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**Upcoming Lake Closures**

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

**Oxlease Lake is closed until the morning of the 26th of April, more details on it's re-opening will be posted this week.**


Brasenose-two will be closed on Tuesday 2nd of May and Wednesday 3rd of May for line, weed and snag clearance. We have also temporarily closed peg 10 on B-2 due to what we believe to be a line-snag, that is cutting anglers lines. Hopefully we can find this when we do the work.


23 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 17 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 15 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease is currently closed but will re-open on the 26th of April.


22 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 1 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 14 Swims free out of 41
St John's 7 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 3 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease is currently closed but will re-open on the 26th of April.


21 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
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 7 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 7 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 9 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease is currently closed but will re-open on the 26th of April.


20 April 2017

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 3 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 4 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 7 Swims free out of 41
St John's 4 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 0 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease is currently closed but will re-open on the 26th of April.
The site is obviously very busy but there are plenty of anglers due off tomorrow, but there won't be many swims free when the gates get opened in the morning. So we would please ask that you don't arrive until late morning tomorrow at the earliest to avoid disappointment.


19 April 2017

Oxlease Lake

**Oxlease Lake Re-Opening 26th April**

We are pleased to announce that Oxlease Lake will re-open it's gates at 7:30am next Wednesday, the 26th of April. The fish are very active and seem in great condition, so we feel the time is right to re-open the water. The water has now been closed for 6-months so it will be great to see anglers back on the water!

If you are arriving next Wednesday morning then please park in an orderly fashion along the track leading up to Oxlease Lake. Please note this track runs adjacent to Newlands Angling Club's Specimen Lake, where there will be anglers fishing, so please park up quietly and respect those fishing there. Please also ensure that you all park to one side and leave enough room for the fishery 4x4 to come and open the gates in the morning.

We all look forward to seeing you back down on Oxlease next week.


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 One 4 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 2 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 4 Swims free out of 41
St John's 3 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease is currently closed but will re-open on the 26th of April.

The site is obviously very busy but there are plenty of anglers due off tomorrow, but there won't be many swims free when the gates get opened in the morning. So we would please ask that you don't arrive until late morning tomorrow at the earliest to avoid disappointment.


18 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 7 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


17 April 2017

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 30 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 19 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 16 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


16 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 18 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 23 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 17 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


15 April 2017

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 One 15 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 12 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 22 Swims free out of 41
St John's 9 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


14 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Friday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 3 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 6 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 3 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


Brasenose Two

**Lake Closure for two days in May**
Brasenose-two will be closed on Tuesday 2nd of May and Wednesday 3rd of May for line, weed and snag clearance. We have also temporarily closed peg 10 on B-2 due to what we believe to be a line-snag, that is cutting anglers lines. Hopefully we can find this when we do the work.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Jay landed a 26lb mirror, his only fish of a 48-hour session.

Harry Button, who has been down on work experience from Sparsholt, landed a new PB 34lb common.

And Nick Hart from Southport caught a number of fish during a recent session, his biggest two weighed 33lb 09oz and 31lb.


Brasenose Two

After landing a massive catfish from St. Johns Pool, David Whitehouse moved to Brasenose-Two where he went on to landed a very respectable 37lb 06oz mirror.

Also on B-2 was Kieran Chandler who landed mirrors of 18lb and 29lb.

And Adam Biddulph landed 38 fish up to 23lb 15oz fell to fake corn fished over a tightly baited area.


St Johns Pool

Chris Lowe topped a 25 fish session with a 28lb 08oz common, all caught using Sonubaits pellets, particles and code-red boilies.

Angie Lawley had a 21lb common and 35lb 10oz mirror using the same Sonubaits gear as Chris.

Fishing with Chris Lowe on a Tutorial was Ade who landed three fish up to 20lb, again on Sonubaits boilies, pellets and particles.

Michael Freeman had the very sought after Box Common at 45lb 04oz. He was using Bradshawbaits P'n'O boilies.

And David Whitehouse caught a 17lb common and 71lb 11oz catfish.


