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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 Gordon Boat Launching Site Options 21-12-2011

The boat launching area at Boat Ramp Road, Lake Gordon is now usable due to improved water levels and should provide anglers with a good alternative to the facility near Gordon Dam this summer.

Alternative boat ramp at Boat Ramp Road, Lake Gordon, off Strathgordon Road
A recent inspection of the boat launching area at Boat Ramp Road, Lake Gordon revealed that due to the improved water levels at the lake, this launch­ing area is once again a viable option for anglers. Assuming the level is main­tained, it should provide a good alternative to the facility near Gordon Dam this summer.

Boat Ramp Rd is off Strathgordon Road, 9 km West of the Scotts Peak turnoff. About 3 KM of good gravel track takes you down to a serviceable launching area within State Forest, meaning that a National Park pass is not required. Launching here saves driving a further 30 km to the Gordon Dam ramp and gives anglers access to the Ragged Basin area of the lake. Both brown and rain­bow trout are available in Lake Gordon, although brown trout dominate.

A copy of the Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon Anglers Access brochure, includ­ing map is available from this link.

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