You knew that, right?
Well if you didn’t, just launch your boat at your favourite “very public” lake and start fishing the shorelines for bass.
You will quickly find out that most waterfront owners, not all, but most, will be quick to explain to you that you’re trespassing. And guaranteed, they won’t saunter down to the lake edge sipping a mug of morning coffee dressed in their pajamas and kindly ask you to get away from their little piece of paradise. Rather, expect an explosion of insane lunacy delivered by a rake-wielding, stone-throwing nutcase foaming at the mouth whilst shouting a tirade filled with the most updated versions of profanity and threats available!
This is the form of abuse and harassment anglers are enduring most outings. It is illegal and demeans your rights as a tax-paying citizen of this country.