News

 Important News 

**Upcoming Lake Closures for Matches/Events**


Swims 1-9 on Brasenose-Two will be closed for (Fishability UK) from 8pm Friday 27th June until Sunday afternoon.

Brasenose-One and Brasenose-Two will both be closed from 9am on Friday 11th July for the UK Carp Cup semi-finals. Both lakes will reopen on Sunday afternoon at approximately 3-4pm.

Oxlease Lake will be closed for tree work from 8am Monday 28th July until PM on Friday 1st August.

Oxlease Lake will then be closed again from 6pm Sunday 3rd August for the start of the BYCAC Junior Championships. The lake will then remain closed until roughly 3-4pm on Sunday the 10th of August. Hunts Corner Lake will still be open during this period.

Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA Pro-Am Charity Event (Fish with the Stars) from 6pm on Sunday 10th of August until approximately 3pm on Wednesday 13th of August.


**Weed Cutting Lake Closures**

The whole of Brasenose-One will be closed for weed cutting from 8am Monday 4th August until 5pm Thursday 7th August.

On the Guys Syndicate we will be cutting from 8am Monday 18th August. The cutting will commence on Yeoman’s Lake and dependant on the amount of weed will take 2-3 days. The boat will then move to Gaunts lake, where again, dependant on the volume of weed the boat will cut for 2-3 days. Whilst the boat is out on the water, no fishing will be allowed on that particular lake.

Weed Cutting
The whole of Brasenose-One will be closed for weed cutting from 8am Monday 4th August until 5pm Thursday 7th August.

On the Guys Syndicate we will be cutting from 8am Monday 18th August. The cutting will commence on Yeoman’s Lake and dependant on the amount of weed will take 2-3 days. The boat will then move to Gaunts lake, where again, dependant on the volume of weed the boat will cut for 2-3 days. Whilst the boat is out on the water, no fishing will be allowed on that particular lake.


18 July 2014

St Johns Pool

Chris Lowe finished a great session last week landing ten fish using Sonubaits Code-Red boilies. His catch included a 34.08 cat, 31.10 mirror and the "Big Plated" at 45.12. Fishing with him was Angie who landed 25 fish to 26lb.

Ellen Beedham had a tutorial with Darrell Peck during he first part of her session landing the "Small Plated" at 35lb 10oz. Ellen went on to catch a number of other using Mainline hybrid boilies, topped by a 32.06 mirror and "The Big Common" at 38.12.

Steve Aston from Wolverhampton had six fish during a recent session topped by mirror weighing 20.12 and 26.09.


Brasenose One

During a recent day session Roman Buczynski had thirteen fish up to 26lb whilst surface fishing.

Chris Walker had four fish whilst down on a tutorial wiuth James Anderson, the biggest weighed 25.10.


Brasenose Two

Last week Phil Warwick had five fish up to 27.06 using cell bottom baits.

And the lads from the Infantry Carpers had over 400lb of fish during there recent selection match on the water.


Oxlease Lake

Angie Lawley had ten fish recently using Sonubaits pellets, particles and Code-Red boilies, her biggest fish weighed 30lb 02oz.

Ben Lapham had a 37.04 mirror during a recent 24-hour session.


Gaunts Lake

Paul Morgan had four fish to 33.02 whilst fishing with Jimmy Evans who landed eight fish up to 31lb 04oz.


Yeomans Lake

Scott Harris had four fish during a recent overnight session up to 19lb.

Stewart Howell had a 30lb 10oz fully scaled along with a new PB mirror known as "Jenny".

Paul Matheson from Preston had six fish including a 22lb mirror and 27lb 08oz common.

Scott Price from Chalgrove had 17 fish using CC Moore boilies, the biggest two weighed 29.09 and 30.11.


14 July 2014

General

We are always getting asked about when’s the best time to show up to the fishery. Its hard to say for definite but we always seems to have a shift change of anglers on Sundays, Wednesday and Fridays, with Sunday afternoons arguably being the best time to arrive.

Many anglers seem to think that all lakes are permanently full and you can never get a swim, this is far from the case. We can get exceptionally busy on weekends, especially on bank holidays but even then its very rare that we are completely full, in fact during the last two years we can only remember this happening once (the recent Easter Bank Holiday).

Below are the number of swims on each lake that were free last Saturday.

(Number of free swims last Saturday)
Brasenose-One (Closed for match)-Now back open.
Brasenose-Two (Closed for match)-Now back open.
St. Johns Pool (12 swims free)
Manor Farm Lake (7 swims free)
Oxlease Lake (7 swims free)
Hunts Corner Lake (3 swims free)
Hardwick/Smiths (18 swims free)


11 July 2014

Hunts Corner Lake

Mark Cresswell recently fished peg-two on Hunts Corner Lake, Mark broke his PB three times, landing six fish up to 26lb. Fishing with him was Alex Yates who landing four fish, this included two new PB's topped by a 25lb 08oz mirror.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Fishing together Andy Ormrod and Simon landed eighteen fish between them during a recent session topped by a fish weighing 30lb 06oz for Simon.

And Sutton Coldfield angler Craig Novakovic had sixteen fish using Denham Baits red-enzyme boilies, his catch included two lovely commons weighing 28.08 and 29.10.


Brasenose One

Richard Johnson had a cracking 24lb 04oz mirror using a zig rig.

Matt Tomsett had a new PB 26.09 mirror along with six other fish. Matt was fishing with Lewie Hare who also landed seven fish using zigs.

Kev Hewitt from Hinders of Swindon landed eight fish up to 24lb 08oz during a short session.


St Johns Pool

During the past week both the Big and Small Plated have been out along with the Big Common, more details on these fish when we get them.

