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 Important News 

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

****All of the day-ticket waters will be closed for TWO WEEKS from 5pm Sunday 18th June until 8am Mon 3rd of July****


Oxlease Lake will be closed from 9am Fri 16th June until abut 2pm Sun 18th June for a BCAC qualifier.
Hunts Corner Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 3rd July until 10am Fri 7th July for a booking.
B-1 and B-2 will both be closed from 8am Fri 7th July until about 2pm Sun 9th July for the BCAC Semi-Finals.
There will be 10 swims closed on B-1 for Fishability UK from 8am Sat 15th July until about 2pm Sun 16th July.
Oxlease Lake will be closed from 8am Fri 21st July until about 2pm Sun 23rd July for a UK Carp Champs pairs Semi-Final.
B-1 and B-2 will both be closed from 8am Fri 28th July until about 2pm Sun 30th July for the BCAC Semi-Finals.
There will be approx 10-swims closed on Smiths Pool from the 4th to the 6th of Aug.
B-2 will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 11th Aug until about 2pm Sun 13th Aug.


**Weed Cutting Dates 2017**
Brasenose-Two will be closed from 8am Mon 12th June until approx 5pm Fri 16th June.
Unity Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 26th June until approx 5pm Fri 30th June – The weed cutting may continue on Mon 3rd July depending on how long it’s taking.
Manor Farm Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 3rd July until approx 5pm Fri 7th July – The weed cutting may continue on Mon 10th June depending on how long it’s taking.
St. Johns Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 17th July until approx 5pm Fri 21st July.
Yeomans Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 24th July until approx 5pm Fri 28th July.
Week commencing 28th Aug has been reserved for potential weed cutting on Oxlease Lake or Gaunts Lake, this will be determined closer to the time.


**Hunts Corner Pond Matches**
Pond closed on Sunday 11th June for a Match.
Pond closed on Sunday 25th June for a Match.
Pond closed on Friday 7th July for a Match.
Pond closed on Sunday 23rd July for a Match.


*DETAILS OF LAKE CLOSURES FROM MID-AUGUST ON-WARDS WILL BE POSTED SOON*


23 June 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
All Day-Ticket Waters are now closed until Mon 3rd July to give the waters a break.....


18 June 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**

All Day-Ticket Waters are now closed until Mon 3rd July to give the waters a break.....


17 June 2017

General

****TWO WEEK CLOSURE****

No swim update tonight:


**Please don't forget that the whole site (not including the Guys Syndicate) will close from 5pm this Sunday the 18th, for a two week break. We will re-open on Mon the 3rd of July at 7:30 am.


16 June 2017

Gaunts Lake

**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 4 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 2 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 4 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 0 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease closed


General

****TWO WEEK CLOSURE****

**Please don't forget that the whole site (not including the Guys Syndicate) will close from 5pm this Sunday the 18th, for a two week break. We will re-open on Mon the 3rd of July at 7:30 am.


15 June 2017

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 4 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two - Closed for weed cutting until Fri 16th, about 2pm.
Hardwick / Smiths 10 Swims free out of 41
St John's 6 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease - Closed from 8am Friday for a BCAC carp match.

**Please don't forget that the whole site (not including the Guys Syndicate) will close from 5pm this Sunday the 18th, for two weeks. We will re-open on Mon the 3rd of July at 7:30 am).


Oxlease Lake

Maciej Wilmanski had a couple of pretty upper doubles.

George McGrath landed a number of fish, topped by a really nice 31lb 10oz PB mirror.

Barney O’Conner had fish up to 23lb 14oz during a recent weekend session using Northern Baits milky-amino boilies with pink corn pop-ups.

Scott Lonsdale used Hinders partiblend, sweet corn and Sticky 12mm boilies to land a number of fish, including a 30lb PB mirror.

Dave Hatcher caught a 24lb 04oz mirror using Nash Bait candy nut pop-ups.

Lee Fairall had a stonking 35lb mirror using Nash Key coloured pop-ups fished over a bed of mixed, spodded particles.

Pawel Gruszka had three nice mirror during a weekend session.

And Angie Lawley landed a pretty 28lb mirror using Sonubaits pellets, particles and Code-Red boilies.


Brasenose One

David Cadman caught three twenties during a quick overnight session.

Andy Croft had a lovely 31.14 mirror whilst fishing with Shayne who landed two fish including a 22lb 01oz common.

Tim Tagell landed a number of fish using Sticky manilla boilies, particles, hemp and corn. His session included mirrors of 30.08 and PB at 34lb.

George Ayley recently fished B-1 with his mate Tom, between them they had eleven 20's, seven doubles and one thirty!

Also together were Ben Davies and James Ollier, they enjoyed a fantastic session by landing 58 fish between them up to 34lb, this included a staggering 28 fish over 20lb.

Lee Parker had six fish ranging from 16lb up to 28lb 08oz.

Oli Jackson had six fish up to 21lb using 10mm manilla boilies with hemp and fished a home-made yellow pop-up over the top.

And Russ Guise recently caught ten fish using Dave Mallin Products baits, his biggest two weighed 27.10 and 29lb 14oz.


Brasenose Two

Nathan Dommit and Kent Waterman had a number of nice fish between them using solid bags.

Geoff from Cardiff, had a 20lb mirror during a recent trip to the water.

Dan Pearce had fish up to 32lb 05oz using solid bags.

And Mark Bartlett topped a thirteen fish session with a lovely 30lb 02oz mirror, all caught using DNA Baits switch boilies with little yellow PB wafters.


Guy Lakes

On Yeomans Lake, Mick Bentley from Wolverhampton landed three fish up to 25lb and on Gaunts Keith Newton topped a nine fish session with a chunky 33lb mirror.


