Rules for Hunts Corner Pond

It is Linear’s policy to be fair and honest with the visitors to their waters and for this reason we have no silly rules. Very few visitors are banned from the waters or told to leave but the bailiffs will send anglers away if they blatantly disregard the rules that we do have. For instance anglers have been told to leave after parking their vehicles on the grass having driven past notices saying they should not do so, unloading their tackle in unauthorised places where there could be a danger to themselves or others, lighting fires on the bank, being abusive and spoiling the fishing for others, leaving their rods unattended and leaving litter. Linear is now operating a zero tolerance policy to any acts of aggression or abuse towards its bailiffs and staff.

  1. One rod only.
  2. Day fishing only on Hunts Pond – No night fishing. (See below for gate locking times).
  3. You must possess a "Hunts Corner Pond" ticket to fish this water. These tickets are non transferable to other Linear waters. (Tickets are obtainable on the bankside from Linear Bailiffs).
  4. Barbless hooks or micro-barbs only.
  5. Maximum size-14 pole elastic.
  6. No floater fishing.
  7. All anglers must have a landing net and unhooking mat with them to fish this water.
  8. All fish to be returned to the water immediately after capture (except in official matches).
  9. No keepnets or sacks allowed (keepnets allowed in official matches only).
  10. No more than 30lb in each keepnet (matches only).
  11. Silver fish, tench and perch must be kept in a separate keepnet from any carp during matches.
  12. Do not hold fish in towels.
  13. No braided mainline or rigs allowed.
  14. There are no bait restrictions but please use any bait in moderation (bailiffs discretion applies in this case).
  15. All litter and discarded line MUST be removed from you swim when you leave the fishery.
  16. Unused bait must not be left on the bankside or thrown in after you finish fishing. Please take all unused bait home with you.
  17. No fishing between swims - Please respect anglers fishing in the adjacent peg or across from you.
  18. Please do not disturb the anglers fishing Hunts Corner Lake.
  19. No reserving of pegs for other anglers.
  20. No swimming or wading.
  21. You must not leave your rod unattended.
  22. You must hold a current E.A. Rod Licence.
  23. No fish to be taken onto the site from outside sources.
  24. No transferring of fish between waters – No fish to be taken away or killed.
  25. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  26. No driving or parking on the grass at any of the Linear waters.
  27. No dogs except on a lead and under control.
  28. Anglers fishing Oxlease or Hunts Corner Lake and Pond must wait in the main Hardwick car park until the gates to the above mentioned waters are opened. Do Not block the Oxlease or park along the track adjacent to Newlands Angling Club.
  29. Gates will be locked at 6pm from Oct 1st until end of Feb and 9pm from March 1st until end of Sept.
  30. Please ensure you leave the water half an hour before the above times to ensure you don’t get locked in.

Day tickets are available from the Linear Bailiffs who patrol the waters regularly. You may start fishing at your chosen lake when you arrive and pay the bailiffs when they come around. It is not necessary to book swims on the fishery - we do not take bookings - just turn up and pay the bailiffs on the bank. There is usually room on our day ticket waters at the busiest of times. The highest possible standard of behaviour will be expected from all.


Terms and Conditions

Linear Fisheries [Oxford] Ltd excludes liability for loss or damage to vehicles or property caused by circumstances outside our reasonable control or that of our agents or employees.

Except in the case of death or personal injury caused by negligence, our liability under or in connection with this agreement, whether arising in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, shall not exceed the sum of £15,000,000.

Neither party shall be liable to the other party in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any loss, damage, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred or suffered by the other party of any indirect or consequential nature including without limitation any economic loss, profits, business or goodwill.