``Two Tone,'' Britain's greatest carp, has been found dead, apparently of old age at 45, and will be buried with ceremony.
The photo above, of John Bird with a catch at 67 pounds in April, 2008, is from Carpfishing UK.
And there is a huge difference between how carp are viewed in the old country, and over here.
As these two graphs from the story in the London Evening Standard sum up:
The fish will be buried next to Conningbrook Lake at Mid Kent Fisheries in Chilham, near Canterbury, next weekend and a plaque will mark his grave.
Anglers will hold a wake and raise a glass of champagne for him afterwards.
I find that just amazing, and sort of wonderful.
And thanks to The Outdoor Pressroom for the heads up.