Hunts Corner Lake

Whilst on Hunts Corner Lake, Wayne Gallard used boilies and pellets to tempt a very nice 34lb 05oz fish.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Matt Cuff landed a 21lb 08oz mirror along with a cracking 36lb common using Nash gear.


14 June 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Wednesday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 4 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two - Closed for weed cutting until Fri 16th, about 4pm.
Hardwick / Smiths 17 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 10 Swims free out of 37


13 June 2017

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 10 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two - Closed for weed cutting until Fri 16th, about 4pm.
Hardwick / Smiths open from 8am Wednesday 14th
St John's 15 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 15 Swims free out of 37


**Charity Raffle**

****The 2017 Linear Fisheries On-line Charity Raffle****
Top Prize is a Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters, for twelve months!
(There’s a massive list of prizes below and more may be added before the end of the raffle).
Over the years Linear Fisheries has raised money for many charities and this year is no exception. Through our annual Open Day being held on the 20th of May and our on-line fundraising, we aim to raise as much money as possible for both the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Save the Children, with all funds received split equally between the two charities. For every £5 donation your name will be added to one raffle ticket, unless you specify that you do not want to enter the raffle. Please note that all donations made in association with our on-line raffle are not subject to Gift Aid. However if you just wish to donate, without being put forward to the raffle, you can then add Gift Aid where eligible - Please make this clear on your donation.
**If you are donating and wish to be entered into our on-line raffle then please ensure you leave your contact name and number as a note when you donate on the VirginMoneyGiving Page. If you do not wish to leave your number on the VirginMoneyGiving Page then you must leave your name and then email us with your name and phone number to chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com to be entered into the draw.
Without a contact number we won't be able to tell you if you win one of the many prizes**
TO MAKE A DONATION – PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LinearFisheriesFundraising2…
All raffle prizes must be collected from our Oxfordshire site within one month of the raffle being drawn at the end of August 2017. We may be able to post some of the small prizes such as fishery vouchers and tickets, but all large prizes must be collected, this will allow more of the money raised to be donated to both the charities and not spent on postage.
For further details on Linear Fisheries commitment to helping local community projects and charities, please visit the 'Other Info' section of the linear website. http://linear-fisheries.co.uk/index.cfm…
Many thanks for your donation, your help and support in raising money for both charities is greatly appreciated.
Here’s a full list of prizes (In no specific order):
- Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters for twelve months. (Value – Priceless).
- One full year on the Guy Lakes Syndicate for one angler. You avoid the waiting list and get straight on. (Value £680).
- A winter ticket for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters. It will run from the 1st Nov until the end of Feb. (Value – approx £300).
- One weeks free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £348).
- 48-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £116).
- 48-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £29).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- Sonubaits bait package. (Value - £300).
- Nash H-Gun Elevator Cradle. (Value - £60).
- Avid Ascent Bivvy MK-2 (Value - £300).
- 2 x Avid Traction Rods 12ft 3lb t/c (Value - £85 each).
- 2 x Avid Carp MSX Rods 12ft 3.25 t/c (Value - £200 each).
- 1 x ESP Marker Rod 12ft 3 1/2lb t/c (Value - £80).
- RAD Angling Hamper – Consisting of 2 x carbon banksticks, 2 x carbon buzz bars a hat and a towel. (Value – approx £90).
- 3 x Korda Stow Indicators (red, blue & purple). (Value - £60).
- One pair of COSTA Sunglasses (Permit PT-10 model) + Cleaning Kit. (Value – approx. £180).
- A set of Matrix 3-rod buzz bars (10” & 11”). (Value - £75).
- 2 x Chub 16” stainless steel banksticks. (Value - £19 each).
- 3 x Delkim TX-1 Plus alarms and one RX Plus Pro receiver (red, blue & purple). (Value – approx. £500).
- Ridge Monkey Standard Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £22).
- Ridge Monkey XL Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £32).
- Ridge Monkey Connect Combi Set. (Value - £32).
- 1 x Hungry Carper (Food Session Pack). (Value - £20).


11 June 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm 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 - Closed for weed cutting until Fri 16th, about 4pm.
Hardwick / Smiths 35 Swims free out of 41
St John's 26 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 21 Swims free out of 37


10 June 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 10 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 8 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 18 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 12 Swims free out of 37


09 June 2017

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 6 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 16 Swims free out of 41
St John's 6 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 5 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 5 Swims free out of 37


08 June 2017

Oxlease Lake

Graham Passey landed a 20lb fish using D-Liver boilies from Bankside Tackle.

Nathan Hau continued his run of good form with a cracking 36lb mirror, the biggest of three fish.

Lucas Drzystek had six fish up to 27lb 05oz.

Mark Borowski landed eight fish up to 25lb 05oz.

Youngster, Harvey James had a number of nice carp up to 24lb 03oz, along with a very nice 8lb 06oz tench.

And last but not least, Ben Tipney had two doubles and a 24lb 08oz mirror, all caught using Sticky Baits krill boilies fished over a bed of krill pellets and corn.


Brasenose Two

Sutton Coldfield angler, Nick Bland had two twenties using solid bags fished at about 65-yards. His biggest was a lovely 22lb 10oz common.

Nigel Holt recently caught ten carp from the water.

Natahn Dommit and Kent Waterman shared an eleven fish session using solid bags, landing fish up to 29lb.

And after catching fish up to 22lb 07oz on Manor Farm Lake, Chris Collis landed 15 fish in 24-hours on B-2, topped by a 24lb 11oz mirror.


St Johns Pool

Nathan Mcgrory landed a couple of nice fish using zigs, the biggest a 35lb 08oz common.

Ricky Davies had a 20lb mirror during a recent trip to the water.

Mike Power had three up to 32lb using zigs and CC Moore live system boilies on the bottom.

And James Di Claudio topped an eight fish session with a new PB 34lb mirror, caught using CC Moore boilies.