Brasenose One

Lucas had a four fish during a 48-hour session, this included a 26lb mirror and lovely 28lb 05oz common.

Craig Taylor had a 22lb 052oz fish.

Al Jackson had a 36lb 05oz PB mirror during his first ever trip to the fishery.

And whilst fishing with his father, Steven. Six year old Harry Shuck caught an impressive 20lb mirror during his first ever carp fishing trip.


Gaunts Lake

Tom Atkins recently caught a high twenty along with a 30lb 08oz fish.

Dave Pillman has landed a number of fish including a 27lb 08oz mirror and 32lb 08oz fish, all caught using Madbaits wicked whites & CTS boilies.

Rich Atkins topped an impressive session with a 32lb 04oz mirror and a 35lb 14oz mirror known as the 'Auntie Albert Fish'.

And Paul Allen had mirrors of 29lb and 30.03 along with a 30lb common, all caught using Oxford Baits GS crab boilies and corn.


Yeomans Lake

Neil Whipp continued his run of good form when he landed a 27lb mirror. Neil used DBP hemp and bloodworm liquid with Sterling Baits SP1 boilies.

And Joey Rose from Cheltenham landed a number of fish from the water using Oxford Carp Baits pear and banana 12mm pop-ups.


Manor Farm Lake

Dave Saunders landed five fish up to 27lb 10oz.

Lewis Gray set a new PB when he landed the much sought after 'Spike' weighing an impressive 46lb.

Adam Noblett landed seven carp during a recent session, his biggest weighed 31lb. He also landed an 8lb tench.

And Kev Hewitt enjoyed an amazing session on the water, in total he landed 33 fish up to 32lb 04oz, 29 of these fish weighed over 20lb. Kev used CC Moore live system boilies, corn and roasted nut partiblend.


Hunts Corner Lake

Aaron Maguire landed a very nice 23lb 08oz mirror using manila white-ones pop-ups.


13 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability**

There are a handful of swims free around the site, but for all intensive purposes the site if full. PLEASE do not travel down first thing tomorrow as you will be disappointed and have to wait. There are plenty of people due off tomorrow but most of them won't start leaving until around midday.

All things being well, we will have Oxlease Lake open ready for the next bank holiday at the end of the month, this should make it easier to find a swim. We'll confirm the opening date for Oxlease soon, but it's like it will be Wednesday 26th April.


12 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 3 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 4 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 5 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


11 April 2017

General

**Lake Closure for two days in May**
Brasenose-two will be closed on Tuesday 2nd of May and Wednesday 3rd of May for line, weed and snag clearance. We have also temporarily closed peg 10 on B-2 due to what we believe to be a line-snag, that is cutting anglers lines. Hopefully we can find this when we do the work.


General

**Special Offer for all Linear Fisheries Customers**

Linear Fisheries is selling the New Gardner Tackle Intensive Care Treatment, at a very low price. This Excellent product really should be a must for all anglers to carry in their kit bags. It is designed for treating cuts, sores or hook-holds on fish and comes highly recommended.
We are going to make this product available to all anglers that visit the site, for only £6, this very special offer will probably mean we actually lose money on each sale. However we feel it's far more important to enable all visiting anglers to look after our precious fish without breaking the bank. RRP is normally £10.
This offer is only available to anglers visiting the site, either from our bailiff's on the bank-side or from the fishery office in-between St. Johns and Manor Farm Lakes. So make sure you get one of these the next time you visit the site.


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**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 5 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 6 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 7 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


10 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 5 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 4 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 14 Swims free out of 41
St John's 6 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


09 April 2017

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 24 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 12 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 29 Swims free out of 41
St John's 16 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


08 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 11 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 9 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 5 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


07 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability**

The site is currently very busy. We probably only have around 15 swims free across the entire site with Manor, B-2 Hunts all basically full. Can we please advise that you don't travel down this evening or first thing in the morning as you may struggle to find a swim. There are plenty of anglers due off tomorrow so swims will free up on Saturday, but we advise not to travel down until late morning at the earliest.


