The record-breaking Clarissa was found in a pond near Ross on Wye in Herefordshire. She weighed 44lb, which beat the previous record by nearly 13lb. She was caught by Richard Walker in 1952 and lived at ZSL London Zoo Aquarium until 1972. Clarissa’s record stood until 1980 when it was beaten by a fish weighing 51½ lb.
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