A Face That Only An Angler Could Love!

Written by Dave Mercer on June 22, 2010

On this side of the pond many anglers look at Carp as a trash fish, but you know that saying, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’ Well, it’s true when it comes to Carp. Because in Britain, the all mighty carp is the king! Anglers don’t just like Carp; they love ‘em! While all of us here at Facts of Fishing world wide headquarters think that any fish that swims is cool and we love catching Carp or anything that fights like they do!  This story about a famous British Carp seems a bit weird!!!!  What do you guys think? Let us know with your comments.

From this story on UPI.com:
British fishing enthusiasts are mourning the death of a 52-pound leather carp that was caught and set free an estimated 1,000 times during its lifetime. The fish, dubbed Heather the Leather by the angling community, was found dead by workers at the Yateley, England, pond and is believed to have died of old age at an estimated 40 years, The Sun reported Monday.

“This is a sad day for carp fishermen up and down the country. Heather was a legend, it just won’t be the same without her,” carp fishing expert Dave McQuilkin said. Fans of the fallen fish said they are planning to install a headstone for Heather at the pond. “Heather was far and away the most famous fish in Britain. She was the Dame Judi Dench of the fish world,” said Ben Weir of Angler’s Mail magazine.

  • Timm Noelte

    ok that sounds really crazy but thats britain. and there are many lakes with big carps that are cought again and again and get their names. in the lake where i fish we have big kuno and everyone knows him. we alsohave abigpike like that whichis called big ben. so you see there aremany crazy things around the world greetnings from gearmany

  • factsoffishing

    As long as you are fishing for something it's not really that crazy!

  • Jerrett420

    i catch suckers when nothing else is biting i would love to slam a bottom feeder that big but here in alberta i fish in bassano dam and me and a buddie caught a 106 pound sturgon on pick rigs with leeches

  • Dciuciura

    Probably one of if not the most under utilized fish, to fish for, they put up a heck of fight. Think of a 50 pound salmon in shallow water that knows where every twig, branch, log, rock, stone, pebble, clump of weeds anything that will get you snagged.Then try to get them out!!! If you have not fished for carp you are nuts its too easy, can of corn some hooks and sinkers lawn chair cooler and go nuts. Tight Lines

  • Ethel Gray

    For me, that’s an amazing story of carp, though it’s only a fish, it’s good to hear that they give important to that legend fish, having it in a fish pond for a long time is really amazing.

  • Ethel Gray

    For me, that’s an amazing story of carp, though it’s only a fish, it’s good to hear that they give important to that legend fish, having it in a fish pond for a long time is really amazing.