Over 20 years ago I was fortunate to have my first experience Fly Fishing the rivers of Southeastern British Columbia. Let's just say the fishing was incredible then! I may not have been that great of fly fisherman (still not that great…) but we caught lots of fish!! (catch and release ofcourse) Now I recently returned to that favorite river and the fishing qaulity is just as good as it was 20 years ago! Now I have heard some complaints about the new fishing regulations and that people are not happy paying the extra fee to fish these special rivers. But I applaud the hardwork and effort of Bill Bennett to work with the local outdoor community, fishing guides and locals to come up with a plan that protects the integrity of the fishery and provides one of the highest qaulity fly fishing experiences in North America! Many other river systems in North America should model this plan. Visit the local fly shops in the towns of Kimberley and Fernie as they provide lots of great expertise and information to get you set up fishing these wonderful rivers!