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2015 Charity Raffle Tickets Now On Sale.

**The 2015 Linear Fisheries Raffle Tickets in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association are now available through Just Giving**

Over the last five years Linear Fisheries has been selling raffle tickets in aid of the MNDA, with each year seeing us sell around 2,000 tickets. This year we are limiting the number of tickets to only 250, which will greatly increase your chance of winning. The tickets will cost £20 each with all proceeds going to the MNDA – There are plenty of prizes but the 1st prize is a very unique Linear Gold Ticket that will allow free fishing on all the Linear Day Ticket Waters except Hunts Corner for a year. You can purchase your ticket through Just Giving via the following link http://www.justgiving.com/Anita-Solan1/… (DONT FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR NAME & EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN PURCHASING A TCIKET)

**If you are a UK tax payer please click the GIFT AID button as it will add an extra £5 to the charity per ticket, straight from the government without costing you a penny more**

Please see below for further details:

*THREE MAJOR PRIZES TO BE DRAWN IN ORDER SHOWN*

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

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

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

THREE SEPARATE RUNNER-UP PRIZES

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

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

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


29 May 2015

General

**Swim Availability **
Here are the number of swims available on each lake as of about 3pm Friday afternoon. These numbers will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you an indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - 10
B2 - 7
Manor Farm - 2
St. John's - 7
Oxlease - 8
Hunts - Full
Hardwick/Smiths - 25


General

Spawning Update - There doesn't seem to be currently any spawning taking place on any of the Guys Syndicate or day ticket waters. The fish are still to finish on some of the waters, so as and when they start again we'll update this page.


Credit Card Machine

I'm sure anyone who is familiar with the site will be aware that phone signal strength isn't great in the area, especially down at Oxlease and Hunts. This now seems to be randomly affecting the whole site and causing poor reception for phones and mobile credit card machines.
Unfortunately this seems to be getting worse even though we have a phone mask only one mile away. Can we please advise anyone fishing that if we cannot get a signal you will have to go up to the cash point machine at the Ducklington roundabout and then pay by cash. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately it is out of our hands.


Brasenose One

Marc Brydon had mirrors of 18lb and 29lb 07oz using solid bags cast to showing fish.

Jim McKinley landed 16 fish using zigs topped by a 34lb 08oz mirror.

Wolverhampton angler, Alex Warnsby landed two fish using pop-ups fished over a bed of boilies. One weighed 17.08 and the other a new PB of 37lb 01oz.

And fishing together were Grant Leech and his 14 year old step son, Lewis Courtney. They both caught with Grant landing four fish up to 19lb and Lewis leading the way with nine fish including a new PB weighing 38lb 02oz, smashing his old PB by a massive 22lb!


Brasenose Two

Justin Cheeson from Essex had mirrors of 21.03 and 30lb whilst fishing with his son's Lea and Darryl who both set new PB's. Lea with a 17.02 mirror and Darryl with a 24lb PB.

Young Carys Hughes landed a lovely 21lb 07oz mirror with help from her dad, Andrew.


Hunts Corner Lake

Mark Addison had a 23lb common using Mainline Hybrid boilies.

Dion Murdoch landed six fish up to 28.08 using zigs and pop-ups fished in close.

Ashley Reeves had ten fish up to 36lb during a recent session on the lake celebrating his birthday.

Garry Wright had a cracking 37lb mirror using solid bags with plastic corn hook baits fished over 3kg of mixed boilies and tigers.

And Chris Hilling had four upper twenties along with a scaly 32lb 06oz Hunts original.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Liam Cox-Rogers who was fishing the complex for only the second time landed two mirrors, the first weighing 18.07 and the second a new PB of 21lb 02oz.

Peter Rowland topped an eleven fish session with a new PB 30lb 06oz mirror.

Jack Clews landed 13 fish during a recent session that included ten fish over 20lb.


St Johns Pool

Simon Badger from Stourport on Severn landed a couple of fish including a 38lb mirror.

Fishing together Lee and Axl Timmins from the Black Country landed 18 fish between them using Perfection Baits Macca-1 boilies. Lee landed thirty plus mirrors of 31.06 and 31.12 with Axl landing mirrors weighing 33lb and 38.08.

Chris Bingle had his first ever fish from St. Johns when he slid the net under a 27.08 mirror.

And Brad McRae topped a seven fish haul with an impressive 29lb mirror.


Manor Farm Lake

Jonathan Lloyd had an impressive 7lb 06oz tench along with carp weighing 24lb and 25.04.

Sam Watkiss had a very nice 25.02 common whilst fishing with his mate who landed a 23lb mirror.

Jay Moule landed a 30lb 10oz mirror using a single pineapple pop-up during the last few hours of a 48-hour session.


Oxlease Lake

Callum "silky" Roberts landed his first every twenty in the shape of a 22lb 08oz scaly mirror using plum boilies.

I've also had reports that the lake's big common has been out again weighing 51lb 08oz, but these are yet to be confirmed.


Guy Lakes

On Yeomans Lake, Jack Taylor had a very nice 30lb 08oz linear mirror during a recent trip to the water.

Barry Edmunds had a 27lb common along with a 29.12 mirror using cell pop-ups fished over a spodded area.

Matthew Reynolds had a pretty double along with a cracking 32.04 common fishing boillix nut mix boilies to a gravelly area.

Whilst on Unity Lake Lee Howard had seven fish during a four night stint, this included fish weighing 27lb, 28lb and 29lb.

