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First Nations land dispute

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Has the land dispute that is going on at the moment on the Skeena system affected any access points to fishing holes in any rivers in the disputed region ?
I am up in Smithers end of September and plan mainly to fish on the Bulkley and possibly 2 3 days on the Kispiox. I do understand the waters that are in the disputed region, however has anyone fished in this region in last couple of weeks had any problems on the water, or getting to the water. There is couple of runs just below Moricetown that I normally fish, Im wondering if it will be ok leaving the car and fishing the water.

Im travelling a long way to get to BC, would hate to go to all the expense, then find I am walking into a heavy dispute, and have very little water to fish, crowded with disgruntled fishermen stressing to get into the pools.
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FN issue seems to not be an issue at all

I know it's late in the season and the rivers are out, but if anyone's thinking of heading up there's no issue with the First Nations re barricades, boycotts or anything of the like. Pay your money on the reservation and go fishing. Or go elsewhere and pay your $21/ day (or $42/ day).

Lots of fish this year, so if you get a cold snap it could be golden.
Having returned from the Kispiox Nov. 11th, I ran into a "river guardian" Ken Campbell when we went to check out the potatoe patch. I would give him credit for being friendly, professional, and diplomatic. Want to fish the reservation, just pay your $100.
Fished upriver and had no issues. 3 weeks. A guy I hitched with told me the road was blocked past the up river bridge.
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