Gaunts Lake

Mark Wadhams landed a lovely 23lb 06oz common using CC Baits GBS boilies.

Paul Allen had a nicely scaled mid-twenty mirror using Oxford Baits GS crab boilies.

Neil Whipp has been fishing Unity and Gaunts lately, landing a number of fish including three twenties. All caught using DBP gear and Sterling Baits boilies.

Brian Fisher topped a seven fish session with 'The Sergeant' at a spawned out weight of 34lb 08oz.

And Dave Pillman recently caught mirror s of 25.04, 24.10 and 16lb 08oz.


07 June 2017

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 11 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 15 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 21 Swims free out of 41
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 37


06 June 2017

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 8 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 6 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 14 Swims free out of 41
St John's 14 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 11 Swims free out of 37


03 June 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm 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 6 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 16 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 37


02 June 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm 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 3 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 6 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 5 Swims free out of 37


General

****The 2017 Linear Fisheries On-line Charity Raffle****
Top Prize is a Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters, for twelve months!
(There’s a massive list of prizes below and more may be added before the end of the raffle).
Over the years Linear Fisheries has raised money for many charities and this year is no exception. Through our annual Open Day being held on the 20th of May and our on-line fundraising, we aim to raise as much money as possible for both the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Save the Children, with all funds received split equally between the two charities. For every £5 donation your name will be added to one raffle ticket, unless you specify that you do not want to enter the raffle. Please note that all donations made in association with our on-line raffle are not subject to Gift Aid. However if you just wish to donate, without being put forward to the raffle, you can then add Gift Aid where eligible - Please make this clear on your donation.
**If you are donating and wish to be entered into our on-line raffle then please ensure you leave your contact name and number as a note when you donate on the VirginMoneyGiving Page. If you do not wish to leave your number on the VirginMoneyGiving Page then you must leave your name and then email us with your name and phone number to chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com to be entered into the draw.
Without a contact number we won't be able to tell you if you win one of the many prizes**
TO MAKE A DONATION – PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LinearFisheriesFundraising2017
All raffle prizes must be collected from our Oxfordshire site within one month of the raffle being drawn at the end of August 2017. We may be able to post some of the small prizes such as fishery vouchers and tickets, but all large prizes must be collected, this will allow more of the money raised to be donated to both the charities and not spent on postage.
For further details on Linear Fisheries commitment to helping local community projects and charities, please visit the 'Other Info' section of the linear website. http://linear-fisheries.co.uk/index.cfm…
Many thanks for your donation, your help and support in raising money for both charities is greatly appreciated.
Here’s a full list of prizes (In no specific order):
- Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters for twelve months. (Value – Priceless).
- One full year on the Guy Lakes Syndicate for one angler. You avoid the waiting list and get straight on. (Value £680).
- A winter ticket for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters. It will run from the 1st Nov until the end of Feb. (Value – approx £300).
- One weeks free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £348).
- 48-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £116).
- 48-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £29).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- Sonubaits bait package. (Value - £300).
- Nash H-Gun Elevator Cradle. (Value - £60).
- Avid Ascent Bivvy MK-2 (Value - £300).
- 2 x Avid Traction Rods 12ft 3lb t/c (Value - £85 each).
- 2 x Avid Carp MSX Rods 12ft 3.25 t/c (Value - £200 each).
- 1 x ESP Marker Rod 12ft 3 1/2lb t/c (Value - £80).
- RAD Angling Hamper – Consisting of 2 x carbon banksticks, 2 x carbon buzz bars a hat and a towel. (Value – approx £90).
- 3 x Korda Stow Indicators (red, blue & purple). (Value - £60).
- One pair of COSTA Sunglasses (Permit PT-10 model) + Cleaning Kit. (Value – approx. £180).
- A set of Matrix 3-rod buzz bars (10” & 11”). (Value - £75).
- 2 x Chub 16” stainless steel banksticks. (Value - £19 each).
- 3 x Delkim TX-1 Plus alarms and one RX Plus Pro receiver (red, blue & purple). (Value – approx. £500).
- Ridge Monkey Standard Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £22).
- Ridge Monkey XL Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £32).
- Ridge Monkey Connect Combi Set. (Value - £32).
- 1 x Hungry Carper (Food Session Pack). (Value - £20).


01 June 2017

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 7 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 8 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 20 Swims free out of 41
St John's 4 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 10 Swims free out of 37


31 May 2017

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 15 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St John's 15 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 3 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 6 Swims free out of 37


General

**Upcoming Lake Closures**


NOTE ****All of the day-ticket waters will be closed from 5pm Sunday 18th June until 8am Mon 3rd of July****

Oxlease Lake will be closed from 9am Fri 16th June until abut 2pm Sun 18th June for a BCAC qualifier.

Hunts Corner Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 3rd July until 10am Fri 7th July for a booking.

B-1 and B-2 will both be closed from 8am Fri 7th July until about 2pm Sun 9th July for the BCAC Semi-Finals.

There will be 10 swims closed on B-1 for Fishability UK from 8am Sat 15th July until about 2pm Sun 16th July.

Oxlease Lake will be closed from 8am Fri 21st July until about 2pm Sun 23rd July for a UK Carp Champs pairs Semi-Final.

B-1 and B-2 will both be closed from 8am Fri 28th July until about 2pm Sun 30th July for the BCAC Semi-Finals.

There will be approx 10-swims closed on Smiths Pool from the 4th to the 6th of Aug.

B-2 will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 11th Aug until about 2pm Sun 13th Aug.

**Weed Cutting Dates 2017**

Brasenose-Two will be closed from 8am Mon 12th June until approx 5pm Fri 16th June.
Unity Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 26th June until approx 5pm Fri 30th June – The weed cutting may continue on Mon 3rd July depending on how long it’s taking.
Manor Farm Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 3rd July until approx 5pm Fri 7th July – The weed cutting may continue on Mon 10th June depending on how long it’s taking.
St. Johns Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 17th July until approx 5pm Fri 21st July.
Yeomans Lake will be closed from 8am Mon 24th July until approx 5pm Fri 28th July.
Week commencing 28th Aug has been reserved for potential weed cutting on Oxlease Lake or Gaunts Lake, this will be determined closer to the time.



