I felt a deep connection between me and the lake and the forest. I engaged dialogue with them and bargained only a few fishes everyday, enough to eat a few days. After I had a small respectful amount considering the size of the lake, I would slow down or stop and just read on the boat for a few hours.
Act according to your heart, take what you need but no more. Listen to the wind. Eating some fishes is not evil for a human. I kill them right after they are caught: I snap their necks with my hands. I empty their insides in the lake before leaving.
Went fishing maybe maybe 6 or 7 days through the summer something like that.
>animals and NATURE
Thread fits here too. Stop being an autistic fuck and either contribute, or STFU.
It just means you've become more aware of your surroundings. You should be concerned with the fragile balance of our ecosystem. Educate yourself more on your local habitat, then make your decisions.
What? They seem like the least likely to swallow the hook around here. They do hit and run to get away from the school so they usually get hooked in the lip or at worst the gills.
Give the fish a nice huge worm or nice amount of food after you caught it. Seems like fair trade. He gives you the rush of hunt for sport, you give him food to aid his survival.