News

 Important News 

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

**Oxlease and Hunts Corner Lakes are closed until further notice**

Manor Farm Lake - Whole lake closed for a pike match. From 8am Sun 11th Dec until approx 4pm Sun 11th Dec.


10 December 2016

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 30 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 34 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St John's 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - Closed from 8am Sunday for a Pike Match.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


09 December 2016

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 32 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St John's 34 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


08 December 2016

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 28 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St John's 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


07 December 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday. 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 34 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St John's 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


06 December 2016

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 30 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 34 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 34 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


05 December 2016

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 36 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 34 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 18 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


04 December 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4pm Sunday. 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 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 34 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


03 December 2016

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 26 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths Closed for a charity match. Will re-open about midday Sunday.
St John's 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 16 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


02 December 2016

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 31 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths Closed for a charity match. Will re-open about midday Sunday.
St John's 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 15 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


01 December 2016

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 40 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths Closed for a charity match. Will re-open about midday Sunday.
St John's 33 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


30 November 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 40 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St John's 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


General

**Christmas - Vouchers**
If you are looking for a present this Christmas, why not purchase a Linear Fisheries Voucher. Vouchers can be obtained over the phone. As long as we receive your payment on or before Monday 20th December, you will receive them in time for Christmas. For Payments please contact either 07885 327708 or 07816 277569, Mon-Fri, (9am until 4pm).


29 November 2016

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 38 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St John's 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 15 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


28 November 2016

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 40 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 29 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 16 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


27 November 2016

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 40 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 41 Swims free out of 41
St John's 31 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 16 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


General

**Christmas - Vouchers**
If you are looking for a present this Christmas, why not purchase a Linear Fisheries Voucher. Vouchers can be obtained over the phone. As long as we receive your payment on or before Monday 20th December, you will receive them in time for Christmas. For Payments please contact either 07885 327708 or 07816 277569, Mon-Fri, (9am until 4pm).


26 November 2016

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 32 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two closed until Sunday midday for a match
Hardwick / Smiths closed until Sunday midday for a booking
St John's 28 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 10 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


25 November 2016

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 25 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two closed until Sunday midday for a match
Hardwick / Smiths closed until Sunday midday for a booking
St John's 22 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 14 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


24 November 2016

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 34 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 34 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 41 Swims free out of 41
St John's 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


General

**Latest Catches**

The following catch reports are from fish reported two us over the last two weeks.


Manor Farm Lake

Chris Holmes recently landed a 42lb 10oz mirror known as "Mr Ridiculous".

Tom Maker had a number of fish during his latest visit to the water, his biggest two weighed 29lb and 31lb.

And Russ Taylor caught a very pretty 22lb 08oz linear mirror using Sonubaits Code-red boilies fished in a solid bag.


Yeomans Lake

Alan Williams managed four fish during his latest visit to the syndicate, his trip included mirrors of 16lb, 17.09, 17.14 and 26lb 09oz.


St Johns Pool

Ethan Thomas land a 21lb mirror using CR Baits hook baits fished over monster particles.

And Liam Smith had a cracking little 16lb common using the same baits.


Brasenose Two

Scott Pearce had a very nice 31lb 06oz PB mirror during a 72-hours session on Brasenose-Two. Scott used double pop-up corn fished over a big bed of corn hemp and boilies.


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Paul Oliver had a lovely 31lb linear mirror.

Matt Wren had a 22lb 04oz mirror during a recent visit to the water.

Aaron Wells landed a 20lb 08oz mirror.

And Paul Junke had fish of 19.12 and 25.04, both mirrors.


Brasenose One

Russ landed twelve fish, eight over twenty, up to 26lb, he used 12mm SSP System-X boilies and solid bags.

Also on B-1 was Shayne Parsons who caught a 29lb mirror using hemp, boilies and corn.


23 November 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday. 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 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 31 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


22 November 2016

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 36 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 14 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


21 November 2016

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 38 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 35 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 14 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


Manor Farm Lake

Manor Farm Lake - Pike match results:

1st W Lees 4 fish 20-02
2nd B Finnemore 3 fish 19-09
3rd C Horvath 1 fish 12-06

Mr Finnemore caught all 3 of his fish after taking an early dive into 6ft of water, still not sure how that happened - He was awarded 9 out of 10 by the judges.

There are still paces available for our last pike match of the year, being held on Manor Farm Lake on Sunday 11th Dec. If you are interested in fishing this match then please contact us at chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com


20 November 2016

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 40 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St John's 31 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 16 Swims free out of 19.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


Oxlease Lake

**Oxlease Lake**
Nothing really new to report on Oxlease Lake. We are still waiting on the final pathology, viral and bacterial results to come back from the EA, it's taking a while but they did say 2-3 weeks, so we should hopefully get an answer next week. There are still a few fish acting odd, even in this cold weather, either way it wouldn't be right to open the water, at least until we know what is causing the fish to act they way they have been.
When we know exactly what we are dealing with, we will release a statement. We are not loosing loads of fish but we do want to make sure there isn't still a possibility of that happening. Regardless whether we get a good, positive result from the EA or whether they say the water has something more serious, we will deal with it and the lake will re-open in due course. Until then it is allowing us to have a good old clear up down there and more importantly the fish are getting a very well earned rest.