And on Gaunts Lake, Steve Palmer had a brace of thirties using Nash 4G squid boilies, his fish weighed 31.14 and 31lb.


28 May 2015

General

**Swim Availability **
Below is a list of swims available on each lake as of Thursday late afternoon about 4pm. These numbers will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you an indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - 21
B2 - 12
Manor Farm - 2
St. John's - 13
Oxlease - 12
Hunts - 3
Hardwick/Smiths - 26


General

Spawning Update- Most of the spawning now seems to have stopped on the day tickets waters, for the time being at least. We have now reopened all swims on Hardwick/Smiths except peg 34. All swim are now back open on Brasenose-One and eight swims are now open on Hunts Corner Lake, we've left swims 3 and 4 on Hunts closed as there were just a handful finishing off, these two swims should be back open tomorrow.

Syndicate Spawning Update - Nothing has changed since yesterday - We've shut swims 1, 2 and 3 on Unity Lake and may close if they move a bit. And on Gaunts Lake we've shut 17, 18 and 19 and may close swim 1 if they move. No signs of spawning on Yeomans Lake yet.


General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

Brasenose-Two: Swims 17 - 26 will be closed from 10am Friday 5th June until PM Sunday 7th June.

Brasenose-Two: Will be closed from 9am Friday 12th June until about 3pm Sunday 14th June for a Eric's Carp Champs Semi-Final.

Brasenose-One: Swims 19 - 28 will be closed for Fishability UK from 9am Saturday 20th June until PM Sunday 21st June.

Hardwick/Smiths: Will be closed from 9am Friday 26th June until about 3pm Sunday 28th June for a Eric's Carp Champs Semi-Final.

Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 29th June until roughly 5pm Friday 3rd July.

Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for weed cutting and maintenance from 8am Monday 6th July until roughly 5pm Friday 10th July.


27 May 2015

General

Syndicate Spawning Update - We've shut swims 1, 2 and 3 on Unity Lake and may close if they move a bit. And on Gaunts Lake we've shut 17, 18 and 19 and may close swim 1 if they move. No signs of spawning on Yeomans Lake yet.


General

Spawning Update - It looks as though they may have finished spawning on Hardwick/Smiths now but the swims detailed below will remain closed until tomorrow morning at least so we can double check then. Still a few going for it on B-1 and the point area on St. Johns but that is slowing down now. Still going strong on Hunts.

They have started spawning on Gaunts and Unity Lake's down on the Guy Lakes Syndicate. Our Head Bailiff is down there now looking at which swims need to be closed. (We'll update these later).

The following swims are closed around the complex due to the spawning.

St. Johns - The point area.
Hardwick/Smiths - swims 1, 7-11 and 34
Brasenose-One - swims 1 and 41-45
Hunts - swims 2-8
Guys - To Be Confirmed
These swims will remain closed until they have finished spawning in those areas. We will post further updates as and when anything changes.


26 May 2015

General

Spawning update - The following swims are closed around the complex due to carp spawning.
St. Johns - The point area.
Hardwick/Smiths - swims 1, 7-11 and 34
Brasenose-One - swims 1 and 41-45
Hunts - swims 2-8
These swims will remain closed until they have finished spawning in those areas.
They are close to spawning on Manor and the shallow end of St. Johns. No reports from syndicate waters yet. We will post further updates as and when anything changes.


25 May 2015

General

Spawning update - The following swims are closed around the complex due to carp spawning.

St. Johns - The point area.
Hardwick/Smiths - swims 7-11
Brasenose-One - swims 1 and 41-45
Hunts - swims 2-8

These swims will remain closed until they have finished spawning in those areas.

They are close to spawning on Manor, possibly even started around the Witney Point area, we'll check this again in the morning.

We will post further updates as and when anything changes.


General

Another Spawning Update - They've started having a good go on Hunts Corner Lake in five of the swims, so we are shutting those along with another couple just for good measure. The bailiff is putting the signs up now. Swims 1, 9 and 10 we remain open but all others will be closed. I'd imagine that unless the weather drastically changes these swims will remain closed for about 48-hours.


General

Spawning update - There was still the odd group spawning on St. Johns through the night but they seem to have stopped again.

They are still having a go on the Hardwick side of Hardwick/Smiths, we have closed swims 8, 9 and 10 (around summer bay). These swims will remain closed until they have finished. This is the only area on this lake we can see them spawning.

The have also started on the trout lake end of Brasenose-One, one of our bailiffs is in the process of putting in closed signs in some of those swims, they will probably be in swims 1, and 41-45, we will confirm these swim numbers later.

We will post further updates as and when anything changes.


24 May 2015

General

We've had reports of carp starting to spawn on both St. Johns and Hunts Corner Lakes. Apparently only small groups at the moment. We will be closing swims or areas of lakes where it is required to safeguard any spawning fish. If you arrive at the lakes over the coming week and find any fish spawning then please give that area a wide birth as you may be asked to move from that swim if we haven't already closed it.
If you have suspicions that the carp have started on any of our other lakes then please let one of our bailiffs know or send us a message. Over the next couple of weeks can we also request that all anglers use zig rigs responsibly even if it's not obvious that they are spawning, this will help avoid any foul-hooked fish. We'll keep you informed as and when anything changes.


22 May 2015

Credit Card Machine

I'm sure anyone who is familiar with the site will be aware that phone signal strength isn't great in the area, especially down at Oxlease and Hunts. This now seems to be randomly affecting the whole site and causing poor reception for phones and mobile credit card machines.
Unfortunately this seems to be getting worse even though we have a phone mask only one mile away. Can we please advise anyone fishing that if we cannot get a signal you will have to go up to the cash point machine at the Ducklington roundabout and then pay by cash. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately it is out of our hands.


