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 ...
After the upgrade of the world famous BF2.3, Honda Marine continues to strengthen its line up of portable engines with the exciting launch of three new portable outboards; the BF4 (4hp), BF5 (5hp) and BF6 (6hp). These little beauties are packed with the very latest in Honda's technologies. The BF4, BF5 & BF6 range has been developed specifically to fill a boating niche, the best thing about this range is that they are incredibly portable, easy to start, and more comfortable to operate and will now go for longer!
The BF4, BF5 & BF6 are now lighter than ever (starting from a low 27kg) their lightweight nature and new carrying handle design enables the user to easily transport and store away the engines. The tiller handle can be fully folded to make the unit even more compact making storage even more convenient.
Looking to grab a rippa double deal this September on a Honda outboard?
Honda is pleased to announce that customers can now double their savings with up to a MASSIVE $2,000* off selected Honda outboards during September 2016!
Read the full PDF here
Penn Slammer III wins Best Saltwater Reel at iCast
Michael Guest (“Guesty”) and his mates are back for another season of Reel Action. The fishing show that focuses on technique and tackle to target Australia’s favourite fish will commence Series 4 Saturday, June 11 on ONE and Southern Cross nationally. Episodes will air 4.30pm Saturdays with encore viewings Sunday, 10.30am and Wednesday 8.30am.
Suzuki Marine and The Haines Group are urging consumers to deal directly with their local Suzuki Marine dealer when purchasing an outboard motor from their range after a number of scam websites were reported selling unauthorised motor.
The Mercury Dealer Sale is now on, and your local participating dealer has an amazing offer to get you on the water sooner. With savings of up to $750 on the 40–75hp Mercury FourStroke outboard range, plus a free stainless steel prop upgrade… and with a Mercury Finance offer of No Deposit and a LOW 3.99% comparison rate… there has never been a better time to power up.Such a good deal on such great engines – engines which will deliver the performance, reliability and efficiency to take your time on the water to a whole new level. Read all the details in this press release.
Tonic Polarised Eyewear, Australia’s leader in high performance sunglasses, is setting bold new trends for 2016 with its latest frame styles and a super-cool new Photochromic Grey glass lens.
Tonic’s new Trakker and Rise frames combine Tonic’s signature VistaView™ de-centred lenses and adjustable IntegraBridge™ for maximum viewing comfort all day long.
IntegraBridge™ features soft-feel pads which follow the contours of the frame when retracted and can adapt to a wide range of facial contours.
Trakker and Rise join Tonic’s ever-growing selection of styles that are just as much a fashion item as a high-performance fishing accessory.
Photochromic Grey glass is the perfect complement to stylish new frames, and to other Tonic unisex styles such as the smart Torquay and elegant Cove.
The Revo Micro site is designed as an educational tool and explains the tech in Revo reels. It’s a very cool and technical site and includes aussie video content.
Attached is a PR document with micro site details and Revo spin family.
Revo Australian Microsite
Aggressive, modern, durable. Discover why anglers around the country are talking about the Next Generation of Revo spin reels from Abu Garcia.
Midland, MI — Building on the success of its longstanding GPX taper, Scientific Anglers introduces the all-new MPX taper, a half-size heavy line built for all-around fly-fishing pursuits.
Using the GPX as a blueprint, Scientific Anglers has spent the past year refining, fishing, and casting the MPX in order to perfect every aspect of the taper. From head lengths to tip diameters, the MPX takes its cues from the GPX, but differs where the mass is distributed.
Buy $25 of Berkley Fishin’ Gear and have 50 CHANCES of winning $1000 of Berkley Fishin Gear!
Entry is simple and there’s 50 CHANCES to WIN. Thats $50,000 in prizes.
Prize packs consist of Berkley plastics, jigheads, line and leader.
Each prize contains:
31 packs of Gulp!, 30 packs of PowerBait, 20 x packs of Nitro jigheads to suit, 4 spools of Fireline and 4 spools of Vanish leader.
There’s light estuary, medium estuary and offshore packs to choose from.
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Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Bob is a professional fishing guide and guides for trout and estuary species. Check him out at www.fishwildtasmania.com
There are several things we look for in our early season trout waters. It is still winter and cold, so some of the things to consider are: Altitude as this dictates the water temperature and therefore feeding activity. Food for the fish. Availability of trout food is generally dictated by the quantity and quality of weed beds.
Quantity of fish.
Three waters which I believe fit all three requirements are:Read more ...