Episode 31: Fly Fishers’ Use of Public Access

The use of public access is assumed by most fly fishers. Several years ago, however, Montana’s stream access law was under fire, and the right of being able to wade up or down river up to the high water mark, even through private property, was suddenly in jeopardy. The laws for the use of public access for fly fishers may be different in each state. In this podcast we discuss public access and the importance of taking care of what many of us may take for granted.

Notable Public Access Links

Stream access laws vary from state to state. Here are just a few links to the laws that guide fly fishers’ access to wading streams and rivers:

    Supreme Court Decision: Montana’s Stream Access Law Upheld

    Montana’s Stream Access Law

    Wisconsin’s Stream Access Law

    Colorado’s Stream Access Law

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