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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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whitebaitThe 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October

The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October and will remain open until Tuesday 11 November.

The rivers open for whitebait fishing are subject to a schedule of annual rotations of open and closed waters. Whitebait fishers will need to ensure that the river they are proposing to fish is open for this season.

 

This year the rivers are:

Duck River (except 50 m above or below the weir),
Great Forester River,
Henty (Big) River,
Huon River,
Inglis River,
Mersey River,
Montagu River,
Pieman River,
River Derwent,
River Forth,
River Tamar including the Trevallyn Tailrace and
Rubicon River (except 50 m above or below the  water gauging weir).
Fishing in the vicinity of the River Forth Weir is now permitted following modifications to the weir which has facilitated the passage of whitebait

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