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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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Arthurs Lake Report 22/10/2011

We went up to Arthurs Lake on Saturday with Bailey and his mate Jack Shennan. We intended to have a fish from the shore at Cowpaddock bay as Dale told me they were catching some nice fish in that area, but it was like “tent city” with people camping everywhere.

Longford fishing club must have had a comp on there, along with other anglers from all over the place.
We talked to two fisho’s and they had 30 trout on Thursday & Friday caught close in on softies, but we found on most of the shores, the boys could not wade as water was too high.
We then decided to go to Little Lake as Dale and Trev had a good day there last Thursday, so off we went.
Had a good afternoon catching 15 brownies on softies and hard bodies, keeping half a dozen and releasing the rest.
Some fish were a bit lean on and some not real pink, but others were in good nick and really red inside, the boys had a good day, especially Jack who hasn't caught many trout before, he loved it up there.

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