Phil Brown who was on a tutorial with Chris Lowe landed a very big 48lb catfish.

And Guys member Ben Howarth landed four fish up to 26lb 08oz whilst having a change from the syndicate.


Oxlease Lake

Swansea angler Mike Robb, landed 12 carp during a 48-hour session using corn fished over a heavily baited area.

Chris Morris from the Midlands managed five doubles, eight twenties and a 30lb 10oz mirror fishing over a heavily baited area of Mistral I40 red boilies and rosehip pellets.

John Jennings had a 17.08 mirror whilst fishing with Tony who landed one weighing 29lb 04oz.


Gaunts Lake

Marlon Harrison had two cracking low twenty mirrors during a recent trip to the water.

Scott Harris had seven fish up to 27lb 08oz using krill boilies and pellets along with hemp.


Unity Lake

Barry Minns had five carp and seven tench during a recent 48-hour session using CC Moore equinox boilies. His catch was topped by a stunning 28lb ghostie.

Cheltenham angler Joey Rose had eight carp using krill boilies, the biggest an impressive 36lb 08oz.

Ben Howarth had a load of tench along with three carp up to 30lb 04oz which was a common.


04 July 2014

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures for Matches/Events**

Swims 1-9 on Brasenose-Two will be closed for (Fishability UK) from 8pm Friday 27th June until Sunday afternoon.

Brasenose-One and Brasenose-Two will both be closed from 9am on Friday 11th July for the UK Carp Cup semi-finals. Both lakes will reopen on Sunday afternoon at approximately 3-4pm.

Oxlease Lake will be closed for tree work from 8am Monday 28th July until PM on Friday 1st August.

Oxlease Lake will then be closed again from 6pm Sunday 3rd August for the start of the BYCAC Junior Championships. The lake will then remain closed until roughly 3-4pm on Sunday the 10th of August. Hunts Corner Lake will still be open during this period.

Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA Pro-Am Charity Event (Fish with the Stars) from 6pm on Sunday 10th of August until approximately 3pm on Wednesday 13th of August.


**Weed Cutting Lake Closures**

The whole of Brasenose-One will be closed for weed cutting from 8am Monday 4th August until 5pm Thursday 7th August.

On the Guys Syndicate we will be cutting from 8am Monday 18th August. The cutting will commence on Yeoman’s Lake and dependant on the amount of weed will take 2-3 days. The boat will then move to Gaunts lake, where again, dependant on the volume of weed the boat will cut for 2-3 days. Whilst the boat is out on the water, no fishing will be allowed on that particular lake.

Weed Cutting
The whole of Brasenose-One will be closed for weed cutting from 8am Monday 4th August until 5pm Thursday 7th August.

On the Guys Syndicate we will be cutting from 8am Monday 18th August. The cutting will commence on Yeoman’s Lake and dependant on the amount of weed will take 2-3 days. The boat will then move to Gaunts lake, where again, dependant on the volume of weed the boat will cut for 2-3 days. Whilst the boat is out on the water, no fishing will be allowed on that particular lake.


Guy Lakes

On Unity Lake, Jason Woodward had four mirrors during a recent session they weighed 15.01, 20.14, 21.11 and 36.03.

Lee Beaven from Calne had four fish up to 19lb during a recent 48-hour session.

And after losing a couple, Gareth Cook had two fish up to 23lb.

Whilst on Gaunts Lake Dale Glover had the big mirror known as the "Sergeant" at a very spawned out weight of 33lb 14oz using Xcel boilies.


Hunts Corner Lake

Lee landed four fish including two mirrors of 22.03 and 24.08. He was fishing with his friend Andy Stalker unfortunately lost five fish but did manage a nice 23lb 01oz mirror.

And also on Hunts, Paul Shorter smashed his PB when he slipped the net under a very nice 31lb 06oz mirror caught using halibut pellets.


Oxlease Lake

Russell Hares had a 32lb 08oz mirror using a zig rigged cork ball that had only been in the water for about ten minutes!

And Parry Frost had a nice 8lb 10oz tench using two bits of fake corn soaked in betalin and fished over a bed of Sticky Baits krill boilies.


Manor Farm Lake

Manor Farm Lake has been fishing a bit slow of late but that didn't stop Ben Sharp from Melton Mowbray landing three fish, mirrors weighing 19lb and 24lb 04oz along with a 28.08 common.


Brasenose Two

Chris Standen landed 29 carp up to 25lb during a five night session with two of his mate, between the three of them they landed 63 fish!

For the last couple of years we have provided swims for "Fishability UK" who provide fishing experiences for ex-forces personnel who are receiving physical or psychological rehabilitation. Again this year they were on B-2 and the lake didn’t disappoint with two of the lads setting new PB's; John Hayman with a 23lb 08oz mirror and Stuart Taylor with a cracking 29lb 03oz mirror. See you again next year!

Also on B-2 was Angela Moore who after landing three twenties to 27.04 on B-1 went on to land a stunning 35lb B-2 mirror.


St Johns Pool

Kev Hewitt from Hinders of Swindon had six fish up to 32lb 02oz during a day only session.

Jon Gasher had a new UK PB in the shape of a stunning 36lb 10oz mirror, this was his first ever trip to the complex.

Liam Hodges had 25 fish up to 26lb 08oz using West Country Baits LH1 boilies.

John Banks from Vale Royal Angling Centre had three fish recently including 24lb 10oz and 27lb 01oz.


Brasenose One

Carl Goulsbra had four fish up to 26lb using Mainline cell boilies fished at about 25-yards range.

Lee Dodsworth had a 26.04 mirror using Carp Cuizine real meal boilies.

