Fishing Adventures

Dead Guy Catches Giant Carp

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Fishermen Use Dead Friend’s Ashes to Catch 180-Pound Carp in His Memory

by 5:40 PM EDT, April 29, 2016


Two friends travel to Thailand to catch big fish, even though their friend died of cancer. To honor the dead friend, the mixed his ashes into boilies (carp dough balls) and caught a giant Siamese Carp (Catlocarpio siamensis)

Our favorite parts of this story

  • using the ashes of their dead friend they made a bait called “Purple Ronnie”.
  • 180-pound Siamese carp
  • “Tight lines Ron — I’m sure you will be looking down on us having good fishing on the best lake in the world.”


“. I wouldn’t be sad if some of my ashes ended up in a mako chum slick, or stuffed into a smallmouth tube and used to rip some lips on a buddy’s boat. “



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