With her monstrous size and incredible appetite, she has enticed more anglers than you could shake a rod at.
But the Fat Lady, thought to be the largest freshwater fish in Britain, has finally moved on to the great lake in the sky.The body of the 61lb 6oz mirror carp was found floating on the surface close to the Cambridgeshire spot dubbed Fatty’s Point in her honour.
She was more than 30 years old, was caught about 200 times, and leaves a community in mourning.
Gordon Howes, owner of the St Ives Lakes fishery that was her home, blames her demise on the stress of rapid weather changes in recent weeks.
The recent mix of hot and cold conditions meant the female fish aborted spawning several times and the stress is thought to have brought about her untimely end.
The Fat Lady - who had been caught and set free dozens of times in her lifetime - has now been buried next to her bank.
Anglers used to travel from around the country to her home at St Ives Lakes, Cambridgeshire, in a bid to land the fish, which became an object of obsession for many.
She had only taken over the mantle of Britain's biggest freshwater fish a year ago following the death of the legendary 67lbs Two Tone at a fishery in Kent.
The Fat Lady's death has led to anglers flooding fishing forums with tribute messages.
The Fat Lady is the fourth well-known monster carp to die in the last two years.
In 2009 Benson, a common carp weighing 64lb 2oz, was found dead at a fishery near Peterborough.
And last year Heather the Leather carp died aged about 50 at Yateley, Hants, having gained a top weight of 52lb. Her death was soon followed by Two Tone.
The current world carp record stands at 99lb and was caught by British angler Ambrose Smith at a lake in Dijon, France, in June 2009.