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Fishing Buddies Catch The Biggest Carp In The World Using Deceased Friend’s Ashes As Bait!

P.S. the fishing enthusiasts were not fishing for food, and no fish were killed, they let them go after catching them!

In 2015, fishing fanatics Ron, Cliff, and Paul decided to go on a fishing trip to Thailand, at a retreat called the Jurassic Mountain Resort with the same intention — to catch the biggest carp in the lake, at the time this record was held by a 154lb Siamese Carp.

And they managed to do it!

Credit: Facebook / Jurassic Mountain Resort & Fishing Park

Incredibly, to make the trip even more incredible, Ron managed to reel in another monster fish species, an Arapaima, the biggest freshwater fish in the world, too.

Credit: Facebook / Jurassic Mountain Resort & Fishing Park

Sadly, later that year, Ron received a diagnosis of liver cancer, and just a few days after passed away. The trio of friends had been discussing their next fishing trip to Thailand before Ron’s passing.

Despite the harsh reality that Ron wouldn’t be with them for the fishing trip this time around, Paul and Cliff agreed to scatter some of Ron’s ashes into the lake at Jurassic Mountain.

They weren’t planning on scattering Ron’s ashes the conventional way, oh no. They agreed between Cliff and Paul, as well as Ron’s wife, that they would use some of Ron’s ashes to make boilies to use to catch fish to help with Ron’s physical absence.

Credit: Facebook / Jurassic Mountain Resort & Fishing Park

The two managed to catch plenty of cool fish using their signature “purple Ronnies”, but they had a more specific goal in their mind, to recapture the lake record Carp in honor of Ron. A perfect ending to the saga.

Credit: Facebook / Jurassic Mountain Resort & Fishing Park

On their fifth day of fishing, Cliff experienced one of the most epic and enduring battles of his life. Paul came running around from the other side of the lake to see what all the commotion was about and what ensued was over two hours of man vs beast as the two friends took turns in fighting the fish.

Finally they managed to get the fish into the net and to their complete shock it wasn’t the same 154lb fish that Ron caught previously, it was another fish, the monstrous 180lb+ carp that had remained uncaught until that moment.

Credit: Facebook / Jurassic Mountain Resort & Fishing Park

After a few trophy photos, they safely released the new lake record fish back into the water, along with the new name of Ronnie!

They both agreed they’d have done Ronnie proud despite his absence.