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Pictured in 2015 Ron Hopper battling with a massive carp.
Two anglers honoured their late fisherman friend by turning his ashes into a bait that snared a monster 180lbs catch.
Ron Hopper, 64, died from cancer before he could go on a much-anticipated fishing holiday to Thailand with Paul Fairbrass and Cliff Dale.
While Ron was on his deathbed the trio agreed Paul and Cliff, both aged 65, should take his ashes to the Far East with them and infuse them with a special bait mix to make 'boilies'.