Brad Burns says:
April 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm (Edit)
Prohibiting trolling in fly only fisheries is quite common. Maine does this in on some of their fly fishing only trout ponds. I agree with some of the earlier comments that simply buying a license shouldn’t make anyone feel entitled to use any means possible to catch salmon. The traditional methods of casting a fly while wading or from an anchored boat allow anglers to fish without harming other people’s right to fish and to enjoy their fishing. The Miramichi is a large river this time of the year, but it is not a big lake or the ocean. Trollers often come too close for comfort, and make unwelcome noise.
Karl ..Guide One Says
I think that Lloyd has made a good point, the common courtesy and respect is slowly depleting. The river should be something we all can enjoy, whether its canoeing, swimming or salmon fishing. However people have to realize it is a way of life , a way for many of us to make a living for our family. We need to protect our lively hood as much as we need to protect our amazing Atlantic Salmon. It is a problem for many anglers and guides and I think it should be STOPPED!! The fact of the matter is there is a loop hole in the system. Think about it folks, it is illegal to troll with your rod touching the boat, or in a fixed position. Are you not sitting in a boat holding your rod in a fixed position. In closing I also want to make a comment on Phils comment. I have been a Guide 1 for many years now, its my only means of income as well. We dont get to pick and choose what days we go fishing Phil. And we certainly don’t get to hook the fish and hand the rod off, as that is illegal to do as well. So like Tim said “take a little effort and send an email the minister of Natural Resources”. STOP THE TROLLING!!!!!
Scott Says ….
Trolling is not the issue. Not one bit. It’s about respect and common courtesy. Wether I cath a salmon by casting or trolling has nothing to do with someone cutting into somebody who is parked and cutting their line.
I don’t even fish black salmon this time of year and I find this B.S about trolling being an issue very stupid. But I do troll down river in the tidal areas for trout and have no issues with it.
Don’t worry in about a month you will have all your private water to yourself to fish.
You want to complain to the government about something, then make up a stink about the frigging netting going on by natives where rivers are in trouble to meat spawning requirements.