**Hunts Corner Pond Matches**

Pond closed on Sunday 4th June for a Match.
Pond closed on Sunday 11th June for a Match.
Pond closed on Sunday 25th June for a Match.
Pond closed on Friday 7th July for a Match.
Pond closed on Sunday 23rd July for a Match.


*DETAILS OF LAKE CLOSURES FROM MID-AUGUST ON-WARDS WILL BE POSTED SOON*


30 May 2017

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 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 20 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 37


29 May 2017

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 17 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 27 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 5 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 37


28 May 2017

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 13 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 21 Swims free out of 41
St John's 21 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 12 Swims free out of 37


Spawning

**Spawning Update** 6pm 28/05/17

The spawning has really slowed down now. Most, if not all swims are now open on Manor, Hunts, B-2 and St. Johns. B-1, Oxlease and Hardwick, still has a bit of activity.

On Guys they have also slowed, we'll be having a good look around again tomorrow. We would expect them to have finished, at least for now on all lakes by Tuesday or Wednesday.

For more details please call 07885 327708 Mon-Fri or 07773 424953 over the weekend.


26 May 2017

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 Full (26 Swims closed to spawning)
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41 (10 closed to spawning)
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39 (including 6 Swims closed due to spawning)
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19 (including 3 Swims closed due to spawning)
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10 (including 4 Swims closed due to spawning)
Oxlease Full (including 21 Swims closed due to spawning)


Spawning

**Spawning Update** 8pm 26/05/17

The fish are still spawning on Oxlease, St. Johns, Hunts, Manor, Brasenose-Two & One and to a lesser extent Hardwick/Smiths. We will continue going round the complex, checking each day and will be closing swims or whole areas of lakes, depending on where they are spawning.

Looks like the are close to finishing on Oxlease, B-2 and St. Johns. Hopefully by Monday thaose lakes should have finished.

There are also fish spawning on all three of the lakes on the Guy Lakes Syndicate. For more details please call 07885 327708 Mon-Fri or 07773 424953 over the weekend.


25 May 2017

Spawning

**Spawning Update** 8pm 25/05/17

The fish are still spawning on Oxlease, St. Johns, Hunts, Manor, Brasenose-Two and to a lesser extent Hardwick/Smiths. We will check B-1 again in the morning. We will continue going round the complex, checking each day and will be closing swims or whole areas of lakes, depending on where they are spawning.

There are also fish spawning on all three of the lakes on the Guy Lakes Syndicate. For more details please call 07885 327708 Mon-Fri or 07773 424953 over the weekend.


23 May 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Tuesday. 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 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 22 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 37


22 May 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Monnday. 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 6 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 22 Swims free out of 41
St John's 14 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 5 Swims free out of 37


21 May 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Sunday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 30 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 18 Swims free half lake closed for open day.
Hardwick / Smiths 31 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 22 Swims free out of 37


20 May 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 10 Swims free half lake closed for open day.
Hardwick / Smiths 18 Swims free out of 41
St John's 14 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 3 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 0 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 8 Swims free out of 37


19 May 2017

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 8 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 6 Swims free half lake closed for open day.
Hardwick / Smiths 12 Swims free out of 41
St John's 0 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 3 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 0 Swims free out of 37


18 May 2017

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 8 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 5 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St John's 5 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 0 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 8 Swims free out of 37


17 May 2017

Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Mitch Jemmett had a 23lb mirror using a white wafter covered in buttercorn goo.

Linear regular, Ian McCreeey had a stunning 29lb mirror using a Sticky Baits krill wafter.

Local angler, Carl Stratford caught a 25.03 ghosty along with mirror weighing 27.02 and 25.01, topping his session with a 31lb 12oz common.

Andy Mill recently landed a 20lb 15oz mirror using a snowman rig.

And fishing together, Marc Parry and Hayley caught a number of fish, Haley's biggest was a 24lb 08oz mirror, whilst Marc landed a 34lb 04oz common.


St Johns Pool

Scott Gillett topped a big hit of fish the stunning 'Box Common' at a big weight of 47lb. In total he landed 24 carp, 19 of which were over 20lb.

Chris Lowe had a 27lb 06oz mirror using Sonubaits Code-Red boilies and oily pellet mix.

Gareth Bowden had a 22lb 08oz fish along with a new PB 32lb 07oz mirror.

Tom Hyde landed a few fish, his biggest a new PB common weighing 32lb 04oz.

Lee Hayes recently landed 'Two Tone' at 41lb 08oz using Sonubaits tuna & sweetcorn pop-ups.


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 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 11 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 20 Swims free out of 41
St John's 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 6 Swims free out of 37


Hunts Corner Lake

Hunts Corner has been fishing well lately, getting amongst the fish was Tom Bennett who landed mirrors of 22lb, 26lb and 33lb.

Alan Shaw had mirrors of 27lb, 32lb and 33lb, his biggest fish setting a new PB!

And Philip Roberts had a busy session with 6 carp, topped by a chunky 30lb 12oz Mirror. He also had commons up to 25lb.


Manor Farm Lake

Ben Oakes recently caught seven fish from the water, his biggest was the much sought after 'Hardwick Linear' at 33lb 12oz.

And Kev Hewitt has be at it again, landing loads of fish whilst filming for CC Moore. His session was topped by the queen of the pond, 'Kempy's Linear' at 48lb 04oz.


Oxlease Lake

Andy Hubbard caught mirrors of 25lb and 19.02 during a 48-hour session. Both fish fell to manilla boilies and M&M nut mix from Carp Particles.

