08-13-2011, 01:41 PM
Re: fishing near private land?
"What does the law prohibit?
The new law does not allow recreational water users (including anglers, kayakers, tubers, hunters and others) to walk on the private bed of a public waterbody. This means that if you are fishing
or recreating in public water that flows over private property closed to trespass, you may not walk on the land beneath the water without obtaining landowner permission
Landowners close their property to trespass by posting a notice or
otherwise communicating that access is prohibited. Irrigated pastures, cultivated lands and certain fenced areas are presumed closed to trespass
. To review Utah's trespass laws, see Utah Code Sections 23-20-14, 76-6-206 and 76-6-206.3.
You do not need permission to: Fish on private property that is not closed to trespass.
Recreational access to Utah waters on private land
Sounds like you need to get landowner permission to fish any private waters that are posted.
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