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 Important News 

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

**Upcoming Lake Closures**

- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a booking from 9am Friday 26th Jan until approx 2pm Sunday 28th Jan.

- St. Johns Pool: Whole Lake closed from 4pm Sunday 14th Jan 2018 until approx 7:30am Mon 5th Feb 2018. For a three week rest.

- St. Johns Pool: The whole lake will be closed for the PAC Charity Pike Match from 8am Sun 4th Feb until approx 5pm Sun 4th Feb.

- Brasenose-Two: Whole Lake closed from 4pm Sunday 4th Feb 2018 until approx 7:30am Mon 26th Feb 2018. For a three week rest.

- Brasenose-One: The whole lake will be closed for maintenance, all day on Tues 6th Feb.

- Manor Farm Lake: The whole lake will be closed for maintenance, all day on Thurs 8th Feb.

- Brasenose-One: The Whole Lake will be closed for a Junior Match from 8am Sat 10th Feb until approx 2pm Sunday 11th Feb.

- St. Johns Pool: 8 swims closed from Fri 9th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 11th Feb. (This still leaves 35 available swims).

- Manor Farm Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a Linear Fisheries run Open Pike Match from 8am Sun 18th Feb until approx 5pm Sun 18th Feb.

- Manor Farm Lake: Lake closed from 4pm Sunday 25th Feb 2018 until approx 7:30am Mon 19th March 2018. For a three week rest.

- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 16th Feb until approx 2pm Sun 18th Feb.

- Hunts Corner Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 2nd March until approx 2pm Sun 4th March.

- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 2nd March until approx 2pm Sun 4th March.

- Brasenose-One Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 9th March until approx 2pm Sun 11th March.

- St. Johns Pool: Swims 9-18 will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 9th March until approx 2pm Sun 11th March. (This still leaves 29 available swims).

- Brasenose-One: Swims 1-11 will be closed for a booking from 8am Thurs 15th March until approx 2pm Sun 18th March. (This still leaves 32 available swims).

- Brasenose-Two Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 16th March until approx 2pm Sun 18th March.

- Hunts Corner Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 23rd March until approx midday Sun 25th March.

- Oxlease Lake: The whole lake will be closed for a booking from 8am Fri 23rd March until approx 2pm Sun 25th March.

- St. Johns Pool: The whole lake will be closed for a BYCAC Junior Qualifier - from 9pm Fri 13th April until approx 3pm Sun 15th April.


(THERE ARE NO OTHER BOOKINGS 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.


St. Johns Pool: Lake closed from 4pm Sunday 14th Jan 2018 until approx 7:30am Mon 5th Feb 2018.
Brasenose-Two: Lake closed from 4pm Sunday 4th Feb 2018 until approx 7:30am Mon 26th Feb 2018.
Manor Farm Lake: Lake closed from 4pm Sunday 25th Feb 2018 until approx 7:30am Mon 19th March 2018.


15 January 2018

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 35 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake (St Johns is currently closed for a three week rest).
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 33 Swims free out of 37 .
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


14 January 2018

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 33 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake (St Johns is currently closed for a three week rest).
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 35 Swims free out of 37 .
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


13 January 2018

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 17 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 23 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 30 Swims free out of 39 (St Johns will be closed form 4pm Sunday 14th Jan for a three week rest).
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 26 Swims free out of 37 .
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10


12 January 2018

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 20 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 22 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 32 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 22 Swims free out of 37 .
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10


St Johns Pool

This morning, Linear regular Jonathan Lloyd, caught an impressive 39lb 04oz mirror using zigs.


General

Jonny Robins had a great start to 2018 using boilies from Coventry carp Baits. He landed mirrors of 26.08, 31lb and 37lb.

Also on Hunts was Adam Hollins who had a very impressive 36lb mirror using pink midland special pop-ups fished as singles.


General

Luke Oswins first trip to Linear ended up a successful one, when he slipped the net under a cracking 26lb mirror, the only fish of his session.


Brasenose One

Jamie Standbridge landing three fish up to 25lb 03oz. He was using Urban baits Nutcracker boilies with DBP chilli hemp.

