News

 Important News 

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

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

St. Johns Pool - The whole lake will be closed for a charity pike match on Sunday the 5th of Feb.

Brasenose-One - Whole lake closed on Monday 6th Feb for maintenance.

Brasenose-Two - Whole lake closed on Tuesday 7th Feb for maintenance.

Brasenose-One - The whole lake will be closed from 8am Sat 18th Feb until about 2pm Sun 19th Feb for the Bankside Cup.

St. Johns Pool - The whole lake will be closed for a match from 8am Fri 24th Feb until about midday on Sun 26th Feb.

Brasenose-Two - The whole lake will be closed for the Four seasons Carp Cup from 8am Fri 3rd march until about 2pm Sunday 5th March.

St. Johns Pool - The whole lake will be closed for a UK Carp Cup match from 8am Fri 17th March until about 2pm on Sun 19th March.


Brasenose-One - The whole lake will be closed for a UK Carp Cup match from 8am Fri 24th March until about 2pm on Sun 26th March.

(There are no lake bookings taken in the months of April or May).


16 January 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 35 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St John's 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


15 January 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 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 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


14 January 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 25 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 36 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


13 January 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 35 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 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


12 January 2017

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 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


11 January 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5.30pm Wednesday .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 28 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


10 January 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4:30pm 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 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St John's 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


09 January 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 39 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 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


08 January 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 39 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 33 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 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


07 January 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 31 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 32 Swims free out of 41
St John's 32 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

**ICE UPDATE * *
All day ticket lakes except manor farm are ice free, manor still has a thin layer of ice which we hope will clear as the day goes on.
Guys syndicate gaunts lake is ice free, unity and yeoman still have a thin layer which we hope we clear as day goes on. We will update again this afternoon .


06 January 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 34 Swims free out of 45 - There is still ice on one side of the lake but most of that should clear overnight.
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34 - There is still ice on one side of the lake but most of that should clear overnight.
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41. The ice has started clear nicely on here today and should be looking ok in the morning.
St John's is currently frozen, but it looks as though it is starting to break up. Most of that should clear overnight.
Manor Farm is currently frozen, but it looks as though it is starting to break up. Most of that should clear overnight.
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice

We'll update the Ice situation tomorrow morning.


Brasenose One

Chris Lowe and Angie Lawley had four fish between them this week using various depth zigs dipped in Sonubaits laver.


General

**Ice Update** 9:30am

All the lakes, except for the far side of Brasenose-One are now frozen, this includes the Guys Syndicate. We don't expect the ice to thaw this morning but we do have heavy rain and milder temperatures forecast for this evening, so there is every likely-hood that lakes will be fish-able tomorrow morning.

As it stands do not travel down today, we will update this later if it changes. We will then place another update on the page tomorrow morning or for further info please contact us on 07885 327708


05 January 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5 pm Thursday. 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 (we have taken off the swims that are currently un-fishable because of ice)
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St John's currently frozen
Manor Farm currently frozen
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


General

**Ice Update**

The following lakes all froze overnight: Yeomans, Unity, Gaunts, Manor and St. Johns. The river side of B-2 is frozen (swims 16-31) but the rest of the lake is free. B-1 only has a bit of cat-ice in the margins and Hardwick/Smiths is free of ice, except for a small part of Smiths.

Looking at the forecast for the rest of the week, the ice should stay tonight and then it gets milder over the weekend which should hopefully see it melt Friday afternoon when the rain comes in. We'll place another update on the page tomorrow morning or for further info please contact us on 07885 327708.


04 January 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4:30 pm Wednesday. 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 32 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


03 January 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4:30 pm 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 26 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St John's 27 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


02 January 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 32 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 28 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 34 Swims free out of 41
St John's 31 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


01 January 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm New Years Day. 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 34 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


31 December 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm New Years Eve. 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 23 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 29 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


30 December 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 18 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 24 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 33 Swims free out of 41
St John's 27 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


29 December 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 10 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 16 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 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 December 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 4 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 6 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 3 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


27 December 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Tuesday Day. 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 9 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 23 Swims free out of 41
St John's 19 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


26 December 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Boxing Day. 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 20 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St John's 24 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notic


23 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 38 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 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


22 December 2016

Gaunts Lake

**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 36 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 - 18 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


General

**New Rules for 2017**

We’ve got a few changes to announce for the start of 2017, we have put a lot of thought into these and we feel they will benefit the fishery and in the case of the Children, the sports as a whole.

• As of the 1st of Jan 2017, if you are using a ‘Spomb’ it MUST be used in conjunction with a spomb-float! To be honest we are fed-up of hearing reports about lost spombs being dragged in by anglers, or by us, and worse, fishing getting caught up in them. They are an excellent piece of kit and we don’t won’t to ban them, so we hope this will solve the problem, but we will continue to monitor the situation. For those of you that aren’t aware, spombs normally sink once cracked-off with trailing line or braid. If you arrive on site without a float, our bailiff’s will remind you and if you haven’t got one, we will have them on sale from the fishery at 50p each, less than they cost in the shops. To our best knowledge, all other spods are fine, including the similar Fox version.

