There were a handfull that attended the one here in PC, sadly I was not able to attend. I think the hot topics were around the stripers and some of the opening dates and ranges of the rivers like barneys.
ive been at the last 3 rfa 3 RFAC meetings
with one agenda ice fishing and improving the oppertunitys for it in the province
honestly they are not opposed to changes and opening more waters
and can be pretty easy to get along with
the only problem so far seems to be that although alot of people would like to see changes
almost no one is asking for them
in the last 2 years the bent rodz crew has managed to get 5 new waters opened in the HRM and perch/pickerel seasons added to some of the existing
lake already open to ice fishing
not to bad considering its only really been myself and one other crew member at the meetings so far
the RFACs will be around again next NOV so if there are changes people would like to see try to show up and let your voice be heard
they are willing to listen
and if i can ill either be there with you or add my support for your suggestions while attending the meeting in my area
just think if a few voices once a year at one meeting for one RFA can bring change imagine what we might do if its one voice from many people
from across the province asking for the same thing at every meeting
Good work guys! I love seeing positive change in the fishing world.I wish I could have made it to the meeting this season,Glad you guys got our backs!
Now we need some ice to try out some of the new waters ...cheers
Shienar, what are the criteria that would be considered when opening new lakes for ice fishing? I have at least one lake I'd like to see opened for white perch, and a couple more I really need to put some fishing time on this summer that I suspect would also make for good winter opportunities. What does DFO need (if anything) when a lake is proposed?