Justin Borman had three fish recently using Mainline hybrid wafters fished over hemp and corn, the biggest two weighed 20.04 and 24.08. Fishing with him was Stuart Clark-Gandy who two fish up to 20lb 09oz using similar tactics.

Dean Allaway had a number of fish using Carp Cuizine boilies, this included three twenties.

And after a successful day on St. Johns, Kev Hewitt from Hinders dropped onto B-1 for his last few hours and landed three fish up to 25lb.


02 July 2014

2014 Charity Raffle Tickets Now On Sale.

**Win a free years fishing at the Linear Complex**

Raffle tickets will be available for £1 each or £5 per book, with all money raised going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. These are available from the Linear bailiff's, the Linear Office or at the forthcoming Linear Open Day being held on Sat May 11th.

Top prize is a free years fishing on the Linear Day Ticket Waters (Excluding Hunts Corner) and there are many other excellent prizes available. These include £400 of Sonubaits excellent “NEW” Code-Red boilies, a free years fishing at Linear’s Guys Syndicate and a set of ESP Rods, to mention just a few. Please help us support this worthy charity.


01 July 2014

General

We are always getting asked about when’s the best time to show up to the fishery. Its hard to say for definite but we always seems to have a shift change of anglers on Sundays, Wednesday and Fridays, with Sunday afternoons arguably being the best time to arrive.

Many anglers seem to think that all lakes are permanently full and you can never get a swim, this is far from the case. We can get exceptionally busy on weekends, especially on bank holidays but even then its very rare that we are completely full, in fact during the last two years we can only remember this happening once (the recent Easter Bank Holiday).

Below are the number of swims on each lake that were free at roughly midday Sunday 22nd just gone.

(Number of Free Swims)
Brasenose-One (33 swims free)
Brasenose-Two (30 swims free)
St. Johns Pool (24 swims free)
Manor Farm Lake (14 swims free)
Oxlease Lake (32 swims free)
Hunts Corner Lake (4 swims free)
Hardwick/Smiths (39 swims free)


27 June 2014

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures for Matches/Events**

Swims 1-9 on Brasenose-Two will be closed for (Fishability UK) from 8pm Friday 27th June until Sunday afternoon.

Brasenose-One and Brasenose-Two will both be closed from 9am on Friday 11th July for the UK Carp Cup semi-finals. Both lakes will reopen on Sunday afternoon at approximately 3-4pm.

Oxlease Lake will be closed for tree work from 8am Monday 28th July until PM on Friday 1st August.

Oxlease Lake will then be closed again from 6pm Sunday 3rd August for the start of the BYCAC Junior Championships. The lake will then remain closed until roughly 3-4pm on Sunday the 10th of August. Hunts Corner Lake will still be open during this period.

Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA Pro-Am Charity Event (Fish with the Stars) from 6pm on Sunday 10th of August until approximately 3pm on Wednesday 13th of August.


**Weed Cutting Lake Closures**

The whole of Brasenose-One will be closed for weed cutting from 8am Monday 4th August until 5pm Thursday 7th August.

On the Guys Syndicate we will be cutting from 8am Monday 18th August. The cutting will commence on Yeoman’s Lake and dependant on the amount of weed will take 2-3 days. The boat will then move to Gaunts lake, where again, dependant on the volume of weed the boat will cut for 2-3 days. Whilst the boat is out on the water, no fishing will be allowed on that particular lake.





Weed Cutting
The whole of Brasenose-One will be closed for weed cutting from 8am Monday 4th August until 5pm Thursday 7th August.

On the Guys Syndicate we will be cutting from 8am Monday 18th August. The cutting will commence on Yeoman’s Lake and dependant on the amount of weed will take 2-3 days. The boat will then move to Gaunts lake, where again, dependant on the volume of weed the boat will cut for 2-3 days. Whilst the boat is out on the water, no fishing will be allowed on that particular lake.


MNDA Fish with the Stars Charity Event

SPECIAL RAFFLE: MNDA PRO - AM EVENT
‘FISH WITH THE STARS’

Top anglers, Dave Lane and Paul Forward have put their names forward for a very special raffle to support the charity event run by Linear Fisheries in support of the MND Association.

The two winners will get to fish with Dave and Paul at the Linear Fisheries Pro-Am Event, ‘Fish with the Stars’ in August this year.
They will both be based in swims with Dave and Paul on one of the lakes allocated for the three day event but during the event will have the freedom to go around stalking with Dave and Paul on all the Linear waters. They will also both receive a 48 hour voucher to fish any of the Linear day ticket waters at a later date.

The two successful winners will also be able to join in all the other activities the August event has to offer. These include a BBQ and entertainment on The Monday evening and a hog roast, auction and entertainment on the Tuesday evening – there will be a bar on both days. Breakfast will be provided on the Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Raffle tickets are on sale now at £10 each and can be obtained by going to ‘Dave Lane Carp Angler’ on Face Book, it’s all very simple from there to link to the Just Giving page where you can purchase your raffle ticket/s. Dave’s Face Book page is a public page so anyone can visit.

Anyone entering the raffle should be prepared for a hectic three days fishing with Dave and Paul if they are the lucky winners. The dates of the event are 11th, 12th & 13th of August. So make sure you will be free on these dates.

