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 Important News 

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

Oxlease Lake - Whole Lake closed for the UK Carp Angling Masters from 8am Fri 30th Sept until about 2pm Sun 2nd Oct.

Hardwick/Smiths - Whole Lake will be closed for the Holland baits Social from 8am Fri 7th Oct until about midday Sun 9th Oct.

Hunts Corner Lake - Whole Lake closed for a lake booking from 3pm Fri 14th Oct until about 3pm Sun 16th Oct.

Brasenose-One - Whole Lake closed for the UK Carp Championships, Singles Final from 8am Fri 14th Oct until about 2pm Sun 16th Oct.

Hunts Corner Lake - Whole lake closed for a lake booking from 10am Mon 24th Oct until about midday Wed 26th Oct.

Oxlease Lake - Whole lake closed for a lake booking from 8am Mon 24th Oct until about midday Thurs 27th Oct.

Brasenose-One - Whole lake closed for the (SMCM) 2016 Pairs Match from 8am Fri 28th Oct until about 2pm Sun 30th Oct.

Hunts Corner Lake - Whole lake closed for a lake booking from 9am Wed 2nd Nov until about midday Fri 4th Nov for a booking.

Manor Farm Lake - Whole lake closed for our first pike match of the winter. From 8am Sun 6th Nov until approx 4pm Sun 6th Nov.

November and December bookings details to follow:


27 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 13 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 26 Swims free out of 41
St John's 11 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 8 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 2 Swims free out of 10


26 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 17 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 13 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 10 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 4 Swims free out of 10


25 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 28 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 21 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 26 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 7 Swims free out of 10


24 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 10 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 18 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 4 Swims free out of 10


23 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Friday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.

It will be very busy, first thing on Saturday so we advise not showing up until late morning on-wards.

Brasenose One 4 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 6 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 14 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 5 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 1 Swims free out of 10


General

**Swim Update**

Currently both Brasenose Lakes, Hunts and Oxlease are very busy, Hardwick has about 22 swims free and Manor and St. Johns have room. There are plenty of anglers due off tomorrow but if you are heading down this afternoon, head to Hardwick, Manor or St. Johns. If you are coming tomorrow, head down for about 11am on-wards. We will add the normal update later.


22 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 12 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 26 Swims free out of 41
St John's 14 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 10 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 4 Swims free out of 10


21 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 14 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 7 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 18 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 4 Swims free out of 10


20 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 15 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 16 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 12 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 4 Swims free out of 10


19 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 16 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 20 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 4 Swims free out of 10


18 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 19 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 20 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 22 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 5 Swims free out of 10


17 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 9 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths CLOSED until about midday Sunday for a match.
St John's 11 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 12 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner FULL


16 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5.27pm. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 8 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 10 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths CLOSED
St John's 9 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner FULL


Manor Farm Lake

James Perry had a cracking 35lb 08oz PB mirror whilst down on a session celebrating his birthday.

James Harwood had commons weighing 30lb and 22lb during weekend session.

Andrew Pattyson had a 21lb linear mirror.

Jake Phelan had three fish including the Pretty One at 40lb 02oz, his new PB.

And Chris Penny had his first ever cat in the shape of a 22lb moggie.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Ryan Postlethwaite had mirrors of 22llb and 19lb along with an awesome 32lb 04oz leather whilst down on a tutorial with Andy Ormrod who landed a 22lb mirror.

Graham Hunt had commons of 22.11 and 26.08 using boilies from Mainline Baits.

Adrian Chowns landed two nice fish during a quick 24-hours session using cell boilies.

Gabor Gyurko Had fish up to 31.08 during a recent session.

Lee Dowding had seven fish up to 27lb 10oz using a soon to be released boilies from Nash Baits called Key Cray.

Dave Hudson had a new PB 28lb 12oz mirror using Stick krill with hemp and corn.

And Iain Dewale landed a 24.08 mirror whilst fishing with his brother, Neil who landed a 22.04 mirror. Both anglers used Spotted Fins Catalyst boilies.


