Virginia touts the Jackson River as a prime wild trout stream. But anglers and homeowners are involved in a legal dispute over use of a portion of the river. Such conflicts over public access to rivers are increasing across the country.
Dargan Coggeshall of Charlottesville fishes in the Jackson River near Covington, Va. He and his brother-in-law, Charles Crawford, and a friend were charged with trespassing after a fishing trip two years ago. The charge was dropped, but now he is fighting a lawsuit brought by owners of homes beside the river.Jared Soares/For The Washington Post
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