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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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Lake River and Huntsmans Lake Report

Fished the Lake River on Monday 22nd November and with river levels still high there were not many fish showing. Caught a few and saw a few, but they were reluctant fish. With all rivers still high and with good flows the season will improve. Most rivers will have received another rise in level as rain over the weekend of 27/28 November gives them a boost.
Fished Huntsman Lake on Saturday morning 27 November in very calm conditions. There were plenty of fish right on the shallow shores. Some were even in behind the sticks and virtually impossible to present a fly to. Broke three off whilst attempting the impossible and landed one of less than a kilo. On the way back to the ramp there were quite a few fish taking midges in the middle of the flat calm. Got the fly in front of a few, but no takes. I heard after the Saturday night rain it was spilling again.
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