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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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gone fishing 2017The Inland Fisheries Service is working with Anglers Alliance Tasmania, Sea Fisheries and Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation on the National Gone Fishing Day which will be held on Sunday 15 October 2017.

An angling licence will not be required to fish in inland waters in Tasmania so is a great opportunity to grab a friend and try trout fishing. There will also be a number of junior angling venues coordinated by through angling clubs that will give kids a great chance to catch a fish. Sea Fisheries will also be coordinating events around the coast.

Gone Fishing Day is an initiative that was created to encourage people to get outdoors, drop a line, enjoy time with family and friends by or on the water, and hopefully catch a fish or two.

It is well known that getting outdoors is beneficial to both your physical and mental health, and all fishers can agree that there is no such thing as a bad days fishing when you’re surrounded by those close to you and the glorious areas fishing takes you. So why not have a day that recognises and promotes all of these things!

This Gone Fishing Day we have support from many big names in the fishing Industry with Schneider, Rapala, Daiwa, Jarvis Walker, Halco and Pure Fishing all sponsoring the day with prizes to be won through our National Register.

To register yourself for Gone Fishing Day, the National Register and be eligible to win some prizes head to https://gonefishingday.org/register/ and sign up today! – don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates on the day’s events and competitions – Gone Fishing Day.
To find out where your closest registered event is being held head to https://gonefishingday.org/events/list/ this page is constantly being updated, or contact Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The freshwater Junior Anglers Day organised by AAT and IFS will be part of Gone Fishing Day and the five venues across the state are listed below :

Northwest
Frombergs Dam, Bass Highway, Ulverstone
Young Anglers Development, Ulverstone
Contact: Lyall Highland 6245 4809 or 0419 537 043
Craig Viney 0419 370 121 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hiscutt Park, Penguin
Penguin Anglers Club and NWFA
Contact: Charles Thompson 0437 256 408 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Taylors Dam (opposite Anvers), Latrobe
Devonport Anglers Club
Contact: Peter Maloney 0419 871 131 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North
Longford Fishing Club Dam, Elphinstone Road, Cressy
Longford Fishing Club
Contact: Morgan Leath 0487 766 334 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South
New Norfolk Anglers Junior Pond, 10 Acre Lane, Bushy Park
New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association
Contact: Justin Causby 0439 737 144 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IFS will generously stock these venues, fish not a problem, but for prizes don’t forget to register (adults and kids) at https://gonefishingday.org/register/ and checkout Facebook
#Gone Fishing Day for more activity and prizes on the day.


Good Luck !

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