19 November 2016

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 15 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St John's 29 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - Manor is closed on Sunday for a pike match, reopens at 4pm..
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


18 November 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4pm Friday. 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 20 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 32 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19 (Manor is closed on Sunday for a pike match).
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


17 November 2016

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 28 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 26 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 8 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


General

**Christmas - Vouchers**
If you are looking for a present this Christmas, why not purchase a Linear Fisheries Voucher. Vouchers can be obtained over the phone. As long as we receive your payment on or before Monday 20th December, you will receive them in time for Christmas. For Payments please contact either 07885 327708 or 07816 277569, Mon-Fri, (9am until 4pm).


16 November 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 28 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 26 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 34 Swims free out of 41
St John's 27 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 8 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


15 November 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4pm Tuesday. 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 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


14 November 2016

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 30 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 26 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St John's 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


13 November 2016

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 36 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 26 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St John's 31 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


12 November 2016

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 15 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 7 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths Closed until Sunday midday for a match
St John's 16 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 8 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


11 November 2016

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 18 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 13 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths Closed until Sunday midday for a match
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


General

**Catch Reports**

The following catches are from fish reported to us over the last couple of weeks.


Oxlease Lake

Perry Webb had six fish from the water, the biggest two weighed 29.02 and 33.04.

Chris Holmes had commons weighing 13lb and 26lb during a recent weekend session.

And Ben Mir, who also fished St. Johns during his stay, landed one of Manor's most prized residents known as "Spike". Ben used Trent Baits freshwater shrimp baits to land the big mirror weighing 46lb 02oz.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Daniel Philpott landed his first ever thirty in the shape of a cracking 31lb scaly mirror. Dan used single cell 10mm hook baits.

Michael Byrne landed a stunning 28lb mirror using a cell dumbbell hook baits fished over a bed of cell, boilies and maggots.

Dan Cunningham had mirrors of 23lb and 26lb earlier in the month.


St Johns Pool

Ben Mir, from Glasgow, landed a very nice 26lb mirror during his latest visit to the fishery.

Stew Duncan had a 34.10 common, part of a three fish catch.

And Lyndsy Fisher had nine fish, this included commons of 34.14 and 37.09.


Brasenose One

Ian McCreery landed mirrors of 17lb 14oz and 31lb 02oz during a quick 24-hour session, Ian used CC Moore Northern Special hook baits.

Chris Kerry had three twenties up to 24lb 12oz. Chris fished over a baited area during his 48-hours session.


Brasenose Two

Chris Lowe had three fish using Sonubaits prototype hook baits and pellets fished in small pva bags, his biggest fish weighed 21lb 04oz.


10 November 2016

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 29 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 33 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths Closed until Sunday midday for a match
St John's 33 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


09 November 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 38 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


08 November 2016

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 42 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 34 Swims free out of 41
St John's 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


07 November 2016

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 33 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 35 Swims free out of 41
St John's 27 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 November 2016

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 36 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St John's 34 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


05 November 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4pm Saturday. 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 18 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - Closed until 4pm Sunday for a pike match
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


04 November 2016

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 28 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 11 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
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


03 November 2016

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 34 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 27 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 26 Swims free out of 41
St John's 27 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

**Update on Oxlease Lake**

Not a great deal new to report at the moment. We are waiting on test results from the EA and just crossing our fingers that it's nothing serious, and that we don't start losing many fish, so far we've only lost five fish. Further tests are being carried out this week. There have been plenty of fish showing over the last few days and looking OK but there are still a good few that are acting very lethargic and don't look happy, so until we have an answer and have convinced ourselves that the fish are healthy, the lake will remain closed.

There are no health concerns with Hunts Corner Lake but until we have an idea about what the issue is with Oxlease Lake, it will remain closed.

On an associated note: Back in September, we attended a meeting at the fishery section of Sparshot College. The meeting put great focus on viral and parasitic problems spread between fisheries. Following this meeting we started putting plans in place for new Bio-security measures at the complex. These plans are nearly ready and should be rolled out around the fishery over the coming weeks. We will post details of these new measures as soon as they are ready.


02 November 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 28 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 25 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


01 November 2016

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 30 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 28 Swims free out of 41
St John's 16 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


31 October 2016

General

**Manor Pike Match - This Sunday**

We still have a few places left on this Sunday's pike match being held on Manor Farm Lake. If you are interested please email chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com with your contact details.


