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"Angling is an art - Hannah Ledger

and an art worth your learning.."

Presented from Issue 112, October 2014
So said Izaak Walton in the 1600s. It seems that Burnie’s Hannah Ledger has combined angling with art rather well. Hannah is a fish fanatic, outdoor enthusiast and budding, self-taught artist. From as young as she can remember, she has always had crayon in hand, colouring book under arm and as she’s grown as a painter, jars full of paintbrushes and cupboards full of ready-to-go blank canvas’.

A country girl at heart, Hannah was schooled at Yolla District High School, a small ‘farm’ school in the states North West, then went on to Hellyer College where she was given the opportunity to really grow her art skills; And by grow, that meant skipping the classes that would probably have more an impact of getting her somewhere in life, like English and Math to spend every spare minute with the art teacher, painting or drawing.

As typical teenagers do, they make poor decisions- and after being accepted in to one of the countries top art schools, turned down the offer and decided to move to the big island, where she lived for 5 years working in what seemed ‘dead end’ retail.

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Great Lake Report 3/11/2013

Well with all the strong wind, bad weather, and work commitments until this weekend I hadn't been able to wet a line for the season.
But I've kicked it off with a bang. Having a few days off on holidays this week and had a look at Willy Weather on the net decided to give it a bash and go to the Great Lake. Arriving at lunch time on Thursday started fishing at 4pm, by 8;30 had 4 nice Brownies in the boat about 1lbs, 1 Rainbow 1 1/2 lbs, and a 2 1/2 lbs Rainbow, released 2 smaller Brownies, and lost another 2 at the boat.

All were caught on green and gold, and a brown trout type lure with a pink stripe on it.
Friday I went to Woods's Lake, got there at 8.30 had a bite in 20 mins, a nice little well conditioned Brownie by the hour then the lake went off like a mill pond with no other luck till packing up by 11am. Found out on Sunday from a mate I didn't realise was there at the same time, that I should have been using dark green with yellow dots and would have bagged out in no time.
Saturday went back to the Great lake and got another 2 nice Brownies of about the same size as before and released another smaller one, trolling in the afternoon.
Sunday it snowed so I called it a day and came home a happy man, off work,fishing and with the season off to a good start with a good tally.
Until next time TIGHT LINES
Brett Woodberry

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