News

27 March 2015

General

**Shower Block**

On Wednesday the 1st of April the shower and toilet block will be closed during the day for cleaning. Sorry for any Inconvenience this may cause.


Hunts Corner Lake

Rob Rees had six fish this week up to 27lb whilst fishing Hunts Corner Lake using pop-ups fished over a heavily baited area.


Gaunts Lake

On Gaunts Lake Angie Lawley had a very nice 25lb mirror whilst fishing with Chris Lowe who landed a cracking 28lb mirror. They both used Sonubaits Code-Red oozing pop-ups fished over particles, pellets and Code-Red boilies.

And John Warr from Wellesbourne with a 19.14 mirror caught this week from Gaunts Lake.


24 March 2015

Brasenose One

Linear Regular, Paddy Ramsden had a very successful overnight session using 6ft zigs dipped in CC Moore Feedstim XP. Paddy fished for 14-hours landing 16 fish topped by mirrors weighing 31.06 and 34.08.


General

**Shower Block**

On Wednesday the 1st of April the shower and toilet block will be closed during the day for cleaning. Sorry for any Inconvenience this may cause.


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.


Oxlease Lake

Lee Parker had a nice 33lb 04oz mirror using maggots and chopped boilies.

Paul Monaghan had fish weighing 26.04 and 21.02 using stiff hinge rigs with white chocolate pop-ups.

Ellen Beedham had six fish using 12mm pop-ups fished over a bed of maggots, hemp and corn. Ellen's biggest two were 23lb and 33lb 06oz.


Brasenose One

Whilst down on a tutorial with Chris Lowe, Craig landed a number of fish including a new PB 25lb 08oz mirror. Chris also landed a few fish including a 29.08 mirror. They both used Avid Carp zig rigs and Sonubaits Code-Red boilies, pellets and particles.

Another Craig fishing the water also landed a 25.08 mirror, this time on a 9 1/2ft zig.


Unity Lake

Kevin Horton had a very pretty 21lb 14oz mirror during a trip to Unity Lake.


Brasenose Two

Jamie Brown landed a cracking 35lb 08oz during a recent session, this was the best of a 27 fish session using singles fished over a spodded area at range.


Hunts Corner Lake

There have been a number of fish out of Hunts lately but the best catch was that of Liverpool angler, Graeme Cheetham. Graeme landed four fish using Mainline milky toffee boilies, topped by mirrors weighing 30.05 and 30.07.


22 March 2015

General

*Weed Control**
Over the next few weeks we will be undertaking weed control around the complex, all lakes will remain open during this period with minimal disturbance other than a boat on the water for a couple of hours per lake. Our aim will be to complete Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Oxlease and possibly a couple of the syndicate waters. This work will be very much weather dependent so no exact dates can be given at the moment but it definitely wont be during Easter week. We'll try to announce it a couple of days before we go out, if possible.


19 March 2015

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 EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN PURCHASING A TCIKET)

**If you could please click the GIFT AID button as well 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 are 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.


General

*Weed Control**

Over the next few weeks we will be undertaking weed control around the complex, all lakes will remain open during this period with minimal disturbance other than a boat on the water for a couple of hours per lake. Our aim will be to complete Brasenose-One, Brasenose-Two and Oxlease and possibly a couple of the syndicate waters. This work will be very much weather dependent so no exact dates can be given at the moment but it definitely wont be during Easter week. We'll try to announce it a couple of days before we go out, if possible.


16 March 2015

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

**Gate Locking Times**

From Sunday March 1st the gate locking times will revert back to 9pm. In the morning all gates will still be open by 8am.


General

**Pike Fishing**

Just a reminder that our pike fishing season finishes on Saturday - From Sunday 1st March any form of pike fishing is not allowed until the season opens back up again on October 1st.


Brasenose One

Andy Ormrod had eight fish to mid-twenties during a recent session using 4-7ft zig rigs, fishing with him was Lee Dunning who had nine fish to 28lb using the same tactics.

And also fishing together were Arron Tolley and Sam, between them they landed 47 fish, with twelve of them being over 20lb. Aaron landed the biggest at 34lb 08oz.


Oxlease Lake

On Oxlease Lake Mark Betteridge landed four fish including a stunning 30lb scattered linear mirror, Mark used Sticky Baits Krill fished over spod. With him was Stuart Mogford who landed three fish up to 25lb using Perfection Groundbaits CO2 baits over a spodded area.

Adam Williamson landed four fish during a recent trip to the water using solid bags, the two biggest fish weighed 34lb and 35lb 10oz, both were PB's.


Brasenose Two

Farther and son due, Wayne Fearon and Liam Morgan shared a very nice 30 fish catch on Brasenose-Two using AK4R boilies and glug along with pellets and hemp. Since that trip Wayne has been back down and after an unsuccessful first 24-hours, moved and went on to catch 14 fish two over 29lb. 10mm Velocity Baits pineapple pop-ups over AK4R boilies doing the trick this time.

