News

03 September 2015

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 22 swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two - Closed for the TVCM Match until Sunday about 2pm
Hardwick/Smiths - 36 swims free out of 42
St John's - 26 swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 9 swims free out of 19
Oxlease - 14 swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner - 4 swims free out of 10


General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for the Thames Valley Carp Masters from 9am Friday 4th September until about 2pm Sunday 6th September.


MNDA Fish with the Stars Charity Event

Two are still two unclaimed prizes from the MNDA Just Giving Raffle, Fish with the Stars. The 2nd and the 5th prize. Both tickets were purchased in March this year by a Simon Adams and a Adrian Ray. Only names were provided on the Just Giving page so we are unable to contact them.

Please contact: Len Gurd – len-gurd@linear-fisheries.co.uk


31 August 2015

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 26 swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two - 23 swims free out of 35
Hardwick/Smiths - 34 swims free out of 42
St John's - 23 swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 13 swims free out of 19
Oxlease - 26 swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner - 6 swims free out of 10


30 August 2015

2015 Charity Raffle Tickets Now On Sale.

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5:30pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 35 swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two - 22 swims free out of 35
Hardwick/Smiths - 35 swims free out of 42
St John's - 30 swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 14 swims free out of 19
Oxlease - 32 swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner - 7 swims free out of 10


29 August 2015

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Still busy around the complex but not quite as bad as yesterday.
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5:30pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 8 swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two - 6 swims free out of 35
Hardwick/Smiths - 23 swims free out of 42
St John's -11 swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 5 swims free out of 19
Oxlease - 4 swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner - 2 swims free out of 10


28 August 2015

General

**Swim Availability Update * *

The complex is very busy at the moment, but there are swims available as detailed below. We would advise anyone coming down tomorrow to leave until late morning or midday as there are quite a few due off tomorrow but most aren't due off until midday onwards.

Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Friday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.

Brasenose-One - 4
Brasenose-Two - 4
Hardwick/Smiths - 16
St John's - 9
Manor Farm - 5
Oxlease - 2
Hunts Corner - 1


27 August 2015

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.

Brasenose-One - 14
Brasenose-Two - 14
Hardwick/Smiths - 31
St John's - 20
Manor Farm - 9
Oxlease - 8
Hunts Corner - 4


General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for the Thames Valley Carp Masters from 9am Friday 4th September until about 2pm Sunday 6th September.


General

**Cash Payments**
We are still having major signal issues with all mobile devices down at the complex and unfortunately this is affecting our ability to take card payments. Some payments are going through but it is very unpredictable and is affecting the whole complex. Can we please advise anyone visiting the site to bring cash or if you do wish to try paying by card be ready to take a trip to the local cash machine if it doesn't work. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Oxlease Lake

Lee Fairall landed two fish up to 30lb 06oz using plastic banoffee dumbbell pop-ups fished at about 40-yards over a bed of maggots, hemp, maize, ground baits and pellets soaked in polony oil.

Paul Yorke had mirrors of 20.01 and 27.11 during a recent session using zig rigs.

Matt Bennett landed a 24lb 08oz mirror using CCMoore boilies.

Adrian Chowns caught four fish during a 48-hour session, this included a 21lb common along with mirror weighing 23.08, 25.08 and 29lb 08oz.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Reece Buttery landed a 19lb 11oz mirror using CCMoore live system boilies. Fishing with him was Lewis Brooks who caught a very impressive looking 30lb 01oz mirror.

Alan Williams had a 28lb 08oz mirror using Mainline hybrid wafters.

Ryan Powell had a pretty 17lb 12oz mirror using a krill pop-up fished on a hinged stiff rig.

And Peter Rowland landed eight fish from a close range marginal spot, the biggest going 20lb


Hunts Corner Lake

Josh spent a whole week trying different lakes around the complex before settling on Hunts where he landed eight fish including two new PB's. His biggest fish weighed 20.02, 20.08, 21.08, 26.08 and 29lb.

And Andy Nuttall from Bury landed mirrors weighing 20lb, 23lb and 30lb, all his fish were caught using 18mm Mainline cell boilies fished to the far margin over a light scattering of freebies.


Guy Lakes

On Unity Lake Kevin Horton landed six fish using Retro Baits meaty garlic boilies fished over hemp and corn, his catch included three twenties.

And on Yeomans Lake, Wayne Cox had nine fish using Urban Baits nutcracker boilies and Avid Carp end tackle. He landed some real stunners during his session which was topped by an awesome 29lb heavily scaled mirror.


