all the regulations are up for review in may this year . you can submit a proposal . it would need to pass in you local area be voted on by all areas and then accepted by the government to become universal. on the other hand the regions can tweet local regs to some degree. you could stand for the f&g council thats up for elction later on i think november. the rangers in north canterbury are very active in the lower reaches of the mak this season every day. they can now also issue an instant fine for littering. don’t know about other rivers ,haven’t fished much as i have injured my foot awhile ago, should out a lot more from now on. the rumour of the boat catch is just that.