Alex Woodall landed 18 fish during his recent session to the water, his biggest weighed in at 26lb.

Mark Borowski had thirteen fish up to 26lb 05oz.

Scott Wallis used solid bags to fool nine fish up to 26lb.

Dave Tomkinson used pink pop-ups and white artificial sweet corn to land three upper doubles, two twenties and a very nice 33lb 08oz mirror.

Egidijus Stanys had an impressive 34lb 04oz mirror.

Lucas Drzystek topped a nine fish session with a 29lb mirror.

And last but by no means least, Adam Cooper set a new mirror record for Oxlease Lake with a 44lb 12oz fish. This is the third different forty to be caught from Oxlease Lake since we re-opened the water four weeks ago!


Guy Lakes

On Yeomans Lake, Kim Sawyer had a 20.02 common and 24lb 08oz mirror during a recent 24-hour session.

On Gaunts Lake Mark Wadhams had a mirror of 18.05, 19.08 and 23.10.

Whilst over on Unity Lake, Rob Allen had a lovely looking 30lb 03oz heavily scaled mirror along with numerous tench.

Neil Whipp landed mirrors of 21.14, 17.04 and 28lb 08oz, all caught using Sterling Baits CN2 boilies along with DBP hemp and bloodworm liquid.

And Belfast angler, Aaron Mcilwaine landed 24 fish up to 26lb during his latest trip to the complex.


16 May 2017

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 10 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 7 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 18 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 37


15 May 2017

General

**Linear Lake Resting Programme**

For those of you who missed the original past last month, please see below for details of the fisheries close-down period at the end of June.

We have taken the decision to introduce some annual resting periods for all of our Day Ticket Waters. From this summer onwards, we will close the entire day-ticket site for two weeks every summer, the last two weeks in June to be precise. Although this is a very busy period for us, we feel our stocks of fish need a break, and this seems to be an ideal time to implement it. Judging on past years, this period should fall, not long after the carp have spawned, the perfect time to give them a rest. As in previous years, we will of course continue to close lakes and or parts of lakes, as and when the carp spawn.

Further to this we are also going to implement a rolling three week closure for every lake later in the year, this will commence in late Autumn, through the winter and into early Spring. Basically from around the middle of October, we will close each lake for three weeks, one after another, until about the second week in March.

As this decision was only made recently, for this summer’s break we will have to honour three, 48-hour bookings, one for the Tenchfishers and two other lake bookings, but this will still give all the fish a good rest. In future years, no bookings will be taken during the summer rest period. We understand that some of you may have booked time off work to fish the complex during this summer period. To those of you who have, we can only apologise and hope you understand our decision, it is something that we feel really needs to be done.

We will not be implementing the resting periods on the Guy Lakes Syndicate, at least for now, but we will review this decision at the end of this year. The Guys complex does not see anywhere near the amount of pressure that the day ticket waters receive, but they will of course continue to be closed as and when required during spawning time and for maintenance.

To finish, we now hope that when you couple the new lake resting periods, with when we already close waters for either spawning or maintenance, each water should get around seven weeks break each year.
Exact dates of the summer closure are as follows: The whole day ticket complex will be closed from 5pm Sun 18th June 2017 until about 7:30am Mon 3rd July 2017. (*You will need to be off the site by 5pm on the 18th of June*). (*When arriving on Monday the 3rd of July, please wait in the early arrival car park, adjacent to Hardwick Lake – Do not park in front of any of the gates or on the main road*).


General

****The 2017 Linear Fisheries On-line Charity Raffle****

Top Prize is a Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters, for twelve months!

(There’s a massive list of prizes below and more may be added before the end of the raffle).

Over the years Linear Fisheries has raised money for many charities and this year is no exception. Through our annual Open Day being held on the 20th of May and our on-line fundraising, we aim to raise as much money as possible for both the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Save the Children, with all funds received split equally between the two charities. For every £5 donation your name will be added to one raffle ticket, unless you specify that you do not want to enter the raffle. Please note that all donations made in association with our on-line raffle are not subject to Gift Aid. However if you just wish to donate, without being put forward to the raffle, you can then add Gift Aid where eligible - Please make this clear on your donation.

**If you are donating and wish to be entered into our on-line raffle then please ensure you leave your contact name and number as a note when you donate on the VirginMoneyGiving Page. If you do not wish to leave your number on the VirginMoneyGiving Page then you must leave your name and then email us with your name and phone number to chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com to be entered into the draw.

Without a contact number we won't be able to tell you if you win one of the many prizes**

TO MAKE A DONATION – PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LinearFisheriesFundraising2017

All raffle prizes must be collected from our Oxfordshire site within one month of the raffle being drawn at the end of August 2017. We may be able to post some of the small prizes such as fishery vouchers and tickets, but all large prizes must be collected, this will allow more of the money raised to be donated to both the charities and not spent on postage.

For further details on Linear Fisheries commitment to helping local community projects and charities, please visit the 'Other Info' section of the linear website. http://linear-fisheries.co.uk/index.cfm…

Many thanks for your donation, your help and support in raising money for both charities is greatly appreciated.
Here’s a full list of prizes (In no specific order):
- Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters for twelve months. (Value – Priceless).