The draw for the two winners will take place around July 20th; the actual date will be published nearer the time. The draw will be arranged by Dave and Paul and will be filmed on video possibly at a lakeside. The video of the draw will be posted on Dave’s face-book. This way everyone can see it happening and know it is fair and above board.
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The two winners will be notified by phone and published on Dave’s Face Book and the Linear website www.linear-fisheries.co.uk

For more information about the main event contact the Fishery Manager len-gurd@linear-fisheries.co.uk

SOME WORDS FROM DAVE LANE
For this year’s MNDA charity event at Linear Fisheries, myself and Paul Forward have come up with something a little different.
As we tend to spend so much time at the annual event, touring the other lakes on the venue, we thought it would be nice to offer a special stalking opportunity for a couple of like-minded anglers.
Both Paul and I love the mobile approach to carp fishing and the Linear Fisheries venue, with its diversity of lakes, is ideally suited to this approach.
Most years in the past we have had our best results whilst fishing miles from our actual, allocated, swims.
Young Sam, in the photo, can bear testament to this as he caught his new personal best thirty two pound mirror on one of our little floater fishing trips. A massive achievement for any angler, bagging a thirty plus on a lightweight surface fishing set-up.
If you think you are up to the challenge, and you have what it takes to spend a few days yomping around the lakes looking for that special opportunity, then take a look at the details of the event and buy yourself a raffle ticket, remember that ALL the money raised goes to a good cause and ALL of the anglers involved give their time freely to make this a very special event.
Dave Lane


Guy Lakes

On Unity Lake, Ray Sullivan has been doing really well of late landing six carp up to 27lb 06oz along with two very impressive tench of 9lb 06oz and 10lb 12oz, his new PB.

And finally Richworth field tester, Neil Richards landed a truly awesome 42lb ghostie known as "Apollo", this big ghostie which doesn’t visit the bank that much fell to Richworth S-core boilies soaked in sweet-plex fished over a bed over chopped boilies and Hinders little gemz and hemp.


Spawning

Whilst surface fishing on St. Johns, Chris Morris from the Midlands landed two small mirrors, he then moved over to Manor Farm Lake and landed another fish off the top weighing 23lb 08oz.

Also on St. Johns was Kev Hewitt from Hinders of Swindon, he landed eleven fish during a day session including a 25lb 12oz common and 22lb catfish.

And Paul Dredge had an impressive 59lb 04oz catfish whish more than made up for losing three other fish.


Hunts Corner Lake

Darren Connor had sixteen fish up to 23lb using Mainline cell boilies fished on a 360 rig.


Oxlease Lake

Chris Lowe only landed one fish this week but it turned out to be a stunning 39lb mirror caught using a Code-Red wafter fished over a bed of Sonubaits pellets, particles and Code-Red boilies.

Thirteen year old Lewis Phillips landed a new PB 35lb mirror using Sandhurst Baits boilies. Fishing with him was fourteen year old Bradley Phillips who using the same bait also set a new PB with a 27lb 07oz mirror.

Grant Mcnally landed 14 fish up to 28.10 during a 36-hour session using 10mm RM Baits boilies.


Brasenose Two

Ian Brooke who was down on a tutorial with Andy Ormrod landed ten small carp using either zigs or off the bottom using solid bags.

Clive Turner from Didcot Angling had thirteen fish, this included four twenties up to 26lb 06oz.


Brasenose One

Benedict Fowler had eight fish up to 30lb 02oz during a quick overnight session.

Perry Frost from Abingdon had a 23lb 02oz mirror whilst fishing with Didcot angler, Damian Barrett who landed a new PB 27lb 140oz mirror.

Chris Lowe had eight fish up to 33lb whilst fishing with Angie who landed a 22lb 08oz mirror. They both used Sonubaits Code-Red boilies, particles and pellets.

Nick Powell had a 19.04 mirror whilst fishing with his son, Tom who landed a cracking 12lb 06oz common. Between them they landed nine fish using zig rigs.

Graeme from Liverpool had four fish surface fishing including a new PB 32lb 02oz mirror.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

During a recent trip Gary Neal landed a 20lb 10oz fully scaled, 22lb 08oz mirror along with a cracking 29lb 04oz leather.

Lowestoff angler, Dale Blyth landed mirrors of 15lb, 23lb and 26lb using Premier Baits boilies. Dale also moved around the site landed a small mirror from St. Johns, a 19lb mirror from Oxlease and three twenties, topped by two different 28lb mirrors from Brasenose-One.

And Sparsholt student, Craig Jordan, who's more used to catching trout showed the carp lads how it's done with a stunning PB 33lb 06oz common, the biggest of three fish landed in 24-hours.


24 June 2014

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures for Matches/Events**

Swims 1-9 on Brasenose-Two will be closed for (Fishability UK) from 8pm Friday 27th June until Sunday afternoon.

Brasenose-One and Brasenose-Two will both be closed from 9am on Friday 11th July for the UK Carp Cup semi-finals. Both lakes will reopen on Sunday afternoon at approximately 3-4pm.

Oxlease Lake will be closed for tree work from 8am Monday 28th July until PM on Friday 1st August.

Oxlease Lake will then be closed again from 6pm Sunday 3rd August for the start of the BYCAC Junior Championships. The lake will then remain closed until roughly 3-4pm on Sunday the 10th of August. Hunts Corner Lake will still be open during this period.

Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Hardwick/Smiths will be closed for the MNDA Pro-Am Charity Event (Fish with the Stars) from 6pm on Sunday 10th of August until approximately 3pm on Wednesday 13th of August.


**Weed Cutting Lake Closures**

The whole of Brasenose-One will be closed for weed cutting from 8am Monday 4th August until 5pm Thursday 7th August.

On the Guys Syndicate we will be cutting from 8am Monday 18th August. The cutting will commence on Yeoman’s Lake and dependant on the amount of weed will take 2-3 days. The boat will then move to Gaunts lake, where again, dependant on the volume of weed the boat will cut for 2-3 days. Whilst the boat is out on the water, no fishing will be allowed on that particular lake.


