I’ve been there a couple of times over the past ten years. I would highly recommend taking a boat. Both times we were there, the crown reserve fishermen were not the only fishermen there.We have since put in for the forks exclusively, and had very memorable trips, the times we were lucky enough to get drawn.Some of them even being on the mini-draw in Sept for hook&release.
I had this stretch a few years back. There are 3 or 4 pools within walking distance of the campsite so you don't really need a boat. But I also ran into a fisherman without the crown license - so you might have to share if you don't have a boat to reach the lower pools.
I would advise taking a boat to this stretch. Your best pools are Cooksie which is at the top of the stretch and Ice house which is at the very bottom of the stretch. You can fish the Crooked Rapid pool which isn't great and you can walk down to McDougall and Promontory but they are accessed much easier by boat. You will have company on that stretch but probably not if you boat to Cooksie or IceHouse, and thats where I would fish mainly anyway.
I heard from another guy I met on the river that ice house was fishable by foot. He said its the best pool and I could definately do it without a boat. Did they build a camp there or is it still bring a tent?
Icehouse is not within walking distance of the camp site, it is fishable by foot only if you canoe down to it, if that is what you mean when you say fishable by foot. I would say it is 2 or 3kms to icehouse from camp site and there is no trail.