Brasenose Two

Tom Maker recently took a break from his tutorials to have a fish for himself, landing at least 50 fish to over 30lb using Sticky Baits gear.

Andrew Hughes and his daughter, Carys had a 16lb 07oz mirror whilst down on a tutorial with Chris Lowe.

Andrew Grant had eleven fish during a two night session, his catch included mirrors of 24lb, 22lb 05oz and 33lb 02oz, Andrew used maggots fished at 80-yards.

Twelve year old Max Whitehall landed nine fish during a recent 48-hour session, his catch included a cracking 32lb 08oz mirror using Sticky Baits krill wafters.

And Andrew Cetti had a nice 20lb mirror during his first visit to the water.


Brasenose One

And on Brasenose-One, Declan Harris fished a short tutorial with Hinders boss Bryan Jarrett. Declan used various Hinders baits fished in solid bags landing a 17.08 common along with an 18lb mirror.


Manor Farm Lake

Karl Wade had a 23lber using Richworth S-Core boilies.

And Linear Bailiff, Scott Phillips landed a 22.02 common along with a 24lb 02oz mirror using Sticky Baits krill boilies.


St Johns Pool

Wayne Cadle recently fished St. Johns landing a couple of lovely doubles using Deep Blue Particles fully-loaded mix at about 60 yards range.


24 August 2015

General

**Latest News**

The following news has come from reports sent into us over the last week to ten days.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool has definitely been the lake to be on lately with loads of fish being caught.

Jonny Robins from the Cast Away Cancer Charity got amongst them with two stunners weighing 14lb 10oz and 23lb. Jonny used Bang Tidy Baits KC70 wafters fished over a bed of hemp, sweetcorn and boilies.

Mark Higson had two fish weighing 16lb and 24lb 08oz.

Linear bailiff, Dave Austin had two bream a tench along with ten carp up to 27lb 12oz.

Dan Williams had three fish up to 21lb using surface tactics.

Tom Holdway recently spent 48-hours on the water, landing six carp. His catch included a 26lb common along with mirrors weighing 15lb, 20lb, 24lb, 27lb and 31lb 07oz.

Alex Lee had five fish during a 24-hour session topped by a scaly 23lb 04oz mirror. Alex had one off the bottom whilst the rest fell to surface baits.

And Paul Monaghan had a mirrors of 20lb and 23lb whilst fishing with his son who landed his first ever carp weighing 12lb 08oz and is now well and truly hooked!


Oxlease Lake

Robert Haughton from Wigan landed two nice fish during a recent session, his catch was made up by a 26lb 04oz mirror and a new PB 32lb 08oz mirror. This was the third time he'd beat his PB at Linear this year.

And James from Swindon had a 14lb mirror.


Unity Lake

Steve Jarrett had four tench up to 9lb 06oz along with ten carp, his catch included his first ever ghostie weighing 20lb 06oz and a new PB 33lb mirror.


Hunts Corner Lake

Jon Bailey had a couple of scaly doubles during a recent session.


St Johns Pool

Nine year old Jake Higson set a new PB when he landed a lovely 23lb 08oz mirror during his first trip to the water.


Manor Farm Lake

Robert Barnes landed two doubles along with a 26.14 common along with mirrors of 27.08 and 28.08. All Rob's fish came during a 24-hour session using Bankside Tackle D-Liver boilies.

And Jamie Downey from Rhymney, South Wales landed a cracking 26lb 06oz common.


Brasenose Two

Russell Davies from Fareham had a very impressive 16lb mirror during a recent trip.

And whilst having a tutorial with Andy Ormrod, Martin Willis and his son Oscar landed eight fish with Oscar landing the biggest weighing 21lb 08oz. All the fish were caught using a single grain of fake corn fished over a bed of corn, vitalin and hemp.


Brasenose One

Fishing together Sam Willis and Samantha Stevens had a few nice doubles during a recent session.

Joe Cavill had a cracking 22lb common using Hinders nutz boilies topped with pop-up corn soaked in betalin.

Alex Brown, who was fishing with his five year old son Oscar had a very nice 25lb mirror just before bringing in his last rod.

Matthew Andrews had an 18lb common along with mirrors weighing 28.03, 17.12 and 18lb, all caught using bottom baits fished over a baited area.


23 August 2015

General

**Cash Payments**
We are still having major signal issues with all mobile devices down at the complex and unfortunately this is affecting our ability to take card payments. Some payments are going through but it is very unpredictable and is affecting the whole complex. Can we please advise anyone visiting the site to bring cash or if you do wish to try paying by card be ready to take a trip to the local cash machine if it doesn't work. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.

