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 Important News 

**Lake Closures/Bookings**

**Lake Closures/Bookings over the next 5-Months** These are subject to change!

- Manor Farm Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 24th Jan until approx 8am Tues 28th Jan.
- St. Johns Pool: Lake closed from 8am Sunday 26th Jan 2020 until approx 4pm Fri 31st Jan 2020. For lake resting and maintenance work.
- Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 31st Jan until approx 2pm Sun 2nd Feb..
- Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for SNAG/LINE CLEARANCE from 8am Mon 3rd Feb until approx 5pm Wed 5th Feb.
- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 7th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 9th Feb.
- Manor Farm Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a Pike Match from 8am Sun 9th Feb until approx 5pm Sun 9th Feb.
- Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 14th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 16th Feb.
- Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for SILTEX WORK from 8am Mon 17th Feb until approx 5pm Thursday 20th Feb.
- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 21st Feb until approx 2pm Sun 23rd Feb.
- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 28th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 1st March.
- Brasenose-One: Pegs 4-10 will be closed from 8am Fri 28th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 1st March.
- Hunts Corner Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 28th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 1st March.
- Hunts Corner Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 6th March until approx 2pm Sun 8th March.
- Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 6th March until approx 2pm Mon 9th March.
- Brasenose-One: Pegs 5-11 will be closed from 8am Thur 12th March until approx 2pm Sun 15th March.
- Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 13th March until approx 2pm Sun 15th March.
- Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 20th March until approx 2pm Sun 22nd March.
- Brasenose-One: Pegs 2-12 will be closed from 8am Thurs 26th March until approx 2pm Sun 29th March.
- Hunts Corner Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 27th March until approx 2pm Sun 29th March.
- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 27th March until approx 2pm Sun 29th March.
- Hunts Corner POND: The pond will be closed all day for a match on Sun 3rd May.
- Hardwick/Smiths: The whole lake will be closed from 7pm Friday 10th April until about 3pm Sunday 12th of April for the BYCAC Junior Qualifier.
- Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for SNAG/LINE CLEARANCE from 8am Mon 13th April until approx 5pm Wed 15th April.

(No other bookings will be taken during April or May). Bookings for June on-wards will be posted later in the year.


23 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Thursday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 12 Swims free out of 28
Brasenose-Two - 15 Swims free out of 38
Hardwick/Smiths - 33 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 10 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 17 Swims free out of 19 closed from 8am Friday until 8am Tuesday.
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


22 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 9 Swims free out of 28
Brasenose-Two - 10 Swims free out of 30
Hardwick/Smiths - 34 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 22 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


21 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Tuesday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 25 Swims free out of 28
Brasenose-Two - 18 Swims free out of 30
Hardwick/Smiths - 36 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 26 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


20 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Monday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 21 Swims free out of 28
Brasenose-Two - 22 Swims free out of 30
Hardwick/Smiths - 34 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 22 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


19 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Sunday . These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 27 Swims free out of 38
Brasenose-Two - 22 Swims free out of 30
Hardwick/Smiths - 35 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 25 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


18 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**

Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Saturday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 14 Swims free out of 38
Brasenose-Two - 14 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths - 24 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 16 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


17 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update** (6pm Thursday).
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Thursday . These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 19 Swims free out of 38
Brasenose-Two - 28 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths - 34 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 24 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


11 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Saturday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 11 Swims free out of 36
Brasenose-Two - 21 Swims free out of 30
Hardwick/Smiths - 26 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 23 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


10 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Friday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 9 Swims free out of 36
Brasenose-Two - 19 Swims free out of 30
Hardwick/Smiths - 25 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 9 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 6 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


08 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday . These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 15 Swims free out of 28
Brasenose-Two - 10 Swims free out of 22
Hardwick/Smiths - 30 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 25 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 9 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


Guy Lakes

**Guys Syndicate - Flooding Update**

The levels are dropping nicely down at the Guys Syndicate so we can now announce that from tomorrow afternoon, (Thur 8th Jan) we will be re-opening Gaunts and Unity Lakes. The level on Yeomans is still too high so that water will remain closed for a bit longer...…..