St Johns Pool

Paul Westall landed three fish from St. Johns up to 23lb, two of his fish were caught using zigs.

Jake Perry Smashed his PB when he landed a very nice 39lb 10oz common on only his second ever trip to the water.

Brother Ray and Steven Gong landed a number of fish between them with Steven setting a new PB with a 31.10 mirror and Ray topping his session with mirrors of 31.14 and 33.15.

And Shaun Baber went home happy after slipping the net under a very impressive 35lb 06oz mirror.


Brasenose One

Fishing together Mike and Debra Loftus landed 55 fish using corn, hemp and boilies fished at about 90 yards range. Their session included a number of twenties along with three thirties weighing 30.10, 31.14 and 34.10.

Jamie Mckeegan had a 15lb mirror along with another of 30lb 04oz using Mainline pop-ups fished on chods over a bed of mixed particles.

Tom Birtwell landed 17 fish topped by a 28lb mirror using maize, corn, pellets and boilies.

Joe Brown from Liverpool had six fish to 24.04 during a recent trip to the water.


Brasenose Two

Albert Pretorius enjoyed a very productive 24-hour tutorial with Liam Hodges, landing 31 carp using bait from West country baits. Albert broke his PB five times during his session, his best weighing 25lb 10oz.

Terry Wood is currently still fish as I write this but so far he has had three fish topped by mirrors of 23lb and 24lb 08oz.


Oxlease Lake

Marek Borowski and his mate Lucas shared a 12 fish session recently that included mirrors of 36lb and 34lb.

Dean Northage from Worksop had a very impressive 35lb 10oz mirror using monster tigernut boilies and pop-ups.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Murf Murphy from Manchester had a new PB 24.07 mirror whilst using a 4ft zig with foam soaked in liquid smoke goo.

Simon Round had a lovely 21.03 mirror during his first visit to the complex.

Dan from Hinders landed six fish up to 28lb 14oz using boilies, pellets and hemp from Hinders of Swindon.

Stuart Harrison had a 26lb 06oz mirror along with a cracking PB common weighing 29lb 04oz.

And Jan Porter had an amazing session, Jan was trying for the tench and bream landing tench to 9lb12oz (new PB) and bream to 9lb but also managed to land eighteen carp including a new UK PB of 34.09.


Manor Farm Lake

Tony Ashton had a very nice 30lb 14oz common using Active Baits Solutions custom boilies fished over particles, this was Tony's first ever thirty.

Barry Minns landed a few fish during a recent session including the "Pinhead Mirror" at 36lb. Fishing with his was his dad, John who landed a very impressive 10lb 13oz tench.

Paul Parish had a 28lb 04oz mirror whilst trying for the tench. Another angler after the tench was Steve Derbicz but he managed the lakes biggest fish instead, "Kempy's Linear" at 48lb 01oz.


21 May 2015

General

**Swim Availability **
Below are a list of swims available on each lake as of Thursday late afternoon. These numbers will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you an indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - 10
B2 - 21
Manor Farm - 7
St. John's - 20
Oxlease - 20
Hunts - 2
Hardwick/Smiths - 28


20 May 2015

General

**Swim Availability **
Below are a list of swims available on each lake as of Wednesday afternoon. These numbers will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you an indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - 15
B2 - 8
Manor Farm - 5
St. John's - 18
Oxlease - 12
Hunts - FULL
Hardwick/Smiths - 24
We currently have 16 swims closed around Brasenose-Two for maintenance but these swims will re-open tomorrow at around 4-5pm. We have no problem with people setting up in these swims from about 1pm onwards but you must not cast out any rods until the boat has finished on the lake at about 5pm.


19 May 2015

Credit Card Machine

I'm sure anyone who is familiar with the site will be aware that phone signal strength isn't great in the area, especially down at Oxlease and Hunts. This now seems to be randomly affecting the whole site and causing poor reception for phones and mobile credit card machines.
Unfortunately this seems to be getting worse even though we have a phone mask only one mile away. Can we please advise anyone fishing that if we cannot get a signal you will have to go up to the cash point machine at the Ducklington roundabout and then pay by cash. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately it is out of our hands.


Brasenose Two

Ben Davies landed ten fish during a recent session five of these fish weighed over 20lb up to 29lb.

Paul Golding and Zak Wooster landed nine fish between them including four twenties.

Adrian Syrett had mirrors weighing 15lb, 17lb and 19lb during a recent session.

Leon Rohrer had a number of fish during a recent session including mirrors of 26lb 01oz and 29lb 08oz.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Lisa Hyne landed a new PB 21lb mirror using homemade boilies tipped with corn.

Ryan Dickson landed two cracking mirrors, one at 29lb and the other 36lb. In total Ryan landed three fish using Sticky Baits boilies fished snowman style in solid bags.

James Powell from Hereford had eight fish to over 20lb using Sticky baits signature hook baits fished over krill boilies, pellets, hemp and corn.


Brasenose One

Steven Preston made the long trip from Ireland more than worthwhile when he landed 15 fish up to 27lb 08oz using Dynamite Baits monster tigernut red-amo boilies.

Allan Wade from Manchester set a new lake record when he landed a 42lb mirror.

Stuart Clark Gandy had nine fish during a 48-hour session, beating his PB for a commons and mirrors with fish of 24.10 and 31.03.