06 April 2017

Brasenose Two

**Lake Closure for two days in May**

Brasenose-two will be closed on Tuesday 2nd of May and Wednesday 3rd of May for line, weed and snag clearance. We have also temporarily closed peg 10 on B-2 due to what we believe to be a line-snag, that is cutting anglers lines. Hopefully we can find this when we do the work.


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 8 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


05 April 2017

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 One 13 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 24 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 22 Swims free out of 41
St John's 6 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


04 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 10 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 8 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


03 April 2017

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 13 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 14 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


02 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery currently is.
Brasenose One 23 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 27 Swims free out of 41
St John's 23 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 8 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


01 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery currently is.
Brasenose One 19 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 9 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 17 Swims free out of 41
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


31 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Friday. 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 2 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 12 Swims free out of 41
St John's 4 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner Full
Oxlease Closed until further notice


General

**Linear Lake Resting Programme**

As most of you will be aware, we had a health issue with Oxlease Lake, that occurred in October last year, an issue that led us to closing and resting the water. The Lake's stock are now looking in great condition and although it would be nice to open Oxlease today, as we really are struggling for room around the site, we are going to stick to our guns, and keep it closed until the last week in April, just to make sure they have all come out of the winter OK. So please bear with us until this water re-opens. (We will confirm the exact date soon).
We are still none the wiser as to what caused this issue, as all tests came back clear, however one thing we can't rule out is stress. Why this would only affect one of our waters, does bring into question whether stress could be valid conclusion? That said, it is a very real and possible cause that must be considered!
Due to this we have taken the decision to introduce some annual resting periods for all of our Day Ticket Waters. From this summer onwards, we will close the entire day-ticket site for two weeks every summer, the last two weeks in June to be precise. Although this is a very busy period for us, we feel our stocks of fish need a break, and this seems to be an ideal time to implement it. Judging on past years, this period should fall, not long after the carp have spawned, the perfect time to give them a rest. As in previous years, we will of course continue to close lakes and or parts of lakes, as and when the carp spawn.
Further to this we are also going to implement a rolling three week closure for every lake later in the year, this will commence in late Autumn, through the winter and into early Spring. Basically from around the middle of October, we will close each lake for three weeks, one after another, until about the second week in March.
As this decision was only made recently, for this summer’s break we will have to honour three, 48-hour bookings, one for the Tenchfishers and two other lake bookings, but this will still give all the fish a good rest. In future years, no bookings will be taken during the summer rest period. We understand that some of you may have booked time off work to fish the complex during this summer period. To those of you who have, we can only apologise and hope you understand our decision, it is something that we feel really needs to be done.
We will not be implementing the resting periods on the Guy Lakes Syndicate, at least for now, but we will review this decision at the end of this year. The Guys complex does not see anywhere near the amount of pressure that the day ticket waters receive, but they will of course continue to be closed as and when required during spawning time and for maintenance.
To finish, we now hope that when you couple the new lake resting periods, with when we already close waters for either spawning or maintenance, each water should get around seven weeks break each year.
Exact dates of the summer closure are as follows: The whole day ticket complex will be closed from 5pm Sun 18th June 2017 until about 7:30am Mon 3rd July 2017. (*You will need to be off the site by 5pm on the 18th of June*). (*When arriving on Monday the 3rd of July, please wait in the early arrival car park, adjacent to Hardwick Lake – Do not park in front of any of the gates or on the main road*).


30 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 5 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 4 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 2 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 3 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


29 March 2017

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 One 16 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 10 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


27 March 2017

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 7 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 6 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 12 Swims free out of 41
St John's 5 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


25 March 2017

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 One CLOSED till 2.00pm tomorrow.
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 6 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


24 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
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 CLOSED till Sunday 2pm
Brasenose Two 2 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 4 Swims free out of 41
St John's 2 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner Full
Oxlease Closed until further notice


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool have been in great form of late, producing multiple hits of fish, including plenty of thirties.

Kev Hewitt got amongst the fish during a hectic overnight session. He landed three doubles, seven twenties and an awesome looking 34lb 12oz common.

Tom Nicoll had three fish up to 29lb 10oz during a 36-hour session.