07 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Tuesday . These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 9 Swims free out of 28
Brasenose-Two - 12 Swims free out of 22
Hardwick/Smiths - 33 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 25 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


05 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Sunday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 20 Swims free out of 28
Brasenose-Two - 16 Swims free out of 22
Hardwick/Smiths - 35 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to high water levels
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to high water levels


04 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Saturday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 12 Swims free out of 28
Brasenose-Two - 9 Swims free out of 22
Hardwick/Smiths - 32 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


02 January 2020

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Thursday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 3 Swims free out of 24
Brasenose-Two - 3 Swims free out of 17
Hardwick/Smiths - 19 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 6 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 2 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed Due to Flooding
Hunts Corner - Closed Due to Flooding


31 December 2019

General

*Flood Update*
The water level has started to drop and we will be opening Wednesday 1st January.
St John's, Manor, Hardwick and smiths will be completely open, Brasenose one swims 3 to 18 and 25 to 32 on the River side, Brasenose Two swims 2 to 15 will also open. The river side swims 16 to 34 will remain closed for the time being on Brasenose Two.
Guys syndicate and oxlease and hunts will remain closed.


26 December 2019

General

**Flooding Update** 11am 26/12/19
All lakes are currently closed due to high water levels - We hope the excess water will pass through the site quickly but would image the day ticket and Guys Syndicate waters will remain closed for at least another week to ten days. We will update again next week.
The tackle shop will be closed on the 25th, 26th and 27th but will reopen on the 28th at 9am.
Sorry we cant offer any fishing over the Christmas period, I'm afraid mother nature has won this battle.
From everyone at Linear Fisheries and Linear Bait & Tackle, have a great Christmas and a very Carpy New Year.


23 December 2019

General

**Flooding Update** 4pm 23/12/19
We already have all lakes closed except Manor and St. Johns, but due to the continued increasing levels on these waters we have now taken the decision to close all lakes from 3pm, tomorrow the 24th of Dec.
We hope the excess water will pass through the site quickly but would image the day ticket and Guys Syndicate waters will remain closed for at least a week to ten days. We will update again after boxing day.
The tackle shop will be closed on the 25th, 26th and 27th but will reopen on the 28th at 9am.
Sorry we cant offer any fishing over the Christmas period, I'm afraid mother nature has won this battle.
From everyone at Linear Fisheries and Linear Bait & Tackle, have a great Christmas and a very Carpy New Year.


22 December 2019

General

**Flooding Update** 22/12/19 11am

As of 2pm today all lakes (except Manor and St. Johns) will be closed due to high water levels, this includes the Guys Syndicate. Manor and St. Johns will stay open for the time being and we'll keep you updated on those two as the week progresses - however it is likely that they will also close sometime next week.
Apologies for having to close Christmas week, as I'm sure many of you were planning to come down after Boxing Day, just nothing we can do to stop the latest onset of flood water.


15 December 2019

General

**NEW Flooding Update**

Unfortunately we have to report that the very heavy rain we have had over the last two days has led to water flowing back into Hardwick/Smith's and B-2 - so it now seems inevitable that the whole site (day ticket & syndicate) will again have to close over the coming week due to high water levels.

Hardwick is being closed tonight as a precaution and we would expect Brasenose to follow on Monday or Tuesday. We'll keep you updated over the next week and do our best to keep the site open if we can.


13 December 2019

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4:30pm Friday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - Closed until 2pm Sunday for a booking
Brasenose-Two - 16 Swims free out of 26 available
Hardwick/Smiths - 35 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 27 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed for 3 weeks rest re-opens 20th December
Hunts Corner - Closed for 3 weeks rest re-opens 20th December


12 December 2019

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5:00pm Thursday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - Closed until 2pm Sunday for a booking
Brasenose-Two - 14 Swims free out of 27 available
Hardwick/Smiths - 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake - 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease Lake - Closed for 3 weeks rest re-opens 20th December
Hunts Corner - Closed for 3 weeks rest re-opens 20th December


Guy Lakes

**Flooding Update**
Guy Lakes Syndicate

We are going to re-open most of Gaunts and most of Unity Lakes tomorrow (13th Dec) but Yeomans Lake still needs a few more days and will remain shut for probably another week. The ground is still very soft down there so don't forget your wellies!


