Can you explain why after 3 years of being able to cross over the border now we are unable ? This new law has been in effect for two years now??? I contacted the CBSA this week about crossing into Canada(used number listed above in kevins post). I specifically asked if it was allowable to call from the dock in the am before departing. The first person answered yes you may, then I asked to talk to her supervisor. He also stated that you may call from the dock before departure, at that time they would take down all of my information and issue a border crossing number which would be given to any authorities if you happened to be pulled over and checked. I explained the tournament situation to him, his reply was as long as you call and obtain a crossing number you are not violating any rules.
Wilson harbor invitational touts that this tournament is about the entrants, all of the entrants that I have talked to want the option of being able to fish Canadian waters. Why would it even be a big deal if the team actually called upon crossing, come on we all have observers on the boat???
As far as dealing with observers, if a team wants to fish Canada they must bring a observer with a passport and Canadian liscense. In return they get the same. pretty simple and not much extra work for the tournament committee.