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by in View All Posts, August 11th, 2009

England mourns Benson, the 50-lb celebrity carp found dead recently under suspicious circumstances:

Photograph: SWNS.COM/James Stacey
Photograph: SWNS.COM/James Stacey

Salient quotes far too plentiful to excerpt, but a taste:

“I had quite a rapport with the fish, and when she was caught, I used to talk to her, tell her to go make one more angler happy and look after herself in the meantime,” Mr. Bridgefoot recalled on Thursday.

and:

In the history of carp angling, Benson and Erica are not new. There have been other great fish like Sally and Heather the Leather – so called for her complete lack of scales.

Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer

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