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 ...
The Australian National Sportfishing Association had their annual trip to Derwent Bridge over the last weekend (13th – 16th August). The trip was an absolute standout with many fish being caught. All members were rewarded with good salmon and trout.
The comp is based on the “Grand Slam” model with points being rewarded cross the four salmonoid species. Brook, Brown, Rainbow and Atlantic.
Tasmanian, Pat Sullivan recently won the ABT Derwent Bream Qualifier against Australia’s best tournament anglers. This is how he did it.
Llandridod Well, Wales 2010
1 MICHAEL LOW - SCM 17 16380 24 400
2 NEIL HIRTZEL - NZ 18 15200 20 375
3 EMELIO CAGGIANO - AUSW 18 14760 21 390
4 IAN JONES - SCM 19 18000 28 390
5 PHIL DIXON - ENG 19 17060 23 410
6 MARTIN FERREIRA - SAM 20 18660 25 395
7 TOM WATSON - AUSW 20 16700 24 390
8 JOE RILEY - AUSW 21 14120 21 400
9 SIMON KID - ENG 22 20220 31 386
10 CHERYLEE POWELL - SAL 22 16080 23 390
World Fly Fishing Championship Results
30th FIPS-MOUCHE WORLD FLYFISHING CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 POLAND
1 CZE - CZECH REPUBLIC
2 FRA - FRANCE
3 SVK - SLOVAKIA
4 POL - POLAND
5 RSA - SOUTH AFRICA
6 FIN - FINLAND
7 SPA - SPAIN
8 NZL - NEW ZEALAND
9 AUS - AUSTRALIA
10 BIH - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVI
The first day of competition is varied Jonathon Stagg 2nd overall individual with 2 great sessions. Whilst this is great news it is a measure of the man, even in the heat of competition Staggy denied himself 1 fish as the boat was just underway. The controller was about to measure the fish when Staggy returned the measurable fish to the water.... putting the ideals of sportsmanship ahead of all else!
The world flyfishing championships is a “5 quarter “competition! I am pleased to report at "half time" with 2 sessions to go Aussies have had a good day on the river and lake with No Blanks. Considering the conditions an outstanding feat!
Australia after 3 sessions is 8th an improvement of 4 positions from last evening. Tomorrow another day is Am and Pm sessions on lake and river.
To all our friends and well wishers.
The formal practice is now over and we leave in just a few minutes for the opening ceremony. The team is in a great state of mind for what ever he challenges is in the next three days.
Practice has gone well! With the assistance of Jeremy Lucas and guide Richard our political dissident of former year. We have a very good understanding of the different waters and their likely fish holding capacity.
Poland is very much a country grounded in agriculture and forestry. As mentioned in a previous report forest make up over sixty percent of Poland's total area. The land is owned in small areas, with fodder stacks arranged like small haystacks cropped by hand often with a scythe and sickle. Somewhere are fields for cropping with the most important crops of grains, of which the highest yields came from rye, wheat, barley, and oats. Poland is currently the largest producer of potatoes and rye in Europe and is one of the world's largest producers of sugarbeet.
The weather continues to improve in Poland revealing a rich tapestry of greens everywhere we look This land that has been shredded by invading hordes over centuries has the greatest proportion of land reserved for forest in Europe Valleys merge into distant faded horizons now all bathed in welcome sunshine. The rivers are turning to bubbly streams with improved clarity gone are the “latte” colors of the sodden days.
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Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Christopher Bassano fishes over 250 days a year. This interview was recorded just before he headed off to fish for Australia in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway 14-17 August 2013.
I live on a small stream and at the start of the season I like to go off on a bit of a discovery mission and fish the headwaters of the creeks and rivers I feel an affinity with.
These small rivers include the St Pats, Meander, Forester, Little Forester and others. The further up you go on these rivers the clearer and lower the levels. They are often less affected by the rain and runoff and you get some good opportunities. Get as close to the source as you can and you will find some good dry fly fishing. Don’t limit yourself to those I have mentioned. Most headwaters will hold trout.Read more ...