Speaking on his Facebook page, Kevin commented: “What is it about Mondays with bad news and grief? I’m absolutely gutted – I found the Cuckoo dead this morning. One of the nation’s most desirable carp is lost. I suspect this is fall-out from last autumn’s fish kill. Let’s hope there are no more.
“The last time she was caught was when Steve Briggs and Joan fished and Joan was lucky enough to catch her. I can’t think of a nicer person to hold the Cuckoo in all her glory for the last time.”