The @Telegraphnews twitter account and Fox news are reporting that British anglers have given a fishing friend the ultimate send off. They used his ashes to catch a 180lb carp. Via Fox news:
|via fox news|
Using the special “Purple Ronnie” bait, Fairbrass and Dale battled the massive carp for three hours before catching and releasing it.
"We were gutted that Ron couldn't come on the trip because he was really looking forward to it, but he was definitely with us when we caught that fish,” Fairbrass told The Telegraph. "It seemed like it was destiny we would use Ronnie to catch one of the biggest fish in the lake. It's what he would have wanted."To date no one has voiced concerns about carp developing a taste for human flesh.
Hopper's wife, Judith, reportedly scattered half of his ashes on beaches across the Caribbean island of Grenada. His fishermen buddies took the other half.