TAUNTON, England, Aug. 6 (UPI) — The family of a deceased Puriton, England, fisherman said the angler’s dying wish has been fulfilled — his remains were turned into bait.
The family of Pete Hodge, who died last month at the age of 61, said the fisherman made plans for his cremated remains to be turned into fish food after he was diagnosed with terminal motor neuron disease, The Daily Mail reported Wednesday.
Hodge’s widow, Caroline, said her husband’s ashes were mixed with a special ground bait for his friends and family to use while fishing in the River Huntspill.
“Pete always said that when he died he wanted his ashes to be mixed in with ground bait,” Caroline Hodge said. “He wanted the fish to gobble him up so he could swim up and down the river after his death.”
“When he got ill a couple of years ago, he put it in writing that that was what he wanted,” she said. “Everything that he wished for was done right down to the last detail.”
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