Brasenose-One - 22
Brasenose-Two - 13
Hardwick/Smiths - 32
St John's - 16
Manor Farm - 13
Oxlease - 18
Hunts Corner - 6


22 August 2015

General

**Swim Availability Update * *

Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.

Brasenose 1 - 15
Brasenose 2 - 13
Hardwick/Smiths - 19
St John's - 14
Manor Farm - 10
Oxlease 12
Hunts Corner - 5


General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**
Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for the Thames Valley Carp Masters from 9am Friday 4th September until about 2pm Sunday 6th September.


21 August 2015

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Friday. Obviously they will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose 1 - 5
Brasenose 2 - 4
Hardwick smiths - 27
St John's - 13
Manor Farm - 6
Oxlease - 3
Hunts corner - 1


20 August 2015

General

**Children Under 12 Fish for Free**

Just a reminder that if your child is under 12 years of age and fishes from the same swim as a paying adult, then they fish for free. This only applies during school holidays and weekends.


General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose 1 - 16
Brasenose 2 - 13
Hardwick/Smiths - 25
St John's - 13
Manor Farm - 8
Oxlease - 13
Hunts - 2


General

**Swim Availability Update **

Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.

Brasenose 1 24
Brasenose 2 16
Hardwick smiths 31
St John's 14
Manor Farm 6
Oxlease 10
Hunts 3


19 August 2015

General

**Cash Payments**
We are still having major signal issues with all mobile devices down at the complex and unfortunately this is affecting our ability to take card payments. Some payments are going through but it is very unpredictable and is affecting the whole complex. Can we please advise anyone visiting the site to bring cash or if you do wish to try paying by card be ready to take a trip to the local cash machine if it doesn't work. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


18 August 2015

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

Gaunts Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 17th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 21st Aug.

Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for the Thames Valley Carp Masters from 9am Friday 4th September until about 2pm Sunday 6th September.


General

**Cash Payments**

We are still having major signal issues with all mobile devices down at the complex and unfortunately this is affecting our ability to take card payments. Some payments are going through but it is very unpredictable and is affecting the whole complex. Can we please advise anyone visiting the site to bring cash or if you do wish to try paying by card be ready to take a trip to the local cash machine if it doesn't work. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


General

**The following catch reports are from fish reported to us over the last week to ten days**


St Johns Pool

Daggi Pericleous from Doncaster had a stunning 32lb 12oz mirror.

Nick Goode had fish weighing 17lb, 29.02, 21.08 and 26lb during a recent two days session.

Bradley Phillips had a lovely 22lb common using Evolution yellow corn stacks fished of a bed of particles.

And Paul King landed a 19lb mirror followed by two new PB's, the first was a 30lb linear mirror followed by a 34lb 12oz mirror.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Pete Wilson had five fish using Richworth S-core boilies, his biggest two weighed 19.08 and 24lb.

Steve Cliff landed 16 fish up to over 26lb using Sticky Baits krill bottom baits fished at about 80 yards over a bed over krill boilies and bloodworm pellets soaked in Aqua Amino.

Rob Joyce had five fish recently using Blakes Baits krinella boilies.


Guy Lakes

On Gaunts Lake, Steven Cartwright landed five fish up to 38lb 06oz using Pioneer Bait Solutions boilies.

Whilst on Unity Lake, local angler Wayne Cox had 15 carp and nine tench using Urban Baits nutcracker boilies. His biggest fish was one of the big ghosties known as "Apollo" at 35lb 07oz.


Brasenose Two

Duanne Hill had mirror of 17.02 along with "Split Tail" at 34lb 06oz.

Rob McDonnell land a 20lb 02oz mirror during a quick overnight session.

And Shaun Aitken landed fish weighing 21.06 and 19.09.


Brasenose One

David Whitehouse had a very nice 30lb 04oz mirror along with two others using fake corn fished at 60 yards over a heavily baited area.

Ash Phillips had a lovely 23lb 14oz mirror.

Joshua Kay landed a chunky 34lb mirror during a recent session.


Oxlease Lake

Justin Borman landed a 15lb mirror along with a new PB 30lb 02oz mirror.

Eight year old Amy Long had a cracking 21lb mirror whilst fishing with her father, Brendan.


Hunts Corner Lake

Dave Saunders only had one fish but it was a stunning 15lb mirror caught using Blakes Baits Krinella boilies.


