If you haven’t heard of the curious case of a pastor being sued for trespassing on Virginia’s Jackson River, it’s probably because river access and angler rights aren’t on your radar. But if you are concerned about the often foggy boundaries between what is public and what is private, you’ll want to read Beau Beasley’s update on the Virginia controversy. Plaintiffs and defendants are awaiting a summary judgement that may clarify how anglers must navigate a state’s complicated river use laws.
Since we published this story on Wednesday, it has elicited interesting comments from anglers and landowners on both sides of the issue. Add yours to the mix.