Here is the June edition of Greg Hale’s monthly series of photos taken by Carol Haberle. Every month since Carol’s passing, we’ve published an image from her amazing catalogue showcasing the work of a much-loved Tasmanian landscape photographer. This time we feature an image captured at Pet Dam near Burnie (via Ridgley).

Pet Dam - Ridgley Tasmania
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Sunset: Pet Dam (or Reservoir) Ridgley Tasmania

Pet Dam (aka Pet Reservoir)

There’s another sunset image of Pet Dam featured in the “purple” collection we published back in June last year. Carol lived in the small community of Ridgley in north west Tasmania, and found great inspiration in her local surrounds.

Pet Dam - Purple Sunset
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Sunset: Pet Dam, Ridgley Tasmania (photo by Carol Haberle)

For more information about the location, we again refer to Tasmania’s Inland Fisheries Service…

Pet Dam is a domestic water supply impoundment situated in the township of Ridgley on the North West Coast and is open to the public for fishing. It is a very popular fishing destination for anglers living in the local municipalities.

The Pet Reservoir contains both rainbow and brown trout. There has been some stocking of Atlantic salmon and Tiger trout in previous years but has been discontinued. A small resident and self-sustaining population of brown trout is regularly supplemented by the stocking of rainbow trout. The fish normally average from 200 to 1.5 kilograms. The Pet Reservoir is most productive during the early part of the season from August through to December.

For further reading (facts for anglers in particular) please see this article about North West Trout featuring Pet Dam.

Carol’s writing and photography often featured tales of fishing and images from north west Tasmania, her local region. We may even see more images of Pet Dam featured in this monthly series in the future.

Pet Dam - North West Tasmania
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Pet Dam: north west Tasmania (photo by Carol Haberle)

Thanks again to Greg Hale for selecting the photo of the month for June and inspiring another walk down memory lane. We’re privileged to publish this series knowing readers still enjoy reminders of the lovely Carol. Your feedback is always well-received; as always thanks for your messages of kindness.

Greg Hale is curating this series for Think Tasmania, featuring a monthly photo taken by Carol Haberle. Greg was a colleague, photography mentor and friend of Carol’s and we’re honoured to continue sharing her great work with readers.

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