- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A property owner is asking that a 4th District judge’s ruling that allows fisherman to access rivers and streams on private property be put on hold pending his appeal.

State Judge Derek Pullan made the decision Nov. 4 to nullify a 2010 state law that restricted public access to about 2,700 miles of rivers and streams.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1IeIe5r ) that land owner Victory Ranch says the decision upset a century of established practice and has prompted the public to trespass as anglers head to formerly off-limits segments of the Upper Provo.

The Utah Stream Access Coalition, which brought the legal challenge, has made court filings asking Pullan to amend the ruling to peg the physical scope of the public’s easement to a river’s normal high-water mark.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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