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.Read more ...
Yamaha Motor Australia is excited to announce the release of a new promotion offering customers up to $2300 worth of free rigging on F30 to F150 four-stroke outboards. This is the perfect opportunity to secure the complete Yamaha package and start enjoying the great Australian boating lifestyle with friends and family this summer.
Yamaha Outboards are renowned for their innovation, performance and reliability including Yamaha’s recent addition of the class leading F130A four-stroke model - one of the most highly anticipated motors to hit the Australian market in years, completes a quality line-up of four-stroke outboards.
Scientific Anglers designed the first modern plastic-coated fly line way back in 1952.
SA’s international sales manager Jeff Pierce, along with their chief research and development engineer, Andrew Bosway are visiting Tasmania 01 August.
Jeff and Andrew travel the World seeking to understand the needs of anglers everywhere.
SA understands the importance of the Australian market and its long term support of Scientific Anglers.
‘We want to meet the Australian people who have made Scientific Anglers the world leaders they are today and educate them on the current technologies that our products offer.
‘We cannot wait to visit and may have a few surprises in new lines in development for people to actually cast on their own rods.’
Scientific Anglers will be holding a FREE open day for the public on 01 August at the Australian Fly Fishing Museum.
When: Saturday, August 01
Where: Clarendon Estate, Nile
Time 10am - 2pm
Sausage sizzle and cold drinks avail.
Rods avail., but BYO rod and try SA lines on yours.
Any enquiries to Mike Stevens 0418129949
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Boat lovers can now enjoy an awesome mid-range Mercury FourStroke and save up to $1,000!
Even better, repowering boat owners can take advantage of an unbelievable offer from Mercury Finance of just 4.99%* (comparison rate).
But the clock’s ticking. These unreal savings on every Mercury FourStroke from 75hp to the legendary 150hp are only available until May 29 and only at participating dealers.
Be free to spend your weekend out on the water in your favourite fishing spot, not tied to your computer at home.
The new GoFree™ Shop lets you browse, purchase and download charts, install software updates, and use Insight Genesis to create maps from your sonar logs, all right on your chartplotter.
Access the GoFree™ Shop anywhere you have Wi-Fi coverage – from your driveway to your local marina, and even out on the water with mobile internet coverage and a smartphone that supports internet connection sharing or ‘tethering’.
The GoFree™ Shop is available on HDS Gen2 Touch fishfinder/chartplotters with the optional WIFI-1 wireless module, and on all HDS Gen3 models with built-in Wi-Fi. A free software update for your chartplotter is required to enable access to the GoFree™ Shop – just follow the link below for your model.
Congratulations to Lindsay Price of Victoria!
Lindsay and his 2 mates Andrew and Peter are off on a bucket list fishing trip of a lifetime to Princess Charlotte Bay with Reel Chase Charters thanks to Abu Garcia, Penn, Ugly Stik, Spiderwire and Stren.
Lindsay and his 2 mates Peter and Andrew will spend 5 days aboard the luxury Amokura, a 57’ Assegai with 2 x 20ft custom sportfishing vessels in tow. Complete with experienced guides, an onboard chef and the spectacular scenery of the area.
Recreational fishers, yachties, conservationists and locals are alarmed that Tassal is persisting with an expansion of their salmon farms in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in south-eastern Tasmania when endangered species, native fish, water quality and public access may all be sacrificed in the process.
Yamaha Motor Australia is extremely pleased to announce the release of the new F130A. This model was unveiled overnight at the Paris Boat Show. The new F130A fills the only remaining gap in Yamaha’s four-stroke engine range and is especially exciting for Australian customers who have been requesting a Yamaha four-stroke engine in this horsepower category for many years.
Yamaha Motor Australia announces the end of the legendary V4 Saltwater Series 115C and 130B outboard motors in Australia. These trusted outboards have been powering Australian boaters for almost three decades and are well recognised for their performance and have an enviable reputation for reliability and durability forged in one of the harshest saltwater markets in the world. These engines will no longer be part of Yamaha’s range in the Australian market once the remaining units are sold.
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Hello everyone, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself.
My name is Stephen Smith and I have been managing the website tasfish.com since May 2009.
It has been an epic journey of learning and discovery and I am indebted to Mike Stevens for his help, support and patience.
I am developing a new venture Rubicon Web and Technology Training ( www.rwtt.com.au ). The focus is two part, to develop websites for individuals and small business and to train people to effectively use technology in their everyday lives.
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Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Christopher Bassano fishes over 250 days a year. This interview was recorded just before he headed off to fish for Australia in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway 14-17 August 2013.
I live on a small stream and at the start of the season I like to go off on a bit of a discovery mission and fish the headwaters of the creeks and rivers I feel an affinity with.
These small rivers include the St Pats, Meander, Forester, Little Forester and others. The further up you go on these rivers the clearer and lower the levels. They are often less affected by the rain and runoff and you get some good opportunities. Get as close to the source as you can and you will find some good dry fly fishing. Don’t limit yourself to those I have mentioned. Most headwaters will hold trout.Read more ...