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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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Tooms Lake Report 22/8/2013

Back home, after a rather cool few days on Tooms one of the coldest nights on Tues.night don't know what it got down to, but there was  plenty of ice around the shore in the morning.
The water temperature never rose above 6.1 c, nevertheless I managed 5 very nice browns and lost 1 along side and 1 due to poor net practice.
Most were caught drift spinning, with Dales Red Nut the main weapon of choice. Thanks Dale.
This coming weekend may well be nice weather, and with some good Westerly weather should help.
Myself, a mate, and one other camper were the only inhabitants in residence.
All the best to my fellow Presidents for the angling ahead.
Pres. Reg Travers

Four Springs 15/8/2013

I met my friend John and his junior angler @ Foursey today, keen to break my recent “Trout drought”. By lunchtime Lachlan had landed one, John had dropped one, and I’d had just one hit but no hookup. My companions had to leave early afternoon, but I stayed on.

Huntsmans Lake 16/8/2013

We had a quick trip to Huntsman today started fishing at 7.30am and finished at 10am. We managed to land three fish (kept this time), for some elderly people I know who only like small to medium size fish to eat.

Huntsmans Lake 16/8/2013

We had a quick trip to Huntsman today started fishing at 7.30am and finished at 10am. We managed to land three fish (kept this time), for some elderly people I know who only like small to medium size fish to eat.

Four Springs Report 16/8/2013

I had a look at Four Springs with Bailey today after school. It was only a small session, as we didnt have a great deal of time to fish. We did got a couple hours in though.
We managed a few nice browns caught on black and golds and Dales Yep KW Galaxia,dropped a few and missed a few others, but that's fishing, you dont catch them all.

Lake Leake Report – 11/8/2013

Hi everyone, Mick took Connor and me around to the Northern side of the lake for a fish (Snake Rock). He lent Connor and me a set of waders as we are saving up to buy our own.
When we got to our destination, we chucked on the waders, and I grabbed my fly rod out of the back, and Connor went for his spinning rod, and Mick got his Fly rod.

Four Springs Report 9/8/2013

I had a couple of hours at Four Springs in the rain. I must be getting silly in my old age, or just love my fishing. I managed to catch a couple, dropped a few and had a couple more hits. There was about eight boats on the water and about the same amount fishing from the shore, so I wasn't the only silly one! I'm now back home sitting by the heater to get warm again.
Craig Shiptton
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Lake Leake Report 4/8/2013

A rough picture of our Lake Leake catch on Sunday morning.
Saturday we spun for hours for just 2 fish me a nice medium sized brown just
outside Snow Bay and Franco a 1 kg rainbow near Breakfast Pt. both fish on
Tassie Devils.

Four Springs 6/8/2013

I decided to have a day off work with Bailey and go fishing.
The mad Hungarian George Papp also came along,...he didn't want to work either .
So we left home around 9.30 am,got on the water at 10.30 am,dropped George off on the western shore,as he wanted to fly fish that shore line and Bailey and I drifted around the southern bay.

Latest Brushy Lagoon Stocking

If you haven't checked the IFS website recently, Brushy Lagoon has been stocked in the last week with some good sized rainbow trout and atlantic salmon.  We fished the dam wall end this morning in Craig's brand new tinny.  We anchored up well clear of the dam wall in a 4 metre deep section of the lagoon.  Conditions were calm, but cold.

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