Oxlease Lake

Craig Thomas landed a lovely 26lb 02oz mirror, part of a six fish session.

Steve Brown had seven fish up to 25lb 10oz fishing solid bags over Hull Particles hemp and corn.

Russ Guise has been back down again, landing a number of fish up to 33lb.

And Reece Ackers had a stunning 23lb linear mirror along with two doubles using solid bags.


Brasenose Two

Dean Ford had a couple of nice doubles during his first visit to the complex.

And Steve Johnson landed 13 fish up to 24.08 using maggots, this was also Steve's first trip to the fishery.


Brasenose One

Mark Insley had a PB 37lb 05oz mirror using a white pop-up fished over a bed of corn and pellets.

Lee Hodgkinson landed a number of fish during a recent session, the biggest a 25lb 03oz mirror.


St Johns Pool

Billy Freame had eight fish during a 48-hour session using Mistral Baits boilies. His biggest fish weighed 27lb.

Chris Lowe had a 34lb common and Angie Lawley had mirrors of 22lb and 30lb. All their fish fell to prototype hook baits and pellets from Sonubaits.

Alex Mckenzie had a nice 24lb mirror.

And Sonny Chander caught a really long, 26lb common along with mirrors of 29lb 10oz and 32.10. These fish helped make up an eight fish session.


Hunts Corner Lake

Steve Collet topped a four fish session with mirrors of 29lb and 32.03.


Guy Lakes

On Gaunts Lake, Keith Newton had the "Auntie Albert Fish" weighing 33lb 04oz and Paul Allen landed mirrors of 20lb and 25lb along with a 23lb common and the lakes largest common at 41lb 12oz. All Paul's fish fell to GS Crab boilies from Oxford Baits.

Over on Unity Lake, Neil Whipp had five fish using DBP hemp & snails fished with Mainline essential cell boilies. His session included mirrors of 20lb and 26lb along with a 24lb common.

Also on Unity was James Blackburn, who topped a 31-fish session with a 35lb 12oz mirror.

On Yeomans Lake, Ray Sullivan landed a number of fish topped by mirrors of 26lb 05oz and 30lb 01oz and the Dark Common at 28lb 12oz. All caught using Sticky manila and bloodworm baits.

Roger Seymour had three fish up to 27lb 05oz.

And Mark Willis had an epic session, landing one double, eight twenties up to 29lb along with a 34lb mirror and 32lb PB common.


15 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 11 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths Closed 9am Friday
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 22 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 3 Swims free out of 10


13 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 10 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 17 Swims free out of 41
St John's 14 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 8 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 9 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 5 Swims free out of 10


12 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 8 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 7 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St John's 9 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 8 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 6 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 2 Swims free out of 10


11 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 28 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 33 Swims free out of 41
St John's 29 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 11 Swims free out of 40
Hunts 4 Swims free out of 10


10 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 6 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 8 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 9 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 3 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 40
Hunts 2 Swims free out of 10


09 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Friday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 4 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 6 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 5 Swims free out of 40
Hunts 4 Swims free out of 10


08 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 10 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 13 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 1 Swim free out of 10


Oxlease Lake

Carl Stratford from State tackle in Witney managed six fish up to 26.01 and then returned for an overnight session and landed a 32lb 08oz mirror.

George Mcgrath had a pretty 21lb mirror whilst fishing with his dad, Kevin who landed a 19lb common.

Adam Biddulph had six fish up to 22.08 using solid bags.

Craig Harper had a 22lb common using Nash Key boilies.

James Holyoak landed a number of fish during a recent session, the biggest weighed 30lb 04oz.

St. Helens angler, Shaun Ashton had two mirrors using CC Moore pacific tuna hook baits tipped with corn. One weighed 22lb and the other set a new PB at 40lb 07oz.

Kevin Cronin also landed a new PB, when he slipped the net under a lovely 27lb mirror.

Ollie Guise had six fish, topped by fish weighing 27.15 and 29.10.

