Grandson Bailey made the papers, now he can read it on Nana's blog.
The following from The Weekly Times, Melbourne, 20 October, by fishing writer, Steve Cooper.
Stocking small lakes as part of the school holiday fishing promotion is working well for Fisheries Victoria. Anyone who doubts the merits of creating put-and-take fisheries for young anglers to experience the joys of fishing should have a chat with Eildon fly-fishing guru, Mick Hall.
During the recent holidays, Mick had his grandson, Bailey Degenhardt, staying and he wanted to go fishing. Fishing with Mick isn't a straightforward affair. Not only is the chosen method fly fishing, you also have to tie your own fly, in this case one of Mick's 'Scruffy' flies.
When the fly was tied to Mick's satisfaction, he took Bailey to a little artificial lake in the middle of Marysville, which Fisheries had stocked with advanced yearling trout for the school holidays.
Mick said, "The lake was clearer than most other waters in the district, Bailey threaded up his fly rod, I tied on his Scruffy and he did the rest. "In all he caught, landed and released seven rainbow trout in less than an hour."
And that is why Victorian Fisheries stocks small waters with trout for the holidays.