Josh Harrop caught a stunning 27lb 06oz PB, linear mirror using an orange pop-up.

Ben Lewis used Sterling Baits CN2 boilies to land a number of fish. His biggest two were a 30.03 mirror and a 29lb common.

Jamie Amer caught some real stunners during his latest session on the water. His session included a number of twenties and was topped by mirrors weighing 32lb and 34lb.

Gary Hall landed five fish, topped by the waters largest known mirror weighing 38lb 12oz, his new PB. He used Active Bait Solutions MC Nut boilies.

And Linear bailiff, Dave Austin caught four fish up to 27lb 04oz using Sticky Baits manila boilies, hemp and corn.


St Johns Pool

Chris Lowe had a number of fish using Sonubaits Originals pop-ups, fished over spodded chilli hemp and code-red boilies. His catch included twenties up to 28lb 04oz.

Ben Griffiths had a very nice 16lb common.

Wayne Hamilton landed a 23lb mirror using Sticky Baits krill.

Harry Burston had a chunky 27lb mirror.

Ryan Shand landed a new PB 31.08 mirror using Attraction Baits enigma pop-ups.

Darren Stephens had a 24lb common during a recent trip to the water using solid pva bags.

And Andy Croft broke his PB twice, first with a 31.09 mirror and then with one of the oldest fish one the site, 'Blackeye' at 34lb 04oz.


Brasenose One

Sion and Owain Hughes had 14 fish between them up to 32lb 04oz using zigs.

Lee Dunning landed six fish up to 26lb using zig rigs.

Gavin Boyd had a successful trip to the fishery, topping an eleven fish session with a 30lb 02oz mirror.

James Dowd, who was fishing Linear for the first time, had three high-doubles, four twenties and 30-plus mirrors of 30lb, 33lb and 35lb 02oz.


Brasenose Two

Andrew Grant from Angling Direct in reading had an amazing session on B-2, landing loads of fish. He lost count after 30 but believes he had over 50 carp. this included a number of twenties, included a 28.05 Lake Record Common and a mirror of 32.02. He fished signature wafters over hemp, corn and manilla boilies to keep the bites coming.

Chris Brookes had a deep bodied 26.05 mirror recently.

Alex Woodall had 13 fish up to 38lb 14oz mirror, his session included six twenties, all caught using Oxford Carp Baits MC nut boilies.



Manor Farm Lake

Carl Johnson had a cracking 33lb 03oz PB common during a recent visit to the water.

And Scott Rivers landed 17 carp using 7ft zigs soaked in Hinders betalin and sweet almond. His session included eleven fish over 20lb.


Hunts Corner Lake

After being closed for a number of months, Hunts Corner Lake produced the goods on it's first weekend back open, The Lads from the Royal Marines landed two small mirror, nine upper doubles along with eight twenties up to 29lb.


23 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6.30pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One CLOSED from 8am Friday for a Match. Re-opens Sunday about 2pm.
Brasenose Two 2 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 16 Swims free out of 41
St John's 7 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


21 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 23 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 19 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 26 Swims free out of 41
St John's 22 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


General

FISH ON, GAME ON!
DOVETAIL GAMES ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR EURO FISHING ON PlayStation®4





Chatham, Kent – Tuesday 21st March 2017. Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher has announced that following on from its successful release on Xbox One, Dovetail Games Euro Fishing will be launching on PlayStation®4 system on Tuesday 11th April 2017. The game is available to pre-order in Europe, Australia and New Zealand at a 20% discount from today and will launch in the USA with a 20% discount for a short period of time.

Whether you are a fishing beginner or angling pro, Euro Fishing authentically and accurately replicates the feeling of real fishing from the comfort of your sofa. Welcome to the great indoors!

Game modes include “Freedom Fishing” where you can practice on any of the 5 venues included in the game, fish at your own pace to try and catch the one of the many boss fish such as the “Big Plated” or the “Box Common” hiding below the surface or you can compete against friends and other liked minded anglers in our fast paced “Tournament Fishing” mode where catches are tracked and recorded in time limited matches to move up the global leader board to become the best angler in the world!

