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JAN­UARY 13 Dean Fletcher catches the Par­rot from Berk­shire’s Was­ing Es­tate. It weighs 68lb 1oz, ac­cord­ing to fish­ery scales.

Jan­uary 25 Cam­bridgeshire County Coun­cil Trad­ing Stan­dards tests the scales us­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised weights. They are found to be ac­cu­rate.

Fe­bru­ary 3 A copy of the Trad­ing Stan­dards cer­tifi­cate ver­i­fy­ing the scales’ ac­cu­racy is re­ceived by the Bri­tish Record Fish Com­mit­tee.

Fe­bru­ary 4 The BRFC ac­cepts the tests car­ried out on the scales, and the process of of­fi­cial ver­i­fi­ca­tion be­gins.

June 7 The BRFC meets to ver­ify its lat­est batch of claims, in­clud­ing the carp record.

June 18 Dean Fletcher re­ceives a cer­tifi­cate con­firm­ing his new, of­fi­cial, record.

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