Ramsbottom angler, Warren Terry had a 30lb 05oz mirror using Sonubaits Code-red boilies.

Jack Clews from Bolton had three fish up to 213.08 using CCMoore XXX Oddessy boilies.

Tom Belshaw had two low doubles along with a cracking 22lb fully scaled mirror using maize hook baits fished over spodded hemp and corn at about 100 yards range.

Matt Hudson had a 39lb 03oz mirror along with a few other fish, the 39lber was a new lake record for a short period until it was broken by a 42lb mirror.


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Anthony Annison from Derbyshire had a stunning 20lb fully scaled Manor mirror during a recent 48-hour session.

Tony Ashton had a very nice 30lb 14oz PB common, his first ever thirty.

Bicester angler, Daniel Foster had a new PB tench whilst feeder fishing for them, the big tinca weighed 10lb 10oz.

Paddy Ramsden land five fish using CCMoore Live System boilies. His catch was topped by a 32lb mirror, 35lb lake record ghostie and a new lake record in the shape of "Kempy's Linear", his new PB at 48lb 13oz.

Roman Buczynski had six fish during a 48-hour session using Mainline boilies and Avid carp end tackle. his biggest fish weighed 28lb.


St Johns Pool

Ray Gong and his brother Steven had a number of fish during a recent session with Ray landing fish of 31lb 14oz and 33lb 15oz whilst his brother set a new PB with an almost leather carp of 31lb 10oz.

Dan Eason had a 24lb common along with mirrors weighing 19lb, 32lb and 36.14, a new PB.


Hunts Corner Lake

Stephen Day had a very nice 26lb mirror using Sticky Krill boilies.

And Steven Beer landed a 21.06 ghostie along with a 27.14 mirror using DNA SLK boilies.


Oxlease Lake

Chris Lowe had a number of fish up to 41lb using Sonubaits Code-red pop-ups fished over Sonubaits boilies, particles and pellets.

Dave had fish weighing 30.08, 29.08 and 27.04 during a recent session. Fishing with him was his uncle Peter Rees who landed mirrors weighing 20lb, 24lb 07oz and 31.08.

Alex Jaundrell had a number of fish up to 29lb 02oz whilst fishing with his dad Neil, who also landed a few up to 25.08. They both used ProBaits )UK) squid and orange boilies.


Yeomans Lake

John Gallagher had a stunning 30lb linear mirror.

Dale Glover had the "Dark Common" at 28.04 during a recent session using Xcel baits KSC boilies fished in solid bags.

Barry Edmunds had a 34lb 07oz common during a trip to the water. Barry used Mainline cell boilies over a spodded area.


15 May 2015

General

**Swim Availability **
Below are a list of swims available on each lake as of Friday late afternoon. The site is rather busy but there are still about 50 swims available dotted around the complex. There are quite a few due off tomorrow so there will be swims freeing up then.
Please note figures were taken at about 5pm today.
These numbers will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you an indication of how busy the site is.
B1 - 4
B2 - 6
Manor Farm - 6
St. John's - 13
Oxlease - 3
Hunts - 1
Hardwick/Smiths - 19

There are 16 closed signs in swims around Brasenose-Two but these swims are not closed until Wednesday 8am and can be fished up until that point.


Brasenose Two

Next week the will be a number of swims shut on Brasenose-Two for maintenance. They will be closed from 8am Wednesday 20th May until the late afternoon of Thursday 21st May. The swim numbers that will be closed are 1-10 and 30-35. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


09 May 2015

Oxlease Lake

Simon Dickinson had a great session on Oxlease this week landing three fish up to 41lb 08oz with the other two fish weighing 23.03 and 31.05. All his fish were caught using salty squid fisher baits over a heavily baited area of pellets and boilies.

His friend who was fishing with him landed a 44lb mirror, I'll update photos of that fish on Monday. So over the last few days Oxlease has produced around nine 30's to 36lb along with two 40lb plus mirrors and a 52lb common, all in all it's been a very good week to be fishing on Oxlease!


06 May 2015

Oxlease Lake

Angie Lawley has landed Linear Oxford's first ever 50lb plus carp - 52lb from Oxlease Lake. Many, many congrats from everyone at the fishery!!!!!


05 May 2015

Credit Card Machine

I'm sure anyone who is familiar with the site will be aware that phone signal strength isn't great in the area, especially down at Oxlease and Hunts. This now seems to be randomly affecting the whole site and causing poor reception for phones and mobile credit card machines.
Unfortunately this seems to be getting worse even though we have a phone mask only one mile away. Can we please advise anyone fishing that if we cannot get a signal you will have to go up to the cash point machine at the Ducklington roundabout and then pay by cash. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately it is out of our hands.


General

**Catch Reports**

The following catch reports have been sent through to us over the last week to ten days. Our apologies for only just getting them up.


St Johns Pool

Scott Blong landed a stunning 31lb scaly mirror during a recent trip to the water.

Ian Turner had a 28.06 mirror using Urban Baits spicy red fish boilies.

David Mellor had a 30lb catfish.

Luke Eatwell had a 24lb mirror fishing pink plastic over particles.

Chris Lowe had a 39lb catfish using Avid zig rigs and zig lites.

Jake Perry landed three fish up to 25lb.

Gareth Coward had a 22.05 mirror.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Dan Vallis managed 6 fish during a 48-hour session using pva bags filled with Hinders genz pellets along with hook baits soaked in betalin.

Wayne Coupe had a few fish during a recent session topped by a 32lb common.

