Species other than carp
Linear Oxford has gained its reputation as a quality carp venue but, as we say every year, the other species are being neglected. All of the waters contain some superb tench and double figure specimens have been caught from many different waters. Double figure bream have been caught from Hardwick Lake/Smiths Pool, Manor Farm and St. Johns but of the three Hardwick/Smiths Pool holds the largest head of bream.
St. Johns also holds some very big catfish for the UK and a number of large fish have been caught from the water, in fact during 2012 a lake record catfish of 81lb was landed! Most of the lakes can provide excellent pike fishing and you will see in the pages of this website that we plan to run our own pike matches during 2013 and 2014. Whatever you fish for you will be welcome on our waters and we look forward to seeing you there.