To add that extra level of realism to the game, Simon Scott, the UK’s leading fish behavior expert, has provided advice and guidance to help ensure the fish AI for the game is as realistic as possible and with fully licensed content from world-leading manufacturers including Korda, Delkim, Mainline, Sonik Sports, RAD Angling, and Wofte Clothing the game has that true authentic edge.

The response to the game from the fishing press has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Outstanding; a new generation of game bringing realistic carp fishing to anglers of all ages.”
Total Carp Magazine

“...the most realistic fishing game ever. Amazing!”
Angling Times

“We’re delighted to be able to bring Euro Fishing to the PlayStation®4 system ”, said Mark Greenway, Fishing Business Director at Dovetail Games. We set out to create a fun, authentic and challenging Fishing Simulation and we feel certain we’ve achieved that with all the different elements of this popular hobby coming together to make this title a truly realistic experience.

Looking to the future we will continue to develop additional fishing experiences, add new and exciting content to the game and keep all our customers informed of the latest news and special offers at www.dtgfishing.com.

Contact:
Lidia Rumley
Light Switch PR
E: lidia@lightswitchpr.co.uk
T: 07803 359805

About Dovetail Games
Dovetail Games was launched in 2013. Previously trading as RailSimulator.com Ltd, the business launched in 2009 and produces and markets Train Simulator. Developed for the PC, the Train Simulator series of products is available both as a boxed product from video game retailers and as a digital download. In 2014, Dovetail Games distributed Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, followed in 2015 by the launch of Dovetail Games Euro Fishing. To find out more, please visit http://www.dovetailgames.com.

About Unreal Engine
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20 March 2017

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 18 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 16 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 20 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swim free out of 10
Oxlease Closed until further notice


19 March 2017

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 18 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 20 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 27 Swims free out of 41
St John's 22 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner - Hunts will re-open on Monday 20th March.
Oxlease Closed until further notice.


18 March 2017

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 One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 7 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 18 Swims free out of 41
St John's 11 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner Currently Closed. Hunts will re-open on Monday 20th March.
Oxlease Closed until further notice


17 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
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 03 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 02 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 05 Swims free out of 41
St John's 04 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 02 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner Currently Closed. Hunts will re-open on Monday 20th March.
Oxlease Closed until further notice


16 March 2017

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 25 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 15 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 21 Swims free out of 41
St John's 16 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner Currently Closed. Hunts will re-open on Monday 20th March.
Oxlease Closed until further Notice


St Johns Pool

Linear regular, Jonathan Lloyd landed mirrors of 25.03 and 23.12 along with a 13.12 common and topped the session with a cracking 31lb 15oz common. All caught using Blakes Baits snowberry boilies, hemp and corn.

And Jack Funnell topped an eleven fish session with a nice 25lb 02oz mirror using Sticky Baits gear.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Chris Frame had a lovely 22lb 08oz fish.

Stephen Gambrill caught a very nice 38lb mirror using West Country Baits pop-ups fished over a bed of sweet corn.

Adrian Chowns had two heavily scaled doubles.

Local angler, Carl Stratford enjoyed a prolific 24-hour session, landing nine fish up to 25lb 02oz.

Alby Smith had a 20lb mirror using a Hinders hook bait.

Jack Williams recently landed a scaley 19lb 14oz mirror.

And Ian McCreery topped a six fish, 24-hour session with mirrors of 27.14 and 34lb 04oz.


Brasenose One

Gareth Shaw recently landed seven fish up to 27lb using pop-ups fished over Mainline banoffee boilies.

Jamie Bacon had a cracking 33lb 12oz mirror using a zig rig.

Mike and Debra Loftus landed a number of fish between them using corn. There first four fish all weighed over 30lb up to just under 40lb.

Iain Dewale had a double along with another mirror weighing 28lb 04oz.

Dan Lower had mirrors of 18.01 and 32.12 using Hinders 365 hook baits.

And Rhys Pound set a new lake record with a very impressive 43lb 04oz mirror using 8ft zigs.


