Grief taken a bit too far???

#1
I'm not an angler, I'm sure there are quite a few of you out there fanatical about it but surely weeping and shell-shocked anglers is a bit too much? 'The people's fish?' for fecks sake!!! I'm surprised there's not a floral monument and a minutes silence. And as for them wondering what killed it, I'd imagine having a fecking girt fishhook wedged in it's gob every day and a photo oportunity on the riverside must have taken the edge of it's day on a regualr basis.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article6737929.ece
 
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#4
Oh, do stop carping on. Mullet over, that's what she was born for.

Load of cods-wallop.
 
#6
Recreational grief should not just be for princesses.
 
#8
She's had her chips....are they angling for a memorial in her name?
 
#11
Right, let’s have a bit of bloody respect. I for one loved that fish and I’m not ashamed to say it. Remember that this is the fish that broke down barriers by not being afraid to shake hands with land mines.

I’ve already started a wallpaper covered scrapbook and look forward to collecting all the Tony (bloody) Parsons articles entitled “The Fish that I Knew”.

I’ve also already started to suspect a senior member of the Cod Family and demand a hugely expensive public enquiry that convinces no one of anything.
 
#12
Hobo-Ken said:
A blessed relief for the poor bl00dy fish I would think. Caught 64 times!! No cruelty to animals there then...


Caught 64 times in around 25 years? so 2 and a bit times per year, not a lot really, given than some fishing lakes can average the same fish being caught 3 or 4 times a day.

Plus the fact a carp has no pain sensors in its mouth, it obviously didnt do it much harm, more so when you consider it lived for the time it did.

I also think the "grief" is a bit tongue in cheek, and not actually, oh my god lets all cry and lay flowers outside the fishery, type grief.


I just wish people would stop carping on about it, and remember Benson for what she was, a well bred lady not some old trout.
After all, how many knew she loved the musical "south Pacific"? her favourite song from it was, "Salmon chanted evening"

Fish do have a sole you know.
 
#15
Markintime said:
She clearly wasn't the people's fish otherwise we'd have had Tony Blair on TV wringing his hands and summoning up all the faux grief he could muster on camera.






Today's news but tomorrows fish and chips
The scales of justice await him.
 
#17
Gren said:
I also think the "grief" is a bit tongue in cheek, and not actually, oh my god lets all cry and lay flowers outside the fishery, type grief.
I am outraged that you can think like that as my flowers are already on the way :wink:
 
#18
johnboyzzz said:
Gren said:
I also think the "grief" is a bit tongue in cheek, and not actually, oh my god lets all cry and lay flowers outside the fishery, type grief.
I am outraged that you can think like that as my flowers are already on the way :wink:
I'm outraged that you're outraged!
 
#19
May I recommend that Benson be given a dignified and tasty send off.

Benson with pancetta and basil leaves

Ingredients
6 large sweet red Peppers, long variety
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 red Onions, peeled and sliced
4 large fillets of Benson, skinned
120g Pancetta, thinly sliced
30 large Basil
5 tbsp Butter
1/4 tsp Paprika
4 tbsp Soured cream, (optional)

Method
1. Preheat oven to 200C/gas 6.

2. Wash and arrange the long red peppers in a roasting tray and roast in the oven for 25 minutes. Cool and remove skins and seeds. Slice in thin strips.

3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and sauté the onions for 5-7 minutes until just transparent. Remove the pan from the heat, add the peppers and keep warm.

4. Have 4 large fillets of Benson prepared and make incisions in the flesh, about 4-5 in each fillet. Push in the pancetta strips together with the basil.

5. Melt the butter and stir in the paprika. Use to brush each stuffed carp fillet. Arrange on a baking sheet and put in hot oven to cook for 20-30 minutes.

6. Serve Benson accompanied by the peppers and red onions. Spoon over some sour cream if desired.
 

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#20
There's something fishy about that story.
 

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