Murky waters on the Jackson River

Jul 30, 2011 Full story: New River Valley Current 46

Because of tensions between landowners and anglers, the Jackson River below Gathright Dam hasn't been stocked with trout for more than 10 years, yet the river supports a healthy population of naturally reproducing rainbow and brown trout.

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This is not England

Covington, VA

#1 Jul 31, 2011
I believe all navigable waterways should be made public, the king's grants (deeds), should be amended or abolished all together, we all live in a different era now.
Utter

Covington, VA

#2 Jul 31, 2011
I agree 100% As long as the person is not on the land property, the waterways should be PUBLIC!
who

Covington, VA

#3 Jul 31, 2011
Who in GODS name would want to eat fish or anything else that comes out of the jackson river.I would not even put my feet in this filthy polluted water.
Utter

Covington, VA

#4 Jul 31, 2011
who wrote:
Who in GODS name would want to eat fish or anything else that comes out of the jackson river.I would not even put my feet in this filthy polluted water.
It's only polluted once it gets to WCACO and thereafter! Above WVACO its a damn nice river for swimming, fishing and anything else you want to do in the river.
ann taylor

Covington, VA

#5 Jul 31, 2011
i think this is just another way for greedy people to get what they want.actually the water has nothing in the world to do with the rights of land owners they are just greedy people hell if they claim the rights to the water then damn they may as well claim the rights to the air and the sky and the damn birds and bugs that fly around to hell lets take it further why not claim the damn air planes that fly over their land lol damn i have to stop this is to much fun ok just one more so basically they are holding the fish hostage lol because they claim owner ship of the water right so all the critters are being held hostage lmao
hmm

Covington, VA

#6 Jul 31, 2011
Utter wrote:
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It's only polluted once it gets to WCACO and thereafter! Above WVACO its a damn nice river for swimming, fishing and anything else you want to do in the river.
...Yes I agree
hmm

Covington, VA

#7 Jul 31, 2011
Let me guess this is still BS being stirred up by ann lacy or whatever her name is that lives up that road called fiddletop??? This BS has been going on with that "bunch" for over 10 years.This family of people need to get over themselves.
hmm

Covington, VA

#8 Jul 31, 2011
Just more of the "select few" in this area that think they are above others and should be able to control everything.
ann taylor

Covington, VA

#9 Jul 31, 2011
EXCUSE ME BUT MY NAME IS ANN TAYLOR NOT ANN LACY
This is not England

Covington, VA

#10 Jul 31, 2011
The first response was serious to this post, but this is really important and no bs should respond, because this involves everyone that lives in the state.(How you you feel if you trespassing was imposed on you, just innocently fishing on the same river connected to the dam). I'm actually responsible enough to recongnize if the private land was used at the time by land owners, I would respect family and,etc, to bypass that area to the utmost, and move along, but any other time it's free game and kings grants shouldn't be allowed.
I think this is overblown by property owners because these people are not here everyday and old reticent laws shouuld be changed anyway.
This is not England

Covington, VA

#11 Jul 31, 2011
My computer locked up, (Hou would ,not how you you),at the time.
ann taylor

Covington, VA

#12 Jul 31, 2011
i hope you you ant confering to me because i have a right to all the land rivers becaze iam royaty i had my past reclotaed to me and one of my great grand fathers was a king so he incluing me and mine has rights to it all and you dont so now what you gonna say
this aint right

Covington, VA

#13 Jul 31, 2011
i wanna fish all over jackson river, you cant kick me off if i wanna come around, these people should mind there own bisness , s uck off
lil goober 63

Covington, VA

#14 Jul 31, 2011
man if i catch anty body on my propraty i will give yuou the country boy ass whippin you desrve as a fact of matter iam going to camp out on my land let me even smell that there been some people on my p;ropraty i will go nuts on you no qestions asked so put tht in your crack pipe and toke it i swrare some people try to take over if you want land with a river go take your welfare check and buy sume
LOL

Covington, VA

#15 Jul 31, 2011
lil goober 63 wrote:
man if i catch anty body on my propraty i will give yuou the country boy ass whippin you desrve as a fact of matter iam going to camp out on my land let me even smell that there been some people on my p;ropraty i will go nuts on you no qestions asked so put tht in your crack pipe and toke it i swrare some people try to take over if you want land with a river go take your welfare check and buy sume
...You do not even know what you are talking about.No one wants to take your trailer or 5 cars proped on blocks.
LOL

Covington, VA

#16 Jul 31, 2011
What this is about is the lacy family that live near what is called petticoat junction store in Alleghany county.This family live in a house up the road called fiddletop right after you cross the bridge on the right side of the road.For years this "family" has claimed that they basically own the river and that people can not ride tubes or boats down it and so on.This has been going on for over 10 years.The only reason this is allowed to continue for this long is because this family has a little money and are part of the "certain few" in this area that think they control everything.This family need a reality check for sure.An example of what these IDIOTS are trying to do is if you owned a house on the beach and tried to say people could not ride jetskis or boats in front of your house in the ocean.
Sasquatch

Covington, VA

#17 Aug 1, 2011
lil goober 63 wrote:
man if i catch anty body on my propraty i will give yuou the country boy ass whippin you desrve as a fact of matter iam going to camp out on my land let me even smell that there been some people on my p;ropraty i will go nuts on you no qestions asked so put tht in your crack pipe and toke it i swrare some people try to take over if you want land with a river go take your welfare check and buy sume
You are one backwards ass idiot of a goober yourself! I'm fishing on the Jackson as we speak! About 2 miles above WVACO! C'mon and bring your sorry ass up here! I'm in an Old Town canoe with one of my friends! BRING IT!
Granted

Covington, VA

#18 Aug 1, 2011
I think the issue is that the people claiming Crown grants from a king that we rejected have been paying property taxes on acreage that is basically the river bed of the Jackson. In the intrest of not destroying an emerging tourism economy, perhaps a solution would be for the state to lease the river bed from the property owners and and exempt it from taxation so that people could wade and fish the river provided they did not come beyond the waters edge execpt in a true emergency.
LOL

Covington, VA

#19 Aug 1, 2011
Granted wrote:
I think the issue is that the people claiming Crown grants from a king that we rejected have been paying property taxes on acreage that is basically the river bed of the Jackson. In the intrest of not destroying an emerging tourism economy, perhaps a solution would be for the state to lease the river bed from the property owners and and exempt it from taxation so that people could wade and fish the river provided they did not come beyond the waters edge execpt in a true emergency.
...Tourist LOL why would anyone come to this dried up hick town??? Lease the river bed OMFG are you this nutso families lawyer??
LOL

Covington, VA

#20 Aug 1, 2011
WOW I just read the article about this on the roanoke times website and I have never heard such petty BS in my life.What complete and total IDIOT would pay $600,000 for a house in Alleghany county??What this is about is people who have nothing better to do than to whine and claim special rights over others.This is about a few families that want to constantly stir SH.T and create problems for others.

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