Weed Cutting

The whole of Brasenose-One will be closed for weed cutting from 8am Monday 4th August until 5pm Thursday 7th August.

On the Guys Syndicate we will be cutting from 8am Monday 18th August. The cutting will commence on Yeoman’s Lake and dependant on the amount of weed will take 2-3 days. The boat will then move to Gaunts lake, where again, dependant on the volume of weed the boat will cut for 2-3 days. Whilst the boat is out on the water, no fishing will be allowed on that particular lake.


General

We are always getting asked about when’s the best time to show up to the fishery. Its hard to say for definite but we always seems to have a shift change of anglers on Sundays, Wednesday and Fridays, with Sunday afternoons arguably being the best time to arrive.

Many anglers seem to think that all lakes are permanently full and you can never get a swim, this is far from the case. We can get exceptionally busy on weekends, especially on bank holidays but even then its very rare that we are completely full, in fact during the last two years we can only remember this happening once (the recent Easter Bank Holiday).

Below are the number of swims on each lake that were free at roughly midday Sunday 22nd just gone.

(Number of Free Swims)
Brasenose-One (18 swims free)
Brasenose-Two (14 swims free)
St. Johns Pool (11 swims free)
Manor Farm Lake (4 swims free)
Oxlease Lake (6 swims free)
Hunts Corner Lake (0 swims free)
Hardwick/Smiths (19 swims free)


20 June 2014

Oxlease Lake

Scott Harris had a double along with a 32.08 mirror fishing hemp, corn and krill boilies at 60 yards range.

Fishing together Russ Guise and Grant had 34 fish using RM Baits smoked salmon and plum boilies with maggots and casters. Their catch included a number of twenties and two thirties.

Andreas had a lovely scaly 21lb 03oz mirror using Sonubaits Code-Red boilies.

And Richard Hill had six fish including twenties weighing 24.08 and 27.04.


Brasenose One

Lee Burgess from Middleton, Manchester had a nice 14lb common along with a 21lb 08oz mirror.

Chris Lowe and Angie had a number of fish between them including one thity. They were using Sonubaits Coder-Red boilies, pellets and particles and also caught on zigs.

John french and his son Lewis from Suffolk had mirrors of 13.08 and 20.10 between them.


Hunts Corner Lake

Julian Micklethwaite landed twelve fish up to 28.10 during a session on Hunts using Mainline cell wafters fished over a bed of corn and pellet.


Brasenose Two

Stuart Clark-Gandy fished a 48-hour session on Brasenose-Two landing ten fish up to 20lb 04oz using pale pink pop-ups soaked in Hinders betalin fished over a bed of hemp and corn.

Chris Coxhead landed 28 fish whilst on a tutorial with Liam Hodges. Chris broke his PB many times with the biggest weighing 24lb.

The recent Eric's Angling Match fished amazingly well with over 200 fish landed for over 3000lb in weight. Harry Charrington and Alexei Bygrave came out on top with a staggering 61 fish for 995lb 05oz all caught using zig alignas and solid bags fished over mixed particles and Richworth S0core boilies.


General

We are always getting asked about when’s the best time to show up to the fishery. Its hard to say for definite but we always seems to have a shift change of anglers on Sundays, Wednesday and Fridays, with Sunday afternoons arguably being the best time to arrive.

Many anglers seem to think that all lakes are permanently full and you can never get a swim, this is far from the case. We can get exceptionally busy on weekends, especially on bank holidays but even then its very rare that we are completely full, in fact during the last two years we can only remember this happening once (the recent Easter Bank Holiday).

Below are the number of swims on each lake that were free at roughly midday Sunday 15th just gone.

(Number of Free Swims)
Brasenose-One (35 swims free)
Brasenose-Two (33 swims free)
St. Johns Pool (27 swims free)
Manor Farm Lake (Closed for weed cutting)
Oxlease Lake (25 swims free)
Hunts Corner Lake (3 swims free)
Hardwick/Smiths (33 swims free)


General

**Lake Closures**

Swims 1-9 on Brasenose-Two will be closed for (Fishability UK) from 8pm Friday 27th June until Sunday afternoon.


17 June 2014

Brasenose Two

**Eric's Angling Match Results from the Weekend**

*Top Ten Results*

1 HARRY CHARRINGTON & ALEXEI BYGRAVE (NORFOLK AND CHANCE) 61-Fish 995LB 5OZ
2 CALLUM GUTTERIDGE & KARL PALMER 35-Fish 452LB 15OZ
3 JAYE CARPMAIL & LUKE SPARKES 36-Fish 390LB 1OZ
4 MIKE WALLER & CONNER PEPPING 27-Fish 379LB 5OZ
5 MARK BETTERIDGE & STUART MOGFORD 26-Fish 365LB 2OZ
6 STEVE HACKERS & SCOTT MCULLOCH (DNA BAITS) 1 12-Fish 180LB 8OZ
7 BENEDICT FOWLER & TBC 11-Fish 156LB 4OZ
8 CHRIS PITT & JEFFREY SARGENT 8-Fish 108LB 2OZ
9 MARK JOHNSON & KEVIN REYNOLDS 8-Fish 98LB 13OZ
10 MARK WILLIAMS & GRAHAM BANYARD 1-Fish 7lb


General

**Lake Closures**

Hardwick/Smiths will be closed from8am Wednesday 18th June until midday Thursday 19th June for the Sparsholt end of year Fish-In.


Manor Farm Lake

**Manor Farm Lake Is Now Open**

The weed-cutting has finished earlier than expected an the lake is now back open.


