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    I didn't want to ruin the original thread with my questions as it seems inappropriate on what has become a page of memorium.

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    Is it wrong to ask what weight when she was found.
    I read one comment that the fish was buried is this normal practice when a legendary fish passes away ?
    Do fish ever get stuffed or is that seen as undignified.?
    I ask as it seems that the fish could have lived on for all to see her like many fish do ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Good point there. Many a big Pike gets set up after passing away. Might have been a fitting thing to do. Nice addition to the lodge maybe?.
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    Either a boring question ...people don't know or i've asked the unaskable ...
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    Personally I can see no problem with having these history fish set up when they pass on.

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    It would depend on condition of the body, if shes more than a few days gone there wont be much to set-up.
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    When the big fella died in our place the powers that be at the time decided to have him set up and cased. It made a stunning fish look hideous. I wouldn't recomend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philgb View Post
    When the big fella died in our place the powers that be at the time decided to have him set up and cased. It made a stunning fish look hideous. I wouldn't recomend it.
    All depends on who does the work though, like any craft.

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    The guy who did ours specialised in game fish (the owning club at the time were predominantley a game angling club) so maybe that is why. However I'd always go with burying now that we've got control of the place.

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    Also reading the original thread some say "he" some say "she" ... which was it ??



    anyone know "It's" weight ... or is that a wrong question asking what weight if a lady... she passed away at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Bump View Post
    It would depend on condition of the body, if shes more than a few days gone there wont be much to set-up.
    You would be suprised Bump.

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    wasnt weighed as HE was a bit wiffy and it was too far gone to be set up. It would have meant freezing the corpse aswell and potentially causing more damage also so we buried it.
    We have a piccy of HIM in 1971 at 17lb, so HE would have probably have been about 10 to 12years old at that time meaning that when He died He would have been about 50 years old. A good age especially as it was a heavily pressured fish for the majority of its life as are the rest of the stock at Horton so He didnt do badly

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    where was SHE found Roo
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    Bury him near the lake, he was part of Horton. Bazil's grave is a lovely part of the North set up, sounds gay but i've lost count of the amount of times I've rubbed that headstone for a bit of luck. I personally think it'd be the best ending for such an awesome fish, after all, you wouldn't have your pet dog set up..........................would you?

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    Thanks Roo and others...
    So it was a HE amazing the original post had more "shes" than "he's"
    If you are going to pay respects (even to a fish) you should at least know the basic facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyB View Post
    You would be suprised Bump.
    This time of year the water temps will help preserve but could also keep the body from floating up and being discovered.

    I know things vary and some fish have been set up more than a few days after death but Im sure you will agree, the quicker the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Bump View Post
    This time of year the water temps will help preserve but could also keep the body from floating up and being discovered.

    I know things vary and some fish have been set up more than a few days after death but Im sure you will agree, the quicker the better.
    Yea absolutely, but there are a few guys who can recreate even a parially rotten fish just off a photo.

    But yea, the quicker its frozen the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roo View Post
    wasnt weighed as HE was a bit wiffy and it was too far gone to be set up. It would have meant freezing the corpse aswell and potentially causing more damage also so we buried it.
    We have a piccy of HIM in 1971 at 17lb, so HE would have probably have been about 10 to 12years old at that time meaning that when He died He would have been about 50 years old. A good age especially as it was a heavily pressured fish for the majority of its life as are the rest of the stock at Horton so He didnt do badly
    Shoulder's, 17lb, 1973 - John Carver from Yeoveny it's original home & surprisingly enough from a lake that DID get back-filled,



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    Didnt realise he came from Yeoveny, christ that place had some fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitchy View Post
    Shoulder's, 17lb, 1973 - John Carver from Yeoveny it's original home & surprisingly enough from a lake that DID get back-filled,


    Photo courtesy of Chris Ball, I honestly hope I'm ok in using them as I have.
    Great old photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Bump View Post
    Didnt realise he came from Yeoveny, christ that place had some fish.
    & now has quite a few cars
    Maybe its because i'm a londoner

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