- One full year on the Guy Lakes Syndicate for one angler. You avoid the waiting list and get straight on. (Value £680).
- A winter ticket for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters. It will run from the 1st Nov until the end of Feb. (Value – approx £300).
- One weeks free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £348).
- 48-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £116).
- 48-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £29).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- Sonubaits bait package. (Value - £300).
- Nash H-Gun Elevator Cradle. (Value - £60).
- Avid Ascent Bivvy MK-2 (Value - £300).
- 2 x Avid Traction Rods 12ft 3lb t/c (Value - £85 each).
- 2 x Avid Carp MSX Rods 12ft 3.25 t/c (Value - £200 each).
- 1 x ESP Marker Rod 12ft 3 1/2lb t/c (Value - £80).
- RAD Angling Hamper – Consisting of 2 x carbon banksticks, 2 x carbon buzz bars a hat and a towel. (Value – approx £90).
- 3 x Korda Stow Indicators (red, blue & purple). (Value - £60).
- One pair of COSTA Sunglasses (Permit PT-10 model) + Cleaning Kit. (Value – approx. £180).
- A set of Matrix 3-rod buzz bars (10” & 11”). (Value - £75).
- 2 x Chub 16” stainless steel banksticks. (Value - £19 each).
- 3 x Delkim TX-1 Plus alarms and one RX Plus Pro receiver (red, blue & purple). (Value – approx. £500).
- Ridge Monkey Standard Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £22).
- Ridge Monkey XL Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £32).
- Ridge Monkey Connect Combi Set. (Value - £32).
- 1 x Hungry Carper (Food Session Pack). (Value - £20).


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 20 Swims free out of 41
St John's 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 3 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 37


13 May 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 16 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 9 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 12 Swims free out of 41
St John's 7 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 6 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 8 Swims free out of 37


12 May 2017

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 4 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 2 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 3 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 3 Swims free out of 37


11 May 2017

Brasenose Two

Benji Leigh had a couple of lovely mirrors weighing 27.03 and 32.02.

Linear Bailiff Dave Austin has had some nice fish lately and on his latest trip to the lake, his son Liam had a 25lb mirror and his grandson Jayden, landed his first ever carp weighing 19lb.


Brasenose One

Kevin McGuinness landed six fish using KTM Baits boilies. His catch included mirrors of 34.02 and 33.06.

Andy Croft and his son Shayne recently fished the water, landing 12 fish between them. Shayne had a 33.04 and new PB at 37lb 10oz and Andy had thirties of 31.14 and 32.10.

Terry caught eleven fish including two 29lb fish, one at 29.10 was a new PB. Andrew Grant had a number of fish up tom 29lb using solid bags.

And james Collinson landed mirrors of 27.10 and 38lb 12oz using Sticky pop-ups and Hooked-on Baits hemp.


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 17 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 7 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St John's 11 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 1 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 15 Swims free out of 37


General

****The 2017 Linear Fisheries On-line Charity Raffle****

Top Prize is a Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters, for twelve months!

(There’s a massive list of prizes below and more may be added before the end of the raffle).

Over the years Linear Fisheries has raised money for many charities and this year is no exception. Through our annual Open Day being held on the 20th of May and our on-line fundraising, we aim to raise as much money as possible for both the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Save the Children, with all funds received split equally between the two charities. For every £5 donation your name will be added to one raffle ticket, unless you specify that you do not want to enter the raffle. Please note that all donations made in association with our on-line raffle are not subject to Gift Aid. However if you just wish to donate, without being put forward to the raffle, you can then add Gift Aid where eligible - Please make this clear on your donation.

**If you are donating and wish to be entered into our on-line raffle then please ensure you leave your contact name and number as a note when you donate on the VirginMoneyGiving Page. If you do not wish to leave your number on the VirginMoneyGiving Page then you must leave your name and then email us with your name and phone number to chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com to be entered into the draw.

Without a contact number we won't be able to tell you if you win one of the many prizes**

TO MAKE A DONATION – PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LinearFisheriesFundraising2017

All raffle prizes must be collected from our Oxfordshire site within one month of the raffle being drawn at the end of August 2017. We may be able to post some of the small prizes such as fishery vouchers and tickets, but all large prizes must be collected, this will allow more of the money raised to be donated to both the charities and not spent on postage.

For further details on Linear Fisheries commitment to helping local community projects and charities, please visit the 'Other Info' section of the linear website. http://linear-fisheries.co.uk/index.cfm…

Many thanks for your donation, your help and support in raising money for both charities is greatly appreciated.
Here’s a full list of prizes (In no specific order):
- Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters for twelve months. (Value – Priceless).

- One full year on the Guy Lakes Syndicate for one angler. You avoid the waiting list and get straight on. (Value £680).
- A winter ticket for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters. It will run from the 1st Nov until the end of Feb. (Value – approx £300).
- One weeks free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £348).
- 48-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £116).
- 48-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £29).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- Sonubaits bait package. (Value - £300).
- Nash H-Gun Elevator Cradle. (Value - £60).
- Avid Ascent Bivvy MK-2 (Value - £300).
- 2 x Avid Traction Rods 12ft 3lb t/c (Value - £85 each).
- 2 x Avid Carp MSX Rods 12ft 3.25 t/c (Value - £200 each).
- 1 x ESP Marker Rod 12ft 3 1/2lb t/c (Value - £80).
- RAD Angling Hamper – Consisting of 2 x carbon banksticks, 2 x carbon buzz bars a hat and a towel. (Value – approx £90).
- 3 x Korda Stow Indicators (red, blue & purple). (Value - £60).
- One pair of COSTA Sunglasses (Permit PT-10 model) + Cleaning Kit. (Value – approx. £180).
- A set of Matrix 3-rod buzz bars (10” & 11”). (Value - £75).
- 2 x Chub 16” stainless steel banksticks. (Value - £19 each).
- 3 x Delkim TX-1 Plus alarms and one RX Plus Pro receiver (red, blue & purple). (Value – approx. £500).
- Ridge Monkey Standard Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £22).
- Ridge Monkey XL Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £32).
- Ridge Monkey Connect Combi Set. (Value - £32).
- 1 x Hungry Carper (Food Session Pack). (Value - £20).


10 May 2017

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 16 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St John's 4 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 5 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 6 Swims free out of 37


08 May 2017

General

****The 2017 Linear Fisheries On-line Charity Raffle****

Top Prize is a Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters, for twelve months!
(There’s a massive list of prizes below and more may be added before the end of the raffle).