16 June 2014

Manor Farm Lake

Unfortunately the big mirror known as "Popeye" was found dead on Friday; almost certainly a spawning related loss. This fish regularly topped 40lb and holds the lake record at 48lb 04oz.


MNDA Fish with the Stars Charity Event

SPECIAL RAFFLE: MNDA PRO - AM EVENT
‘FISH WITH THE STARS’

Top anglers, Dave Lane and Paul Forward have put their names forward for a very special raffle to support the charity event run by Linear Fisheries in support of the MND Association.

The two winners will get to fish with Dave and Paul at the Linear Fisheries Pro-Am Event, ‘Fish with the Stars’ in August this year.
They will both be based in swims with Dave and Paul on one of the lakes allocated for the three day event but during the event will have the freedom to go around stalking with Dave and Paul on all the Linear waters. They will also both receive a 48 hour voucher to fish any of the Linear day ticket waters at a later date.

The two successful winners will also be able to join in all the other activities the August event has to offer. These include a BBQ and entertainment on The Monday evening and a hog roast, auction and entertainment on the Tuesday evening – there will be a bar on both days. Breakfast will be provided on the Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Raffle tickets are on sale now at £10 each and can be obtained by going to ‘Dave Lane Carp Angler’ on Face Book, it’s all very simple from there to link to the Just Giving page where you can purchase your raffle ticket/s. Dave’s Face Book page is a public page so anyone can visit.

Anyone entering the raffle should be prepared for a hectic three days fishing with Dave and Paul if they are the lucky winners. The dates of the event are 11th, 12th & 13th of August. So make sure you will be free on these dates.

The draw for the two winners will take place around July 20th; the actual date will be published nearer the time. The draw will be arranged by Dave and Paul and will be filmed on video possibly at a lakeside. The video of the draw will be posted on Dave’s face-book. This way everyone can see it happening and know it is fair and above board.
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The two winners will be notified by phone and published on Dave’s Face Book and the Linear website www.linear-fisheries.co.uk

For more information about the main event contact the Fishery Manager len-gurd@linear-fisheries.co.uk

SOME WORDS FROM DAVE LANE
For this year’s MNDA charity event at Linear Fisheries, myself and Paul Forward have come up with something a little different.
As we tend to spend so much time at the annual event, touring the other lakes on the venue, we thought it would be nice to offer a special stalking opportunity for a couple of like-minded anglers.
Both Paul and I love the mobile approach to carp fishing and the Linear Fisheries venue, with its diversity of lakes, is ideally suited to this approach.
Most years in the past we have had our best results whilst fishing miles from our actual, allocated, swims.
Young Sam, in the photo, can bear testament to this as he caught his new personal best thirty two pound mirror on one of our little floater fishing trips. A massive achievement for any angler, bagging a thirty plus on a lightweight surface fishing set-up.
If you think you are up to the challenge, and you have what it takes to spend a few days yomping around the lakes looking for that special opportunity, then take a look at the details of the event and buy yourself a raffle ticket, remember that ALL the money raised goes to a good cause and ALL of the anglers involved give their time freely to make this a very special event.
Dave Lane


13 June 2014

General

**Lake Closures**

Hardwick/Smiths will be closed from8am Wednesday 18th June until midday Thursday 19th June for the Sparsholt end of year Fish-In.


Brasenose One

Alan Edmunds recently had a very productive 48-hour session on B-1, catching nine fish using Hellfire carp baits, his catch included a number of twenties topped by a very impressive 36lb 12oz mirror.

Perry had a 28lb 05oz mirror during his first ever trip to the complex.

And Richard Hill set a new PB when he landed a mirror weighing exaclty 30lb.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Luke Warr had a very nice 10b 06oz tench last week from Hardwick/Smiths.

Luke Alder also had a big tench when he landed a 9lb 10oz specimen. Fishing with him was Adam Alder who had a lovely 32lb common.

Paul Westall had three mirrors up to 30lb 10oz along with a 26.11 common.

After a 12-hour journey to the complex from France, Laurent Latrace was rewarded with two cracking mirrors weighing 32lb and 33lb. Both these fish were caught from the margins using Sticky Baits boilies.


Hunts Corner Lake

Terry Wright had a massive 15lb 09oz bream along with a 27lb mirror during a recent session.

Max Cox struggled with the carp but went home happy when he landed a very impressive PB tench of 10ob 08oz using Shoreline Baits 18mm redbull boilies.

And Darren Gransden had mirrors of 16.06, 18.00, 20.06 and 22.15 using contrast boilies from Steve Renyard Baits.


St Johns Pool

Terry Prill had a 31lb 09oz common along with a new PB mirror weighing 31lb 13oz. Fishing with him was Ian Smith who landed five carp including a new PB 26lb 06oz mirror.


Guy Lakes

Nick Howland from Oxford recently landed a 20lb 07oz common from Unity Lake. Whilst on Yeomans Lake, Neil Whipp landed a couple of very nice doubles.

On Gaunts Lake John Douglass landed five fish using CC Ngage boilies.

Nathan Mcgrory had two mirrors up to 27lb using Nash coconut cream boilies.

Mark Titcombe set a new PB when he landed four fish up to 30lb 08oz.

Paul Morgan from Wales had a 34lb 08oz mirror during his first ever session on Gaunts Lake.

And Steven Howells from Oswestry landed a 22lb 03oz mirror.


Oxlease Lake

Lee Dodsworth had a very nice 26.10 mirror using Carp Cuizine real-meal boilies.

Kevin Horton had nine fish recently, topped by a new PB 34lb 08oz mirror.

Neil Jaundrell had 24 carp using Pro Baits UK squid and orange boilies. His catch included seven fish over 20lb topped by a 29lb mirror. Fishing with Neil was his son Alex who landed 17 carp up to 24.06 using the same bait.


