On another note, I was fishing the bulkley last fall from shore. Went to a large run and fished with a gentleman for a few days, we shared the run.
He told me he had been there for several days, and his buddy's were coming for a few weeks and that they would be fishing the same run.
They filled the parking area with vehicles on the weekend to try to make it look like the run was busy and deter other anglers from fishing it, but not being guided they were not able to fish the weekend.but left the decoy vehicles there anyway.
I went early Monday morning , they were talking at the head of the pool, I could hear them, but they were not in the water yet.I stepped in a few hundred yards downstream and started fishing. 15 minutes later a guy walks into the river and starts yelling at me, telling me it is their run, and I should leave immediately .
I told him it was Canada, where we practice rotational fishing, it was a large run, and he was more than welcome to fish behind me or at the tail out of the pool below me. And that I had heard them several hundred yards upstream and this is why I chose to fish where I did, to leave them at the head.
He then explained how he had punched out many people in the PNW, for invading HIS run. He then ordered me to come to shore to settle the issue.
I laughed at him, he then started to take his jacket off and came to settle it in the river, as he approached me I told him he best reconsider his threat as if he started a fight he would be charged, thrown in jail, and wouldn't be able to return to Canada. He rethought things and left.
I didn't like the fact that they were trying to lay claim to the run. Fish it and move on.
Needless to say the RCMP were brought in, his liscence number sent to the border, and the fisherman is no longer permitted in canada.
I don't think it is proper etiquette to seal off a run to a group. Lots of water, let's share.