Daniel Lonsdale had a three fish including 26lb mirror using hemp and corn.

Dave Saunders had nine fish using Blakes baits Krinella boilies, his catch included two stunners weighing 32lb and 29lb 08oz.

Ryan Hallett had a very nice looking 34lb 08oz mirror using double pop-up green corn.

Ben Bladen had a 31lb common during a trip to the water.

Killian Hallett from Norfolk who was fishing the water for the first time landed a few tench and bream but topped his session with a new PB 25lb 07oz mirror.


Brasenose Two

Craig from Salford landed 25 fish during a 48-hour session, five of which were over twenty with the session being topped by a fish called "Shoulders" at 39lb 02oz which is currently the largest known fish in the lake.

Shaun Ashton landed a cracking 28lb 09oz mirror using spodded boilies fished over hemp, boilies and corn.

Kent Waterman had mirrors of 23lb and 28lb using single milky toffee hook baits.

Joe Parish had a 22.05 mirror using snail boilies.

Gav Surfleet from Doncaster had three fish up to 21lb using cell boilies.

Doncaster angler Mick Royle had seven fish up to 28lb 08oz using cell boilies.

John Stanton had three fish up to 23lb during a recent session.

Richie Eastaff had five fish up to 22lb whilst fishing with his son Harvey during a quick afternoon session.


Manor Farm Lake

Simon Bowen had an 8lb tench along with mirrors of 19lb and 27lb, both of which were PB's.

Neil Jaundrell had a cracking 29.06 common using Pro baits boilies.

Rich Thomas had a very impressive 10lb tench.

Also into the tench was Paul Parish who landed ten fish up to 10lb 01oz.

Another angler tench fishing was Darren Clarke from Dave of Middlewhich angling centre. Dave landed seven tench to 9lb 01oz along with a 25lb 11oz common.


Brasenose One

Andrew Miles had six fish using zigs, this included a 29.08 mirror and a new PB weighing 30lb.

Jay Mac had four carp up to 28lb using pva bags over a heavily spodded area.

Clint had a new PB 30.08 mirror on his first trip to the fishery.

Jon Dunbar from Oxford had a 13lb 09oz mirror using zig rigs.


Oxlease Lake

Blackpool angler, Craig Shooter topped a four fish session with two big mirrors weighing 30lb 10oz and 39lb 06oz.

Whilst using zig rigs Chris landed a nice 19lb mirror.

Anthony Bennett from Liverpool who was fishing the site for only the second time landed a new PB 33.08 mirror.

Jon Goulding had a 31.06 mirror from the water.

Wallingford angler, Andy Whitehead had eight fish up to 23lb using solid bags.

Josh Beaton had a very nice 35.06 mirror.


Hunts Corner Lake

Ryan Pratley had a 21lb mirror.

Matt Ormrod landed fish up to 34lb 02oz.

Graeme Cheetham lost a couple and landed a 24lb mirror during an overnight session.

Tony Ashton landed a nice double during a recent session.

And whilst fishing with his dad Andrew, young Thomas Hall landed a cracking 28lb 02oz mirror.


Gaunts Lake

Stephen Bowden fished his first ever session on the syndicate when he fished Gaunts Lake, he was rewarded with three fish to 30lb during a 36-hours session.

Dale Glover topped a thirteen fish session with a lovely 29lb common, Dale used Xcel baits KSC boilies fished over a spodded area.


Yeomans Lake

Chris Wrightson had mirrors of 18.02 and 22.08 and Lee Beaven had four fish up to 23lb using hook baits soaked in Hinders betalin and black


Unity Lake

Ryan Pratley had a 24lb fish during a recent session.

Michael Ward managed three fish using Bang Tidy baits KC70 pop-ups. His catch included a 23lb common along with mirrors of 18.10 and 20.15.


04 May 2015

General

**Swim Availability**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of Monday late afternoon. Please note that these figures were taken during the last lap of the day which took place between 4pm and 5pm today. These numbers will obviously change by the morning but we hope they give you an indication of how busy the site is.
B1, 28 swims
B2, 32 swims
Manor, 10 swims
St John's, 25 swims
Oxlease, 20 swims
Hunts, 7 swims
Hardwick & Smiths, 32 swims
Big, Big winds coming in over the next couple of days with low pressure, so it should be good for a bite or two but make sure them bivvy pegs are well in !l!


General

**Lost Ring**

If anyone who has used the showers over the last couple of days has lost a ring then please either message our Facebook page or email chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com We will need a description of it before we hand it over.


2015 Charity Raffle Tickets Now On Sale.

**The 2015 Linear Fisheries Raffle Tickets in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association are now available through Just Giving**

Over the last five years Linear Fisheries has been selling raffle tickets in aid of the MNDA, with each year seeing us sell around 2,000 tickets. This year we are limiting the number of tickets to only 250, which will greatly increase your chance of winning. The tickets will cost £20 each with all proceeds going to the MNDA – There are plenty of prizes but the 1st prize is a very unique Linear Gold Ticket that will allow free fishing on all the Linear Day Ticket Waters except Hunts Corner for a year. You can purchase your ticket through Just Giving via the following link http://www.justgiving.com/Anita-Solan1/… (DONT FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR NAME & EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN PURCHASING A TCIKET)

**If you are a UK tax payer please click the GIFT AID button as it will add an extra £5 to the charity per ticket, straight from the government without costing you a penny more**

Please see below for further details:

*THREE MAJOR PRIZES TO BE DRAWN IN ORDER SHOWN*

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

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

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

THREE SEPARATE RUNNER-UP PRIZES

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

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

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


Credit Card Machine

I'm sure anyone who is familiar with the site will be aware that phone signal strength isn't great in the area, especially down at Oxlease and Hunts. This now seems to be randomly affecting the whole site and causing poor reception for phones and mobile credit card machines.
Unfortunately this seems to be getting worse even though we have a phone mask only one mile away. Can we please advise anyone fishing that if we cannot get a signal you will have to go up to the cash point machine at the Ducklington roundabout and then pay by cash. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately it is out of our hands.