Russ Guise landed 18 fish during his latest session, a session that included four thirties, 37.10 and 39.05 the biggest.

Sam Walters had a very impressive 42lb mirror.

And fishing together, father and son duo of Olly and Aidan Whitehall caught a number of fish using Stick Baits krill boilies, hemp and corn. Young Aidan landed the biggest two, both mirrors at 25lb and 24lb 14oz.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Steven Fowler had a very nice 28lb mirror using Sticky Baits pop-ups.

Luke Smalley landed eight fish, four were over 20lb, topped by a 38lb 10oz mirror.

And Ash Goodwin caught a 25lb 04oz common.


St Johns Pool

James Taylor had a very impressive 46lb catfish along with a double figure carp, both caught using solid bags fished over a bed of particles.

Alex Greenhalgh had five fish during a recent 48-hours session, this included a PB common weighing 24lb 06oz along with a PB mirror of 29lb 08oz.

Angie Lawley landed a 20lb 08oz cat along with a 20lb common and 30lb mirror, all caught on prototype hook baits and pellets from Sonubaits.

And Billy Freame landed a stunning 19lb mirror using Mistral Baits boilies.


Hunts Corner Lake

Dave Jepson topped a twelve fish session with fish weighing 26lb, 27lb, 29.08 and 38lb 04oz, Dave was using manila hook baits.

Luke Butler had a lovely 22lb 07oz scaly mirror.

And Alan Hicks enjoyed a great session with his children, amongst other fish he landed mirrors of 25.02, 28lb and 30lb 03oz.


Brasenose One

Danny Flood and Aiden recently landed a number of fish whilst spodding over zigs, the biggest fish weighed 24.08.

Jacob landed a 16lb 09oz mirror.

Mark Chambers toped a five fish session with mirrors of 29lb and 33lb, all caught using corn, tigers and cell boilies.

Ben Oakes had two quality fish in the shape of mirrors weighing 31lb 08oz and 38lb 14oz. Fishing with him was Jemma Bailey who also got amongst the fish, with mirrors of 19lb and 27lb.

Nick hands spent 24-hours on the water, landing four fish including a 28lb 12oz mirror. Nick fished ESP fake corn over s bed of Nash Key boilies.

And John Taylor, from the Scottish carp Group made the long trip more than worthwhile by catching 27 fish up to 29lb 02oz. All his fish came during the last 48-hours of his session and were caught using corn, hemp and 12mm Sticky Baits krill boilies.


07 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 18 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 13 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 12 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 1 Swim free out of 10


06 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 18 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 18 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 3 Swims free out of 10


Hunts Corner Pond

Hunts Corner Lake and Pond will closed from midday Wed 14th Sept for approx two days. This is for maintenance in and around the swims.


Hunts Corner Lake

Hunts Corner Lake and Pond will closed from midday Wed 14th Sept for approx two days. This is for maintenance in and around the swims.


05 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 18 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 16 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St John's 16 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 22 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 2 Swims free out of 10


04 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 26 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 24 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 5 Swim free out of 10


03 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 10 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two CLOSED FOR MATCH - Re-opens about 2pm Sunday.
Hardwick / Smiths 14 Swims free out of 41
St John's 11 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 6 Swims free out of 40
Hunts 0 Swims free out of 10


02 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Friday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 5 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two CLOSED FOR MATCH
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 6 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 5 Swims free out of 40
Hunts 2 Swims free out of 10


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Andrew Francks spent 36-hours on Hardwick/Smiths, landing five fish, the biggest three weighed 22.08, 24.01 and 31.04.

Nicky Mills recently caught a 31lb 02oz mirror.

Mark Lees caught mirrors of 20.01 and 21lb 12oz, both falling to a bed of particles.

Keith Day from Buckinghamshire, used krill and malt chocolate boilies to land mirrors of 17lb and 32.04.

