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The Hatchmag.com    by Chad Shmukler on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:07

Despite clear rights to stream access provided by their state's constitution, upheld halfway through the 20th century by their state Supreme Court and reaffirmed in 2014 by their Attorney General, New Mexicans are about to lose their right to fish their state's public waters thanks to a new piece of legislation that New Mexico governor Susana Martinez is expected to sign into law by the end of this week. As a result, stream access advocates in New Mexico, neighboring Utah and beyond are asking anglers everywhere to send a clear message to the governor that she must use her veto power to put a stop to legislation that would strip the public of its right to recreate on many of its state's waters.

 
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The San Juan River below Navajo Dam offers anglers over seven miles excellent trout fishing and incredible scenery (photo: NM Game and Fish).

 

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