This has to be the most unfair crock of horse you know what I've ever heard of. Trout Guides bring in more revenue to TWRA via trout stamp AND license purchases by their clients, usually two at a time, then ANY other type of guide. So what do they want to do?? Punish them with another fee.
This is a political push from some people who want the rivers and profits only for themselves. It's greedy and it's wrong. Across the board licenses for all guides or nothing at all. Nothing at all has been working very well for a very long time.