What's the craziest thing you've ever done on vacation? No matter the answer, it's probably not as crazy as catching the world's biggest carp while using your best friend as bait. That's right, a true story of two fishermen who used their dead friend as bait has gone viral after photos of their massive catch made their way onto the internet. Paul Fairbrass and Cliff Dale caught the massive Siamese carp during a trip to Thailand, but the trip wasn't exactly what they were hoping for.
Their friend, Ron Hopper, passed away tragically but his memory inspired Fairbrass and Dale to try something crazy in his honor. Amazingly, they managed to turn their dead friend's ashes into fish bait, and the stunt paid off big time. One of the most true facts about Siamese carp is that they love to eat, and apparently human is high on the menu. Exactly how they managed to capture this giant creature is fascinating, and this story of friends and fish will surely stick in your mind for years to come.
Three Friends Had An Amazing Trip Planned, But Tragedy Struck
Fairbrass And Dale Made A Promise To Their Friend
Hopper's Ashes Were Used In A Morbidly Creative Way
The Fish They Caught Was A Record Breaker
The Siamese Carp Is The Largest Of Its Kind
A Los Angeles Man Also Caught A Giant Carp In A Strange Way