Staffordshire angler, Leigh Spilsbury, landed a new PB 33lb mirror using a Sticky Baits signature pop-up, fished over a bed of Baitcraft/Bankbug T1 boilies.

And Jamie Standbridge recently had an amazing session, landing twelve fish using Urban Baits nutcracker boilies and particles from DBP. His catch included a 27lb PB common and a 37lb PB mirror.


Brasenose One

Ollie Shoesmith had a very distinctive looking 31lb PB mirror from the water during a recent session.

James Benge landed a new PB 25.02 mirror using manila boilies, chilli-hemp and corn.

Lee Parker caught seven fish, ranging in size from 13lb to 34lb 08oz.

Cyrus Richards had an 18lb 02oz common. Fishing with Cyrus was James McCartney, James landed a number of fish including a 30lb 01oz mirror and new PB common weighing 27lb. All their fish fell to Boilix baits HD-7 boilies and mixed particles.

And Steven Hodds had an impressive looking 28lb 02oz mirror.


Yeomans Lake

Didcot angler, Tony Jones, has had a number of fish from Yeomans Lake this year, his latest capture proving to be one of his best, a 30lb 12oz common.

Joey Rose from Cheltenham had a ten fish from a heavily baited area of boilies at about 50-yards range. His biggest two were 28lb and 29.06.

Mike Speke had a very nice 24lb 03oz mirror whilst fishing with Sadie, who landed a 20lb 09oz mirror.

Tom Atkins landed a 22.02 mirror during a weekend session.

And Neil Whipp had a couple more nice mirrors during his latest visit to the water, again on the DBP hemp & bloodworm and Mainline essential cell boilies.


Oxlease Lake

Jack Phillips had a 31lb 08oz mirror using Carpbaits 365 salmex boilies.

Josh Freeth landed fish up to 32lb 04oz during a couple of recent trips to the water.

And Ten year old Morgan Slater, who was fishing with his father, Jason, had a great session landing a number of fish including a new PB 22lb 08oz linear mirror.


Brasenose Two

Reece Buttery landed five fish up to 27lb using corn, hemp and krill boilies.

And Jack Harley had very nice 26lb 07oz common during a recent weekend session.


01 September 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 13 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two Closed for a match until about 1pm Sunday.
Hardwick / Smiths 18 Swims free out of 41
St John's 23 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 2 Swim free out of 10


31 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 18 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 16 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 17 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 6 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 4 Swim free out of 10


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

**Hardwick/Smiths**

We've got through the work quicker than expecting on Smiths Pool, so it will be back open from 5pm this evening.


30 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 15 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 13 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 9 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 1 Swim free out of 10


29 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 18 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 19 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 16 Swims free out of 41
St John's 22 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 16 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 6 swims free out of 10


28 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 22 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 12 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 21 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 31 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 4 swims free out of 10


27 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 10 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 12 Swims free out of 41
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 2 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 2 swims free out of 10


26 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Friday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 2 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 3 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 2 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner Full


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Wayne Morgan landed a new PB 24lb 11oz mirror.

Lee Hughes used wicked white wafters during a 48-hour, a session by a quality 31lb common.

Emma Smith had a number of fish recently using CBS Baits AS-1 wafters, her biggest topped the scales at 21lb.

Daniel Sparks landed eight fish up to 23lb.

John Kittle set a new PB when he slipped the net under a 28lb common.

And Danny Pottle recently landed three 20's up to 23lb.


Oxlease Lake

Gareth Watkin recently landed mirror of 25lb, 26.08 and a new PB of 38lb.

Daniel Allies, from Worcester, fished a 48-hour session, landing three fish, two of them weighed 26lb exactly and both were new PB's. Dan used Carp baits 365 boilies.

Ian Witten had a double figure common along with mirrors of 26lb and 36lb 14oz.

Gary Eccles landed an impressive 33lb mirror whilst surface fishing.

Young Max Whitehall, took 16 fish during a recent weekend session using Sticky Baits manila boilies, hemp and corn. Seven over his fish weighed over 20lb, the biggest 27.12.