Manor Farm Lake

Adrian Chowns had a cracking 20lb linear mirror using a cell wafter fished at about 50 yards range.

And Damien Linsey had five fish to low twenties fished to a baited area at just over 100 yards.


17 August 2015

General

** Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of about 5pm Monday evening. Obviously these figures will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 5
Brasenose-Two -2
Manor Farm Lake - 6
St. Johns Pool - 14
Hardwick/Smiths - 28
Oxlease Lake - 5
Hunts Corner Lake - 2


General

** Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 11am Monday morning. Obviously these figures will change but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - TBC shortly
Brasenose-Two -TBC shortly
Manor Farm Lake - 10
St. Johns Pool - 22
Hardwick/Smiths - 30
Oxlease Lake - 4
Hunts Corner Lake - 1


General

**Swim Availability**

The site has got much busier this morning as we've had a lot of people show up late yesterday evening and this morning so we will update availability again later this morning once we've completed our first rounds.


16 August 2015

General

** Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Sunday. obviously they will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.

Brasenose-One - 25
Brasenose-Two - 20
Manor Farm Lake - 14
St. Johns Pool - 31
Hardwick/Smiths - 33
Oxlease Lake - 22
Hunts Corner Lake - 4


15 August 2015

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**
Hunts Corner Pond will be closed all day Sunday the 16th of Aug for a Match. Hunts Lake will be open as normal.
Gaunts Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 17th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 21st Aug.
Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for the Thames Valley Carp Masters from 9am Friday 4th September until about 2pm Sunday 6th September.


General

**Cash Payments**

We are still having major signal issues with all mobile devices down at the complex and unfortunately this is affecting our ability to take card payments. Some payments are going through but it is very unpredictable and is affecting the whole complex. Can we please advise anyone visiting the site to bring cash or if you do wish to try paying by card be ready to take a trip to the local cash machine if it doesn't work. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


MNDA Fish with the Stars Charity Event

**Here are the lucky winners of the 2015 Linear Fisheries - MNDA Raffle**

The lucky winners will be contacted in due course and if you need a reminder of what the prizes were they are detailed below. Thank you to everyone that donated through Just Giving, nearly £3,500 of the grand total was raised by the raffle.

1st Prize - JASON SALTER.

2nd Prize - SIMON ADAMS.

3rd Prize - CERI SMITH.

4th Prize - MARK BIRCHMORE.

5th Prize - ADRIAN RAY.

6th Prize - STEVE BAXTER.


**Prizes are detailed below**

1st LINEAR GOLD TICKET:
A full years fishing for one on any of Linear’s popular day ticket waters at Oxford. This is a unique prize – as there are no annual permits available to the public. Does not include Hunts Corner Lake.

2nd FISHING FOR TWO IN FRANCE – INCLUDES SONUBAITS BAIT PACKAGE & FERRY CROSSING:
The Graviers Long Lake: Situated in the Dijon Valley. This lovely five acre lake is controlled by Luke Moffatt who operates the famous Graviers Fishery [home of a world record carp] The smaller Long Lake is now virtually un-fished but the fish are fed regularly by Luke who on rare occasions allows friends to fish there. It is around 50 meters distance from the famous Graviers Main Lake, allowing the winners of this prize to be shown around the larger water and speak to Luke, who has been running the two waters for over 14 years. …and who knows…the winners may even get to witness the capture of a new world record during the week!!
Heavily stocked, the smaller long lake is estimated to hold around 500 to 700 carp, up to 50 pounds. When the lake was open for fishing, it would regularly produce over 100 fish a week to 2 anglers, if baited correctly.
This prize is the fishing for two people on the Long Lake and a ticket for the ferry crossing for both them and one car. For the trip SonuBaits will provide 60 kilos (sixty) of their Code Red Boilies

3rd MEMBERSHIP OF THE FAMOUS GUY LAKES SYNDICATE:
One years membership - value £640. The syndicate comprises of three lakes, all very close together. All the lakes contain a high proportion of big carp and several different carp over 40 pounds have been caught from two of the lakes.

THREE SEPARATE RUNNER-UP PRIZES

48 hours fishing for two on any of the Linear Oxford Day Ticket waters. Does not include Hunts Corner Lake.

24 hours fishing for two on any of the Linear Oxford Day Ticket waters. Does not include Hunts Corner Lake.