Fishing together, Linear Bailiff's Dave Austin and Richie Eastaff landed 16 fish between them to over 29lb, Dave somehow managed to land 14 of them using Sticky Krill boilies in pva bags fished at range.

And Rob McDonnell had seven fish to upper doubles during a day only session.


St Johns Pool

There have been a few fish coming out of St. Johns recently, with the biggest I've heard of weighing just under 30lb. Chris Lowe and Angie Lawley have been amongst the St. Johns fish again, landing eight fish using Avid zig-line and black/yellow ziglites, Chris had the biggest at 26lb.


Hunts Corner Lake

After a successful recent session on Oxlease that saw him land a 38lb plus mirror, Reece Ackers also did well on Hunts Corner Lake landing four fish up to 35lb 08oz.


Guy Lakes

On Gaunts Lake Steve Palmer had a very nice 25lb 10oz mirror using Nash 4G baits.

Also on Guys was Scott Harris who landed an upper double along with two other mirrors weighing 21lb and 30.04, all three fish were caught using Mad Baits The Nutz Boilies.


15 March 2015

Brasenose Two

Brasenose-Two was due to be closed tomorrow, Mon 16th and Tues 17th, but due to circumstances beyond our control the planned work has had to be cancelled. Brasenose-Two will now be open as normal. We will advise of the new date as and when we can.


09 March 2015

General

Can we just remind everyone that bait boats are not allowed at the fishery, if you are caught using one you will be asked to leave. It is only March and we've already had to ask two different parties to leave the site, something we don't enjoy doing!


02 March 2015

General

**Gate Locking Times**

From Sunday March 1st the gate locking times will revert back to 9pm. In the morning all gates will still be open by 8am.


General

**Pike Fishing**

Just a reminder that our pike fishing season finishes on Saturday - From Sunday 1st March any form of pike fishing is not allowed until the season opens back up again on October 1st.


Gaunts Lake

Whilst on Gaunts Lake Steve Palmer landed a cracking 28lb 03oz mirror using the new Nash 4G squid boilies.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Pete Lay had a stunning 19lb mirror from the Smith's side of the lake along with a tench. Pete used Pure Pellet morning glory pop-ups fished over hemp and pellets.

And Gary Clark had mirrors of 16lb 04oz and 23lb 09oz.


Brasenose Two

Dave Devoil from Sawbridgeworth landed mirrors of 22lb and 12lb during the recent charity match.

Rob McDonnell had seven fish during a day only session, his biggest weighed 20lb 13oz.

Fishing together Tom Maker and Chris Holmes landed 58 fish between them during a 36-hour session. They landed fish up to 29lb 06oz fishing bottom baits over a heavily baited area.

Local angler, Stuart Colling from Witney landed a very nice 24lb mirror fishing plastic corn over a spodded area of pellet and corn.


Brasenose One

Brasenose-One has been fishing brilliantly over the last couple of weeks with loads of fish gracing the banks.

Linear Bailiff Dave Austin landed nineteen fish over the weekend using zigs and bottom baits. His catch included three twenties up to 25.04 and was topped by an impressive 32lb 12oz mirror.

Mathew Francis had two nice doubles.

Steve Cliff racked up 22 fish during a 48-hour session using a new bait on test from Sticky Baits, his catch included a number of twenties up to 28lb. Fishing with Steve was his mate Luke who landed an impressive 36lb mirror using Sticky krill boilies.

Richard Verney from CCBaits fished a day session using Nutvile and GBS boilies, landing mirrors of 23.08 and 29.04.

Ashley Hopkin from Swansea landed three twenties during his first visit to the complex. His fish weighed 26.00, 24.08 and 26.10 and were caught using CR1 boilies. Fishing with him was Craig Brown who landed a 13lb mirror.

Brothers, Lewis and Bradley Phillips had a number of fish using Sandhurst Baits boilies, Lewis had fish of 23lb and 26lb with Bradley landing one at 21.04 along with a new PB mirror of 29lb.


Oxlease Lake

Paul Kemp landed two PB's during a recent session on the water, the first weighing 29lb and the other 37lb.

Carl Humpage from Fatty's Bait and Tackle landed four fish up to 24lb.

Ben Adams landed a 21lb mirror during a 24-hour session using Dave Mallin's liquorice cream brace mix boilies.

Matthew Farnham had a very nice 35lb 08oz mirror.

Dale Glover had four fish up to 29lb 03oz using 12mm Xcel Baits VNF bottom baits fished over a small baited area of particles.

Matthew Rogerson had a stunning 35lb 06oz mirror fishing fake corn over hemp and sweetcorn.


23 February 2015

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures for Matches/Events**

- The whole of Brasenose-Two will be closed from 9am Friday 27th Feb until about 2pm Sun 1st March for a charity match.


Brasenose One

Brasenose-One has bee in fine form lately with plenty of fish to mid-thirties coming out.

