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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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Penguin Report 25/3/2013

Spork and Simmo went for a fish yesterday at Penguin. After sussing out a few launching spots we came up with this one as the easiest. We unloaded, set up our gear and hit the water.  With no wind, rain or waves, what a great morning !
Not many fish caught but the squid were playing havoc with the plastics.

Spork managed to land a prize winning gurnard,  you may laugh, but they are great on the tooth.
I was out with Spork for a while then moved in to fish around what I named the “Little Hippolyte”,I was snapped off there earlier so I went back to try again.
Soon I was on again and it had to be something good , I caught two Sweep and lost a big salmon on a Strike tiger sp :)
I suppose it was about 11.30 when I headed back out to Spork to see how he went, still 1 Gurnard.
The wind and chop started so we headed in with a rather decent swell as well.
We returned back to the launching area to find it was quite a good spot.
When all is said and done, thanks Spork for a great morning’s entertainment. It’s always great out on the water with great people and friends.
Cheers President Simmo







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