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Destination: Hobart, Tasmania

Tasmania. The anglers' paradise
Tasmania/The Angler’s Paradise. Artist unknown.
Troedel & Cooper, Melbourne. 1933, offset photoprint.
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A Fish Tale

Tasmania is an archipelago of more than 300 islands approximately 150 miles southeast of mainland Australia and Austrialia’s only island state. More than forty percent of Tasmania is protected as national parks and reserves and, with more than 3,000 lakes and rivers, it is an internationally sought-after fishing destination. The largest rainbow trout caught in Tasmania to date is the one pictured here, topping the scales at over 17 pounds.

The Tasmanian Tourist Bureau’s straightforward depiction of an enormous rainbow trout would excite even the most experienced fly fisherman. The artist’s clever use of extending the ruler into the margin of the poster makes the photoprint of this life-sized catch appear even larger.

 

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