Over the years Linear Fisheries has raised money for many charities and this year is no exception. Through our annual Open Day being held on the 20th of May and our on-line fundraising, we aim to raise as much money as possible for both the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Save the Children, with all funds received split equally between the two charities. For every £5 donation your name will be added to one raffle ticket, unless you specify that you do not want to enter the raffle. Please note that all donations made in association with our on-line raffle are not subject to Gift Aid. However if you just wish to donate, without being put forward to the raffle, you can then add Gift Aid where eligible - Please make this clear on your donation.
**If you are donating and wish to be entered into our on-line raffle then please ensure you leave your contact name and number as a note when you donate on the VirginMoneyGiving Page. If you do not wish to leave your number on the VirginMoneyGiving Page then you must leave your name and then email us with your name and phone number to chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com to be entered into the draw.

Without a contact number we won't be able to tell you if you win one of the many prizes**

TO MAKE A DONATION – PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LinearFisheriesFundraising2017

All raffle prizes must be collected from our Oxfordshire site within one month of the raffle being drawn at the end of August 2017. We may be able to post some of the small prizes such as fishery vouchers and tickets, but all large prizes must be collected, this will allow more of the money raised to be donated to both the charities and not spent on postage.

For further details on Linear Fisheries commitment to helping local community projects and charities, please visit the 'Other Info' section of the linear website. http://linear-fisheries.co.uk/index.cfm…

Many thanks for your donation, your help and support in raising money for both charities is greatly appreciated.

Here’s a full list of prizes (In no specific order):
- Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters for twelve months. (Value – Priceless).
- One full year on the Guy Lakes Syndicate for one angler. You avoid the waiting list and get straight on. (Value £680).
- A winter ticket for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters. It will run from the 1st Nov until the end of Feb. (Value – approx £300).
- One weeks free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £348).
- 48-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £116).
- 48-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £29).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- Sonubaits bait package. (Value - £300).
- Nash H-Gun Elevator Cradle. (Value - £60).
- Avid Ascent Bivvy MK-2 (Value - £300).
- 2 x Avid Traction Rods 12ft 3lb t/c (Value - £85 each).
- 2 x Avid Carp MSX Rods 12ft 3.25 t/c (Value - £200 each).
- 1 x ESP Marker Rod 12ft 3 1/2lb t/c (Value - £80).
- RAD Angling Hamper – Consisting of 2 x carbon banksticks, 2 x carbon buzz bars a hat and a towel. (Value – approx £90).
- 3 x Korda Stow Indicators (red, blue & purple). (Value - £60).
- One pair of COSTA Sunglasses (Permit PT-10 model) + Cleaning Kit. (Value – approx. £180).
- A set of Matrix 3-rod buzz bars (10” & 11”). (Value - £75).
- 2 x Chub 16” stainless steel banksticks. (Value - £19 each).
- 3 x Delkim TX-1 Plus alarms and one RX Plus Pro receiver (red, blue & purple). (Value – approx. £500).
- Ridge Monkey Standard Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £22).
- Ridge Monkey XL Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £32).
- Ridge Monkey Connect Combi Set. (Value - £32).
- 1 x Hungry Carper (Food Session Pack). (Value - £20).


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 10 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 20 Swims free out of 41
St John's 8 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 1 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 37


07 May 2017

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 34 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 17 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 31 Swims free out of 41
St John's 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 22 Swims free out of 37


05 May 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm 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 2 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 11 Swims free out of 41
St John's 2 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 0 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 4 Swims free out of 37


04 May 2017

General

**Linear Lake Resting Programme**

For those of you who missed the original past last month, please see below for details of the fisheries close-down period at the end of June.

We have taken the decision to introduce some annual resting periods for all of our Day Ticket Waters. From this summer onwards, we will close the entire day-ticket site for two weeks every summer, the last two weeks in June to be precise. Although this is a very busy period for us, we feel our stocks of fish need a break, and this seems to be an ideal time to implement it. Judging on past years, this period should fall, not long after the carp have spawned, the perfect time to give them a rest. As in previous years, we will of course continue to close lakes and or parts of lakes, as and when the carp spawn.

Further to this we are also going to implement a rolling three week closure for every lake later in the year, this will commence in late Autumn, through the winter and into early Spring. Basically from around the middle of October, we will close each lake for three weeks, one after another, until about the second week in March.

As this decision was only made recently, for this summer’s break we will have to honour three, 48-hour bookings, one for the Tenchfishers and two other lake bookings, but this will still give all the fish a good rest. In future years, no bookings will be taken during the summer rest period. We understand that some of you may have booked time off work to fish the complex during this summer period. To those of you who have, we can only apologise and hope you understand our decision, it is something that we feel really needs to be done.

We will not be implementing the resting periods on the Guy Lakes Syndicate, at least for now, but we will review this decision at the end of this year. The Guys complex does not see anywhere near the amount of pressure that the day ticket waters receive, but they will of course continue to be closed as and when required during spawning time and for maintenance.

To finish, we now hope that when you couple the new lake resting periods, with when we already close waters for either spawning or maintenance, each water should get around seven weeks break each year.
Exact dates of the summer closure are as follows: The whole day ticket complex will be closed from 5pm Sun 18th June 2017 until about 7:30am Mon 3rd July 2017. (*You will need to be off the site by 5pm on the 18th of June*). (*When arriving on Monday the 3rd of July, please wait in the early arrival car park, adjacent to Hardwick Lake – Do not park in front of any of the gates or on the main road*).