After winning one of our Facebook competitions, Chris Flood visited the site for the first time with the Mrs. he went away happy after landing three carp to 21.10 and a surprise 9lb pike.

And Chris Watkins landed six fish during a four day trip, all his fish came from single hook baits, the biggest weighing 34lb.


Manor Farm Lake

Tom Coffey fished a 24-hours session, landing three fish up to 28lb, Tom used fake corn fished over sweetcorn and hemp.

Phillip Obrien landed a stunning 26lb 05oz scaly mirror recently whilst fishing with Joe Rowe who had two, weighing 22.04 and 24.06.

And Dan Ferris topped a recent trip with a cracking 30lb 04oz common.


St Johns Pool

Andrew Dwyer landed his first ever catfish this week, weighing 46lb.

Linear regular, Ellen Beedham landed a number of fish up to 32.10 using DNA Switch boilies with hemp and corn.

Craig Cooper also landed his first ever cat recently, this one weighed a whopping 71lb!

And Recce Murphy had seven fish including a new PB 30lb mirror.


Brasenose One

Keith Newton landed seven fish during a weekend session, the biggest weighed 23lb.

Kai Scott recently fished a 48-hours session on the water, topping his session with a new PB 25lb 10oz mirror using manila boilies.

Derek Curtis landed fish of 22lb and 30lb using bloodworm wafters and plastic maggots.

Matthew Fitter had a 23lb 14oz common during a recent trip to the lake.

Linear Bailiff, Scott Phillips had nine fish up to 21.10, all caught using Sticky Baits krill wafters.

And Ashley Phelan topped a 12 fish, 24-hour session with an impressive 33lb mirror.


Hunts Corner Lake

Andy Davies landed three fish up to 24lb, using Pilgrim baits fungi boilies.

And John Kittle landed a cracking old mirror, weighing 27lb 04oz.


25 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 15 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 21 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 10 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 8 Swims free out of 10


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

**Sorry for the short Notice but Pegs 11-33 on Hardwick/Smiths will be closed from 8am Tuesday 30th Aug until about 5pm Thursday 1st of Sept for tree work**


24 August 2016

General

*Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 15 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 5 Swims free out of 10


23 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 15 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 17 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 21 Swims free out of 40
Hunts corner 5 Swims free out of 10


22 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *

Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 14 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 16 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 26 Swims free out of 41
St John's 15 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10


21 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *

Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 23 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 31 Swims free out of 41
St John's 25 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 26 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 4 Swims free out of 10


20 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *

Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 10 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 10 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 14 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10


19 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *

The site is currently very, very busy. If you were planning on arriving this evening or first thing tomorrow, we strongly advise that you leave it until around midday Sat or Sat afternoon. There are plenty of anglers due off tomorrow but not until midday on-wards. Please don't rush down tomorrow first thing as you will be disappointed with the number of swims available.


Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Friday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 3 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 3 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 4 Swims free out of 41
St John's 7 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 2 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 0 Swims free out of 10


18 August 2016

Brasenose One

Paul Bean managed mirrors of 21lb and 24lb along with a tench on his first trip to the complex. Paul used sweetcorn, hemp and 10mm boilies.

Eleven year old Oliver Wright set a new PB with a 20lb 12oz common.

Richard landed a very nice 27lb mirror on a zig rig, his only fish of a hard 48-hour session.

And finally Paul Bensley recently had fish of 16lb and 27lb.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Linear bailiff, Scott Phillips landed six fish up to 23.08 during a recent session, all caught using Sticky Baits krill wafters fished over 12&16mm krill boilies, hemp, maize and pellets along with a good helping of krill liquid.

Danny Carter landed 21 fish during a 4-night session, his biggest weighed 25lb.

Craig Clark had a 20lb 14oz fish.

And Rob Joyce seven fish using Blakes Baits krinella boilies fished over hemp and matching freebies, four were over twenty up to 24lb 10oz.


Hunts Corner Lake

Andrew Griffiths topped a four fish session with a 25lb 05oz scaly mirror, all his fish were caught using manilla boilies.

