Mark Slade has hooked a magnificent 40lb 20z mirror carp at Celtic Lakes Resort, Frisby.
Slade, the venue's tackle proprietor, snared the fish during an overnight session."I had been watching a few fish in the corner of the lake by the sailing club for a couple of days and I was desperate to get on them.
"A last-minute change of circumstances allowed me to do a quick overnighter and the fish came at around 10pm.
"Chay Jackson (fishery manager) didn't believe me when I said how big it was and refused to come out to take pictures!"
Philip Young, of Leicester, was also in form at Celtic Lakes and landed a 21lb mirror and a decent bream.
Phil Hull (Lanes Bait & Tackle) took top honours in the Wednesday Kobra Open at Dynamite Lakins. On lake two, he took 79-10 to finish ahead of Ben Lockwood (Sensas 04), who caught 79-00 of carp.
Third was John Adamson (Kobra Feeders & Levas) with 63-12.
The Thursday Kobra Open at Lakins, fished on the crater and snake lakes, was won by Leicester's Andy Searle, 75-10, from another Leicester man, Tom Neil, 70-02.
Fish were hard to catch during Wreake AC's match on the canal at Great Bowden. Neil Halliwell was top with 3-10, from Steve Fletcher, 2-8, Chris Skinner, 2-6, Mick Stevens, 2-4, and Brian Hoyle, 2-0.
At Eyebrook Trout Fishery, Roger Hubbard, of Market Harborough, took the heaviest rainbow of the season, 13-11, while boat-fishing in Dogwood Bay.
Maurice Tinsley, of Long Clawson, accompanied by Stuart Clemons, managed to land around 60 fish on their visit.
Season-ticket holder Nev Welsh, of Leicester Forest East, caught a personal-best rainbow of 9-14 while boat-fishing off Stoke Dry.
The Rutland Bank has been a hot-spot for many visiting anglers and Graham Carey, of Oakham, fished the Willows area and took an 8-2 rainbow.
Nigel Spooner, of Little Stretton, caught five rainbows for 13-0 and Leicester's John Harratt landed a number of quality rainbows up to 5-0.
The 17th annual Barbel Angling Show will take place on June 3 at the Barcelo Hinckley Island Hotel. Special guest will be John Wilson.