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.