02 May 2017

General

****The 2017 Linear Fisheries On-line Charity Raffle****

Top Prize is a Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters, for twelve months!
(There’s a massive list of prizes below and more may be added before the end of the raffle).
Over the years Linear Fisheries has raised money for many charities and this year is no exception. Through our annual Open Day being held on the 20th of May and our on-line fundraising, we aim to raise as much money as possible for both the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Save the Children, with all funds received split equally between the two charities. For every £5 donation your name will be added to one raffle ticket, unless you specify that you do not want to enter the raffle. Please note that all donations made in association with our on-line raffle are not subject to Gift Aid. However if you just wish to donate, without being put forward to the raffle, you can then add Gift Aid where eligible - Please make this clear on your donation.
TO MAKE A DONATION – PLEASE FOLLOOW THIS LINK http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LinearFisheriesFundraising2…
**If you are donating to be entered into our on-line raffle then please ensure you leave your contact name and number as a note when you donate. Without a contact number we won't be able to tell you if you win one of the many prizes**
All raffle prizes must be collected from our Oxfordshire site within one month of the raffle being drawn at the end of August 2017. We may be able to post some of the small prizes such as fishery vouchers and tickets, but all large prizes must be collected, this will allow more of the money raised to be donated to both the charities and not spent on postage.
For further details on Linear Fisheries commitment to helping local community projects and charities, please visit the 'Other Info' section of the linear website. http://linear-fisheries.co.uk/index.cfm…
Many thanks for your donation, your help and support in raising money for both charities is greatly appreciated.
Here’s a full list of prizes (In no specific order):
- Gold-Ticket allowing free fishing for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters for twelve months. (Value – Priceless).
- One full year on the Guy Lakes Syndicate for one angler. You avoid the waiting list and get straight on. (Value £680).
- A winter ticket for one angler on any of the Linear Day Ticket Waters. It will run from the 1st Nov until the end of Feb. (Value – approx £300).
- One weeks free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £348).
- 48-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £116).
- 48-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for two anglers on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £58).
- 24-Hours free fishing for one angler on any Linear Day Ticket Water (Excluding Hunts Corner Lake). (Value - £29).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- 1 x New Linear Thermal Mug. (Value - £11.99).
- Sonubaits bait package. (Value - £300).
- Nash H-Gun Elevator Cradle. (Value - £60).
- Avid Ascent Bivvy MK-2 (Value - £300).
- 2 x Avid Traction Rods 12ft 3lb t/c (Value - £85 each).
- 2 x Avid Carp MSX Rods 12ft 3.25 t/c (Value - £200 each).
- 1 x ESP Marker Rod 12ft 3 1/2lb t/c (Value - £80).
- RAD Angling Hamper – Consisting of 2 x carbon banksticks, 2 x carbon buzz bars a hat and a towel. (Value – approx £90).
- 3 x Korda Stow Indicators (red, blue & purple). (Value - £60).
- One pair of COSTA Sunglasses (Permit PT-10 model) + Cleaning Kit. (Value – approx. £180).
- A set of Matrix 3-rod buzz bars (10” & 11”). (Value - £75).
- 2 x Chub 16” stainless steel banksticks. (Value - £19 each).
- 3 x Delkim TX-1 Plus alarms and one RX Plus Pro receiver (red, blue & purple). (Value – approx. £500).
- Ridge Monkey Standard Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £22).
- Ridge Monkey XL Toaster + Utensils. (Value - £32).
- Ridge Monkey Connect Combi Set. (Value - £32).
- 1 x Hungry Carper (Food Session Pack). (Value - £20).


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 5 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two Closed Tues & Wed for maintenance.
Hardwick / Smiths 28 Swims free out of 41
St John's 5 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 4 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 7 Swims free out of 37


Open Day

**Linear Fisheries Open Day - Sat 20th May**
Linear Fisheries is holding its annual Open-Day on Saturday 20th May 2017, this outdoor event will be held on Linear’s Brasenose-Two Lake and is free to attend. The Linear team will be about to answer any questions and there will be a number of exhibitors and well known faces on hand to give all the advice you need on anything "carpy". Some of the exhibitors will be selling, with others just there to display their products. This one day event will commence at 9am and finish at about 4pm, hot food and drink will be available and there will be ample parking, although there may be a spot of walking from the car, depending on how busy it gets.
Those already confirmed are Solar Tackle , Kudos Tackle, Sonubaits, Avid Carp, Shimano, Dynamite Baits, Sticky Baits, Blakes Baits, Hybrid Tackle, Deception Angling, Tails-Up, Aqua Products, Trakker, Korda, Franks Leads, King of the Pond, Fat Fish Tackle, Sandhurst Baits, Deeper Ridge Monkey, Hungry Carper and Nash.
As always the Open day will be raising money for charity, this year we are supporting the ‘Thames Valley Air Ambulance’ and ‘Save the Children’- There will be a tombola, various raffles and guess the number of boilies, all with great prizes on offer. Last year’s Open-Day Cake Sale went down really well, so the local Ducklington under-8’s Football Team will be there again selling teas, coffee’s and cakes to raise money for their next season.
All the stands will be located on the western side of Brasenose-Two and will require driving past anglers fishing on Hardwick/Smiths and Brasenose-One, please respect those anglers fishing by sticking to the speed limit and causing as little disturbance as possible. We hope you find the day enjoyable and cross our fingers that the weather is kind to us. See you there!!!
***During the event, the following swims will be closed on Brasenose-Two from about 4pm on Friday the 19th: Swims 1-15, 23, 24 and 34 ***


01 May 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 7pm Monday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 31 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two Closed Tues & Wed for maintenance.
Hardwick / Smiths 32 Swims free out of 41
St John's 22 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 5 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 27 Swims free out of 37


30 April 2017

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 21 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St John's 22 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 12 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 4 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 19 Swims free out of 37


29 April 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 6pm Saturday. Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One 12 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose Two 9 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 19 Swims free out of 41
St John's 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 2 Swims free out of 19
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10
Oxlease 14 Swims free out of 37


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