Hi chaps

First post in the forum here so be nice

For me, fishing with rod and reel is great fun because of the fight. Trying to catch the biggest fish possible with the lightest gear. Feeling the fish fight, pulling the line. To hear the sound of the drag. That's where I take pleasure in fishing. So my question is would I get as much fun from fishing using a pole? I know all pros and cons and I've decided that it is something I want to try but only if it's fun in the way I think fun is. Would you mind sharing your oppinion with me please? I don't want to regret it especially after spending 500+

Cheers