I never feel bad about not catching fish, since catching them isn't really the point. The point of fishing is anticipation, the thrill of what could happen. And since the fish you catch can never equal the fish you're about to catch, striking out may even be preferable. In fishing, failure prevents you from being disappointed. That's what I told my son, anyway. I'm not sure he cared.
There is no one in television--and few people in print--who write half so well.