Wilson’s Miramichi River Ice-run report for March 31st . As you can see conditions are ideal , if we could fish today . I urge all readers to launch a campaign to once again have our angling season open with the ice run or at least on April 1st . For many years we began fishing when the ice moved and for very good reason we should be doing the same today . Especially now that our springs seem to be getting earlier and earlier . It is a shame that the river sits there idle when hundreds of anxious anglers sit on the banks waiting . I am all for this move even with a total live release law until May 1st . I have brought this subject up before and the main reason DFO gave was that it was a budget issue with hiring wardens early, but given the current situation with very few wardens and less and less money for such , it would actually help DFO by allowing law abiding citizens on the rivers early to keep an eye out . We all know that our presence on the rivers is a strong deterrent to poachers . Not to mention the thousands of dollars of revenue and taxes being missed .
Wilson’s Miramichi Report March 31