10 June 2014

General

We are always getting asked about when’s the best time to show up to the fishery. Its hard to say for definite but we always seems to have a shift change of anglers on Sundays, Wednesday and Fridays, with Sunday afternoons arguably being the best time to arrive.

Many anglers seem to think that all lakes are permanently full and you can never get a swim, this is far from the case. We can get exceptionally busy on weekends, especially on bank holidays but even then its very rare that we are completely full, in fact during the last two years we can only remember this happening once (the recent Easter Bank Holiday).

Below are the number of swims on each lake that were free on Sunday AM just gone.

(Number of Free Swims)
Brasenose-One (19 swims free)
Brasenose-Two (14 swims free)
St. Johns Pool (16 swims free)
Manor Farm Lake (2 swims free)
Oxlease Lake (7 swims free)
Hunts Corner Lake (3 swims free)
Hardwick/Smiths (21 swims free)


06 June 2014

General

**Lake Closures**

Brasenose-Two will be closed from 8am Friday 13th June until PM on Sunday 15th June for a match.

This is just a reminder that Manor Farm Lake will be closed for weed cutting from 8am Saturday 14th June for five days.

Hardwick/Smiths will be closed from8am Wednesday 18th June until midday Thursday 19th June for the Sparsholt end of year Fish-In.


General

**Pay by Credit or Debit Card**

Linear operates a mobile credit/debit card payment system for day tickets sold on the bank side. This is Linear's preferred method of payment.


2014 Charity Raffle Tickets Now On Sale.

**Win a free years fishing at the Linear Complex**

Raffle tickets will be available for £1 each or £5 per book, with all money raised going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. These are available from the Linear bailiff's, the Linear Office or at the forthcoming Linear Open Day being held on Sat May 11th.

Top prize is a free years fishing on the Linear Day Ticket Waters (Excluding Hunts Corner) and there are many other excellent prizes available. These include £400 of Sonubaits excellent “NEW” Code-Red boilies, a free years fishing at Linear’s Guys Syndicate and a set of ESP Rods, to mention just a few. Please help us support this worthy charity.


General

We are always getting asked about when’s the best time to show up to the fishery. Its hard to say for definite but we always seems to have a shift change of anglers on Sundays, Wednesday and Fridays, with Sunday afternoons arguably being the best time to arrive.

Many anglers seem to think that all lakes are permanently full and you can never get a swim, this is far from the case. We can get exceptionally busy on weekends, especially on bank holidays but even then its very rare that we are completely full, in fact during the last two years we can only remember this happening once (the recent Easter Bank Holiday).

Below are the number of swims on each lake that were free on Sunday just gone.

(Number of Free Swims)
Brasenose-One (26 swims free)
Brasenose-Two (closed for weed cutting)
St. Johns Pool (34 swims free)
Manor Farm Lake (12 swims free)
Oxlease Lake (24 swims free)
Hunts Corner Lake (All ten swims were empty)
Hardwick/Smiths (36 swims were free)


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Hardwick/Smiths has been fishing really well of late with Connor Hardie landing a number of big tench along with four carp up to 24lb 04oz.

Jamie Webb fished to an area of spodded particles, landing mirrors weighing 13lb, 24lb 02oz and 33lb 05oz.

Jack Wilson landed two stunning mirrors weighing 29.04 and 31.02. Jack was fishing with his dad Pete and mother Jane. Jane landed a cracking 7.04 tench along with a stunning 18lb fully scaled mirror, whilst Pete let the side down with two lost fish. All the fish were caught using Richworth's S-core boilies, pellets and groundbait.

Northern angler, Damien Linney landed two mirrors of 23lb and 23lb 02oz, both these fish fell to Impulse Baits Apex Formula boilies fished over hemp and boilies at about 80 yards range.


St Johns Pool

Chris Morris had 26 carp and one catfish during a recent week long session. The biggest carp weighed 29lb 10oz and the cat was 20.06. All Chris's fish fell to Mainline pineapple juice pop-ups fished over boilies.

And Andy Esmond had a 62lb catfish last week.


Manor Farm Lake

James McCartney had a very nice 22lb 13oz mirror using Boillix pellets and boilies.


Guy Lakes

On Unity Lake, Lee Beaven topped his first trip to the syndicate with a massive 9lb 12oz tench along with a 28lb 12oz ghostie.

Stalker Pete had a stunning PB ghostie weighing 37lb during a day only session.

Whilst on Gaunts, Linear bailiff Stuart Matthews had a cracking 29lb 14oz mirror.

Last week, Jimmy "Five Belly" Evans had mirrors of 30.08, 35.12 and 41.08. The biggest fish was the one known as "The Sergeant". Jimmy has been back again this week and managed to catch "The Sergeant" again!!!

And Paul Allen has had a number of fish lately up to mid-thirties using CC Moore equinox boilies.


Brasenose Two

Both the following captures were before the weed cutting boat was on the water this week:

During a recent 48-hour session Sean Marsh had ten fish including a 20lb common and 28.09 mirror.

And Andy Griffen landed a very nice 20lb 12oz mirror fishing boilies over particles.


Oxlease Lake

Shaun Anslow had ten fish up to 23lb 10oz during a tuition with Russ Guise from Droitwich Angling.

Kurt Taylor had fish weighing 17.06, 20.06 and 28lb using Birch Baits "The Nuts" boilies.

Last week Tim Wilcock had eight fish using Mainline Hybrid boilies, his catch included mirrors of 32lb and 37lb 08oz along with the lakes biggest common weighing 47lb 03oz.