48 hours fishing for one on any of the Linear Oxford Day Ticket waters. Does not include Hunts Corner Lake


14 August 2015

General

** Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Friday. Obviously they will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
St. John's - 19
Manor Farm - 8
Oxlease - 10
Hunts Corner - 1
Brasenose-One - 9
Brasenose-Two - 9
Hardwick/Smiths - 32


12 August 2015

MNDA Fish with the Stars Charity Event

This year's MNDA Charity Event has been an amazing success, we've definitely raised over £35,000 a figure which may rise to over £38k once everything is counted, including the Gift Aid. There are so many people who help to make this event possible, from the anglers who give up their time up to fish, to those who made donations to take part, the band, MNDA staff, the Linear Team and all those amazing individuals & companies that donated prizes, the list is massive - So to everyone involved here's a MASSIVE Thank You, it wouldn't be possible without you!!!

We'll announce the winners of the main raffle in due course and I'm sure you'll be seeing plenty of photos posted over the coming days.


General

** Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday. Obviously they will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
St. John's - 15
Manor Farm - 8
Oxlease - 13
Hunts Corner - 1
Brasenose-One - 28
Brasenose-Two - 26
Hardwick/Smiths - 38


Guy Lakes

**Yeomans Lake on the Guys Syndicate is now back open**

We still have a small amount of tree work to do around the syndicate but that will now probably take place next month. We will inform you of this work once it is booked but it won't involve closing a whole lake.


09 August 2015

General

** Swim Availability Update * *

Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Sunday. Obviously they will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
St John's 26
Manor Farm 12
Oxlease 28
Hunts Corner 4
Brasenose-1 Closed MNDA Charity Event - Will reopen about 2pm Wed
Brasenose-2 Closed MNDA Charity Event - Will reopen about 2pm Wed
Hardwick/Smiths Closed MNDA Charity Event - Will reopen about 2pm Wed


08 August 2015

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Saturday. Obviously they will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One 23
Brasenose-Two 13
Hardwick/Smiths 26
Manor Farm 13
St John's 15
Hunts Corner 2
Oxlease is closed for the BYCAC Junior match untill about 3pm Sunday afternoon.

**Please Note** Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA/Linear Pro-Am Charity Event from 6pm Sunday 9th Aug until about 3pm Wednesday 12th Aug.


06 August 2015

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-1 18
Brasenose -2 19
Hardwick/Smiths 32
St. John's 29
Manor Farm 10
Hunts Corner 2
Oxlease closed for the BYCAC match untill Sunday afternoon.


General

**Road Closure Wed 12th Aug**

We have been informed that part of the B4449 in-between the turning for South Leigh and Eynsham village will be closed for resurfacing on Wednesday 12th of August. Many of you will use this route so please be aware that you will need to take an alternative route, probably best to come down the A40 to Witney and then come up that way.


04 August 2015

Credit Card Machine

**Cash Payments**

We are still having major signal issues with all mobile devices down at the complex and unfortunately this is affecting our ability to take card payments. Some payments are going through but it is very unpredictable and is affecting the whole complex. Can we please advise anyone visiting the site to bring cash or if you do wish to try paying by card be ready to take a trip to the local cash machine if it doesn't work. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**
Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for the BYCAC Junior Championships from 6pm Sunday 2nd Aug until about 3pm Sunday 9th Aug.
Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA/Linear Pro-Am Charity Event from 6pm Sunday 9th Aug until about 3pm Wednesday 12th Aug.
Yeomans Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for tree cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 10th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 14th Aug.
Gaunts Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 17th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 21st Aug.


23 July 2015

General

**Swim Availability * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Thursday afternoon. These numbers Will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - 17
B2 - 16
Manor Farm - 9
St. Johns - 18
Oxlease - 11
Hunts - 2
Hardwick/Smiths - 32


Spawning

**All spawning has now finished on Manor Farm Lake**

There are no fish currently spawning at the complex.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

We recently had the Tenchfishers Club and Hardwick/Smiths for the weekend. They had a great trip landing decent tench, carp, roach and bream - Here are a few of the captures.

Bruce Ruscoe landed 17 tench fish weighing 8lb 08oz and 8lb 10oz, he also landed a 9lb 08oz bream and 24lb mirror.

Chris Stothard had five double figure mirrors.

John Syer had a 16lb 02oz mirror, 6lb 01oz tench and 10lb 05oz bream.

Anthony Chance had an 8lb tench on fake corn.

Ben Kennedy landed a 16lb 09oz mirror using worms.

And Steve Smith had a 24lb 10oz mirror on worms and also landed a 7lb 01oz male tench using centrepin and float tactics.


Brasenose One

Kevin Clarke landed a new PB 33lb 04oz mirror along with four other fish. Kev used Sticky Baits krill hook baits topped with plastic corn.

