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The right or liberty of fishing in another man’s water, in common with the owner or with other persons. 2 Bl. Comm. 34. A liberty or right of fishing in the water covering the soil of another person, or in a river running through another’s land. 3 Kent, Comm. 409. Hardin v. Jordan, 140 U. S. 371, 11 Sup. Ct. 808, 35 L. Ed. 428; Albright v. Park Com’n, 68 N. J. Law, 523, 53 Atl. 612; Van Iiensselaer v. Radcliff, 10 Wend. (N. Y.) 649. It is quite different from a common fishery, with which, however, it is frequently confounded.

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