This is actually a really beautiful story about 3 friends. The express writeup does not do it justice.
In February 2015, a group of fishing buddies (Ron, Cliff & Paul) decided to go fishing in Thailand at a place called Jurassic Mountain Resort & Fishing Park. Intent on catching the biggest Carp in the lake, which at the time was a 154lb Siamese Carp.
This fish is literally the fish of a lifetime and on that fateful day Ron would be the man that put this leviathan into the net. The battle between man and fish would last well over an hour before Ron eventually tamed the beast close enough to the bank to get it in the net.
Once the leviathan had submitted, the three friends got a few trophy pictures and safely released the fish to fight another day.
The three agreed to return the following year.
Sadly in that same time Ron was diagnosed with Liver Cancer and passed away just a few days after the diagnosis. Before Ron passed away the three friends discussed their planned fishing trip to Thailand. Facing the harsh reality that was to be Ron wouldn’t be there to join them this time around, the friends agreed to scatter some of Ron’s ashes into the lake at Jurassic Mountain.
However, this was not going to be the conventional scattering of ashes you might picture in your mind. It was agreed between the three that Cliff and Paul would use some of Ron’s ashes to make boilies and then use those to catch fish in Ron’s physical absence.
Sadly, Ron passed away 3 days before Christmas 2015 and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. True to their word, Cliff and Paul had some of Ron’s ashes mixed into their fishing baits and dubbed them “Purple Ronnies” for their return trip to Thailand in April 2016.
A full account of the story can be found [here](http://www.interestingthingsdaily.com/fishing-buddies-use-deceased-friends-ashes-to-make-boilies-catch-the-fish-of-a-lifetime/
*Mr Fairbrass said: “A few days before he died he asked us to take his ashes to Thailand and scatter them around the lake. I told him we would go one better than that and turn him into boilies and catch a big fish with them."*
*"He just cracked up and said it was a brilliant idea."*
*Mr Dale added: "I am not a religious person but it felt spiritual, it felt like Ron was there with us. After we caught this fish I looked to the heavens and said 'thank you, Ron.'"*
*"Ron may not have been with us in person this year but he certainly was in spirit. He made sure the fish gods were smiling down and gave us the catch of a lifetime."*
That's a really great send off and memory for a close friend.
>Ron Hopper on the left - before becoming fish food
The caption on the picture of the three of them, I feel like they could have used better wording there
If Russian folklore has taught me anything... that Carp IS their dead friend.
This has to be the most random thing I have seen today.