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Jackson River Privatization Update

DARGAN COGGSHALL'S legal troubles began in June 2010, when he and his brother-in-law, Frank Garden, decided to fish on the Jackson River near the home of Dr. John Feldenzer, a surgeon from Roanoke. River’s Edge owner Matt Sponaugle, who had sold the riverfront property to the Feldenzers, insisted that the anglers leave that section of the river...

Will the Jackson River Become Privatized?

In late June I informed MidCurrent readers of a unique lawsuit brought by a landowner with riverside property on the famed trout waters of Virginia’s Jackson River. Known mostly as a haven for brown trout fly anglers and novice paddlers, the Jackson was at the center of the 1996 Kraft v Burr decision, in which the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that...