Alex Mckenzie from Bolton had a 31lb 08oz leather using Birch Baits C1 boilies.

Dion Reed had three fish up to 21.03 using Browns Angling CSI pop-ups.


Brasenose One

Linear Bailiff, Dave Austin had a couple of nice doubles along with a 26lb mirror.

Richie Eastaff set a new PB by over 7lb when he landed a cracking 35lb 10oz mirror during a recent session.

Pete Turner landed a 17lb mirror using pink pop-ups during a 48-hour session.

Craig Crosswell had a new PB 31lb mirror using a pop-up pineapple dumbell.

During their latest trip to the complex, Mike and Debra Loftus landed 32 fish between them using corn fished alongside Impulse Baits boilies. Mike's biggest was 30lb 08oz and Deb's was 36lb 12oz.

Kev Hewitt fished a quick evening session landing five fish up to 27lb 08oz.

Kev Rist had fish weighing 15lb and 24lb 04oz whilst fishing with his kids, Tia, Liam and Callum.

Dorset angler, Danny Hardwick had eight fish recently up to 19lb using particles and CC Moore XXX boilies.


30 May 2014

General

**Lake Closures**

This is just a reminder that Brasenose-Two will be closed for weed cutting from Monday 2nd June until PM on Friday 6th June.

This is just a reminder that Manor Farm Lake will be closed for weed cutting from Saturday 14th June for five days.

Brasenose-Two will be closed from 8am Friday 13th June until PM on Sunday 15th June for a match.

Hardwick/Smiths will be closed from8am Wednesday 18th June until midday Thursday 19th June for the Sparsholt end of year Fish-In.


General

We are always getting asked about when’s the best time to show up to the fishery. Its hard to say for definite but we always seems to have a shift change of anglers on Sundays, Wednesday and Fridays, with Sunday afternoons arguably being the best time to arrive.

Many anglers seem to think that all lakes are permanently full and you can never get a swim, this is far from the case. We can get exceptionally busy on weekends, especially on bank holidays but even then its very rare that we are completely full, in fact during the last two years we can only remember this happening once (the recent Easter Bank Holiday).

So over the last couple of weeks we have taken note of how many free swims each lake has when the bailiff checks the tickets Sunday morning/midday. Now this is not an exact science but below is a list of how many swims were free on each lake over the last two Sundays. We hope you find this info useful.

(Number of Free Swims)
Brasenose-One (25 & 30)
Brasenose-Two (10 & 35)
St. Johns Pool (11 & 26)
Manor Farm Lake (2 & 10)
Oxlease Lake (16 & 27)
Hunts Corner Lake (1 & 8)
Hardwick/Smiths (10 & 27)


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Daniel Woolcott landed a stunning 29lb 02oz mirror during a recent visit to the water.

Linear regular, Gary Neal had a cracking 35lb 12oz mirror during a 24 hour session.

Steve Welland from Nuneaton had a lovely 29lb 04oz leather.

Simon Parsons, had an 18lb 08oz mirror during a 48 hour session.

And Liam Hodges had 16 fish during his most recent session, landing fish to 33lb 08oz using West Country Baits creme marine boilies and zig rigs.


St Johns Pool

Ryan Case had a new PB 31lb 08oz mirror using Hall-Um Baits P2 pop-ups. Ryan was fishing with Lewis Currell who also set a new PB when he landed a 27lb mirror using the same bait.

And Andy Esmond recently caught a very impressive catfish weighing 62lb.


Oxlease Lake

Tim Wilcock had a very successful tip this week landing the lakes big common at 47lb 03oz along with seven other fish, two of which weighed 32lb and 37lb 08oz.


Brasenose Two

Calum Kletta had 16 fish during a 24 hour session using Northern specials in solid bags, his catch included fish up to 21lb 10oz.

Linear Bailiff Dave Austin had five double during a recent day session using solid bags fished at about 80 yards range.

And whilst doing a magazine feature, local angler Benedict Fowler landed loads of fish fishing from the point.


Brasenose One

During a recent trip Chris Holt had a 29lb 02oz PB mirror along with other fish weighing 15lb and 216lb, Chris was fishing with his father who landed a nice 16lb mirror.


Hunts Corner Lake

Andy Nuttall had seven fish during a recent weekend session, the biggest three weighed 20lb 02oz, 20lb and 24lb.


Guy Lakes

Over on Gaunts Lake, Linear bailiff's Knees and Mac had fish of 29lb 12oz and 47lb respectively, the bigger of the two being the "Uncle Albert Fish".

And on Unity Lake Dale Glover fish a 48 hour session landing a few tench along with seven carp including the fish known as "Graham" weighing 30lb 10oz.

Rob Dawes from Birmingham had the lakes biggest common for the second time in six weeks when he slipped the net under the big girl at 43lb.

And Ray Sullivan had a very impressive PB 10lb 12oz tench using Maniline Hybrid boilies.


General

**Pay by Credit or Debit Card**

Linear operates a mobile credit/debit card payment system for day tickets sold on the bank side. This is Linear's preferred method of payment.


2014 Charity Raffle Tickets Now On Sale.

**Win a free years fishing at the Linear Complex**

Raffle tickets will be available for £1 each or £5 per book, with all money raised going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. These are available from the Linear bailiff's, the Linear Office or at the forthcoming Linear Open Day being held on Sat May 11th.

Top prize is a free years fishing on the Linear Day Ticket Waters (Excluding Hunts Corner) and there are many other excellent prizes available. These include £400 of Sonubaits excellent “NEW” Code-Red boilies, a free years fishing at Linear’s Guys Syndicate and a set of ESP Rods, to mention just a few. Please help us support this worthy charity.


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