Lord Chesterfield v Harris: ChD 18 Nov 1906

A claim was made to an unlimited right of fishing on the River Wye, said to be vested in the freehold tenants of the manor and to have been acquired by prescription.
Held: The claim was to a right in the nature of a profit a prendre, and was legally capable of proof.


Neville J


[1908] 1 Ch 230


England and Wales

Cited by:

At ChDLord Chesterfield v Harris CA 27-Jun-1908
The court considered the acquisition of a profit a prendre of fishing, by prescription over a stretch of the River Wye.
Held: Lord Chesterfield’a appeal succeeded. To be valid, a profit appurtenant must, as I have said, be limited and that . .
At ChDLord Chesterfield v Harris HL 17-Jul-1911
The House considered the nature and ownership of fishing rights on the River Wye. Freeholders in adjoining parishes had been fishing a non-tidal portion of the river for centuries, not by stealth or indulgence, but openly, continuously, as of right . .
CitedBarton v The Church Commissioners for England ChD 15-Dec-2008
The commissioners claimed a right by prescription to all fish to be taken in a stretch of the River Wye. The claimant was to moor a barge on the river.
Held: The court explained the nature and legal status of fisheries in the law going back to . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.279919