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Post  Admin on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:11 pm

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Carp-Benson-Britains-Most-Famous-Celebrity-Fish-Dies-At-The-Bluebell-Lakes-In-Cambridgeshire/Article/200908115353653?lpos=UK_News_Carousel_Region_4&lid=ARTICLE_15353653_Carp%3A_Benson%2C_Britains_Most_Famous_Celebrity_Fish%2C_Dies_At_The_Bluebell_Lakes_In_Cambridgeshire



A gigantic fish who became the best-loved carp in Britain has died at the age of 25.

Benson was hooked at least sixty times



Benson was the biggest common carp in the country, weighing in at a huge 64lb 2oz.

She became a celebrity in the angling fraternity, and was voted Britain's Favourite Carp by readers of Angler's Mail in 2005.

"We are all rocked by Benson's death. She was an iconic carp," said Tony Bridgefoot, the owner of the Bluebell Lakes complex where she lived.

"We are all still trying to come to terms with her death."

Fishermen would travel miles to her home lake in Cambridgeshire to try to catch her.

She was a slippery customer, but those who did manage to draw her in were rewarded with a weigh-in and a photograph before she was put back into the lake.

In her 25 years of life - some carp can live up to double that - she was caught more than 60 times.

The cause of her death is unclear but Mr Bridgefoot believes it could be something to do with nuts.

"This looks like the work of some irresponsible anglers," he told The Times.

"Large quantities of nuts have been found on the bank and in the margins; empty bags have also been found in the skips.

"It seems her demise was caused by the introduction of foods that are harmful to fish."

Nuts, which can be used as bait if properly processed, can be fatal to fish.

Benson's final resting place will be near the lake she loved - she is to be mounted and put in the lodge for all those on guided tours to see and admire.

"She's at the taxidermist now," Mr Bridgefoot told Sky News Online.

"It's a long process and she probably won't be ready until Christmas."

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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  reggie bling on Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:58 pm

wrongen!
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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  Big Ron on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:32 am

Shuch a shame Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

what ever its stocking was .....you cant blaim the fish Wink Wink
and it has give many an angler a catch of a life time Very Happy Very Happy
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Just a little bit hurt lol

Post  Wrongenuk on Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:27 pm

OH i see,Moved into the carplake house now then lol

Oh i get ya.......No jeff i dont want the job of moderating your forum....

Thanks for the offer.....

And dont give it the excuse ..."its because ive got me own website lol...

Because it wont bloody wash....

best give me more stars FFS
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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  Wrongenuk on Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:29 pm

reggie bling wrote:wrongen!


You called????? lol


p.s thats what you get for letting f**king day ticket anglers that aint monitered fish your bloody water...
theve only got the greedy selfs to blame
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Post  Admin on Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:35 pm

Money Money Money Evil or Very Mad

Too true wrongen

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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  Big Ron on Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:53 pm

Admin wrote:Money Money Money Evil or Very Mad

Too true wrongen


its all about £££ Jeff ......day ticket or syndicate.
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Post  Admin on Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:56 pm

Wrongenuk wrote:OH i see,Moved into the carplake house now then lol

Oh i get ya.......No jeff i dont want the job of moderating your forum....

Thanks for the offer.....

And dont give it the excuse ..."its because ive got me own website lol...

Because it wont bloody wash....

best give me more stars FFS

you are the one that Big Ron has got to watch the most ! lol!

You cannot be a detective and a moderator!

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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  Big Ron on Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:59 pm

Jeff ...dont you mean ....you have to catch more than pastys LOL LOL LOL
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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  Wrongenuk on Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:57 pm

Big Ron wrote:Jeff ...dont you mean ....you have to catch more than pastys LOL LOL LOL

My sides are hurting ffs stop it Big ron,,,,Your so funny!!!
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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  Wrongenuk on Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:07 pm

Admin wrote:you are the one that Big Ron has got to watch the most ! lol!

You cannot be a detective and a moderator!

I get the idear behind hiring that pasty basher as a moderator....But dont you think he's head and bellys big enough as it is with out giving him more status and he's buggering off for the next bloody 3 months.. hooray lol

Thats the detective part and wrongen coming out in me again lol
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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  Big Ron on Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:27 pm

But dont you think he's head and bellys big enough as it

lol! lol! lol!

Sticks and Stones lol! lol!
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Post  Admin on Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:23 am

Was Benson French? ive read a report that he was from Belgium and imported at 10 years old?

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Post  reggie bling on Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:47 pm

Admin wrote:Was Benson French? ive read a report that he was from Belgium and imported at 10 years old?
and stocked at 21lb ffs........your right about the origins
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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  Big Ron on Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:45 am

Here is a link for you lads Very Happy Very Happy

bit of info on there which my mate Bruno wrote Very Happy

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/118295/Catch-of-the-day-
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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  nickb on Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:29 am

this is what carp fishing is all about to alot of anglers,fish at any cost, its main stream news, and there are a lot of people out there who have not got a clue about any form of fishing, but see this huge fish whatever its origins, it was still a huge fish, and think to them selves that they too could be holding that fish and await the riches and fame that go with it.... as most of us know thats all bollocks, but untill the numptys and gold diggers that fill this hobby to the rafters find something else to ruin, we're left with them, and this will happen again and again, R.I.P benson, joining the other big fish in the lake in the sky, say hi to Arnie for me....
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Re: Benson dies - Uk's favourite carp

Post  reggie bling on Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:47 pm

get me a sick bag....quick pale
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