I hope to heck this never happens, $100 a day for the privellage to fish is a little fee?! I dont know about you but I could think of a thousand better ways to spend my money than to enter some silly draw for a right we already have, you are saying you want that right taken away? Maybe there would be less people on the river but let me tell you something, there are rich slobs around too! Also to add, yes hunting is more expensivebut most hunt for food, so in reality you are paying for food but also getting enjoyment out of it, where as fishing you just pay for enjoyment as not even close to everyone keeps their catch and many release.
equiptment and tackle: money goes to the merchant
license: money goes to the province, hopefully goes to mnr
Insurance:money goes to insurance companies
gas: money goes to oil companies
if you're fortunate enough to own a boat, launch and parking fees go to the town/city
of all of this, maybe part of a $27 license fee per YEAR goes to supporting mnr. i've seen a CO on the river once, one time thats it, and its pathetic, its not wonder we have all these issues here with snagging, gutting, over fishing.
for comparison, if you wish to fish private sections, you enter into the draw, $100 per day, otherwise, you can fish a public section, you get checked regularly by a CO. and its only for the Atlantic salmon. whats not to benefit? you lose a little money for the PRIVILEGE to fish. If you don't want to pay for it, guess what, you don't get to fish that species.
We have those rules for hunting, small games license, duck license, turkey license, goose license, moose tags, deer tags, bear tags, elk tags, sheep tags. once you fill your tags, you're done for the year on that species.
We as fisherman have it easy and EXTREMELY low cost compared with hunters.