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Old 12-28-2001, 01:15 PM
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Hi Chaps
I tend to take fishing on the Spey for granted and forget that the name means so much to you colonials.

For information on most beats try
and http://www.speycaster.net

They are both very informative web sites.

French Creek
Fish the Spey in May it is the best month, dawn and dusk classic floating line I only fish the early months as I can fish the best bits cheaply. ( Who said Scottish people were tight)


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Old 12-28-2001, 01:52 PM
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Oh yes the Spey is on the fly fishing life target list but it would have to be combined with those historical scottish golf links. Spey in the morning and night and scottish golf during the day. Wonder if my body and pocket book could handle that ? Just found a great web site for St Andrews doesn't look like the Spey is near there is it ?


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Old 12-28-2001, 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by andre

I recall reading about certain rivers in Montana where if the land owner owns both banks they also "own" the stream bed and the water flowing over at any given moment. Anyway, I know they run fences acoss the river to prevent floating over their "land"

I fish Montana very frequently. there have been several problems over the last years, most notably a stretch of the Ruby river. The issue is that many "new" land owners, many rich,"out of staters" are buying land like crazy (like Ted & his Ex Nancy) and have started restricting or disallowing access to the rivers & streams. It is a problem that is starting to creep up to Alberta & BC as well. Many "new" land owners much prefer that fisher people do not get to the rivers. The key difference in Alberta & BC is that they DO NOT OWN the river, water of river bottom, even if they own both sides of the land. So as long as we stay at or below the "high water" mark, and access by boat or by wading to their property, we are OK as long as we stay along the water's edge.
I have not heard of or seen any fences across the rivers in Montana, but I have heard many a long litany of "choice words" hurled at me.
I am all for privacy and always respect the landowners wishes. I very seldom get refused when I ask permission to access fishable water, in Montana, Alberta & BC.
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Old 12-29-2001, 02:15 PM
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French Creek,

The laws you describe are the same in Michigan the rivers where I primarily fish. As long as you float the water and do not walk past the friver's high water mark you are legal. Many of Michigan's best rivers go through national forests thank fully, which mitgates the problems. I have seen some michigan land owners put fences right down to the water's edge, these are the ones you do not want to mess with. To bad about the Montana situation although I understand the issues. Putting fences across the river though seems to be going way to far to me. What is the canoer or fisherman suppose to do when they run into this on a remote section of the river ? Stopping and walking out does not seem reasonable.

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