Guy Lakes

On Gaunts Lake, Wayne Cox recently enjoyed a brilliant trip, landing eleven fish. His biggest three weighed 30.04, 30lb and 31lb. All caught using Mad Baits wicked whites over a bed of DBP chilli hemp and maize.

Alan Williams landed a 22lb 12oz mirror using Mainline Essential IB boilies.

Neil Whipp landed mirrors of 23.08 and 29lb.

On Yeomans Lake, Chris Dyke had mirrors of 28.04 and 28.08.

Jamie Collet had a cracking 34lb 02oz mirror using almond pop-ups and particles.

Steve Gennery had four up to 33lb 02oz using singles.

Ian Maclaren had seven fish up to 33lb 15oz, his session also included a 31lb mirror.

And Matt Reynolds caught a stunning 28lb heavily scaled mirror using Mainline Essential Cell hook baits.

And on Unity Lake, Tom Atkins had 'Measles-2' weighing 28lb 09oz.


Manor Farm Lake

Chris Lowe landed a 25lb 04oz mirror recently using Sonubaits 'Originals' Indian Spice pop-ups with oily pellet mix.

And David Postle had a cracking 22lb 10oz mirror using Dusterbaits fruitfix hook baits.


Brasenose Two

John Rothford had a 22.04 mirror fishing solid bags.

Ryan Morgan had a lovely 18lb 08oz mirror using Sticky Baits pop-ups fished with hemp and corn.


15 March 2017

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 One 22 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 34 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner Currently Closed. Hunts will re-open on Monday 20th March.
Oxlease Closed until further Notice


13 March 2017

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 19 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 16 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 22 Swims free out of 41
St John's 14 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 8 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner Currently Closed. Hunts will re-open on Monday 20th March.
Oxlease Closed until further notice


12 March 2017

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 23 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 23 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 34 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice
Oxlease Closed until further notice


General

****Hunts & Oxlease Update****
**Hunts Corner Update**
We will be re-opening Hunts Corner Lake and Pond to the public on Monday the 20th of March. We actually have a long-standing booking the weekend before. But for day tickets, Hunts will re-open from 8am Monday 20th March. (Hunts was closed due to the health issue we had on Oxlease Lake. We have had no health issues with the fish in Hunts).
**Oxlease Lake Update**
Oxlease Lake is still closed and will remain closed until at least the end of April. For those of you that are unaware, we had a fish health issue with this water last October. At the time tests on the fish and water were undertaken by the EA and CEFAS, and although there was obviously a problem, the tests all came back clear. We are still unsure what the problem was?
We have not lost any fish since late December but we are still unsure how they will come out of the winter as the water warms up. Although the fish seem ok at the moment and are showing well, the water will remain closed until at least the end of April, just in case we lose any weak fish this spring.
The water has now been rested for nearly five months, we have siltexed the lake bed and we are currently feeding them with specially designed pellets and boilies, that will give their immune system a boost as they become more active this spring. We will start test fishing the water during the coming weeks to see how the fish are looking.
For the record we lost 118 fish between Oct and Dec last year, this is obviously 118 more fish than we wanted to lose but it is only about 6% of the waters stock. Most of this number was made of upper singles, doubles and twenties, but it did unfortunately include two of the waters known forties (both mirrors) and 11 thirties. This still leaves well over 50 thirties in the water, two more forties and the big common. Fingers crossed they all come out of the winter ok!
We understand many of you are looking forward to getting back onto the lake, but we will not rush it’s re-opening. We will update you all again with any positive results from the test fishing and closer to the time we'll announce an exact opening date. In the meantime, if anyone travelling to Hunts Corner Lake sees anglers fishing Oxlease, they will be there by permission to test fish the water.
May I finish by thanking you all for your patience, we appreciate that Oxlease is a very popular water and that many of you want to fish again soon. As I’m sure you can appreciate it’s been a difficult situation to deal with, but hopefully by giving them a long rest and good feed this spring, along with a few other tweaks, we will see Oxlease back to its best by the summer.


11 March 2017

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 One 6 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 7 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 17 Swims free out of 41
St John's 16 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


10 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
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 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 18 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 22 Swims free out of 41
St John's 15 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


09 March 2017

Brasenose One

Brasenose-One has been in fine form of late, with John Campbell landing two fish up to 25lb 08oz using manila wafters tipped with corn.