08 December 2019

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5:30pm Sunday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 14 Swims free out of 18 available
Brasenose-Two - 11 Swims free out of 18 available
Hardwick/Smiths - 31 Swims free out of 35 available
St Johns Lake - 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm Lake - (closed for a booking from 8am Monday until midday Thursday)
Oxlease Lake - Closed for 3 weeks rest re-opens 20th December
Hunts Corner - Closed for 3 weeks rest re-opens 20th December


07 December 2019

General

**Swim Availability Update**
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4:30pm Saturday. These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One - 11 Swims free out of 18 available
Brasenose-Two - 14 Swims free out of 18 available
Hardwick/Smiths - 29 Swims free out of 35 available
St Johns Lake - 36 Swims free out of 39 (closed for pike match from 8am Sunday)
Manor Farm Lake - 12 Swims free out of 19 (closed for a booking from 8am Monday)
Oxlease Lake - Closed for 3 weeks rest re opens 20th December
Hunts Corner - Closed for 3 weeks rest re opens 20th December


02 December 2019

General

**Lake Closures/Bookings over the next 4-Months** These are subject to change!


- St. Johns Pool: The whole lake will be closed for a Pike Match from 8am Sun 8th Dec until approx 5pm Sun 8th Dec.
- Manor Farm Lake: Whole lake closed from 8am Mon 9th Dec until approx. 2pm Thurs 12th Dec.
- Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 13th Dec until approx 2pm Sun 15th Dec.
- Manor Farm Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 24th Jan until approx 2pm Sun 26th Jan.
- Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 31st Jan until approx 2pm Sun 2nd Feb..
- Brasenose-Two: The whole lake will be closed for SNAG/LINE CLEARANCE from 8am Mon 3rd Feb until approx 5pm Wed 5th Feb.
- Hunts Corner Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 7th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 9th Feb.
- Manor Farm Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a Pike Match from 8am Sun 9th Feb until approx 5pm Sun 9th Feb.
- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 21st Feb until approx 2pm Sun 23rd Feb.
- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 28th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 1st March.
- Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed from 8am Fri 28th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 1st March.


(Bookings for March 2020 will be posted soon - There are no bookings taken in April or May).


****Linear Fisheries - Winter Lake Resting Programme****
Throughout the coming winter months, Linear will be resting each day ticket water for three weeks. Please see below for lake closure dates. All lakes are also rested for the last two weeks in June each year!


Oxlease & Hunts Corner: Lakes closed from 4pm Sunday 1st Dec until approx 7:30am Fri 20th Dec.
St. Johns Pool: Lake closed from 4pm Sunday 12th Jan 2020 until approx 7:30am Mon 3rd Feb 2020.
Brasenose-Two: Lake closed from 4pm Sunday 2nd Feb 2020 until approx 7:30am Mon 24th Feb 2020.


General

**Flooding Update** 02/12/19

We are now getting into the position where we can advise on the re-opening dates for the site.
As follows:
- We will have Manor Farm and St. Johns Lakes open for 7:30am Friday 6th Dec.
- He hope to have at least 3/4's of Hardwick/Smiths open for 7:30am Friday 6th Dec.
- On the Brasenose waters the water is dropping slower, still possible for Fri 6th, but we will advise again on Thursday.
- Guys Syndicate is the last in the chain and still a bit to high this week - we hope to have these waters open by the end of w/c 9th Dec.
- Oxlease & Hunts will remain shut for it's scheduled lake resting period and they will both re-open at 7:30 on Friday 20th Dec.

Please note that there is a pike match scheduled for St. Johns from 8am Sun 8th.

**In areas, the ground will be very soft around the site so please bring wellies and boots**


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