Trespassing while fishing streams


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Posted by Mike Shaffer on April 28, 1997 at 06:16:40:

What I have gleaned from speaking to the Ga. DNR is that
whoever ownes the land up to the water's edge also ownes
the streambed to the centerline of the same waterway.
This law applies throughout Ga. on any non-navigable
(read non-commercial) waterway ie..ALL OF OUR TROUT
STREAMS! I realize that this seems a little goofy, but
remember that the landowner has his rights and most
likely, the sheriff is also a buddy of his!! Seriously,
although we may not like being unable to fish freely
there are many people who in the past have made a mess
of these streamsides, and quite understandably, people
get fed up with it and just bar access to everybody!
As an end note--DON'T try floating through someones
stream in the belief that if you don't touch bottom
you will be legal--you will, however, you will only
cause even harder feelings by the landowners if you
try to get by on a technicality!! The easiest thing
to do is ASK FOR PERMISSION AND IF GIVEN BE CLEAN, CAREFUL
AND THANK THE OWNER WHEN YOU ARE DONE!!! Mike


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