• As of the 1st of Jan 2017, all children under the age of 16 will be able to fish for free as long as they are in the same swim as their parent/guardian. They must have proof of ID, preferably the free EA license that they need to apply for. Between the ages of 12 and 16 they can fish in the adjacent swim to their parent/guardian and in such cases they would get their ticket at half price. Under the age of 12 they MUST fish from the same swim as their parent/guardian. Please remember that when doubling up in swims you can now only fish with a maximum of two rods each! To ensure we don’t encourage children into taking time off from school, these discounts will only apply during recognised school holidays and on the weekends, (from Friday evening until Sunday evening).

• Finally, and we believe this is something that the majority of you will approve of, we are banning the ‘large-scale’ baiting with maggots, squats, casters or any other form of maggot. We have been considering this move for a while now and have taken your many comments into account, particularly your views expressed on the various Oxlease posts. That being said we have no evidence at all, that the over use of maggots has caused the issues in Oxlease Lake, although we can not completely rule it out either. Ten years ago, one gallon of maggots would have given you a massive edge but we now feel the use of maggots has all but blown and could actually be working against us as a fishery. They are not as productive as they once were, mainly due to over baiting. We have also listened to the many people who now seem to resent the fact that they cannot afford to compete against the angler who brings 10-gallons or more at a time. So from the 1st of Jan, we will only allow them to be used as hook baits, in pva bags or in feeders, we believe you should require no more than around 3 pints for an average 48-hour session. This rule will be enforced and if you are caught with large volumes of wrigglers, you will be asked to remove them from your swim or leave.

We hope that as the carp begin to see fewer maggots, those small patches that will be created by bags and feeders will eventually help give you a nice little edge when all else fails. We will also be monitoring over-baiting in general and we will advise anglers when we feel they are over-stepping the mark.

As a final note, to any dedicated maggots anglers out there, our apologies for the affect this may have on your fishing but we feel this is for the benefit of the fishery.

All the best and have a great Christmas and New Year – Chris, Ian, Nick and the whole Linear team!!!


20 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 32 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 - 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


19 December 2016

Oxlease Lake

**Oxlease Lake Update**

It has now been nearly 2-months since we took the decision to close Oxlease Lake and it has been a few weeks since our last post regarding the water. We have now had all the fish-health reports back from the Environment Agency and importantly, had time to consider and review all the information. The most important and encouraging details to emerge from the EA findings are that the fish in Oxlease Lake are not suffering from any Viral or Bacterial infections known to affect cyprinids and only showed low level problems with parasites. This rules out the real nasty issues such as KHV, CEV or SVC, which is obviously great news. Unfortunately some of fish in the water are continuing to show signs of poor health and we are still losing a small number of fish.

It now looks very likely that we will not get a definitive answer on what caused this issue in Oxlease, and like many fish mortalities that have been reported throughout the UK during 2016, the actual cause looks likely to remain a mystery. We have taken the time to consult with some leading experts in the field of fish health who have confirmed the results of the EA, they have also surmised that there may have been some sort of environmental event towards the end of Sept, such as an oxygen crash or spike in the water quality, possibly even weather related. This issue has now almost certainly passed and all recent water quality tests have come back OK. That being said, some of the fish are still struggling as a result of this event. This is coupled with the fact that at this time of year the carp’s immune system virtually shuts down, making it much harder for them to recover.

We are concerned that although the initial problem seems to have passed, we may continue to lose small numbers of fish throughout the winter. As already mentioned, the carp’s immune system is inactive at this time of year, so we want to ensure they are under no stress during this period and as the water begins to warm up in the spring. Due to this we have taken the decision to keep Oxlease closed through the winter period but we will keep it under constant review, seeking to re-open for fishing at some point in Spring 2017. We will look at opening Hunts Corner Lake at some point before then. (There are no health issues with Hunts, we are just keeping it closed so that access to Oxlease can be controlled).

We would like to thank everyone who has sent through private messages regarding the water, and we are aware that many of you are eagerly waiting to fish the water again, however we are not going to rush any re-opening. The health of the fish in Oxlease is paramount and central to future of the water, so until we are 100% happy the water, it will remain closed.

My apologies if this is a bit long-winded but we wanted to give you as much info as possible. - Regards, Chris Blunt - General Manager.


17 December 2016

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 17 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St John's 28 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


16 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 28 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 40 Swims free out of 41
St John's 35 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


15 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 35 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 - 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


14 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 34 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St John's 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm - 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Closed until further notice
Hunts Corner Closed until further notice


13 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 34 swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 29 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
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


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


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


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