Will Tenkara become Legal in WA FFOnly Waters?

The Department of Fish & Wildlife commission met on Friday to discuss my petition to allow Tenkara in FFOnly waters in Washington State.  You can hear the commissioner discussion one of two ways:

My summary of the discussion is that they don’t want to take action now but want to move the issue to the normal rule making process which takes place in the summer.   One commissioner thought that tenkara would be approved in FFOnly waters during the normal rule making process which is encouraging though another cautioned against making any judgement as to what would happen during the recreational rule making process.  The general rule making process will allow public comment so it will be important that we get together and make comments at that time.  I’ll be posting reminders on my blog, Twitter and Facebook.    Here is the official summary statement from DFW which took forever to come up with those two summary statements.