Many guys tell me that fishing satisfies a primal hunting urge. Also, fishing is a pretty good excuse not to do much, which is really what summer should be about. Scientific studies have proven that women multitask better than men, so fishing is a great way for men to flex their strength at mono-tasking.
Why do guys post photos with fish?
Sure, biology always plays a role in our behaviors: The most basic, primitive part of our brains is focused on survival. So much of what we do comes from this foundational place. It makes sense that, even on a deeply subconscious level, men might post fish pics to poke at a primal instinct in those swiping on them.
Why do some people like to go fishing?
The most common reason you will find with people who like to fish is that it is simply fun, whether you enjoy trolling for stripers or outwitting a weary brook trout with a hand-tied fly that imitates an insect the size of a pin head. Just ask a youngster who reeled in their first fish how much fun fishing can be.
Can fishing become an addiction?
Conclusion: Fishing - when taken to excess - does appear to have addiction-like properties akin to problematic drug use and/or gambling. However, the present paper does not argue that fishing addiction exists, just that some people (including fishers themselves) conceptualise their excessive behaviour as an addiction.