i agree with bigugli i am not into new rules that only honest people follow i love the welland river fished it all my life. i would say there is 10 times the pressure on the river now from 20 years ago .the reasons are mostly positive,favorite species reintroduced, major clean up of river,much better boat access,zebra mussels have improved water clarity, these are all great things to some degree . increased population and tell all internet sites also contributed (please dont attack me about the internet crack its fact and im not pickin a fight lol) anyway back to my point i must admit that i am constantly upset when i fish the river these days due to the constant abuse of the rules that are already inplace between littering ( mostly fishing related ) fishing out off season , 2 rods, netting for pike (thats been illegal for years now) destruction of property and nature sad very sad yes i call the tip line everytime and ive even chased a few boys from buffalo away after catching them with two pails full of bass in May . it drives me insame!!! i hope anyone out there with kids out there push them to all become ministry officers. we need them bad lol sorry for rant i just love the river and i hate the abuse that in time costs us all great fishing spots.