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WELSH MAN MIGHT JUST HAVE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST... OYSTER!

Added: (Mon Sep 26 2005)

Pressbox (Press Release) - WELSH MAN MIGHT HAVE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST… OYSTER!

A local man from Menai Bridge is hopeful that he might soon be in the record books for a rather unusual accomplishment. Shaun Krijnen will face the Guinness World Record judges on 28 September to discover if he can boast one of his ‘assets’ as the biggest in the world.

Shaun believes he has a genuine contender to take the record for the world’s biggest Oyster. Amazingly the current record stands at a weight of 3.7kg and is held by an American grower. Shaun hopes that his oyster will put Wales back on the record-breaking map.

The official weigh-in will take place at Anglesey Arms in Anglesey at 12pm. The contest is open to anyone who fancies them self as a record breaker, and sponsors Welshpubs.net are encouraging people from all over the UK to enter.

The owner of the heaviest oyster on the day will win a trophy and £250. If the record is successfully beaten then the owner will win a further £250 and a place in the record books. All entrants will be able to celebrate with a free pint of JW Lees Bitter courtesy of Welshpubs.net.

Two of the judges on the panel are Dr Stephen Lockwood and Dr Eric Edwards from the National Seafish Authority. The doctors will be ensuring that all the oysters entered are healthy and are kept comfortable for the duration of the record attempt. Entrants are advised that oysters must be kept moist at all times whilst out of water but should not be kept out of water for more than 4 days.

The record attempt will celebrate the launch of the October Shellfish Festival. The annual event, taking place at the Trearddur Bay Hotel on Anglesey is in its tenth year and the celebrations kick off on 7 October.

For more information please contact Gareth Lucy or Michael Cooper at the J.W. Lees press office, Mason Williams on 0161 273 5923 or email: gareth@mason-williams.com / michael@mason-williams.com

Submitted by:Gareth Lucy
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