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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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2012-2013 Sea Fishing Season News from DPIPWE

Time to renew your licence
A reminder to fishers to renew their licences for abalone, rock lobster, scallops, netting and set-lines ahead of the start of the new recreational sea fishing licensing year on Thursday, 1 November 2012.
Sea fishing licences are available from all Service Tasmania shops and on the internet at

Rock Lobster season opens on 3rd November
Rock lobster season opens on Saturday, 3 November this year.  Fishers can set their pots from 1.00pm the day before the season opens and pots may then be pulled after midnight.

Visit our website to remind yourself of rock lobster bag and possession limits and all you need to know about marking your gear and rock lobster regions.
Why not tackle recreational fisheries management?
DPIPWE is currently receiving expressions of interest for representatives on the Recreational Fisheries Advisory Committee.  The RecFAC meets 4-6 times a year to consider Tasmanian recreational fisheries management issues and provide advice to the Minister and the Department.  Individuals should be able to provide strategic input into management, research and educational planning for recreational sea fishing.  For more information contact Rod Pearn, DPIPWE Recreational Fisheries Section, ph: 6233 3523 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..     
Fishcare Training with flares
Fishcare Tasmania recently conducted a pre-fishing season statewide training session at the Marine Discovery Centre at Woodbridge.  Around 35 volunteers attended from around the state with 8 newbies also welcomed to the program.  Topics covered were fish biology, habitat and survival, a flare demonstration from MAST, recreational fishing survey results and a rules update for the new recreational season.  Read more here.

Check the Fishcare Calendar of Events to find out when the Fishcare volunteers will be attending a summer fishing event near you. 

More information?

call the Recreational Sea Fishing Line on (03) 6233 7042 or 1300 720 647;
email fishing.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or

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