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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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How to get a $69,900 book for $690. 

 

 

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Tide Books for Tasmania ($5) on sale Tuesday 16 September.
Find them at Tamar Marine, Franklin Marine, Marine and Safety Tasmania, Boat Shack, Devonport Boat and Tackle, Tasmanian Map Centre, Oyster Cove Chandlery. I will add more as they order books.
Contact mike@tasfish for wholesale supplies.

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Noel Jetson - Life and Flies

by Glenn EggletonJetson leather cover

Jetson A5 cover

Jet-Fly, as Noel was commonly known by his clients, was Tasmania's first professional fly fishing guide. He had great fly fishing teachers in David Scholes and also Dick Wigram. Dick taught him to tie flies and one thing Scholes taught him was that presentation is usually more important than imitation.

Lifelong Pleasure

by John Brookes

When David Scholes praised a fly fishing book you should take notice.

'Numerous anglers tried to fish the Shannon, but only the skilled had any success. The extremely clear water made it so demanding, but not for John Brookes. His results were phenomenal." David Scholes.

The Other side of the Hill - David Scholes Biography

The full story on David Scholes has finally been published. Written by Launceston gynaecologist, Don Boden it is a remarkable story of an Aviator, Angler, Artist and Author.

Tasmania's Fishing Miracle - Shannon Rise

by R.H Wigram

The original edition of the Shannon Rise is very rare. This booklet is a facsimile of the original self covered edition.

Macquarie River Reflections

by David Scholes

David Scholes was inspired to write this book after numerous requests from anglers. After reading David's previous book "The Enchanting Break-O-Day', fly fishers wanted to read about David's experiences on what many consider Tasmania's premier mayfly river, the Macquarie.

Australian Fishing Books - A list and guide to values

by Jim Findlay

Until the publication in 1991 of Bob Dunn's 19-page Bibliography in his Angling in Australia: Its history and writings (pp.292-311) a beginning collector was very much working in the dark. Dunn's book is a masterpiece of scholarship and his bibliography, a selective list of all reasonably accessible publications on the subject, continues to be an outstanding reference for collectors of quality books about fish and fishing.

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