Hi - can anyone tell me why Royalty Fisheries are able to put barbed wire along the river bank and exclude everyone but fishermen from the land. Do they own the land ? did they actually buy it ? and who did they buy it from ? was it 'council' land and who in the council approved the sale and agreed that they could exclude walkers.
There are other stretches of river in the area where the fishing is 'private' but the public still have right of access !