And young Samuel Flaum landed an impressive 7lb 04oz PB tench.


St Johns Pool

Luke Roberts set a new PB with a 24lb 02oz mirror.

Stephen Perkins recently set a new PB with a cracking 35.02 mirror, Stephen was fishing with his son Kade, he also set a new PB with a 17.06 fish.


Oxlease Lake

Jordan Lattimer recently landed a 14lb common along with a 33.02 mirror using hinge stiff rigs.

Young Finn Price had a great session, smashing his PB twice, topped by an impressive 30lb mirror.

Lewis Smith caught mirrors of 23.02 and 30.05.

And Darren Cunningham ended a 48-hours session with just the one fish, a very nice 23lb fish.


Guy Lakes

On Unity Lake Jon Gasher landed two nice twenties during a recent trip to the water.

And Phil caught a 27.08 ghost carp along with a 19lb common and a 37lb 12oz, lake record grass carp, a new PB.

Over on Yeomans Lake, Stuart Richmond landed the big mirror known as "Jenny" at 41lb, this was his first trip to the syndicate.

Neil Whipp had a number of fish included mirrors of 27lb and 21.07, all caught using DBP products and Mainline boilies.

Mike Speke had a 26.06 common.

And Dale Glover recently slipped the his net under a stunning 26lb original.


General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Thursday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 4 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 7 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 12 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 0 Swims free out of 10


General

**Reserving Swims**

Thought we’d just clarify the situation with reserving swims at the fishery. We don’t actually take any bookings or reserve swims unless they are for match/event lake advance bookings or for groups of ten or more, again booked in advance. The only exceptions we may make to this are for the disabled swims on Oxlease or B-1, magazine or DVD shoots, some tutorials or for the “On-Call” emergency duty bailiff/first-aider at weekends. However, when you first arrive at the fishery we have no problem at all with you walking round with a bucket or item of tackle and reserving the swim, just long enough for you to return to your vehicle, load your barrow and then return to that swim. Please note however that if the bucket is there for more than about 45-mins the fishery team may remove it and leave it at the fishery office. In recent years we’ve had major issues with anglers trying to stop other anglers fishing the swim next to them, normally by placing a bucket or item of tackle in it. Another issue he have is when anglers show up, drop a bucket in a swim and then go for a wonder around all the lakes to see if there is a better option, this is not allowed. If there is a genuine reason why you may need to leave it a bit longer, you must make sure you contact the on-site bailiff to make him aware.

Can we also take this moment to advise you about what you should reserve a swim with, when you return to your vehicle. Please ensure you use an empty bucket or something of a similarly low value. It’s very rare that we get reports of buckets/tackle being stolen when reserving a swim in this way, last week however an angler used their hooking mat with his alarms inside it, unfortunately when he returned from his car with the rest of his tackle, the mat and alarms were gone. We are a very busy site and it seems some anglers are far less genuine than others so please only use something of low value. We hope that all makes sense and clears up any confusion some anglers may have, if you are at all unsure, then please give the fishery a call or send us a message. Many thanks for taking the time to read this.


17 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 18 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 30 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 17 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 5 Swims free out of 10


16 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Tuesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 22 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 10 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 28 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 20 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 4 Swims free out of 10


15 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 12 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 28 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 8 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 1 Swims free out of 10


14 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 16 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 18 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St John's 19 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 16 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10


13 August 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 14 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 13 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 22 Swims free out of 41
St John's 11 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 40
Hunts Corner 0 Swims free out of 10


01 August 2016

General

**Credit Card Machines**
We are still suffering with major signal issues with our Credit Card Machines. Can we please request you bring cash until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


31 July 2016

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 22 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two20 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 28 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease - Closed until about 3pm Sunday 7th Aug for the BYCAC
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10


Credit Card Machine

**Credit Card Machines**
We are still suffering with major signal issues with our Credit Card Machines. Can we please request you bring cash until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


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