Re: Brookies@High Shoals

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Posted by J. Harris on September 29, 1998 at 21:24:40:

In Reply to: Re: Brookies@High Shoals posted by KB on September 28, 1998 at 07:48:48:

In Georgia, if you own both sides of a stream, or
river, then you control that section of the river.
This means that you can allow, or refuse, access
to anyone else. There is no "grandfather clause".
If you own only one side of the stream, then you
own to the middle of that stream. If the other
bank is public property, then someone can enter
the stream from that side. However, that does not
give them permission to step out on the bank on
the privately owned side. Best thing to do, should
there be some doubt, is to ask before entering.

> From what I've heard it depends on when that person puchased the property. I think the law says now as long as you enter the the stream from public property. But if the owner has owned the land since before the laws have changed, he's got the Grandfather Clause workin' for him.
> Something like that. I'm sure that it is more complicated.

> KB

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