Matthew Anderson had a 21lb mirror using SSP System-X boilies.

Kieran Dare recently landed a 26lb mirror, fishing a 5 1/2ft zig with a ESP zig-bug coated in bumbleberry goo.

Sammy Stevens had a number of fish fishing pop-ups over boilies and corn at range, her session included a new PB 33lb 10oz mirror.

Sam Willis, who was fishing with Sammy, also got amongst the fish using the same tactics. His biggest weighed 33lb 04oz.

Russ Guise topped a nine fish session with a 27lb mirror using SSP Baits boilies, fished with pellets and corn.

Linear Bailiff, Dave Austin, landed a seven fish recently using Sticky Baits manila boilies and fished on the bottom along with some fish caught on zigs dipped in manila glug.

And last but most definitely not least on B-1. Sean Blanchard from Blackpool, who was fishing the complex for the first time, set a new Lake Record when he slipped the net under a quality 42lb 08oz mirror. The big fish fell to a mid-depth zig fished with black foam and was also a new PB for Sean.


Manor Farm Lake

Wayne Fearon had a 16lb common along with three twenty plus mirrors up to 27lb. All his fish fell to West Country Baits bio-cream 10 mm boilies, fished with hemp and corn.

Chris Lowe had a 28.12 common along with mirrors of 28.08 and 25.12. Chris used Sonubaits Originals pop-ups, fished over Sonubaits hemp, pellets and code-red boilies.

And fishing with Chris was Angie Lawley, who landed a 23.10 common and mirrors of 23lb and 20lb. All caught using the same Sonubaits gear as Chris.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Hardwick/Smiths has been throwing some nice fish up lately, Ian McCreery was one of the anglers making the most of the fish waking up, landing a mid-double mirror along with a 33lb 06opz common. Ian used Sticky Baits krill boilies and Northern Specials, along with corn and hemp.

And Luke Alder also had a nice common in the shape of a 33lb 01oz fish. Caught using the new Nut-365 boilies from Hinders.


St Johns Pool

Linear regular, Dave Saunders had a new PB 33lb 04oz common using Blakes Baits Cocoplex boilies.

And Dan Hodgson had the Big Plated at 44lb 02oz.


Brasenose Two

Mick Dinnigan has been catching the big roach again, landing 10 roach, including seven over 2lb up to 2lb 13oz. He also landed a 26lb 08oz mirror.


Yeomans Lake

Max Whitehall had a nice 29lb 02oz mirror using Sticky Baits manila boilies and glug.

Matt Walton had an awesome 30lb 04oz heavily scaled mirror.


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 24 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 18 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St John's 17 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


08 March 2017

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 One 22 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 19 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St John's 26 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


07 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 31 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 20 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 35 Swims free out of 41
St John's 26 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


06 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 27 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 34 Swims free out of 41
St John's 31 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


05 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 34 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 24 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St John's 26 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


04 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two CLOSED reopening Sunday 2pm
Hardwick / Smiths 26 Swims free out of 41
St John's 17 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


03 March 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Friday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 5 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two CLOSED reopening Sunday 2pm
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 3 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


02 March 2017

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 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two Closed from 8am friday
Hardwick / Smiths 33 Swims free out of 41
St John's 19 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


01 March 2017

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 One 30 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 24 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St John's 21 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 13 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


General

**Important Info**

Just a reminder that now we are into March, the gate locking time has reverted back to 9pm and will stay like this until the end of September. Gates are still opened between 7:30 and 8am.

The pike season also finished at the end of Feb. Pike fishing is not allowed now until the 1st of October. This includes spinning for pike or perch or using using live or dead bait for catfish.


27 February 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 37 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 28 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St John's 23 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


26 February 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 34 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 27 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St John's 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


25 February 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 26 Swims free out of 41
St John's CLOSED till 2pm Sunday for a match.
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


24 February 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm 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 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 12 Swims free out of 41
St John's CLOSED till 2pm Sunday
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


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