Commissioner Chandler Woodcock has made an unprecedented effort to reach out to anglers of all interests as he tries to move forward with a fisheries agenda focused on his primary interest: native and wild brook trout.
I have fished with Chandler, consider him a friend, and know that this one means a lot to him. And while I – as well as others – are frustrated with the slow progress on recognizing this great resource and doing what is necessary to protect and enhance it – I have no doubt that the Commissioner and his top staff will continue to move in this direction. Not fast enough for me. But hey, I’m not a real patient guy.
On all fronts, we are dealing with a tide of rushing fisheries legislation, proposals, working groups, ideas, and initiatives.