Sam Enderbury caught a very nice 30lb 05oz common using a Incredible Baits amber-attract pop-up fished on a stiff hinge rig.

Jonathan Paul Smith, topped a successful five fish session with a 31lb 04oz mirror. All his fish were caught using manilla crumb and cloud liquid with sweet corn.

James Stone had this 20lb 08oz mirror using a 12mm Sticky Baits signature pop-up, fished over manilla and corn freebies.

Tom Maker had eleven fish during a recent session, his biggest weighed 33lb. His catch was made up of seven twenties and two thirties, the rest were doubles. Tom fished at range with pineapple pop-ups and solid bags.

Linear Fishery Warden, Ben Whitehall, had three fish to low twenties using solid bags.


Brasenose Two

Alex ODonoghue rencently landed five fish from the water, with the biggest weighing 33lb 07oz.

Mariusz Zietkwski set a new PB when he landed a cracking 31lb mirror, the biggest of an eleven fish session.

And Chris Tucker had a 16lb 12oz mirror in very cold conditions. He used Mainline high-impact pop-ups with a bag of pellets.


11 January 2018

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 34 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 34 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 34 Swims free out of 37 .
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


10 January 2018

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 27 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 29 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 34 Swims free out of 37 .
Hunts Corner 7 Swims free out of 10


09 January 2018

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 34 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 27 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 35 Swims free out of 37 .
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


08 January 2018

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 34 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 35 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 35 Swims free out of 37
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


07 January 2018

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 42 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 33 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 21 Swims free out of 37 (This includes some swims closed due to high water levels).
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


06 January 2018

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 32 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 25 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 29 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 18 Swims free out of 37 (This includes some swims closed due to high water levels).
Hunts Corner 5 Swims free out of 10


05 January 2018

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 25 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 17 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 35 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 29 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 19 Swims free out of 37 (This includes some swims closed due to high water levels).
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10


General

**The following catch reports are from fish reported to us over the last two weeks**


Brasenose One

Hayden had a cracking, deep bodied 21lb 10oz mirror using solid bags and pop-up corn.

Matthew Anderson topped a two fish session with a very nice 34lb mirror.

Phil Bowman had a 31lb mirror using a tuna & corn single hook bait from Sonubaits.

And Jack Leddington landed a number of fish using Horizon Baits pineapple special pop-ups and particles, fished at about 80 yards range. He landed two 25lb mirrors, a 29lb mirror and set new PB with a very impressive 43lb 01oz mirror.


Brasenose Two

Brendan Collingwood landed three double during a recent session, he used pva bags of Nash coconut-cream crumb and red citrus pop-ups.

And Gavin Alcock had a chunky 25lb 08oz mirror using plastic corn fished at range.


St Johns Pool

Chris Lowe fished the water during the first week of Jan, landing a number of fish using Sonubaits, pellets, particles and boilies. His session included a 25lb common along with mirrors weighing 18lb, 28lb and 33lb.

Mark Wozencroft had a 19lb 09oz mirror along with the big mirror known as 'Two Tone'. Mark used 5ft zigs with Bait Tech juice pop-ups.

And Adi 'Top Penguin' Blantford caught an awesome looking 38lb 10oz mirror.


Hunts Corner Lake

Dean Chubb fished Hunts Corner Lake for 24-hours, landing a 25lb 02oz mirror using a manilla pop-up.

And Ryan Warr caught a lovely looking 18lb 08oz mirror using a manilla wafter.


Oxlease Lake

Tom Denham had a cracking 21lb pike recently

And Craig Bastin topped a three fish session with a 26lb mirror.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Andrew Blackwell landed a very nice 25lb mirror during a recent session on the water.


Guy Lakes

Josh Lloyd had the mirror known as 'The Sergeant' at a weight of 38lb 04oz.

Daniel Hole landed four fish, to coming on Christmas Day - his biggest weighed 22lb 11oz.

Keith Newton had a 23lb mirror, the biggest of five fish caught using Xcel Baits VNF wafters.

And on Unity Lake, Phillip Clifford had a small stockie and a 22lb common using solid bags with scopex, squid pellets and pink citrus pop-ups.


