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 ...
On 26 October we are taking part in the ABC Tasmania Giving Tree Garage Sale in Hobart. We are trying to gather fishing gear to sell - with all money raised going to the Giving Tree Charity. This is Tasmania's biggest Christmas Charity.
We will be on air from 6.40am that morning.
Any tackle that is left over will be packaged up as gifts for the Giving Tree.
This is your chance to help a Charity - and get some kids into fishing that may not otherwise have a chance.
Everyone has something they can spare - so please help.
Sponsored by fishingboatingtasmania.com.au and Petuna Aquaculture
The weather was perfect and with the dam receiving a fresh stocking of 3kg Atlantics a few days before, there was much interest in our first kids dam outing. Almost 30 children fished at various times throughout the day, with the 9am start having 25 children and their families lining the shore. It made for quite a spectacle with the Mums, Dads & Kids rushing to get the lines in when the call was made to start fishing and it wasn't long until the fish were hitting the bank. Big smiles on the kids" faces is what it's all about.
Not Long Now. - In its 8th year, RISE is on a quest to explore the diverse world of fly fishing, to connect anglers through shared experience, and to create public awareness of fly fishing's new vibrant emergence. The festival allows the fishing community to share their passion for the sport by attending film screenings across the country. It's the biggest kick-off to the fishing season there is!
It is disappointing to travel this far and get such poor fishing. For the Aussies, the planning starts more than 18 months before the event and you can’t help but feel a little deflated once everything is over. A ninth place finish was not what we had hoped for and although a ‘podium’ finish might seem a long way off, it is certainly achievable. There were many lessons learned from this year’s event.
Please find eleven reports from Christopher Bassano.
I thought I would send you all a quick email from Europe as I had promised I would. As you will know, the team arrived in Norway this morning for two weeks of practice before the official competition week.Unfortunately, I have been unable to join them in Mosjoen as I have been unwell and in hospital since Saturday. It turned out that I had a bad case of gastro and my antibiotics seem to be doing the job. As I am currently in Wales, I will join the team in the evening of the 4th of August.
Be inspired this autumn as RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival, the world's most extensive fishing film festival, hits theatres on the Australian leg of its 2013 worldwide tour.
In its 8th year, RISE is on a quest to revel in the diverse world of fly fishing, to connect anglers through shared experience, and to create public awareness of fly fishing's new vibrant emergence. The festival allows the fishing community to share their passion for the sport by attending film screenings across the country. It's the biggest kick-off to the fishing season there is!
After a very successful first year the annual Tasmanian Family Fishing Festival will be on again on Saturday the 8th of June. The waters of Georges Bay, St Helens will be host to this great family event and what follows is a quick overview of the fish species to target this year as well as a few tips and hints on where and how to catch them.
The flyer for the Festival is available here and more information is available in the Tasmanian Fishing and Boating News April/May edition.
Here is an update.
We held the opening dinner Friday 3 May and it was a huge success.
Rex hunt emceed the night and Tamie Fraser was the guest speaker. We reckon Tamie told the best joke - sorry Rex. A Nick Taransky rod was auctioned for $7250 - perhaps a record for an Australian bamboo rod. It was donated by Nick and had a lovely Ross reel attached and that was donated by Andrew Braithwaite.
Next week we will have some tackle to give away, so stay tuned.
Chance to bag some cricket and fishing gear.
I am a member of the Van Dieman Fly Fishers Club and for many years we have had representatives in Australian and World teams.
This year we have four members in the Australian team going to fish the World Championships in Norway.
A fund raiser is being held 1 June and you are invited to attend.
There are some great prizes. See the flyer attached.
Kind regards, Mike Stevens
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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 ...