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 ...
Honda Australia is celebrating its 50th Anniversary during 2014, and as a result the company is giving away up to $2,500 ‘Honda Dollars’ with the purchase of selected Honda outboards during the months of May & June. Honda has never offered savings like this, and Honda Marine national manager, Chris New, sees it as the perfect head-start Australian boaters want as they approach Boat Show season.
2014 is a milestone year for Honda, with the company celebrating the 50th anniversary of the very first Honda four-stroke outboard engine, the GB30. A modest 4hp engine, it represented the noble ambitions of Honda’s founder, Soichiro Honda, to manufacture only four-stroke engines for the benefit of the environment and generations to come.
Honda has unveiled its much-anticipated BF80 and BF100 outboard engines, further reinforcing the brand as a leader in the four-stroke market. The release coincides with Honda Marine’s 50-year anniversary, which is being celebrated throughout 2014. The new 80 and 100hp outboards provide new levels of performance in their sectors by using Honda’s world-renowned technologies such as BLAST™ and VTEC (BF100 only), all the while ensuring excellent fuel economy.
Abu Garcia Australia has launched a new website to co-incide with the release of a host of exciting new products. Check out the New Revo Premier, STX, Inshore, SX, and S low profile reels, winner of best reel series at iCast 2012. The all new Revo Inshore, SX and S spin reels. New Australian designed V series rods the Vanguard, Velocity and Veritas feature the best in materials and components.
The new season of popular television fishing show River To Reef is in full swing around Australia, powered all the way by Honda. Airing on ONE (regional areas) and on Foxtel's Aurora Channel, this series takes viewers to locations around Australia and New Zealand in search of some of the most popular fish species.
Click here to download the press release.
Honda Marine dealers around Australia are offering great deals on Honda outboard engines throughout summer.
Specials are subject to stock availability, so boaters in the market for a new outboard are encouraged to hurry into their local Honda dealer for the best deals.
Berkley Australia has launched a new and different version of our website. Smart phone friendly the new site is dedicated to all things Berkley Australia. Improvements to the site include integrated social media plug ins, blog and video content. We want to communicate and connect with anglers not only looking for Berkley products but also for tips and techniques on how to become a better angler and Catch More Fish!
Mercury Marine’s popular website has been comprehensively refreshed – providing Australia’s boat lovers with even more information that’s easier to find. http://www.mercurymarine.com.au/home.aspx And here is a press release.
At 6pm on One HD this Sunday 16 September sees the national premiere of an exciting new fishing show – Big Fish, Small Boats, presented by Honda. Here is a media release.
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Presented from Issue 100
Considering the world class quality of our sea trout fishery, these fish are not sought after by enough anglers. Sea runners live in the salt water and run up our estuaries and rivers from the start of August to the middle of November. At this time of the year, they are here to eat the many species of fish that are either running up the rivers to spawn or are living in and around the estuary systems. Trout, both sea run and resident (Slob Trout) feed heavily on these small fish which darken in colouration as they move further into fresh water reaches.
The majority of these predatory fish are brown trout with rainbows making up a very small percentage of the catch. They can be found all around the state but it would be fair to say that the east coast is the least prolific of all the areas. They still run up such rivers as the Georges (and many others) but their numbers along with the quality of the fishing elsewhere make it difficult to recommend the area above the larger northern, southern and western rivers.Read more ...