Ryan Tisdale from Shrewsbury landed six fish up to 27lb 02oz using Retro Baits maple & crab and mussel boilies along with hemp and corn.

Haydn Willmore set a new PB when he landed a 36lb 08oz mirror during a 48-hour session.

Matthew Went landed two fish using Richworth Type-R boilies, they weighed 29lb and 35lb 08oz.

And David Tomkinson had a 37lb 04oz mirror.


Brasenose Two

Tristan King had fish of 12lb, 23lb, 18lb and 20lb whilst fishing with Ben who landed a 24lb mirror, both anglers were using krill boilies.

Shaun Stanley had four fish including a new PB 23lb mirror using double pop-up corn as a hook bait.

Liam Gardner also landed a new Pb in the shape of a 27lb 03oz mirror using boilies and fake corn hook baits.

Jamie Walker from Whitby landed a number of fish during a tutorial with Andy Ormrod, this included his first ever zig caught carp weighing 18lb 08oz.

Olly Whitehall recently fished a 48-hour session with his son, Aidan. They both caught with Aidan landed fish up to 22lb 12oz with his dad's biggest weighing 23lb 01oz.


Manor Farm Lake

Jonathan Lloyd had a brilliant session recently using Blakes Baits Krinella pop-ups fished over a heavily baited area of corn, hemp, maggot, krinella, cml liquid and Blakes Baits cloudy spod mix. In total he landed eight fish topped by commons weighing 31lb and 32lb 08oz.


Oxlease Lake

Kev Hudson landed a very impressive 36lb 12oz new PB mirror during a 12-hour session.

And Lyndsy Fisher from Birmingham was amongst the big fish again, in fact they don't get any bigger at Linear. She landed the lakes biggest known resident common at a complex record weight of 52lb 14oz, this was also her new PB.


Hunts Corner Lake

Graeme Cheetham has been back on Hunts Corner Lake, this time landing 12 fish. The biggest weighed 30lb 03oz and is the fifth thirty he's landed from the water this year.


Guy Lakes

On Yeomans Lake, Birmingham angler Rob Dawes had the "Dark Common" at 29lb 12oz.

Whilst on Unity Lake, Howard Lee had eight fish during a 48-hour session using Nash Baits Manchester Specials.

On Gaunts Lake, Lee Beaven from Wiltshire had a 27lb mirror during a quick overnight session.

And also on Gaunts, Dale Glover had a couple of fish using Xcelbaits KSC boilies, the biggest weighed 25lb 01oz.


21 July 2015

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**
Swims 10-14 will be closed on St. Johns from Wed 22nd until Fri 24th for filming.
Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 27th July until roughly 5pm Friday 31st July.
Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for the BYCAC Junior Championships from 6pm Sunday 2nd Aug until about 3pm Sunday 9th Aug.
Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA/Linear Pro-Am Charity Event from 6pm Sunday 9th Aug until about 3pm Wednesday 12th Aug.
Yeomans Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for tree cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 10th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 14th Aug.
Gaunts Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 17th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 21st Aug.


20 July 2015

Oxlease Lake

**52lb Common from Oxlease Lake**

We've had a phone call from Linear regular, Linzi Fisher letting us know that she had the big common at just over 52lb from Oxlease Lake over the weekend. We didn't catch the exact weight but if it's over 52lb that will be a new complex record for Linear, in fact that will make the last two Linear records have fallen to lady anglers! More details and photos when we receive them.


19 July 2015

General

**Swim Availability * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Sunday afternoon. These numbers Will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - 32
B2 - 27
Manor Farm - 7
St. Johns - 28
Oxlease - 23
Hunts - 8
Hardwick/Smiths - 36


18 July 2015

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**
Hardwick/Smiths: Will be closed from 9am Friday 17th July until about 3pm Sunday 19th July for the "Tenchfishers Club".
Swims 10-14 will be closed on St. Johns from Wed 22nd until Fri 24th for filming.
Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 27th July until roughly 5pm Friday 31st July.
Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for the BYCAC Junior Championships from 6pm Sunday 2nd Aug until about 3pm Sunday 9th Aug.
Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA/Linear Pro-Am Charity Event from 6pm Sunday 9th Aug until about 3pm Wednesday 12th Aug.
Yeomans Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for tree cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 10th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 14th Aug.
Gaunts Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 17th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 21st Aug.


