Ovens: Oral History of Lyall Hogg and Ollie Evans

Title

Ovens: Oral History of Lyall Hogg and Ollie Evans

Description

An interview in three parts with Lyall Hogg and Ollie Evans.

Lyall grew up in Merbien, and learnt to fish with his father. His uncle was a professional fisherman who built boats and sent his catch from Bourke to Sydney. He talks about irrigation; market gardens; how he uses different fishing techniques according to location and desired catch ('heavy gear' up at Merbein, hand lines or 'light gear' in the Ovens); catching trout cod; and fishing to eat.

Ollie grew up on the Ovens and learnt to fish with his father. He talks about the poor state of the river; and 'spinning'.

They discuss bait (yabbies, worms, bush crickets, grasshoppers); fires; 'cloud bursts' and de-oxygenated water; fish deaths; restocking; tobacco farming and the overuse of pesticides;
fish poisoning; erosion; the 1944 drought; 1956 and 1976 flood, logging; and talk about Valley Creek and Ovens River running dry; catch and release; changing motivations and philosophy (catching to feed and catching for sport); competitive fishing; transporting fish with a sugar bag; and fishing outside the local area.

Lyell also discusses making and fixing fishing rods.

Mention of Yarrawonga weir, Hume Weir

Mention of the "swimming pool", Marshall's Ridge (Lake Buffalo), "Horrie's Monshing", Healsville Sanctuary (Melbourne, Victoria) Maloney's Bridge on Buffalo Creek; Murray River Trust; Myrtleford Angling Club; Anderson’s Sawmills in Mildura; Red gum; Willow; Pelicans, Yabby, Tuna, Saltwater Perch

Creator

Heather Goodall
Jodi Frawley

Publisher

University of Technology, Sydney

Contributor

Murray-Darling Basin Authority
NSW Department of Primary Industries - NSW Fisheries

Rights

Copyright University of Technology, Sydney

Date

2011-02-16

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Jodi Frawley

Interviewee

Lyall Hogg
Ollie Evans

Location

Myrtleford, Victoria

Duration

Part 1 00:20:17
Part 2 00:19:59
Part 3 00:23:15

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This Item Is Part Of Item: Ovens River
This Item Was Created By Item: Prof. Heather Goodall
Item: Dr Jodi Frawley
This Item Has Provenance Information Item: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA)
Item: State Library of New South Wales
This Item References The Subject Item: Redfin
Item: Trout Cod
Item: Ovens: Images from interview with Lyall Hogg and Ollie Evans
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