Re: How close is too close?
Space should be where 2 fihing do not cast into each others area. But if a hundred anglers descend on a stream, then it will be elbow to elbow. That's why I avoid 'opening days.
A friend told me in England, you fish a pool and move through it while the next fellow waits to follow you. Then after exiting, you return along the bank to re-enter the pool for another pass. Kind of cool.