Will it be ac­cepted as a record?

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THE British Record Fish Com­mit­tee have said they will con­sider the Holme Fen fish for a legi­mate British record.

BRFC sec­re­tary Mike

Heylin said: “I knew ‘Cap­tain Jack’ had been caught pre­vi­ously over the record, and was dis­ap­pointed that the pre­vi­ous cap­tor wanted to re­main anony­mous and not claim it.

“I am glad to hear the lat­est cap­tor will be do­ing so, although we haven’t re­ceived any pa­pers yet.

“When we do, we will give it full con­sid­er­a­tion, and from what I know of the his­tory of the fish and the fish­ery, so far I don’t know of any­thing which would de­bar it au­to­mat­i­cally.

“Although it was stocked at a high weight, it has lived nat­u­rally now for quite a few years, gain­ing nearly 30 lb in that time.

“We could be in for a re­peat of the time when Two Tone was caught a num­ber of times at in­creas­ingly big­ger weights, to push the record up,” he added.

The current carp record is held by The Par­rot at 68 lb

1 oz, caught by Dean Fletcher at Was­ing Es­tate, Berk­shire, in Jan­uary 2016, but the fish died ear­lier this year.

Two Tone pre­vi­ously held the record, caught at Kent’s Con­ning­brook Lakes at a max­i­mum weight of 67 lb

8 oz. It is also dead.

A claim made last year by Tom Do­herty for ‘Big Rig’, at 69 lb 3 oz from RH Fish­eries, Shrop­shire, was re­jected by the claims com­mit­tee, as it had been ar­ti­fi­cially reared to al­most record weight be­fore be­ing re­leased into more nat­u­ral sur­round­ings.

She was sub­se­quently caught at 71 lb 4 oz, but died this sum­mer.

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