04 January 2018

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 15 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 27 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 26 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 15 Swims free out of 37 (This includes some swims closed due to high water levels).
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


02 January 2018

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 19 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 24 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 19 Swims free out of 37 (This includes some swims closed due to high water levels).
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


01 January 2018

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm New Years Day.
These numbers will change by the morning, but we hope they will give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One 31 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 25 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 22 Swims free out of 37 (This includes some swims closed due to high water levels).
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


30 December 2017

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 24 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 25 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 29 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 21 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 11 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 15 Swims free out of 37
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10


29 December 2017

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 8 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 16 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 24 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 7 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 19 Swims free out of 37
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


28 December 2017

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 6 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 8 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 15 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 12 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 5 Swims free out of 37
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10


27 December 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday.
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 30 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 15 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 8 Swims free out of 37
Hunts Corner 3 Swims free out of 10


General

**Snow Update**

We've had some snow at the complex, but nothing like the other week. All the roads in the local area seem to be OK but please still take care - The fishery is open as normal. (Updated 27/12/17 09:30am)


26 December 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Boxing Day.
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 37 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 18 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 30 Swims free out of 37
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10


24 December 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4pm Christmas Eve.
Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One 40 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 33 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 37 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 18 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 34 Swims free out of 37
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


23 December 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4pm Saturday.
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 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest) Re-opens (Midday Sun 24th Dec)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest) Re-opens (Midday Sun 24th Dec)


22 December 2017

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 35 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 28 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 20 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest) Re-opens (Midday Sun 24th Dec)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest) Re-opens (Midday Sun 24th Dec)


21 December 2017

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 26 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 28 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest) Re-opens (Midday Sun 24th Dec)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest) Re-opens (Midday Sun 24th Dec)


20 December 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday.
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 31 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


General

**Ice Update**

All lakes, including the Guy Lakes Syndicate are now free of ice


General

**Ice Update**

All day ticket waters are now free of ice - We will be popping down to the Guys Syndicate shortly to check, and will let you know later this morning.


19 December 2017

General

**Ice Update**

Still plenty of ice around this morning, after another heavy frost last night - 90% of Manor and St. Johns is still frozen. There are about 12 fishable swims on Hardwick, Smiths side is frozen and there are some fishable swims on B-1 and B-2. Guys Syndicate is still currently frozen. No more frosts forecast this week, so hopefully it will start to thaw out. Please give the Head bailiff a call before setting out, just to make sure on 07885 327708. (Updated 10:30am 19/12/17).


18 December 2017

General

**Ice Report**

There's a lot of ice around the whole site this morning, including the syndicate waters - The syndicate waters are completely frozen. All day tickets lakes have some fishable areas, with the Hardwick side of Hardwick/Smiths having the most available water. This site is still open. We will update again later. (Updated: 2pm 18/12/17).


17 December 2017

General

**Swim Availability Update * *
The site is pretty much empty but there is still a fair bit or ice about. We'll update the areas that are ice free in the morning.


General

**Ice Report**

**Ice Report**

There's a lot of ice around the whole site this morning, including the syndicate waters - The syndicate waters are completely frozen. All day tickets lakes have some fishable areas, with the Hardwick side of Hardwick/Smiths having the most available water. This site is still open. We have heavy rain moving in around midday today, so we expect most of the ice to be gone by the morning. We'll keep you updated tomorrow. (Updated: 08:30 17/12/17).


16 December 2017

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 28 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 29 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


15 December 2017

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 19 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 31 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


General

Linear regular, Mike Loftus had quite a few fish, fishing just after the water opened back up from its rest period. All his fish were caught using corn, fished at about 50 yards and included a number of twenties and two thirties weighing 30lb 06oz and 33lb 10oz.

Stephen Backland had two very nice fish using Incredible Baits pop-ups, they weighed 29lb 04oz and 34lb 09oz.

James Ollier caught a lovely, dark 27lb 08oz fish using Mainline banoffee wafters.

And last but most definitely not least, was George Lapham who set a new PB when he slipped his net under an impressive 42lb mirror. He was using solid bags.


St Johns Pool

Daniel Ashmore had a well-deserved 24lb 02oz mirror using CC Moore Live System boilies.

