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Benson, “Britain's Favourite Carp,” Goes Belly-Up

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August 03, 2009

Benson, “Britain's Favourite Carp,” Goes Belly-Up

By Dave Hurteau

From The Evening Telegraph:

Today anglers and children around the country are mourning the loss of the 25-year-old common carp who passed away in the Kingfisher Lake near Peterborough on Wednesday.

Benson ha[d] grown to a staggering 64lbs and been caught by more than 60 anglers across the world.

He has also brought fame to his home at Kingfisher Lakes and to himself – for being the most famous fish in the country.

 

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from micropterus wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ouch, that's a heck of a record to have been caught over sixty times!! Guess the old carp wasn't too sharp. You would think that with age comes wisdom. . . but I suppose this fish was a different story.

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from Sick STi wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Reading the whole article brings it to light. Thats a lot of work to find out why a fish died too. Wow. RIP fish man

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from MLH wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Benson was a he? And tiger nuts for bait? What are tiger nuts?

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Benson had entertained quite a number of anglers.

Here is a link to Tiger Nuts ...

http://www.nvsuk.org.uk/growing_show_vegetables_1/tiger_nuts.php

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

He must have been important for them to do so much research as to why he died... guess there is such thing as a famous fish after all. Watch out Flipper and Shamoo, Benson the fish is giving yall a run for your money!

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from TheSwanpublichouse wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Totally devastating news...RIP Benson....safe in the arms of Molly Sugden

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from dwaynez wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Sad to see the big girl go, that is one large fish,

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from Ruckweiler wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

MLH:
Maybe Tiger Nuts are what's left after gelding.

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from surefire flashlights wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Hey the post is really very amazing, great blog as well... surefire flashlights

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from carem wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

poor Benson, even for a fish life doesn't stay very long,and.... Page 1 >>>>>> Page 2

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from paris wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

wow, Benson is a huge fish carp, too bad, i didnt get a chance to see it.

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from micropterus wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Ouch, that's a heck of a record to have been caught over sixty times!! Guess the old carp wasn't too sharp. You would think that with age comes wisdom. . . but I suppose this fish was a different story.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sick STi wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Reading the whole article brings it to light. Thats a lot of work to find out why a fish died too. Wow. RIP fish man

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from MLH wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Benson was a he? And tiger nuts for bait? What are tiger nuts?

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Benson had entertained quite a number of anglers.

Here is a link to Tiger Nuts ...

http://www.nvsuk.org.uk/growing_show_vegetables_1/tiger_nuts.php

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

He must have been important for them to do so much research as to why he died... guess there is such thing as a famous fish after all. Watch out Flipper and Shamoo, Benson the fish is giving yall a run for your money!

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from TheSwanpublichouse wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Totally devastating news...RIP Benson....safe in the arms of Molly Sugden

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from dwaynez wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Sad to see the big girl go, that is one large fish,

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from Ruckweiler wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

MLH:
Maybe Tiger Nuts are what's left after gelding.

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from surefire flashlights wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Hey the post is really very amazing, great blog as well... surefire flashlights

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from carem wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

poor Benson, even for a fish life doesn't stay very long,and.... Page 1 >>>>>> Page 2

keyword tool

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from paris wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

wow, Benson is a huge fish carp, too bad, i didnt get a chance to see it.

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