I don't like this approach. Any approach that lets you buy in by getting a guide is flawed. You are just privatizing a public resource.As much as I dislike the suggestion, if the goal is to reduce the number of encounters, then it seems to me that we need to have a lottery system and restrict the number of anglers allowed on the river on a given day. Big Game permits seek to do a similar thing and BC has a similar approach that could work.
The BC approach is what happens when you put the guides first.