And Hannah Farnell broke her pike PB twice when she landed fish of 11.08 and 10.09 using popped up mackerel.


Guy Lakes

On Gaunts Lake, Keith Newton landed mirrors of 24lb 08oz and 27lb, just before the snow hit. Keith used VNF wafters fished with solid bags.

And Russ Guise had a stunning 25lb mirror using Mallin Products 'Brace-Mix' boilies.


14 December 2017

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 38 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 32 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


13 December 2017

General

**Fishery Weather Update**

We will be re-opening the fishery Thursday morning (14/12/17). There's still some snow about, but nothing like it was and all the lakes are now free of ice. (Updated 13/12/17 11:30am).


12 December 2017

General

**Fishery Weather Update**

All the lakes are still closed, still loads of snow about and most of the waters are at least half frozen. Weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow is showing plenty of rain, show with a bit of luck the lakes will be back open on Thursday. We will post another update on Wednesday. (Update 12/12/17 2pm).


11 December 2017

General

**Weather Update** Lakes Closed.....

We are going to keep the fishery closed tonight and tomorrow. We have -11 forecast for this area this evening going into tomorrow, so not only will the roads be treacherous but there is a very good chance the lakes will freeze over. We will post another update tomorrow morning. (Update: 12:30 pm 11-12-17).


10 December 2017

General

**Snow Update**

We are going to close the fishery until the morning - The roads around the area are just to iffy and we've had a number of trees down due to the weight of the snow. We'll post another update in the morning! (Updated 11:40am).


General

**Pike Match Cancelled**

Due to the road conditions around the complex, today's pike match on St. Johns has been cancelled.


General

**Heavy Snow at the Fishery**

Can we please advise that no-one travels to the fishery today - The roads around the complex are already terrible and there is heavy snow forecast for the rest of the day - Please don't travel, it's just not worth it. (Updated 07:30am).


09 December 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 4pm Saturday.
Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One 25 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 36 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


08 December 2017

General

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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 32 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 26 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 27 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


07 December 2017

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 33 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 34 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


06 December 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday.
Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose-One 37 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 23 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 33 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


05 December 2017

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 15 Swims free out of 45
Brasenose-Two 25 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 28 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


03 December 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 Re-opens Monday 4th Dec at 8am
Brasenose-Two 27 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick/Smiths 36 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 33 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 19 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease (Closed for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner (Closed for a three week rest)


02 December 2017

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 (Closed for a 3-week rest) Re-opens Monday 4th Dec at 8am
Brasenose Two 24 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 27 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 25 Swim free out of 37 (Will close at 4pm Sun 3rd Dec for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner 5 Swims free out of 10. (Will close at 4pm Sun 3rd Dec for a three week rest)


01 December 2017

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 (Closed for a 3-week rest) Re-opens Monday 4th Dec at 8am
Brasenose Two 24 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 13 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 29 Swim free out of 37 (Will close at 4pm Sun 3rd Dec for a three week rest)
Hunts Corner 5 Swims free out of 10. (Will close at 4pm Sun 3rd Dec for a three week rest)


30 November 2017

Oxlease Lake

Luke Kent caught fish of 18lb and 23lb whilst fishing with Steve Cliff, who landed a very nice 25lb mirror.

And Slav Wasilik had a nice 22lb mirror during a recent 48-hours session, Slav was using zig rigs.


Oxlease Lake

Luke Kent caught fish of 18lb and 23lb whilst fishing with Steve Cliff, who landed a very nice 25lb mirror.

Aaron Slurman caught a 23lb 03oz mirror.

And Slav Wasilik had a nice 22lb mirror during a recent 48-hours session, Slav was using zig rigs.


St Johns Pool

Tom Maker topped a recent six fish session with fish up to high twenties. Tom fished over a lightly spodded area of corn and manilla boilies.

And Mat Smith landed a 23lb mirror using solid bags.


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

Liam Hodges recently caught a 30lb 04oz mirror using West Country Baits boilies fished with solid bags.


Hunts Corner Lake

Local angler, Andy Mott landed three fish during a very cold weekend on Hunts Corner Lake, Andy used Blakes Baits Snowberry boilies.