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 19 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 28 Swims free out of 41
St John's 19 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 13 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


30 October 2016

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 26 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 32 Swims free out of 41
St John's 29 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


29 October 2016

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 15 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 12 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


28 October 2016

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 12 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 17 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts corner Closed until further notice


27 October 2016

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 17 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 22 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts corner Closed until further notice


26 October 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday. 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 13 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts corner Closed until further notice


Oxlease Lake

**Press Release**

We currently have concerns about the health of the carp in Oxlease Lake. The fish are not feeding and or acting in their usual manner.

As a precaution we have taken the decision to close the water as of today, Wed 26th Oct and until further notice.

The Environment Agency has been informed and we are taking advice.

We will also be closing Hunts Corner Lake, although we don't currently have any concerns with Hunts. We will have to lock the main Oxlease Gate, which in turn makes Hunts inaccessible.

All our other waters are open as usual. As soon as we have any further info we will update this page.

Chris Blunt
Linear Fisheries
General Manager.


24 October 2016

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 12 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 32 Swims free out of 41
St John's 13 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until Thursday midday.
Hunts corner Closed until Wednesday midday.


23 October 2016

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 25 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 25 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until Thursday midday.
Hunts corner Closed until Wednesday midday.


22 October 2016

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 9 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 12 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 18 Swims free out of 41
St John's 19 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm (closed from 8am Sunday for a pike match - re-opens 4pm Sun 22nd).
Oxlease 17 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 3 Swims free out of 10


21 October 2016

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 12 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 18 Swims free out of 41
St John's 17 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19 (closed from 8am Sunday for a pike match).
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 3 Swims free out of 10


20 October 2016

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 11 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 18 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 27 Swims free out of 41
St John's 23 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 13 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 23 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 3 Swims free out of 10


19 October 2016

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 26 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 16 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 31 Swims free out of 41
St John's 25 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 15 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 7 Swims free out of 10


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Thom Airs used Sticky krill and fake corn, fished at 85-yards, to land a pretty mid-double common and two mid-twenty mirrors.

And Jack Funnell had an awesome session, landing two low thirty mirrors and a 35lb 12oz common, all caught using a combination of Sticky Baits manila boilies and corn.


St Johns Pool

Sam Toro recently smashed the catfish lake record with a massive 90lb fish and as I write this we've just heard that he's caught the Big Plated at 45lb plus, more details when we get them.

Christopher Marchant had a 16lb 03oz carp using plastic yellow and red corn fished over a bed of mixed boilies.

And Wayne Skilton landed a nice 22lb mirror.


Manor Farm Lake

Young Max Whitehall has continued to show his dad how it's done with a 19lb common and a 26lb 02oz mirror, both caught using manila boilies.

Wayne Fearon set a new PB when he slipped the next under a cracking 42lb 08oz mirror known as "The Pretty One".

And James Goddard also set a new PB when he landed "Spike" at 46lb 04oz using home made boilies.


Oxlease Lake

Jordan Sands had had a number of pike recently, topped by a lovely 21lb 04oz specimen.

Ben Craig had a blank saving double during a recent session.


Guy Lakes

On Unity Lake, Joey Rose from Cheltenham used hemp, maggots and casters to land a 25lb mirror on his birthday.

And Richard Lydiatt, from Banbury, recently landed mirror weighing 18lb, 23lb, 22.10 and 21lb 10oz.

Next door on Gaunts Lake, David Ostrouchow landed "Black Spot" at 35lb 05oz.

Keith Newton set a new lake record for common with a 44lb 08oz beauty.

And Paul Allen topped a recent four fish session with an impressive 31lb 10oz mirror.


Hunts Corner Lake

Josh Bennett enjoyed a successful birthday session on the water, landing a mid double along with twenties of 21.08 and 29.08.


18 October 2016

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 19 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 24 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 25 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 9 Swims free out of 10


17 October 2016

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 16 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 19 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 23 Swims free out of 41
St John's 28 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 22 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 9 Swims free out of 10


16 October 2016

Brasenose One

**Lake Closure Amendment**

Over the last month we have advertised that Brasenose-One will be closed from the 28th-30th of Oct for the SMCM Match, this has now been cancelled and B-1 will be open on those dates.


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 22 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 26 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 25 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 26 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 8 Swims free out of 10


15 October 2016

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 CLOSED MATCH. Re-opens tomorrow midday.
Brasenose Two 12 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 17 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 17 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner CLOSED till 3pm Sunday


14 October 2016

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 MATCH
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 10 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner CLOSED till 3pm Sunday


13 October 2016

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 CLOSED for match
Brasenose Two 15 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 20 Swims free out of 41
St John's 11 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 10 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 5 Swims free out of 10. Lake closed from 3pm Friday.


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