25 April 2015

General

**Swim Availability**

Number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Saturday. Quite a few of the anglers are due off tomorrow.

Manor - 4
B-2 - 5
Hunts - 2
B-1 - 9
Hardwick/Smiths - 14
Oxlease - 12
St. Johns - 6


Open Day

Just a reminder before I get into what’s been caught recently that Linear will be holding its annual, free to enter Open Day on Saturday May 9th over at Brasenose-Two.

There will be loads going on with many of the industry’s top names in attendance - For more details please go to the “Other Info” section of our web site where the Open Day page can be found from the drop-down menu.


General

I'm sure anyone who is familiar with the site will be aware that phone signal strength isn't great in the area, especially down at Oxlease and Hunts.

Unfortunately this seems to be getting worse even though we have a phone mask only one mile away it is yet again affecting our phones and mobile credit card machines. Can we please advice anyone fishing down at Oxlease and Hunts that card payments may not work and we advise paying by cash. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Hardwick/Smiths is still throwing up plenty of fish from both sides of the water.

Dane Eyre landed 14 fish during a three night session, his catch included seven twenties along with a very nice 30lb 04oz common.

Julian Holland set a new PB when he landed a 20lb 01oz mirror during a recent trip.

Peter Wilson had six fish up to 33lb 02oz using Richworth S-Core boilies.

James Anthony landed ten fish using Richworth's new Type-R Red-Frill boilies, his biggest fish weighed 24lb 04oz.

And New Linear Bailiff, Scott Phillips landed four fish also using Richworth's new Type-R Red-Frill boilies, his session was topped by a 23.14 common and 22.08 mirror.


Manor Farm Lake

The only place to start this week on Manor is with Clive Turner who topped a ten fish session with "Spike" at 41lb 15oz and "The Pretty one" at 40lb 02oz.

Karl Wade had a 27lb mirror during a recent 24-hour session.

Jack Cuthbertson landed a very nice mid-twenty common.

Jack Clews had fish weighing 21.06 and 27.14, both fish fell to CC Moore live system boilies.

Mark Bartlett had three fish topped by a stunning 25lb common. Mark used DNA nutta's boilies and fished 14mm PB pop-ups over the top.

And fishing for tench was Paul Parish who landed one carp along with two nice tench up to 6lb 10oz.


St Johns Pool

Andy Cantwell had a 21.04 common using Nash Manchester Specials fished over spodded hemp, corn and Carp Fever mixed micro pellets.

Shane Fidock landed four fish using mainline cell boilies, his session was topped by a very impressive 36lb mirror.

Rick Ollerenshaw from Manchester landed nine fish using Baitworks boilies, Hinders particles and some on zigs.

Alex Cook caught a stunning 29lb 11oz linear mirror along with six other fish during a 48-hour session.

Stuart Durant, who was fishing the water for the first time landed fish weighing 22lb 04oz and 24lb.

And Angie Lawley landed six fish using Avid's new zig-line and zig-lites. Angie's trip was topped off by two heavily scaled stunning mirrors weighing 26lb 08oz and 32lb.


Oxlease Lake

Richie jones landed a stunning 23lb 02oz heavily scaled mirror during a recent trip to the water.

Brett Foster landed ten fish using zigs, topping his catch with a brace of thirties caught within an hour of each other, the weighed 32lb 12oz and 34lb 08oz.

Terry Austin managed three fish up to 17lb 03oz using fake corn and solid bags filled with Hinders Gemz 50/50 mix.


Brasenose One

Andrew Hordell had a 29lb 06oz common using Pyramid Baits pro-fish red 18mm boilies.

Matt Andrews landed a 16lb common and 18lb mirror, one of four fish caught using zigs.

Paul Ferrito landed his first ever Liner fish with a 25lb 08oz zig caught mirror.

Arron Woodcock had four fish to 20.02 during a 24-hours session using zigs. Fishing with him was his brother, Sam who landed another four to 23lb also on zigs.


Brasenose Two

Peter Rowland caught his first ever fish from the complex when he landed a very nice 22lb mirror.


Hunts Corner Lake

Fishing the complex for the first time was Gareth Jones, Gareth dropped onto Hunts Corner Lake and was rewarded with a 24lb 12oz mirror using s Sticky baits signature pop-up.


Gaunts Lake

John Ostrouchow had a very nice 28lb 05oz mirror using Mainline pop-ups.


21 April 2015

General

Three 40's landed from the complex in less than a day**

During the last 24-hours "The Box Common" has been landed from St. Johns at over 46lb along with two 40lb plus mirrors from Manor Farm Lake which we believe to be "The Pretty One" and "Spike". More details and photos when we receive them.


19 April 2015

General

**Swim Availability**

Number of swims available on each lake as of about 4pm Sunday afternoon.

