You have only got to read posts on this forum over the last few years.
People throwing their hands up in horror at a fish being photographed lying on some damp grass.
Extensive criticism from the holier than thou about the way a fish is held.
Criticism re catch and release, etc, etc, etc,
There has been a marked wind of change over the past couple of years. This is escalating. It won't be long before we are all restricted to catching toy fish in a cardboard box with a magnet.
I am in no way criticising sensible catch and release and fish handling, but I can't see it stopping there. We are at a juncture were anglers are now beginning to wonder if we should be fishing at all!!
As I have said in previous post - give it 10 - 15 years and the sport will be dead in the water!