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#1 Phone

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:08 AM

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This is a question I'm sure we have discussed many times - I either forget the answer or there is no straight forward answer.

 

WHO OWNS THE WATER AND CONTENT IN YOUR INLAND WATERWAYS?

 

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:40 AM


All,

 

This is a question I'm sure we have discussed many times - I either forget the answer or there is no straight forward answer.

 

WHO OWNS THE WATER AND CONTENT IN YOUR INLAND WATERWAYS?

 

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You're talking Rivers here Phone??

 

Well Many stretches are Leased by Angling clubs, but there are also Riparian owners - for instance a farmer may own the fields which a river flows through, but  he doesn't own that part of the river. (though cattle/sheep etc owned by the farmer have the right to drink)

 

It's very unclear & vague & much goes back to the Domesday book.  

 

The Riparian owners then - may not necessarily have the right to enter the farmers field without permission??

 

It's all very much an English thing, which I don't really have a full understanding of myself!!


Edited by Martin56, 16 June 2017 - 01:45 AM.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:08 PM

The bank and bed of the river are owned by the landowner/s but the water appears to be owned by the state as you need permission to take some of it
Landowners own the fishing rights as a angler would have to enter the land to fish from it ,the hazy bit concerns canoes but the old ploy of fishing from bridges no longer cuts the mustard but served me ok a few times
The fish within the river also appear to be owned by the state as periodically the EA take it fromnthe few stretches i have permission on and take them away but leave the trout behind as they are technically stocked but they should be the first to go they are so damn easy to catch on bread
I will take a rod and a few bits while detecting today and when i get hot digging up foil i shall sit in the shade cursing trout

Ponds are wholly owned by the landowner/s on whose land it sits as are the contents if they are there legally

Never understood why stream fed lakes are not streams but there you go ?!?

Edited by chesters1, 16 June 2017 - 12:31 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:54 PM

All,

 

Never mind - you've refreshed my memory.

 

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