17 July 2015

General

**Swim Update 5:30pm**

Not much point putting numbers up today as although there are a handful of swims free, the site is as good as full. Please don't travel down this evening or first thing in morning. There are anglers due off from midday tomorrow onwards except B-2 where most are paid until Sunday and Hardwick/Smiths which doesn't re-open until about 2pm Sunday.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We had expected this weekend to be quieter with people taking their children away at the start of the summer holidays, unfortunately this doesn't seem tom be the case. We will of course put another update on the page tomorrow afternoon.


16 July 2015

General

**Swim Availability * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Thursday afternoon. These numbers Will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - 13
B2 - 12
Manor Farm - 6
St. Johns - 24
Oxlease - 16
Hunts - 5
Hardwick/Smiths - This lake is closed from 9am Friday 17th July until about 3pm Sunday the 19th for the Tenchfishers Fish-In.


15 July 2015

Oxlease Lake

Lewis Trigg and his little brother Frank fished the complex for the first time recently. They had an amazing five day session with Frank landing five fish including a new PB 28lb 06oz mirror with Lewis catching 24 fish up to 28lb 10oz.

Bradley Phillips had four fish up to 28lb 02oz using Sandhurst Baits boilies and Evolution Carp Tackle corn stacks, these were fished over a bed of particles and maggots.

Jamie Standbridge had three real stunners from the water recently weighing 17.14, 21.10 and 12.11.

Lee Fairall recently slipped his net under a new PB 26lb 03oz mirror using a Mainline salty squid pop-up fished at close range. Lee fished the bait as a single whilst setting his gear up at the start of his session.

James Geeson landed thirteen fish during a recent 48-hour tutorial with Tom Maker, his biggest was a new PB weighing 37lb 08oz.

And John Biles landed a lovely 38lb mirror using a balanced CCMoore particle bait fished over a baited area.


Manor Farm Lake

Luke Warr had two commons fishing over a bed of corn and pellets, the two fish weighed 27.08 and 22.02.

Gareth Oaten provided once again that "Kempy's Linear" can't refuse a tench anglers bait when he landed the big mirror at a spawned out weight of 41lb 03oz. This is the fourth time in a row that the big old mirror has fallen to the rods of a tench angler.

Lewis recently fished a 48 hour session and was rewarded with a very nice 33lb 03oz common.

And fishing together Paul Hare and Lisa Dineen have landed some cracking fish during two recent session. Lisa has had a few carp and tench up to 19lb whilst Paul has had a 31lb 14oz mirror, an 11lb tench and "Spike", spawned out at 36lb 08oz.


St Johns Pool

Jae Wright had a lovely 14lb 14oz common.

Martin Corless and Adam Kirk both made sure they didn't blank after a 435 round trip, Martin had a 19lb 06oz ghostie with Adam landing a 15lb 06oz linear mirror.

And Dan Welch, who hadn't fished the complex in over five years showed he hadn't forgotten how to catch from St. Johns landing six fish including two low thirty mirrors.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Joe Cavill had mirrors of 18lb and 20lb during a recent day session.

Local angler, Stuart Colling landed a PB 7lb 04oz tench along with a cracking 18lb 08oz linear mirror, both fish fell to 14mm strawberry and coconut cream hook baits.

Linear Bailiff, Scott Phillips had four fish up to 24lb 10oz using Sticky Baits krill boilies.

And Ben Phillips landed a couple of pretty doubles during a weekend session.


Gaunts Lake

Sawbridgeworth angler, Dave Devoil landed three fish up to 28lb 08oz during his first trip to the syndicate.


Brasenose One

Shane Cutler who was fishing the complex for the first time landed a new PB 38lb mirror. Fishing with him was his mate, Steve who also caught landing mirrors of 22lb and 15lb.


General

**Children Under 12 Fish for Free**

With the school holidays nearly upon us please don't forget that if your child is under 12 years of age and fishes from the same swim as a paying adult, then they fish for free.


13 July 2015

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

Hardwick/Smiths: Will be closed from 9am Friday 17th July until about 3pm Sunday 19th July for the "Tenchfishers Club".

Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 27th July until roughly 5pm Friday 31st July.

Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for the BYCAC Junior Championships from 6pm Sunday 2nd Aug until about 3pm Sunday 9th Aug.

Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA/Linear Pro-Am Charity Event from 6pm Sunday 9th Aug until about 3pm Wednesday 12th Aug.

Yeomans Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for tree cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 10th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 14th Aug.

Gaunts Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 17th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 21st Aug.


