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.


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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