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Arway on mentored youth/adult ratio

Director Arway is on the PCN call in program and I was able to ask him specifically about the ratio of adults per kid during the mentored youth fishing days.

He said my question was a "good catch" and Fish and Boat plans to look into this issue in greater detail next year. He confirmed that there is not a specific ratio in the regulations and that enforcement officers will be on the lookout for abuse of the program. It is officer discretion as to whether abuse is occuring.

So bottom line is there may be changes next year, but for this year, more than one adult can fish with a kid.

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Awesome!!

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Thank you. I think that there are some posters on here that owe you an apology. The ones that accused you of spreading false information.
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Re: Arway on mentored youth/adult ratio

Glad you had the head man himself clarify that. Unfortunately his answer may lead to more adults trying to fish with one kid just to test the waters and see how much they can get away with. The adults face no penalties since there is no rule. The WCO would just make them leave. That is if a WCO is even around.
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Re: Arway on mentored youth/adult ratio

Well I have 3 kids that I would be willing to rent out. Wonder how many adults I could get away with LOL. The program is a great idea, but I don't agree with the mentor being able to creel fish. If I am able to take my kids, I won't be fishing. Of course with 3 I would spend most of time getting lines unsnagged and baiting hooks.

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Re: Arway on mentored youth/adult ratio

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Glad you had the head man himself clarify that. Unfortunately his answer may lead to more adults trying to fish with one kid just to test the waters and see how much they can get away with. The adults face no penalties since there is no rule. The WCO would just make them leave. That is if a WCO is even around.
They will be around as much and probably more than they will be for the regular openers. Just as they've been for the previous MY days.

Unless it's a blatant fish code violation then of course they're going to use their discretion, just as they already do the other 364 days of the year. The objective isn't always to write up violations, especially on a day like these. It's sometimes more important to make good contact with the public and educate as well. Not sure if you understand what that means. However, don't worry there will be plenty of hungry trout leftover for you to catch come the regular season.

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