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1902 17lb 8oz, Otto Over­beck, Croxby Pond 1916 20lb 3oz, John An­drews, Cheshunt Reser­voir 1926 21lb 10oz, A. E. Wy­att, War­ren Pond 1930 26lb, Al­bert Buck­ley, Map­per­ley Reser­voir 1951 31lb 4oz, Bob Richards, Red­mire Pool 1952 44lb, Richard Walker, Red­mire Pool. This mas­sive com­mon, named Ravi­oli by Dick, be­came known as Clarissa when it was put on dis­play at Lon­don Zoo Aquar­ium. 1980 51lb 5oz, Chris Yates, Red­mire Pool. This is an un­of­fi­cial record, as the Bri­tish Record Fish Com­mit­tee’s rules at the time stated the fish must be in­spected. Pho­to­graphic ev­i­dence was not deemed enough for an of­fi­cial record, but Dick Walker asked for it to be for­mally ac­cepted. He said of his own cap­ture: “It is now sec­ond best. There is no sat­is­fac­tion be­ing a record-holder if you have been fairly beaten.” 1995 53lb 15oz and then 55lb 6oz, Roddy Porter and Alex White, Mid Northants Fish­ery. The fish, known as the Scaly One, broke the record twice in a year at Dun­can Kay’s fa­mous venue. 1996 55lb 13oz, Terry Hearn, Wrays­bury. This cap­ture of the mir­ror known as Mary will go down as one of the most iconic of the modern era, and firmly es­tab­lished Terry as an an­gling great. “None of us knew what the ex­act record was,” said Terry at the time. “When I heard I’d bro­ken the record I couldn’t be­lieve it.” 1998 56lb 6oz, Kev Cum­mins, Wrays­bury. Kev’s sec­ond cap­ture of Mary beat the record by 9oz. 2001 59lb 7oz, Terry Glebioska, Con­ning­brook. The first cap­ture of Two Tone, a fish that was to break the record no fewer than eight times. 2001 59lb 12oz, Mark Toland, Con­ning­brook 2001 61lb 2oz, Gary Bayes, Con­ning­brook 2002 61lb 7oz, Lee Jack­son, Con­ning­brook 2004 64lb 5oz, John Pack, Con­ning­brook 2005 64lb 14oz, Si­mon Bater, Con­ning­brook April 2008 67lb, John Bird, Con­ning­brook Au­gust 2008 67lb 8oz, Oz Hol­ness, Con­ning­brook. Last record held by Two Tone, which died two years later Jan­uary 2016 68lb 1oz, Dean Fletcher, Cran­wells. This is the cur­rent record and was set by the Par­rot, which died last week Septem­ber 2016 69lb 13oz, Tom Do­herty, the Av­enue. Not rat­i­fied by the BRFC due to the high weight the fish was stocked at Oc­to­ber 2016 71lb 4oz, Robby Har­ri­son, the Av­enue. No record claim sub­mit­ted fol­low­ing the de­ci­sion re­gard­ing the Tom Do­herty cap­ture

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