Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: British Columbia
Beating a dead horse
Saying these changes were instigated by a single guide is laughable. As has been stated before, the land is private. You want to fish it, pay up. Don't want to pay, don't fish it, it's simple.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of km's of rivers on the Skeena system to fish. I know the Kispiox is a small river with big fish, it's no secret. There are others that have similar fish and less people. Do some research, drive the extra mile, walk farther then the next guy, and find a spot where no one else is fishing.
Enough bitching about the situation. If the Kispiox band wants to charge for river access, parking and boat launching ON THEIR OWN LAND, they have the right to do it. Anyone who disagrees with this and owns a house or land somewhere else should be careful- I've got a bunch of friends with a ton of beer and whiskey looking for a place to put their tents and camp for the weekend. They've decided that your place looks like a great place to camp and party. What's that you say, "You own the land and it's your right to tell them to get off of it."
Funny, that's what the Kispiox band are saying.