Gaunts Lake

Mike Cuff continued his run of good form on the water by landing two thirties on his latest trip to the water. One weighed 32lb 08oz and the other 39lb, a fish known as the 'Auntie Albert Fish'.

Keith Newton landed a 32lb 08oz mirror using Xcel Baits VNF boilies.

And Paul Allen had a fish up to 26lb using Nash boilies.


Brasenose Two

This week Mick Dinnigan had a number of cracking roach, including fish weighing 2.10, 2.12 and 3lb 01oz. All caught using maggot feeders.


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 (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two 28 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 29 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 33 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10.


29 November 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday.
Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Too 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 32 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 10 Swims free out of 10.


28 November 2017

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 (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 17 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 30 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 10 Swims free out of 10.


27 November 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Monday.
Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two 28 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 37 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 32 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 27 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10.


26 November 2017

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 (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Too 34 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 39 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 35 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 32 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 10 Swims free out of 10.


25 November 2017

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 (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two Closed until approx 2pm Sunday.
Hardwick / Smiths 28 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 13 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 17 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10.


24 November 2017

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 (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two Closed until approx 2pm Sunday.
Hardwick / Smiths 25 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 15 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 10 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 14 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 6 Swims free out of 10.


Hunts Corner Lake

**Hunts Corner Lake is open this weekend**

This weekends booking for Hunts Corner Lake has been cancelled and the lake is open as normal.


23 November 2017

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 (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two Closed until approx 2pm Sunday.
Hardwick / Smiths 35 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 27 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 27 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 10 Swims free out of 10.


22 November 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Wednesday.
Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two 30 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 38 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 30 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 16 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 27 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


St Johns Pool

St. Johns Pool seems to be the lake in form at the moment, with fish of 32 and 36 reported to us over the last few days.

Getting amongst the fish was Max Whitehall, who landed a 17lb common using Sticky Baits manilla boilies.


Oxlease Lake

Jon Flanigan, who was fishing the complex for the first time, landed mirrors of 19.07 and 21lb 07oz. Both fish fell to yellow manilla pop-ups fished in conjunction with high-attract pva sticks.

And fishing together, Basil Hopkins and John Newlands landed five pike, Bas landing the biggest at 18lb 03oz.


Gaunts Lake

Keith Newton had an awesome looking dark mirror, weighing 38lb 08oz, the big mirror fell to a Xcel Baits VNF hook bait fished over chops and corn.


Unity Lake

Daniel Hole had two fish during a recent session, his biggest weighed 21lb.


Brasenose Two

On Brasenose Two last week, Steven Coe fished to a gravel spot at 15-wraps and landed eleven fish, with the first nine fish coming in a very hectic first hour. The all fell to Complex-T wafters, wrapped in paste and fished with a stick, the biggest two weighed 26lb 02oz and 28lb.


21 November 2017

Gaunts Lake

**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 (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two 27 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 34 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 28 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 30 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


20 November 2017

General

**Swim Availability update * *
Below are the number of swims available on each lake as of 5pm Monday.
Obviously these will change by the morning but we hope they give you a indication of how busy the fishery is.
Brasenose One (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two 24 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 31 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 29 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 14 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 32 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

**Pike Match Results**

Hardwick/Smiths - Sunday 19th November.

1st - Clyde Dash with a cracking 15lb 12oz fish.
2nd - Barry Finnemore, with two fish for 14lb 04oz.
3rd - Krisztian Horvath with a 13lb 03oz fish.


19 November 2017

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 (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two 25 Swims free out of 34
Hardwick / Smiths 41 Swims free out of 41
St Johns Lake 33 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 15 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 33 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 8 Swims free out of 10


18 November 2017

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 (Closed for a 3-week rest)
Brasenose Two (Closed until about 2pm Sunday for a match)
Hardwick / Smiths Closed all day Sunday for a Pike Match - reopens about 4pm tomorrow.
St Johns Lake 18 Swims free out of 39
Manor Farm 5 Swims free out of 19
Oxlease 16 Swim free out of 37
Hunts Corner 2 Swims free out of 10


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