Manor - 11
B-2 - 27
Hunts - 7
B-1 - 35
Hardwick/Smiths - 36
Oxlease - 24
St. Johns - 27


18 April 2015

General

**Swim Availability**
Number of swims available on each lake as of about 4pm this afternoon.
Manor - 6
B-2 - 14
Hunts - 2
B-1 - 15
Hardwick/Smiths - 23
Oxlease - 18
St. Johns - 17


17 April 2015

Brasenose Two

Rob McDonnell had nine fish during a recent day only session, his biggest weighed 20lb 04oz.

Daniel Butterfeild had a number of fish up to 26lb 03oz whilst on B-2.

Setting up just after we'd finished introducing the blue dyed, Mike and Debra Loftus shared a 76 fish session, landing a number of twenties and one just over 30lb. More details and photos when we receive them next week.


Brasenose One

Wayne Fearon and his son Liam Morgan landed 38 fish between them up to 26lb. They both used zigs dipped in mixed-fish v-cloud.

And fishing together Charlie Page and Harry Brewster landed 32 fish using zigs at various depths, there catch included a high percentage of twenties.


St Johns Pool

Chris Harpers had eight fish up to 28lb fishing with Russell Taylor who landed a couple of twenties and 30lb 04oz mirror.

Luke Robbins landed a 27lb 05oz common along with a 29lb mirror during a recent session at the complex, he also caught a 22lb mirror from Brasenose-Two.

Ryan Curran had a stunning 29lb common using DNA Baits SLK boilies.

And Jake Norris landed three fish using Sonubaits Code-Red boilies along with Sonu pellets and hemp. His fish included a 25lb mirror along with commons weighing 28lb and 36lb.


Oxlease Lake

Ali Snell had an impressive 34lb mirror using a pop-up fished over chick peas and hemp.

Sam Toro had fish of 28lb, 21lb and 26.04. Fishing with him was Luke Muscat who had mirrors weighing 16lb and 20lb 10oz.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Hardwick/Smiths has been fishing really well of late. Lee Hughes from Hollywood in Bromsgrove had a 19lb 10oz mirror using CC Moore boilies.

James Powell had six fish using Sticky White Ones fished over krill boilies, pellets and hemp.

Ollie Willcocks had a number of very pretty fish during a recent session.

Damian Shelley, who was fishing the complex for the first time landed mirrors of 19lb, 28lb and 29.06 using zigs.

Eugene pouch set a new PB when he landed a 16lb 05oz mirror using cheese.

Dave Saunders had three fish using Blakes Baits krinella Boilies with hemp and corn, his biggest fished weighed 31lb.

And Doncaster angler, Daggi had a few up to 25lb 14oz from the road bank of Hardwick.


Hunts Corner Lake

Darren Kent had a 29lb mirror using B&M Baits crab, kray and garlic pop-ups.


Manor Farm Lake

Tom Clarke from Staffordshire had a 25.03 common, 26.08 linear along with a very pretty two-tone mirror weighing 36lb 02oz, all his fish fell to SAE Bait Developments sweet nectar bag mix fished with matching hook baits.

Bradley Phillips had a lovely 24lb 04oz common using zig rigs soaked in Sandhurst baits glug.


Guy Lakes

On Gaunts Lake, Oliver Johnstone had a cracking 41lb 07oz common using home-made pop-ups.

On Unity Lake, Jason Rudge had an excellent tench session, landing 26 fish up to 10lb 01oz.

And Scott Harris had a stunning 24lb mirror using Mad Baits The Nutz boilies.

Over on Yeomans Lake, Wayne Cox continued his run of good form landing mirror of 17lb and 28lb.

And Matt Reynolds has landed a number of fish using Boillix HD-7 boilies cast to showing fish.


14 April 2015

General

**Weed Control**

Today we introduced blue dye into both Brasenose Waters, Oxlease, Yeomans and Unity Lakes. All the Blue Dyeing is now complete. We are not planning on dyeing any more lakes this year.


09 April 2015

General

**Weed Control**
On Tuesday and Thursday of next week (14th and 16th) we will be introducing Blue Dye into some of our waters to prevent excessive weed growth come the summer. We hope to start on B-1, B-2 and Oxlease then moving onto the Guys Syndicate on Thursday. The lakes we remain open while we put it in and it should take no longer than about 90-mins out on a boat per lake.


General

I'm sure anyone who is familiar with the site will be aware that phone signal strength isn't great in the area, especially down at Oxlease and Hunts.

Unfortunately this seems to be getting worse even though we have a phone mask only one mile away it is yet again affecting our phones and mobile credit card machines. Can we please advice anyone fishing down at Oxlease and Hunts that card payments may not work and we advise paying by cash. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


General

**News Updates**

The following catch reports are from fish reported to us over the last 10 days.


Manor Farm Lake

Ian Jeffs had a 25lb 12oz mirror using Richworth KG-1 home rolled cork specials fished as singles on chod rigs.

Jon Pimm had the mirror known as "The Pretty One" weighing 39lb 08oz.

Adam Clowes had 12 fish using SAE Bait Developments winter specials fished over B2 prototypes. His biggest two were a 31lb 03oz linear and the "Pin Head Mirror" weighing 36lb 14oz.

Luke Warr had a 24lb 08oz mirror after casting to a showing fish. Fishing with him was Ryan Warr who had a 15lb mirror and 24lb 08oz common also casting to showing fish.

And Bicester angler, Paul Fulcher had a 27lb 04oz mirror using CC Moore Live System boilies fished over a bed of hemp, corn and chopped and whole boilies.


Oxlease Lake

Mark Williams from Banbury had eight fish recently using a boilie only approach, his biggest fish weighed 34lb 04oz.

