Elitist guides are too strong

New fishing regulations favour mostly rich anglers

Dear Sir:

Just a note with regard to the new Skeena watershed fishing restrictions for non-Canadians.

Clearly these new restrictions were driven by the guiding associations.

Otherwise guiding wouldn’t be allowed on the weekends for non-residents.

The guiding groups can’t help being elitists since their customers are mostly rich and they believe they have more rights to the B.C. fisheries resources than others.

It’s sad they have so much control of the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Department and that local businesses and non-resident fishermen have to suffer for their benefit.


Tom Patten, Sumas, Washington