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Has anyone have any information on the BC fishers department initiating rod days on the Elk River and its tributaries this year? If they are we defiantly will have to prevent BC fishing in Alberta without a substantial increase in there fees to do so.

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Not on the Elk.

 

Wigwam and Michel only.

 

I checked on Wiggy today. No available spots available for unguided until Aug 1 - Aug 15 (32 spots available), and Sept 1 - Sept 15 (9 spots available)

 

Its a joke, their guides are laughing all the way to the bank right now. They could charge whatever they wanted on those days.

 

They should make it so that if the guide days aren't booked a week in advance, they go to the unguided group.

 

 

It would sure suck to pay the money XXX months in advance to get yourself a spot to find the river blown out due to storm or whatever. No refunds on the classified license either.

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Well, at least they're more proactive than Alberta where we can't seem to say no to a barb.

 

The wig and the Michel were really turning into a shitshow.

 

I think that you'll have less days, but the ones you get will be better.

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No, no they are saving the river....

 

What does an all knowing guide cost to watch you throw a streamer at a Bull trout anyway?

I'm guessing about the same as they charge to watch you throw fluffy dries at willing-to-rise cutties... Bring cash!

 

Still think AB should reciprocate somehow, in a way that makes sense for our fisheries and fisheries budget.

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In BC you need to be registered as a guide. They lobbied the government for many years and succeeded. In 1990, the Ministry of Environment implemented the Classified Waters System to address conservation and angler use issues on a number of the province's most popular steelhead and trout stream fisheries. This included the creation of new licensing requirements for anglers and for the regulation of commercial angling guides through the issuance of "guided rod day" quotas.

 

Rod day quotas give angling guides the right to guide for fish on a given stream for a fee. Recently, changes were introduced to the way that rod days are allocated to angling guides to ensure that the allocation process is fair and open, that the quota is being used, and that the Province receives a fair return for the privilege of holding it.

 

The Ministry of the Environment regulates angling guiding to ensure a quality angling experience for all anglers. The Ministry licences angling guides and collects data annually on their activities in the province. An angling guide must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, provide proof of liability insurance and submit an angling guide operating plan that has been approved by a Ministry of Environment Regional Manager. There are currently over three hundred licenced angling guides in B.C. and over four hundred licenced assistant angling guides operating under their supervision.

 

Rod days can also be allocated for Lodges with Guides and other orginizatons.

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