Mark Hughes had a 16lb mirror from the margins and Ryan Kemp had a 23lb mirror.

Rob Mahon had mirror of 25.12 and 35lb using pink pop-ups on chods.

Simon Williams form Bristol had a new PB 35lb mirror along with two other fish using single hook baits cast to showing fish.

And Charlie had five fish up to 25lb 04oz using zig rigs.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Matt Walsh had five fish topped by a 23lb mirror and 25lb common.

Neil Palmer had a 31lb common and 32lb mirror, both fish fell to pineapple pop-ups.


Brasenose One

Rob Gainer had five fish using cell boilies, fake corn and hemp, four of the fish weighed over 20lb with the biggest 25.08.

Liam Morgan topped a very successful 33 fish session with a lovely 27lb mirror, all Liam's fish fell to zigs dipped in Velocity Baits mixed fish V-cloud.


Yeomans Lake

Wayne Cox topped a seven fish session with a stunning 29lb linear mirror using Urban Baits nutcracker boilies.


Hunts Corner Lake

Kyle Thomas fished a 48-hour session, landing seven fish including three twenties and thirties weighing 31.12 and 35.06.

Scott Campkin fished the complex for the first time in ten years landing a 22lb 08oz mirror.


Brasenose Two

Pierce O'Hare had a nice mirror using 5-Star Baits pop-ups.

Derbyshire angler, Jonah Page had three fish up to 24lb 02oz.

Six year old Theo Bennett had a very impressive 16lb 08oz mirror whilst fishing with his dad, Lewis. White plastic corn fished at 40 yards did the trick.


St Johns Pool

Dean Smith had a 73lb catfish using a pop-up, his first ever cat.

Martin Evans from Leighton Buzzard had a 29.02 mirror along with two upper doubles.

Cyrus Richards had a very nice 17lb mirror during a recent trip.

And James McCartney had a few fish up to 19.05 using Boilix Baits HD-7 boilies.


General

**Weed Control**

On Tuesday and Thursday of next week (14th and 16th) we will be introducing Blue Dye into some of our waters to prevent excessive weed growth come the summer. We hope to start on B-1, B-2 and Oxlease then moving onto the Guys Syndicate on Thursday. The lakes we remain open while we put it in and it should take no longer than about 90-mins out on a boat per lake.


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PRESS RELEASE

Linear Fisheries (Oxford) Ltd announce the retirement of their Head Bailiff, Roy Parsons, who after twenty years loyal service with the company has decided to retire at the end of April this year.
Roy a familiar figure at the fishery since 1995 has helped the fishery grow from its humble beginning with just four lakes to the very popular eleven lake carp fishery it is today.
Roy will be replaced by Ian Roper who has been a volunteer bailiff and in the last two years has been on the Linear team as a part time bailiff. In other ways Ian has been associated with the fishery for more than ten years.
Ian, who is a very knowledgeable all round angler, will take up his new post as Head Bailiff on April 20th.
Linear believe that Ian, with his angling knowledge and his past experience at the fishery, will make a very good leader of the Bailiff team. Ian will report to Chris Blunt, who has just been promoted to General Manager.

Chris, who has held the position of Fishery Officer for the last ten years, took up his new role on April 1st and is now in charge of all day to day fishery matters at the lakes.

Len Gurd, Director of Linear Fisheries Oxford, said. “Roy has been with us as a bailiff since 1986, first as a volunteer bailiff at the old Linear Fisheries Linford site and then joining us in 1995 at Oxford as a full time Head Bailiff. He has been a mainstay at Oxford and someone that we and the fishery could always trust and rely on. I know that after all these years working together, he will certainly be missed, not just by us but by all those that have got to know him over the years. He is one of angling’s characters, a legend in the world of carp angling – the like of which we may never see again.
We thought long and hard about a replacement for Roy and many names were considered. Although it is unlikely that there will ever be another like Roy, we believe that Ian Roper will bring something new and worthwhile to the fishery, both Chris Blunt and I look forward to having him work for us.
We wish both of them the very best – Roy in his retirement and Ian in his new role as Head Bailiff-and welcome Chris Blunt in his new role as General Manager, knowing that Chris will continue to do the excellent work that he’s done to date and add much, much more to keep the fishery at the top where it belongs”.

Linear Fisheries (Oxford) Ltd was founded in 1993 as a Joint Venture Company between family owned, Oxfordshire aggregates company Smith & Sons (Bletchington) Ltd and Len Gurd, Angling Professional.


04 April 2015

General

**Swim Availability**

After a very busy start to the Easter break the site has emptied out a bit, although still busy. As of approximately 3pm this afternoon the following number of swims were free around the site.

Brasenose-One - 18 swims.
Brasenose-Two - 18 swims.
Hardwick/Smiths - 15 swims.
Hunts Corner Lake - 2 swims.
Oxlease Lake - 14 swims.
St. Johns Pool - 12 swims.
Manor Farm Lake - 6 swims.

This number will obviously change but we thought it would give you a rough idea of how busy the site is.


General

**Drinking Water**

Due to a technical issue with our drinking water filtration unit we now only have enough drinking water in our storage tank to last approximately another 24-Hours.

Due to the Eater shut-down we won't be able to get the spare parts until the end of next week. In the meantime could you please bring enough drinking water with you to last your session, if you do run out then there is a Sainsbury's only 10-mins up the road in Witney.

The showers and flushing toilets are now back up and running as they run off of a different system.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


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