Manor Farm Lake
One of Linear's original carp waters and probably the best for big fish
Manor Farm Lake at approximately 14 acres is as mature as the adjacent St. Johns and just as popular. Manor was Linears original big fish water and although St. Johns took this title away for a while it is now back at the top of the list for big fish.
We estimate that the water contains over 500 carp which includes at least forty different thirties. This includes a staggering figure of eight different fish that have been recorded at weighing over 39 pounds and seven of these broke the forty pound barrier. The lake record stands at 46.00 for a mirror [caught in 2012] and 32.06 for a common. Plenty of back up fish in excess of twenty pounds along with numerous upper doubles are present. Linears stocking policy on this water is on-going with a low number of selected, fast growing carp being introduced regularly.
Other fish should not be neglected - the water contains a big head of tench [caught to over 12lbs], pike and rudd which can provide top class sport for those who choose to fish for them.
Please remember that the gates will be locked between 9pm and 8am summer and between 6pm and 8am winter time. If you arrive during these lock up times you must wait with your car in the Hardwick and Brasenose tracks across the road until they are open by 8am.
One small area of bank is out of bounds to fishing on the west bank of St. Johns and an even smaller area of the east bank of Manor Farm-this is clearly signposted.
PLEASE TAKE CARE IF CROSSING THE B4449 ROAD FROM THE HARDWICK CAR PARK.
THERE IS NO CLOSE SEASON ON ANY OF THE LINEAR DAY TICKET OR SYNDICATE WATERS