Tom Hyde topped a seven fish session using single hook baits with two new PB's, both mirrors. The first weighed 31lb 02oz and was followed by another weighing 31lb 10oz.

Steve Pawluck had an amazing session recently landing 24 out of 31 runs to nearly 28lb, his weekend session saw him end up with 14 fish over 20lb. Steve fished at about 80 yards range over a very heavily baited area of maggots, corn, pellets, parti-blend and boilies.


Hunts Corner Lake

Dave Cummings had two fish using sweetcorn and hemp, the fish weighed 24.08 and 25.06.


Unity Lake

Kevin Horton had a mid-double ghostie mirror along with a 23lb 12oz common and 23lb mirror during a session this past weekend.


Oxlease Lake

Fishing together using Velocity Baits pop-ups Aaron Fisher, Cully Hassard and Chris Notley had a number of fish. Aaron landed mirrors of 23.08 and 26.02, Cully had a nice 28.02 mirror and Chris landed a stunning 15lb scaly mirror.

There was also a 35lb plus mirror out over the weekend.


Security

**Gate Locking Times**

From Sunday March 1st the gate locking times will revert back to 9pm. In the morning all gates will still be open by 8am.


General

**Pike Fishing**

Just a reminder that our pike fishing season finishes on Saturday - From Sunday 1st March any form of pike fishing is not allowed until the season opens back up again on October 1st.


10 February 2015

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures for Matches/Events**

- Linear’s last pike match of the season will be held at St. Johns Pool on Sunday the 22nd February - The whole lake will be closed to the public whilst the match is on.

- The whole of Brasenose-Two will be closed from 9am Friday 27th Feb until about 2pm Sun 1st March for a charity match.


Brasenose One

Although it's been very cold at the fishery lately and a number of the waters have frozen, Brasenose-One is still producing fish.

Rob Avery has fished a few day only session recently landing a couple of very nice common and a cracking 27lb 04oz mirror. All Rob's fish fell to DNA Baits boilies.

Steve Clarke from Hinders of Swindon managed three nice mirrors during a hectic 30-min feeding spell, Steve used Fox yellow & black zig aligna's soaked in Hinders Betalin & Black.

Fishing with Steve was Scott Rivers who had a very pretty mid-double using a snowman rig fished in conjunction with a pva stick.

Damian Ziolkowski had mirrors of 16lb 05oz and 21lb using zig rigs.

Clive Turner from Didcot angling had a double fishing over a spodded area.

And Callum Boyle braved cold conditions on B-1 landing six and losing two. Callum fished sweetcorn, hemp and maggots with hook baits soaked in Hinders Betalin, his biggest fished weighed just over 20lb.


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09 February 2015

General

There are still places available for the 48-hour charity match coming up on Brasenose-Two starting the 27th of February. The match is in aid of "The Global Fund For Children".

If anyone is interested then please contact: Jason Sandiford at

E-Mail- snagscarp72@hotmail.co.uk
or
Website http://snagscarp72.wix.com/charityevent2015


07 February 2015

General

**Upcoming Lake Closures for Matches/Events**

- Linear’s last pike match of the season will be held at St. Johns Pool on Sunday the 22nd February - The whole lake will be closed to the public whilst the match is on.

- The whole of Brasenose-Two will be closed from 9am Friday 27th Feb until about 2pm Sun 1st March for a charity match.


03 February 2015

St Johns Pool

The Charity Pike Match held on St. Johns pool yesterday went very well with 12 fish landed to low doubles. The match which was held in conjunction with the MNDA, Linear and the PAC raised about £400 on the day which will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. A big thanks to everyone who helped out with the match.


Brasenose One

Scott Fraser landed four fish during very cold conditions using maggots and North East Baits pink krill punch pop-ups. Scot landed a double, two twenties and topped his session with a very impressive new PB weighing 37lb 06.

And Nick Fallon had six fish during a recent trip to the water, his catch included mirrors of 23.04, 22.06 and 30lb and were all caught using corn and maggots.


Oxlease Lake

Linear Bailiff, Ivor Peachey struggled through most of his session but during a typically short winter feeding spell of three hours he landed four fish, the biggest two weighing 21lb and 27lb 04oz.


Brasenose Two

Mitch Gillam had two fish up to 21lb during a 36-hour session. Mitch used maggots fished over a large bed of hemp and corn.


St Johns Pool

Linear regular, Angie Lawely had seven fish up to 20lb 10oz, all Angie's fish fell to Sonubaits Code-Red pop-ups fished in solid bags filled with Code-Red pellets.


Gaunts Lake

During a recent weekend session, Scott Harris landed four fish up to 24lb 04oz. Scott used Mad Baits Nutz boilies along with Wicked Whites and Zing pop-ups, these were fished to a silt spot at about 60 yards range.


General

**Upcoming Lake Closures for Matches/Events**

- Linear’s last pike match of the season will be held at St. Johns Pool on Sunday the 22nd February - The whole lake will be closed to the public whilst the match is on.


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