11 July 2015

General

**Swim Availability **
The site is very busy at the moment - Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of about 4:30pm Saturday afternoon. These numbers will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you an indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - Closed for BCAC Semi Final (will reopen about 2pm Sunday)
B2 - Closed for BCAC Semi Final (will reopen about 2pm Sunday)
Manor Farm - 10
St. John's - 12
Oxlease - 7
Hunts - 2
Hardwick/Smiths - 11


10 July 2015

General

**Swim Availability **
The site is very busy at the moment - Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of about 5:30pm Friday evening. These numbers will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you an indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - Closed for BCAC Semi Final (will reopen about 2pm Sunday)
B2 - Closed for BCAC Semi Final (will reopen about 2pm Sunday)
Manor Farm - 5
St. John's - 14
Oxlease - Full
Hunts - 2
Hardwick/Smiths - 11


General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

Brasenose-One and Brasenose-Two will both be closed from 9am Friday 10th July until about 3pm Sunday 12th July for the BCAC semi-finals.

Hardwick/Smiths: Will be closed from 9am Friday 17th July until about 3pm Sunday 19th July for the "Tenchfishers Club".

Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 27th July until roughly 5pm Friday 31st July.

Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for the BYCAC Junior Championships from 6pm Sunday 2nd Aug until about 3pm Sunday 9th Aug.

Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA/Linear Pro-Am Charity Event from 6pm Sunday 9th Aug until about 3pm Wednesday 12th Aug.

Yeomans Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for tree cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 10th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 14th Aug.

Gaunts Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 17th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 21st Aug.


Oxlease Lake

James Wiggett landed a new PB 30lb 08oz mirror using a pink pop-up.

Matthew Perring landed three very nice roach using worm, hemp, casters and amino pellets - All three fish were over 2lb.

Sam Goddard had a 29lb 06oz mirror using a 5ft zig cast to showing fish.

And Fishing together Russ Guise and his dad, Olley landed around twenty fish. Olley's biggest was over 20lb, whilst Russ landed a very impressive 38lb mirror.


Brasenose One

Oliver Cook had a low double along with a 24lb mirror.

Charlie Harvey had twelve fish during a 48-hour session that included a new PB 34lb mirror.

Aaron West from Essex had four fish up to 30lb 02oz using zig rigs.

Matt Cuff had several fish using bottom baits fished over a heavily spodded area. His catch included mirrors of 26.14 and 30.04.

Liam Morgan had twenty fish up to 30lb 01oz using zig rigs fished either just under the surface or over-depth.

And brother's Alex and Jack Brown landed a number of fish up to 33lb 05oz during a recent 48-hour session.


Guy Lakes

On Gaunts Lake, Steve Pawluck had thirteen fish up to 30lb 01oz using Pro baits UK squid and orange boilies with matching pellets in solid bags.

Whilst on Yeomans Lake, John Hampton had four fish including a 22.08 mirror and 28.04 common.

And Kevin Horton had seven fish up to 20lb 06oz using Retro Baits boilies.


St Johns Pool

Luke Frost had a stunning 19lb common during a recent trip to the water.


Hunts Corner Lake

Neil Ladkin had a 28lb 07oz mirror last week.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Robert Rudge had a very nice PB bream weighing 9lb 14oz.

Andy Gardener had two fish during a weekend session, the biggest 25lb.

Jamie Standbridge had mirrors of 13lb and 19lb 10oz.


Manor Farm Lake

Lee Hughes from Bromsgrove had three twenties up to 26.08 during a 24 hour session.


08 July 2015

General

**Please remember that both Brasenose-One and Brasenose-Two will both be closed from 9am this Friday 10th July until about 3pm Sunday 12th July for the BCAC semi-finals**


General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

Unity Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 6th July until roughly 5pm Friday 10th July.

Brasenose-One and Brasenose-Two will both be closed from 9am Friday 10th July until about 3pm Sunday 12th July for the BCAC semi-finals.

Hardwick/Smiths: Will be closed from 9am Friday 17th July until about 3pm Sunday 19th July for the "Tenchfishers Club".

Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 27th July until roughly 5pm Friday 31st July.

Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for the BYCAC Junior Championships from 6pm Sunday 2nd Aug until about 3pm Sunday 9th Aug.

Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA/Linear Pro-Am Charity Event from 6pm Sunday 9th Aug until about 3pm Wednesday 12th Aug.

Yeomans Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for tree cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 10th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 14th Aug.

Gaunts Lake (Guys Syndicate): The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 17th Aug until approx 4pm Friday 21st Aug.


07 July 2015

General

**Please remember that both Brasenose-One and Brasenose-Two will both be closed from 9am this Friday 10th July until about 3pm Sunday 12th July for the BCAC semi-finals**


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