OYSTER RIVER, B.C- People can get to the Oyster River near the Fishermen s Lodge Pub without going on private property.

The Strathcona Regional District has confirmed there is entirely public access to the water adjacent to the pub.

This past Saturday the pub made a Facebook post outlining a plan to charge people who wanted to use the area recreationally $10 per day for an access permit.

Amy Jonsson, SRD s Communications Manager, says the district owns and operates the five hectare Oyster River Nature Park.

That park gives people access to the Jack Hames Trail, also known as the Pub to Pub Trail, which gives access to the water.

The post announcing the permit plan, which got a massive amount of backlash, has since been deleted from the Fishermen s Lodge Pub s Facebook page.

2Day FM is still waiting to hear back from the pub s owner after an initial phone call earlier this week in which he said he was waiting to hear back from his lawyer before making an official statement.